Moniteau County Missouri


Union Christian Church Cemetery listings


 

Located in Pilot Grove Township, Section 32, Range 44, Township 44.

 

Directions to cemetery: Take Hwy 87 south from California or north from High Point to Derby Lake Rd. This will be roughly 8 miles south of California and 4-5 miles north of High Point. Take Derby Lake Rd west and follow it until coming to Union Ford Rd. When on Derby Lake, it will make a 90 degree left turn and then a quick 90 degree right turn. At this right turn, Union Ford Rd will go straight (south). The cemetery will be a short distance down Union Ford Rd on the west (right) side of the road.

 

Located here: 38.658387,-92.769113
 

 

 

 

Above, top left: The old Union Christian Church building; Top Middle: Inside the church;

Top right 2: Cemetery sign on fence and sign for donations

Bottom two rows: General views of the cemetery.

 

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Inscriptions originally made by Mr and Mrs Preston Hutchison and Mr and Mrs Russell Gates of Versailles, Missouri June 11, 1972.
 

Alan Sparks visited this cemetery in February 2006 and took pictures October 12, 2008.


 

On page 129 - 130 of the Recordings of Burris Fork, Harrison and Pilot Grove Township Cemeteries published by the Moniteau County Historical Society it states:

 

Green fungus was growing in the slight indentations where names and dates had once shown plainly. Some stones being of soft sandstone, the wind and rain had eroded the letters and numbers so thoroughly that it was almost impossible to read. But we have done the best we could to bring these inscriptions to you.

 

UNION CHRISTIAN CHURCH and CEMETERY

The present church faces the east and has two front doors and one back door.  In spring the church you will see, the old pews were left just like they were when they had preaching each Sunday.  The old wrought iron stoves were still in contact with the chimneys, going straight up and with an elbow they turned and met in the center of the room - then straight up through the ceiling of the middle of the church. 

 

A very old pulpit and two small wicker collection baskets sat on one side of the pulpit. A small door opened in the back of the pulpit and old records and a very old Bible were inside. Very old pulpit chairs and two pianos were on each side of the altar, looked as if it had not been in use for some time. 

 

The fence and gate had been taken out since we last passed this church in the summer of 1969 and it was well mowed to the old county road, which crossed the Burris Fork to the south. 

 

Outside the Church had worn green shutters, which were very nice in this day and time to keep the windows lights from being broke.  The church, for many years, had a gray siding on the south side.  The roof has been patched and really needs a new one. 

 

The Cemetery on the south that joins the churchyard was well kept. There were 99 marked graves, and the oldest stone was near the gate -beautiful old stone of WILLIAM M. ROBERTSON, born 25 Apr 1798, died January 1883. Also, marked on the same stone on the south side was

KATHARINE, his wife - the inscription, which read:
KATHARINE, wife of Buckner W. Russell
and second wife of WILLIAM ROBERTSON, died February 24, 1883, age 78 years. 

 

If you will notice, they died the same year, 18 days apart.  No marker was found of William's first wife.  Only three other Robertson markers were found.  They were Judge Jasper W. Robertson, who was one of the big leaders as the church grew and his wife Catharine and two year old son, George N. Robertson. 

 

Another great leader was Lash Frances and we found some most unusual names, such as Osoamony. 

 

An article about this Union Christian Church was in the California Democrat newspaper of May 13, 1972 by Mrs. Jenkins.

 


 

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[O] [P] [Q] [R] [S] [T] [U] [V] [W] [X] [Y] [Z]


 

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

 

Info from death certificate = the information is from a death certificate and no stone was found for the individual.

Info from news obit = the information is from a newspaper obituary and no stone was found for the individual.

Info from 1883-1894 Moniteau Co Birth & Death Rec = the information is from the county death records and no stone was found for the individual.

 

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

A


Armstrong Charles H -- 1871 Mar 01 - 1899 Oct 14 -- Aged 28y 7m 13d -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Armstrong William A -- 1898 Mar 11 - 1899 Feb 21 -- Aged 11m 1d -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
 

B

Barbour Jackie Lee -- 1935 Sep 03 - 1939 Oct 01  

            -- s/o Virgil & Goldie Barbour; death certificate gives 1935 birth year; Obit gives death of 1939 Oct 01 birth date of 1935 Sep 05

Brizendine Emma F -- 1878 Oct 18 - 1894 Dec 21 -- d/o W R & Eliza Brizendine -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
 

Bybee Louisa J -- Died 1899 Jan 12 -- w/o John Bybee; maiden name Parks -- Info from news obit Jan 19, 1899 California Democrat

 

