Middlebury Cemetery

MIDDLEBURY CEMETERY, MERCER COUNTY, MO

Picture of Middlebury Cemetery
Picture of Middlebury Cemetery
Picture of Middlebury Cemetery
Picture of Middlebury Cemetery
Picture of Middlebury Cemetery
Middlebury Cemetery
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Middlebury Cemetery is located in section 11 of Washington Township in south-central Mercer County. From Princeton, go south on highway 65 approximately eight miles and turn left (east) on the last gravel road before entering Grundy County. Go east approximately one mile and turn on the first gravel road to the right (south). Follow this road approximately 1/2 mile to the cemetery. It is on the left side of the road where the road bends slightly. The cemetery was once the main burial ground for those who lived in and around the village of Middlebury which, in the 1860s and '70s, was a thriving little community with several residents and businesses including a hotel, blacksmith shop, general store and post office. Nothing remains to indicate the town ever existed. Middlebury Cemetery is in terrible condition. Most of the stones are gone, damaged or down. Most are now unreadable. The following is a listing of known burials compiled in 2004 from various sources, and should not be considered 100% correct or complete.

SURNAMEGIVEN NAMEBIRTH DATEDEATH DATEOTHER INSCRIPTIONEDITOR'S NOTES
ASHBROOK Joel G. Sep 14, 1863 Sep 19, 1864 Son of Jacob & Rachel AshbrookClick on surname for photo of stone.
ASHBROOK Louisa  Oct 11, 1867 Age 1y, 7m, 6d
Dau of J. & R. Ashbrook
No Birth Date
BAILEY M. L.   Co C 23rd MO Infantry Given name Martin
No Dates
Military Stone
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BOSLEY Joseph  Mar 23, 1875 Age 70 YearsNo Birth Date
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BOSLEY Nathan Jun 23, 1803 Nov 7, 1864 Click on surname for photo of stone.
BOSLEY Thomas Dec 4, 1840 Apr 13, 1857 Son of Nathan & Jane BosleyClick on surname for photo of stone.
BURKEYBILE Levi Apr 16, 1820 May 15, 1904  Listed as "Levy" in 1880 Census of Spickard, Grundy Co., MO as a 60-year-old blacksmith, born in Ohio
Owned a blacksmith shop in Middlebury
Son of Jacob & Mary Burkeybile
BURKEYBILE Sarah    Born abt 1827
Died abt 1867
Wife of Levi Burkeybile
There is no stone, but all information indicates she is buried at Middlebury
BUTCHER Aunt Kizzy    No Dates
No stone
Info from old burial records
CARSON A. C.   Co C 23rd MO Infantry Given name Achilles
No Dates
Military Stone
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CHIPPS David H. Jan 22, 1801 Feb 27, 1861 Age 60y, 1m, 5d Born in Pennsylvania
Son of Matthias & Rachel Chipps
Husband of Susannah (Thompson) Chipps who is buried at Barnes Cemetery in Mercer Co., MO
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COOK Humphrey  1873 Age 6 Years
Son of J. & P. E. Cook
No Birth Date
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COOK John 1843 1918 Co C 23rd MO Infantry Born in Ireland
Son of Morris & Mary Cook
Husband of Prudence Cook
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COOK Prudence 1853 1931  No Stone
Wife of John Cook
COOK Rachel L.  Oct 10, 1891 Age 2y, 10m, 18d
Dau of J. & P. E. Cook
No Birth Date
COOK William E.       Stone Worn
Dates Unreadable
May be the son of John and Prudence Cook
COOLEY Eliza J.  Jan 31, 1855 Age 3y, 5m, 21d
Dau of G. H. & A. Cooley
No Birth Date
COON Lydia M.  Sep 9, 1857 Age 2y, 3m, 19d
Dau of Michael & Naomi Coon
No Birth Date
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COVEY William G.  Dec 21, 1876  Born abt 1840
William Covey lost a leg while serving in the Civil War with the 27th MO Infantry
He and his wife, Phedelia, applied for pensions
DINSMORE Cordelia  Feb 15, 1886 Age 51y, 4m, 25d 
No Birth Date
Wife of Elijah W. Dinsmore
Born in Illinois
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DINSMORE David D. 1847 1932  Son of Elias & Malinda Dinsmore
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DINSMORE E. D. 1808 Jan 24, 1892  Given name Elias DeBusk
Son of Adam & Grace (DeBusk) Dinsmore
Born in Tennessee
Married Malinda Bays in 1833 in Indiana
