Roaring River Cemetery

AKA: Old Russell Cemetery

Barry County, Missouri

Roaring River Township

W Sec. 6, T22N, R27W

363432N 0934844W

photo

Submitted By: Great-Great Granddaughter - Darla Ball Marbut
Directions: From Highway 112 south of Cassville, turn onto Highway F at Roaring River State Park. Pass the stables on the left, and the next lane on the right leads to the cemetery.

Roaring River Park personnel cleared a nice large area around the markers. They put in a new road to the markers and mowed along it. They have agree to maintain and care for the site in the future. Appreciation and thanks goes to Henry Russell who coordinated the effort and to the park personnel for this beautiful and peaceful place along the Roaring River.


Milo Butler Russell

Born Jan 17, 1812

Died Aug 23, 1873

Unice Mariah "Nicey" (Haddock) Russell

Born Feb 20, 1817

Died Mar 17, 1871

photo
(I read Nicey and Milo Russell's stone in 1970 and also have a clear photo of it from the 1930's. Now it would be too difficult to read if at all.)

There is only one original stone left in this cemetery though more burials are known to be here. On page 13 of Legends of the Haddocks, Hugh Haddock states: When Cloey (Chloe) Albritton Haddock died she was buried beside her daughter Unice "Nicey" in the garden at the Russell home. I remember seeing her gravestone many times when I was small. There were 3 adult graves and the grave of a small child in the plot. Chloe was the wife of Zachariah Haddock. She was born Mar 18, 1784 in N.C. died Nov 23, 1873. (My Mother confirmed this and was common information to the family.)
October 2001: Russell and Haddock descendants of Milo and Nicey went together to buy a new large granite headstone as the old one can't be read now. This photo shows that the old marker is still there in front of the new one. Chloe Albritton Haddock (Nicey's Mother) was also buried here, her information is on the stone along with her husband Zachariah Haddock who was buried in an unmarked grave in the "Old Haddock" Cemetery at Eagle Rock, Mo. Milo and Nicey Russell's children's names and birth years are on the front of the stone. On the back are the names of all their 49 grandchildren & 227 great grandchildren. This cemetery is on the old Russell homestead and was the private Russell Family Cemetery. The home shown below was built by Milo Russell in 1840, all that remains of it today is the foundation and cellar.
Barry County, Missouri - Roaring River Cemetery

AKA: Old Russell Cemetery

A sign at the gravesite has the following captions:

Milo B. Russell and Nicey HaddockRussell, Roaring River pioneers, married and settled along the river in 1841. They cleared the land, build their home, farmed and raised eight children. Here, their bodies were laid to rest in "the garden" on the side of their home. Thisgrave site hasbeen restored with the contributions of many oftheir descendants. 2001

Image in the background: The Milo Russell house in 1858. Mr.and Mrs. Milo Russell are buried in the center of the gardenwhich waslocated west of the homestead.

The Russell house, around 1920. Shown are owner Scott Eltins (left) and the Rev. James Carter. Photograph from Eldora Rendenz.

The Russell house around 1936. Shown left to right are Henry J. Russell II, Sally Russell, Mrs. Ireland, Henry J. Russell and Charles Ireland.

Milo and Nicey's grave site is enclosed by a fence with gravel on the ground. The original stone sits in front, with two flower vases behind, followed by the large new stone.

The original stone has the following inscription:

Milo B. Russell

Born July 17, 1812

Died Aug. 23, 1973

Nicey

wife of M.B. Russell

Born Feby. 20,1817

Died March 17,1871


The following is the inscription on the large new stone: (Front of stone)

Milo Butler Russell Nicey Haddock Russell

1812-1873 1817-1871

and her mother the wife of Cloey A. Haddock Zachariah Haddock

1784-1873 1784-1842

Milo and Nicey's children all born on their Roaring River Homestead

Sidney Russell Julia Ann Skelton

1842-1888 1849-1935

Columbia Haddock Florence Weathers

1844-1925 1852-1918

Mary Elizabeth Easley George F. Russell

1845-1923 1854-1918

William Russell Tennessee Dell

1848-1933 1857-1936
Inscription on Back of Stone

Milo Butler & Nicey Haddock Russell

Their Grandchildren:

