The Old Beebe Burying Ground

AKA Smith Cemetery

By Margaret Beebe Gee

The Old Beebe Burying Ground is located in the SW quarter of section 15 in Mantua Township, Monroe County, Iowa. Earliest burials date back to the late 1840s, but it was in December 1861 when my great, great grandfather Jeremiah Beebe and his wife Fernetta signed the deed conveying the burial ground to the trustees of Mantua Township.

Jeremiah Beebe died in 1865 and in 1870 Fernetta Beebe married William Smith. As time went on, the burial ground became known as Smith Cemetery. In death records, which began in 1880, I find it recorded as both Beebe Cemetery and Smith Cemetery. It has also been referred to as Hynes Cemetery and Chidester Cemetery.

During the course of my research, I have discovered that the folks buried in the entire east half of the cemetery are descendants (or married to descendants) of Borden and Sybil Williams Beebe who are the parents of Jeremiah Beebe and Lora Beebe, wife of Philander Tyrrell. It seems appropriate to name this cemetery the Old Beebe Burying Ground.

The results of my research are being published here to help others. This should not be regarded as a primary source. It is not a reading of the cemetery headstones but an ongoing research project.

Much of my information came from death records, obituaries, cemetery headstones, other published records and family members. All information is open for discussion and corrections will be made if appropriate. More photographs, documents and obituaries will be added as they are found. Anyone wishing to contribute to, or discuss this material can contact me at beegee@iowatelecom.net. Or mail to: Margaret Gee, 1603 118th Ave, Knoxville, IA 50138-8603

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Surname

First/Middle

Maiden

Birth Date

Death Date

Archive

Marker

Additional Information

Ames

Alpheus Franklin

 

11 Dec 1884

14 Dec 1908

Obit

Stone

s/o Tyrus Porter & Florence Miller Ames

Ames

Florence O

Miller

6 Oct 1857

2 Apr 1915

 

Stone

w/o Tyrus P Ames, d/o Alpheus & Clarissa Morgan Miller

Ames

Tyrus Porter

 

4 Jan 1854

20 May 1904

 

Stone

h/o Florence Miller

Barton

Emma A

Skinner

1862

1923

 

Stone

w/o Walter Charles

Barton

Walter Charles

 

19 Aug 1861

16 Jun 1929

Obit

Stone

h/o Emma A Skinner

Baugher

Donald Eugene

 

6 Jun 1973

6 Jun 1973

Obit

Stone

s/o Ralph Donald & Barbara Jean Baugher

Baugher

Gladys Julie

Cox

12 Oct 1908

13 Apr 1991

Obit

Stone

w/o Loney M Baugher, d/o Stephen Cox

Baugher

Jack Edgar

 

22 Feb 1939

22 Feb 1939

Obit

Stone

s/o Loney & Gladys Cox Baugher

Baugher

Loney Manuel

 

26 Dec 1897

17 Jul 1966

Obit

Stone

h/o Gladys Cox

Beebe

Eli

 

29 Jan 1855

14 Jun 1942

Obit

Stone

s/o Jeremiah & Fernetta Chidester Beebe

Beebe

Elizabeth Duera

Davis

17 May 1858

24 Oct 1915

Obit

Stone

w/o John, d/o James & Elizabeth Rogers Davis

Beebe

Fernetta

Chidester

12 Sep 1834

1 Aug 1898

Correction

Stone

w/o Jeremiah, m:(2) Wm Smith, d/o John & Sarah Chidester

Beebe

Jeremiah

 

11 Nov 1806

1 Sep 1865

Grp Sheet

Stone

s/o Borden & Sybil Williams Beebe, b: New York

Beebe

John

 

15 Oct 1856

6 Jan 1937

Obit

Stone

s/o Jeremiah & Fernetta Chidester Beebe

Beebe

Mary Margaret

Eikenberry

22 Jan 1857

13 Jul 1910

Obit

Stone

1st w/o Eli Beebe

Boomer Jo Etta G Simmons 14 Dec 1957 17 May 2002 Obit

Yes

 

Bristow

James W

 

16 Apr 1900

16 Aug 1901

 

No

Bk 1, p. 2. Death records

Carlton

Charles Monroe

 

2 Jun 1881

24 Mar 1883

 

Stone

s/o Lawson B & Eliza Miller Carlton

Carlton

David Clark

 

17 Feb 1865

28 Jul 1942

 

Stone

s/o Lawson B & Eliza Miller Carlton

Carlton

Eliza Adelia

Miller

22 Aug 1843

13 Feb 1925

Obit

Stone

d/o Apheus & Clarissa Miller

Carlton

Kate M

Roberts

1866

31 May 1938

 

Stone

d/o John & Emeline Valentine Roberts

Carlton

Lawson Bradley

 

15 Sep 1841

8 Feb 1921

Obit

Stone

Co H. 1st IA Cav. Civil War

Chedister

Mary E

Tyrrel

20 Feb 1844

2 Jan 1916

Obit

Stone

m:(1) Wm Gibson, (2) Chedister, d/o P & S Tyrrel

Clifton

Eliza

 

1824

1908

 

Stone

 

Clifton

John

 

1824

28 Jan 1906

 

Stone

Death date from index at State Hist Library

Coon

Cora Amelia

Tyrrel

12 Mar 1868

11 May 1955

 

Stone

m: (1) John W Newman, (2) Joseph Coon, d/o Isaac Tyrrel

Coon

Joseph B

 

