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“Voices from the Past” is the name of the annual cemetery walk presented by the Christian County Genealogical Society. This event will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery, 820 S. Cherokee, Taylorville, IL on September 25, 2011 with the tours to begin at 1:00 p.m. and tours at 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. Bill Kennedy has donated a tour mobile that will be available at the 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. tours for anyone that is unable to walk or stand during the tour times.

The life of Horatio M. Vandeveer, pioneer and self-taught lawyer of Christian County, 1816-1894, portrayed by Lindsey Reese, local Attorney; Gulbrand Anderson, jewelry store owner 1850-1941, portrayed by David Cowell, present owner of Anderson Jewelry Store; Joseph Sibley Torrey, Civil War Veteran, 1844-1928, portrayed by Charles Dilley and Ellen Torrey Rockwell, sister of Joseph Torrey, portrayed by Rhonda Corbin; Judge James Carroll McBride, Appellate Judge, 1845-1919, portrayed by Tom Pickett; and Andrew Simpson, Civil War Veteran, 1830-1883, person portraying Andrew to be announced at a later date.

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