Cumberland County

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KINGERY Gravesite
 submitted by Barbara Clayton

KINGERY Gravesite

Barbara Elaine (Hays) Clayton (left) and Ben Kingery (right) at the grave of Samuel KINGERY, Barbara's maternal 5th great grandfather.  He is buried in the Kingery Cemetery in Cumberland County, Illinois.  Photo taken September 1998 after the Kingery Reunion.

Barbara (Hays) Clayton Attends 1st DAR Function
Mrs. Barb (Hays) Clayton, wife of Olin Clayton of Raymond, Il has been accepted into membership by the Springfield Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Barb Clayton filed her membership through her maternal 6th great grandfather, Captain Andrew Byrd III and his wife Ann Jones. Mrs. Clayton learned about her lineage through the author Ben Kingery, who wrote "Samuel and Catherine (Spong) Kingery and Their Descendants". Ben Kingery is Mrs. Clayton's cousin, who wrote and published the above book in 1995.  The book was printed by John Kingery, another cousin of Mrs. Clayton's, who owns Kingery Publishing in Effingham, Il. The DAR held their Annual Christmas function at the Illini Country Club in Springfield, Il on December 19, 1998.  Mrs. Clayton is the daughter of the late Dewey and Florence (Altevogt) Hays. Florence is the daughter of the late Gus Altevogt and his wife Vera Stark.  Vera Stark is the daughter of Timothy and Bertha (Stout) Stark. Bertha was the daughter of Daniel and Fannie (Kingery) Stout.  Fannie was the daughter of Samuel and Martha Jane (Rawlings) Kingery.  Samuel Kingery was the son of David and Mary (Byrd) Kingery.  Mary Byrd was the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Coffman) Byrd. John Byrd was the son of Captain Andrew Byrd III and his wife Ann Jones.  Captain Andrew Byrd III was the son of Captain Andrew Byrd II and his wife Mary Reese.  Captain Andrew Byrd II was the son of Captain Andrew Byrd I and his wife Magdalene Jones.  Magdalene was the daughter of Mons Jonasson and his wife Ingaborg Lycon. Mons Jonasson was the son of Jonas Nielsson and his wife Gertrude Svensdotter, both natives of Skaraborg, Sweden.  Two of Mrs. Clayton's cousins have sent copies of their DAR records showing their membership through Captain Andrew Byrd II and I.  Mrs. Clayton is a cousin of Democrat Senator Richard Byrd of Virginia.  Mrs. Clayton owns over 400 pages of documents on the Byrd family received from the Virginia State Archives.  Captain Andrew Byrd I was the son of Abraham and Cornelia (Cooke) Byrd.  Mrs. Clayton's National # is 788217.  Through the Byrd lineage, Mrs. Clayton is a descendant of the Magna Carta Barons, through Mary Horsmanden, who married William Byrd of Virginia.

Brushy Ridge School
 submitted by Kathy Willis

Below are class pictures of Bushy Ridge School, located just northeast of Greenup at the intersection of county routes 1900E and 700N.  It is on the Greenup and Union Township boundary near Boots Cemetery (see plat map or MapQuest).  The first picture is dated 19 May 1910.  The second one is undated but is likely from the period 1911 to 1915.  The only person identified in each picture is Ghuela NEELEY, born 16 July 1904, daughter of Harve and Emma (UMBARGER) NEELEY.  She is labeled as "me" with an arrow in each picture ... 4th from right in front row in 1910 picture and 2nd from right in middle row in the other picture.  If anyone can identify any of the other people in the picture, please contact Kathy Willis.  You can click on the pictures to see an enlarged version of them.


1910  (click on image for larger version)

1910 Brush Ridge School

ca 1911-1915  (click on image for larger version)

Brushy Ridge School ca 1911-1915


Liberty Hill Church & Cemetery 
 submitted by Michael L. Hébert

Below are pictures of Liberty Hill Church & Cemetery, located just south of Greenup at the intersection of State Rt. 130 & Co. Rd. 200N.  Photos were take 30 Sep 2009.  A listing of some of those who are buried in the cemetery can be found at the Find A Grave website for Liberty Hill Cemetery.


Liberty Hill Church  (click on image for larger version)

Liberty Hill Church

Liberty Hill Church & Cemetery  (click on image for larger version)

Liberty Hill Church & Cemetery


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