Read by Gloria Dettleff and Dorothy Falk 25 Apr 2002

Hugh Johnson
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To reach this cemetery, take the Rocky Ford Road in Section 28, about a half mile east of Lakeside Road. It lies on the south side of the road, is surrounded on four sides by farm land, the front portion has electric wire. The cemetery is about an acre in a wild, wooded area with the graves dotted throughout the acre. All stones except for Mr. Johnson's more recent stone, are broken and/or separated from it's base and is leaning against a tree. This site used to be the home of the Sharon Methodist Campground, then Church, and School. We assume many more people were buried here.

The history of this cemetery is in the Clinton County Historical Society's Quarterly # 19-4, Page 159.

Name Born Died Inscriptions and Comments
B., H. L.--- --- Footstone. Could be Ham Bemick's. 
BEMICK, Ham15 Sep 1801 15 Jul 1845 --- 
BURSON, Erastus M.19 Jan 1841 --- Stone broken. Flags embossed on the stone. 
BURSON, Julia Ann W.27 Jan 1818 31 Jan 1858 Wife of H. L. This world is vain and full of pain With grief and trouble sore, Our brother's blest, Who is at rest with Christ forever. Stone by Z. W. Vaughn, Belleville 
BURSON, Unknown4 Nov 1850 25 Jan 1852 Children of H. L. & J. W. Top of stone is missing, might say "In memory of" 
BURSON, Unknown4 Nov 1850 25 Jan 1852 Children of H. L. & J. W. Top of stone is missing, might say "In memory of" 
JOHNSON, Hugh12 Aug 1750 4 Feb 1835 NC Militia, Rev. War. GHS with metal SAR 1775 emblem. See Revolutionary Soldiers Buried In Clinton County, Illinois 
JOHNSON, Samuel Y.30 Aug 1852 24 Aug 1854 Son of J. P. & Nancy. Age 1Y 11M 24D 
KIMES, Mary J.18 Oct 1828 18 Jan 1858 In memory of. Wife of L. W. Stone from Clement and Raymond, Alton. 
LORD, Edward27 May 1818 30 Mar 1855 In memory of. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. The stone had been repaired but is broken again. 
MCDONALD, Robert H.24 Jun 1850 11 Nov 1873 Stone is broken 

Database table cem_list modified:1 May 2017
Cemetery ID:151
Page modified:19 Nov 2011