Lynch Cemetery - Vermilion County Illinois

Cemetery Name: Lynch Cemetery

Location:  Danville Township, East Danville

GPS Location 40.13254 -87.56920 (link to Google Map)

Description:  Lynch cemetery is an older cemetery, no longer active - and shows wear over time, but currently well maintained.

Pictures: I took pictures of EVERY stone in this cemetery in October 2008.

Link to Pictures: 316 pictures (50 on a page, 7 pages)



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rex – danville illinois
July 24, 2014 - 17:22

to the person that said this cemetery is fairly maintained that is a lie i was there today and the cemetery is in horrible shape especially the headstones on the graves and the grass needs cut badly ....but i want to know how old is this cemetery is it the oldest in danville? im curious because i saw a grave that said the person died in 1811.

Sharon Herring – Kansas City, Mo
August 06, 2012 - 17:29
Subject: Herring

I'm looking for the grave of Jacob Herring born 1802 and his second wife Margaret Haitt born 1814. There is a record of Gordon Cemetery of a Jake Herring.

Thelma Morgan – Stockwell, Indiana
January 04, 2012 - 12:02
Subject: Hurley Obituary

1902 February 8 - Leven died at 10 AM.
OBITUARY FOR LEVIN HURLEY - Stockwell, Indiana - Word was received here Saturday of the death of Levin Hurley at Danville, Ill. He had been an inmate of the Soldiers home there for some time and at the time of his death was 80 years old. He leaves a widow and two daughters living here and children living elsewhere. Mrs Hiram Brooks and Mrs D A Gapen being the daughters living here. Mrs Hurley, Mrs D A Gapen, Mrs Jesse Baer and Mrs M B Platt went to Danville Monday morning to attend the funeral. (Stockwell News in the Lafayette paper, Friday, February 13, 1902.)

Reply to Thelma Morgan
January 04, 2012 - 19:21

According to the Pape Mortuary website your Levin Hurley is buried at Lynch cemetery.

Thelma Morgan – Stockwell, Indiana
January 04, 2012 - 11:58
Subject: Hurley_Leven

Looking for his grave.

Levin Hurley, a native of Ohio, was born March 20, 1822, the son of Levin and Susanna (Burt) Hurley. His wife, whom he married in Clinton county, Ohio, in 1842, is Elizabeth, daughter of David and Polly (Ervin), long ago deceased; his wife was born in Clinton county, Ohio, April 20, 1824. By this marriage there are eleven children, born in the order here given-Harrison, deceased, Ann, William, Mary deceased, Alexander, deceased, John, Isaac, Malinda, Belle, deceased, Josephine, deceased, and Ida deceased. Comrade Hurley was employed in farming when he entered the Federal Army August, 1862, from Clinton county, Indiana, at the age of 40 years; he was enrolled as a private in Company A, 20th Indiana Vol. Inf., 1st Brig. 3rd Division 2nd Army Corp. In 1863 he was wounded in right hand at Chancellorsville, he entered Douglas Hospital, Washington, D. C. , he remained there one year, having been detailed as nurse when able. He was furloughed for thirty days and returned to his command in front of Petersburg in fall of 1864. In 1864 he was sent to New York with his Regiment to suppress the draft riots then occurring in that city.
The following are his battles: Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Kelley's Ford, Fredericksburg 1st and 2nd , front of Petersburg, Gettysburg, Burksville and numerous skirmishes; he was granted an honorable discharge May 1865, at Indianapolis, Indiana. His oldest son, Harrison served in 11th Ind. Cav., took sick and died during service; his son-in-law, H. Brooks, served in an Ind. Regt. His wife's half-brother, Cornelius Cotteral served in 12th O.V.I., was taken prisoner and held in Libby (Prison) 18 months. Comrade Hurley belongs to Carroll Post, he is a disabled soldier and his address is Stockwell, Indiana. (Ref: Presidents-Soldiers-Statesmen, 1776-1896, by H. H. Hardesty, 1895)

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