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Boggess Cemetery

(aka Frazier Cemetery)

Crooked River Township

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Boggess Cemetery

(aka Frazier Cemetery)

#10 on Crooked River Township Map




The cemetery is located in the middle of a corn field; the day the pictures were taken it was too muddy to walk through the field. You can bearly see the tombstones from the gravel road, but there is a cemetery amongst the trees.

Ray County History 1973, p. 232: Cemeteries Not Listed on Map, #15; on Clifford Boggess farm, on route J, 1-1/2 miles south and 1/2 mile east of Hardin

1914 Plat book: T51R26S9

DAR Cemetery Index: Located south of Hardin on Route J to 86th Street, east of 86th Street about 1/2 mile. At jog in road, cemetery 1350 feet southeast in a clump of trees


In the fall of 1838 a company of Mormons from Far West in Caldwell County marched into Ray and a skirmish was fought with a company of Ray County militia at "Bogart's battlefield" on Crooked River. Later in 1838 the Mormons decided to leave Missouri. At this time Argyle Taylor Boggess, Sr. purchased 400 acres of land from two Mormons, Philip Curtis and Andres Leget. The Mormons had a cemetery with no markers on this land. They did not want their burial grounds to be known. Later the Boggess family, the George Frazier family and others buried their dead around this Mormon burial ground. George Frazier had come from Anderson County, Kentucky, and settled in Crooked River Township. His wife was Almira J. Biles.

The cemetery is on land now owned by Clifford F. Boggess, grandson of Argyle Taylor Boggess, Sr.

Source: 1973 Ray County History

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photo by Jenna Zunker

look close there are 2 stones & 1 base in this one

photo by Jenna Zunker


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