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Atkinson Cemetery 2002
Atkinson Cemetery 2002
TitleAtkinson Cemetery 2002
Photo Number000044.JPG
CollectionDigital Image Collection (Western Illinois University)
Date Photograph Taken2002-00-00
KeywordsMcDonough County Cemeteries Cemetery Atkinson William Willard Argyle Lake John McCord Black Jack McCord Blacks African American Tombstones African-American
Subject HeadingMcDonough County--Cemeteries (Atkinson)
Description"The Atkinson Cemetery, east of Arglyle Lake on land now owned by the state park, dates from 1839, and it includes two burials of historic interest. One is the grave of William Willard....He was from Loudoun County, Virginia, and served twice in the Revolutionary War, during 1778 and 1781. He later came west with his daughter Mary and son-in-law John McCord. He died in 1846 at the remarkable age of 97." McDonough County Historic Sites, " by John E. Hallwas, p. 54.
Source/CreatorPhoto taken by John Hallwas.
Aux. Photo# NegativeNeg 2128-7
Location of Original PhotoMcDonough County Cemeteries Album
RightsWIU Libraries Archives & Special Collections -- All Rights Reserved. For permission to reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use this image, contact the WIU Archives and Special Collections at malpass-archives@wiu.edu.
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