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Water Valley Cemetery
Jackson County, Illinois

This listing was contributed by Walter Burnell Fly [wbfly@midwest.net].  Total records = 153.

Water Valley Cemetery is located in Jackson Co. Illinois near Cobden, IL. east off route 51. This is an old cemetery with little or no care, many of the gravestones have been destroyed and damaged by mowing over the years.  Surveyed May 21, 1999.

- Walter Burnell Fly

ROW 1
1.   Donald Dee Spiller 1940 - 1940 [small silver plaque Pettett Funeral Home]
2.   McCoy
     Helen Louise, Sep 18, 1918 - June 16, 1919 [gray granite flat marker]
     Kenneth Lee, Dec 6, 1911 - Feb 8, 1912
3.   John Malaer, d. June 14, 1908 82y 4m 10d

ROW 2
1.   Williams
     Laurel, Nov 25, 1898 - Feb 28,1933
     Thelma, Sept 28, 1900 - Sep 12, 1956

ROW 3
1.   Clutts
     Isaac N., Mar 2, 1865 - Oct 30, 1952 [laying loose on stone small plaque]
     Flora E., Nov 22, 1864 - Feb 23, 1940  Elizabeth Clutts, 1864 - 1940]
2.   N.S.F.E. Clutts, died Jan 3, 1898, age 1yr 10mo 8ds
3.   Arner, June 9, 1908 [small concrete marker]
4.   Eli Jahd, son of W.D. & M.E. Garner, born Mar 11, 1883 died Apr 20, 1905
5.   Oma Knight, Apr 9, 1885 - July 10, 1968
5a.  James Knight, Apr 28, 1888 - Aug 24, 1947
     [a loving one from us is gone, the voice we loved is still,
     the place is vacant in our home that never can be filled]

ROW 4 
[note there are two graves to the left of william with no markers]

1.   William J. Clutts, 1872 - 1950 [Blake Broadway [small plaque in concrete]
2.   Gertrude Clutts, 1881 - 1962 [Broad Funeral Home]
3.   Willard Allen Clutts, 1916 - 1937

ROW 5
1.   John Highland, d. Feb 10, 1883 age 61ys 10ms 29ds [north side of stone]
     Mary A., wife of John Highland ds May 11, 1877 aged 51ys 8mo 1 day
     [on east side stone reads farewell father & mother gone but not
     forgotten 1883]
2.   Sylvester, son of J. & N.A. Highland died Apr 11, 1881 aged 26ys 6mo 8ds
     Earnest, son of J. & N.A. Highland died Apr 18, 1887 aged 23ys 11mo 11ds

ROW 6
1.   Ester May, daughter of W.C. & Maggie Clutts died Mar 11, 1896
     aged 1ys 11m. 20ds
2.   George Clutts, died Nov 29, 1900 aged 62ys 7mo 18ds
     Mary J., wife of George Clutts, no dates
3.   small stone reads M.A.H. no dates

ROW 7
1.   Edgar, son of T.J. & Alice Casper died Mar 4, 1898 aged 4days
2.   Lingle, Theresa A., 1855 - 1916
     John B., 1848 - 1936
3.   Lizziee Blanchard, Feb 10, 1883 - Sep 30, 1910
4.   Rosanna, dau.of M. & D. Lingle died Oct 19, 1877 22ys 8ms 17ds
5.   Henry Lingle, died Mar 25, 1885 age 66ys 2mo 6ds
6.   Henry Lingle, 1819 - 1885 [a newer granite large stone]
     Elizabeth, his wife 1829 - 1937
7.   Rachel M. Hiller, 1852 - 1937
8.   Cora E., dau.of T.O. & R.M. Hiller born Mar 16, 1884 died Aug 22, 1898
     William H., son of T.O. & R.M. Hiller born Jan 5, 1880 died Sep 1, 1898
     Harlie M., son of T.O. & R.M. Hiller born Feb 1, 1882 died Aug 21, 1898
9.   There is one grave north of #8 with no marker

ROW 8
1.   Wife Cyntha Katherine Griffiths, 1862 - 1907
2.   Father George P. Clutts, Feb 12, 1859 - May 3, 1921
     Mother Mary H., his wife Apr 27, 1861 no death date 
3.   small marker no inscription
4.   there is a grave, no marker
5.   Levi Clutts, died Sep 9, 1870 aged 45ys 8ms 4ds

