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Located 10 miles west of Brownlee, Ne
Section 27, Range 30, Township 28.
Caretakers are Don & Clara Hanna
The DeWitty cemetery is located about ten miles west of Brownlee, Ne.
on land now owned by Bob Hanna. There are no markers or fence anymore
but you can see where a few graves are.
The sod church was just to the northwest of the cemetery. It was in 1908
that the first colored families started moving in and filed on Kinkaid
Homesteads. There is a grave on the homestead of Joshua Emanuel
(section 32 township 28 range 30) just to the south and east of the old
cemetery(section 34 township 28 range 30).
The grave is marked with the four posts of a bedstead and is
that of a baby. The foundation of their home is still there.
Some of the early settlers were C.H.Meehan, W.P.Walker, Joshua Emanuel, George and
Albert Riley, George Grown, J.A.Hatter and William Crawford.
Goldie Walker Hayes taught rural schools in Cherry County most of her life.
The Rileys were the only family that stayed. Most of them sold out to
neighboring ranchers during the depression.
This information is from M.r & Mrs. Don Hanna.
|Name ||Birth ||Death|
|Brown, Infant (of Mr.& Mrs. Morris Brown) ||No dates |
|Brown, Mrs. George (buried 1/2 mile northwest of present river bridge) || no dates|
|Crawford, Hazel ||no dates|
|Curtis, Grandma(buried 1/2 mile south of River. Approx. 2 miles east of present river crossing) ||No dates|
|Emanuel, Joshua(Doss) || no dates|
|Hansen, Thomas ||no dates |
|Masterson, Ruthie( dau of Clarence & Mary) ||no dates |
|Meehan, Infant(of Dennis & Mrs.)|| no dates |
|Price, Nellie Mrs. ||no dates |
|Steel, Nora Mrs. ||no dates |
|Thomas, Lewis ||no dates |
|Williams, John ||no dates |
We apologize for any errors in reading or transcribing of information.
For corrections please contact the Cherry County coordinator.
Pictures donated by Ruth Harms.
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