Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Galum Presbyterian Cemetery, Perry County, Illinois

Galum Presbyterian Church and Cemetery is one of the older churches and cemeteries of the county, with graves of some of the earliest settlers from the Denmark and Pinckneyville area.

There are three sections to the cemetery; the oldest sections being the South West and the North West, located on either side of the church, with the newest section being the East.

The above picture is looking NW; cemeteries are on either side and behind, then directly across from front of church.

To get to the cemetery, from the Courthouse in Pinckneyville go South out of town. Travel about 4 miles and you will see a sign on your right. Take this oil road on the right and follow it for 3 miles - Watch For Deer! The church is on your left.

The above information was taken from the Perry County Illinois History & Genealogy web page. To see the cemetery listings included in this article go to http://www.perrycountyillinois.net/. Then scroll down the page until you come to the various cemetery listings.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Wylie Gravestones Continued

These 3 gravestones are located in the Swanwick Bethel Cemetery, Perry County, Illinois. They are for children of William Theodore and Nancy L. (Woodside) Wylie.

Wm. J. Wylie
1886 - 1913

Burns Service

Susan L. Wylie
1902 - 1902

Burns Service

Ira J. Wylie
1891 - 1912

Burns Service

Friday, January 11, 2008

More Wylie Gravestones at Swanwick

While walking through the cemetery I saw these Wylie gravestones. I decided to photograph them even though I was not sure they were my ancestors.

In Memory of
James Wylie
Died Jan. 24, 1878
Aged 55 Yrs. 6 Mos.

Wm. T. Wylie
1852 - 1918

Crawford J. 1863 - 1938
Edna Lou 1878 - 1909

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Wylie Gravestones at Swanwick Bethel Cemetery

These two stones are side by side and flat in the ground.

Wm. Theo. Wylie
1855 - 1909
Burns Service

Below is the gravestone for his wife.

This stone was difficult to photograph due to mud covering the stone.

Nancy L. Wylie
1859 - 1935
Burns Service

NOTE: Nancy is the daughter of Robert John and Martha Jane (Pettit) Woodside.