Moniteau County Missouri

Longan Family Cemetery listings


 

A stereotypical family cemetery location, the Longan Family cemetery is located at the top of a hill in the middle of a field on the Wordelman (1970s - present) farm. It is south of Moniteau Church Road and west of Carolina School Road.

 

Located here: 38.736871,-92.52664

 

The Recordings of Linn Township cemeteries states: This cemetery got a new fence and was cleaned up by the Keeran family and friends in the 1970s and a record taken.

 

In the Spring of 1981 Jim & Nancy Martin and Peter Schlup did a second search with a few additions. In 1984 Mr Charles Orr of Wheaton, MN furnished new data on three persons buried here.  Amazingly, only 2 out of 21 burials occurred after 1900.

 

Alan Sparks visited this cemetery on 2 separate occasions in the late 1990s, took pictures and found minor additions and corrections. He noted approximately 30 crude, rough stones, probably marking graves.

 


Above left and center: Two views of the cemetery showing several of the crude, rough stones undoubtedly marking graves.
Above right: Another view of the cemetery. As can be seen, the stones are far apart.

 

James Albin and Alan Sparks visited this cemetery in February 2008 when additional minor corrections were made and pictures taken.

 

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

 

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

 

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

C

Crum Mary -- 1821 Jun 02 - 1856 Aug 30 -- w/o Sanford Crum -- Pic 1: Pic 2: Pic 3:
Crum Robert O -- 1874 Jun * - 1875 Sep 29 -- Aged 1y 3m 19d -- s/o P R & M A Crum -- Pic 1: Pic 2: Pic 3: Pic 4: Pic 5:
Crum Sanford -- 1811 * - 1892 Nov 19 -- Unmarked Grave -- Info from his obit of Thursday, Nov 24, 1892 in California Democrat

G

Gray Martha -- 1787 Dec 16 - 1872 Aug 23 -- Aged 84y 8m 7d -- Pic 1: Pic 2: Pic 3:

H

Hill Ruth -- 1818 Nov * - 1898 Oct 18 -- Aged 79y 11m 2d -- w/o James Hill -- Pic 1: Pic 2: Pic 3:
 

L

Longan B A B -- 1803 Aug 26 - 1869 Oct 21 -- born in Hanover Co VA

Longan Catharine -- 1811 May 08 - 1851 Aug 21 -- w/o J B Longan -- Pic 1:
Pic 2: Pic 3:
Longan George W -- 1845 Aug 26 - 1903 Oct 13 -- Pic 1:
Pic 2: Pic 3:
Longan Jesse B -- 1812 Dec 22 - 1891 Feb 12 -- s/o John B & Mary Weber Longan
Longan John Bowles -- 1777 - 1852 -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Longan Lucy -- 1830 - 1859 Oct 01 -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Longan Mary Weber -- 1775 -       -- w/o John B Longan -- Pic 1: Pic 2:

Longan Mary Crum -- No dates on stone
Longan Sarah -- 1805 Sep 11 - 1879 Feb 24 -- w/o B A B Longan -- Pic 1:
Pic 2: Pic 3:
Longan Susan -- 1848 Feb 24 - 1931 Jul 08 -- Pic 1:
Pic 2: Pic 3:

O

Orr Charles Curtis -- 1796 Apr 19 - 1863 Apr 16
Orr Elizabeth Barnhart -- 1807 Feb 15 - 1892 Apr 16
Orr Jacob -- 1832 Apr 07 - 1855 Dec 03
Orr Laura A -- 1872 Sep 12 - 1875 Jan 03 -- d/o J H & L A Orr -- Pic 1: Pic 2: Pic 3:
Orr Margaret E -- 1877 Oct * - 1879 Aug 04 -- Aged 1y 9m 26d -- d/o T A & Josephine Orr -- Pic 1: Pic 2: Pic 3:
Orr Margaret E -- 1874 Sep 21 - 1876 Jul 19 -- d/o J H & L A Orr -- Pic 1: Pic 2: Pic 3:


 

To the Wood Place Librarian,

 

I decided to mail this to you instead of bringing it in. This heat is too much for me at my age. This cemetery is on the Jack Wordelman farm about 3 miles southwest of Jamestown, Mo.

 

This farm was owned by John Bowles Longan and his wife. They settled on that farm about 1820. He is my mother's grandfather. My mother was Agnes Longan Garnett, wife of Israel Garnett of Cole Co.

 

That explains my interest in this old cemetery. Some other descendants of the Longan's and I have tried to renew on clean[ing] off this cemetery. We have built a new fence around it and hope to reset some of the stones that have fallen over if possible.

 

Mr Albert Hoback told me there are Hoback's buried there - with no markers.

 

I believe a Jackson Vivion is buried there for he once owned a part of this farm and Goodspeed History [1889] stated he was buried on his farm.

 

When I was a young girl, my mother and her sister and other relatives would meet there each Aug. and the men would clean off the cemetery. The women would take baskets of food and serve the workers, themselves and the children. I have fond memories of these meetings. That has been many years ago. I hope I live to see the grave markers all reset.

 

I am so glad to have this cemetery in the file that is being prepared for the county.

 

Sincerely,
Mrs Walter V Keeran
(Jane Garnett Keeran)


 

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