Monroe County Cemetery Books and CDs for Sale
#6 Florida, Victor, Hawkins, Crigler, Bannister, Mt. Prairie Baptist and Mt. Prairie Presbyterian Cemeteries HOT OFF THE PRESS LATE IN 2014 Seven cemeteries in the northeastern portion of Monroe County in the vicinity of Florida, Missouri are included here. Several of them contain very early burials. A history of each cemetery is included. Books and CDs are $20 each or $35 for set. Add $5 for postage if mailed.
#5 Santa Fe and South Fork Cemeteries These two old cemeteries are in the vicinity of Santa Fe, Missouri. The booklet follows the same format as earlier cemetery books and lists 1120 burials; the CD has 924 images of existing headstones between the two cemeteries. A history of each cemetery and related church is included with a map of each cemetery. Books and CDs are $20 each or $35 for set.
#4 Stoutsville and St. Andrew Cemeteries These two cemeteries in the vicinity of Stoutsville, Missouri were canvassed and photographed in 2012. The booklet follows the same format as earlier cemetery books and lists 1113 burials; the CD has 826 headstone images. A map is included for each cemetery. Books and CDs are $20 each or $35 for set. Add $5 for postage if mailed.
#3 Bethel Cemetery This large cemetery at Holliday, Missouri was canvassed, photographed and mapped by MCHS members in 2011. The booklet contains 1874 burials and the CD has 1438 images. Books and CDs are $25 each or $45 for the set. Add $5 for postage if mailed.
#2 Bryan, Cedar Grove, Long Branch and New Hope Cemeteries These four cemeteries were canvassed in 2009 and 2010 to identify existing headstones and any burials without a current headstone. The booklet contains 986 individuals and the CD has 696 headstone images. Each cemetery has an alphabetical list of burials with date of birth and death, if known, and a chart of the row order. A history of each cemetery and church is included. Books and CDs are $20 each or $35 for set.
#1 Pleasant Hill Cemetery The first in our series of cemetery booklets and photo CDs. Booklet includes a brief history of Pleasant Hill Church and Cemetery, a map of the cemetery, birth and death dates and family relationships (if known) and a chart of burials in each section and row for 1133 known burials 1835-2008. CD has 784 photos of every existing headstone. Books and CDs are $20 each or buy both the book and CD and pay $35 for the set. Add $5 for postage if mailed. Book Updated 2011.
Plus More Books For Sale
Ben Chapman and Morg McGee: Two Confederate Soldiers from Monroe County, Missouri This 140-page book published in the spring of 2014 by MCHS members, Ken McGee and the late Nancy Stone, describes in detail the Civil War service of two Monroe County men within the larger context of events in Missouri before, during and after the war. The book includes a short history of the 1st Northeast Missouri Cavalry, Company C. Many men and events of the county are mentioned in the book. The cost for the book is $18. Add $4 for shipping if mailed.
Nancy Stones Monroe County History Columns from the Lake Gazette, 2006-2011 Volume 1, 2 & 3 --- $20 each volume --- More than 55 of Nancy’s best columns are in each volume published posthumously in her honor in 2012. These are only available through the Monroe County Historical Society and are a treasure trove of information about Monroe County.
Monroe City Sesquicentennial Book by Linda Geist and Nancy Stone, published in 2008. Hardbound with 256 pages, $65 (plus $7.50 postage)
Florida Scrapbook: Photographs and Memories of the Folks in Attendance at the 175th Florida Celebration & Reunion published in 2006 by the Monroe County Historical Society for descendants, former residents and history buffs. Contains numerous photographs from the Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site—Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources as well as submitted photographs and documents, a wonderful keepsake, 74 pages, $25 each + $4 shipping.
Monroe County, Missouri Then & Now 1831-2006 This 368-page county history with over 500 family profiles was first published in 2006 and sold out very quickly. Due to popular demand, it has recently been reprinted and a few copies still remain. While supplies last it is $65 plus $6.50 shipping.
