Jefferson County Illinois 

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Unknown Name Cemetery
Located in Moores Prairie Twp.
Submitted By: Don Wall

This Cemetery is located close to what is believed to be the homesite of 
Andrew Moore. The front step, 3 corner stones of a cabin and a well were 
found close by. 
South of homestead 100 yards I found there are 3 graves close together. 
I read somewhere that the 3 graves were people who got sick while they were 
traveling on the wagon trains. Go south 10 more yards and you find the 
one male in a 20" x 20" square. The stone has been worked into a rectangle 
with a flat top, sitting in the middle of the square. 
Could this be Andrew Moore's head?

This is found about 25 yards from the other 4 graves known as:
Four Graves Cemetery

While it would be most difficult to say with certainty that this is indeed
Andrew Moore's remains it could be possible.

The History of Jefferson County written by William Henry Perrin in 1883 states 
that a human skull was found which was identified by Moore's wife by a missing tooth. 
His body was never found and it was assumed it was eaten by animals. It also includes 
that Moore's wife kept the head with her until her death and though she did move back 
to the area for awhile she returned to and died in Equality, IL.

History of Jefferson Country IL 1810-1962

Three graves with sand stone markers. 

Female teen with PPJ on stone.

Adult female
Male teen

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