Louis Bohannon Family Cemetery
|Name of Cemetery||Bohannon Cemetery|
|Township||Crooked River Twp|
|Alternate Names||Morton Cemetery|
|Latitude/Longitude||Latitude: 39°19'45.00"N; Longitude: 93°51'29.00"W|
|Cemetery Still in Use||No|
|Size of Cemetery||5 known stones & probably other burials|
|Condition||Cemetery is in a weeded area in the middle of the field. There is no fence and it is not maintained. The tall monument that was noted in earlier years is now laying down on the ground. There are no trees as mentioned earlier; they must have been dozed over because there was a pile of trees about 200 yards southeast of this area. (2008)|
|Range of Burial Dates|
|Oldest Known Stone:||Paralee Bohannon d. January 22, 1873|
|Last Known Burial||Infant Hambright d. November 21, 1913 (stone)
The death certificate for Sarah Bohannon d. November 27, 1917 indicates she was buried in Morton Cemetery, but it is probably Bohannon Cemetery since there is no "Morton Cemetery.
The death certificate for Simeon Bohannon d. July 22, 1934 indicates he was buried in the "Family Cemetery"; not sure if they mean this cemetery?
|Visited yet?||CC - yes................ JZ - yes...........anyone else - yes/no|
|Most recent directions||From the intersection of Hwy "E" and Hwy "A" travel west on Hwy "E" 7/10 miles. Turn south on a gravel road (not marked) and travel for about 100 yards and park. Walk straight west through the field to the gravestones. The cemetery lays about 200 yards west of the gravel road and about 100 yards south of Hwy "E".|
|1973 Ray County History; p. 230||not shown|
|1973 Ray County History; p. 232; Cemeteries Not Listed on Map||#14; near Morton, known as the Hontas Nelson farm [cc. comment: can't locate this farm on a plat map]|
|Big Black Cemetery Binder||first typed sheet in Ref 929.3 RAY: located on Millard Frazier farm north of Morton, just south of Route E in NW 1/4, SE 1/4, T52 R26 S7. Old fence around small plot in center of a field with large trees, some down, on graves.
second typed sheet in Ref 929.3 RAY: located about a mile directly north of Morton Church on E, turn east 1/8 mile to top of hill, on the south side of the road. It is off the road in a field, in a fenced area containing two large trees. There are five marked graves. A tall monument has two inscriptions. The others are on the ground.
Located north of Hardin on Route A, go about 4 miles then turn west on Highway E. Cemetery is about a mile, just before turn in the road, on the south side about 100 yards in the field
|Other Comments||Louis C. Bohannon's biography appears in History of Ray County, 1881, page 800 - 801|
|Plat Maps||year||marked?||who's land?|
|T/R/S||1877||no||L. C. Bohannan|
|1970||no||M. & F. Frazier|
|no||M. & F. Frazier|
|Ray County Archives|
|Other Online Link|
|Genealogical Library - Ray County Museum|
|Ray County Library - Richmond||Ray REF 929.3 RAY|
|Family History Library (FHL)|
|Ray County Cemetery Project Volunteers|