(Also known as Joiner-Dennis Cemetery)
Mayfield Township of Dekalb County, IL.



Joiner Cemetery is located in Section 25 on a farm near the intersection of Five Points Road and Old State Road on the North side of the road. This is private property.

In order to clarify the legal standing of this cemetery, Mr. Ralph M. Joiner, Sycamore, IL., filed a legal document the December 28, 1964: 

“State of Illinois)
County of DeKalb) ss

I, Ralph M. Joiner, residing at 214 East Elm Street, Sycamore, IL., being first duly sworn, depose and make the following statement:

That a certain burial lot located in the NW quarter of Sec 25 of Township 41 N, Range 4, Dekalb County, IL., has been commonly known as the “Joiner Cemetery” for many years. That I have checked the records and Deed Records of DeKalb County, IL., and find that one Adelbert Joiner was the owner of the land on which said burial lot is located and that said Adelbert. Joiner died February 28, 1877; that the heirs of said Adelbert Joiner by Warranty Deed dated January 30, 1880, and recorded in Book 64 of Deeds, Page 215, conveyed to John Hitchcock a part of the Northwest quarter of Section 25, reserving from said conveyance a burial lot about six rods square where are buried Henry J. Joiner and others for use as a burial lot for those now interred there and for burial of such other relatives of said Henry J. Joiner or their friends may wish to bury there, such friends to keep up a substantial fence around said burial lot while so used. That I have checked subsequent deeds on said described land and such reservation for a burial lot is still made a part of said deeds. That no burials been made in said burial lot for over fifty years, and that my grandfather, Orlando Joiner, farmed for many years a farm located approximately one fourth mile from said burial lot and when he departed this life in 1913, he was not buried in this burial lot, but was interred in the Elmwood Cemetery located in Sycamore, Illinois. That I have personally visited this burial lot and know that there are other burials of other than Joiner relatives but that the primary purpose of this cemetery was for a Family Burying Ground. That I desire the burial lot retain the name of “JOINER CEMETERY’.

Ralph M. Joiner

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 28th day of December A.D. 1964.#

81 05232      Mildred V. Smith
seal                Notary Public”

The records of this cemetery were copied from the tombstones in the burial lot and also newly found stones as they were unearthed.

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