Jones Cemetery - Vermilion County Illinois

Cemetery Name: Jones Cemetery

Also Known As: Jones Family Plot

Location:  Danville Township, South-East Danville

Approximate GPS Location 40.11740 -87.58318 (link to Google Map)

Description: From what I have read, it sounds like there might still be some stones around where this cemetery is - so HELP - if anyone can give me more details so I can find them - it would be very helpful.

Some information from an older newspaper article (from 1950's): Jones cemetery is southeast of the Veterans Administration Hospital on the bank of Lick Creek - on a high hill beneath an old dying fir tree and several oaks are three or four sand stone bases for markers, all that is left to show the old cemetery was once located on the grounds. It is believed there were between 40-50 graves. It is believed that the cemetery was started before 1833. The original 40 acres, of which one-half acre was donated for the cemetery. In 1889 the Jones Cemetery Association was formed. In the 1930's, the WPA undertook the project of cleaning up and restoring the cemetery. Since that time, some stones had been moved - and used as stepping stones.

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Kathy Huston – Minneapolis, MN
March 09, 2013 - 18:25
Subject: Jones Family Plot

Hi--Thank you so much for your efforts! I have information in a Huston family book published by Margery Huston Freas that says this cemetery is bordering on Kansas St. and Route 74, directly back of the Veteran's Hospital. There were stones for the Huston family recorded by Donna Gash of Danville, IL and John Weisman in 1979, though Gash reported in 1984 that the cemetery once contained many more stones. The names I have are Nancy (Martin) Huston, John Huston, Sarah (Wait) Huston, John Olehy, and likely Joseph Huston, Martha Elizabeth Huston, and Elizabeth (Rouse) Huston. All deaths are 1849-1857. There was a cholera epidemic in this neighborhood in 1849 that took many lives.

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