Old Union Cemetery

OLD UNION CEMETERY, MERCER COUNTY, MO


Old Union Cemetery is located in section 12 of Madison township, in the southwest corner of Mercer County. It is just 1/2 mile north of the Grundy County line and is in a pasture on private property. The cemetery has not been maintained for several years and is now overgrown with brush, briars and tall grass. Many of the stones can no longer be found. From Modena, go south on blacktop A just over one mile to where the road makes a gradual "S" curve. Turn left (east) on the gravel road at the end of this turn and follow it a short distance to Brummitt (aka Prairie Ridge) Cemetery. The gravel road will circle the cemetery to the southeast, then will turn east and become a dirt road. This road is used almost exclusively by 4-wheel-drive vehicles and farm equipment and is rutted and washed out badly in many places (as of 2003). Old Union Cemetery is approximately 1/2 east and 1/4 south of this road. There is a gate that allows access to the cemetery through the pasture, but it is difficult to find if you don't know where to look. This list has been compiled from various sources including old surveys, burial records and family histories. It should not be considered a complete list of burials.


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SURNAMEGIVEN NAMEBIRTH DATEDEATH DATEOTHER INSCRIPTIONEDITOR'S NOTES
BANE Harriet A.  Feb 6, 1873 Age 23 YearsNo Birth Date
Wife of Peter Bane
BANE Raphael Ray  Oct 28, 1895 Infant Son of C. & R. BaneNo Birth Date
BRANAUM Infant   July 23, 1903 Child of Thomas & Melissa BranaumNo Birth Date
BRANAUM Melissa 1876 1950  Wife of Thomas Branaum
BRANAUM Thomas 1875 1950  Husband of Melissa Branaum
CAMPBELL Infant Son  Dec 2, 1867 Age 13 DaysNo Birth Date
CAMPBELL Rebecca  Sep 5, 1870 Age 42y, 2m, 20d
Wife of William Campbell
No Birth Date
Dau of John & Nancy (Campbell) Vanderpool
Born in Campbell Co., TN
CAMPBELL Sarah  Apr 22, 1873 Age 11, 16d
Dau of A. K. & M. E. Campbell
No Birth Date
Dau of Austin & Mary (Miller) Campbell
CAMPBELL William G. 1819   Death Date unknown
No confirming records of his burial here
Husband of Rebecca (Vanderpool) Campbell
DAVISSarah Lovenna Jun 24, 1852 July 12, 1928 Wife of Henry DavisMaiden name Smith
Mother's maiden name Mitchell
Born in MO
Stone down and broken
EDWARDS Bessie M.  Jul 11, 1879 Age 4m, 2d
Dau of W. & M. E. Edwards
No Birth Date
EDWARDS Charley E.  Mar 1, 1873 Age 10m, 3d
Son of W. & M. E. Edwards
No Birth Date
ETHERTON Clarence  Feb 7, 1889 Age 2y, 4m
Son of W. C. & Elizabeth Etherton
No Birth Date
ETHERTON Eli H.  Mar 3, 1873 Age 1y, 10m
Son of W. C. & Elizabeth Etherton
No Birth Date
ETHERTON Elizabeth Jan 8, 1845 August 07, 1910 Wife of W. C. Etherton 
ETHERTON George  Aug 12, 1888 Age 20y, 4m, 23d
Son of W. C. & Elizabeth Etherton
No Birth Date
ETHERTON Wilson C.  July 24, 1912 Co B 27th MO InfBirth abt 1844
Husband of Elizabeth Etherton
Listed with wife and children in the 1870 Census of Decatur County, Iowa
Born in Missouri
GRIFFIN Horace   Co K 1st MO State Militia CavalryNo Dates
Death abt 1892
Military Stone
GRIFFIN Sarah J. Jun 3, 1820    No Death Date
Maiden name Rutherford
Born in VA
Wife of Horace Griffin
