Freeland Cemetery aka Cox Cemetery

 

This cemetery is located in Hampton township on Rt. 82 in the timber.

There is no path into it.  You have to go over a barbed wire fence to visit it. 

It is on land owned by the Illiniwek Forest Preserve and there has been some resistance to allowing public access because it is being treated as an Eagle Preserve.

Tombstone pictures located at: http://www.illinoisancestors.org/cemphotos/v/rockisland/freelands/

 

Known Burials

More pictures

Civil War Veteran

Joseph Cox

 

 

THIS CEMETERY IS IN SHAMBLES AND NEEDS HELP!!!!

There are two veterans there, one from the Revoltionary War is Joe Cox and one from the Civil War is buried here. Read about John T. Howard here.

Once the stones are gone there is nothing to say these people existed!!!

 

WQAD-TV Article about the cemetery. Please consider helping!!!!

 

 

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