Lamb Cemetery - Vermilion County Illinois
Cemetery Name: Lamb Cemetery
Also Known As: Campbell Cemetery
Location: Newell Township, East of Danville
GPS Location: 40.16540, -87.56913 (link to Google Map)
Description: Lamb Cemetery has many times in the past went without care, but as of recently (2011) there has been work done at the cemetery to clean & fix it up.
Pictures: I took pictures of EVERY stone in this cemetery in April 2009. I then revisited the cemetery in November 2011 after I noticed a lot of work had been done in the cemetery (including some before 1/2 buried stones now standing), and took pictures of every stone again. I also took a video in November 2011. Pictures #1-363 were taken April 2009. Pictures #365-878 were taken November 2011.
Link to Pictures: 878 pictures (50 on a page, 18 pages)
Video: Below are a quick overview video of Lamb Cemetery. This was taken November 2011. Please note: These video's are NOT "professional" or to be used to read stones or anything like that.... these are to show a quick "overview" of the cemetery. For those who may never be able to visit this cemetery in person, these video's are here to show a quick "overview" of the area.
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My grandfather, Hiram Campbell, built the house next to the Lamb/Campbell cemetary. I believe the house was built in 1919. I do not know if there was another house on the property before that time. My cousin is Mary Campbell, mentioned previously. I am trying to get a list of the people buried in the cemetary. I have visited the cemetary over the years as a child and an adult. I have not lived in Illinois for 60 years. Many of the stones are not readable. I remember, as a child, readiing that one girl was killed by Indians. Later, as an adult, I could not find the stone. It is such a shame that history wears away. Many of my relatives are buried there and a list of the burials may help me to trace my history. Does anyone know where I can get that information? Thank you for all the work done on this website.
YOU MIGHT TRY CALLING A MAX KYGER...HE HAS A LIST.
Wow! I just left a message for you in which I said I was looking for information about my first school teacher. That teacher was Mrs. Lucy Williams and the school was Lamb School, just around the corner from this cemetery. I started school there in 1950. Lamb School has been located there since the early 1800's'. My understanding is that the first log school burned around 1900 and was replaced by the frame building which still survives and is located on a farm about one mile south of the cemetery. The land for the school and, I assume, the cemetery was donated by John Lamb, who, I believe, is buried there. You mentioned that the cemetery is also known as the "Campbell" cemetery. The house adjacent to the cemetery was occupied by the Leslie Campbell family in 1951(2) and years thereafter. I went to school there with their daughter, Mary, who now lives in Nashville, TN with her family. What wonderful work you have accomplished with your website. Thank you.
I would like to contact Max Kyger or have him contact me. My number is 217-725-177