Location: Caledonia, Boone County, Illinois, United States
Surnames/tags: Illinois Cemeteries
Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Illinois
- Also known as Argyle Cemetery, Scotch Argyle Cemetery, Scotch Cemetery, Willow Creek Cemetery
- Scottish Cemetery at FindAGrave
This free space page for the Scottish Cemetery is part of WikiTree's Illinois Cemeteries Project, and was created to document the life and times of our ancestors that are interred there. The Illinois Cemeteries Project is a subproject of the larger U.S. Cemeteries Project.
This page is a work in progress and will remain so unit there is a profile for everyone interred at this cemetery. If you know of a person interred at this cemetery that should be linked to an existing WikiTree profile or needs to to have a profile created for them, please contact Joelle for assistance. I plan to make a profile for everyone in the cemetery but that takes time. Profiles of those buried can be found here, Scottish Cemetery.
- 8761 Picken Road
- Caledonia, IL 61011
- Coordinate: 42.3769, -88.9411
|John Greenlees Monument|
In 1836 John Greenlees left Kintrye, Scotland where creditors were seeking to imprison him. He settled in Nothern Illinois and established a community of other Kintrye immigants that came to be known as the Scottish Settlement.
Later others were buried there as well. However there was no public road to this spot. In 1859 a cemetery was established. The remains of Archie, Jane and others were eventually moved to the new cemetery
Scottish Cemetery Association
In 1859 the Scottish Cemetery Association was formed. The first meeting of the Cemetery Association took place on the 19th of April 1859 in the schoolhouse in District No. 4 in the township of Harlem, commonly known as the West Lane School. Alexander Ralston was the Chairman.
The first officers of the Association were:
- John Andrew, President
- Alex Ralston, Secretary/Treasurer
- Thomas Brown, Robert Smith, Edward Brown, Directors.
|Cover of Program for 100th Anniversary, Scottish Cemetery Association|
In 1959 they celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the formation of the Cemetery Association. Harold Ralston has a transcription of the address given at the event: Scottish Cemetery Association of Willow Creek 1859 - 1959.
- John Andrew 1859-1861
- John Greenlees 1862-1875
- Thomas Brown 1876-1887
- James Picken, jr. 1888-1896
- Thomas Greenlee 1897-1912
- David Picken 1913-1943
- John A. Kelly 1944-1951
- Martha Ralston Brown 1945-1953
- Kenneth Ralston 1954-1955
- Hugh T. Andrew 1956-1959
Brown Memorial Chapel
|Scottish Cemetery Chapel|