Travel 1 mile east, 1 mile north and 1 mile east again on a graded road from Gillespie, commencing on Walnut St. At the corner of the road one must leave the vehicle and walk about ¼ mile north east across a pasture to the cemetery.
W. ½ of the SE. ¼ of S9 T8N R6W Third Principal Meridian (unable to parse)
Overgrown, practically abandoned.
In 1873 Mr. Blevins deeded an acre of land on his farm for a burial grounds. The deed conveying the title to the land over to the trustees reads as follows: THE GRANTOR: Tarlton Blevins for and in consideration of $1.00 in hand paid, CONVEY and GRANT to James C. Blevins, Franklin Duncan and Antone Bedaker, trustees, grantees and their successors in office forever the Blevins Cemetery 1 acre and 9/100 off of the W. ½ of the SE. ¼ of Section 9, T. 8 N. R. 6, West of the Third Principal Meridian. Commencing 19 rods North from the SE corner of the said W ½ thence running 13 rods to a stake; thence 13 rods to a stake; thence 13 rods to a stake; thence 13 rods to a stake the place of beginning, situated in the County of Macoupin, in the State of Illinois hereby releasing and waiving all rights under and by virtue of the Homestead Exemption Laws of the State. The said trustees are impowered to lay off said cemetery into lots and to dispose of them to persons that are interested at this date, at such reasonable sums as will defray the expenses of said cemetery. (This deed is dated April 17, 1873 and was recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds for Macoupin County, Illinois on September 27, 1873 in Book “BU” of Deed Records at page 34.)