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Nance/Dearing Cemetery
Crawford County, Kansas


Coming in from the southeast Nance Cemetery Lincoln Township, Crawford County, Kansas near Cato,Ks This cemetery is in very poor condition. Not all stones are readable or exist anymore Newest burial was in 1959

** have picture of stone at this time

Submitted by Carol Brooks

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As you can see this cemetery is very isolated
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Thought to be graves of HALE family.4 stones.one M.H. records show that Melvin Hale age 1 b.Ill died Oct.1859 which would match the date on stone
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Stone of Nancy Dearing and J.W.Dearing.
LAST NAME
FIRST NAME
BORN
DIED
REMARKS
Dearing Bertha M.   10/18/03 age 25
Dearing J. W. 8/18/1859 12/17/1891 **
Dearing Nancy 1857 1936 w/o J.W.
Dearing Lydia F. 8/25/1869 11/20/1888 ** w/o J.H.
Dearing Jonah 5/13/1892 8/18/1892  
Dearing A.D. 1875 1952  
Farmer Duggie 7/16/1889 12/31/1891  
Farmer Douglas ??    
Farmer Margret G. 3/12/1889 7/6/1893 d/o S.E. & I.
Farmer A.J. 1/07/1832 1/13/15  
Farmer Catherine 6/24/1841 5/17/1890  
Farmer John 1872 1959  
Filkins Glorindia M.   3/4/1896 age 1yr 5mo 15days
Hale ? W.H.   1853 or 1859 4 stones in rock fence still standing
Hale? M.H.(Melvin?) 12/?/1859    
Hale?   stone    
Hale? E.J stone    
Lucas Charles 7/12/1822 blank  
Lucas Sarah 8/4/1829 8/4/1899  
Mitchell Gertrude R.   3/24/1896 1yr 10 mo 2days d/o W.S. & D.M.
Nance John 7/21/1838 12/26/05  
Nance Mary J. 12/3/1844 ?? w/o John**
Nance Zachary 9/21/1881 12/4/1889 **
Nance Amos 10/1842 Nov-08  
Nance Della 11/1876 Oct-00  
Nance Douglas 10/1886 Feb-04  
Nance Hallie 9/17/1888 4/14/1894 d/o W. D. & J
Nance Joshua 7/11/1807 in Ky. 3/6/1885  
Nance Elizabeth 7/9/1813 3/15/1883  
Nance Thomas H. 10/8/1854 1/18/27  
Nance Sarah 1854 1941  
Nickell H.H. No dates    
Odom Eva E. 9/3/1886 1/29/1888 d/o J.D. & P.H.
Shaffer Mary 8/6/1895 5/21/1896  
Watkins John 1835 1888 ** double stone
Watkins Sarah A. 1838 1925 ** double stone
Watkins Squire H. 3/19/1867 4/23/1893 s/o J.& S.A.
WILEY Amy 10/26/1835 2/4/1894  
WILEY E.P. 3/22/1836 7/19/04  
Willits Grover 7/12/1909 7/20/09 s/o W.F.& M.O.

There are 4 graves in a stone fence headstones are make of sandstone. Local historial says that this was the graves of 4 pioneers (mother and 3 children) who died of fever while on a wagon train and that the father buried them and made a stone fence around the graves to keep bufalo from walking on it. There are several sunken spots that are probably unmarked graves. These may well be the Hale family date on stone matches date of Melvin Hale's death

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