Sutherland Cemetery

Sutherland Cemetery

Sutherland Cemetery is on Old Hicks Road just north of Rand Road. This pioneer cemetery began on the farm of Silas and Lucinda Sutherland. It served as a burial ground for early settlers at the northeastern part of Palatine Township. Silas Sutherland deeded the land to Cook County on June 10, 1863, for $1.00. The earliest known burial was in 1841. By the mid-20th century the cemetery was in a state of neglect from fallen trees, brush, trash, animal burrows, and vandalism. In 1974, the Palatine Township Cemetery Committee began looking at our old pioneer cemeteries with the hope of restoring them. They found that Cook County owned the Sutherland Cemetery and contacted them. The County was not aware that it owned the cemetery and sent someone out to survey it resulting in a clean-up of the area. In 1975, a $75,000 federal grant from HUD allowed the County to clean out the cemetery, re-grade and re-sod it, install a chain link fence, and provide maintenance. Surveys of the stones were made in 1968 and again in 1986, and some old photographs taken many years ago have helped to make the following list of burials here because many stones are no longer here. In 2002, Palatine Township took over ownership of the cemetery from the County.

Known burials:

Hiram Gainer Jan. 1, 1819, – June16, 1897
Harriet C. Fischer, Wife of H. Gainer Mar. 7, 1822 – May 12, 1898
Ann Hall 1813 – 1890
Reuben, Son of Wm. & Permelia Sutherland, Died Apr. 9, 1854, Ae. 1 Yr. & 1 Mo.
Sarah D., Wife of Ephrain Berry, died Nov. 20, 1847, aged 23 years 10 mos. & 11 days
Richard Archer, Died Apr. 20, 1879, Age 85 y. 8 m. 13 d.
Nancy, Wife of R. Archer, d. June 16, 1855, Age 54 yrs. 8 mos.
Hattie
Josephine E. Bennett 1848 – 1908
Albert L. Bennett 1847 – 1913
William Hirn 1853 – 1942
Mary Hirn 1856 – 1946
Son, Walter E. 1881 – 1942 (Hirn)
Son, Willis J. 1877 – 1956 (Hirn)
Mary E., daughter of J. & L. Kisor, died July __, 1845, Ae. 10 yrs.
Sumner Sayles, Aged 78 y. 11 m. 20 d.
Sally Cable, His Wife, Aged 66 years, d. July 4, 1872
Sarah A. Sayles, Wife of D. B. Wood, Jan. 26, 1830 – Mar. 25, 1899
Julia A. Sayles, Wife of R. W. Tracy, Feb. 19, 1833 – May 27, 1891
Nathaniel Sayles, son of S. & S. Sayles, Aged 26 yrs. 10 m., Sept. 8, 1863, Member of Co. E 113th Reg., Illinois Volunteer Infantry (This is a memorial stone; he is buried in Corinth National Cemetery, Mississippi, Section A, grave # 2250)
Child of N. & L. M. Sayles, d. Sept. 12, 1865, Age 2 yrs. 5 m. 5 d.
Nettie, Nov. 1873 – Apr. 1876, Children of (sic) A. & M. Sayles
David Boynton Jr., Born July 12, 1813 (?), Died Oct. 16, 1877
William Fleming, Died Dec. 5, 1849 in the 63rd year of his age
David Boynton, D. Mar. 18, 1854, Age 69 yrs.
Sophia, Wife of David Boynton, Died Sep. 1, 1857, Aged 69 years
Clarrie Murray, Wife of John, Died Dec. 21, 1841, Age 20 (?) years
Margaret, Daughter of John & Clarrie Murray, died Mar. 2, 1851 (or 57)
William H. Cook, d. Sep. 17, 1858, __ yrs. 11 mos
Mary, Child of William H. & E. A. Cook, Died Dec. 4, 1865, Age 18
Orvil, Died Oct. 10, 1847, Aged 8 mos., Orrin, Died Oct. 17, 1847, Aged 8 mos., Children of S. & L. Sutherland
August Hirn, Sep. 12, 1847 – Apr. 14, 1897
Margaret (Hirn), Sep. 21, 1852 – Mar. 22, 1898
Fragments of stones:
Infant
William G.
Arvilla 1877

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