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Old New Hope Cemetery
(aka Noble Cemetery)
(aka Wilmot-McBee Cemetery)

Grape Grove Township

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Old New Hope Cemetery

(aka Noble and Wilmot-McBee Cemetery)

#15 on Grape Grove Township Map






1 mile northwest of New Hope Church. About 14 marked graves (1976)

Big Black Cemetery Binder at Ray County Library in Richmond: one mile northwest of the New Hope Cemetery on the Joe Moyer farm 1 mile east of the house
another sheet: Cemetery (in 1986) is on farm of Jody Moyer, about 1/2 mile east of his house. His house is located 1/2 mile north of New Hope Church (Methodist) off Route K. New Hope Church is about half-way between Millville and the "Short-Line" route A. Moyer farm in in T53R26S05, Ray County, Missouri.

LS notes: 1 mile northwest of New Hope Cemetery on Joe Moyer farm 1/2 or 1 mile east of the house; house is 1/2 mile north of New Hope Church
on east side of Quarry, go 1/2 mile north of "K" Highway or east of old Moyer's house. No road to it.Neely Moyer knows where it is-lives at "Millville Shop"; Marvin Hall


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.

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.

Cemeteries of Grape Grove Township, January 1995; compiled by Al McKemy, 1976 MC 977.819 M195c AFRA

Ray REF 929.3 RAY (Noble Cemetery)

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