McCord Cemetery

Irving, Illinois

Copyright January 2010 Jeanne Johnson

Irving Township (part of), Montgomery County, Illinois

Township 9 North, Range 3 West, 3 P.M.

Section 29

Section 28 (part of)

John Peden

Sep 15, 1835

Cert# 3801

80 Acres

Lawrence Franklin

Dec 2, 1839

Cert# 14501

160 Acres

Robert McCord Jr.

Dec 2, 1839

Cert# 8845

80 Acres

James Mayes Rutledge

Dec 2, 1839

Cert# 11566

40 Acres

William Knight

Dec 2, 1839

Cert# 10489

40 Acres

James Thomas Peden

Dec 2, 1839

Cert# 10541

80 Acres

John Cockelrees

Apr 22, 1835

Cert# 6601

80 Acres

William Peden

Oct 15, 1835

Cert# 8419

40 Acres

William Grantham

Dec 2, 1839

Cert# 14585

40 Acres

Ezekiel Grantham

Dec 2, 1839

Cert# 8455

40 Acres

John Grantham

Oct 25, 1834

Cert# 4642

40 Acres

John Barber,Sr.

Oct 7, 1834

Cert# 3104

80 Acres

Joel Knight

Nov 25, 1830

Cert# 1319

80 Acres

John Peden

Sep 15, 1835

Cert# 3802

80 Acres

Robert McCord, Jr.

Sep 22, 1835

Cert# 5922

40 Acres

William Peden

Oct 15, 1835

Cert# 8420

40 Acres

Mark Smith Rutledge

Oct 7, 1834

Cert# 3033

80 Acres

William Knight

Dec 2, 1839

Cert# 10485

80 Acres

James Thomas Paden

Oct 8, 1835

Cert# 7958

40 Acres

John Knight

Dec 2, 1839

Cert# 9436

40 Acres

William S. Russell

Jan 1, 1840

Cert #15220

40 Acres

James M. Berry

Dec 2, 1839

Cert # 11700

40 Acres

John Mann

Oct 15, 1835

Cert # 8403

40 Acres

John Bostick

Dec 2, 1839

Cert # 12451

40 Acres

Ezekiel Grantham

Apr 15, 1835

Cert# 6141

40 Acres

Isaiah

Grantham

Dec 2, 1839

Cert# 9518

40 Acres

William S. Russell

Feb 22, 1844

Cert# 15604

40 Acres

Aquila Chester Wiley

Dec 2, 1839

Cert# 13454

80 Acres

Section 32

Section 33 (part of)

Isaiah Grantham

Oct 7, 1834

Cert# 3047

80 Acres

James Bostwick

Oct 8, 1835

Cert# 7929

40 Acres

James Thomas Paden

Oct 15, 1835

Cert# 8418

40 Acres

Ezekiel

Grantham

Dec 2, 1839

Cert# 14584

40 Acres

McCord’s Trail

McCord’s Trail
McCord Cemetery
Robert McCord Jr.
Sep 18, 1835
Cert# 5206
80 Acres

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Survey Sections of Irving Township

The shaded area represents the location of the parcels in the above diagram

Each section measures one square mile consisting of 640 acres

Irving Township’s location

within Montgomery County

N.Litch field

S.Litch field

Irving

Butler Grove

Zanes ville

Pitman

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East Fork

Fillmore

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Walsh ville

Grisham

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and direction

Land was purchased from the federal government for $1.25 per acre. This was part of the government’s land program, authorized in the “Act of April 24, 1820,” to encourage settlement of “western” lands.

Original Land Owners of

Parcels Surrounding McCord Cemetery

Present day roads and highways, and the cemetery itself, have been included on the diagram below as current landmarks.

The entire tract on which McCord Cemetery sits today was originally owned by immigrant John Paden (Jun 10, 1767, Co. Antrim, Ireland – Feb 6, 1840, Montgomery Co. IL). John and his wife Isabella are buried at McCord Cemetery, along with six of their children. Isabella’s death on August 30, 1838, makes her one of the earliest burials at McCord Cemetery. Two other burials precede Isabella’s: Martha Rutledge, the 13-year-old daughter of Mark S. and Nancy (Bostick) Rutledge who died three years earlier in 1835 is the first burial; and Nancy Knight, the 13-year-old daughter of Joel and Martha (Bostick) Knight who died three weeks before Isabella on August 7, 1838. The burying ground was very meaningful and significant to the Paden family and its conveyance to the McCord Cemetery Association was to preserve the land as a burial ground forever.

Recommended Links

Illinois Public Domain Land Sales (IL State Archives)

Understanding Public Land Tracts in Illinois (Wikipedia)

Mapping Public Land Tracts in Illinois

Land Act of 1820 (Wikipedia)

Range Maps for Dummies

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Grand Point Av

Grand Point Ln

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Copyright 2010 Jeanne Johnson

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Lake Ln

Montgomery County

State of Illinois

Neighboring counties:

Christian, Sangamon, Macoupin, Madison, Bond, Fayette, & Shelby