Grave Stones Found - McEndree,
Menard County, Illinois -- 17N 6W, Section 13
stones were found this month in the Sugar Point cemetery in Menard
County, IL. Three of those had not previously been recorded.
Stan Lowe took pictures of the stones on 26 June 2007 and they are
The 1981 reading done by James Toal for publication in the cemetery
books, list 10 names in this cemetery. Five names were added to the
original listing, about 20 years later, when Shirley Aleguas found
their names in the Menard county death records and they were identified
as having been buried in this cemetery. Then, on a very cold
day in January 2002 Jeanie Lowe, with the help of Duane Albert and John
Robinson, found and took pictures of four of the stones on the
list. At that time the burial ground was full of briars,
brush and small trees. It was hard to find the stones.
The Sugar Point Cemetery or sometimes called Claypool after a man who
once owned the land, is now being cleaned up by a neighbor to the
cemetery and he is doing a wonderful job. With the briars, brush and
small trees all cleared away, the stones are becoming more easily
found. We believe that more will be found as the restoration of this
little cemetery continues.
These stones were added today:
27 June 2007:
James F. d. 19 July 1853 Aged 9 yr 4 days Son of J. & A. Keagle
17 Sept 1847 Aged 11 Months 17 days Son of J. & A. Keagle
Levi d. 15 Feb 1844 Aged 17 months 4 days Son of G.C.
& P. McEndree
Asbury d. 25 Feb 1864 Aged 1 yr 4 months 16 days Son of G.C. &
Sumter, James J. d.
23 Jan 1856 Son of G.W. & A. Sumter - was previously listed as
infant with no first name
Sumter, Margaret d.
25 Feb 1860 Aged 2 yrs. 17 days Dau of G.W. & A. Sumter
Also found was the top portion of the stone for Mary Keagle which gives
the rest of the birth date
Keagle, Mary b. 22 Aug 1793 d. 15 Aug 1851 Wife of John Keagle
NOTE: names with an asterisk were in previous listings with no pictures
Written and submitted by Jeanie Lowe
27 June 2007
Pictures taken by Stan Lowe
26 June 2007
CENTER, Joseph W.
d. Oct. 2, 1868 Age 73 yr 7 mo 17 da
Susan d. Oct. 8,
1853 Age 24 yr Dau
of J. & M. Keagle
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