Moniteau County Missouri

Pioneer Public Cemetery listings


On page 53 of the Recordings of Walker Township Cemeteries published by the Moniteau County Historical Society, it states:

Located on farm entered by Rev Snelling Johnson in 1836 who was the 1st pastor of Lebanon Church organized in 1840. Numerous sandstones with initials or names, some with crosses chiseled into them were bulldozed to clear trees from the area in the 1940s or 1950s. Susan Sappington Thurman, 1824 - 1845, wife of Elisha Thurman, a member of Lebanon Church, was buried in this cemetery. -- Information from Thelma Sappington.



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Alan Sparks and James Albin visited a cemetery near this location on February 28, 2007.  It is now believed this cemetery and one listed as Reichel and located behind what was Dwayne Bolin's house are one and the same. The cemetery found fits both descriptions in location and its demise. It is also believed the location description given here is slightly to the east of the actual cemetery.


The land owner confirmed the cemetery was cleared with trees some years ago and possibly used as a walk around a nearby house.  The house has since burned and its remains, along with any stones, were dozed into the cellar/basement area and buried. The stones, whose information is below, that were found came from a nearby creek.


According to the cemetery book, it is located in S_ 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 36, Township 45, Range 15.
It is now believed to be in the NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 35, Township 45, Range 15.


Location of cemetery: This cemetery is located on private property about 1/4 mile from the intersection of Sunnyside Road and Lookout Trail (Old Hwy 50) east of California.

Approximate GPS Location: 38.618002,-92.530971



* = Calculated Date based on age; d/o = daughter of; s/o = son of; w/o = wife of; m = married


= Click for picture


Last Name, First Name, Middle, Birth Date, Death Date, Comments

Unknown - the bottoms of these two stones are broken off just below the names

? Henry -- Pic 1: Pic 2:

? James W M -- Pic 1: Pic 2:




Baldwin Mary E -- 1848 Mar 31 -      -- Stone broken




Dunham John -- 1852 Dec 05 - 1853 Oct 08 -- s/o JR & ME Dunham -- Pic 1: Pic 2:

Dunham Rosa -- 1869 May 28 - 1874 Feb 13 -- d/o J R & M E Dunham

Dunham Sarah -- 1872 Jun 08 - 1872 Jun 10 -- d/o J R & M E Dunham

Dunham Willie -- 1856 Nov 05 - 1856 Nov 10 -- s/o JR & ME Dunham -- Pic 1: Pic 2:




Thurman Susan Sappington -- 1824 - 1845 -- w/o Elisha Thurman


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