Braceville Cemetery, Grundy County Illinois

Entrance photo of Braceville Cemetery aka Cotton Cemetery

Entrance photo of Braceville Cemetery aka Cotton Cemetery, sign and flag as seen from East Division Street, facing west.

Braceville Cemetery aka Cotton Cemetery

Located at the corner of East Division Street & Braceville Road in Braceville Township, Braceville, Grundy County, IL.

There is a section in the cemetery that has no markers. If you are aware of your ancestors’ burial in this cemetery or can identify the unknown tombstones, please send the information to me and I will add it to the following list.

Last NameFirst NameBornDiedInscriptionPhotoSubmitted by
AbramDan.18881911stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
AbramEttieJan. 16, 1886Aug. 15, 1887stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
AbramJane18501927stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
AbramJohnMay 14, 1847 in Rhymney, GlamorganshireJan 31, 189042 yrs 8 mos; beloved husband of Jane (other side of Ettie Abram)stonepicture by Rodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier; info updated by Wendy Malinowski
AndersonFredrickSept. 15, 1841Mar 7, 1887stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
AndersonJohannaJuly 4, 184017-Aug-26stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
AndersonOscarFeb. 23, 187727-Feb-00stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
BalmaAnna MarieDec. 31, 19175-May-18stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
Blakefamily stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
BlakeEdwin18661944sonstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
BlakeGeorge BOct. 3, 191512-Feb-56IL SSGT 129th INF 37th INF DIV WWII BSMstone; militaryRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
BlakeJane18591934stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
BlakeJosiah18801959sonstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
BlakeMary18381928mother; wife of Wmstone; stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
BlakeSadie A18911938stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
BlakeThomas18581937stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
BlakeWilliam18361908fatherstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
BlakeWm.18341908stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
BradfordEtta L18581937stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
BradfordJames M18511929stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
BradleyJohn DOct. 17, 1872Aged 32 yrs 10 ms 17 dsstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
BradleyThomas FAug. 22, 1870son of J & E BradleystoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
BrooksEdith E18651940MotherstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
BrooksGeorge T18591939FatherstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
BrooksMargaretApril 1, 1840stone partially buriedstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
BrooksThomasJan. 18, 1878Aged 38 Yrs.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
BroughamJacob18241892stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
BroughamLucinda C18251912stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
BulloughAnndau of W. & E. BulloughstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
CaseMary21-May-12Aged 73 yrs. 10 ms.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
CasePriscilla28-May-16Aged 69 yrs.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
CherryJohnJan. 3, 1881Aged 28 yrs. 10 ms.stone; stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
CherryJonnieDec. 20, 1882Son of John and Maggie Cherry; Aged 5 Mo. 7 Daysstone; stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
CherryNellieOct. 21, 1877Dau. of John and Maggie Cherry; Aged 5 Mo. 13 Daysstone; stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
CostiganAnn N.185419__stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
CottonCalvin H.Aug. 11, 1870Child of C. H. Cotton; Aged 3 yrs. 9 ms. 28 ds.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
CottonDavidstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
CottonDavid G.Mar. 10, 1886Aged 57 yrs.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
CottonEliz. JaneAug. 20, 1879Wife of E. H. Cotton; Aged 45 yrs. 6 ms. 2 ds.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
CottonElizabethAug. 21, 1872Wife of Nicholous Cotton; Aged 81 yrs. 17 ds.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
CottonFatherstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
CottonGeorgeNov. 15, 1880Child of C. H. Cotton; Aged 3 yrs. 9 ms. 28 ds.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
CottonJaneAug. 16, 1885Aged 58 yrs.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
CottonJosephineNov. 17, 1880Child of C. H. Cotton; Aged 1 yr. 10 ms. 17 ds.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
CottonJulia A.Oct. 10, 1870Aged 20 yearsstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
CottonJulia AnnOct. 10, 1870Dau. of David and Jane Cotton; Aged 19 yrs. 11 ms. 27 ds.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
CottonLucetta J.Apr. 15, 1872Wife of C. H. Cotton; Aged 30 yrs. 2 ms.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
CottonMotherstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
CottonNicholousApril 20, 1870Aged 75 yrs. 3 ms. 18 ds.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
DavisW.D.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
DavisWillieJan. 1869Was killed Mar. 29, 188_Son of W. and A. DavisstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
De VanArthur James19071910stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
De VanCharlotte18731924MotherstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
De VanJames A.18711930FatherstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
DorfErnestAug. 23, 1857July 31, 1882GermaniastoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
EvansAnnOct. 27, 1842May 11, 1885stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
EvansHenryDec. 25, 1842Apr. 3, 1876stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
EvansJenkinJune 4, 1885Aged 55 yrs. 5 ms.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
