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New Hope Cemetery

Grape Grove Township

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New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery

#14 on Grape Grove Township Map




1973 Ray County History: The first New Hope (Methodist) Cemetery was located north west of the present-day one and was from the land of George Haynes. Some of the names of people buried here were: Kincaid, Hannah, McBee, and Penny. It was discontinued in 1868 when the present day land was donated by J. A. Albert. This land was to be used for public burial but problems developed, and in a few years it was plotted.

Located about four miles east of Millville on Route K.

This is a large cemetery that is well maintained.

DAR Index: north of Hardin on route A to Hwy K, then west on Hwy K at East New Hope Road. Located at New Hope Methodist Church


Located 12 miles north of Hardin on 'A'; west on 'K' 1.5 miles to church and cemetery (at county road 146); about 1312 marked graves, 7 unmarked (1994)

In 1908 additional land was acquired and plotted; a trust fund of five hundred dollars was established to care for the ground. The first grave stone that can be found shows the name of Ross, 1868 and is located just south of the church. Tom Pinkerton served as first chairman for his life time; B. M. Kincaid was elected to succeed him, then W. H. Frazier.

In 1926 deeds were given for lots purchased. In 1969 more land owned by the Cemetery Association was plotted for sale.

New Hope Cemetery, east of Millville on Route K, is a beautiful spot. It is located on one of the highest hills in this area with a beautiful view in all directions

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

v. 1. Antioch, Belt, Bethel, Little Union, Millville Community, New Hope, Penniston, Pleasant Hill, Smith, Tinney Grove cemeteries

Genealogy Trails Transcription online

Ancestry.com data base online

FHL 977.819 V3e v. 1-2

Ray REF 929.3 RAY

Three Ray County, Missouri cemeteries. by Pauline E. Brown, and Carol Colleen Crowley Brown. Richmond, MO : Pauline Brown, c1973 (Crowley, New Hope, and Rowland Cemeteries)

Ray REF 929 BRO
Cemeteries of Grape Grove Township, January 1995; compiled by Al McKemy, 1 Nov 1992 - 23 Dec 1994 MC 977.819 M195c AFRA

photo submitted by Jennifer Zunker


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