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Barbara (#46988024)
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Steph T
RE: Gillespie Prairie Cem
The sun was in a terrible place when I was trying to photo these - and did you notice that most of the Rogers' stones had a tree growing RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM???!!! All nice, straight, tall cedar trees that I would be proud to have in my yard - in front of my tombstone? Not so much.

Best as I can read "In Memory of Hannah Gosset Rogers who departed this life August 29th 1841" and then the honeysuckle takes over.

And.... "In Memory of Patrick Marion Rogers who departed this life Aug. _5, 1851. He was born ___er the 15th 1822. Aged 28 ____ ___ months 10 days. Lovely friend indulge that tear, __rembling view my dark abode, __ with me must ____ here, ___can wing the ___ to god."

These are really lovely stones, in remarkably good shape, I just need to be better prepared the next time. And I will be, because I will wait for a more appropriate time!

Getting there was a 20 minute walk through a fencerow between the soybeans and the ragweed/goldenrod/cedar trees/poison ivy/honeysuckle/hedge trees - all a foot or two taller than I, and being very very careful to not damage any crops. Next time I go there will be no crops in the field and it will probably be a 5 minute stroll:) Stay tuned!
Added by Steph T on Sep 24, 2016 6:53 PM
Steph T
RE: Gillespie Prairie Cem
It was a spur of the moment thing and all I had along was my phone and a little kid leaf rake (great for holding back weeds and whacking down spider webs!). If there is one (or more) in particular I can pull it up on the computer and take a crack at reading it there. Plan to go back when the vegetation dies down and will get any more info then, and hopefully find more stones.
Added by Steph T on Sep 24, 2016 5:35 PM
Steph T
RE: It's me again!
Yes! It. Is. A. JUNGLE! But I found several Rogers' and I'll load the photos when I get home. It was about 1/3 mile hike along a fencerow/beanfield through weeds taller than me. My short chubby self was quite worn out when I got there. Took as many pics as I could and now I wanna go back after all the green stuff dies down.
Added by Steph T on Sep 22, 2016 6:09 PM
Steph T
It's me again!
And guess where I was today?!?!
Added by Steph T on Sep 22, 2016 5:54 PM
Steph T
RE: A.J. Rogers, Jr.
Alrighty then! I just told my mom last night we need to get out there this fall! There are no photographs from Gillespie that I have ever seen.
Added by Steph T on Oct 24, 2015 8:18 AM
Steph T
RE: A.J. Rogers, Jr.
So, do we know where Hannah is? I'm always keeping my eyes open for new places to wander around...
Added by Steph T on Oct 23, 2015 9:21 PM
Steph T
RE: Thomas Benton Rogers Obit
After corresponding with you on the facebook page a while back, and visiting the cemetery to photograph it in C-Hill this summer, it caught my eye when I read it this time. The last two times through the book (both within the last 18 months!) I never noticed it either! BUT - I'm still trying to figure out the relationship with the Rogers' in the cemetery in Campbell Hill..... Which one did Thomas belong to? Or was his dad a brother of the one that stayed?
Added by Steph T on Oct 11, 2014 4:52 PM
Steph T
Rogers Family Cemetery
Just wanted to drop you a note and let you know that I finally made it out to the family cemetery. Sadly, it's pretty weedy, although they are all dead and dried up, as though the farmers keep it sprayed to stop it from growing up too bad. I did find all the stones that had been surveyed and listed on F.A.G. previously, got them brushed off and photographed for you. Took my Mom (76 yrs old) and gave a her a look at what I do tromping around in the old cemeteries - and I'm glad to say she had quite a nice time! Hoping you had a great Memorial Day! Stephanie Thornton
Added by Steph T on May 26, 2014 10:56 PM
Chris Mills
48260589 Evangeline Gordon
Hi Barbara,

Her memorial is fixed now. I suspect that what happened with her husband is that you submitted a link to him from her memorial and a link to her from his memorial. The system wouldn't let you do that normally but apparently the new edit system allows some odd anomalies like that to happen. Anyway, I cleared the double link and linked her to her parents.
Added by Chris Mills on May 14, 2014 6:27 PM
Dorothy Butt
RE: Lieudema Betchel Conard

Barbara: The Greenhill cemetery Inscriptions book to which I refer was Published by the Moultrie County Historical & Genealogical Society at Sullivan, IL.
All the grave-stones at Greenhill were read & recorded by members of the Society.
Added by Dorothy Butt on Apr 19, 2014 8:14 PM
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