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TUNISON CEMETERY

When Garrett Tunison's wife died in 1859, he buried her at the edge of a field on their farm. Over thirty years later, he died and was buried beside his wife. Louis Lesieur, the administrator of his estate, sold the family farm as part of the settlement of the estate.

The administrator's deed, dated 12 Mar 1891 and recorded 18 Mar 1891 in Book "X", Page 318, reads in part:
"That in pursuance of an order of Joseph R. Clarkson one of the Judges of the District Court of Sarpy County Nebraska made on the 22nd day of October 1890 I was licensed by the said Judge to sell at public auction... to Guy C. Barton he being the highest bidder there.. in consideration of $3,210.00... the Real Estate herein described as follows, to wit: The east half of the South East Quarter (E 1/2 S.E. 14)of Section Thirty three (33) Township Fourteen (14) Range Thirteen (13) East in Sarpy County Nebraska excepting and reserving from said sale one(1) acre used as a burying ground and described as follows to wit: commencing (211) feet North of the South East corner of said Section 33.. running thence North 211 feet, thence West 211 fett, thence South 211 feet, thence East (211) feet to the place of beginning.

The cemetery is on private land just west of 25th St. between Hwy 370 and Capehart Rd. There are only two burials.

Gary Iske, Sarpy County Genealogical Society, 1995.

This cemetery had only two burials in it. One of a Prudence V. TUNISON (1808-1859) and her husband Garrett (1809-1890). In 1995, the Bellevue Public Schools spent $7000 on a upgrade of cleaning and planting bushes and replacing the two headstones with one headstone. Today, Tunison Cemetery sits between two houses in a subdivision called "Castle Ridge". Anne L Braun

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