Unknown Cemetery

Township 55N, Range 36W, Border of Sections 33 and 34
About 1000 feet east of 46 SW on Martin Rd, top of the hill, north side
Buchanan County, Missouri

Robert L May

Robert L. Son of L. B. & A. J. May Died May 25, 1873

James Ellison

James Ellison Died Feb. 26, 1868, Aged 76 years, 2 mo's, 12 ds.

Elizabeth Ellison

Elizabeth Ellison Died Feb. 2, 1869, Aged 80 years & 6 d's

Eliza J More       Eliza J More

Eliza J. More. Died Jan. 8, 1885, Aged 70 Y's 4 M's 5 D's

Lorenzo E Peel       Lorenzo E Peel

Lorenzo E Son of J. & Elin Peel Died July 21, 1871, aged 3 Mos, 9 ds

East of Cemetery       West of Cemetery

East of the Cemetery                West of the Cemetery on Martin Rd

From Dick Clark, Feb 2007, rtclk@windstream.net
     I believe I have identified to whom three of the graves belong. One of my 2nd Grt. Aunts married James Ellison More.(Her maiden name was Sarah J. Black) By chasing down some of the lines it would appear that the one stone is James More's mother's i.e. Eliza J. More and the Ellisons are probably his maternal grandparents. I don't know much about these families but a few years ago I corresponded with a descendant of James More. I believe she has since died. I think the "May" ties into the Ellisons also.
     From 1850 Census for Missouri Buchanan Co., Bloomington Twp., p. 104. (family 146) James Ellison, 67 (probably should have been 57) Farmer born in KY; Elizabeth Ellison, 60, born in KY. It appears that a son must have lived adjacent named John but probably his wife and children were enumerated with James and Elizabeth. If you want those names let me know. On the next page (105) same census (family no. 149) we find Eliza Moore (Head) 30, born in KY with Elizabeth(13), Ellen (12), James (10) and Amanda (8) all born in Missouri. In the 1860 Census for Buchanan Co., MO, Bloomington Twp. p. 9 we find James Ellison 68 born in KY and Elizabeth 71 Born in KY (Family 78) and Lafayette Ellison (25) born in MO & Family 79 is Eliza J. Moore 38 (More) born in KY with Ellen (18), James(16) and Amanda(14) all born in MO Also in the Moore household are Honor Bean 22 & Netta 5 both born in Missouri. It would appear from the stones you found that the ages for the 1860 Census are most accurate. James Ellison More married Sarah Jane Black December 17, 1868 in Buchanan County. He died June 27, 1893 in Oklahoma and she died, Jan 11, 1933 in McCloud OK. Apparently the family spelled the name MORE as on the stone but all the census stuff shows Moore. The lady I corresponded with (I see that was back in 1983) also spelled the name MORE so the census takers didn't ask, they just assumed a spelling as usual. Sarah Jane Black is a sister to my Grt Grandfather James Black (1840-1915) who is buried at Sugar Creek. He was born in Madison Co., KY.

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