Tombstone Index

Note: It is important that researchers verify all information in these cemetery transcriptions.


This small destroyed cemetery is located in the eastern part of Scales Mound township near Stagecoach Trail. Older people in the community remember a small church or chapel standing on the site and it is thought that there are some 50 to 60 burials here.A small group of people, led by Joanne Schultz, have been working at Bethel Cemetery to unearth stones and conduct general clean-up. Transcriptions of headstones will be added to this page as they are found.

FOULDS Children of W. E. & M. Foulds

Sarah A.
Catherine A.
Robert R.
Sarah G.
Mary M.

Wm. Foulds (other side of same stone)
b. Yorkshire, England 19 Mar 1808; d. 22 Apr 1862; 54y 5m 3d

FOSTER Sarah (Melissa?); wife of Alfred Foster; d. 26 Mar 1867; 23y 11m 17d

MATSON John A.; son of Hiram & Emma Matson; d. 8 Nov 1857; 15m

PHELPS Caroline A.; d. 30 Jul 1854; 1y 25d

Jonathon; d. 14 Oct 1854; 8m
Children of S. E. & A Phelps

TORRENCE Mary; wife of Thomas; d. 13 Dec 1852 in her 72 year

CLENDENNING William; d. 12 Aug 1856; 38y

DeGRAFF Emma J.; d. 4 Jul 1866; 15y 9m 6d

Daughter of Hiram & Sarah DeGraff

CLENDENNING James R.; d. 14 May 1860; 22y 3m

son of J. & C. Clendenning

MANN wife of Ira A. Mann; d. 29 Jan 1871; 26y 2m

(stone is broken at top so the first name is missing)

BERRYMAN Mary G.; daughter of Charles and Mary (ROBERTS) Berryman

MATSON Sarah; d. 4 Aug 1887; 74y 10m 18d

John B.; d. 7 Apr 1869; 53y 7m 27d
(both names are on this pillar monument. There is also a separate stone for John.)

MATSON John b.; d. 7 Apr 1869; 53y 7m 27d

THOMPSON Harriet A.; wife of Joseph Thompson; d. 18 Nov 1857; 39y

Note: The following child is thought to buried at Bethel Cemetery, according to family histories. No headstone or other documentation has been found to verify this.

WHITE Andrew J.; b. 21 Nov 1870; d. 26 Nov 1870

youngest child of William & Alice (Irvine) White

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