Middlefork Cemetery - Vermilion County Illinois

Cemetery Name: Middlefork Cemetery

Location:  Middlefork Township, South East of Potomac

Approximate GPS Location 40.2979, -87.7763 (link to Google Map)

Description: No signs of this cemetery has been found. Old books talk about the "little graveyard on the hill" - east side of Bean Creek Road, just south of the Bean Creek Bridge. Land records in 1839 showed land for cemetery: NE1/2 W1/2 NW1/2 S12 T21N R13W. One known burial here: Michael Cook, who was one of the first settlers in the Middlefork area and died in the 1830's.

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There are 3 comments
May 12, 2012 - 13:00

The computer program left out the email addresses: www.papemortuary.com, www.illianaghs.org, www.danville.lib.il.us.

qtom – Modesto, Cal
March 16, 2011 - 14:51
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Where would you look for imfomation on he early settlers in Middlefork especially around
around 1890 -1905.Is there any one I can contact about possible births deaths marriges ih the area especiallyin late 1890. I am looking for a marriage and death of a William? K kimball and later a John Martin to Mary Lucille Wilson( Bruner) who parents were a William Harker Wilson and Emma Harrison. One (may be the Kimball) may have occured in 1902 or after her marriage to Guy L Brunerin 1912. I have placed her in Middlefork with her children and her father and mother and sister? Hazel wilson in 1920 as a widow. Feel free to forword this to anyone who may help me.Thank You Tom Quyle

Reply to qtom
May 12, 2012 - 12:56

You might try for your 1890 and later obituaries. They do have earlier records, but the obituaries aren't too plentiful before that time period. If the newspaper mentions the cemetery, it will be in the Pape database. Also, there are marriage records for Vermilion County from 1826 to 1915 through the illiana Genealogical & Historical Society or at the Danville Public library. Both IGHS () and the library () do genealogical research for a modest fee.

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