HISTORICAL NOTES: "Ebenezer Cemetery, Bainbridge Township, Section 8, Schuyler Co., IL."
This cemetery is also locally known as, the "Hardscrabble Cemetery".
Grantors: Joseph H. Smith and his wife Sarah Jane Smith.
Grantees: Trustees of the Union Baptist Meeting House, Joseph H. Smith, William Hodges, Peter Icenoggle, A. M. Smith.
This indenture made this 25 day of September 1861, between Joseph H. Smith and the trustees on the premise and do convey a certain tract of land in the said county of Schuyler and the State of Illinois, described as follows: Commencing at the West corner of the South-west quarter of the South-east quarter of Section eight  in Township one  north of the baseline Range one  West of the fourth  Principal Meridian, thence running East nine and one-half [1/2] rods thence South eight and one-half [1/2] acres more or less only for proper use and benefit of the Union Baptist Church through the trustees and their successors, the said lot to be used as a burying ground and a site for a meeting house which is to be open to all denominations of Christians when occupied by the Union Baptist. Dated October 9, 1862.
The inventory was "read" in rows (as nearly was possible), starting on the West side of the cemetery, and going North to South...
Definition of "hardscrabble":
1a : being or relating to a place of barren or barely arable soil
1b : getting a meager living from poor soil
2: marked by poverty
GPS Coordinates: 40.0753, -90.5386
- Added: 2 Jan 2000
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #106038
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