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I visited this cemetery July 9, 1998. After looking very hard (the grass was 3 feet tall) I found 5 gravestones and one fragment of a stone. Harvey and Ruth Swan mention in their book (see below) about markers being moved to the fence row. I looked, and could not find any in the fence row (however the Swan's did visit 15 years ago).
If you know of others buried in the Avon Cemetery, please e-mail the schgs at email@example.com
The following is taken from Cemeteries in Sumner County, Kansas by Harvey and Ruth Swan, 1989.
"Avon Cemetery, Avon Twnshp, R1E, T32, Sec 26, NW 1/4, of SW 1/4. Location from Dalton Corner 1W, 2 1/2 S.
There are now only 6 markers standing. They date from 1883 to 1891. Four are legible. They are Delia LaRoe, daughter of J.M. and M.E. LaRoe, died Oct 8, 1888; Clyde S., son of F.H. and N.E. Winsor, died June 23, 1888; Ana, daughter of J.B. and Ellen Randall, died Nov. 2, 1891; Kesiah, wife of R.A. Coin, died April 23, 1883.
Many other markers are in a hedge row and the area shows no care has been given it for many years. It has been abused by the farmers with their machinery.
Between 1870 and 1874, a Mr. and Mrs. Leemaster and 2 children were first buried on the bank of Slate Creek just southeast of where Robert Evans used to live North of old Mt. Carmel Church.
The Leemasters were uncle and aunt and cousins of Walter Bynum, Rt. 1, Council Grove, Kansas.
Note: I attempted to contact Walter Bynum of Council Grove and was unsuccessful.