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Watkins - Allen Cemetery

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Watkins-Allen Cemetery

(same as Watkins Cemetery)

#14 on RichmondTownship Map





Murray-Anderson Cemetery is located adjacent to the south of Watkins-Allen Cemetery [they share a common fence]

This is a beautiful small family Cemetery

Located off Highway 13, one mile south and one half mile east of Richmond, M]ssouri

From the intersection of Golf Club Drive South & Meadow Lane, turn north onto Fairway Place. Lane to cemetery is located on the east of the the street. Drive up this lane to the cemetery. Watkins-Allen is on the left (north) in the chain link fence and Murray-Anderson is on the right (south) in the white vinyl fence.

Location is 14 on the map, p. 230 of the 1973 History.


Ray County History 1973, p. 233: The first family cemetery was started about 1836 northeast of the home "Easthill". In 1854 the Watkins-Allen cemetery was opened just north of "Easthill", and the bodies and markers of the Allen family were moved there. In 1886 the children of Charles and Henrietta Watkins organized the Watkins-Allen Cemetery Association.

The land was surveyed and divided into eight sections which were allotted to the eight living children. In compliance with their mother's wishes and request a central obelish of Vermont marble eighteen feet high was erected. In 1920 William Henry Watkins erected a woven wire fence around the cemetery and purchased a right of way from the public road to the cemetery. He also set up a fund of $5,000.00 for its keep. It is a very quaint and interesting place. Two "Real Daughters" of Revolutionary soldiers are buried there.

compiled by Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry, Juliette L. Smith and Mrs. Carlton Richardson

v. 4. Hill, Hudgeons, Mason, Murray-Anderson, Old City, Richmond, Watkins cemeteries

Ray REF 929.3 RAY

FHL 977.819 V3e v. 3-4

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