Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Hill Prairie Cemetery (continued)

More Lyons family grave stone photos taken by Rodney Erps.

On front of stone:
George Lyons
Apr. 9, 1809
Mar. 18, 1864

On back of stone:
Wife of
George Lyons
July 12, 1823
June 1, 1891

Died Aug. 11, 1861
3 Yrs. 5 mo. 16 ds.

Mary P.
Died Nov. 28, 1862
Aged __ Months

(Note: age for Mary P. is blocked by a flower)

Margaret Elder
Sept. 4, 1853
Feb. 16, 1944

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Hill Prairie Cemetery (Continued)

The following photos on the Lyons family were taken by Rodney Erps, a volunteer at

This stone is for Robert William Lyons, and reads:

R. W. Lyons
Born Sep. 1817
Died Aug. 9, 1900

"that they may rest from their labour and their works do follow them." Rev. 14.13

The reverse side of the stone is for his second wife, Mary:

Mary A. Kinkead
Wife of R. W. Lyons
Died June 11, 1886
Aged 65 Years

"Blessed are the dead, that die in the Lord". Rev. 14.13

Dau. of R. W. & M. A. Lyons
Died Oct. 14, 1856

(Note: 11 days old)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Hill Prairie Cemetery, Randolph County, Illinois

Wife of R. W. Lyons
Feb. 17, 1850
Aged 17 yrs. 6 ms. 7 ds.

(Note: Jane's maiden name is Little. She is the first wife of R. W. Lyons)

George E.
Son of
R. W. & M. A. Lyons
Nov. 1, 1857
Aged 3 yrs. 1 mo.

Thanks to Lucy Higgins for taking these great photos.