Red Top Cemetery - Vermilion County Illinois

Cemetery Name: Red Top Cemetery

Location:  Grant Township, South of Hoopeston

GPS Location 40.42557 -87.68683 (link to Google Map)

Description:  Red Top cemetery was started in 1855 behind the Red Top School, for the fact that the North Fork River was impassible in December that year and it was not possible to get to Mann's Chapel Cemetery.

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

Link to Pictures: 480 pictures (50 on a page, 10 pages)



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Andrew Elliott – New Jersey
June 29, 2011 - 04:09
Subject: Anybody know who's in charge of Red Top cemetery?

I'd like to know who, if anyone, would have records for a family member of mine buried at Red Top cemetery. If anybody knows please Email me at thank you!

Deborah Colvin Brower – Frederick, Maryland
July 07, 2010 - 11:27
Subject: Cemetery Photos

Thanks for posting those photos. It's a lot of work but you do a great service for people who live far away. It was great to see my family headstones. I'm related to Henry and Eleanor (Dille - Forshier) Hoover, William and Eldora (Sherill)Forshier. Recently I was accepted to the DAR from a relation on my father's side. When I visited several years ago I remembered a headstone with a Revolutionary War citation. I thought it would be nice to have a soldier from my mother's side as well, but I couldn't remember who he was. I found him in your photos, George Redden is Eldora Sherill's Great Grandfather on her mother's side. Now I just have to get the hard evidence.

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Rita Kirkpatrick
October 23, 2010 - 16:44

My ggrandmother was Nancy Redden who married Thomas French in Vermillion Co, IN.They are buried at Campbell Chapel Cemetery just outside of Veedersburg. Nancy's parents were George W. Redden and Rebecca Campbell, she was the daughter of John Campbell and Melinda Fraizier. After Rebecca died George married Matilda Chambers. George W. was the son of William Redden and Kittura Glascock. William was the son of George Redden the Revolutionary soldier. I have been trying to prove George W. to William to George for a couple of years. Do you have anything that will prove what I am sure to be true. Thanks....this is a neat website, huh......Rita

J baker
June 06, 2010 - 22:26
Subject: Cemetary grounds

dont know anything about the house -- but for awhile my Dad kept up with the maintenance of the grounds

Jaquelyn – AZ
February 11, 2009 - 14:48
Subject: RED TOP

I used to live in the Red Top Cemetery House... I can answer questions about the history of the house and the cemetery...

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