Morrisonville Cemetery,
Morrisonville, King Township, Christian County, Illinois


Cemetery Pic

Submitted & © by: Joan (Pearson) Blood


Cemetery Pic

Submitted & © by: Joan (Pearson) Blood


Transcription Submitted & © by Joan (Pearson) Blood & The Christian County, Illinois Genealogy Society


If you know of someone buried in Morrisonville Cemetery, please email me.

Introduction
Location & History
The Morrisonville Cemetery is located 1 mile west and 1/2 mile north of the town of Morrisonville in King Township (SE 1/4, NE 1/4, Sec 1, S. King Twp.). The land on which the cemetery and the town of Morrisonville isl ocated was entered from the government by Ex-Governor Carlin for $1.25 per acre.

Governor Carlin's daughter married Colonel J. L. Morrison of Belleville, IL. After his death Colonel Morrison purchased the land from the rest of the Carlin heirs. In 1869 he laid out the town. It is divided by the Wabash Railroad which runs in a southwesterly direction. (1880 Christian County History).

On March 14, 1879, the city of Morrisonville bought the land for the cemetery from Mrs. Ann Shepherd of Jerseyville, Illinois. The area of the original plat was made up of Blocks 1, 2, 3, 4 and Divisions 1, 2, 3, 4. In 1890 additional acreage was purchased to enlarge the cemetery to the north, becoming BLocks 5 & 6, and Divisions 5 & 6. In 2002 another addition was added along the west side which is now being developed. Pauper's Field is located in the far southwest corner of the cemetery.

Records:
The records were transcribed from the book at the Morrisonville Village Hall. Then in the fall of 2002 and the spring of 2003 the cemetery was walked and information was taken from the stones. Currently Joan (Blood) Pierson is photographing Morrisonville Cemetery.

Records:
Wahl's, Jernigan's and Cloyds are mentioned....it is believed the Wahl Yard may have been located near the north west part of the original town plot. Jernigan's and Cloyds are believed to have been located northeast of Morrisonville.

Nelvin & Ida Sloman

Lots begin numbering in the NE corner of the block. Each block is 6 lots wide, east to west. Blocks 1, 2, 3, & 4 each have 58 lots and each lose a lot around the flag and planting area. Blocks 5 & 6 each contain 82 lots both losing lots at the circile in the center drive.

Division 1 & 2 start numbering at the center drive and proceed outward in their respective area then turning south.
Division 3 starts numbering about due west of the flag area and proceeds south then turning east.
Division 4 starts numbering at the east main gate and proceeds south.
Division 5 & 6 each start numbering at the north end.

 

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