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David W. Jent (#47181167)
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Bio Photo Greetings Colleagues!

I am currently compiling a family historical account of my dear ancestors as well as compiling, assembling, and writing a book reflecting the great historical significance of the Williams Prairie United Missionary Baptist Church adjacent to our centennial family homestead. Located in Williamson County, Illinois, Williams Prairie United Missionary Baptist Church is approaching its150th Anniversary of its founding, thus this ancestral research and documentation account has intrigued my interest level as well as enthusiasm to the "Find A Grave" website.
Currently residing 1800 miles across the country, I still envision many rituals, joys, and memories that compelled my desires of research and memory treasure by my previous career requirements and being blessed with a couple years of sabbatical has allowed me to enjoy the hunt before I follow that next journey of life and prior to the beginning of my 4th decade of being here on earth!
Extending my assistance to those that may have some of the same desires or ancestral connections is foremost in my research. Please feel free to contact me directly at with any memory treasure hunts that may be related to mine in nature or if I can share the plethora of information I have ascertained through my efforts!

Extensive information on Jent, Gent, Ghent, Dorris, Clayton, Batts names to name a few as well as some original documents pertaining to these families, Williams Prairie Baptist Church, adjacent Stilley Cemetery, and Williams Prairie, Williamson County, Illinois…
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Barwick Cemetery Directions

The cemetery is located on the north side of Ferrell Church Road about 1/4 mile west of where Ferrell Church intersects with Miles Trail Road. It is only a few feet off of the road but can be hard to see when the vegetation is up. Look for the LM Jones stone which is about 4 feet tall, a "woodsman" stone, and located in the back part of this very small cemetery. If you have any problems finding the cemetery, you could stop at the farm house located immediately south of the intersection of Ferrell Church and Miles Trail. The farmer's name is Ken Tanner and he is very friendly. His grandfather Robert Tanner married Josephine Barwick, one of Henry Barwick's sisters.

As you guessed, on the map you have posted to the Henry Barwick memorial Barwick cemetery is located on the the "H. Barwick" property. However, the roads were moved around by the mining companies and so the map would be difficult to navigate by today. However, note that the property located just east of the H. Barwick property is Robert Tanner's. This is today the Ken Tanner farm.
Added by BAB on Dec 02, 2016 4:43 AM
Barwick Cemetery

The power company replaced the headstone for Henry Joseph Barwick. I have a photo of it. I hope that you do not mind that I posted other photos from the cemetery and a picture of Henry. I can upload the new headstone photo as well.

I am now trying to get a hold of the current property owner to get his permission to let the power company install a fence or other measures to protect the cemetery.

I did want to clarify that the only two burials that appear in the county death register transcribed by Charla Murphy and Helen Sutton Lind are those for Bennett Lee and Mary Margaret. As to the others, there are the headstones and other documents such as census records that establish relationships.

Thank you again.
Added by BAB on Nov 29, 2016 6:23 AM
J Haley
RE: The Akramovich Family Memorials
Thank you so much. I appreciate it!! :-D
Added by J Haley on Nov 17, 2016 6:48 PM
Barwick cemetery location
Also, the cemetery must be the one located on the "H Barwick" property on the 1940 plat book. The roads have been relocated since 1940 due to the strip mining activity in the area but I recognize the location relative to the land owned by Robert Tanner on that 1940 map. This land is still held by the Tanner family and is an easy walk from the cemetery. I am puzzled by "H Barwick" since my grandfather Glen C Barwick owned that land from about 1938 to his death in 1964.
Added by BAB on Nov 01, 2016 11:54 AM
Barwick Cemetery
I sent the comment to WCHS that you have on the FindAGrave site for Barwick Cemetery. First, the power company readily agreed to replace the damaged headstone for Henry J. Barwick though I do not know whether that has happened yet. Others that are proven to be in Barwick Cemetery include Bennett Lee Barwick, 5 Sep 1875 to 9 Jul 1881, Mary Margaret A Barwick Turner, 23 May 1847-12 Jul 1881, Sarahfine Camalene Barwick 14 Jul 1859-8 May 1869, and Lewis Marshall Jones 15 May 1876-6 Jul 1914. For Bennett and Margaret, see Williamson County Death Records, Volume 1, Transcribed Charla Murphy & Helen Sutton Lind, page 75). Sarahfine has a very small headstone in the cemetery and the initials "SCB" are still legible. I also have documents from her mother's Civil War widow pension file referencing Sarahfine's life and death and funeral. Lewis has a large headstone in the cemetery. His mother was Martha AEJ Barwick. Its my understanding that there are several other graves in the cemetery but I have no evidence as to those other persons. That said, I believe that at a minimum Elizabeth Jane Johnson Barwick and Martha AEJ Barwick Barker Jones Turner are also buried there. Brian Anthony Barwick
Added by BAB on Oct 29, 2016 5:32 AM
Darrell Wesley
Charles Wesley Miller
The Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths 1916 - 1947 records show that Charles was born in Tennessee on 14 Jan 1841 and was buried on 8 May 1925. His parents are listed as Johnithan Miller and Elizabeth Hill.
Added by Darrell Wesley on Oct 01, 2016 3:49 PM
Jan Miller
RE: Drusilla Kent Jent
Hi David! I opted just to transfer her over to you and I found another Infant Jent that I managed as well so I gave that one to you, too. I hope you are able to locate her husbands and get everyone put together! Thanks!

Added by Jan Miller on Jul 11, 2016 2:15 PM
Iris T. Mudgett
Henry Joseph Barwick
I have furnished a birthdate and deathdate for you re: Henry Joseph Barwick husband of Mary P. Jones.

I will do what I can to tie Barwick family members per my research for missing family members, etc.
I am related to the Barwick's through marriage.

I hope this helps to further your research.

Aloha, Iris

Added by Iris T. Mudgett on Jul 10, 2016 1:37 AM
Jan Miller
Drusilla Kent Jent
Hi David,

I changed her maiden name to Kent as you requested and thank you as well for her obituary. Do you have any idea where her first two husbands were buried or who her parents were? I would be happy to connect her to any and all of the above, and/or transfer this memorial to you as well.

Have been on vacation, sorry for the delay!

Added by Jan Miller on Jun 26, 2016 9:45 PM
Thx for all your help. Have a great summer and don't get too hot! I guess that is unavoidable where you live. : )
Added by Alesia on May 29, 2016 12:16 PM
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