Swim to Me, Mama and Other Tales of Growing up in the Midwest This book, first published in 2005, was written by the late David Miller and is an anthology of his experiences growing up near the Elk Fork of the Salt River in Monroe County. The book costs $12. Add $4 for shipping if mailed.
The third in our cemetery series, Bethel Cemetery at Holliday, Monroe County, Missouri consists of both a Directory and Photo CD like the first publications. $25 each for them or $45 for both. (MCHS Members - $20 each or $35 for both) Please add $4.00 for postage if mailed. Send funds to Monroe County Historical Society, PO Box 131, Paris, Missouri 65275.
Bryan, Cedar Grove, Long Branch and New Hope Cemeteries
The second in a series of cemetery booklets and photo CDs is for for Bryan, Cedar Grove, Long Branch and New Hope cemeteries in south Jackson Township.
Volunteers canvassed the cemeteries in 2009 and 2010 to identify the existing headstones and any burials that had been made since these cemeteries were canvassed in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The booklet contains 986 individuals and the CD has 696 images because many headstones are for more than one person. Many of the headstones that were read in the earlier project have since deteriorated or been destroyed by the elements but were included in the latest transcription. Each cemetery has an alphabetical list of the permanent residents giving their date of birth and death, if both are known, and a chart of the row order that was created by photographing the existing headstones. The row order charts give the name of a spouse and parents if that information could be determined from the headstone itself, Missouri death certificates that were issued 1910-1959, and in some cases from obituaries for those who had no surviving headstone.
A history of each cemetery and the related church is included.
Bryan cemetery is located on the Monroe County Country Club golf course on Highway 154 east of Paris and was the family burying ground for not only many of the first Bryans to settle in Monroe County, but their extended family members and neighbors.
Cedar Grove cemetery, about four miles south of Highway 154, was established before Cedar Grove Primitive Baptist church was built in 1880 and was the final resting place for not only church members but was a community cemetery. Many relatives of those buried at Bryan Cemetery were buried at Cedar Grove.
Long Branch cemetery is located at the Monroe and Audrain County line west of Santa Fe. The original church was completed in 1858; a second house of worship was later built across the road from the cemetery. The church building was sold in 1968 and has since been torn down. Sometime during 2010 a headstone mysteriously appeared in the little cemetery for Jehu Jackman, a 17-year-old Union soldier who died during the Civil War. There is no evidence that he was buried at Long Branch but his information is included in the book. The Monroe County Historical Society would like to know the original location of this headstone and thank the person that found it.
New Hope cemetery located about two miles south and west of the old Strother community, was the final resting place for members of New Hope Presbyterian Church including Professor French Strother. It was organized in 1857 and disbanded in 1961. The church was torn down and some of the wood used to build the Mark Twain Country Club clubhouse.
The member price is $25 for the booklet and CD set, or $15 each item. Non-member price is $35 for both or $20 each. Please add $4.00 postage if mailed or copies can be purchased at the Monroe County Historical Society, 112 South Main Street, P. O. Box 131, Paris MO 65275.
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
CD with 784 photos of every headstone in the cemetery in 2008, Non-member
price $20, member price $15, plus $3.00 shipping.
Booklet includes a a brief history of Pleasant Hill Church and cemetery,
a newly developed map of the cemetery, birth and dates and family
relationships (if known) and a chart of burials in each section
and row for 1133 known burials 1835-2008. Non-member price $20,
member price $15, plus $3.00 shipping.
Buy both and save. Non-member package $35. Member package $25, plus
$65 (plus $7.50 postage)
Postal mail your shipping address and payment to Monroe County Historical
Society, PO Box 131, Paris MO 65275
Available only at the Research Center
NuStone headstone cleaner $15
Swim to me Mama by David Miller: an anthology of the author's
experiences growing up near the Elk Fork of the Salt River in Monroe
Plus Paris postcards, Paris street scene note cards, Mark Twain
commemorative envelopes, genealogy charts, and duplicate copies
of the Missouri State "Blue Book" and select issues of the Madison
High School Year book prices available on request if mailed.
Monroe County Historical Society
P.O. Box 131
Paris, MO 65275
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