|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
If you can locate Smithshire, Warren County, Illinois on a map (population 150 in Ellison Township), take "5 ST" one mile south from "150 AV" to "Ellison Road" and turn East. Follow the curving road southeastwardly to the cemetery, about one half mile. The small town of Ellison was completely destroyed by tornado in the 1850's, and never rebuilt. Smithshire came into being a few decades later, only about a mile from Ellison, but located along the Santa Fe rail lines. Ellison Cemetery is still in use today.