Early resident and a founder of the Christian Church in Walnut Grove, now Eureka, Illinois
Most noted is that Deweese and Caleb Davidson both had barns where the early church met.
Directions to the Grave Of David Deweese
David and Martha Deweese are buried in the Olio Township Cemetery, also known as Eureka Cemetery in Eureka, Illinois. The city is located just east of Peoria on Hwy. 24. In the town center turn right on Hwy. 117. and go past Eureka College, and you will see the cemetery on the left. This cemetery was at one time the old Eureka Christian Church Cemetery. The building has long been gone. Enter into the main entrance of the cemetery and take the second drive to the left. Heading up the hill, go about halfway of the section and stop. Look to your left of a tall obelisk. This will be the Deweese plot.
Grave Facing West
Location in Cemetery: Division A Section C Lot 9 Grave 2
Look for obelisk in left side of picture - Deweese Plot
Born Mar. 7, 1801
Died May 5, 1876 (75 yrs.)
Born Oct. 17, 1804
Died Apr. 25, 1853
In June, 2009 Tom L. Childers, C. Wayne Kilpatrick and Scott Harp traveled about 3000 miles in one week through parts of Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. During this time we found the graves of 75 church leaders in the Restoration Movement. Chronicling these leaders into websites has been time consuming. Many thanks to Tom and Wayne in helping to take photos, share the driving, and putting up with your web master's slave-driving effort to see as many as we did in the time we had. Their photos as well as some of mine are seen on this site. When we arrived at Olio Twp Cemetery, it was late in the evening, and a summer storm was on its way. I had called Rosemary Hartter, the manager of the cemetery, weeks in advance to gather information. When we arrived on Saturday evening, I called her and she was most gracious to come to the cemetery after hours to assist us in finding all the graves. She and the staff at the cemetery have been most gracious to help, and for this we say a special thanks to them.