Pope County, IL

Little Grand Pier Cemetery
(Clark)



Many, many thanks to Chris Hooper for submitting the transcription, maps and pictures for this cemetery.

Little Grand Pier Cemetery also known as Clark Cemetery


Cemetery is located in Pope County, north of Golconda off of Illinois Route 146, on private property. (Click here to view map)

Surveyed with permission in the Summer of 1980 by Christopher M. & Kathryn Sawyer Hooper 2236 Cedar Crest Rd., Richmond, VA 23235. Christopher is the Grt. Grandson of Antoine F. Halter and his wife Minerva Layman (headstone [A]), and the 2nd Grt. Grandson of John A. and Selia Layman (headstone [L]).

There are about 45 identifiable graves with either headstones, footstones, or fieldstone markers. There are 18 headstones with inscriptions marking 26 graves. Earliest inscription dated 1805, latest inscription (as of 1980) dated 1933. The cemetery is overgrown with wild flowers and trees have encroached on many graves.

The characters within brackets (i.e., [A]) indicate the headstone/grave location on the cemetery plot map.
If the character within the brackets is highlighted then it serves as a link to a corresponding picture.

Some General Pictures of Little Grand Pier Cemetery


[A] HALTER ANTOINE F.
1850-1918
MINERVA J.
His Wife
1861-1933

[B] Albert A. Layman
Born Dec. 18, 1881
Died Dec. 5, 1898

[C] Thomas J. Layman
Born June 12, 1849
Died Mar. 5, 1891
Age 41 yrs. 8 mo. 26 d.
"Farewell my wife and children all
From you a father, Christ doth call
Mourn not for me, it is vain
To call me to your sight again."

[D] Nora M. Halter
Died 1889

[E] Ruby Halter
Died 1889

[F] James Oscar Layman
born Sept. 12, 1888
died Sept. 3, 1891

[G] Frankey L. Layman
born Dec. 20, 1877
died March 7, 18881 [stonecutter's error]
"Sleep on sweet babe, and take thy rest,
God called thee home, he thought it best."

[H] Ester E.
wife of
J. H. Wallace
Born Sept. 26, 1854
Died Feb. 25, 1875

[I] [Monument with inscriptions on three sides]
George W. Layman
born Feb. 13, 1858
died Sept. 26, 1880
age 22 yrs. 7 mo. 13 d.

Mary Jane
wife of Isaac Layman
born Feb. 22, 1805
married Feb. 11, 1822
died Sept. 20, 1888
age 83 yrs 6 mo. 28 d.

Mary Jane Reynolds
born Aug. 11, 1829

[J] [Monument with inscriptions on three sides]
Infant sons of
Wm. & M. Reeves

INFANTS
died June 17, 1877
and Jan. 16, 1880

INFANTS
died March 6, 1874
and March 29, 1875

[K] Philip Kloninger
died Apr. 19, 1893
age 70 yrs.

[L] [Monument with inscriptions on three sides]
Selia
wife of Jno. A. Layman
born Feb. 19, 1831
died Mar. 15, 1891
married Mar. 31, 1849

John A. Layman
born June 15, 1828
died May 2, 1897
age 68 yrs. 10 mo. 15 d.

Nora A.
dau. of Jno. A. & S. Layman
born Feb. 22, 1871
died Apr. 19, 1889
age 18 yrs. 2 mo. 27 d.

[M] ISAAC
son of John Layman
born Nov. 25, 1858
died July 25, 1875
age 16 yrs 8 mo.

[N] John F. Layman
born Jan. 25, 1864
died Ap. 16, 1889
aged 25 yrs. 2 mo. 21 days

[O] Caroline R.
wife of James Floyd
died Mar. 15, 1872

[P] Newton D.
son of W. U. & R. E. Clark
born Sept. 13, 1867
died Aug. 30, 1873
age 5 y 11 m 18 d

[Q] William F.
son of W. U. & R. E. Clark
born Apr. 24, 1869
died Mar. 8, 1872
2 y. 10 m. 23 d.

[R] Annie
daug. of J. W. & Annie Bluff
born May 26, 1878
died Feb. 27, 1880


Ginger Hayes

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