Moniteau County Missouri

Blackburn Cemetery listings


Location: Township 43, Range 15, Section 36.  Burris Fork Township.


The cemetery would be in this area.


In the Moniteau County Historical Society's Listings of Cemeteries in Burris Fork Township, Page 69a:

Dorothy Renken Medlen told me in May 1995 that a cemetery was on their property.  For years this farm was known as the Taylor Place.  Years ago, she saw the headstones and even had a list of the names and dates from said headstones, but cannot find it in May of 1995.  Stones no longer exist.


She remembers that Lard SELLARS (spelled Laird on 1850 census) had a headstone and he was approximately 100 years old when he died - according to dates on headstone.  On the 1860 Moniteau Co census Lard was 88 years old. On 15 April 1857 the US Government sold to Marquis D. SELLARS the E 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 36, Twp 43,Range 15, containing 80 acres. Laird (Lard) SELLAR'S daughter, Angeline, married James H. BLACKBURN October 27, 1853, according to Moniteau County Marriage records.


Mr. & Mrs. BLACKBURN and a small daughter were supposedly buried here, along with slaves.  The cemetery is now gone, but the land is owned by the ENOWSKI Brothers in 1995.  Land joins the Miller county boundary line.


I checked some of the deed records at the courthouse and found the following:

On 09 Jun 1855, William M & Elizabeth A BLACKBURN sold a 1/3 interest (SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Section 36, Twp 43, Range 15), containing 80 acres, to Richard W TAYLOR.  Between 1855 and October 1860 William BLACKBURN sold land to JPH GRAY, HILDEBRAND, MEEKINS, HARDY, HUNSAKER, GOOTIN, WOOD and STEYTON.


On 15 Sep 1863 RICHARD & LYDIA TAYLOR sold 20 acres to THEODORE R. BLACKBURN in section 36.


In Aug 1865 RICHARD & LYDIA (BEARD) TAYLOR sold 80 acres to DAVID B. TAYLOR. They also sold 11 acres to him. (E 1/2 of W 1/4 of Section 36, Twp 43, Range 15).  DAVID was son of RICHARD and LYDIA and was born 19 Mar 1838 according to Goodspeed's History of Cole, Morgan, Moniteau, . . . Counties, Missouri, page 17.  On 05 Apr 1866 DAVID married LUCY JANE MANNING.  LYDIA (09 Sep 1807 - 23 Jan 1905) and RICHARD TAYLOR (08 Oct 1806 - 02 Sep 1886) are buried at Green Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Miller County, MO.

In 1900 CHARLIE TAYLOR owned land where the cemetery was located.


On 1 Jun 1948 RAY & DOROTHY (RENKEN) MEDLEN purchased 294 acres from her brother, NORVELL H. RENKEN. This is the land the cemetery was on.  This information is only given to show connections between the TAYLOR'S, SELLARS, BLACKBURN'S and MANNINGS.


Betty Williamson, May 1995 

d/o = daughter of; s/o = son of; w/o = wife of


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


Blackburn -- d/o Angeline & James H Blackburn; No dates -- see explanation above

Blackburn Angeline Sellars -- 1835 Jun 13 - 1874 Sep 11  -- See above -- Dates listed according to this source (listed below)

Blackburn James H -- 1828 Aug 20 - 1906 Dec 30 -- See above -- Dates listed according to this source (listed below). This source also says he is buried in Shannon Co., Mo



Sellars Laird -- Died 1862 Dec 05 -- Aged 91y -- See explanation above; His death notice is in Dec 20, 1862 Weekly California News


December 20, 1862 Weekly California News:


At his residence in this county, on the 5th inst., Mr. Laird Sellers, Aged Ninety-One years.


This Blackburn family genealogy can be found here. Is this the right/same James Blackburn that married Angeline Sellars?

Marriage 1 James G. BLACKBURN b: 20 Aug 1828 in , Jefferson, Tn


  1. John L. BLACKBURN b: 10 Jun 1855 in High Point, Moniteau, Mo
  2. Louisiana A BLACKBURN b: 7 Oct 1856 in Moniteau, Mo
  3. Louisa BLACKBURN b: 17 Apr 1859 in Mo
  4. Green BLACKBURN b: 6 Mar 1861 in Mo
  5. William R. L. BLACKBURN b: 8 May 1863 in Mo
  6. Tennessee BLACKBURN b: Abt 1865 in Mo


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