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SAMUEL JACK -
FIRST BURIAL IN THE DAVIS CEMETERY
DOB & Place Unknown
Samuel was the Son of Mr. & Mrs. William Jack and brother of Margaret (Jack) Cunningham.
(According to page 513 of the History of Mercer County, Illinois 1882) "Mrs. Mahala Willits and Mrs. Evaline C. Swafford relate the following story: In 1835 Mr. William Jack and his wife and son and daughter were moving from Fayette county, Indiana to Mercer county Illinois by boat. When between Oquawka and New Boston, Mrs. Jack died of Cholera. The stricken husband and children landed at New Boston and the remains of Mrs. Jack were taken to the residence of John Denison, and were buried where the New Boston Cemetery now is; Mrs. Erastus Denison, being the only person buried at the place previous to the interment of Mrs. Jack. The bereaved husband and two children went to the residence of Joseph Glancey who then resided on what is known as the Davis farm in New Boston Township. At ten o'clock on the day following the day of the burial of Mrs. Jack, the son (Samuel) took the cholera and died at four o'clock in the afternoon of the same day, and was buried on the bluff where the Davis Grave yard now is; he was the first person buried there."
William Jack (1791 - ____)
William Jack (____ - 1835)
Created by: Jamie Dawn Paul
Record added: Oct 06, 2010
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