Dougherty Cemetery - Vermilion County Illinois

Cemetery Name: Dougherty Cemetery

Sometimes misspelled as: Daugherty Cemetery

Location:  Vance Township, North-East of Fairmount

GPS Location 40.07100 -87.82237 (link to Google Map)

Description:  Dougherty Cemetery is located on private property, and permission must be obtained before visiting. The cemetery is very well cared for. Cemetery names for Francis Dougherty, son of a Revolutionary War Captain.

Pictures: I took pictures of EVERY stone in this cemetery in November 2007

Link to Pictures: 322 pictures (50 on a page, 7 pages)

Internment List:Using information from my visits and internet records - I've come up with a list of who is in this cemetery. If I have a picture of the stone, I've including the picture number. (PLEASE NOTE: I do NOT guarantee this list to be 100% accurate or correct - I've done the best job that I could.) You can view the list with the link below, or download the list in Microsoft Excel format. PLEASE do not copy the list & call it your own - If used, please give credit back to COAN.NET or to this site, VermilionCounty.INFO. Thanks

[Link to Internment List] [ Download Excel File - here soon]

 


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Lee Pritchard Kershner – Lake Forest, IL
May 28, 2013 - 11:01
Subject: Correction

Sorry, I meant tornado not hurricane but this allows me to express our family gratitude to the descendants of the Dougherty family who have devoted so much time and money to the upkeep and beautification of the cemetery.

Lee Pritchard Kershner – Lake Forest, IL
May 28, 2013 - 11:01
Subject: Correction

Sorry, I meant tornado not hurricane but this allows me to express our family gratitude to the descendants of the Dougherty family who have devoted so much time and money to the upkeep and beautification of the cemetery.

Lee Pritchard Kershner – Lake Forest, IL
May 28, 2013 - 10:55
Subject: History of Dougherty Cemetery

Our family lore contends that the first burial in Dougherty was a baby who died while her parents camped on the Dougherty farm during their trek to settle further west. The Dougherty family allowed my grandparents, Frank and Beatrice (Bloomer) Pritchard to bury their three year old daughter, Nedra, in the cemetery after her death during a hurricane in 1917. The ground was higher than the town cemetery where flooding could occur. Subsequently Nedra's parents were buried there along with my parents, Lyle and Lena (Cord) Pritchard. Many of the folks buried at Dougherty were good friends of my grandparents: the Doughertys, Miller McCabe and his daughter, Elsie English, and others who were much admired in the community.

Sharon Yeazel DiMare – Sparks, NV 89434
February 14, 2013 - 05:16
Subject: oops--just "sent" and mispelled married name: correct is DIMARE

Michael and anyone else who wants to link up to show connection to Dougherty and/or Yeazel.
I know this cemetery dates back to the 1600's, most likely Yeazel with alternate spelling, from Alsace Lorraine.
I have more info back to then. But there are spaces of time etc.
WHen the Dougherty family acquired the property I do not know.
MICHAEL OR ANYONE: I know not who maintains the cemetery etc.
I am available to nose around for more info for anyone within a connection of the above 2 families.
The info I have came from family in Colo about the 1950's I believe related to the Dougherty side.
Too late tonite.
Very interested in communicating with all interested in pursuit and connection to families.

sharon diamre – Sparks, NV 89434
February 14, 2013 - 05:00
Subject: Yeazel and Dougherty Family at Dougherty Cemetery 2 mi approx from Fairmount Township

I have some information and would like to talk with whoever is the person writing all the dialogue, taking the pictures (Nov 2007 of above cemetery), etc.

My family is know to go back to 1640 approx in the cemetery..Alsace Lorraine heritage for Yeazel--bros, one English spoken.

I am sketchy on the Dougherty side back: my grandmother is Bertie Dougherty Yeazel death approx 1944-5? I was present at the time in Fairmount w parents Jos. and Sylva Yeazel.
OTHER SISTERS of Bertie may be buried there or close, possibly in cemetery closer to Sydney.

ANYBODY available to talk?? phone 775-622-0096, cell also (can provide).
VERY MUCH WANT CONTACT. PLEASE.

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