C
 

Castic Jeanne C -- 1929 Apr 26 -        -- m 1949 Jun 11; maiden name O'Connor

Castic Thomas V  -- 1928 Aug 13 - 2006 Sep 08


Cook Infant -- 1911 Aug 11 - 1911 Aug 11 -- d/o Mr & Mrs W O Cook 

Craig Johnathan -- 1828 Jan 18 - 1885 Jul 03 -- Pic 1: Pic 2:

Crawford Daniel -- Died 1898 Jul 12 -- s/o Samuel Crawford -- Info from news obit Jul 28, 1898 California Democrat

Crawford Myrtle -- Died 1901 Jan 22 -- Aged 23y -- d/o Samuel & Nancy Crawford -- Info from news obit Jan 24 1901 California Democrat

Crawford Nancy Jane -- 1854 Oct 12 - 1931 Apr 11

            -- d/o John & Louisa Parks Bybee; w/o Sam Crawford -- Info from news obit Apr 12, 1931 California Democrat & death certificate

Crawford Ralph Armstrong -- 1911 May 17 - 1911 Jun 03

            -- Cem book states Rock stone; s/o Edward & Effie Crawford -- Dates from death certificate

Crawford Samuel C -- 1846 Dec 27 - 1928 Oct 07 -- s/o Sam & Ella Doget Crawford -- Info from death certificate

 

Crutchfield Mary Elizabeth -- 1847 Oct 09 - 1920 Mar 17 -- d/o William & Mary James Francis -- Info from death certificate

 

D

Duncan Mary Elizabeth -- 1874 Aug 06 - 1957 Feb 26 -- m 1941 Apr 16 to Fred Duncan; d/o George & R Gregory

Dutcher Jane -- 1823 Jan 02 - 1904 Feb 23 -- w/o Levi Dutcher; Born in Louisville, KY -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Dutcher Levi -- 1821 Nov 15 - 1899 Mar 23 -- Pic 1: Pic 2:

Duvall Byron E -- 1879 Dec 09 - 1883 Dec 08 -- s/o J M & S L Duvall -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Duvall Earnest H -- 1878 Nov 19 - 1879 Jul 13 -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Duvall Grace Geneva -- 1887 Jul 01 - 1931 Jun 22 -- d/o John & Sophia Bartlett McDowell 

Duvall John -- 1855 - 1902 
Duvall Lottie -- 1894 - 1906 Dec 25 -- d/o John Duvall; News obit Dec 27, 1906 California Democrat gives Dec 25 death date 
Duvall Luther -- 1890 - 1899 
Duvall Sarah "Carrie" Caroline -- 1881 Jan 04 - 1968 Apr 11 -- No year on stone

Duvall Sophia -- 1855 Jul 22 - 1933 Jul 29 -- d/o Charles & Sarah Wilkins Bartlett; Death date from death certificate 
 

E

Elliott Albert Guinn -- 1857 Jun 14 - 1949 Apr 30 -- s/o William & Susan Nelson Elliott; m 1880 Dec 30 to Christina Reichart
Elliott Christina Barbara -- 1862 May 10 - 1952 Aug 01 -- m 1880 Dec 30 to Albert Elliott; d/o Phillip & Lydia Lietzke Reichart

Erickson C B -- 1827 Mar 24 - 1883 May 01 -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Erickson Grant -- 1864 May - 1944 Dec 29 -- s/o Charles & Martha Dutcher Erickson
Erickson Mary S -- 1868 Sep 24 - 1944 Apr 17 -- d/o Phillip & Justina Lietzke Reichart; w/o Grant Erickson
Erickson Mary S -- 1836 Feb 18 - 1898 Nov 23 -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
 

F

Francis Elisha M -- 1850 Feb 17 - 1929 Feb 23 -- s/o William & Anna James Francis -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Francis Elizabeth Ann -- 1850 Oct 28 - 1929 Mar 04 -- Pic 1: Pic 2:

            -- m 1872 Oct 03 to Elisha Francis; d/o Charles & Sarah Williams Bartlett
Francis Margaret -- 1863 Jul 29 - 1953 Jul 12 -- d/o James & Grace Leslie Kelsay; w/o Oliver Francis -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Francis Oliver -- 1867 Jul 10 - 1929 Jun 04 -- m 1891 Sep 12 to Margaret Kelsay -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Francis Sophronia -- 1850 Dec 03 - 1912 Jul 13

            -- w/o William J Francis; d/o Robert & Susan Cox Simpson -- Birth date from death certificate 
Francis Susie Z -- 1894 - 1897 -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Francis William C -- 1810 - 1894 Jun 01 
Francis William J -- 1842 May 22 - 1911 Jan 31 -- s/o William & Annie James Francis; Stone states "The Soldier"

G

Gregory Allen -- 1885 Mar 20 - 1919 Jun 07 -- s/o George & Rosella Gregory; Note spelling difference of mother's name -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Gregory Bertha -- 1880 Oct 20 - 1965 Apr 20 -- w/o James W Gregory
Gregory George -- 1840 Apr 13 - 1920 Jul 21 -- Pic 1: Pic 2:

