I am trying to tie together the families buried in the Orio Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Friendsville Precinct, Wabash Co.
If anyone would like to contribute or needs help, I'd be delighted to share whatever I have. I'm also looking for recent bueials that would not appear on the 1970 list that Geraldine Satterthwaite did.
My ancestors buried there are Shepard and Andrews, but of course the intermarriages add tons of other names!
Sample: SHEPARD, Adam b. 1826, d. 11 Feb 1862, age 57y 4m 22d, Graduate of Middlebury College VA. Adams B. (Bartlett?) Shepard; b: 20 Sep 1804 Canterbury, Merrimack Co., NH; d: 11 Feb 1862 Linn, Wabash Co.; s/of Col. Morrill Shepard & Elizabeth Hancock; m: 23 Feb 1829/30 Boscawen, Merrimack Co., NH Eliza Jane Gerrish; studied at Boscawen Academy in Canterbury, NH; graduated from Middlebury College, VT in 1826; studied law with Ezekiel Webster for two years; July 6, 1833 settled on land next to the Bliss farm in Decker's Prairie, Wabash Co., IL; taught high school from 1833 to 1849 and studied law; obtained his MD degree and practiced medicine in and around Orio/Linn until his death; in 1838 he and Eliza gave “two acres, 1 road, 39 rods and three yards of land to be used as a building site and cemetery. An impressive monument in row 3 of the Orio Cemetery marks his grave; res: 1840-50 Wabash; ch: Eugene (11 May 1830 NH-29 May 1864), Morrill (27 Sep 1833 IL-1 Nov 1901), Germaine (3 Feb 1836 IL-6 Aug 1893), Evaline (7 Jun 1840 IL-2 Mar 1892), Rosline (7 Jun 1840 IL-16 Oct 1877) and Albert (3 May 1842 IL-2 May 1900).