|Name of Cemetery||Lile Cemetery|
|Alternate Names||Henry Lile Cemetery|
|Latitude/Longitude||Latitude: 39°17'16.57"N; Longitude: 93°56'52.24"W|
|Cemetery Still in Use||No|
|Size of Cemetery||4-5 stones|
|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
|Last Known Burial||only stone that was readable at the cemetery:
|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: T52R27S27 [s/b S29]
|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.
|Plat Maps||year||marked?||who's land?|
|T52R27S29||Original Land Grants||March 29, 1822||Wm. S. Miller|
|1877||no||D. H. Harbinson|
|1959||no||V. D. Jacobs|
|1970||no||V. D. Jacobs|
|no||Vic D. Jacobs|
|Ray County Archives|
|Other Online Link|
|Genealogical Library - Ray County Museum|
|Ray County Library - Richmond|
|Family History Library (FHL)|
|Ray County Cemetery Project Volunteers|
Bob Ford stayed on the Harbison place. that might be what they referred to as the "Bob Ford farm"