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Coppenbarger - Hays Cemetery
Section 7, Tunbridge Township
DeWitt County, IL

DWGQ:
Summer 1977 Vol III No. 2
BURTON, 	Charles		d. Mar 30, 1863

BUTLER,	 	Mary Ann	b. Oct 20,, d. June 15, 1846, ae. 38 yrs 8 mo 25 da

		Mary		(Wife & dau. of Elisha BUTLER)

COPPENBARGER,	George		b. 1804 Va  d. June 13, 1855,  ae. 49 yrs 2 mo
				(Cpl. 3rd ILL Inf Blackhawk War)
		Nancy (HENDRSON) his wife, 1812-1869

		Jacob		b. 1769  d. Nov 17, 1841,  ae. 72 yrs 17 da
				(War 1812)
		Catharine A.	his wife  d. April 25, 1857,  ae. 76 yrs 7 mon 24 da
	
		Jaob (Jacob)	b. April 5, 1822  d. March 3, 1857  ae. 56 yrs 10 mo 3 da
				(Mexican War, Co E ILL Inf)
		Ann		his wife (CANTRALL) d. 1864
	
		John		d. Oct 6, 1869,   ae. 72 yr 6 mo 28 da
		Mary		d. Sept 6, 1878   ae. 79 yr 9 mo 10 da
				Children of John & Mary
		John		b. Sept 16, 1837  d. March 17, 1853  ae.  15 yr 6 mo 1 da
		William	A	b. June 23, 1836  d. March 27, 1853  ae.  16 yr 9 mo 4 da

		Mary C		d. 1873 dau. of S. P. & H. S.

		Matilda		wife of John,  d. Dec 23, 1833,   ae.  21 yr 9 mo 15 da

		William		d. May 15, 1859,  ae.  37 yr 5 mo 15 da
		Rebecca (Wright) d. Aug 13, 1854,  ae.  32 yr 11 da
		Infant Son	of Wm & R.  b. Mar 1, 1844  d. Apr 12, 1844  ae. 1 mo 11 da
		Nancy (BYERLY)	2nd wife of Wm.  b. July 1817  d. Jan 14, 1905

DOWNEN		Lucy		d. July 20, 1840  ae. 52 yr 27 da

GRINER		Charles		son of J. W. & M.  d. Nov 4, 1859   ae.  8 mo 4 da

HAYS		William		d. Feb 17, 1854,   ae. 35 yr 11 mo 27 da
		Emaline 	(COPPENBERGER)  d. Apr 8, 1879,    ae. 52 yr 10 mo 22 da
		Joel M		son of W. & E.  d. Sept 1, 1850,   ae. 2 yr 6 mo 14 da
		Mary E		dau of W. & E.  d. Sept 14, 1853,  ae. 5 mo 18 da

		Samuel (THOMAS)	b. May 17, 1833  d. Jan 29, 1869,  ae. 36 yr 8 mo 12 da
				2nd husband of Emily
		Charles P	son of S. T. & E.  d. Apr 6, 1865,  ae. 2 yr 7 mo 27 da

SHUGART		Sorilda		and her two sons Edom & Zion are buriel here

SMITH		Elisha		son of James G. & Eliza J (BUTLER) 
				b. Nov 19, 1871  d. Aug 23, 1873

THOMPSON	Henry L		Father  b. 1822  d. 1896
		Chatharine	(COPPENBARGER) Mother  b. 1833  d. 1914
		Andrew S	d. Dec 24, 1879   ae. 21 da
		John T		d. Feb 23, 1860   ae.  8 yr 4 mo 5 da
		William		d. Oct 2, 1865    ae.  7 yr 1 mo 19 da
				Children of Henry & Catharine)
		James P		1856-1922

VESTAL (VESTOR)	________	dau. of Nathan Vestal or Vestor
				(First burial in cemetery) *

WRIGHT		Amos		1847-1928
		Nancy		(COPPENBARGER)  b. Aug 11, 1820  d. Mar 4, 1870


	*  According to Edom Shugart, in a letter written to The Clinton 
	Register and printed 23 June 1876, this cemetery was first used 
	when "... during the first winter of our residence in DeWitt
	County (1824-25) a man named Nathan Vestal, with a large family of
	children, moved into our neighborhood and staid a few day in our
	hut.  He settled down and built a log cabin nearly on the spot
	where James D. Hayes' house now stands.  Soon after he moved into
	his house his oldest child, a nice little girl about twelve years
	old, was taken very sick, and my brother was on the point of going
	to Springfield for a doctor when she died...  The little girl was
	buried on the hill near Emily Hayes' residence, and that was the
	beginning of the burying ground where so many of our friends now
	sleep...."



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