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Haynes Family Cemetery

(aka Davis Cemetery)

Richmond Township

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1914 Plat Book p. 65

Haynes Family Cemetery

(aka Davis Cemetery)

#27 on RichmondTownship Map

1/4 of SW1/4

Ray County History 1973, p. 232 Cemeteries Not Listed on Map, #9; north of Richmond off County Road B, off 13, known as the Orville Hauser farm

Ray County Library (big black cemetery binder): [very faint print-could not read it all] Highway 13 north of Richmond to Route B, about one mile then 1/4 mile north on ___, then walk ___pasture, Located on Orville Hauser farm

there's a cemetery in T52R27S6 on the 1914 Plat Map; is this Haynes Cemetery?

DAR Index: SW1/4 of SW1/4 Sec 5 [this may be in section 6 not 5]

Ray REF 929.3 RAY

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Lookups by Joan Graham Atkinson


In the obituary for Lucy Haynes, dau. of S.K. Haynes. It states "Interment in Davis Cemetery". She died in 1887.

She's buried in "Haynes Cemetery". There is only one Davis listed in the cemetery transcription.

The "history of the land" is:

1842 Edward R. Davis owned land T 52 Range 27, Section 5 w 1/2 of N E 1/4

1843 Edward R. Davis owned land T. 52 Range 27, Section 5 sw 1/4 of NW 1/4

1877 (Atlas) S. C. Davis owned the land in Section 6

The cemetery is probably in Section 6 and not Section 5.

The land where the cemetery is marked on the 1914 atlas is on Higdon's land which in 1877 was owned by J.H. Haynes. My GUESS is that it could have been on the Davis or Haynes property because

1. The markings on a plat book for a cemetery could be a little off. With the marking of this cemetery on the line of the property owned by Higdon and Hauser in 1914 it possibly could have started as a cemetery by the Davis'. In 1877 Haynes owned the Higdon property and Davis owned the Hauser property.

2. More Davis' are buried there, but there are not any stones any longer or never were stones.

3. The DAR listing states Section 5, but maybe that is a mistype.

4. The obituary could have meant Haynes and not Davis. Someone could have told the editor that she was going to be buried on the Davis property, not knowing that it was the Haynes property.

If more obituaries are found with internment in Davis Cemetery we will know that at one time Haynes Cemetery was once called Davis Cemetery. I am going to go ahead and put that it was known by both names.


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