The Wilkinson Cemetery


Listing compiled in 1971. Some directions were included, locating the cemetery atop a bluff overlooking the Mississip River, with the railroad running below the Bluff. Back then, it could be reached by going to the end of county road #346, continuing left on the old road to the top of the hill and then left past a deserted house. From there it’s all on foot, and easily missed because of the overgrowth.

                                       

Benjamin F. Wilkinson                                       John B. Foster
Died August 28, 1861                                        Born January 11, 1827
Aged 1 year 9 months 5 days.                                Died September 29, 1875
                                                            (Son of Ezekiel & Myra)
Ann Wilkinson                         
Died August 25, 1852                                        In Memory of
Aged 38 years 3 months.                                     James A. Swank
                                                            Born August 10, 1871
also on her stone were:                                     Died February 17, 1896

1.  William J. Wilkinson                                    Small markers with initials
    Died September 7, 1837                                  T.L. & M.L
    Aged 1 year 8 months                                    (Lawson footstones)

2.  Mary J. Wilkinson                                       In Memory of
    Died December 14, 1839                                  Catherine Swan
    aged 3 months                                           Born December 25, 1793
                                                            Died April 30, 1872
3.  Aaron H. Wilkinson                                      Aged 30 years 8 months 4 days
    Died August 23, 1841                     
    Aged 6 months                                           John C. Swank
                                                            Born 1828
4.  Robert J. Wilkinson                                     Died March 7, 1880
    Died June 11, 1848
    Aged 6 months.                                          Mary A., Daughter of
                                                            John C. & Emeline Swank
5.  Angeline Wilkinson                                      Died July 24, 1890
    Died May 10, 1849                                       Aged 30 years 8 months 4 days
    Aged 1 day
                                                            Gone to the Celestial Lodge Above
6.  Joseph H. Wilkinson                                     John Wilkinson
    Died June 28, 1853                                      Born August 23, 1813
    Aged 5 months                                           Died Decmeber 26, 1876
                                                            
John T. Wilkinson                                           small marker with initial J.W.
Born December 20, 1815 (or 45?)
Died January 11, 1861                                       Joseph R. Robbins (Two stones?)
                                                            Son of A & D Robbins
Joseph H. Wilkinson                                         Who was born July 31, 1862
Died January 29, 1853                                       Died October 15, 1863
Aged 5 months                                               (note:  Ambrose Robbins - a 24
                                                            yr. old stonesman from Connecticuit
Robert J. Wilkinson                                         lived in the John Wilkinson home 
Died June 11, 1848                                          in 1860
Aged 4 months                                               
                                                            In Memory of
No Name?                                                    John Swank
Died August 15, 1858                                        Born December 27, 1823
Aged 1 day                                                  Died October 10, 1893

No Name?                                                    Emeline Smith
Died September 7, 1837                                      Wife of J.C. Swank
                                                            Born October 1834
Elizabeth, Wife of J.W. Wilkinson                           Died January 21, 1908
Born January 26, 1827                                       Aged 74 years, 2 months, 21 days
Died November 24, 1860
Aged 33 years 9 months 8 days

A Masonic Marker
William Wilkinson
Born in England
April 21, 1789
Died September 10, 1871
Aged 82 years 4 months 20 days