Parks-Robinson Cemetery


This Scott County burial site is on the south side of a fence that is exactly one mile south of the Morgan-Scott County line, and is about two miles directly south of Chapin’s business district. The densely wooded burial site is east of the nearest north-south roadway. Legal description of the cemetery is in the west half of the northeast quarter of Section 23 in Township 15 N Range 12 W. The abstract to the property, owned by Edwin Lakamp of Chapin, reveals that three rods square are reserved as a burial ground. In addition to the toppled tombstones listed below, the remnants of three horribly weathered brown sandstone markers still protrude about six inches above the ground. Mr. Lakamp remembers seeing other tombstones on the hilltop, but a search for them was unfruitful. He remembers that one of the missing tombstones marked the grave of Hardin Parks, and that Hardin Parks either was born or died in 1870. The compilers are indebted to Mr. Clifford Thaxton of Jacksonville and to Mr. Lakamp, both of whom took the compilers to the cemetery.
PARKS, Lydia Died 6 Jan 1866 Age 27 Yr 4 Mo 7 Da
Wife of A. W. Parks
Her epitaph: Home At Last
(Her marriage is not recorded in Morgan County.)

Pleasant Died 13 Oct 1865 Age 62 Yr 7 Mo 9 Da
(This man’s tombstone is lying flat on the ground about four feet north of a large tree and about six feet north of Lydia Parks’ fallen stone. His marriage license is recorded in the court house at Jacksonville. It shows that he married Abigail Hobson on Jan. 13, 1837. In Deed book 0 on page 401, dated April 21, 1831, is recorded the transaction whereby he bought the west half of the northeast quarter of Section 23 in Township 15 North Range 12 West. Mr. Parks paid Asa Rankin $112 for the land. At that time the land involved was a part of Morgan County, but in 1839 it became part of Scott County when the latter county was set off from Morgan County.)
ROBINSON, William H. Died 19 Sept 1847 Age 38 Yr 8 Mo 1 Da
(His tombstone is in excellent condition. It is lying flat, about six feet south of the fence.)

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