| Peoria County
Below is a list of 8th MO veterans who are buried in the Elmwood Illinois Cemetery.
The cemetary is small, and the number of 8th MO graves impressed
Bob Markunas, who has made a hobby of locating Civil War graves in Illinois.
(He has provided a database to rootsweb).
Here, in Bob's words, is how he created this list:
"I simply walked the cemetery, jotting down names and units. This works for veterans with military stones and inscriptions on family stones noting their service. Sometimes I will jot down men whose birthdates put them at a likely age to have served and then track them down using online resources. This works fine with men with names like Ezekial Worthington, but not so well with common names like George Smith. There are two separate 8th MO veterans named Isaac Hurff."
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TO VIEW INDIVIDUAL 8th MO (US) SOLDIER BIOGRAPHIES:
|1.|| Bartholomew, John B.
(may be a memorial stone instead of a grave)
| 1834 to
|2.|| Blakesley, Seth
(also called Festus)
|3.||Hurff, Isaac Ewalt|| 12/01/1842 to
|4.||Hurff Jr., Isaac|| 09/01/1835 to
|5.||Kightlinger, Carson Hiram||Co. G|
|6.||Maxwell, John M.|| 07/07/1837 to
|6.||Parsell, William R. (Colonel)|| 1841 to
|7.||Reed, John Byers|| 02/23/1831 to
(Click here for a
explanation of why people from other states joined the 8th Missouri)