Big Springs Cemetery


Big Springs Cemetery is located in section 16 of Butler Township in Harrison County. This cemetery has the distinction of having more names associated with it than any other in the county. It is also known as Bell, Bell Springs, Pumbla, and Old Lebanon Cemetery. From Bethany, go south on Highway 69 approximately four miles to blacktop P and turn right (west). Go west approximately three miles to blacktop TT and turn left (south). Go to West 377th St (gravel road) and turn right (west). Follow 377th a short distance, just past 135th St (gravel). The cemetery is north of the road, almost in the middle of the section, on private property with no public access. The cemetery is all but gone, with only a couple of stones still visible.

The following information is compiled from available sources including census records, family records and know burials in Harrison County. It should not be considered a complete list of those buried there.

EDMISTON Jane    Born abt 1782
Died between 1850 and 1860
Her being buried here is an assumption, based on the fact that her husband was later buried here
See Samuel Edmiston notes for more information
EDMISTON Samuel    Born abt 1783
Died between 1860 & 1870
Listed in the 1850 Census of Harrison County, MO as 66 years old, born in North Carolina
Listed with wife, Jane, who is identified as being 67 years old, also born in North Carolina, and their son, Henry Edmiston, who is listed as a 23 year old schoolteacher, also born in North Carolina
Samuel Edmiston is listed in the 1860 Census of Bethany, Harrison County, MO in the household of his son, James Edmiston
Samuel is identified as a 75 year old "Gentleman"
His nativity was first listed as North Carolina, but was lined out and listed as Virginia
McDANIEL Archibald M. Sep 11, 1822 Nov 22, 1888  Son of Eli & Sarah (Pickett) McDaniel
Born in North Carolina
Husband of Jane Daniel
Married in Harrison County, Missouri on Dec 3, 1846
McDANIEL Jane May 22, 1827 Jan 13, 1912  Dau of Major & Margaret (Bogar) Daniel
Born in Illinois
Wife of Archibald McDaniel
THOMAS Daniel Merrell Abt 1820 May 1862  Daniel M. Thomas is listed in the 1860 Census of Butler Twp, Harrison County, Missouri as a 39 year old farmer, alone, born in North Carolina
THOMAS Margaret Lucinda  Aug 1853 No Birth Date
Wife of Daniel Thomas
Maiden Name Edmiston

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