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|Ron Hanks||Hugh Kell|
Hi Vicki, I added the information you requested on the Hugh Kell memorial.
Some information for you about Union Grove & Kell Cemeteries -
Kell Cemetery is a small cemetery with less than 20 known burials. Right across the street is Rabbit Grove Cemetery aka Union Grove Cemetery. It is a small cemetery that is still active - the cemetery book I have shows right around 100 known burials. In '02 I photographed all the headstones at both cemeteries.
I saw the other memorial you added in Kell Cemetery and tried to determine which cemetery it was in but cannot verify it in either one. I have checked both the cemetery book and the photos I have taken but cannot find it either way. It may be unmarked.
Hope that helps out. Let me know of any questions.
|Clark Leonard||John Mundis|
I found your work on Find a Grave.
First I would like to thank you for the service you have done. It is a great aid.
Second I have a correction on the grave of John Mundis in Marine, Madison County, Illinois. Following is my old writeup, about 1995, on John Mundis, my gg grandfather. He was born in 1796, not 1896.
Thanks again for your work.
Clark in rainy California
22.0 JOHN MUNDIS
He was born 5 February 1796 in Pennsylvania, per his cemetery stone (13: ).
Court records in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, in 1819 show a $361 collection involving the Mundis family. Franklin County is next to Cumberland County (12: ). No records were found in Cumberland County, as Confederates, under Jubal Early, burned the town and all records when they sacked Chambersville, Pennsylvania, in 1863, just prior to the battle of Gettysburg. This was the only town in the north burned by the Confederates in the Civil War!
About 1820, likely in ? County, Pennsylvania, John Mundis married MARY ANN EVERETT. She was born about 1802 in Pennsylvania, daughter of ? and ?. John and Mary Ann had at least 8 children:
.1 GEORGE 1820-1855
.2 ISREAL EVERETT 1824-1893
.3 JANE ANN (MUNDIS) BIRGE 1828-1870+
.4 MARY ELLEN (MUNDIS) BIRGE 1830-1893
.5 ANDREW JACKSON 1834-between 1891 and 1900
.6 SUSANNAH (ELIZABETH) KINNIMAN 1839-1870+
.7 THOMAS BENTON 1841-1913
.8 JOSEPHINE MARY (MUNDIS) REA CLARK 1844-1915 - - - - - - THE MAIN LINE 11.0
After their marriage, they first settled in Howard, Pennsylvania? The only Howard I have found is Howard Township in Centre County. The family then moved to Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio (2:166).
In 1829 with 3 children, the family moved to St. Louis, Missouri, most likely traveling by boat on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.
About 1830 they moved to Madison County, Illinois, about 30 miles east of St. Louis. Illinois at this time was a very under populated state. There were only 55,000 people in the entire state in 1820. The land was shared with Indians, and the last Indian war in Illinois was fought in 1832. This was the Blackhawk War in which Abraham Lincoln fought.
The Mundis family settled on a farm in what was known as "The Marine Settlement," where they remained until John's death (9:1). At one time, the Mundis family owned 480 acres around Marine. John had 160 acres, his son George had 80 acres, and his son Israel had 240 acres. They paid $1.25 per acre for this land (7: ).
John Mundis died on the farm on 26 October 1846, leaving his wife with 6 minor children and few assets (9:1). Mary Ann worked out the estate to the best of her ability, but it must have been difficult. The family had to leave the farm, and some of the children were sent to families to work for their keep.
With the younger children and her son GEORGE, Mary Ann operated a hotel or boarding house in Bond County in 1850 and in Belleville, St. Clair County, in 1860 (11:1, 10:1).
Per the 1850 Census for Bond County, Illinois:
Mary Mundis age born in Pennsylvania
George Mundis age 30 born in Pennsylvania, hotel keeper
Jane Ann Mundis age 22 born in Illinois
Mary Ellen Mundis age 20 born in Illinois
Andrew J. Mundis age 16 born in Illinois
Susana E. Mundis age 11 born in Illinois
Thomas B. Mundis age 9 born in Illinois
Josephine M. Mundis age 6 born in Illinois
Cyrus Birge age 21 born in Illinois, merchant (married Mary Ellen Mundis)
William Lott age 27 born in Maryland
With the younger children and her son Andrew, Mary Ann operated a larger hotel in Belleville, St. Clair County, in 1860 (11:1, 10:1).
Per the 1860 Census for T2R10 St Clair County, Illinois:
Mary Mundis age 59 born in Pennsylvania, tavern, owned no real estate, personal estate of $300
Andri Mundis age 26 born in Illinois, tavern
Susanana Mundis age 21 born in Illinois
Thos B. Mundis age 20 born in Illinois
Joseph Mundis age 15 born in Illinois
Caroline S. Mundis age 22 born in Illinois
Caroline Redmond age 8 born in Illinois
William Buch age 25 born in New York, R R hand
David Kinniman age 21 born in Ohio, R R hand (married Susanna Mundis)
Charles Biggs age 26 born in New Jersey, engineer
Thomas McCarter age 46 born in England, blacksmith
Geo. Welsh age 31 born in England, R R hand
Mary Ann Mundis died on 27 February 1864. Mary Ann and husband John are both buried in the Mundis Cemetery, located on Pocahontas Road four miles northeast of Marine, Madison County, Illinois. The cemetery is on their farm of 160 acres--the SW quarter of section 2 of the Marine Settlement. Also buried there are: (3: , 13:1)
their son George who died 18 September 1855
their son Israel's children-William D. who died in1872, Lucy Jane who died in 1870
An "Unknown Sailor" who died of wounds on his way home during the Civil War, marked with a quarry stone
and many others who have no markers
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