ROW 9
1.   Peter Clutts, born Aug 12, 1829 died Aug 13, 1906
     Millie C., his wife born May 13, 1831 died Dec 16, 1906
2.   Marcus Highland, 1862 - 1937
     Mary J., his wife 1866 - 1909
3.   Jennie P., born of M. & M.J. Highland died Oct 2, 1894 aged 1mo 28ds
4.   Isaac Treece, born Jul 8, 1819 died Oct 2, 1894

ROW 10
1.   large stone with the name STOUT with inscription
     In Heaven We Know Our Own [has two inset plaques] Woodmen Of The World
     Dum Taget Clamat [no other names]
2.   DR. Amos Newton Stout, Oct 8, 1859 - April 17, 1904 only gone before
3.   Rhoda Gates Reynolds, no dates
4.   Cynthia A. Stout, died Mar 14, 1893 age 91ys & 13da
5.   STOUT
     Louis A., Dec 4, 1868 - Jan 3, 1939
     Harriet T., Jun 11, 1871 - Apr 27, 1931

ROW 11
1.   Manerva, wife of W.J. Stout born Dec 2, 1832 died Jan 13, 1892
     aged 59yr 1mo 11ds
     W.J. Stout, born Oct 5, 1828 died Sep 26, 1915 aged 86ys 11mo 21ds
     Infant dau. of W.J. & M. Stout
2.   Rachel Clara, wife of Frederic Nolte and dau. of W.J. & M. Stout

ROW 12
1.   Infant dau. of  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  [ illegible] died July 12, 1888
2.   M. Allice, wife of F.M. Peak died Feb 23, 1885 aged 19ys 2ms 11ds

ROW 13
1.   broken stone can't read laying upside down on ground
2.   Armsted M. Peak, died March 14, 1865 aged 32ys 5mo 14ds
3.   Cordelia H. Vancil, Apr 19, 1878 - Dec 18, 1946
4.   George Vancil, born Feb 10, 1858 died Aug 31, 1907
5.   Margret E., dau. of A. & S. Vancil died Oct 5, 1879
     [broken stone repaired can't read dates]

ROW 14
1.   Martha J., dau. of J.C. & Susan A. Highland died Aug 2, 1882
     aged 18ys 6mo 12ds
2.   Susan A., wife of J.C. Highland died Aug 31, 1882 aged 56ys 6mo 12ds

ROW 15
1.   Jacob Taylor, CO. K 18th ILL. CAV. [stone almost illegible]
2.   Thomas H. Stafford, died Feb 25, 1862 aged 37ys 6ds
     member of CO. E 31 ILL. VOL.

ROW 16
1.   Thomas H. Peak, Jan 27, 1819 - Jan 15, 1893
     Mary J., his wife Dec 25, 1832 - Apr 24, 1907 [newer red granite stone]

ROW 17
1.   James K. Cochran, died Jan 25, 1870 aged 51ys 10ms 12ds
2.   James K. C. Cochran, died June 21, 1873 aged 18ys 10mo 14ds

ROW 18
1.   William [Billy] Henley
     this stone is missing, when I was there several years ago it was to the
     right of his wife Martha Jane Fly Henley, Billy, as he was called, was a
     stagecoach for Abraham Lincoln, there was a inscription on his stone
     stating he had driven a coach for Abraham Lincoln.
2.   Martha Jane Henley, Oct 24 1844 - Dec 10, 1926
3.   Willian Paul, son of W. R. & S. J. Fly Jan 7, 1876 - Feb 5, 1876
4.   Pauline, dau. of W. R. S. J. Fly [stone has been reset over dates]
5.   Infant son of W. R. & S. J. Fly, no dates
6.   John T., son of J. D. & S. Fly, died Mar 22, 1839 aged 1ys 9m
7.   James M., son of J. D. & S. Fly, died Apr 12, 1886 aged
     [could be 3ys or 13ys 10ms 12ds [almost illegible]
8.   John D. Fly, died Nov 23, 1888 aged 75ys 11ms 11ds
     Sarah Fly, wife of J. D. Fly  died Jan 13, 1910 aged 96ys 11mo 28ds
9.   Delany, wife of Jesse Fly, died Feb 17, 1859 aged 68
10.  IN MEMORY OF JESSE FLY, Oct 18, 1790 [should be 1789 engraver error]
     Apr 26, 1872 Erected By  James S. Fly 4th
     Walter B. Fly 5th generation
     original stone found broken into 7 pieces from mowing with
     bushog years ago.
11.  Eliza Jane, dau. of [only a piece of the stone found ] she was the dau. of
     Jesse & Delany Fly
12.  James W., son of M. H. & C. Mann  died Sep 6, 1862 aged 1yr 6mo
13.  Catharine, wife of Miles H. Mann died Mar 2, 1864 aged 29ys 2mo 15ds

