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Churchill Cemetery (Bissell Cemetery)
(German Prairie Cemetery)
Sangamon County, Illinois

Lat: 39° 50' 34"N, Lon: 89° 34' 57"W
Clear Lake Township, Sec 18

Submitted by Patricia A. Curry, May 03, 2004 [myrrdhyn@aol.com]. Total records = 44.

Directions: To find this cemetery, take Rte. 54 going east out of Springfield toward Clinton. If you are on interstate 55, the Clinton turnoff is Rte 54. The cemetery lies north east of Springfield on Colt Road, which runs south off of Rte 54. The cemetery can be seen from Rte. 54, it is on the west side of Colt Road.

The land for this small cemetery was donated by the Churchill family in the early to mid 1800s. Maps show it at some point in time as the Bissell Cemetery, and other records show it as the German Prairie Cemetery, and was originally situated by a United Brethren Church. Not enough is known to tell it's exact beginnings.

It is no longer in use and is fenced and maintained, once in a while. The burial records have been lost, due to fire years ago. I have not found the year that this cemetery began, but judging from remaining stones the earliest burial with an existing stone is 1848.

I walked and read all existing headstones in this cemetery in Apr of 2004.

- Patricia A. Curry

??, Rosa, no dates
Black, Amanda A., d. 10 Jan 1854, age: 22 yrs 8 mos 11 dys
Black, Anna R., b. 6 Apr 1798 Philadelphia, Pa", d. 25 Jul 1871, Wife of Wm Black
Black, Francis G., d. 4 Jul 1863, age: 20 yrs 4 mos 7dys
Black, Lucy, no dates, dau of W & A Black
Black, William, b. 9 Jan 1794 Scotland, d. 15 Dec 1856, age:
Brockelsey, Charles H., d. 5 mar 1862, age: 95 yrs
Brockelsey, Charles W., d. 1870, age:
Cambrel, Mary A., d. ??, dau of W & A Cambrel
Cartmel, Mary F., d. 20 Oct 1848, age: 5 yrs 6 mos 6 dys
Churchill, Calvin S, b. 30 Jun 1824, d. 8 Oct 1888, age:
Churchill, Emily J., d. 15 Feb 1852, age: 6 mos 23 dys, dau of CS & HF Churchill
Churchill, Fielding A., b. 24 Sep 1857, d. 17 Nov 1879, age:
Churchill, George, d. 13 May 1837, age: 71 yrs
Churchill, Hester F., b. 21 Jan 1825, d. 28 Jan 1887, Wife of CS Churchill
Churchill, Julia Adaline, d. 23 Jan 1853, age: 1 mo 21 dys, dau of CS & HF Churchill
Churchill, Sallie, b. 29 Dec 1858, d. 22 May 1878, age:
Churchill, Sarah A., d. Dec 1847, age: in 67th year of her age, wife of G Churchill
Crown, John E., d. 27 May 1850, age: 3 yrs 8 mos 10 dys, son of W & SA Crown
Curry, America, d. 9 Sep 1862, Dau of RJ & M Curry
Curry, Emma S. (Phillips), b. 1862, d. 1883, Wife of Robert W. Curry
Curry, James Thomas, d. 1 Jun 1852, Son of RJ & M Curry
Curry, Jehu B., d. 10 Feb 1812, son of J & E Curry
Curry, Mary (Bracken), b. 4 Apr 1820, d. 24 Jan 1869, age: 48 yrs 9 mos 20 dys, Wife of RJ Curry
Curry, Robert J., b. 9 Nov 1818 VA, d. 22 Feb 1873, age: 54 yrs 2 mos 13 dys
Forsyth, Rosetta, d. 23 Dec 1883, age: 22 yrs 8 mos, dau of Wm & Mary Forsyth
Forsyth, Sarah A., d. Jul 1846, age: 8 days, dau of S & W Forsyth
Forsyth, William, d. 14 Apr 1863, age: 59 yrs 1 mo
Houston, John A., d. 26 May 1863, Co I 114 Regt Ill Inf
Houston, John O., d. 27 May 1865, age: 24 yrs 4mos 10 dys, Co I 114 Regt IL Vol
King, Anna R., no dates, Wife of W.B. King
King, W. B., d. 20 Dec 1863, age: 80 yrs 5 mos 22 dys
Lanfield, George W., b. 24 May 1809, d. 21 Sep 1895, age:
Lanfield, Hannah, b. 2 Jun 1809, d. 18 Nov 1893, His wife
Mann, William, d. 30 Jul 1840, age: 4 yrs 10 mos 14 dys, "In memory of William Mann who departed this life July 30, 1840 aged 4 years 10 months 14 days"
Mann, Elizabeth S., d. 1 Jul 1867, age: 2 yrs 5 mos 24 dys, dau of U & E Mann
Mann, Elizabeth, d. 9 Sep 1872, age: 47 yrs 6 mos 2 dys, Wife of U Mann
Mann, Thomas H, d. 16 Feb 1865, age: 26 yrs 10 mos 10 dys, son of U & E Mann
Miller, George, b. 3 May 1780, d. 3 Apr 1835, age:
Miller, Julia Adaline, d. 7 Jun 1851, age: 26 yrs 3 mos 27 dys, Wife of Wm M Miller
Miller, Pollie (Owens), b. Dec 1796, d. 19 Aug 1874, Wife of George Miller
Taylor, Laura J., b. 1842, d. 1892, Daughter of SW & MJ Taylor
Thompson, George S., d. 13 Jan 1858, age: 22 yrs 1 mo 1dy
Whiteside, Laurie E., d. 24 Jul 1863, age: 10 Mos 23 dys, dau of MF & AE Whiteside

 

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