A snip from this 1877 Plat Map, page 37 shows that
F. M. Pepper owned the land where the cemetery was located in 1877.
The cemetery was established by James Ellison in his will dated February 1, 1868.
James Ellison was born in 1791 in Kentucky, and died in Buchanan County, Missouri on February 26, 1868. He was the first person buried in the
newly established cemetery on his property. His wife, Elizabeth Dunlap Ellison and was born in 1789, died in 1869 and was also buried in the
new cemetery beside her husband.
James and Elizabeth Dunlap Ellison's youngest son, Lafayette, inherited the farm of 80 acres which
he sectioned off, thus the Cemetery land is located on F. M. Pepper property within 9 years of James' death.
The map above shows another cemetery on Ellison property in section 28 (marked by a red dot).
The Dunlap's had property adjacent to the Ellison's, also with a cemetery.
The existing headstones shown below are all relatives of James Ellison (the James Ellison born 1791)
Sheryl Ellison, great granddaughter of Lafayette Ellison has plans to restore this family plot in memory of her great great grandparents.
Sheryl provided the genealogical data above in May 2015 and may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have more family information to share.
Robert L. Son of L. B. & A. J. May Died May 25, 1873
James Ellison Died Feb. 26, 1868, Aged 76 years, 2 mo's, 12 ds.
Elizabeth Ellison Died Feb. 2, 1869, Aged 80 years & 6 d's
Eliza J. More. Died Jan. 8, 1885, Aged 70 Y's 4 M's 5 D's
Lorenzo E Son of J. & Elin Peel Died July 21, 1871, aged 3 Mos, 9 ds
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