Lile Cemetery

Name of Cemetery Lile Cemetery
Township Richmond Twp
Cemetery # #841
Alternate Names Henry Lile Cemetery
Latitude/Longitude Latitude: 39°17'16.57"N; Longitude: 93°56'52.24"W
Township/Range/Section T52R27S29
Cemetery Still in Use No
Size of Cemetery 4-5 stones
Condition not maintained
Range of Burial Dates
Oldest Known Burial a tombstone was found in a farmers shed (see photo at Find-A-Grave);

Rev. Henry Lile

b. September 12, 1776

d. December 12, 1851

Henry Lile obituary

Last Known Burial only stone that was readable at the cemetery:

Son of
H. A & M. J. Morison
Nov 12 1869
3 yrs 6 ms 1 day

Visited yet? CC - yes/no................ JZ - yes/no...........anyone else - yes
Most recent directions

Take old 10 through Richmond past the Pizza Hut. Turn north on Daughtery Road. Continue on until you see a barn on the east side of the road that looks like perhaps it is a chicken barn. The next house on the east is a lovely farm home of Teresa Rogers. The cemetery is actually on the property next to this home, but this is the only access to the cemetery. There is a path, you can drive on, that goes around on the north side of the house. Follow it to the tree line. Then follow the path north on the east side of the tree line for about 1/2 mile. You will find a patch of trees near the end of the tree line before the tree line goes east, and you are there.

1973 Ray County History; p. 230 #x, name Twp
1973 Ray County History; p. 232; Cemeteries Not Listed on Map #10: on route 210, known as the "Bob Ford farm" [it's actually the farm of Bob Ford's sister]
Big Black Cemetery Binder T52R27S29


DAR Index:

DAR Index: T52R27S27 [s/b S29]

LS info xxx
Other Comments Rod Fields visited the cemetery April 7, 2008. There was only one marker that had anything on it and the inscription is shown below. There were also 4 or 5 unmarked markers. After he talked with Bob Letzig and Teresa, they all agreed this was not a slave cemetery but is in fact a Lile family cemetery, since this property was at one time owned by George Lile.

Notes: Contact James Bernard Jacobs.

the handwriting for "G" looks a lot like an "L"; is it possible that Lile Cemetery should really be Gile Cemetery???

Plat Maps year marked? who's land?
T52R27S29 Original Land Grants March 29, 1822 Wm. S. Miller
1877 no D. H. Harbinson


no Charles Sevier
1914 no Chas. Sevier
1930 no C. Sevier
1959 no V. D. Jacobs
1970 no V. D. Jacobs


no Vic D. Jacobs
1990 no not indicated
1997 no Victor Jacobs
2005 no Richard Eastley
2008 - Robert Letzig
Transcriptions online:
GTT online
Ray County Archives
Other Online Link
Compilations xxxx
Library References
Genealogical Library - Ray County Museum
Ray County Library - Richmond
Mid-Continent Library
Family History Library (FHL)
Lookups xxxx
Ray County Cemetery Project Volunteers

Bob Ford stayed on the Harbison place. that might be what they referred to as the "Bob Ford farm"

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