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Old Section, Carrollton City Cemetery, Greene County, Illinois.

In Memory of
SARAH WHARTON
Wife of
ELISHA ENGLISH
Died Nov 27, 1849
in the 82 year of her age
She was [kind to her neighbors and family]
and a true and noble woman in all [her/the] relations of life

In Memory of
ELISHA ENGLISH
Born March 2, 1768, near Laurel
Sussex County, Delaware
Married Sarah Wharton Dec 10, 1788
Removed to Kentucky [in/by] 1790 and [afterwards
to Greene, Illinois in 1830]
Died [in/at] Louisville, Kentucky, Mar 7, 1857
He was a faithful husband, kind father, an honest man

MY FATHER
AND
MY MOTHER

They lived [lovingly/happily] together as husband and wife over
60 years and before the tie was broken could number more than
200 living descendants. Their 14 children all married and had
children before a death occurred in the family
This stone erected to their memory by
Elisha G. English of Indiana

 

In Memory of
JAMES WALTER
A Worthy Man of Color
Who Died July 1, 18[53]
Aged 66 Years
Born a slave, [liberated]
by Elisha English, [Sr.] in 18[31]
[Honor/Charity Fidelity Characterized]
his humble life
[[more?]]
This [stone] erected to his
memory by E. G. English of Ind.

 

 

Elisha Gale English, of Indiana, the son who erected the stones, was the 4th child of Elisha & Sarah.

Portions of the stones are now difficult to read. The transcriptions are based on notes I made at the cemetery in 1992 and notes of other descendants made a few years earlier. When I visited the cemetery, the stone of James Walter was leaning on the side of the larger monument.

Six of the fourteen children of Sarah and Elisha, and other descendants, are buried in this cemetery; stones are recorded in the below publication (there are several transcription errors).

GREENE COUNTY ILLINOIS CEMETERIES CARROLLTON TOWNSHIP,
prepared for
The GREENE CO. ILLINOIS HISTORICAL and GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
(ca. 1986)

 See also the obituary of Elisha English

GKBopp (Revised 15 May 2002)
Descendant of Dr. John B. English,
12th child of Elisha & Sarah Wharton English 

 

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