Nuckles Cemetery
Name of Cemetery Nuckles Cemetery
Township Grape Grove Twp
Cemetery # #406
Alternate Names Roberts Cemetery, Nuckols Cemetery
Latitude/Longitude Latitude: 39°24'59"N; Longitude: 93°53'53"W

T53R27S11; SW1/4 NE1/4

Cemetery Still in Use No
Size of Cemetery about 17 known graves

Copied by David L. Ballew (1976): The southwest corner is where the black population is buried. No stones but about 20 or more sunken places are there. The cemetery is much larger than the listing, leading the transcriber to believe there were lots of people buried there with no stones.

Condition not maintained, in the middle of a wooded area
Range of Burial Dates
Oldest Known Stone: Mary Thompson d. September 16, 1852; road sign indicates it was established in 1846
Last Known Burial Matthew D. Cowsert d. July 17, 1922
Visited yet? CC - yes................ JZ - yes...........anyone else - yes
Most recent directions From the intersection of Highway "E" and Highway "K", travel west on Highway "K" 8/10 miles. The road is running northeast to southwest at this point. There is a "Nichols Cemetery" green sign on the east side of the road. Park near this sign. Walk straight east from the road as close to the tree line as possible. As you approach the trees, try to walk as close to the fence row as possible. Keep walking thru the woods to the cemetery at the top of a small hill. Cemetery is probably only about 200 yards from the highway, but is not visible because of the heavy vegetative growth.
1973 Ray County History; p. 230 #x, name Twp
1973 Ray County History; p. 232; Cemeteries Not Listed on Map #xx; description
Big Black Cemetery Binder Located just east of Millville, on the old Renfro farm. It is about 100 yards south of the main road. There is no main road back to it.
Cemeteries of Grape Grove Township by McKemy On route 'K' 0.8 miles west of route 'E'; south side of road about 13 marked graves (1976); cemetery is in horrible shape - all grown over with weeds


DAR Index:

Take Route K 8/10 miles, then west on Route E

LS info SE1/4NW1/4 - 9/10 miles west of Route E; across from Fedders house; 2nd house west of Billy Coats where the high line crosses the road, then east of the road in a field; on Sherri Kirk's property (formerly Misel); an old abstract says that 1 acre was given for a cemetery
Other Comments On the walk to the cemetery, the woods is heavily overgrown with vegetation, so it is best to visit this cemetery when the vegetation is dormant.
Plat Maps year marked? who's land?
T53R27S11 1877 no Shaw or I. Mansur


no C. L. Renfro
1914 yes C. L. Renfro
1930 no C. L. Renfro
1970 no H. Renfro & M. Pinkerton


no Mary L. Pinkerton
1997 no Stephen Kirk
2005 yes Stephen Kirk
Transcriptions online:
GTT online
Ray County Archives
Other Online Link
Compilations Copied by David L. Ballew (1976)

Cemeteries of Grape Grove Township, January 1995; compiled by Al McKemy, 1976

Library References
Genealogical Library - Ray County Museum
Ray County Library - Richmond
Mid-Continent Library MC 977.819 M195c AFRA
Family History Library (FHL)

Joan Graham Atkinson

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