George Russell

Melvin Callaway

Frances Cline

Charles Russell

Edna VanZandt

Lulu Morgan

Tennessee Carlin

Mary Columbia Bare

Anna Morgan

Margaret Fleetwood Arizona Curry

Martha Burnett

William Russell

J. Monroe Skelton

Mary Ellen Clontz

Susan Couch

J. Henry Skelton

Harrison Weathers

Mary Black

Dora Curry

Arthur Weathers

Solomon Russell

Charles Skelton

Alice Thomas

Laura Whittington

Florence Stryker

Christopher Turner

Frances Mariott

Elmer Skelton

John C. Skelton

Mary Eliz. Wright

Mary Eliz. Maloney

Maggie Fritts Arnold

Charles Easley

Alice Elam

Dallas E. Russell

Floid Easley

Raymond E. Russell Marvelana Skelton

Henry J. Russell

George A. Russell

Arizona Tucker

Lucy May Poulter

Finis Easley

Charles Dell

Essie May McMillan

Julia Williams

Minnie Belle Webb

Prudie Jean

Dove Bishop

These 49 grandchildren, in turn, had a total of 227 children.

2003 Brandon Burns All Rights Reserved

June 2003 transcriptions submitted by: Brandon Burns

Close up of the Russell house

photo
photo

Home with road in front.

The graves are to the far left in the garden.
MILO BUTLER RUSSELL & NICEY (HADDOCK) RUSSELL

by Darla Ball Marbut, Oct 2000 - Milo was born January 17, 1812 in Ohio and a family source indicated the county may have been Ashtabula. The next we know of Milo is his marriage to Unice "Nicey" Mariah Haddock, daughter of Zachariah and Chloe Albritton Haddock on August 14, 1840 by John Canton, M. G. They homesteaded a few miles from the head of Roaring River that is now in the Roaring River State Park. Traveling to such an out of the way place in 1841 must have been difficult. There was a trail from Cassville to Roaring River that entered through the east side of the springs. From there an old road followed the river from the head of Roaring River. They started their homestead just a few miles down the road.

Milo and Nicey appeared in the 1850 Census for Barry Co., Mo in the Roaring River Township. Milo and James Brixey bought Section 36, Township 22, Range 27 in 1857.

Milo cleared the land and built his home beside the Roaring River. Milo hauled flour and did other work for the owners of the mill at the head of Roaring River. He also did carpenter work and sometimes made coffins. He raised beef and pigs as he would exchange meat for milling charges at the mill. It was probably very hard work to provide food, shelter and clothing for a growing family, by 1858 there were 8 children.

From the Legends of the Haddocks by Hugh Haddock, page 10" "Medicinal plants of many kinds were plentiful. (In Barry Co., Mo.). There was once a ginseng garden at the home of Milo B. Russell, the very garden where he and his wife Nicey are now buried in the Roaring River State Park.

Trouble came to the Russell family during the Civil War in the form of an outlaw group called Bushwhackers. It is thought that the Union Army encouraged bushwhackers as there were Southern sympathizers in the area. Milo's son Sidney was in the Confederate Army making Milo and Nicey targets for the Bushwhackers. When there were reports of the bushwhackers being in the area Milo would go to a cave above the house. Some call it Bowman Cave. As bushwhackers might not follow the hoof prints of a calf, Nicey and probably at times, the girls would ride a calf to the cave to take food and water to Milo. It is said that sometimes the men hiding out would slip back to their houses at night to check on their women folks. This was the situation with Nicey's brother in law, John Ireland who had married Mary Haddock on Oct 25, 1846. By the time of the Civil War, John and Mary had 3 little girls and two little boys. He may have even hidden out with Milo. John and Amos Horner had slipped back to check on their families who lived in the present day Horner Community just outside of Cassville, Mo.. John Ireland was called out of the house and killed in front of his family. John Christian Ireland was around 11 or 12 years old and ran to the Horner home to alert Amos of what had happened. There was good reason for these men to hid out.