EvansJoseph P.July 4, 1844Apr. 13, 1905stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
EvansL. W.Mar. 25, 1884Aged 48 yrs. 5 ms. 11 ds.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
GayElviraJuly 12, 1835Feb. 3, 1916his wifestoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
GayJohnMay 9, 1833Nov. 28, 1883stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
GayThomas H.18621940stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
GoodrichClayton D.July 6, 1865May 2, 1895Beloved husband of Mary Goodrich; Aged 27 yrs. 10 ms. 24 ds.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
GoodrichMary18701951stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
GouldThomas1842February 6, 1885EnglandstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
HarrisIsaacDec. 9, 1909Father; Aged 63 yrs. C. H. 138 Ill. Vol.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
HarrisMartha AnnFeb. 23, 1882Dau. of S. & M. Harris; Aged 20 yrs. 10 ms. 2 ds.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
HarrisWilliam WatkinsApr. 16, 1873Son of Solomon & Martha Harris; Aged 16 yrs. 8 ms.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
HayesBertieJune 6, 1885Aged 2 yrs. 2 ms.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
HayesHarryJan. 21, 1890Aged 2 yrs. 4 ms.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
HayesHerbertAug. 16, 1886Aged 2 ms. 15 ds.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
HayesMillicent M.1882stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
HaysLester J.June 16, 1890Aged 4 ms. 15 ds.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
HockingFrank18501907FatherstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
HockingIsabelle18521927MotherstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
HodderWilliamDec. 8, 1887Aged 33 yrs.stone [submitted by Rodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier]William Hodder married Mary Evans (dau of Esther Abraham and William Evans). Esther Abraham was the first child born of David Abraham and Sarah Lewis. John Abraham/Abram (brother of Esther) is buried in the same plot with William Hodder. Info updated by Wendy Malinowski
HolmesAlbert18761878stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
HolmesAlfred18661925stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
HolmesCharlesApril 1839April 12, 1883stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
HolmesCharles H.18621918stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
HolmesClifford R.Aug. 15, 1897Oct. 27, 1908Son of C. & S.A. HolmesstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
HolmesLilla E.Aug. 30, 1868Apr. 23, 1898Dau. of C. & S.A. HolmesstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
HolmesSusan A.Jan. 16, 1842Jan. 1, 1905His WifestoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
HolmesWallace18711878stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
HolmesWallace Joseph18741935stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
HoltAdda E.Jan. 26, 1886Dau. of S. L. & W. H. Holt; Aged 24 yrs. 7 ms. 18 ds.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
HoltLouvisaJune 1, 1890Aged 49 yearsstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
HughsElizabethJan. 27, 1838Oct. 8, 1910His WifestoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
HughsThomas R.July 15, 1837Dec 22, 1894stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
HumphreysCharles E.18901966stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
HumphreysDavid O.18911947FatherstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
HumphreysGwendolyn18691944stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
HumphreysWilliam C.18941942stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
HumphreysWilliam O.18641937His WifestoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
HurstElizabeth18411872stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
HurstJonathan18391905stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
JarvisAnnieDec. 15, 1886Dau. of J. G. & Ann Jarvis late of N. Wales; Aged 15 yrs. 6 ms. 14 ds.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
JohnsonAlgot18561922stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
JohnsonAmanda18621927His WifestoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
JonesEllenFeb. 26, 1888Wife of John D. Jones; Aged 38 yrs.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
JonesIraAug. 16, 1899Oct. 14, 1900Son of R. J. & B. E. JonesstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
JonesJohn D.8-Jun-26Aged 78 yrs.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
JonesLizzieMar. 1, 1888Aged 2 ms.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
LattaLucy18701906stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
LetsomeLizzie18761889stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
LewisAnnOct. 11, 1808Sept. 29, 1872Wife of Lewellyn Lewis; from WalesstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
LewisAnn18441899His WifestoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
LewisBlanchMay 4, 1891May 7, 1891Children of D. A. & J. LewisstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
LewisDavidAged 2 Weeks; Children of J. W. & A. LewisstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
LewisDavidAged 2 Years; Children of J. W. & A. LewisstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
LewisDavid A.Aug. 8, 186123-Jun-01stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
LewisEleanor18421932MotherstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
LewisEnoch ReesMay 16, 1893Aug. 20, 1893Children of D. A. & J. LewisstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
LewisJaneFeb. 2, 1870His WifestoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
LewisJohn W.18321911stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
LewisLouis E.18771948SonstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
LewisUna JaneJan. 9, 1896Aug. 19, 1896Children of D. A. & J. LewisstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
LewisWilliam G.Oct. 21, 1873Aged 26 yrs. 1 m. 5 ds.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
LloydBennieSept. 3, 1870Aged 2 yrs.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