Row 19
1.   Reuben Dickson, Sep 17 1840 MEM. 31 ILL. [at end of row sitting sideways]
     Maline, his wife Apr 16, 1842 - June 17, 1916

ROW 20
1.   Charley J., son of Frank and Ida Noel, Feb 26,1886 - Nov 13, 1891
2.   Infant son of J. F. and I. S. Noel  Feb 1888
3.   Martha E., wife of J.E.H. & U.S. Noel, died Apr 5, 1864 aged 28ys 1mo 26ds
4.   Noel Elizabeth, wife of Ephraim Noel, died Jan 31, 1863
     aged 73ys 5mo 16ds
     [erected by her descendants 1996]
5.   Elizabeth, wife of Ephram Noel died Jan 31, 1863 aged 75ys 5ms 16ds
     [older stone]
6.   Ida S., wife of Frank Noel, Jan 21, 1867 - Feb 5, 1888

ROW 21
1.   [loose white stone on foundation no dates]

ROW 22
1.   Martha E. wife of William V. Sanders d. Jul 30, 1871 27ys 2mo 6ds

ROW 23
1.   Mary A., his wife 1847 - 1916, E.H. Brooks 1845 - 1931
2.   Charlie, son of E.H. & Mary A. Brooks, died Aug 22,1888 aged 7mo 16ds
3.   Young H., son of John K. & Sarah W. Demming, died Jul 10, 1861
     aged 11ys 1ms 1ds
     [this stone is abt. 3ft. long standing againist an old ceder tree at the
     east end of cemetery]
4.   James T.  son of L.F. & M.R. Brooks  died May24, 1871 aged 32ys 4ms. 19ds
5.   Osker  son of A.H. & M.J. Brooks  died Mar19,1876 aged 9m. 11ds
6.   Larkin F. Brooks, died Aug 14, 1878 aged 64ys 22ds
7.   Martha R. Brooks, died Sep 25, 1888 aged 78ys 22ds
8.   C. A., wife of W. T. Brooks Elvin son of W. T. & C. A. Brooks,
     died Nov 28, 1876 aged 10mo 11ds
     [this stone has a base of 21/2ft. a column of 4ft.
     the column is laying on the ground]
9.   about 12ft. to the left [north] there is a foundation no stone.
10.  Clara Reba Crowell, born Aug 13, 1896 no other dates, stone broken at base
11.  William Oscar Crowell, born Aug 22, 1883 no other dates
12.  Alitha C., wife of Chas. T. Crowell, died 1880 19ys 9mo no other dates
13.  Stella Ann, infant dau. of Aletha & Chas. T. Crowell
14.  Joseph Lee Crowell, born May 17,1884 died Aug 31, 1885

ROW 24      
1.   infant son of A.H. & M.J.Brooks born & died Nov 23, 1898
2.   Authur Brooks, M.D., died Nov 1, 1896 aged 23ys 1mo 27ds

ROW 25
1.   Clarissa, wife of H.C. Frazer, died Oct 23, 1868 aged 32ys 9mo 9ds

ROW 26
1.   Eddie, son of W.H. & M.E. Kerr, died Jul 20, 1886 no other dates
     [stone laying on ground]
2.   L.W. Sisk, died Feb 23, 1881 aged 56 years

ROW 27
1.   Lucinda, wife of R.W. Sisk, died Mar 15, 1890 aged 75ys 1mo 18ds
2.   Rachel E. Sisk, born Oct 28, 1844 died Jan 20, 1906 Aged 6oys 2mo 22ds
     Jeremiah Sisk, born Oct 21, 1841 no dates
3.   Mary, wife of Henry Culp, died Jun 1, 1875 aged 61ys 2mo 16ds
4.   Henry Culp, died Jul 11, 1879 aged 69ys 9mo 21ds

