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WALLINGSFORD CEMETERY

Located in the Northwest Quarter of Sec 29, Twp 13, Range 12, this cemetery was plowed over years ago and there is no surface indications of its existence. It is on private land, about 1/8 mile east of 120th St. between Mitchell Rd and Buffalo Rd.

An article in the Papillion Times (date unknown) reported:
"The Times is in receipt of a letter from a former resident of Springfield now residing in the Pacific Northwest, conveying the information that it was generally believed in earlier days that a soldier of the Revolutionary War by the name of a Wallingsford, a native of Vermont, and a relative of Mrs. Lawrence, was buried in a little clump of cedar trees on the old Ringo farm southeast of Springfield on the west side of the Rock Island track. Six children were also supposed to have been buried there. Mrs. Lawrence lived on this farm before it came into the possession of George Ringo. Tobe Nicholson of Portland gave the information to our correspondent who wishes his name withheld."

Although the above article seems a bit tentative, a deed from Adam Schaal and wife to George Ringo does indicate a cemetery on the property. The deed, dated 8 Dec 1881 and recorded on 20 Jan 1882 in Book "O", Page 4, conveys a parcel of land in the above-mentioned section "excepting the following reserve for grave yard to-wit: Commencing at a point Thirty Eight (38) Rods due east from the South West corner of Northwest quarter 1/4 of Northwest quarter 1/4 of said Section (29), thence South Five (5) Rods Thence West Eight Rods (8) Thence North Five (5) Rods Thence East Eight (8) Rods to place of beginning." This reserved area contains 1/4 acre. Gary Iske, Sarpy County Genealogical Society, 1995.

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