FORD COUNTY CEMETERY RECORDS
Mount Olivet Christian Church Cemetery
[aka Brick Church Cemetery]
Button Township

(burials prior to 1964)


This was a hand-typed, hand-bound book which did not bear a copyright date, but was probably compiled by the Governor Thomas E. Ford Chapter of the DAR c. 1963. Many thanks to Gail
Hahn Hutchcraft [ladybuggc@sbcglobal.net] for finding and transcribing this document for the benefit and free use of all Ford County, Illinois researchers.

The names in the book were presented in "close-to" alphabetical order, meaning they were placed within the proper letter group. I've gone a step further and alphabetized the whole list. There are 149 burials listed here.


PLEASANT GROVE (OLD FRAME) CEMETERY
AND
MOUNT OLIVET CHRISTIAN CHURCH CEMETERY
(BRICK CHURCH CEMETERY)


The Mount Olivet Christian Church Cemetery is located in the south central part of Ford County, Section 31 of Button Twp. The church was often called the "Brick Church" because of its brick construction.

In the Ford County History by Merton Dunlap, published in 1884, a map of Button Twp, on page 21, gives the location quite accurately. If one is attempting to drive there, the easiest route is east of Paxton, Il on Rt 9 to Clarence, Il., then south three miles, west one and one-half miles, and again south a quarter of a mile.

At this date, 1961, the church is still standing and is being used by another denomination. The cemetery, fairly well-kept, is located at the north and west of the church, but adjoining it.

The history of this cemetery is reflected in the history of the church, as is also true of the old Pleasant Grove Church, and many of the members of the church are buried in this cemetery. William Walker gave the land for this church and cemetery as well as for the Pleasant Grove Church. He came to Ford County from Wayne County, Indiana, in 1859, and acquired considerable land in this area.
The land which was given was a portion of his farm.

The first services of this church were held in the Strayer School, which was built in 1857. However, the members felt the need for a church building, and on December 10, 1871, the church was dedicated. Some of the members were: Marston Dudley, Milton Strayer, John M. Strayer, T.B. Strayer, William Walker, David Morehouse, W.H.H. Wood, J.A. Dudley, Henry Correll, John Correll, Joseph Harris, John B. Harris, Daniel Allhands, and their wives; also Sarah Button, Elizabeth Strayer, N.B. Spiceard, H.S. Strayer, Mary E. Spiceard, F.L. Holloway, M.E. Dudley, S.J. Strayer, Dora Strayer, Mary Strayer, Sarah G. Walker, Oswell M. Walker, and Mrs. Clotfeller.

Although the church was not dedicated until 1871, yet the cemetery was used before that, as there are records indicating burials were made here as early as 1866. This cemetery is still being used for burials, and is in good condition.

