Moniteau County Missouri
Etter/Walker Cemetery listings
According to the Recordings of Burris Fork, Harrison and Pilot Grove Township Cemeteries it states:
Cemetery is shown on the Moniteau County highway map, is well fenced with a chain link steel fence, gate and steel posts. It lies in apparent pasture land about 1/2 mile from the Shepherd (in 1971/1974) farmhouse in Section 34, Twp 43N, Range 15W, Harrison Township.
Directions to cemetery: Take Hwy 87 south from California for approximately 13-14 miles to Shepherd Road. This will be just north of the Moniteau/Miller County line near the South Moreau Creek. Turn right (west) on Shepherd Rd. and travel until coming to a 90 degree left turn. The owners of the property live in the house at this location. The cemetery is located in the middle of the field beside and behind (to the southwest) this residence. In 2006, it still has the old chain link fence around it but is not regularly maintained.
Located here: 38.433378,-92.552541
We (August F Barnhouse, Stephens Barnhouse, both of Eldon and Carl G Kelsay, Rocky Mount) were guided to this cemetery by Mr James E Shepherd who was most gracious and helpful. Mr Shepherd revealed a Pioneer Trail passed within 200 yards of this cemetery on the north and northwesterly side and crossed the Moreau River at the Etter place. It is seriously believed this Pioneer Trail was formerly known as the Harmony Mission Trace which began in St Louis and terminated in Bates County, Missouri at the Osage Indian School and Trading Post then known as Papinsville (now extinct) near the Kansas/Missouri state line. Mr D Brown Walker of the state of Texas paid for fencing of the cemetery.
Editor's note: In researching the Harmony Mission Trace, there is doubt it was established this far north of the Osage River. The sources found on the internet tend to indicate the trace went through Miller and southern Morgan County. Please see the following:
Inventoried on 29 October 1974 by August F Barnhouse and Stephens Barnhouse of Eldon and Carl G Kelsay of Rocky Mount, Missouri.
A record was taken of this cemetery in 1971 by Lorenz Quirk and G W H was the information for the "missing headstone."
James Albin re-inventoried this cemetery in late 2005 or early 2006. Alan Sparks took the pictures in February 2006.
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Last Name, First Name, Middle, Birth Date, Death Date, Comments
? -- 1859 May 10 - 1881 Jun 05 -- Cem book states One headstone broken, with parts missing containing only these dates
Balance Sallie -- 1879 Sep 22 - 1881 Apr 01 -- d/o F E & H I Balance
A genealogy of this family can be found here.
Etter James G -- 1850 Mar 20 - 1856 Oct 26 -- s/o John & Nancy Etter
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Etter John -- 1814 Dec 01 - 1868 Jun 04 -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Etter Mary E -- 1848 Oct 29 - 1862 Nov 14 -- d/o John & Nancy Etter -- Pic 1: Pic 2: Pic 3:
Etter Nancy -- 1819 May 04 * - 1893 Mar 15 -- aged 73y 10m 11d -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Etter Sophronia -- 1858 Sep 23 - 1862 Dec 09 -- d/o John & Nancy Etter -- Pic 1: Pic 2: Pic 3:
Etter Susan A -- 1851 Jul 18 - 1863 Dec 11 -- d/o John & Nancy Etter -- Pic 1: Pic 2: Pic 3:
Manning Austin Porter -- 1870 Sep 21 * - 1871 Apr 25 -- aged 7m 4d
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Manning Tomie -- 1873 Feb 05 - 1891 Dec 15 -- s/o T B & N M Manning -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
McKinsy John W -- 1879 Jul 07 - 1879 Jul 07 -- s/o L M & M McKinsy
Walker Agness -- 1793 Sep 06 - 1857 Oct 11 -- w/o Samuel Walker -- Pic 1: Pic 2: Pic 3:
Walker Infant -- 1856 Sep 15 - 1856 Oct 08 -- d/o W M & M J Walker
Walker Samuel -- 1789 Oct 30 - 1865 Jun 16
A genealogy of this family can be found here and listed below:
Sandra Cameron's 24 Jan 1998 e-mail: (a descendant of Agnes & Samuel)
Samuel's birth & death dates & places; moved to Moniteau Co., MO.
Samuel inherited from his father Edward, 80 acres, 100 dollars, a male negro,
and an equal division or the proceeds of the loose property.
See son, Samuel C. Walker, for other notes.
An unconfirmed L.D.S. record says that Samuel had a second marriage, to Sarah C. STILLS.
1860 census for Moniteau Co., MO:
WALKER Samuel 71 TN Farmer PP value 6000
Sarah 65 VA
William WALKER was next door.
Edward WALKER b: ABT 1745 in , , VA/NC
Mother: Mary (Nancy) LARNED
Marriage 1 Agnes BRADFORD b: 6 Sep 1793 in , , TN
Marriage 2 Sarah C. STILLS
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