James Ellison Family Cemetery

This cemetery is located in Township 55N, Range 36W, on the border of Sections 33 and 34, about 1000 feet east of 46 SW on Martin Rd, top of the hill, north side in Buchanan County, Missouri

Map James Ellison Cemetery

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 Cemetery

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 cndlshr@yahoo.com if you have more family information to share.

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 2007/2015, rtclk@alltel.net
      Eliza Jane Ellison married William More 17 Sept. 1833 in Cape Giradeau, Missouri. He died prior to the 1850 Census. In the 1850 Census for Buchanan County Missouri, Bloomington Twp.Eliza Moore (Head) 30, born in KY had: Elizabeth(13), Ellen (12), James (10) and Amanda (8) all born in Missouri. 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 the Census takers spelled it Moore. The cemetery stone is the correct spelling for this family.

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