Adams, Abigal   on Adkins lot 4-3-1844 - 10-27-1925
Adkins mother    
Adkins, inf d/o S.T. & L. E.   8/16/1901
Adkins, Ethel A.     8-12-1905 - 1-2-1911
Adkins, J.T.      
Adkins, Lizzie w/o S.T.   2-5-1887 - 9-2-1908
Adkins, Minnie     2-1-1888 - 8-30-1958
Adkins, W.C.     1-7-1881 - 6-4-1948
Adkins, Walker     d. 4-11-1883
Beagle, Louisa M. d/o W. & R.A.   d. 5-27-1872 2 yr 2 mo 25 da
Beagle, Lucinda J.     d. 1-25-1875 44 yr 2 mo 25 da
Benjaminn, Floy D. s/o G.L. & M.L.   d. 8-25-1881 2 yr 9 mo 10 da
Boyd, Lillie B. d/o J.J.   d. 3-15-1883 11 yr 5 mo
Button, James B.     d. 3-25-1886 44 yr 2 mo
Correll, Elizabth B. w/o John   d. 1879 40 yr
Correll, Frederick     d. 9-18-1875 36 yr
Correll, John     d 12-10-1880 10 yr
Cottell, Melissa J.     1882 - 1956
Cottell, Susie Francis d/o M.J. & r.B.   1908 - 1928
Craft, J.L. father   1862 - 1936
Crawford, Sarah M. w/o W.J.   2-12-1851 - 9-20-1889
Culbertson      
Cushing, Elizabeth mother   3-8-1838 - 10-9-1922
Deck, Raymond Eugene Il SF3, USNR WW II   11-16-1923 - 10-10-1959
Elliott, A.L.     1876 - 1933
Elliott, Estella     1877 - 1944
Elliott, Gordon Ray     1937 - 1940
Elliott, Helen O.     1908 - 1939
Elliott, Laurel M. s/o A.L. & E.E.   d. 3-29-1901
Evans, F.B.     2-22-1882 - 4-13-1905
Flagg, Lavinia L. w/o Arthur T.   d. 10-13-1883 18 yr 2 mo
Flannery, Bertha     7-31-1880 -12-27-1947
Flannery, Evelyn K.     2-4- - 3-4-1913
Flannery, Henderson     12-7-1876 - 6-29-1946
Flannery, Sarah Flannery Maile ? mother   10-25-1853 - 6-20-1931
Flannery, T.S. father   11-1-1849 - 5-22-1906
Flannery, Wm. L.     1870 - 1941
Foster, Elanor Irene d/o O.W. & G.   10-5-1911 - 8-24-1912
Foster, Mary M.     1830 - 1939
Foster, Nathan M.     1850 - 1932
Frederick, Fannie d/o D.F.   d. 8-20-1880 2 yr
Galvond, Alexander s/o G.L. & J.L.   d 5-2-1883 2 yr 7 mo 2 da
Goodwin mother    
Goodwin father    
Goodwin, Clyde s/o W.H. & E. J. on Walker lot d 1888
Goodwin, Lucinda w/o Albert R.   d. 9-24-1886 32 yr 6 mo 19 da
Grider, James     1835 - 1909
Grider, Martha J. his wife   1837 - 1908
Gunn, Mary A.     1878 - 1934
Harris,     1897 - 1914
Harris, Frank A.     11-1-1871 - 8-25-1872
Harris, Joseph     3-25-1838 - 1-17-1905
Harris, Josephine     2-1-1840 - 9-13-1908
Harris, Willie     4-18-1895 - 8-25-1918
Harris, Wm. S.     10-5-1876 - 1-30-1899
Higdon, Lucy I. wife   12-10-1868 - 9-3-1889
Higdon, U.S.C.     3-31-1864 - 4-6-1896
Holloway, infant s/o F.A. & N.E.   d 7-26-1880
Holloway, Audrey W.     4-9-1890 - 9-21-1890
Huffman     1859 - 1904
Jeffries, James A.M. s/o C.R. & E.J.   d. 3-18-1886 2 yr 10 mo 2 da
Johnson, Carles W. s/o F.A. & M.H.   d 8-12-1881 l yr 1 mo 17 da
Jones inf.   d 1-15-1888 2 da
Jones, children of J.B. & G.T.    
Jones, Bertie     12-8-1897 - 4-29-1905
Jones, Margueritte     1876 - 19??
Jones, Mary A.     5-20-1887
Jones, Roy A.     1875 - 1933
Kelley, Ethel G. d/o M. & E.K.   d 8-28-1879 1 yr 5 mo 19 da
Kirkpatrick, Arthur A. s/o L.M. & C.H.   2-17-1889 - 4-26-1889
Kirkpatrick, Cora B. w/o L.M.   6-4-1867 - 2-27-1889
Leadbetter, Sarah J.     1839 - 1916
Leonard, Lucinda     1839 - 1923
Lewis, Birdie     1897 - 1938
Lewis, Etta     1891 - 1920
Lewis, Gertrude     1910
Lewis, Grace     1889 - 1940
