Located on Silver Lake Branch, about 3 miles East and 1 1/2 miles South of Union City.
The land for Pleasant Valley Church and Cemetery, better know as Little White Church and Cemetery, also know as Cloud and Kimberling Cemetery, was donate by Davis Kimberling. Davis Kimberling built the old mill on Silver Lake Creek in 1865. After the death of Davis Kimberling, August 16, 1888, Ambrose C. Cloud bought the property causing people to refer to Church and Cemetery as Cloud's
It is not known when the church was built but it was before 1886. In a will written by Davis Kimberling, it states the 2 acres where the church stands is given forever. The old church still stands today, 2006, even though it it is in a sad state of repair, as a reminder of happy times long gone by. Of all the revivals, the singing, shouting and praying that took place within its walls.
It is not known who the first person to be buried in the cemetery was, but the oldest date I have is for Rachael Ann Culp Lentz, 1885. There is reason to believe there was others earlier than 1885, possibly as early as 1870 when Davis Kimberling lost his wife Rebecca. The cemetery is in very poor condition and in much need of care. Some headstones have been removed and native stones marking graves has been removed, leaving those graves lost forever. This is unfortunate that these headstones and native stones have been removed, leaving the resting place of these people lost to descendents who may visit the cemetery looking for the grave site of an ancestor lost long ago.
At the entrance to the cemetery there was 5 graves marked with native stone that have been removed, they were children of one family NOI.
A. C. Cloud " Ambrose Calvin Cloud" April
3, 1857----April 4, 1945 son of
Calvin and Mary Jane Nail Cloud born nr. the McCall Bridge in Stone County, Mo.
Susan P. Morris Cloud b. February 10, 1855 in Mo. d. April 11, 1918 in Stone County, Mo. Wife of A. C. Cloud and daughter of Thomas and Diana "Anna" Manies Morris.
Ollis A. Cloud April 26, 1884----October 10, 1918
son of Ambrose C. and Susan P.Cloud. Married Ida Jane Thomas November 19,
1882---June 12, 1982 buried at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Christian County, Mo.
Verna Cloud March 4, 1910--June 7, 1910
Delphia C. Cloud October 23, 1908-----February 2, 1909
Verna and Delphia C. Cloud was daughter of Ollis A. and Ida Jane Thomas Cloud
Infant of William F. and Canzada N. Cloud Treadway. The infant was granddaughter of Ambrose C. and Susan P. Cloud. NOI
Grave concrete encircled NOI
E.T. Burkley February 2, 1819---December 28,
N. Z. Burkley June 12, 1828-------March 2, 1892 wife of E. T. Burkley
Rcena Cloud 1875--1894 Wife of William Augusta Cloud, daughter of James Polk and Sarah E. Watkins Burton.
Celia Cloud 1882--November 12, 1910 born in Benton County, Mo. died in Springfield, Greene County, Mo. Wife of John A. Cloud. Daughter of William L. and Martha Jane Watkins Burton.
James M. Clifton 1868--1948 son of Jesse and Margaret Daily Clifton, husband of Mary Morris Clifton
Mary Clifton October 18, 1872--November 20, 1950 wife of James M. Clifton. Daughter of Robert and Sarah Coffer Morris.
Sarah Lindel Clifton February 2, 1894---September 20, 1894 daughter of James M. and Mary Morris Clifton.
Sarah F. Maples February 13, 1875---August 16, 1904 wife of Timothy E. Maples. Daughter of Jesse and Margaret Daily Clifton.
Artelia Jackson September 26, 1866---January 13, 1896 wife of Everett L. Jackson. Daughter of William Henderson "Hence" and Emmaline Woods Cloud.
William Efton Jackson February 5, 1888 NOI
James Ollis Jackson September 4, 1889--February 5, 1891
Robert Jackson August 7, 1894---November 18, 1895
William Efton, James Ollis and Robert sons of Everett L and Artelia Cloud Jackson
Minnie Burton July 22, 1892---April 28, 1910 wife of Robert O. Burton. Daughter of Everett L. and Artelia Cloud Jackson
Jessie Lee Burton April 20, 1910---May 7, 1910 daughter of Robert O. and Minnie Jackson Burton.
Unnamed son of Ev Hooton and Elsie McCullah Hooton March 6, 1916
William Carver Hooton September 3, 1833---January 12, 1917 born in Illinois son of Benjamin H. and Rebecca Casner Hooton
Wife of William C. Hooten NOI
Mary "Mollie" Hooton Maples October 11, 1869--November 20, 1912 wife of William Thomas Maples. Daughter of William Carver and Matilda Jackson Hooton.
Infant of William Jasper and Celia Ann Clifton Wilson 1894
Efton Hurbert Wilson August 21,1906--October 6, 1907 son of William Jasper and Celia Ann Clifton Wilson.
Jane Hooton October 13, 1842---September 13, 1930
Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hooton August 7, 1915
Flossie Hooton December 8, 1904---July 21, 1918
Glen A. Hooton June 12, 1913---April 5, 1936
Flossie Hooton and Glen Hooton daughter and son of Albert and Lillie James Hooton.
Baby August 8, 1913--August 8, 1913
John Calvin Robinson August 8, 1913---October 6, 1913
Sons of Richard and Iva Cloud Robinson
W. R."William Riley" Jones February 16, 1855---February
Sarah Ellen McElhaney Jones 1857--February 1952 wife of W. R. Jones, daughter of William Pleasant and Elizabeth Hicks McElhaney.
William F. Jones October 26, 1884---August 22, 1910
Florence Jones March 27, 1891----January 5, 1912
son and daughter of W.R. and Sarah Ellen MCElhaney Jones.
John Moody 1859--1912 son of John and Sarah Mains Moody s/s Cassie 1883--1961
Sarah Mains Moody June 5, 1831---May 27, 1899 wife of John Moody
Thomas M. Moody January 15, 1869---October 22, 1944
son of John and Sarah Mains Moody
America Kimberling Moody March 28, 1872---June 3, 1933 wife of Thomas M. Moody, daughter of Benjamin R.J. and Rachael Sophia Hooton Kimberling.
Infant of Tom Moody b&d November 10, 1897
Elizabeth Evatt August 17, 1842--October 28, 1903 wife of Thomas Evatt, daughter of Davis and Rebecca Kimberling.
Davis Kimberling April 10, 1822---August 16,
Anna Kimberling May 22, 1822---October 10, 1898 wife of Davis Kimberling.
Diana "Anna' Manies 1st married Thomas Morris and is the mother of Susan P. Morris Cloud.
Rachael Ann Culp Lentz April 9, 1827----1885 born in Bedford County, Tennessee, wife of John Lentz
Isaac Jaqua December 18, 1911-----May 26, 1912 son of Fred P. and Minnie Elizabeth Jenkins Jaqua
It is known that there are Clifton's buried in this cemetery. NOI
Family members believe that Jessie and his wife Margaret Dailey Clifton are buried in this cemetery. NOI
I'm sure there are others buried in this old cemetery
that we have no record of, nor family members living to tell of their family
members who may be buried there.
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