Filed for Civil War Pension as his widow in 1892
Died Jan 12, 1914
HICKMAN Henry H. Jun 21, 1863 Jun 19, 1882  
HORN Lovella May 1, 1881 Jun 19, 1882  Dau of William & Ella (Stewart) Horn
LAURENCE Ann E.   Aug 12, 1881 Age 74y, 19d
Wife of Presley Laurence
No Birth Date
Maiden Name Butler
Born in Virginia
LAURENCE Presley N. O.  Mar 14, 1882 Age 84y, 14d
Husband of Ann Laurence
Full Name Presley Neville O'Bannon Laurence
No Birth Date
Son of Mason & Nancy (O'Bannon) Laurence
Surname also found as "Lawrence"
Born inVirginia
NIGH Druzella Priscilla Oct 7, 1866 October 08, 1962  Wife of William S. Nigh
Maiden Name Brannam
NIGH Franklin A.  Oct 25, 1864 Age 11m, 20d
Son of E. E. & M. Nigh
No Birth Date
NIGH James A.  Oct 18, 1872 Age 1 Year
Son of E. E. & M. Nigh
No Birth Date
NIGH Margaret E. 1841 1911  Wife of Elijah Nigh
Dau of Tilford & Barbara (Petree) Vanderpool
Born in Ray Co., MO
NIGH Mary   Sep 19, 1873 Age 1y, 1m
Dau of G. W. & M. L. Nigh
No Birth Date
NIGH Ray   Feb 27, 1890 Age 2m, 15d
Son of W. S. & D. N. Nigh
No Birth Date
NIGH Sarah E.  Oct 25, 1877 Age 1y, 20d
Dau of E. E. & M. Nigh
No Birth Date
NIGH William S. Oct 7, 1866 December 17, 1910  Husband of Druzella Nigh
Son of Elijah & Barbara Nigh
OATMAN Bessie  Nov 28, 1890 Dau of G. E. & S. E. OatmanNo Birth Date
OGDON Samuel  Aug 25, 1859 Age 26y, 10m, 12dNo Birth Date
OGLE Elizabeth S.  Oct 2, 1873 Age 59y, 10m, 10d
Wife of Hercules Ogle
No Birth Date
Born in Kentucky
OGLE George W.  Feb 9, 1881 Age 41y, 5m
Son of Hercules & Elizabeth Ogle
No Birth Date
OGLE Hercules   Jun 7, 1890 Age 73y, 3m, 15d
Husband of Elizabeth Ogle
No Birth Date
Born in TN
Listed with wife and children in 1850 Census of Putnam Co., IN
PEEVELY Catherine 1829   No Death Date
Wife of Evan Peevely
Dau of John & Nancy (Campbell) Vanderpool
Born in Campbell Co., Tennessee
PEEVELY Evan 1831 1899  Husband of Catherine Peevely
Surname spelled different ways in various records
RECTOR Charles Millard 1820 Jan 21, 1895 Co K 1st MO State Militia Cavalry Son of Eli & Lydia (Starns) Rector
Husband of Hester Smith and Nancy Chandler
Born in TN
Information and family histories indicate he was buried on a "big hill about two miles from Union Cemetery" because the roads were too muddy to get to the cemetery
RECTOR Henrietta 1853 1867  Dau of Charles & Hester Rector
RILEY John 1815 1911  Husband of Lucinda Riley
Born in Indiana
RILEY Lucinda 1820 1887  Wife of John Riley
Born in Ohio
RILEY Mary E. 1855 1914  Dau of John & Lucinda Riley
Born in Wisconsin
RILEY Phoebe  Oct 14, 1865 Age 2y, 4m, 7d
Dau of John & Lucinda Riley
No Birth Date
SCHAEFFER John W.  Aug 31, 1869 Age 1y, 3m, 20d
Son of A. T. & L. Schaeffer
No Birth Date
STEWART Amy Kinman Mar 6, 1806 Dec 1, 1868  Wife of Robert Stewart
Dau of Jonathan & Sarah (Vanderpool) Ireland
Born in Hawkins Co., TN
STEWART John Harris Sep 24, 1828 Feb 3, 1862  Husband of Sarah Akers
Son of Robert & Amy Stewart
Born in Tennessee
Was a School Teacher in Ray Co., MO
STEWART Maria  Dec 13, 1859 No Birth Date
Wife of George W. Stewart
STEWART Mary P.  Nov 8, 1866 Age 7y, 9d
Dau of W. A. & D. C. Stewart
No Birth Date
STEWART Robert Bruce Apr 19, 1796 Sep 1, 1871  Husband of Amy Kinman Ireland.