It was told in Mary Elizabeth Russell Easley's family that the girls were plowing in the fields when they were alerted that Bushwhackers were nearby. They hid the house out, as the bushwhackers would have stolen it had they found it.

One can imagine the fear the families lived in during the Civil War, which would have started around 1861 to 1865. They say that four houses out of 5 were burned in Barry County during this time.

Milo and Nicey's oldest son, Sidney was captured by the Union Army and sent to a Union Prison in Delaware. He was released and he returned to Barry Co., Mo. He married in 1866 and started his family. Several of Milo and Nicey's children married in 1866 and left home leaving 3 of the younger children at home.

As Barry Co., Mo. was so hard hit during the war there wasn't much left with which to make a living. Cattle and horses were stolen from the families leaving little. These families had to live off the land until they could recover and life must have been hard.

Nicey Haddock Russell died Mar 17, 1871 and Milo Butler Russell died Aug 23, 1873. They are both buried near Nicey's mother Chloe Albritton Haddock in what was their garden in the back of the house. Presently this land belongs to the state and is on the Roaring River State Park land.

Mariah T. Russell and William Russell were appointed administrators as of Sep 24, 1874. As the youngest daughter of Tennessee Russell would still have been at home in 1874 she probably was the Mariah T. Russell. Her mother Nicey was listed as Mariah once in a census and she could have been named after her. Mariah Tennessee Russell. However, she would have been very young to be a co-administrator so we aren't sure about the name Mariah.
An inventory or personal property of the Russell's was filed September 1874 by J. B. Curry and Elias Horine.

Cash on hand $20.70

Clay Bank Mare

Iron Gray Mule

Sorrel Mare

Large Ox

Red Cow and Calf (2 of each)

Dun Cow and Calf

Yearling Steer

# Old Plows

Hoisting Shovel and Clevis

7 Hoes

Pitch Fork

Brush Hood

Hand Ax

38 Sheep

87 Hogs

1 Old Wagon

1 Lot of Old Irons

2 Log Chains

1 Lot of Single trees

2 Joe Gang Plows

1 Demon Plow

2 Iron Wedges

1 Shovel Plow

2 Old Axes and Spades

1 Scythes and Cradles

1 Crosscut Saw

1 Broad Ax

1 Carpenters Ax

1 Drawing Knife

1 lot Carpenter's Tools

1 grading Stone

2 Horse Wagons

1 set Wagon Harness

1 set Plows and single trees

150 Bushels Corn

1 Man's Saddle

1 Side Saddle

2 Belts

1 Chopping Ax

25 Gallons Molasses.
Sale bill of the estate of Milo B. Russell

Dated Oct 10, 1874

Sale bill of the estate of Milo B. Russell dated Oct 10, 1874

A few items that sold at the sale and the people who purchased them:

A Mule to Mary Easley for $105 (Mrs. Edward Easley)

25 Bushels of corn to J. N. Skelton for $15 (Julia's husband)

25 Bushels of corn to Boone Haddock for $15 (Columbia's husband)

2 Plows to Edward Easley for .25 (Mary Elizabeth Russell's husband)

5 hoes to Mariah for .25

Side Saddle to Tennessee Russell for $5.25

1 Bell and Collar to George Reed for 5 cents
Milo Russell's personal property sold for $4,266, Mariah further states she sold land for the sum of $444.87.

It seems that Milo had managed to keep some of his property during the Civil War as only 9 years after the war he had accumulated a good amount of property for that time. Household goods were not mentioned perhaps Tennessee still had the property, as she would still be at home. She taught school and didn't marry until she was 36 years old.
Milo's Debts at the time of his death:

Unice Mariah "Nicey" Haddock & Milo Butler Russell
Owed to William A. Lewis and Mary Lewis, formerly Mary Easley $24.15, witness Edward Easley.

