|Williams Cemetery sometimes in later years referred to the Clay/Mosser Cemetery(BY Knox Co Genealogical Society) when in actuality it should have been named the Underwood Cemetery. ****Back in 1881 on the eighth day of February J. R. Williams and H. A. Williams saw fit when they owned the property to have Lot number, two (2) of the subdivision of the North West quarter of section thirty, 30, in Township Eleven North Range one East, being one hundred square rods of ground which is now fenced and used as a cemetery on said above described quarter.|
This plot of ground was used for a cemetery long before it was deeded to be a cemetery. from a listing I have and comparing with tombstones and such the first burial from the tombstones seems to be in the year of 1844; the son of A. R. & A. M. Halliwill aged 3years 5mo and 8days. They called him James Halliwill.
The Grantor, J. R. Williams and H. A. Williams for the consideration of One Dollars convey and quit-claim to H. Ellis, C. A. Rheichard, and John L. Cone as Trustees to the Williams Cemetery Association all interest in the following described real estate: ----as stated above--- situated in the County of Knox in the State of Illinois, hereby releasing and waiving all rights under and by virtue of the Homestead Exemption Laws of this State.
Dated this eight day of February A. D. 1881.
J. R. Williams (Seal)
H. A. Williams (Seal)