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Eggleston Cemetery
Also known as: Old Preemption Cemetery
Preemption
Mercer County
Illinois  USA

Cemetery notes and/or description:
Section 8 in Preemption Township
160th Ave between 230th and 240th St

Note from will of Uriah Eggelston "I give and devise to the Township of Preemption in the County of Mercer and State of Illinois one and a half acres (1 1/2) of land for a Public Burying Ground which land shall be taken in the South East Corner of the lot aforesaid [South Half South West quarter of Section 8 Town 15 Range 2 West] on the condition that the publick will fence the same with 3 board fence within one year after my decease (dated 18th May 1858). [If there were Eggleston burials here none were noted in the 1960's walkdown by the DAR.]
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