LloydDavidNov 18, 1876 aged 5 mos 25 ds(illegible) Children of W. & S.A. LloydstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
LloydDavid B.1812 Glamorganshire WalesJan. 24, 1900Aged 88 yrs.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
LloydElenMar. 11, 1878Aged 9 ms.; Children of W. & S.A. LloydstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
LloydElizaDec. 7, 1902Beloved wife of David Lloyd; Mother; Aged 63 yrs. & 6 ms.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
LloydEmmaAug. 29, 1879Aged 2 ms.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
LloydGwylimOct 23, 1874; aged 8 mos 1 day(illegible) Children of W. & S.A. Lloydstonepicture by Rodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier; updated by Wendy Malinowski
LloydSarahMar 17, 1821 Monmouthshire EngMar 15, 1891beloved wife of David B Lloyd (on the reverse side of David B Lloyd's stone)stoneWendy Malinowski
LloydTomyFeb. 24, 1874Aged 5 ms.; Children of W. & S.A. LloydstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
MasonInfant SonFeb. 1884Aged 5 ds.; Sons of W. & E. MasonstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
MasonWilliamMar. 25, 1863May 1899Aged 26 yrs.; Sons of W. & E. MasonstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
McKinneyEdna V.18811885stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
McKinneyJohn R.18531912stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
McKinneyLibby18561920His WifestoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
MooreAnnie L.Apr. 23, 1891Aged 32 yrs. 5 ms. 5 ds.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
MorganMaryNov. 12, 1891Aged 53 yrs. 3 ms. 27 ds.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
NicholesN.Mar. 1, 1881Aged 51 yrs.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
OlsonLouis18621901stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
OlsonSelma J.18641899Wife of Louis OlsonstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
PerigrineJohnJuly 13, 1830Aged 27 yearsstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
PetersonAlfred18861963SonstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
PetersonAnnette18521942MotherstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
PetersonJohn18501937FatherstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
PetersonOscar18781938SonstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
PetersonVictor18801939SonstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
PriceJohnNov. 13, 1830Jan. 13, 1900FatherstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
PriceMarySept. 13, 1832____, 1901Mother; His WifestoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
PriceMillicentOct. 16, 1882Nov. 4, 1898Dau. of John & S.A.[Sara Ann] Price of Clark City ILL.; Aged 16 yrs. 21 ds.stone; monumentWendy Malinowski
ProsserBenjaminDec. 12, 1872Aged 24 yrs. 8 ms. 12 ds.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
ProsserThomas18421892stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
RadfordEmmaSept. 23, 1860Mar. 29, 1866Dau. of H. & M. RadfordstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
RadfordHenryNov. 6, 1828Mar 21, 1873stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
RadfordSamuelDec. 5, 1853July 17, 1857Son of H. & M. RadfordstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
ReesDianaAug. 8, 1826Sept. 30, 1894Wife of John W. ReesstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
ReesEnochDec. 30, 1889Who was killed at Braceville; Aged 30 yrs. 11 ms.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
ReesReesJan. 7, 1872Aged 42 yrs. 4 ms. 2 ds.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
ResidoriJ.19411941stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
RitterMargaret18581936stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
RobertsElizabethFeb. 3, 1871stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
SherryJ. H.Mar. 10, 1891Aged 35 yrs. 4 ms. 6 ds.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
SimonsJohnMay 5, 1874Aged 45 yrs.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
SmithErabellaMar. 5, 1858Jan. 21, 1935stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
SmithWilliam E.Dec. 13, 1853Dec. 21, 1906stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
StoddardJohnDec. 18, 1890Aged 54 yrs.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
StoddardRuthJune 3, 1887Aged 35 yrs.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
SwanCaroline18501943stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
SwanCharles18761944stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
SwanEmil18851906stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
SwanGustav18481911stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
UnknownstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
UnknownDau. of (possibly a DAVIS)stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
UnknownAnnieJuly 20, 1880Aged _ yrs. 6 ms.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
UnknownGeorgieJune 19, 1874Aged 1 yr. 3 ms.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
UnknownMarystoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
VolkelAnna18551932stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
VolkelFrank18571916stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
VolkelSam W.18871934Mech. 34 Inf. 7 Div.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
VolkelWilliam P.18851941stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
WallIsaac(Illegible)(Illegible)stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
WallJonathan(illegible)(illegible)stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
WellsElizabethApr. 8, 1898Aged 78 yrs.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
WilliamsSephniahMay 14, 1880Aged 24 yrs. 8 ms.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
WilsonElmer O.Oct. 15, 1882Aged 1 yr. 10 ms.stoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
WimmerFrances18451913MotherstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
WimmerFrank18411912FatherstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
WyattAmanda18841944MotherstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier
WyattDavid18801971FatherstoneRodney Gould/Jan Bollmeier

