Posted by Jean Crowl on 10 June, 2009
Cumberland Cemetery is a bit of the beaten path, so do check a map prior to leaving. It has been a while
since I have been there, but I actually had to go through a farm gate and walk through a pasture to get
back to the cemetery. Once I was in the cemetery though, it was clear that someone had been caring for it,
as it was neatly mowed and trimmed. At the time that I took these photo's I was not involved with this web
site, so I was taking them mainly in hopes of getting potential family markers. Because of that, I did not
carefully record information on each of these graves. I will be going back down to gather information, but
wanted to offer these in the meantime. Please note that not all the markers are present in my photo's and
that you need to verify information in some other manner. As I get time I will be posting a thumbnail
version of each picture so that the page will load faster. Once that happens, you can click on the
thumbnail to get the larger version of the picture.
You can click on the plus or minus sign on the map to zoom in or out. You can click on the arrows to move
either north, south, east or west. You can click on the map and hold your button down to actually "pull"
the map from side to side or up and down. On this particular map, if you click the minus sign on the map,
it will give you a better idea of where the cemetery is located.
Unknown Beebe Born Sep 27 1804? Died Dec 1, 1880
John Biggs 1802-1852
Born in Manchester England, he came to the United States at the age of 18 and worked in Philidelphia
for ten years. He then moved to Oquawka Ill. and lived there until 1843, when he moved to this township
and built a site on South Henderson Creek in 1844 and bought a flour mill. When the CB and Q Railroad
was built in 1854, they named the town Biggsville in his honor.
Eva A. Borroughs
Eva A. Dau of Wm and C.S.? Borroughs Died Nov. 10, 1862 Aged 8 Ms 15 Ds.
John James Burrus
John James Burrus Died Dec. 25?, 1861, Aged 30 Yrs. 1 Ms. 8 Ds.
Samuel Burrus Sen. Died Feb. 21, 1869 Aged 59? Yrs. 8 Mos.
Father and Mother Darnell
Father and Mother Darnell
Phebe B. Darnell
Phebe B. Wife of Saml Darnell Died June 23, 1874 Aged 66 Yrs. 9 Ms. 14 Ds.
Samuel Darnell Died July 7, 1886 Aged 61 Yrs. 6 Ms. 7 Ds.
Sarah A. Darnell
Sarah A. Dau of S and P.B. Darnell Died June 4, 1865 Aged 28 Yrs. 8 Ms.
Elizabeth E. Davis
Elizabeth E. Davis Born Jan. 30, 1811 Died April 11, 1887 Asleep, but not forgotten
James A. Davis
James A. Davis Born Jan. 24, 1842 Died March 19, 1861 James we miss thee at home.
James A. Davis
James A. Son of ? and E. E. Davis Died ? 10, 1867 Aged ?
Thomas R. Davis
Thomas R. Davis Born Oct. 3, 1845 Died July 10, 1846
W. F. Davis
W. F. Davis Died May 6, 1802
Unknown Davis Son of J. B. and H. Davis Died Aug. 2?, 1862 Aged 5 Yrs. 10 Mos 5 Ds.
D. W. Downey
D. W. Downey Died Feb. 9, 1862?
Odama? Duvall Died Nov 1900? Aged 3 Y 6 M 26 D
Abel, Mary, John and Phebe Jackson
Abel Jackson 1803-1854
His wife Mary 1806-1886
John H. 1844-1911
Phebe G. or C. 1842-Uncarved
Albecus? husband Caroline? Jamison Died Mar 2, 1832? Aged 32 Yrs ? Mos and 28 Ds..
Anna J. Jamison
Anna J. Jamison Jan 21, 1855-Feb. 28, 1906
Aunt Sallie Jamison
Aunt Sallie Jamison Died March 23, 1878 Aged 85 Yrs. 6 Mos. 27 Ds. Asleep in Jesus
Joseph B. and Sarah Jamison
Joseph B. Jamison Jan. 22, 1809-March 5, 1855
Sarah VanTuyl Jamison May 13, 1821-March 15, 1908
Louisa R. Jamison
Louisa R.Jamison 1826-1926
Michael and John Jamison
Michael V. Jamison Jan 6, 1844-Oct. 17, 1845
John F. Jamison Nov. 5, 1846-Jan. 13, 1849
Sophia C. Jamison
Sophia C.Jamison Oct. 14, 1841-May 15, 1866
James Lawrence Who departed this Gig June 30, 1851 Aged 68 Ys. 7 Ms.
George W. Nelson
George W. Nelson Died Sept. ? 1860 Aged 24 Yrs. 10 Mos. and 10 Ds.
I can make out that this is a Nelson child, Maybe the child of H. Nelson, that Died March 3, 1852
Aged 16 Ds.
This stone is illegible. I can make out that the name is Nelson, that is about all.
Unknown Male Nelson
?? Son of J.M. and M. J. Nelson Born May 26, 1856 Died Sept. 10, 1859 "/>
John Peterson Died June 15, 1872 Aged 17 Y 5 M 1D
A. A. Peterson
A. A. Peterson Died July 2, 1833?
Alice Dau of A and S. Pursell Died June 6, 1830 or 70 ? Aged 2 Yrs. 6 Mos. 5 Ds.
William Son of A and E Pursell Died Oct. 16 1815 Aged ?
Abner Short Born Oct. 25, 1808 Departed this life May 25, 1888 at rest
Rutha Jane Short
Rutha Jane Wife of Isaac G. Short Died Nov. 15 1868 30 Yrs. 8 Mos. 4? Ds.
This is a Short Family stone with nothing else legible at the moment.
Ann, Isaac and John Thomas
Ann M.Thomas Wife of I.N. March 22, 1832-Jan 22, 1889
Isaac N. Thomas Dec. 25, 1820-July 13, 1898
John O? or Q. Son of ? and A.M. Died ? 1867
I think that there may be other names here on this same stone, but I will need to go down to get an
impression on them
John O. Unknown
I am going to go ahead and add these stones, although they are illegible, in the hopes they may be
of help to you and so that I don't loose them before I get back down to record the grave yard
This stone is illegible. I can make out that the death seemed to be in April and that they
were aged 1 Y. 3 M. ? D
This stone is illegible. I can make out the name Charity.
This stone is illegible. I can make out ?ar? le or Ie looks like daughter of and it also looks like
This stone is illegible. On the very edge of the top part of the stone it almost looks like it says
Henry Dun or maybe a Duvall. I can clearly make out age of death as 62 Ys. 4 ms. 22 Ds
This stone is illegible.