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Leakey Cemetery

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Leakey Cemetery #4 on Crooked River Township Map T52R26S01 SE1/4 NE1/4 Ancestry.com: Located one quarter south of south of Route JJ and back off the road from the Carroll and Ray County Line.

1973 Ray County History: In 1830 Joshua and Gracy Leakey homesteaded land northeast of Hardin, and 1/4 acre was set aside by deed for a cemetery. Joshua Leakey was buried there in 1853; Gracy in 1874. They lost a son John, who was buried before them; it is thought burial in the cemetery began in 1850. Joshua Leakey's old stone has a Masonic emblem. The Leakeys haven't owned the farm since about 1935. Fletcher and Margaret (Leakey) Salyer, Waverly, Missouri placed a stone for her grandfather, J. J. Leakey in 1971. They plan to put an historical marker there for her great-grandfather Joshua Leakey and to re-set other stones. This land was once an orchard. Mr. and Mrs. Salyer keep the cemetery mowed; have put up a new fence; planted dogwoods, Japanese maples, a smoke tree, iris and peonies to beautify the grounds.

DAR Index: located 1/2 mile south of Route JJ and Route AA on north County Line Road. Cemetery is 6/10 miles back in land.

Alfred & Sandy McKemy recorded both cemeteries in their book Cemeteries of Crooked River Township and the names in each are different.
Trigg Cemetery location: SW 1/4 NW 1/4 Township 52, Range 26, Section 1
Leakey Cemetery location: SE 1/4 NE 1/4 Township 52, Range 26, Section 1

Contact David Leakey of Hardin

compiled by Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry, Juliette L. Smith and Mrs. Carlton Richardson

v. 3. Hardin, Clark, Leakey, Liberty, Wakenda cemeteries

Cemeteries of Crooked River Township, reccorded by Alfred & Sandy McKemy

FHL 977.819 V3e v. 3-4

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