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 Kell Graveyard

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aka Derryberry Cemetery


This was copied from "Ozark Heritage Dent County Missouri Area Cemeteries & Families" Vol III 1994 by Ken Fiebelman of Salem, MO.

Reprinted with the permission of Ken Fiebelman on behalf of the Dent County Historical Society


HUSBAND & WIFE: Married Mar. 25, 1848 at McMinn TN.
     Jun. 9, 1828 - 1892.    Son of Samuel Thomas Cook, Sr. & Elizabeth _____. Born in NC.
Wooliver     1823 – bet. 1893-1905.    Born in North Carolina; parents born South Carolina, Jane was sister of Dovie L. Rasor, Children:

COOK, JAMES MONROE 'J. M.'    Nov. 25, 1851 - May 12, 1923.    Son of Samuel Thomas Cook & Jane M. Wooliver. Born in North Carolina; died at Current, Dent Co., MO. Married Iona Mae Winesburgh (she is buried at Ashley Creek Cemetery),

COOK, JOHN THOMAS     Sep. 20, 1857 - Nov. 26, 1954.    Son of Samuel Thomas Cook & Jane M. Wooliver. Married 1) Climsy Ann Reed, 2) Evaline 'Sally' Shelton Halbrook.

COOK, ROBERT SIDNEY     Oct. 1, 1845 - Oct. 22, 1928.    Son of Samuel Thomas Cook & Jane M. Wooliver. Married 1) Martha M. Medlock, m. 2) Martha 'Belle'. Pewitt) both buried at Green Forest Cemetery.

HARRIS, MARY 'ANN' COOK PRUITT     1851 - 1889.    Daughter of Samuel Thomas Cook & Jane M. Wooliver. Married John Peter Pruitt.

HARRIS, ROSA J. COOK     1855 -                Daughter of Samuel Thomas Cook & Jane M. Wooliver. Married Edward Harris in 1878, Dent County.

HARRIS, LAVINA D. COOK    1848 -             Daughter of Samuel Thomas Cook & Jane M. Wooliver. Married Henry H. Harris, 1879, Dent Co.)

WILSON, AMANDA FLORENCE COOK    Sep. 6, 1851 - Sep. 18, 1929.    Daughter of Samuel Thomas Cook & Jane M. Wooliver. Married Henry Wilson, 1882, Current Twn., Dent Co.

COOK, ANVIL      Died young.    Son of James M. Cook & Iona Mae Winesburgh.

COOK, FANNIE       Died young.    Daughter of James M. Cook & Iona Mae Winesburgh.

CRABTREE, E. E.     No dates.    No information.    Not listed at F.A.G.


HUSBAND & WIFE:   Married Feb. 2, 1881.
      Aug. 6, 1861 - Apr. 26, 1836.    Son of Joshua D. Derryberry(Confederate Army Civil War, killed Pleasant Hill, LA, 4/9/1864) & Elizabeth C. Bain Derryberry (buried Smith Cemetery Near Hartshorn, Texas Co., daughter of Frederick & Susannah Bain). Thomas & Tenna had ten children: Phoebe Emberline (married Johnnie E. Freeze, is buried  Ashley Cemetery); Ben G. (m. Pearl Welch,  is buried  Jadwin Cemetery); Eli Harden (m. Laura A. Woodward, buried Cedar Grove Cemetery); Rena Josephine (married Sig Hancock, is buried at North Lawn Cemetery); Harve A., Ruth Alzenia 'Zenie' (married Lee Ondo Asher, is buried at North Lawn Cemetery); Ella Callie(m. Roy Sanford Kirkman, both buried at Boone Creek Cemetery at Licking); Riley J. (m. Virginia F. Foust, buried Green Forest Cemetery0; Henry Dow (m. Viola May Jones, buried at New Hope Cemetery); Mamie, died in infancy. Thomas William was a brother of Daniel (m. Marinda Asher, d. near Cedar Grove), Susannah Catherine (married Jarred Norris), George William (m. Phoebe Caroline Prince), David Andrew (m. Grabilia Arminda Norris, lived Hartshorn), Victoria Jane (Mrs.
Stephen A. Huskey), robert “Bob” Ace (m. Melinda Elizabeth Asher, 10/10/1882, Hartshorn); homesteaded along Current River below Montauk .

        Aug. 19, 1861 – Sep. 16, 1941.     Daughter of Monroe Andrew Freeze (son of Peter Freeze) & Capiah L. 'Tiza' Hysie Nancy Wooliver (Indian blood); sister of John Ellis (m Martha Gray, both  buried  Mount Herman Cemetery); Jake (killed as young man, m. Martha Mooney; she is buried here); Mary Ann (m. Andrew Kell, and buried at Boone Creek Cemetery at Licking); Lucinda  'Lucy' (moved to Winona, married Wilson Nickles, 1882, Dent Co.); Amanda; Nancy Jane (married James Russell Mooney, both are buried at Ashley Creek Cemetery); and Betsy.