Lewis, Harvey     1894 - 1920
Lewis, Luetta Montgomery w/o Freeman   5-24-1866 - 3-29-1904
Lewis, Mildred     1908
Lewis, William     1887 - 1950
Lofton, Robert     d. 3-20-1875 40 yr 8 mo 11 da
Mabry, James Our Darling   9-5-1939 - 2-25-1941
Marriott, Eddie s/o J.H. & E.M.   7-16-1885 1 yr
Marriott, Fay d/o J.H. & E.   d. 1-16-1890 7 yr 10 mo 4 da
Marston, Mamie     d 1878 9 yr
Marston, Marion s/o G.W. & S.   d. 4-18-1881
Martin, Harry S. s/o J.C. & Laura E.   12-13-1899 - 1-10-1901
Martin, Lizzie A. w/o J.C.   9-27-1870 - 2-1-1898
Mattlin, William Lionel     8-13-1859 1 da
McKensie, inf s/o L. & I. McKensie   1908
Moudy, George H. s/o M.L. & J.M.   d. 10-23-1896 9 mo 4 da
Opal     June 1903 - 1933
Orr, inf d/o L.C. & F.M.    
Orr, Flora inf s/o J.W. & M.E.   1908
Orr, James L.     1847 - 1916
Orr, Mary E. wife   1835 - 1920
Orr, Will E. s/o J.L. & M.E.    
Reed, Mary F. w/o Frederick   d. 5-27-1875
Rice, Mary H. wife   d. 9-19-1882 44 yr 9 mo 17 da
Rice, Nannie      
Rice, R.K. Co. 182, Ind Vol   1835 - 1919
Rice, Rosa M.      
Ricker, Miriam w/o C.C.   5-26-1833 - Apr 1873
Robertson, Joseph     d. 6-6-1872 58 yr 8 mo 15 da
Ross, Marinda w/o John   d. 3-19-1887 62 yr 6 mo 14 da
Scott, Aggie L. d/o R.M. & M.R.   d 5-13-1887 6 yr 8 mo 12 da
Siegmund, Annie E. d/o Geo. & S.   d 5-1-1870
Siegmund, Sophia D. w/o Geo.   d. 4-12-1875 60 yr 6 mo
Spiceard, Claude E.     d. 8-10-1880 4 mo 16 da
Spiceard, Mary E.     2-10-1852 - 1-21-1923
Spiceard, Maude E. children of N.B. & S.D.   d. 8-2-1880 4 mo 8 da
Spiceard, Napoleon B.     1849 - 1932
Spiceard, Sarah Olive     1850 - 1923
Spiceard, Willie s/o N.B. & S.D.   d. 2-27-1875 3 mo 19 da
Stephens, Pansey     d. 5-3-1888 2 yr
Stephens, William Hamilton     1851 - 1937
Strayer, inf s/o T.B. & L.A.   b.& d. 12-9-1869
Strayer, children (3)    
Strayer, d/o J.G. & F.   d 12-14-1888 4 da
Strayer, Barton A. s/o T.B. & L.A.   d. 3-27-1878 7 mo 29 da
Strayer, Edwin A.     1860 - 1936
Strayer, Eliza w/o J.M.   d. 11-14-1885 52 yr 4 mo 26 da
Strayer, Elizabeth w/o Jacob   d. 6-22-1883 79 yr
Strayer, Ethel Lillian     d. 5-4-1898 2 yr 9 mo
Strayer, H.S.     6-7-1845 - 12-10-1902
Strayer, Harmon     d. 3-5-1896 75 yr 8 mo 15 da
Strayer, Jacob     6-27-1796 - 1-3-1869
Strayer, Louisa w/o T.B.   8-10-1847 - 6-22-1874
Strayer, Martha     12-6-1850 - 12-2-1908
Strayer, Mary E. d/o T.B. & L.A.   d. 1-23-1869 4 mo 18 da
Strayer, Mary Etta w/o Edwin   d. 11-29-1896 26 yr 7 mo
Strayer, Milton     7-15-1825 - 10-25-1897
Strayer, Myrtle C.     1878 - 1944
Strayer, Orden d/o H. & M.   d. 9-2-1867 9 mo 28 da
Strayer, Satira A. d/o M. & S.J.    
Strayer, Thomas     d. 1888 48 yr
Strayer, Walter s/o M & E.J.   d. 10-14-1863 4 yr
Stsephens, Olive Jane     1859 - 1936
Truex, Armintha E.     1890 - 1957
Truex, Edward J.     1883 - 1959
Walker, Charles E. s/o O.H. & M.E.   d. 8-10-1888 10 mo 22 da
Walker, Eddie s/o Wm. & M.A.   d. 10-29-1870 9 mo
Walker, John Elmer father   1857 - 1906
Walker, Lee L. s/o J.B. & I.F.   d 2-18-1891 3 yr
Walker, Lee Logan     1887 - 1890
Walker, Martha A.     5-7-1829 - 8-11-1878
Walker, Mary E. d/o Wm. & M.A.    
Walker, William     6-30-1826 - 8-23-1888


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