Anderson, William T. "Bloody Bill Anderson" b. 1840. d. October 26, 1864.
Civil War Confederate Partisan. One of Quantrill's Raiders in the Civil War. (bio by: Bill Walker). Additional information.
Burial in Pioneer Cemetery, Richmond, Missouri, USA.
Specific Interment Location: Along the third of the cemetery that has no graves, along a fence. Military marker in the southwest corner of the cemetery
Aaron H. Conrow (1824-1865) Born near Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, June 19, 1824. State court judge; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Delegate from Missouri to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Representative from Missouri in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65. Killed by bandits in Mexico, August 15, 1865. Interment at Shotwell Cemetery.
[Note from researcher: "I see on your web page that Aaron Conrow is buried in the Shotwell Cemetery...are you sure this is a marker only and no body? If he is buried there, he would be the only body recovered from the ambush on the Sacramento River in Mexico-- Maj-Gen Mosby Monroe Parsons CSA was murdered at the same time and his body was not recovered. Arron Conrow who was an attorney in Ray County is only member of the Confederate congress who does not have a known Photograph." Bob Younger <emailto:email@example.com>
Barr, Adam Johnson of Richmond, Ray County, Mo. Delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention, 1865. Burial location unknown.
Cowdery, Oliver b. January 7, 1805. d. January 25, 1888.
Inscription: He was the scribe of the translation as it fell from the lips of Joseph Smith the prophet. He copied the original manuscript for the printers use and was proof reader of the first edition. He was the first person baptized in the Latter-Day dispensation of the gospel, and was one of the six members of the Church of Jesus Christ at it's organization, on the sixth day of April, A.D. 1830, at Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Though separated from it for a time, he returned to the church. He died firm in the faith.
Burial: Pioneer Cemetery, Richmond, Missouri, USA.
Doniphan, Alexander William (1808-1887) of Liberty, Clay County, Mo.; Richmond, Ray County, Mo. Son-in-law of John Thorton. Born in Mason County, Ky., July 9, 1808. Democrat. Member of Missouri state legislature, 1836, 1840, 1854; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1876. Led Doniphan's Expedition into Mexico, 1846-47. Died in 1887. Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Liberty, Mo. Doniphan County, Kan. is named for him.
Ewing, Ephraim Brevard (1819-1873) -- also known as Ephraim B. Ewing -- of Ray County, Mo. Born in 1819. Secretary of state of Missouri, 1849-53; Missouri state attorney general, 1856-58. Died June 2, 1873. Burial location unknown.
Ford, Robert "Bob" b. December 8, 1841. d. June 8, 1892.
'The Man Who Shot Jesse James.' To locate the grave of Bob Ford, drive in the right hand entrance, up to the top of the hill, stop at the end of the road, just before you would be forced to turn left. On the right you should see a rather large marker bearing the name CHENAULT (see photo). Bob Ford's grave is located down the hill to the left and couple of rows behind the CHENAULT marker. Richmond City Cemetery, Richmond, Missouri, USA.
Cause of Death: killed.
Robert "Bob" Newton Ford (1861-1892) -- Born in 1861 in Ray County, Missouri, Bob joined the James Gang in 1879. Mostly a "hanger-on" he did odd jobs and held the horses for the gang during robberies. When an argument erupted between gang members Wood Hite and Dick Liddell in January, 1882, it quickly turned to gunplay with Hite shooting Liddell in the right thigh and Liddell striking Hite's arm. Calmly watching, Ford, a close friend of Liddell's, fired a single bullet at Hite, striking him in the head. But it would be the killing of Jesse James on April 3, 1882, that would gain him the most attention, though not the kind he wished for. At first, he was charged with murder of both Hite and James and sentenced to hang. However, he was quickly pardoned by the governor of Missouri.
Though Ford tried to profit from the killing of Jesse James by taking the stage, he was ostracized as a traitor and forever took on the moniker "dirty little coward." Just ten years later, Ford himself was shot and killed by Ed O. Kelly while running a tent saloon in Creede, Colorado on June 8, 1892. Ford’s body was returned to Richmond, Missouri where he is interred in the Richmond City Cemetery.
Hamilton, Lena of Richmond, Ray County, Mo. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1940. Female. Burial location unknown.
King, Austin Augustus (1802-1870) -- also known as Austin A. King -- of Columbia, Boone County, Mo.; Richmond, Ray County, Mo. Born in Sullivan County, Tenn., September 21, 1802. Democrat. Lawyer; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Black Hawk War; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1834-36; circuit judge, 1837-48, 1862-63; Governor of Missouri, 1848-53; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1860; U.S. Representative from Missouri 6th District, 1863-65; defeated, 1852, 1864. Died in St. Louis, Mo., April 22, 1870. Interment at Richmond City Cemetery (Sunny Slope Cemetary?), Richmond, Missouri, USA. See also: congressional biography.
Lozier, Ralph Fulton (1866-1945) -- also known as Ralph F. Lozier -- Born near Hardin, Ray County, Mo., January 28, 1866. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Missouri, 1923-35 (2nd District 1923-33, at-large 1933-35); state court judge, 1936. Died in St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., May 28, 1945. Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Carrollton, Mo. See also: congressional biography.
Mansur, Charles Harley (1835-1895) Born in Pennsylvania, March 6, 1835. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Missouri 2nd District, 1887-93. Died April 16, 1895. Interment Sunny Slope Cemetary, Richmond, Missouri. See also: congressional biography.
Smith, Forrest (1886-1962) Born in Ray County, Mo., February 14, 1886. Democrat. Missouri state auditor, 1933-49; 42nd Governor of Missouri, 1949-53; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1952. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Eagles; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Rotary. Died March 8, 1962. Interment at Sunny Slope Cemetery, Richmond, Missouri.
Testrake, John Leigh b. December 2, 1927. d. February 6, 1996.
Captain John Testrake was the pilot of a TWA Boeing 727 flight 847. With 145 passengers and eight crew members aboard, the flight was hijacked on June 14, 1985, by Shiite militiamen while en route from Athens to Rome. The hijackers, demanding the release of hundreds of Lebanese from Israeli jails. During the ordeal, the hijackers were often photographed by a news crew with a cocked pistol at the head/neck of Captain Testrake. One passenger, a Navy diver was shot and killed, and thrown out of the door of the plane onto the tarmac. After sitting on the tarmac of Beirut International Airport in Lebanon for more than two weeks, the remaining passengers and crew of flight 847 were released unharmed. The most enduring image of the 17 day ordeal was Capt. Testrake being interviewed in the cockpit with a terrorist's pistol held at his temple. He credited his strong religious faith for helping him withstand that ordeal, as well as the cancer that was discovered in 1994.
Whitmer, David b. January 7, 1805. d. January 25, 1888.
One of the three witnesses to Joseph Smith's revelations (Mormons, Latter Day Saints).
Richmond City Cemetery (Sunny Slope Cemetary?), Richmond, Missouri, USA.
Whitmer, Jacob b. February 2, 1800. d. April 21, 1856
Inscription: Son of Peter Whitmer. Jacob was one of the eight witnesses of the Book of Mormon. Burial: Pioneer Cemetery, Richmond, Ray County, Missouri, USA