Queen Cemetery


The Queen (AKA "Queens") Cemetery is located in section 6 of Fox Creek Township in eastern Harrison County. From Bethany, go approximately eight miles east on Highway 136 and turn right (north) on East 290th Avenue (gravel). Go approximately one mile north and turn left (west) at the first gravel road. Go 1/2 mile. The graveyard is in the middle of the section on the north side of the road and is the family graveyard of the Johnston Queen family.

Records indicate that there were six burials at the graveyard. The only burial confirmed by records is of Johnston Queen. It is probable that his wife and at least two of his children are also buried there. The rest is speculation. The 1877 plat map of Harrison County shows that Johnston Queen owned 200 acres in the south-central portion of the section. No headstones exist, but the graveyard is surrounded by a 4' stone wall.

Research by Phil Stewart.

QUEEN Johnston1819April 19, 1892 Known burial in this cemetery
Born in Tennessee in 1819
Husband of Arcenette
He and his family are listed in the 1850 census of Sullivan County, Indiana.
Johnston Queen is the only member of the family who's death and burial is documented by official records.
He died at his home in Harrison County, Missouri and, according to the death certificate, was buried at the "home farm southwest of Mt Moriah".
QUEENArcenette    Probable burial in this cemetery
Birth and death dates unknown
Name is believed to have been "Arcenette", although the spelling varies.
QUEENSamuel1845  Born in IN
Died during or shortly after the Civil War
Cannot be found after 1860 census of Harrison County, MO
Served in the Union Army
Possible burial at Queen Cemetery.

Known Children:

  • Emily, born 1843 in IN
    Married Allen Morgan in Harrison County, MO on Nov 30, 1865, moved to Oklahoma.
    Known Children:
    Christina, born 1869 MO
    Leola Tuscumbia, born 1874 MO
    Ira Sherman, born 1879 MO
    Lillie, 1881
    Johnston, 1884
    Allen, Emily and three oldest children listed in the 1880 census of Harrison County, MO.
    Emily, Ira, Lillie and Johnston are listed in the 1900 census of Garfield County, OK.

  • Samuel, born 1845 IN, served in Union Army and died during or shortly after the Civil War, cannot be found after 1860 Harrison Co. census, possible burial in Queen Cemetery. (See cemetery survey above.)

  • Mary Ellen, born 1847 IN, married James Meyer Miles in Harrison County on Jun 17, 1866.
    James and Mary are listed in the 1870 Trail Creek Twp, Harrison County, MO census with a 3 year old son, William.
    James died in Pattonsburg, MO (Daviess Co.) on Oct 21, 1913. Listed as a "widower".

  • Martha A., born 1850 IN.
    Living with father in 1880 census of Harrison County, MO, age 30

  • Margaret A., born 1851 IN
    Married John Houpt in Harrison County, MO on Sep 8, 1874.
    John W. Houpt was born in Missouri abt 1859, the son of William and Jincy Houpt, which family is listed in the 1860 census of Harrison County, MO.
    John W. Houpt is listed as a laborer in the 1880 Marion Twp, Harrison County, MO census in a household with several unrelated laborers, but Margaret is not listed with him.

  • Eliza A., born 1853 IN.
    Living with father in 1880 census of Harrison County, MO, age 26.

  • James A., born 1855 IN.

  • Sarah Jane, born 1856 IN.
    Married James Rairdan.

  • John H., born 1858 MO.
    Listed as "J. H." Queen in the 1910 census of Dakota County, Nebraska, 52 year old laborer. Listed as born in MO, father in TN, mother in NC.
    Known Children:
    Daughter Golda 21, born IA, teacher in public school. Married Merrill Brasfield - his family is listed in 1920 census of Dakota County, NE.
    Daughter Helen 19. born IA, teacher in public school, listed as a boarder in the household of "Hasuie" Queen in the 1920 census of Thurston County, Nebraska. ("Hasuie" Queen is listed as 65 years old, born in MO, father born in TN, mother born in NC.)
    Daughter Galva 17, born IA, teacher in public school.
    Daughter Bessie 15, born IA,

  • Melissa, born 1861 MO
    Living with father in 1880 census of Harrison County, MO, age 18

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