W. McClure and Grime Proprietors: $53.71 bill dated May 18, 1873 for wool carding, meal, flour and loose leaf tobacco.

There was also a statement of what Milo had paid on his account:

Worked on repair of steps at the mill 1 1/2 days... $1.87

200 lbs of beef...9.00

15 lbs pork....50

Hauling flour...4.37

Worked for W.E. Grime...4.80

Making Allen McClures Coffin... 5.00

Fixed ceiling room at Mill...1.87

Hauling rails for W.E. Grime...3.00

By Cash...10.00

Hauling flour...5.20

Total...$45.61

Windes and Ault at Washburn - Coffin Tacks 25 cents, material, clothing, boots, and yard goods $46.78 (This could have been for Milo's burial)
Their Children:

Sidney Russell born June 7, 1842, died May 20, 1925, married Margaret Rumbaugh (Present Day: William Russell, James Black, Paul Jackson)

Columbia Cornelia Russell born Jan 14, 1844, died May 20, 1925, married Boone Haddock (No Descendants)

Mary Elizabeth Russell born Dec 28, 1845, died Feb 20, 1923, married Edward Easley (My Great Grandparents)

William Russell born Jul 3, 1848 died Jul 31, 1933. married Annie Cowan (Descendant Henry Russell)

Julia Ann Russell born Apr 17, 1849/1850, died Sep 5, 1945, married Jasper Newton "Doc" Skelton (Descendant Charles Curry)

George Emory Russell born Feb 23, 1852, died abt 1918, married 1st Ann Eliza Merrick, married 2nd Martha Hamm (Descendants Albert "Tex" Russell, Leta Jones)

Florence Russell born Nov 7, 1852 (tombstone) (Bible: Nov 7, 1854), died June 5, 1918 (tombstone) (Bible: June 6, 1921), married Allen Miles Weathers. (Descendants Lamon & Opal Weathers)

Tennessee Mariah Russell born Dec 20, 1857, died Nov 7, 1936, married Henry Dell. (Descendants Frank & Dorothy Dell)

It is believed that Zachariah Haddock is buried in the Haddock Cemetery near Eagle Rock, MO, Chloe is buried beside her daughter Unice "Nicey" Russell.
Descendants of Milo Butler Russell

1 Milo Butler Russell b: January 17, 1812 in Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, OH d: August 23, 1873 in Barry Co., Missouri Burial: Russell farm, Roaring River State Park, Barry County, MO +Unice Mariah Haddock aka: Nicey b: February 20, 1817 in Knox Co., KY m: July 07, 1841 in Barry Co., Missouri d: March 18, 1870 in Barry Co., Missouri Burial: Russell farm, Roaring River State Park, Barry County, MO

2 M. Sidney Russell b: June 01, 1841 in Barry Co., Missouri d: January 21, 1888 in Barry Co., Missouri Burial: Munsey Cemetery, below Roaring River State Park, Barry County, MO +Margaret Rumbaugh aka: Maggie b: May 19, 1848 in Arkansas m: February 22, 1866 in Barry Co., Missouri d: February 20, 1929 in Sidney Russell's home, Eagle Rock, Barry Co., Missouri Burial: New Site Cemetery, Capps Creek Twp., Barry County, MO

2 Columbia Cornelia Russell b: January 14, 1844 in Barry Co., Missouri d: May 20, 1925 in Eagle Rock, Barry Co., Missouri Burial: May 22, 1925 Haddock Cemetery, Eagle Rock, Barry County, MO +Boone Haddock b: December 12, 1843 in Roaring River, Barry Co., Missouri m: February 15, 1866 in Barry Co., Missouri d: May 05, 1919 in Eagle Rock, Barry Co., Missouri Burial: May 05, 1919 Haddock Cemetery, Eagle Rock, Barry Co., MO

