Moniteau County Missouri
LITTLE NEWKIRK CEMETERY
First known as the
Peter Newkirk Family Cemetery
and later as the
GPS Location: Near 38.556403,-92.742219
James Albin and Alan Sparks visited this cemetery on February 7, 2015 when the tombstone pictures were taken.
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Peter Newkirk was born in Bullitt County, Kentucky on 28 September 1805.
He came to Missouri as early as 1834 and homesteaded land.
On 12 February 1835 Peter Newkirk and Mary “Polly” Brown were married in Bullitt County, Kentucky and soon after they moved to Moniteau County, Missouri.They built a log house on the hill above where the Little Newkirk Cemetery is today. In 1855 Josephine, Peter and Mary’s two-year-old daughter, died and was buried on the banks of the Moreau River just south of the house, the first grave in the Little Newkirk Cemetery. During the Civil War, Peter belonged to the Missouri Home Guard and stored a considerable amount of gunpowder and ammunition in the house. The bushwhackers set fire to the house and as it burned the explosions could be heard for many miles. A new house was built soon after. When Peter died his son Napoleon “Bud” Newkirk was only 13 years old but he heired the family homestead. The picture below is of the house was taken in 1965.
West of the house they built a barn that is still standing today (May 2003).
East of the barn you can still see part of the foundation, sidewalk and steps to the front door.
Bud and Nancy Newkirk family.The house back of the family is the Newkirk House described on page 1. All of Bud and Nancy’s children were born in this house.
Bud Newkirk family picture - taken in the early spring of 1911.
In front, center are Bud and Nancy Wright Newkirk
On far left are Joe and Amy Henry Newkirk with Napoleon, Henry, Pete and Maude
Left side in back are Everett and Imogene Newkirk Knife and daughter Mona in back between Bud and Nancy
On the right of Nancy are Sam and Alpha Newkirk Charles with Rose, Ruth, Zora and Omega
Far right side are Lawrence H. and Mary Christian Newkirk Moser and daughters Mildred and Nadine.
LITTLE NEWKIRK CEMETERY
35661 Maupin Road, Fortuna, MO area
Graves in the Little Newkirk Cemetery - Six of Peter and Mary Newkirk’s nine children are buried here:
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Chambers Charles E -- 1878 Feb 09 - 1880 Jan 24 -- s/o W A & M J Chambers -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Chambers Della S -- 1884 Aug 11 - 1884 Nov 19 -- d/o W A & M J Chambers -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Chambers Mary J -- 1856 May 05 - 1905 Feb 20 -- w/o W A Chambers; d/o Peter Newkirk -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Hickman Charles S -- Died 1871 Nov 22 --Aged 27y 2m 8d -- s/o A G & Louisa R Hickman; Louisa R Hickman was d/o Peter Newkirk -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Knife Infant -- 1908 Aug 31 - 1908 Aug 31 -- s/o E & E & Imogene (Newkirk) Knife -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
-- 1848 Jul 07
- 1919 May 09
-- s/o Peter Newkirk; m 1870 Feb to Cordelia
Hughes; m 1915 Aug 08 to Nannie Newkirk
Newkirk Charles M -- 1837 Jul * - 1863 Sep 09 -- Aged 26y 1m 16d -- s/o Peter Newkirk -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Newkirk Hugh T -- 1839 Mar * - 1864 Aug 07 -- Aged 25y 4m 19d -- s/o Peter Newkirk -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Newkirk Josephine M -- 1853 Nov 13 - 1855 Nov 22 -- d/o Peter Newkirk -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Newkirk Mary -- 1813 Mar 22 - 1877 Oct 02 -- Aged 64y 6m 11d -- Relict of Peter Newkirk -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
-- 1858 Feb 28
- 1935 Jul 09
-- m 1st to Napoleon Newkirk; 2nd to Alonzo
Newkirk; 3rd 1920 to Thomas Short
-- 1851 Jun 11
- 1914 Jun 17
-- s/o Peter & Mary Brown Newkirk --
Newkirk Peter -- 1804 Sep * - 1864 Apr 27 -- Aged 59y 6m 29d -- s/o Tunis & Catherine (Drake) Newkirk -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
PETER AND MARY ‘POLLY’ NEWKIRK
Peter Newkirk was born in Bullitt County, Kentucky on September 28, 1805.Homesteaded land in Moniteau County, Missouri in 1834. Married Mary “Polly” Brown in Bullitt County, Kentucky on February 12, 1835. Peter and Mary came to Missouri with a wagon train in 1836. Peter died April 27, 1864 at the age of 58.
Mary ‘Polly’ Brown Newkirk was born in Bullitt County, Kentucky on March 22, 1813. Mary died October 2, 1877 at the age of 64.
NAPOLEON “BUD” NEWKIRK
Son of Peter and Mary “Polly” Brown Newkirk Born June 11, 1851 in Moniteau County, Missouri Died June 17, 1914 in Moniteau County, Missouri at the age of 63.
NANCY EDNA JOSEPHINE STEPHEN WRIGHT NEWKIRK NEWKIRK SHORT
Nancy was born February 28, 1858 in Moniteau County, Missouri Married Bud Newkirk September 14, 1876 After Bud’s death she married his brother Alonzo Newkirk on August 15, 1915 After Alonzo’s death she married Thomas Short on November 6, 1920 Nancy died July 9, 1935 in Moniteau County, Missouri at the age of 77. Nancy is buried in the Little Newkirk Cemetery between Bud and Alonzo Newkirk, her first and second husbands.
ALONZO P. NEWKIRK
Son of Peter and Mary “Polly” Brown Newkirk Alonzo was the sixth child of Peter and Mary “Polly” Brown Newkirk He was born in Moniteau County, Missouri on July 7, 1848 He married Cordelia Hughes on February 18, 1869 After his brother “Bud” died Alonzo married Bud’s wife Nancy on August 8, 1915 Alonzo died May 9, 1919 in Moniteau County, Missouri at the age of 70.
OTHERS BURIED IN THE “LITTLE NEWKIRK CEMETERY”
CHARLES NEWKIRKSon of Peter and Mary “Polly” Brown Newkirk Charles was born in Moniteau County, Missouri on July 24, 1837 During the Civil War, he was in the 43rd Regiment, of the Missouri Militia Co “G” under Capt. D. L. Dille. Charles was burying some money and family valuables in a corncrib (to hide them from the bushwhackers) when his gun fell out of his belt to the ground, discharging and the shot hit Charles killing him instantly.
Charles died September 9, 1863 in Moniteau County, Missouri at the age of 26.
HUGH TUNIS NEWKIRKSon of Peter and Mary “Polly” Brown Newkirk Hugh was born in Moniteau County, Missouri on March 14, 1839 During the Civil War, he was in the 43rd Regiment, of the Missouri Militia Co “G” under Capt. D. L. Dille. Training and exercises were held in the Smith Fork Bottom near the Newkirk home.
Hugh died August 7, 1864 in Moniteau County, Missouri at the age of 25.
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