There are 21 names in the Cemetery book (Cotton Cemetery) put out by the Will-Grundy Historical Society that there are no stones for. There are stones that are not listed in the book that I have photos and inscriptions of here on this list. Submitted by Rodney Gould.

Listed with no headstones are:

  • John Abram
  • Mary Benjamin (this may be the Mary stone that we aren’t sure of)
  • George B. Blake
  • Jane Blake
  • Sadie A. Blake
  • Thomas Blake
  • Ebenezer Howells
  • Sarah Jones Howells
  • Margaret Howells
  • John Bradley
  • David Davis (War of 1812)
  • John Goodrich
  • C. A. Hardy
  • ? Harris (this may be Martha or William)
  • George Heisler
  • Thomas Heisler
  • Willie Housey
  • Emma Jones
  • Thomas Prosser
  • Rosanna Simons
  • Isaac Smith

Names not listed that there are headstones for are:

  • Thomas Gould
  • William Watkins Harris
  • Martha Ann Harris
  • Lizzie Letsome
  • Louis Olson
  • John Stoddard
  • Ruth Stoddard
  • Sephniah Williams

Not listed above; however, the obituary states he is buried in Cotton Cemetery:

  • Harris, Solomon, born Nov 30, 1824 in South Wales – died Jan 1897 [obit]

1 Comment

  1. Russell Evans

    Would like to know if anyone has got any information on my great grandparents. They are Joseph and Ann Evans in Cotton cemetery inBraceville,Illinois.

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