            -- No death date on stone -- Date from death certificate -- s/o David Gregory
Gregory James W -- 1875 Nov 19 - 1943 Oct 26 -- s/o George Gregory 
Gregory Margaret Elizabeth -- 1915 May 01 - 1918 Dec 12 -- d/o James & Bertha Gregory -- Dates from death certificate
Gregory Razilla -- 1847 Apr 25 - 1916 Oct 26 -- d/o William Halsie; Birth year 1845 on death certificate -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
 

H

Hale Agnes O -- 1874 Aug 25 - 1955 Jan 02 -- d/o James & Grace Leslie Kelsay; w/o John Hale 
Hale Infant -- Died 1894 Jul 02 -- s/o Alex Hale -- Info from news obit Jul 11, 1894 Herald

Hale John Edgar -- 1873 Oct 09 - 1932 Nov 29 -- s/o G & Elizabeth Ratcliff Hale; Birth year 1872 on death certificate

Hamlin Infants -- 1903 Sep 08 - 1903 Sep 08 -- sons of O D & C F Hamlin -- Pic 1: Pic 2:

Hill Eliza -- 1856 Apr 08 - 1928 Jun 12 -- m 1874 to Lee Hill; d/o C B & Mary Sophronia Dutcher Erickson -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Hill Lee R -- 1852 - 1909 Sep 30 -- Pic 1: Pic 2:

Hines Alman Hugo -- 1908 Oct 30 - 1926 Aug 27 -- s/o Thomas & Anna Gregory Hines; 1906 birth year & 1930 death year on stone
Hines Anna Jane -- 1880 Mar 01 - 1955 Sep 24

            -- Death date from death certificate; m 1905 Feb 18 to Thomas Hines; d/o George & Rosella Gregory
Hines Thomas Benton -- 1887 Mar 30 - 1936 Feb 04 -- s/o Snell & Susan Marvin Hines; Birth year 1879 on death certificate

Hodges Lillian -- 1885 Jan 22 - 1910 Oct 07 -- w/o Allen Hodges; d/o James & Charlotte Walker McDowell -- Pic 1: Pic 2:

J

James Infant -- Died 1901 Jan -- s/o John James -- Info from news obit Feb 07, 1901 California Democrat

 

Jones Lycurgus Y -- 1841 May 24 - 1907 Dec 22 -- m 1877 Apr 17 to Sarah Cook -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
 

K

Keck Catherine -- 1848 Apr 13 - 1934 May 11 -- w/o Christopher Keck
Keck Charles F -- 1875 - 1894 Nov 26
Keck Chris A -- 1867 Jun 03 - 1893 Apr 19 -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Keck Christopher -- 1843 - 1893 Feb 03
Keck Hardy -- 1889 Nov 17 - 1889 Nov 17 -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Keck Jerry -- 1871 - 1892 Dec 23

Kelsay Lennie -- 1895 May 19 - 1900 Aug 16 -- d/o W L & M E Kelsay -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Kelsay Luther B -- 1888 Aug 15 - 1946 May 29 -- d/o Lafayette Kelsay
Kelsay Mary Ellen -- 1863 Sep 02 - 1939 Jan 23 -- Dates from death certificate; d/o J & Anna Campbell Hill; w/o William Kelsay
Kelsay Ramon -- 1899 May 28 - 1899 Aug 31 -- s/o W L & M E Kelsay -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Kelsay Susan Elizabeth -- 1865 Mar 14 - 1939 Apr 15 -- d/o James & Grace Leslie Kelsay
Kelsay William Lafayette -- 1861 Sep 29 - 1945 Jan 16 -- s/o James & Grace Leslie Kelsay
 

L
 

Laue Sarah A -- 1845 Aug 23 - 1928 Sep 11 -- d/o William & Phoeba Taylor Smith; w/o William H Laue; Birth date from death certificate

 

Lietzke Charity -- 1835 Feb 20 - 1915 May 07 -- w/o Gotleip Lietzke; d/o Tom & Lehr Vernon Stark -- Info from death certificate

Lietzke Gottleib -- 1826 Nov 15 - 1912 Dec 16 -- Info from news obit Dec 19, 1912 California Democrat

Lietzke Grace -- 1876 Sep 30 - 1947 Jan 19 -- d/o W J & Rebecca Ryan Johnston; w/o Herman Lietzke
Lietzke Herman -- 1858 Jan 09 - 1923 Feb 24 
Lietzke Laura L -- 1889 Jun 30 - 1889 Aug 04 -- s/o H B Lietzke -- Pic 1: Pic 2:

Lowery Eliza Jane -- 1838 Jul 01 - 1911 Apr 03 -- w/o J N Lowery; d/o J & Jane Prier Lugenbeal -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Lowery Infant -- 1872 Jan 02 - 1872 Jan 02 -- s/o Thomas & Martha Lowery -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Lowery Infant -- 1875 Aug 11 - 1875 Aug 11 -- s/o Thomas & Martha Lowery -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Lowery John M -- 1839 Mar 08 - 1925 May 20 -- s/o Joseph & Mary Lowery; m 1860 to Eliza Loganbill -- Info from death certificate

Lowery Joseph W -- 1875 Feb 07 - 1875 Mar 02 -- s/o J M & E J Lowery -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Lowery Martha A -- 1850 Jan 30 - 1882 Apr 27 -- w/o T J Lowery -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Lowery Thomas -- 1881 Mar 31 - 1884 Mar 09 -- s/o T J & M A Lowery -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Lowery Thomas J W -- 1850 Apr 15 - 1924 Nov 27 -- s/o Joseph & Mary Lowery -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
 

M
 

McDowell James -- 1851 Sep 10 - 1923 Mar 02 -- s/o Arthur & __ Mitchell McDowell -- Info from news obit

McDowell Remmie -- 1871 Jan 13 - 1928 Dec 28

            -- m 1st to William Cook; 2nd to James McDowell; d/o Kinsy & Fannie Cook Jones -- Info from news obit & death certificate


Miller Infant -- 1903 Jul 16 - 1903 Jul 16 -- d/o W W & Kate Miller -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Miller Infant -- 1899 Jan 10 - 1899 Jan 18 -- d/o W W & Kate Miller -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Miller Zola Katherine -- 1913 Mar 18 - 1915 Feb 11 -- d/o W W & Kate Miller -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
 

P

Porter Ebenezer -- 1861 Mar 01 - 1923 Jan 11 -- Aged 61y 10m 19d

            -- s/o William & Mattie Wagner Porter; m 1885 Mar 25 to Minnie Reichart; birth date from death certificate
Porter Emma B -- 1887 Jan 24 - 1887 Jul 10 -- d/o E B & Minnie Porter -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Porter John Roy -- 1895 Feb 11 - 1947 Feb 08 -- s/o Ebenezer & Minnie Reichart Porter
Porter Minnie Wilhelm -- 1865 Aug 28 - 1943 Oct 26 -- m 1885 to Ebenezer Porter; d/o Phillip Reichart
 

R

Ratcliff Eva A -- 1870 Apr 08 - 1923 Apr 15 -- m 1897 Dec 25 to John Ratcliff; d/o Albert & Elizabeth Worthley 
Ratcliff John -- 1873 Dec 27 - 1937 Nov 27 -- s/o Robert & Nancy Foxworthy Ratcliff

Reichart Jessie K -- 1926 May 20 - 1926 Oct 28 -- s/o Louis & __ Karr Reichart

Robertson Catharine -- 1844 Oct 21 - 1934 Apr 14 -- d/o Joseph & Jane Leslie Russell; w/o Newton Robertson
Robertson George E -- 1883 Oct 22 - 1885 Jul 13 -- s/o N J & Catharine Robertson -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Robertson Katharine -- 1806 * - 1883 Feb 24 -- Aged Abt 77y -- w/o Buckner W Russell & 2nd w/o William Robertson -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Robertson Newton Jasper -- 1840 Sep 07 - 1912 Jun 05 -- s/o William & Polly Morris Robertson; Cem book states Judge 
Robertson William M -- 1798 Apr 25 - 1883 Jan 11 -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
 

S

Shull Lula Viola -- 1918 Jul 12 - 1919 Jun 09 -- Pic 1: Pic 2:

            -- d/o M P & Matilda Gaines Shull; birth date 1918 Jun 14 on death certificate

Smith Elizabeth J -- 1848 - 1925 Apr 22 -- d/o William Smith
 

T

Tillery Osoamony M -- 1858 Oct 15 - 1884 May 04 -- w/o George S Tillery -- Pic 1: Pic 2:

W

Weaver Mamie O -- Died 1895 Feb 11 -- Aged 4y 6m 9d -- d/o J M Kibbie -- Pic 1: Pic 2:

Wilson Nancy L -- 1859 Jul 05 - 1909 Dec 28 
Wilson William L -- 1860 Dec 28 - 1909 Dec 28

Woods W E -- 1889 Oct 21 - 1894 Nov 15 -- s/o E E & L J Woods -- Pic 1: Pic 2:

Worthley Albert E -- 1884 Mar 25 - 1897 Oct 04 -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Worthley Albert Newton -- 1836 Oct 22 - 1916 Sep 22 -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Worthley Elizabeth J -- 1840 May 13 - 1906 Jan 02 -- w/o A N Worthley -- Pic 1: Pic 2:  

 


 

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