Metcalf Cemetery

Barry Co., MO
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Metcalf Cemetery #1. From the far west city limit sign in Exeter, go 2 miles down Highway 76 to Farm Road 1045. Turn left. Go .4 miles to Farm Road 2187, and turn right. Go 3 miles to the end of that road, where it meets Farm Road 2190. Turn right. Go another 1.4 miles until you come to a house on the right side. On the mailbox it says "Joe Miller." The first thing past that house on the right side is a small, fenced enclosure. Inside is the Metcalf #1 Cemetery.
Liberty Township

S34, T23N, R29W

Southwest of Ridgley, almost to the McDonald County Line.

Many years ago, it was originally located on what was the Elijah Metcalf Farm.

See Section 34 of this 1909 Plat Map

Located, canvassed and researched in Spring of 2005, by: Jay Trace
Metcalf Cemetery Files

Metcalf Cemetery Files
The first thing I saw was one of those little tin markers from a funeral home - It reads: "David S. Metcalf 1933-1933."

There was a fairly large stone that reads "Metcalf" on the top, and on the front face, it said "Mary F 1858-1928 At Rest."

Sandstone with the name of Metcalf on it. - Mary F. Metcalf
Photos submitted by: Jack Fly

Stone for Sarah A. Metcalf
Patty McWilliams shared this information below with the list mail readers:

Sarah Metcalf is buried in a cemetery on what was at one time the land of Elisha Metcalf, my great grandfather.

The Cemetery known as Metcalf Cemetery in Thomas Hollow was near the home of Elisha's brother, Elijah Metcalf, married to Mary Frances Sparks.

Here is a list of those buried there as I have been able to PROVE:
Elijah James Metcalf, Dec. 23, 1856, KY - Jan. 24, 1946, Barry Co., MO
son of Hiram Casteel Metcalf (1833-1920) b. in KY died Barry Co., & Mary Ann (Gabbard) Metcalf 1837 KY - about 1880, KY)

His wife - Mary F. "Frances" (Sparks) Metcalf b. May 15, 1858, Jackson Co., KY
Died March 18, 1928, Barry Co., d/o Daniel Crawford Sparks (KY) and Louvina (Carter) Sparks, KY

Also buried in the Metcalf Cemetery:
Elijah & Mary's sons:
Joseph b. Oct. 9, 1894, MO
d. Feb. 7, 1896

Leonard F. Metcalf b. Feb. 25, 1897, MO
d. March 9, 1897

Grand daughter Athie Hickman (Aug. 2, 1904 - May 5, 1905)
was a daughter of Elijah & Mary's daughter Barthenia Elizabeth Metcalf who married William Hickman in 1902

Grandson: (Oliver) Roland Phillips , b. July 2, 1925 in Washington; died June 16, 1927 Barry Co., MO
He was a son of Elijah & Marh's daughter Sarah Lilly Metcalf who married Andrew Jackson "Jack" Phillips

Grandson: David Metcalf b. & D. March 12, 1933,
Son of Elijah & Mary's son William Tecumseh Sherman Metcalf & his wife Mary Goldie Ware.

Nephew Walter Andrews b. May 2, 1900; d. Sept 6, 1900
was the son of Lavina Sparks & her husband John Houston Andrews
Lavina was a sister of Mary Frances (Sparks) Metcalf.

Great Grandson: Baby Hickman
I guess to be a grandchild of Barthenia & William Hickman
I have not been able to find a death certificate for a baby Hickman

As for information on Elisha & Sarah Margaret (Williams) Metcalf, they had 2 children who apparently died very young and I have no dates for. Elisha's obit includes this statement: "He was married to Sarah Williams in 1875 (in KY). To this union 10 children were born, four of whom preceded him in death, Anna, Hiram, Jimmy, and Frances. He was also preceded in death by his wife. "  Jimmy apparently died before Elisha & Sarah left Kentucky to move to Missouri.

I do have a note from Howard H. Scroggins in 2000 that Susie & Frances were twins. He also reported that "Frances died at 6 or 7 years of age and is buried about one mile north of Bear Creek, between Stone Hollow & Thomas Hollow at what "is now" known as the Bill Younger place, and in an earlier period as the Elisha Metcalf place."

Jimmy is buried in Kentucky.

In the 1900 Barry County census, reported was that they have been married 23 years, have had 10 children & 7 are living. Same number of children reported in 1910 census.

I know that Mary Frances (Susie's twin) would have been born Nov. 17, 1879 and would be the one buried (about 1885-86) as described above. I wonder if the grave for Sarah A. Metcalf 1893-1896 could be Anna Metcalf.


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