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Vermilion County Saving Graves (#46821631)
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Bio Photo Vermilion County Saving Graves is part of the international Saving Graves project ( The Vermilion County chapter of Saving Graves is dedicated to providing leadership, education and advocacy in preserving and restoring endangered and forgotten cemeteries in Vermilion County and surrounding areas in east central Illinois and west central Indiana.

I've always loved cemeteries; there's something very poignant, yet so very hopeful about them.

I am currently working on uploading the high resolution versions of my photos to Flickr at: You are welcome to use them for personal use.

*Note about transfer requests: please understand that my access to the Internet is now more limited than it was when I was more active on this site. Please allow at least 7 days to allow the transfer to be completed. Your patience and understanding is sincerely appreciated.
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Clint Towne
transfer request
I am a ggg grandson of Jacob Town and the one who moved his stone from a pile of stones in Old Attica Cemetery to the family plot in Springhill.
Please let me have him.
Clint Towne
1109 Lakeridge
Danville, IL
Added by Clint Towne on Aug 05, 2017 2:05 PM
hospicenurse ali
Albert Earl Welch #31888327

The mother ( Susan Coffman Welch 147058290) that is connected to Albert Earl Welch, #31888327 is actually his grandmother. His parents were Albert F. Welch and Lucy Lawler.

Susan Coffman Welch was the mother of Albert F Welch.

Could you please correct this? Thanks so much
Added by hospicenurse ali on Mar 13, 2017 2:29 PM
Martha and James Hulse
Hello, I have requested photos for Martha and James Hulse who are buried at Farmers Chapel Cemetery, Danville. Do you know if anyone is 'claiming' requests for Farmers Chapel as I noticed there is one other request for a photo, and it is dated 2013.

Thanks so much for your help, Carol #47244033

Martha Hulse
b. 1762, d. 1848

James Hulse
b. 1761, d. 1835
Added by Carol on Oct 17, 2016 7:34 PM
Linda Jackson
Cemeteries: Jones Family, Wiesman Lot
Hello -- I'm researching the Jones branch of my family tree and find several members listed on Find A Grave as buried in Wiesman Lot Cemetery, but Pape Index states they were buried in Jones Family Cemetery. On Find A Grave, it lists Jones Family Cemetery as defunct. Are these cemeteries one in the same-- maybe separated by sunken gravestones or something? Thank you.
Linda Jackson
Added by Linda Jackson on Jul 01, 2016 5:34 AM
RE: Henry Hayman
Re: Emily Ann Hiestand B. 6 Mar 1825 D. 16 May 1913.

I have an old yellowed hand written piece of paper, written by an unknown ancestor, which lists the family of William McMahan Hiestand (my gg-grandfather), brother of Emily Ann Hiestand. On the piece of paper it states Emily married Rufus Hayman. Emily is also listed in William McMahan Hiestand's obituary as a surviving sister living in Jewell County, Kansas (May 1903). She and Rufus can be found on the 1860 and 1870 Census together in Vermilion Co., IL and then on the 1880 Ionia, Jewell, KS Census. They are also buried together and can be found at Find A Grave memorials #41704764 (Emily Ann) and #41704766 (Rufus Melvin). My source for their marriage was Illinois Marriages to 1850, Dodd, Jordan, IL, database online, Provo, UT, USA; Operations Inc. 1997. It pulled their marriage right up. I also have an elderly cousin who remembers a story about Emily moving to Kansas and insisting on taking a purple rug with her in the move.

I'm in Illinois working for the next year, but at home I have a Hiestand family bible. I can't remember off hand if it has Emily's information in it or not. I will check that when I next go home as it's been a while since I looked at it. It seems to me I had their marriage date before seeing it on If so, it more than likely came from the bible I have.

In researching this family since 1996, I have found their last name to have been slaughtered in some instances. I am confident the Emily Ann who married Rufus Hayman is in fact my Emily Ann Hiestand.

Emily Ann was the daughter of John and Ann Walston Hiestand.

KC Thacker
Added by KC on Mar 02, 2015 6:52 PM
# 14772586 Daniel Biggs
I would like your permission to copy gravestone photos to my Ancestry Family Tree. I will credit you as the source.
Thank you, Pioneersearcher # 47016656
Added by Pioneersearcher on Feb 19, 2015 11:53 AM
tammie wehrle
christopher jones grave
Christopher Shane Jones born June 14th,1989 and died Sept 3rd 1989 was my son. I just wanted to give you some info on him. Me his mother is Tammie Lynn wehrle. My maiden name was smith. His father is J.D. Johnson. Christopher died of SIDS. He has 5 siblings and they are Krystal, Brandon, Kayla, Bryson and Brianna. Didn't know if you wanted to add this info or not but thought I would provide it.
Added by tammie wehrle on Jan 28, 2015 7:21 AM
Memorial# 13104737
Thank you for the update and for all of your work here at Find-a-Grave, especially the saving graves project. I hope the International Saving Graves Project grows and grows. Best wishes to you.
Added by RoseOfThePlains on Aug 22, 2014 11:12 AM
Greg Dietrich
Searching for my Grandmother
I am doing some research for my mother. She is looking for her birth mothers grave. The information I have is:

Name- Constance Fie


Location of Death: Outside Potomac,ILL

My mothers grandfather wrote her a letter and told her that her mom was buried outside of Rankin ILL.
Find a Grave does not list anything for my grandmother in their database. Not sure where else to take this search short of driving up there and walking through each cemetery outside Rankin.
Any help anyone can give me in helping my mom would be great. She wants to visit the grave before she gets to old to travel.

Added by Greg Dietrich on Jun 29, 2014 9:03 PM
Shirley M. Strickland
Thank you so much for the transfer of John, Ann, and the infant son of their son John Alexander.
Added by Shirley M. Strickland on May 28, 2014 3:42 PM
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