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Old Concord Cemetery
Menard County, Illinois

   
Photographs furnished by : Lynn Snyder

 

This information is from the research of :
Lynn Snyder
All rights are reserved and all copyrights remain with
Lynn Snyder.

 

Old Concord Cemetery is located north of Petersburg.
Take Route 97 to Lincoln Trail Road.
Take a right and go approximately 3/4 mile.
If you come to an intersection you have went to far.
You will see two fields with a grass path/road between them on the right.
Drive up the path/road and you will see a flagpole and the cemetery.
The cemetery will not be visable from the road. It is really easy to miss,
but the cemetery and flagpole can be seen from some of
the other roads in the area.

The cemetery is located in a field about 1/4 mile off the road;
There are no signs just a lone flag on a flagpole waving in the wind.
You have to drive on a grassy road that runs in between two plowed fields.
There are approximately 200 graves there.
Most of them are very old.

My family research includes the Sampsons that lived in Menard Co., IL,
and then moved on to De Witt Co. and Logan Co., IL.
If you have any information about the Sampsons,
please contact me at: Lynn Snyder


The original Gravesite of Ann Rutledge, who was Abe Lincoln's true love.
I understand they moved her body to Petersburg but erected a headstone in it's place.
Her family are buried all around it.
                                                Lynn

       
Photographs furnished by : Lynn Snyder

ORIGINAL GRAVE OF
ANNA MAYES RUTLEDGE
JAN. 7, 1813 --- AUG. 25, 1935
WHERE LINCOLN WEPT
  ANN RUTLEDGE

I CANNOT BEAR TO THINK OF HER
OUT THERE ALONE IN THE STORM
A. LINCOLN


Matilda
Wife of
Francis F. Sampson
Died
Dec. 21, 1863
Aged
80 YS. 3 MS. 23 DS.

Francis F. Sampson
Died
Sep. 28, 1855
Aged
73 YS. 9 DS.

 
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