Corss Cemetery
Bureau County

 

Corss Cemetery is located in Section 34 of Bureau Township
and was established in the 1830's.

Compiled by the Illinois Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
Transcribed by Claire Crandell.
 

Name Birth Date Death Date Age Inscription
Baker, Mary E. Nov. 15, 1842 Nov. 22, 1877   wife of Nicholas; maiden name: Boggs
Childs, Rodolphus Oct. 23, 1813 no date    
Childs, Nancy Nov. 5, 1826 no date   wife of Rodolphus, dau. of Dad Joe Smith
Corss, C. C. Oct. 13, 1807 Apr. 3, 1891    
Corss, Mehitable Jan. 25, 1817 Feb. 9, 1891   wife of C. C.; maiden name: Hill
Corss, Henry Jun. 15, 1838 no date   son of M. & C. C.
Corss, Mary Ellen   Jan., 1899   wife of Henry; maiden name: Hodkins
Fay, Darius Oct. 5, 1842 no date    
Fay, Samuel L. Aug. 1, 1813 Jan. 7, 1899    
Fay, Mary Feb. 8, 1807 Jul. 26, 1890   wife of Samuel L.; maiden name: Mercer
Fay, Edward Dec. 12, 1838 no date   son of S. & M.
Fay, Ella Apr. 14, 1847 no date   wife of Edward; maiden name: Stearns
Fay, George W. Aug. 25, 1845 Aug. 31, 1886    
Fay, Nathan D. Feb. 9, 1878 Jul. 30, 1881   son of George & Mary E.
Fike, William   no dates    
Fike, Elizabeth Oct. 30, 1840 no date   wife of William; maiden name: Fay
Hepperlein, Jacob   no dates    
Hepperlein, Rebecca   no dates   wife of Jacob
Hepperlein, David   no dates   son of Jacob & Rebecca
Hepperlein, Locuy?   no dates   son of Jacob & Rebecca
Hill, Newell J. 1832 no date    
Hill, Eliza   no dates   maiden name: Leonard
Hill, Isaac   Dec. 3, 1846 56yr 3mo 24da  
Hill, Mehitable   Aug. 3, 1870 80yr 4mo ??da wife of Isaac
Hill, Jabe   Sep. 12, 1864 4yr 10mo 18da  
Hill, Unknown 1838 Aug. 19, 1846    
Hinsdale, George E. Dec. 29, 1808 May 18, 1889    
Hinsdale, Elizabeth Apr. 10, 1816 Nov. 26, 1900   wife of George; maiden name: Boggs
Hinsdale, Julia Jan. 27, 1852 Dec. 9, 1937   dau. of George & Elizabeth ?
Hinsdale, Anna E. Oct. 7, 1854 Jul. 5, 1937   dau. of George & Elizabeth ?
Hinsdale, Ida N. Jun. 9, 1858 1929   dau. of George & Elizabeth ?
Hodkins, Conrad   no dates    
Hodkins, Martin   no dates    
Hodkins, Mary Ann   Apr., 1900    
Hodkins, William   no dates    
Houck, G. W.   no dates    
Houck, Jack   no dates    
Houck, Emily   no dates   wife of Jack; maiden name: Boggs
Jackson, Robert J. Apr. 13, 1825 Sep. 30, 1891    
Jackson, Emily Jun. 10, 1837 no date   maiden name: Thomas
Jackson, William Sep. 10, 1869 Jan. 14, 1938   son of Robert & Emily
Jackson, Jessie Apr. 2, 1880 Sep. 8, 1880    
Jackson, Grace Mar. 11, 1875 no date   wife of William; maiden name: Cork
Jackson, Rowena Apr. 7, 1885 no date   see Wilson
Jackson, James A. Feb. 17, 1868 May 27, 1934   son of Robert
Jackson, Lillie Mae Oct. 14, 1873 Oct. 8, 1934   wife of James A.; maiden name: Boyer
Jackson, Mary Mar. 6, 1800 no date    
Linabery, Joseph May 16, 1834 no date    
Linabery, Hannah 1833 Sep. 16, 1864   1st wife of Joseph; maiden name: Penn
Linabery, Leah Jul. 2, 1838 no date   2nd wife of Joseph; maiden name: Boyer
McDonald, Amos J. Mar. 1, 1865 Aug. 21, 1866   son of Wm. & E.
McPherson, George Jan. 13, 1798 Sep. 20, 1855    
McPherson, Mary Oct. 9, 1794 May 24, 1868   wife of George
McPherson, Unknown   Aug. 1, 1865   ch. of J. M. & M.
McPherson, Unknown   Jun. 15, 1861   ch. of J. M. & M.
McPherson, Charles M. Mar. 7, 1880 no date    
McPherson, Mabel   no dates   maiden name: Merwin