DERRYBERRY, HARVEY A. 2/17/1890 –2/28/1976, s/o Thomas W. & Tenna K. nee

FERRIS, JOHN d. 8/17/1930 at home near Rector (relative to Jack)

HODGES, ? d. 5/16/1879

LEONARD, WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON s/o Moses Jr. (b. OH, s/o Moses Sr. &
Sarah) & Johanna Christine nee Huffman (both d. AR); 10/7/1855, Iowa –
7/5/1930 at home near Montauk; m. Mary Jane Rasor, 1887, Dent Co., 7
sons: John (buried  New Hope Cemetery , James (buried  Berry Cemetery , Andrew (buried 
North Lawn Cemetery  Caleb (buried  Green Forest Cemetery , Marion, 2 boys d.
infancy; 1885 to Mo. & bought farm near Montauk; bro. To James Harvey,
Emma E. (Mrs. James Rasor), Martha M.; member Christian Church.

LEONARD, MARY JANE w/o William H. H. 8/11/1865, Dent Co.- 6/26/1951,
home, Dent Co., nee Rasor, d/o Silas & Dovie nee Wooliver; converted
early age, joined Free Will Baptist

LEONARD, MARION (twin to Andrew) s/o W. H. H. & Mary J. 3/1889

?McCRAY, APION; D/ 5/20/1876, wagon train, IN to Hutchinson KS

PRUITT, JOHN PETER 1843 – 5/19/1908, s/o Hardin Pruitt (buried  Licking) &
Mary nee Lawson; J. P. was father of 21 ch, 1st m. Mary Ann Cook, 5 ch.:
Gilbert (buried  Green Forest Cemetery ; 2nd m. Nancy Jane Watson (buried  Bethany
Cemetery Parsons KS), 16 ch.: Charley, Barney, Lishie

PRUITT, MARY ANN w/o John Peter, d/o Samuel T. & Jane M. Wooliver Cook;
mother of: Lurancy “Rance” Pruitt who m. W. D. McCurdy of Texas Co.,
1893, Dent Co. (at Jane Cook’s by I. M. Randolph, J.P.)


RASOR, SILAS MARION 12/12/1838, Franklin Co. IN – 7/5/1921, Dent Co.,
s/o George (buried  Howell Cem.?) & Betsy Jane nee Rutledge; George is s/o
Peter Rasor, b. N. J. ---who is s/o George Rasor ---& Frances Adair
Rasor (m. Dovie Lovina Wooliver, c1856, ch.: Mary Jane (Mrs. Harrison
Leonard), Andrew J., Johnnie Roberts, George W., James Thompson (buried 
Cedar Grove Cemetery Salem), Nancy Ann; bro. To: Elizabeth (Mrs. James F.
Cole), William George, Frances (Mrs. Thompson Hodges); Rasor family
settled Shannon Co. 1845 *Peter Rasor may be buried  Howell Cemetery near
Current River.

RASOR, DOVIE LOVINA  w/o Silas M. 2/14/1831 NC – 1/11/1906, nee Wooliver

RASOR, ANDREW JACKSON  8/5/1858, Shannon Co. – 5/30/1881, s/o Silas M. &
Dovie L. nee Wooliver

RASOR, NANCY ANN 12/29/1867, Dent Co. 3/22/1947, Hillsboro nursing home,
d/o Silas M. & Dovie, never married; life spent near Montauk

RASOR, WILLIAM “BILL” GEORGE 9/7/1862, Dent Co. – 6/2/1943 near Darien,
s/o Silas M. & Dovie, m. Nancy R. “Becky” Berry (Berry Cemetery ; life spent
near Montauk

RASOR, EMMA ELVIRA 5/6/1872 – 7/1910, d/o Moses & Joannah Christina
Huffman Leonard; m. James Thompson Rasor, 1891, ch.: Elvie, Ollie E.,
Josephine “Josie” 8/12/1892 – 6/3/1983, buried  Mt. Auburn Cem.-Greenville
IL, m. Charlie Pruitt, Salem, 3/10/1912), Floy Freddie (m. Roxie
Schafer) & Leslie Edward (m. Gusta I. Schafer) both buried  Green Forest
Cemetery Dora Elizabeth (m. Franklin M. Holland &  Clarence Gurney, buried
Cedar Grove-Salem Cemetery , Marion Silas *m. Maggie Elizabeth
Crabtree)---buried  Patterson Cem.; later J. T. m. Lizzie (widow of John
Summers); J. T. last m. Nora Julian---both buried  Cedar Grove-Salem Cemetery

RASOR, ELVIE inf, s/o James T. & Emma 1910, age 2 wks.

RASOR, MAGGIE w/o James T., nee Kell, 1878 – 1917; 1st m. a Muscott, 2
boys & 1 girl; m. James A. Rasor, ch.: James Vernon (1912 – 10/11/1988,
buried  National Cem.- St. Louis, m. Mattie L. Jackson & Gladys Nola Riley


RASOR, OLLIE ETHAN  5/15/1896 – 2/10/1944, s/o James T. & Emma nee
Leonard World War I. Mo. Pvt. 10 Trench Mortar Btry. 10 Div; m. Minnie
Crabtree nee Thomason, ch.: Eunice (Mrs. Jim Allen); Minnie was mother
of LeRoy Crabtree and 3rd m. Andy Pryor

SMITH, RACHEL; B. 10/1841, d/o Alec?

*A negro is buried in this cemetery, also a couple who died in the Civil War, leaving 1 daughter who walked to Rolla to find relatives; Riverside post office was located near here.

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