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History and survey by Norton Fox
Interred in the sacred soil of the Prairie Hill Cemetery
are a few of the early settlers who resided at Prairie Hill. During their
lifetime they knew when the cemetery came into existence and probably attended
the funeral of the first person who was buried here. At their death they left no
record of these facts, and now this information has become forever lost to the
people of this generation.
On June 4, 1890, I. R. Leathers and his wife, Medora A. Leathers, deeded the Baptist Church of Prairie Hill three acres of land. This three acres of land took in what is now known as the older part of the cemetery. At the time the deed was executed, no mention was made of a cemetery being located on this land. It could have been the intention of the church to deed a part of the three acres to the cemetery, but probably due to neglect this was not done until April 1, 1876.
There are two rock roads in the cemetery that intersect and divide the cemetery into four sections. These sections have been designated sections A, B, C, and D. This three acres of land took in all of section A and a part of section B.
I have alphabetized the listings for ease in finding surnames. The sections are placed beside the names.
|A - C||D - J||K - P||R - Y|
Evelyn (Parten) Stafford Aug 7, 1921 -- Oct 20, 2009
wife of Lewis Stafford, m. Oct 15, 1939
dau of Jim & Winnie (Johnson) Parten