(or Old Mossville Cemetery)
Partial View of the Cemetery
Partial View of the Cemetery
is located in Section 27 of Medina Township.
It's located in a heavily wooded area on top of a hill. There are
four areas that were surrounded by fences, most of which are
gone. There are some stones, though, that aren't surrounded
by a fence. This cemetery needs some tender loving care;
the existing stones need to restored.
My husband, Mike, has hiked through the woods around this
cemetery since he was a little boy and has heard of repeated
vandalism of the cemetery. When Mike was a lad, he spoke to
the Thorne brothers who lived in the area. They told him a sad story
about a couple of teen-agers who rode to the cemetery on their horses
(in the 1950's), and dug up Thorne's sister who had been buried
there many years before. The teen-agers were later apprehended and
the skull they had dug up was found in the teenager's car. No names
are mentioned here because the story hasn't been verified.
When visiting the cemetery, evidence of vandalism is apparent.
love to be involved in the restoration of this cemetery, especially
since the Cliftons and the Crandells are closely related.
Listing of Stones We Found
CLIFTON, Enos T. 1822 - 1896
CLIFTON, Louisa 1843 - 1924
CLIFTON, Moses 1850 - 1877
CLIFTON, S. Abigail 1857 - 1892
CLIFTON, Sarah 1823 - 1899
W. Feb. 22,
1861 - Aug. 27, 1913
JAMES Granville, b. Dec. 16, 1826 - ndd
JAMES Margaret A., His wife, Sep. 27, 1826 - Dec. 9, 1900
JONES Wilson, s/J. W. & S., d. Feb. 16, 1852/53 Age 2/-/-
NEAL Asenath, w/Samuel C., 1831 - 1912
NEAL Samuel C., 1818 - 1911 (Sam's stone overlooks the land he once owned...bio)
RHOADES James B., Co. G. 154th Ill. Inf.
RHOADES Mary Jane, His wife, July 6, 1841- Apr. 21, 1915
RHOADES, Hazel (daughter) info per Ruth Crumbacher Bush
ROBINSON Catharine, Mother, Nov. 28, 1810 - Mar. 18, 1850
ROBINSON Joseph V. H., Feb. 16, 1844 - Sep. 6, 1910
ROBINSON Georgiana CLIFTON, His wife, b. Dec. 3, 1844 - ndd
These two bodies were moved to Mt. Hawley Cemetery but not their stones.
ROBINSON Maude, d/M. N. & E. J., d. Mar. 19, 1877 Age 4/-/-
ROBINSON William, Father, July 27, 1805 - Sep. 14, 1881 (bio)
ROBINSON William Franklin, Aug. 31, 1867 - Apr. 19, 1904 (2nd view of stone)
SHEERER Haryard T., b. Oct. 25, 1880 - ndd Navy emblem on stone
STOCKERT John, Sep. 16, 1823 - Mar. 27, 1894 (Ruhe Sanft)
STOCKERT Elizabeth, His wife, Jun. 23, 1823 - Oct. 30, 1911
THORNE Deborah, May 23, 1819 - Oct. 19, 1906
THORNE Edward, 1856 - 1927
THORNE Edward, s/E. & C.A., 1887 - 1918
THORNE Infant, d/W. & J., d. Jan. 17, 1881 Age -/-/10
THORNE Infant, d/G. & G. E., d. Nov. 26, 1882 No age
THORNE Leroy F., s/E. & C.A., 1884 - 1908
THORNE Laurel E., d/E. & C.A., Sep. 24, 1889 - May 9, 1893
THORNE William, b. Northmolton, England, d. Jan. 15, 1883 Age 66/3/2
corrections, or suggestions would be deeply appreciated!
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