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Lone Tree Corner Cemetery
Putnam, Bureau County, Illinois

Lat: 41° 11' 03"N, Lon: 89° 28' 55"W
Wheatland Twp, T14N R Sec 21

Contributed by Dena Whitesell, Feb 01, 2006 [iluvot2@yahoo.com]. Total records = 31.

This cemetery is located 5 miles west of Routh 29 on 500N going into 250N, also known as the Bradford Blacktop just outside of a little town called Putnam. The cemetery is located on the left side as you proceed west into Bureau County heading towards the town known as Bradford.

There is no sign within this cemetery. There is a memorial marker placed to the front, within the cemetery, in remembrance of the original persons buried at the original site known as 'Lone Tree Cemetery'. Several markers, found from that cemetery, are laying in a pile at the edge of this cemetery.

The cemetery is kept up but I do not know by whom and appears to be inactive. I have tried to reseach this cemetery as well as the original Lone Tree Cemetery but have found only that this cemetery was established in 1860 which is only ten years after the original. If anyone knows of the history to either of these cemeteries, please let me know, as I will add to this data as permitted.

I completed this transcription on Jan 31, 2006, reading from all existine and legible headstones and markers.

- Dena Whitesell

Ammons, Willis, d. Mar 18, 1871, age: 1yr 7mo 14da, Son of J. & E. Ammons, marker is partially buried, markings are easy to read
Anderson, ?, d. Feb 26, 1890, Jesse & Alberetta Anderson
Anderson, Andrew, b. 1824, d. 1903, Capt 57 Ill. Infantry Civil War
Bear, Sarah, d. Nov 25, 185?, age: 1yr 9mo, Dau. of J. G. F. & E. Bear, marker is down and partially buried
Freer, Atharine, d. Sep 10, 1876, age: 23yr 11mo 10da, Wife of ? H. Freer, marker is difficult to read
Galvin, Thomas F, d. Apr 12, 1915
Justice, ?, no dates, dau of R. M. & M. Justice, marker is partically buried, broken and difficult to read
McAfee, Ettie Ethel, d. May 5, 1882, age: 5mo 20da, Dau. of S. H. & M. McAfee
McAfee, Minnie, d. Feb 24, 1875, age: 9da, Dau. of S. H. & M. McAfee, marker very worn, used foil rub to identify markings
Rich, ?awley, d. 187?, marker is down, broken
Rich, Christina, d. May 25, 1860, age: 19da, Wife of W?ey Rich, marker is down and partially buried
Rich, E?eline, d. Feb 8, 1866, age: 28yr ?mo 17da
Rich, John M, no dates, age: 28mo, Son of B & C Rich, marker is very worn
Williamson, Wm H, b. Jan 22, 1841, d. Mar 22, 1876, Co A 2nd Reg. Lt Artl Ill Vols

 

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