Burials

Inscriptions, veterans, cemetery plat map, photos (& more coming)

History

Land Records

Original land owner, deeds, surveys, 1874 historic plat map, & more

McCord Cemetery

Save our Heritage at McCord Cemetery

Irving, Illinois

Copyright January 2010 Jeanne Johnson

Introduction to History

From a neighborhood burial ground for pioneers to the cemetery today

Burials
Burials
Introduction to History
Introduction to Land Records
Introduction to Land Records

Introduction to Land Records of McCord Cemetery

Land records are the oldest records for McCord Cemetery and document its progression from a neighborhood burial ground to a community cemetery. The first owner of the land where McCord Cemetery is located was John Paden who purchased public domain land from the federal government for $1.25 an acre. John Paden and his neighbors were the pioneers of Irving Township. Subsequent transfers of this land were recorded in county record books. Other land records of the cemetery include plat maps and surveys.

Federal Land Sales

Surveys

A map of the land parcels surrounding the cemetery with the names of the original land owners.

Images of unofficial surveys of McCord Cemetery.

Deeds & Other Information

1874 Plat Map

Transcripts and images of the deeds transferring the land of McCord Cemetery; and illustrations of the three parcels.

Map of the land parcels surrounding the cemetery with the owners’ names and amount of acreage.

Federal Lands
Deeds
Surveys
1874 Plat Map