2 Mary Elizabeth Russell b: December 28, 1845 in Barry Co., Missouri d: February 20, 1923 in Barry Co., Missouri Burial: Easley Cemetery, Barry Co., MO +Edward Easley aka: Ned b: December 25, 1840 in Boone Co., Missouri m: October 18, 1865 in Barry Co., Missouri d: December 20, 1932 in Barry Co., Missouri Burial: Easley Cemetery, Barry Co., MO

2 William Russell b: July 03, 1848 in Barry Co., Missouri d: July 31, 1933 in Ponca City, Kay Co., Oklahoma +Annie Cowan b: March 26, 1855 in Newcastle-on-the-Tyne, Northumberland, England m: October 17, 1870 in Barry County, MO d: February 08, 1920 in Jersey City, New Jersey Burial: New York Bayview Cemetery

2 Julie Ann Russell b: April 17, 1849 in Barry Co., Missouri d: September 05, 1935 in Barry Co., Missouri Burial: Munsey Cemetery, below Roaring River State Park, Barry County, MO +Jasper Newton Skelton aka: Doc b: April 29, 1845 in Barry Co., Missouri m: December 28, 1866 in Barry County, MO d: May 25, 1919 in Barry Co., Missouri Burial: Munsey Cemetery, below Roaring River State Park, Barry County, MO

2 Florence Russell b: November 07, 1852 in Barry Co., Missouri d: June 05, 1918 in Barry Co., Missouri Burial: Hickman Cemetery, Washburn, Barry Co., MO +William M. Turner b: Abt. 1852 m: November 06, 1870 in Barry Co., Missouri d: 1873 in Barry Co., Missouri *2nd Husband of Florence Russell: +Allen Miles Weathers b: September 17, 1836 in Warrick Co., Indiana m: June 21, 1874 in Barry Co., Missouri d: February 03, 1920 in Barry Co., Missouri Burial: Hickman Cemetery, Washburn, Barry Co., MO

2 George Emery Russell b: February 23, 1854 in Barry Co., Missouri d: January 26, 1922 in Lamar Co., Texas +Ann Eliza Merrick b: Abt. 1854 in Indiana m: August 01, 1872 in Barry Co., Missouri d: Bef. 1896 in Barry Co., Missouri *2nd Wife of George Emery Russell: +Martha Ella Frances Ham b: December 12, 1878 in Hunt Co., Texas m: Abt. 1896 in Barry County, MO d: December 01, 1918 in Lamar Co., Texas

2 Tennessee Russell b: December 20, 1857 in Barry Co., Missouri d: November 07, 1936 in Barry Co., Missouri Burial: Corinth Cemetery, Barry Co., Missouri [no stone] +Henry Dell b: February 1866 in Kentucky m: October 05, 1893 in Barry Co., Missouri d: in Barry Co., Missouri *2nd Husband of Tennessee Russell: +Ephraim F. Hembree b: Abt. 1857 in Barry Co., Missouri m: March 10, 1907 in Barry County, MO d: in Barry Co., Missouri
Descendants of Zachariah Haddock, Sr.

1 Zachariah Haddock, Sr. b: June 10, 1779 in Pitt Co., NC d: July 02, 1842 in Eagle Rock, Barry Co., Missouri Burial: July 03, 1842 Haddock Cemetery, Eagle Rock, Barry Co., Missouri +Chloe Albritton aka: Cloey b: March 18, 1784 in Pitt Co., NC m: 1803 in Pitt County, NC d: May 22, 1873 in Barry Co., Missouri Burial: March 23, 1874 Eagle Rock, Barry Co., Missouri

