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Jerseyville in Jersey County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Hathaway Cemetery Memorial

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, November 17, 2019
1. The Hathaway Cemetery Memorial
Inscription.  This memorial is dedicated to the three mothers and their five children buried in the Hathaway Cemetery. Located in Section 34 of Jersey Township North, the cemetery was the final resting place of: Lydia and John McCluer; Katherine, Elizabeth, and John Arnspiger; and Margaret, Elizabeth, and George Davis.

In 2010, the stones were found stacked beneath a tree by a man who had recently purchased the land. Unsure of what to do with them, he asked the Jersey County Historical Society to take possession of the stones. Because we were unable to locate the original cemetery, the state granted us permission to create this memorial by repairing and resetting the stones.

The other three stones in this memorial (Laura Biggs, J.G. Hutchinson, and Mary Kurby) were located in Jerseyville's oldest cemetery, which was located across the street in what now is a park.

State laws enacted in 1989 protect graves, grave markers, and grave artifacts that are over 100 years old from vandalism, excavation, cultivation, removal and exposure, defacement, and destruction, even at the hands of landowners. Offenders can be charged with
The Hathaway Cemetery Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 17, 2019
2. The Hathaway Cemetery Memorial
Marker is on the gate
a misdemeanor or felony and fined up to $10,000 for each occurrence.

 
Location. 39° 7.343′ N, 90° 19.801′ W. Marker is in Jerseyville, Illinois, in Jersey County. Marker can be reached from North State Street (U.S. 67) just south of Snedeker Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located on the grounds of Jersey County Historical Society. It can be accessed from the driveway (to the left of the Cheney Mansion) off State Street (US 67), which leads to a parking lot near the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 North State Street, Jerseyville IL 62052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Red House / Cheney Mansion (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lone Star School (about 500 feet away); The McAdams, Plummer & Hagen Cabins (about 700 feet away); The Union Forest Church (about 700 feet away); Hamilton Primary School (approx. 6.1 miles away); Thomas Carlin (approx. 13.1 miles away); Our Lady of the Rivers (approx. 13.2 miles away in Missouri); St Rose Philippine Duchesne (approx. 13.3 miles away in Missouri). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jerseyville.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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