ROW 28
1.   Martha M., wife of Elder David Culp, died Oct 18, 1877 aged 12y 7mo 13ds
     [I find this one hard to beleive, thats what the stone saids]
2.   Leo Culp, died Feb 25, 1881 aged 44ys 11mo 22ds
3.   John Randall, born Jan 11, 1816 died Oct 26, 1879
     Elizabethe, wife of John Randall, born Mar 29, 1822 died Apr 28, 1886
     [this stone has four sections, 3 sections stand abt. 4ft. the one column
     is 51/2ft., overall length abt. 91/2ft. the 51/2ft. is laying on the
     ground.]
4.   to the right of #3 is a foundation but no stone

ROW 29
1.   Jane, wife of G. Swinford, died Feb 25, 1872 aged no dates broken at base

ROW 30
1.   two unmarked stones
2.   Peter Norrix, born Apr 3, 1830 died Nov 21, 1889
3.   Peter Norrix, born Dec 30, 1834 died Apr 4, 1889 aged 54ys 3mo 4ds
4.   1846 Lydia Pratt, was born Sept the 1, 1811 died Janury the 16th, 1846
     [this is a brown sandstone marker that was hand engraved and now painted
     with black paint]
5.   Jacob Young, infant son of Peter & Eliza Jane Norrix born Jan 11, 1874 
     died Aug 19, 1875 aged 1yr 7mo 8ds
6.   Walter Sherman, son of Peter & Eliza Norrix born Jan 11, 1874
     died Aug 19, 1875 aged 1yr 7mo 8ds
7.   Walter S. Norrix, born Sep 10, 1893 died Mar 29,1909 aged 4ys 1mo 21dys
     Eunice Norrix, born Feb 8, 1905 died Mar 29, 1909 aged 4ys 1mo 21dys
     our darlings safe, safe at home.
     [this is a cast iron marker with a lamb on top]

Row 31
1.   David Hankla, died Jul 19, 1882 aged 22ys 4ds
2.   Abram, son of Abram & Darthula Hankla, died Feb 25, 1882 18ys 11mo 7ds
3.   small marker no dates
4.   Nancy A., daughter of P.& D. Johnson, died Apr 8, 1817 aged 6ys
5.   Rebecca B., Daughter of P.& D. Johnson died Apr 8, 1817 aged 9ys
6.   Emmaline, daughter of J. & J. Hankla died Sep 30, 1851
     aged 21ys 6mo & 21ds
7.   F. Johnson, died Apr 16, 1851 aged 13ys
8.   Darthula Hankla, died Oct 30, 1896 aged 78ys 7mo 25ds
9.   Sarah, daughter of F. & D. Johnson, died July 1853 aged 9ys
10.  Elizabeth, Daughter of F. & D. Johnson, died July 1853 aged 9ys
11.  infant children of Abram & Darthula Hankla
     [this is a double heart shape marker with two lambs]
12.  Samuel C., son of G.W. & Emma Johnson, born Nov 1, 1867 died Feb 3, 1869
13.  Elijah E., son of G.W. & Emma Johnson, born May 3, 1871 died Nov 1, 1872
14.  infant son of G.W. & Emma Johnson born & died Apr 28, 1880
15.  George Johnson, died May 9, 1879 age 32ys 7mo 15ds
16.  small stone no inscription
17.  Elmer, son of S. & L. Johnson, died Sep 21, 1877 2ys 6mo 1day
18.  Leslie, wife of S. Johnson, died Oct 1, 1881 aged 32ys 7mo
19.  Samuel Johnson, died Aug 14, 1900 aged 53ys 6mo 20ds
20.  infant son of W.M. & N. Burpo, born & died Apr 20, 1905

ROW 32
1.   Jessie, dau. of W.J. and Margarettee E. Hankla
     died Mar 18, 1902 aged 4ys 1mo 12ds
2.   Ezra E., son of W.J. & M.E. Hankla died May 30, 1881 aged 1yr 5mo 8ds
3.   Mother - Father
     Margarettee Hankla, 1852 - 1921
     William J. Hankla, 1854 - 1931
     [large gray granite stone last marker in cemetery]
 

 

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