2 Louisa Haddock b: December 05, 1804 in Pitt Co., NC

2 David Crenshaw Haddock, Sr. b: March 15, 1806 in Pitt Co., NC d: October 08, 1875 in Cohutta, Whitfield Co., Georgia Burial: Haddock Family Cemetery, Cohutta, Whitfield Co., Georgia +Elizabeth Ault b: 1806 in Roane County, Tennessee m: 1828 in Roane County, Tennessee d: June 28, 1848 in Cohutta, Whitfield Co., Georgia Burial: Haddock Family Cemetery, Cohutta, Whitfield Co., Georgia *2nd Wife of David Crenshaw Haddock, Sr.: +Selena Bayliss b: Abt. 1820 m: Abt. 1850 d: Bef. 1853 *3rd Wife of David Crenshaw Haddock, Sr.: +Lydia Longley b: May 13, 1829 in Tennessee m: Abt. 1853 in Whitfield Co., Georgia d: Aft. 1880 in Whitfield Co., Georgia Burial: Haddock Family Cemetery, Cohutta, Whitfield Co., Georgia

2 Treacy Haddock b: January 22, 1808 in Pitt Co., NC d: Aft. 1860 in Paker Co., Texas +John? Burnett b: Abt. 1808 in Virginia m: Abt. 1828 in Campbell Co., TN d: Bet. 1838 - 1840 in Barry Co., Missouri

2 Sirena Sircona Haddock b: June 08, 1810 in Pitt Co., NC

2 Zachariah Haddock, Jr. b: April 02, 1812 in Pitt Co., NC d: Abt. 1857 in Missouri +Nancy b: Abt. 1812 in Tennessee m: Abt. 1830 in Campbell County, TN d: Bef. 1880 in Missouri

2 Greenberry Haddock b: January 29, 1815 in Knox Co., KY d: November 23, 1864 in Eagle Rock, Barry Co., Missouri Burial: Eagle Rock, Barry Co., Missouri +Amanda B. Smith b: December 17, 1820 in Illinois m: November 17, 1842 in Barry Co., Missouri d: 1861 in Eagle Rock, Barry Co., Missouri Burial: Eagle Rock, Barry Co., Missouri

2 Unice Mariah Haddock aka: Nicey b: February

20, 1817 in Knox Co., KY d: March 18, 1870 in Barry Co., Missouri Burial: Russell farm, Roaring River State Park, Barry County, MO +Milo Butler Russell b: January 17, 1812 in Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, OH m: July 07, 1841 in Barry Co., Missouri d: August 23, 1873 in Barry Co., Missouri Burial: Russell farm, Roaring River State Park, Barry County, MO

2 Lewis Haddock b: March 22, 1819 in Knox Co., KY d: November 23, 1854 in Barry Co., Missouri [Estate Date] +Mary Jane Lee aka: Jane b: November 17, 1827 in Rhea Co., TN m: June 28, 1846 in Barry Co., Missouri d: Aft. 1860 in Barry Co., Missouri

2 Nancy Haddock b: October 19, 1821 in Campbell Co., Tennessee d: Bet. 1871 - 1880 in Barry County, MO +James H. Bowlin b: Abt. 1811 in Kentucky m: January 27, 1842 in Barry Co., Missouri d: Bet. 1861 - 1870 in Barry County, MO

2 Mary Haddock b: October 29, 1826 in Campbell Co., Tennessee d: October 18, 1910 in Flat Creek Twp., Barry Co., Missouri Burial: Oak Hill, Cassville Cemetery, Cassville, Barry Co., Missouri +John Ireland b: April 28, 1817 in Tennessee m: October 25, 1846 in Barry Co., Missouri d: May 13, 1862 in Flat Creek Twp., Barry Co., Missouri Burial: Oak Hill, Cassville Cemetery, Cassville, Barry Co., Missouri


Go to Milo Russell's Cave

Go to Haddock Cemetery

Go to Focus on Eagle Rock
No part of the above story, photos or lineage charts may be used without the consent of the author - Darla Ball Marbut, HC81 Box 8356, Cassville, MO 65625


Return to







Return to



You are web site visitor

Rootsweb Counter

since Sept. 23, 1996