Category: Richmond Cemetery, Monroe County, Iowa

Categories: Monroe County, Iowa, Cemeteries | Monroe County, Iowa

Name: Richmond Cemetery
(also known as Bell Cemetery)
Location:Category: Monroe County, Iowa
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The cemetery was created when the Davis family, who was travelling west by wagon, had four children die of dysentery. They went to the nearest home, that of Samuel Richmond, and asked if they could help bury the children. They were buried in the northwest corner of the cemetery, but the rocks used as markers markers, as well as the names of the children, are long gone. Over the years many members of Samuel's family and friends were buried in the small cemetery. The Richmond’s would also allow families to bury a child that had died unexpectedly. There are at least 8 children from different area families buried there. There are four homemade markers with words written in green stones placed in concrete that are no longer legible. According to Katherine Wynn these were the grandchildren of Cyrus Richmond.

According to Find A Grave there are 37 people buried in the cemetery, however there are only 32 grave markers. The people without markers are: Isaac Bell, Elizabeth (Keiser) Bell, David William Conley, Leonard Jones, and John A Richmond. It is also believed Catherine Cooper is buried with her spouse John, but her inscription was never added to his grave marker.

The cemetery is located in rural Monroe county off a gravel road with a long grass covered path. You cannot see it or the sign from the road. The entrance looks like you are just entering some woods, and the gate to the drive is usually locked.


Person Profiles (34)

B

abt 1865 Monroe, Iowa, United States - 20 Apr 1899 photo
abt 1787 Pennsylvania, United States - 12 Oct 1865
21 Mar 1828 Oldham, Kentucky, United States - 04 Jul 1888 photo
17 Nov 1834 Jackson, Indiana, United States - 14 Sep 1916 photo
02 Feb 1824 Oldham, Kentucky, United States - 16 Feb 1897 photo

C

17 Oct 1845 Iowa, USA - 10 Feb 1914 photo
19 Apr 1833 - 04 May 1927
abt 28 Feb 1891 Monroe, Iowa, United States - abt 1891 photo
abt 1829 Putnam, Indiana, United States - 04 Feb 1893 photo
abt 1891 Iowa, United States - abt 1891 photo

D

30 Jul 1902 Lucas, Lucas, Iowa, United States - 22 Aug 1983 photo

H

03 Sep 1864 Iowa, United States - 26 Dec 1927 photo

K

abt 1797 Shelby, Kentucky, United States - 23 Mar 1881

N

abt 1875 - abt 1935 photo
08 Jan 1910 Monroe, Iowa, United States - 16 Feb 1911 photo

P

30 May 1892 Monroe, Iowa, United States - 27 Jun 1990 photo
abt 1885 Cedar, Monroe, Iowa, United States - abt 1915 photo

R

18 Nov 1848 Monroe, Iowa, United States - 08 May 1928 photo
abt 01 Nov 1861 Monroe, Iowa, United States - abt 18 Oct 1919 photo
09 Mar 1925 Cedar Township, Monroe, Iowa, United States - 08 Apr 1966 photo
12 Apr 1949 - 22 Jan 2012 photo
abt Feb 1888 Wayne, Monroe, Iowa, United States - abt 01 Dec 1955 photo
26 Dec 1918 Union Township, Monroe, Iowa, United States - 26 Oct 1954 photo

R cont.

12 Jan 1950 Albia, Monroe, Iowa, United States - 25 Jan 1957 photo
27 Apr 1887 Cedar Township, Monroe, Iowa, United States - 09 Nov 1955 photo
abt 07 Jul 1850 Cedar Township, Monroe, Iowa, United States - 09 Feb 1913
09 Jul 1923 Cedar Township, Monroe, Iowa, United States - 25 Feb 1995 photo
12 Jun 1894 Cedar Township, Monroe, Iowa, United States - 14 Jan 1966 photo
20 Nov 1822 Morgan, Kentucky, United States - 25 Jan 1904 photo
abt 1945 - 26 Jun 1945 photo
abt 1948 - abt 1949 photo
abt 1950 - abt 1950 photo
05 Aug 1940 - 25 Dec 1940 photo

W

25 Jul 1856 Mercer, Illinois, United States - 29 Mar 1919 photo




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