Son of James & Lydia (Moorhead) Stewart
Born New Castle Co., DE
Listed as a Millwright in 1850 Census of Ray Co., MO
STREET Thomas W. Stewart  Sep 3, 1879 Age 1y, 10m, 24d
Son of T. W. & M. A. Street
No Birth Date
THOGMARTIN Carl Jun 2, 1886 November 18, 1911 Middle name Leslie
Son of Marcellus and Fanny (Vanderpool) Thogmartin
Killed in a mining accident in Jasper County, Missouri
THOGMARTIN Eliza Oct 11, 1851 December 20, 1928  
THOGMARTIN Fannie E. Nov 13, 1866 November 12, 1911  Wife of Marcellus Thogmartin
Dau of Elisha & "Polly" (Wild) Vanderpool
THOGMARTIN Herbert Mar 5, 1888 May 14, 1910  
THOGMARTIN Infant Son July 13, 1903 May 01, 1904 Son of W. J. & M. Thogmartin 
THOGMARTIN Jessie May 20, 1888 May 03, 1911  
THOGMARTIN J. K.   Lt Colonel 4th MO Provost No Dates
Military Stone
THOGMARTIN John Dec 21, 1855 December 22, 1903  
THOGMARTIN Leslie February 09, 1907 February 04, 1910  
THOGMARTIN Marcellus 1861 1940  Son of Robert & Mary Thogmartin
Married Frances (Fannie) Vanderpool in 1884 in Mercer County, MO
THOGMARTIN Mary  Jan 10, 1876 Age 49y, 4m, 14d
Wife of Robert Thogmartin
No Birth Date
THOGMARTIN Oscar 1879 1882  
THOGMARTIN Robert  March 19, 1902 Age 72y, 1m, 18d
Husband of Mary Thogmartin
No Birth Date
Son of Joseph & Rhoda (Ferguson) Thogmartin
Born in Tennessee
THOGMARTIN Rosie A.  Sep 23, 1891 Age 24y, 10m, 23d
Dau of Robert & Mary Thogmartin
No Birth Date
THOGMARTIN Roy Sep 19, 1894 April 19, 1928  
THOGMARTIN W. J. Mar 5, 1882 December 05, 1903 Husband of M. Thogmartin 
VANDERPOOL Gracie C.   Dau of H. B. & M. J. VanderpoolNo Birth Date
Death Date unreadable
VANDERPOOL James Feb 4, 1827 June 08, 1912 Husband of Mary F. Vanderpool Son of John & Nancy (Campbell) Vanderpool
Born in Tennessee
VANDERPOOL Leydona  Aug 6, 1872 Age 9m, 6d
Dau of J. M. & M. E. Vanderpool
No Birth Date
VANDERPOOL Lucretia  Sep 6, 1866 Age 6m, 19d
Dau of J. M. & M. E. Vanderpool
No Birth Date
VANDERPOOL Mary F. 1848 February 26, 1905 Wife of James Vanderpool Maiden Name Brannum
VANDERPOOL Mary J.  Apr 12, 1886 Age 29y, 3m, 17d
Wife of John Vanderpool
No Birth Date
Maiden Name Wild
VANDERPOOL Maxine  Sep 3, 1872 Age 1y, 2d
Dau of S. C. & M. A. Vanderpool
No Birth Date
VANDERPOOL Nancy  Apr 30, 1862 Age 65y, 6m, 16d
Wife of John Vanderpool
Dau of James & Rebeka (Linville) Campbell
Born in North Carolina
VANDERPOOL Roxie   Dau of H. B. & M. J. VanderpoolNo Birth Date
Death Date Unreadable
VANDERPOOL William  Jan 19, 1887 Age 26 YearsNo Birth Date
Son of William & Lavina Vanderpool
Wm. and wife Emma Brown living in Caldwell County, Wisconson on Nov 11, 1875
VANDERPOOL William T.  Jan 26, 1872 Age 1y, 14d
Son of J. E. & S. T. Vanderpool
No Birth Date
WEEKLY William T.  Jan 26, 1872 Age 1y, 6m, 14d
Son of J. E. & S. T. Weekly
No Birth Date
WELDON Andrew  Jul 31, 1869 Age 73y, 5m, 28d
Husband of Matilda Weldon
No Birth Date
Born in Kentucky
WELDON Matilda  Jan 16, 1849 Age 51y, 11m, 2d
Wife of Andrew Weldon
No Birth Date
Dau of Drury & Rachael Ham
WHITMER David  Nov 9, 1884 Age 48y, 4m, 16d
Husband of Hannah Whitmer
No Birth Date
WHITMER Emma  Jan 24, 1874 Age 3y, 9m
Dau of David & Hannah Whitmer
No Birth Date
WHITMER Hannah  Mar 9, 1877 Age 23y, 2m, 5d
Wife of David Whitmer
No Birth Date

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