Old Collison Cemetery - Vermilion County Illinois

Cemetery Name: Old Collison Cemetery

Location:  Pilot Township, South of Potomac

GPS Location 40.23280, -87.79280 (link to Google Map)

Description:  Old Collison Cemetery is on private property, with no easy path to the cemetery. The cemetery is fully fenced in, but not maintained and slowly being overgrown. Some stones do show that work has been done fixing up this cemetery in the past.

Pictures: I took pictures of EVERY stone in this cemetery in February 2011, and also took 3 video's of the cemetery at that time.

Link to Pictures: 340 pictures (50 on a page, 7 pages)

Video: Below are a couple of quick overview video's of Old Collison Cemetery. These were taken February 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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1-5 of 9 Comments
November 15, 2015 - 09:39
Subject: www.findagrave.com

Please post your headstone photo to Findagrave. Thank you

Here someone requested the headstone photo you have.

Linda Moore – Charleston, IL
October 23, 2015 - 17:05
Subject: Was it the Leonard Cemetery

Was that the Leonard Cemetery?

george sager – Danville
January 26, 2014 - 14:57
Subject: James and Mary Duncan

Linda Moore if you will give me some way to get back to you I would like to share my info with you and see what you have that I might not have. I don't have anything on his parents I also have info on Mary and her parents. Who was your g grandmother. The only Linda I remember was Jr Hunleys daughter?

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Linda Moore – Charleston, IL
October 23, 2015 - 17:02


There is a Leonard Cemetery in the area that night have some of your relatives. Have you seen it? Do you believe that James and Mary Duncan traveled to Vermilion county, IL and died there? Certainly their daughter Sarah lived there. My grandfather was Kenneth Clare Young who was born near Potomac and died in Champaign, but he lived in Potomac his whole life. His mother was Adeline Cox who was a daughter of Sarah Duncan cox and Pernell Cox. Sarah Duncan was a daughter of James Duncan and Mary Miller Duncn. Supposedly Sarah was born in Ohio. I think Mary Miller's family was in Fayette Co Ohio and did there. What do you have?

Diana Ford – Renton, WA
May 07, 2012 - 16:34
Subject: Looking for grave of Thomas Heffron

My second great grandfather Thomas Heffron died in Danville, Piolet Twp, Feb 8th 1877. I am trying to locate his grave and find an obituary. I do have his estate records. I'm not sure which cemetery I should look. He may have been Catholic and died possibly during an epidemic. I have hit my brick wall. Any suggestions will be most appreciated. Thank you, Diana

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