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Orrick Township

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Brasher Cemetery

(occasionally misspelled as Brashear or Barsher)

#7 on Orrick Township Map


94° 5'7.00"W


USGS GNIS spells it "Barsher"

Located 8/10 miles north of Route T on EE (South Point Drive) north of South Point Cemetery. Private drive to cemetery is on the south side of the road. Travel past the 2 homes on the private drive to get to the cemetery.

In old obituaries when the place of burial is said to be: "in the cemetery at South Point Church", the burial is actually in Brasher Cemetery and not at South Point Cemetery.

The listing was compiled by Mrs. Aruther E. (Lucy) Moore, Excelsior Springs, MO...in 1976-1977......during its restoration.

Ray REF 929.3 RAY

Lookups by Joan Graham Atkinson

Genealogy Trails Transcription online

NEWSPAPER 30 Apr 1978 The Richmond News


The Brasher cemetery located .8 mile off highway 210 on RT. EE, is one of the oldest in Ray county. It is believed the original land was donated by the ENDSLEY and BRASHER families. The first burial was that of Thomas P. Craig, a nine month old baby who died on 11 July 1836. Thus far, between 210-225 names have been recorded from tombstones; but there were others whose graves are unmarked stones. In 1976 Mr and Mrs Art Moore tracked down the cemetery in order to locate the graves of Mr. Moore's great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Williams. The Williams lived, as did most other people buried in Brasher, in the area east of Orrick known commonly as Floyd bottoms. The Moore's with others helped restoring the cemetery and the Moore's were the main care keepers for years. Incomparable view:::::Brasher cemetery, located three miles, northeast of Orrick on a high windswept hill, affords a breath-taking view. To the south and west, the Missouri River bottomlands stretch as far as the eye can see-including the smoke stack at Missouri City. To the east and north, rich, fertile farmland rolls gently into the horizon.

(re-typed by Pat Kennedy)

There is more in this newspaper story about the cemetery and the Moore's and three nice pictures of the cemetery.

photo submitted by Jennifer Zunker


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