Old Pioneer Cemetery - Doniphan, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 36° 36.988 W 090° 49.686
15S E 694226 N 4054523
Quick Description: Also called: Old Town Cemetery, and Old City Cemetery
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 1/3/2015 4:20:38 AM
Waymark Code: WMN67Z
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Max Cacher
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Long Description:

County of marker: Ripley County
Location of marker: Charles St., Heritage Homestead, Doniphan
Number of graves: 95 (?)
Number of people buried higher because 1 grave has 12 bodies
Marker erected by: Doniphan Neighborhood Assistance Program

Marker text:

OLD TOWN CEMETERY
This cemetery was established in 1847 for public burial. In 1897 many graves were moved to Oak Ridge Cemetery, now known as the City Cemetery.

The purpose of the concrete wall around the family plot of Dr. William Proctor was to keep livestock from knocking down tombstones and disturbing the grave site.

Most grave sites were unmarked. Important people whose graves are marked are Lemuel Kittrell, Doniphsns' first settler, 12 soldiers killed at the Christmas Day Massacre, Capt. James Madison Ponder also killed in the Civil War and Zebedee Washington Stephens who has many descendants still living in Ripley County

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