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DINSMORE Grace M.  No Birth Date Jan 31, 1870 Age 81 yrs, 5 ms, 9 ds Maiden Name DeBusk
Wife of Adam Dinsmore
Stone gives initials incorrectly as "S. M."
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DINSMORE Malinda M. Sep 18, 1810 Jan 31, 1882  Wife of Elias Dinsmore
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DINSMORE Susan Feb 19, 1844 Nov 8, 1932 Dau of E. D. & M. M. DinsmoreClick on surname for photo of stone.
KINKADE Sarah E.  Feb 14, 1864 Age 7m, 7d
Dau of C. & S. E. Kinkade
No Birth Date
KINNER Mary  May 25, 1844 No Birth Date
KIRK Lucinda E. Apr 1, 1823 May 15, 1873 Age 50y, 1m, 15d
Wife of W. C. Kirk
Dau of Jacob & Mary (Nosler) Kissinger
Born in Tennessee
Married Wiley Clark Kirk on Jan 1, 1850 in Platte Co., MO
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KIRK Mary   Sep 24, 1869 Age 9 yrs, 2 ms, 29 ds
Dau of Wiley C. and Lucinda Kirk
No Birth Date
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KIRK Samuel L. Oct 15, 1844 Sep 1, 1866 Son of Thomas R. & Martha Kirk Served in the Civil War in Co B, 23rd MO Infantry
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LOCK John    Record of burial, but no stone or information available
MURPHY Mary P.  Aug 25, 1864Age 29 yrs, 10 ms, 28 ds No Birth Date
Wife of Joshua Murphy
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PIERCE Franklin W.  Oct 16, 1867 Age 2y, 9m, 1d
Son of Dr W. L. & E. Pierce
No Birth Date
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REED Alvira J.   Sep 9, 1868   No Birth Date
Stone Worn
Age appears to be 16 years, 26 days
REID Cora May  Apr 2, 1860 Age 1y, 5d
Dau of T. J. & N. L. Reid
No Birth Date
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REID Jane H.   Feb 28, 1868 Age 23y, 6, 7d
Wife of S. W. Reid
No Birth Date
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REID Malvina J.  No Birth Date Sep 9, 1868 Age 1, 11m, 26d
Dau of J. C. & L. E. Reed
No Birth Date
REID Mary F.  Oct 4, 1869 Age 1y, 5m, 4d
Dau of J. C. & L. E. Reid
No Birth Date
SHOOK Christiana Feb 25, 1791 Sep 3, 1853  Listed in 1850 Census of Mercer Co., MO as being 60-years-old, born in Pennsylvania
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SMITH Sarah C. Mar 20, 1855 Apr 22, 1870 Dau of J. M. & D. Smith 
SMITH Sherman E. Oct 1864 Mar 8, 1866  
STANTURF George W.  Oct 8, 1868 Age 5m, 4d
Son of M. S. & M. A. Stanturf
No Birth Date
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THAXTON Ben    Birth and Death dates unknown
THAXTON Benjamin D.  Jan 17, 1862 Age 66y, 11m, 4dNo Birth Date
Son of John & Nancy (Wilkerson) Thaxton
Born in Prince Edward Co., Virginia
Husband of Malinda Gaulding
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THAXTON Hannah    Birth and Death dates unknown
THAXTON Malinda  May 18, 1886 Age 80y, 10m, 12d
Wife of Benjamin Thaxton
No Birth Date
Born in Virginia
Maiden Name Galding or Gaulding
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THAXTON Mary    Birth and Death dates unknown
THAXTON Milton C.     In Memory of Stone very worn
Dates and other information unreadable
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THOMPSON David M. Feb 15, 1854 Aug 25, 1858 Son of J. A. C. & A. C. ThompsonClick on surname for photo of stone.
THOMPSON I. D. "Doctor"  Sep 17, 1856 Age 38 YearsNo Birth Date
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WILLIAMS Charles  Apr 15, 1863 Age 25y, 1m, 7d
Son of R. & E. T. Williams
No Birth Date
WILLIAMS Elizabeth T.  Jan 26, 1886 Age 99y, 9m, 3dNo Birth Date
WILLIAMS J. M.    No Dates
Co C 23rd MO Infantry
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WILLIAMS Richard   Jun 7, 1878 Age 98y, 4m, 3dNo Birth Date
WILLIAMS Royal  Jan 27, 1865 Age abt 65 YearsNo Birth Date
Born in Virginia
Husband of Delilah Gaulding who died in California on Nov 5, 1879
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WILLIAMS William H. Sep 23, 1856 Dec 5, 1856 Son of R. H. & M. C. WilliamsClick on surname for photo of stone.
WYNN Mary  Oct 8, 1859 Age 25y, 1m, 7d
Wife of A. L. Wynn
No Birth Date
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