McPherson, Garnet Dec. 24, 1904 no date    
McPherson, Ralph Jan. 24, 1915 Jul. 12, 1917    
Mercer, Edward   no dates    
Mercer, Mary   no dates   maiden name: Ellis
Moses, Edwin P. Sep. 26, 1860/66 Sep. 29, 1866   son of W. W. & N. M.
Mowry, George A. Apr. 19, 1804 Apr. 25, 1889    
Mowry, Nancy Oct. 25, 1806 Jan. 22, 1888   wife of George
Mowry, Freddie May 7, 1865 Mar. 23, 1871   son of R. & Mary
Newton, F. E.   no dates    
Newton, Sylvester 1826 no date    
Newton, Eliza   no dates   wife of Sylvester
Newton, Wesley   no dates    
O'Neal, Tommy 1877 Jul. 22, 1880    
Schultz, John P.   Mar. 27, 18--    
Smith, Joseph "Dad Joe" 1786 Mar. 20, 1852   see notes below
Smith, Catherine ca. 1783 Nov. 4, 1835   wife of Joseph; see notes below
Smith, Nicholas Jul. 5, 1811 Aug. 26, 1886   son of 'Dad Joe'
Smith, Matilda Sep. 16, 1814 Dec. 3, 1851   1st wife of Nicholas
Smith, Julia Oct. 29, 1819 Sep. 21, 1881   2nd wife of Nicholas
Smith, Henry   Aug. 23, 1852   son of N. & M.
Smith, Inf. son   no dates   son of N. & M.
Smith, Mary E. Aug. 13, 1838 Jul. 4, 1842   dau. of N. & M.
Smith, Mary L. May 25, 1863 May 20, 1876   dau. of - & J.
Suggs, Lucinda Jul. 6, 1859 Dec. 14, 1867    
Thomas, Henry   Apr., 1843    
Thomas, Polly   no dates   maiden name: Boggs
Thomas, Henry   no dates   son of H. & P.
Thomas, Lucy Jan. 27, 1843 no date   maiden name: Corss
Thomas, Climena Apr. 8, 1850 no date   maiden name: Corss
Thomas, Ellen   no dates    
Thompson, Alfred Trader Mar. 15, 1812 Oct. 30, 1850    
Thompson, Rosetta Jul. 14, 1874 Mar. 27, 1875   dau. of W. & E.
Thurston, George M.   no dates    
Thurston, Flavel Jul. 17, 1793 Oct. 1, 1852    
Thorn, Jedediah Jun. 26, 1848 Jul. 20, 1856   son of J. & R.
Vaughn, Stillman Oct. 10, 1800 no date    
Vaughn, Lucinda Oct. 11, 1801/1861 Feb. 29, 1867   County History says b. June 15, 1804
Wilson, Rowena   no dates   maiden name: Jackson ?
Young, Amos Apr. 14, 1834 Oct. 28, 1861    
Young, M. Eva Jun. 11, 1864 Nov. 15, 1875   dau. of A. & E.
Young, Warren F. Dec. 5, 1855 Sep. 5, 1865    
  

           

Mrs. Smith was wounded by an Indian near Black Hawk village. Her son Nicholas, coming to her rescue, saved her life. Providence spared her from the dangers of the frontier and a horrible death by Indians in violence to give up her life on the quiet borders of the north prairie of which she was a pioneer woman.

           The following inscriptions are found on the stone of Joseph Smith and his wife Catherine:

In memory of

Joseph and Catherine Smith

Better know as "Dad Joe" Smith

Who planted the seeds of civilization at Aukas, Fort Clark at the mouth of Rock River lead mines of Galena and on Bureau prairies. He served under General Harrison in the War of 1812; was at the Battle of Thames and saw Tecumseh killed. During this war, he was lost on Lake Erie and was for 5 days without food.

           He settled in Peoria in 1825 and moved to Galena in 1827; in 1830 into a grove in the north part of Bureau County, which was afterward named "Dad Joe grove." Mr. Smith was born in 1788 in Maryland; was married in Kentucky to Catherine Kiplinger. They had 5 children; Elizabeth, Nicholas, Joseph, Catherine, and Nancy. "Dad Joe" and his family were known by all the early settlers from Peoria to Dixon, and no one was ever turned away from their door hungry.

 

 



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