Shelly Cemetery, Shannon, Illinois, USA

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Cemetery name: Shelly Cemetery (also known as Shell Cemetery)

Address: Hwy 72, east of the Village of Shannon.

GPS Coordinates: GPS Coordinates: 42.1553, -89.7164

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Shelly (or Shell ) is a small, lovely cemetery in rural Carroll County that sits atop a hill, surrounded by corn fields. It is situated a mile and a half east of the Village of Shannon. There is no sign, nor an entrance to speak of.

There are approximately 150 graves here. The earliest known burials date back to 1863; the latest being 2006. There are several U.S. Civil War veterans buried here, as well as one local notable: Jacob S. Lashell, who was the first acting village president of Shannon and also opened the first general store there.


The following individuals do not have profiles created, for various reasons:

There are several children/infants with no gender listed, and it is not clear who parents were:

A. Haughey 1863-1865
M. Haughey 1867-1871
S.H. Haughey 1870-1871
Infant son Vietmeier
Infant sons Shelly
Infant Dammeier
Infant Dammeier

There are also many tombstones that can no longer be read, and others that are broken.

To Do

- retake some photos (after snow melts)
- graves to photograph: Giles graves, Polly Beck, Caroline, Willie, and Henry L. Dammeier
- try to decipher Haughey tombstone and figure out who Sarah was
- Look up records at county courthouse

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Shelly Cemetery
Shelly Cemetery

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