Williams - Holy Mountain - Hill Cemetery


This cemetery, located in section 3 of Sugar Creek Township, Harrison County, has the distinction of being referred to by more names than perhaps any other burial location in Harrison County. Records refer to it as the Williams Cemetery, Holy Mountain Cemetery, Hill Cemetery, and the Old Jolly Farm Graveyard, ...among others. One true indicator for researchers is that virtually every obituary or burial records states that it is "on the old Jolly farm."

Regardless of the name, the cemetery is now virtually extinct and has been for nearly 40 years. The last "official" survey was conducted in the mid 1960s and indicated that there were other burials that were unmarked even then.

The following is a listing of known burials and information compiled from various sources including old surveys, census records, family records and other sources available at the Harrison County Genealogy Library in Bethany. It should not be considered a complete list. The information has been researched and compiled by Phil Stewart in October, 2003.

BARBEE William Abt 1822 Aug 23, 1848 Age 25 Years
Died at Ft Mann, Arkansas
BARBEE Paulina 1819 1859  Wife of William Barbee
Dau of John & Margaret Williams
Born in Tennessee
McLEY Infant      No dates
Child of Rube McLey
McLEY Louisa Abt 1839    Wife of Rube McLey
**See Note, below
WILLIAMS Alexander   Nov 18, 1864 Flint's Co F
43rd MO Infantry
Died in Post Hospital, St Joseph, Missouri
Son of Alfred Williams
WILLIAMS Alfred 1812 1868  Son of John & Margaret Williams
Born in Tennessee
WILLIAMS John Abt 1786 Abt Feb, 1860  
WILLIAMS Roxey      3rd Wife of Alfred Williams
Maiden Name Orton
Previously married to Reuben Miller who died during the Civil War
Roxey remarried after the death of Alfred Williams
WILLIAMS Sarah 1826    Wife of Alfred Williams
Dau of Levi & Susannah Vanderpool

NOTE: Records indicate that the first burial at this cemetery was that of a child born to Mr & Mrs Reuben McLey, and that "the wife of Rube McLey" is also buried here. Reuben McLey was born in Mason County, Va on March 18, 1834, the son of Felix and Rachel McLey. Reuben died in Harrison County, Missouri on November 26, 1925. He was married four times, his wives being:
1. Louisa Splawn, b. abt 1839
2. Martha VanDyke
3. Lydia Whinery
4. Melvina Loney, b. Apr 12, 1852 in Ohio, d. Nov 12, 1938 in Twin Falls, SD

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