The Webster or McCormick Cemetery is located 1/2 mile east of the Webster school house, or about 8 miles northeast of Toledo, in Cottonwood Township, Cumberland County, Illinois, Section 6 T10 R9. It was read November 10, 1967 by Freda Misenheimer and Aleen Ryan, and is up on a hill or bluff north of the road. The stone that Big Jim Eaton, “the strong man of Cumberland County,” put there, is still in place, and Big Jim is buried beside it as he requested. Rows of graves are still noticeable, but most of the stones are gone or buried in the leaf mold. Names of families known to be buried there are: Morris, Stewart, Pinkard, Grimes, Strickland, Lane, Grafton, Best, Eaton and Thomas.
|Eaton, Jim||No Dates|
|Grimes, Frances||d. Jan. 20, 1850 @ 36 yrs 9 mos 4 days (Wife of H.)|
|Grimes, Unknown||d. Jan. 8, 1850 (Infant dau. of H. & F.)|
|Strickland, Beni||d. Oct. 19, 1851 @ 6 yrs 9 mos 13 days (Son of John & Sarah)|
|Strickland, Robert||d Nov. 6, 1857 @ 15 yrs 11 mos 4 days (Son of John & Sarah)|
|Taylor, Caroline||d. Dec. 13, 1856 @ 29 ys 7 mos 28 days (Wife of Robert)|