10 Dec 1855

1 Nov 1935

Obit

Stone

h/o Cora Amelia Tyrrel

Cooper

Hettie M

Henderson

17 Jul 1871

1 May 1901

 

Stone

w/o Lee Cooper, Death Rec Bk 1 says Hettie Henderson

Cox

Eugene

 

 

1927

 

No

Cemetery Map

Cox

John

 

abt 1902

15 Dec 1906

 

No

Cem Map Monroe Co. Death Rec. Bk. 2A, s/o S R Cox

Cox

Robert

 

 

1906

 

No

Cemetery Map

Cox

Rosa Ellen

Parks

6 Mar 1882

4 Feb 1951

Obit

Stone

d/o Frank & Sarah Edwards Parks

Cox

Ruby

 

 

1918

 

No

Cemetery Map

Cox

Stephen Richard

 

1881

1962

 

Stone

Spanish War Vet

Derby

Mary Ann

Steele

29 Apr 1836

9 May 1903

 

No

w/o John Derby, Death rec Bk 1,p.16, Smith Cem Wapello Co??

DeRoss

Conrad William

 

20 Jul 1836

16 Sep 1922

G.A.R.

Yes

Co. H. 150 PA Vol. Inf. Civil War.

DeRoss

Dora

Kirkendall

22 Feb 1884

2 Jul 1966

Obit

Yes

w/o Henry, Williams Fun Marker ( Knoxville)

DeRoss

Henry Oliver

 

9 Oct 1874

5 Jul 1934

 

Yes

s/o Conrad & Sarah, Williams Fun Marker (Knoxville)

DeRoss

Sarah Elizabeth

Prall

7 Jun 1842

28 Dec 1922

 

Yes

d/o John & Phoebe Smith Prall

Devine

Mike

 

 

6 Mar 1912

 

No

Monroe Co Death Records, Book 2A, p. 320

Dray

Delpha Irene

Miller

1883

1927

 

Stone

d/o Albert J & Lida Roberts Miller

Dray

Thomas Fredrick

 

1881

1957

 

Stone

h/o Delpha, Marker in excellent condition

Enix

Emma

Jones

abt 1837

12 Mar 1908

 

No

d/o Wm. Jones. Informant Olie Enix, Book 2A, p. 123

Foreman

Mary

Medlam

1814

28 Jan 1918

 

Yes

Monroe Co Death Records, Book 2B, p 215

Gibson

Barbara Ann

Martin

21 Jan 1866

5 Aug 1947

Obit

Stone

w/o Jesse Newton Gibson

Gibson

Edward F

 

7 Mar 1868

10 Apr 1899

Obit

Yes

 

Gibson

Goldie R

 

23 Nov 1893

11 Feb 1920

Obit

Stone

d/o J S & R D

Gibson

Jane

 

 

20 May 1844

 

Yes

W.P.A. says w/o Smith Judson who died 20 Aug 1849

Gibson

Jesse Newton

 

18 Mar 1866

16 Feb 1935

Obit

Stone

h/o Barbara Martin, s/o Wm & Mary Tyrrel Gibson

Gibson

Lena May

 

28 Sep 1891

17 Jun 1902

Obit

Stone

d/o Jesse and Barbara Martin Gibson

Gibson

William W

 

25 Apr 1870

26 Feb 1947

Obit

Stone

s/o Mary Tyrrel and William Gibson

Graham

Albert

 

 

Feb 1886

 

Yes

Marker Broken

Harper

William

 

10 May 1890

2 May 1915

Obit

No

h/o Hazel Ames, Death Rec Bk 2B, p.48

Henderson

Isabel

 

9 Jun 1869

9 Oct 1870

 

Yes

d/o J H & I

Henderson

Isabella

 

28 Dec 1841

23 Nov 1937

Obit

Yes

Born near Newton Stewart, Ireland

Henderson

Mary Clarissa

Parry

26 Apr 1877

2 Feb 1922

Obit

Stone

w/o Robert Henderson, d/o James & Salina Parry

Henderson

Robert

 

24 Apr 1874

29 May 1910

Obit

Stone

Albia Union, 31 May 1910

Henderson

William S

 

18 Jul 1861

9 May 1942

Obit

Stone

 

Hoskins

Alvin Leroy

 

1 Dec 1873

18 Jun 1875

 

Stone

s/o Patterson L & Ellen Hoskins

Howran

John

 

 

30 Jul 1881

 

No

Information from Death Records

Johnston

(Male)

 

 

23 Nov 1884

 

No

Monroe County death records, unmarked grave

Judson

Gershom

 

abt 1772

25 May 1848

 

Stone

Marker is lying flat on ground

Judson

Jane

Gibson?

 

 

 

Stone

w/o S Judson, Name spelled Gudson on stone

Lingrin

(Male)

 

abt Dec 1881

14 Aug 1882

 

No

Death Rec Bk 1, p. 282, s/o Christine & Charles Lingrin

Long

Alta B

 

abt Apr 1905

20 Feb 1907

 

No

d/o Charles & Ain Allison Long, Bk 2-A, p 50, Death Rec 1y,10m

Long

Fern Matilda

 

 

19 Mar 1900

Obit

No

d/o Charles Long, Obit Albia Republican March 29, 1900

Long

Nancy

Miller

23 Mar 1859

16 Mar 1886

 

Stone

w/o John Long, d/o Lewis & Betsy Tyrrel Miller

Long

Thomas

 

 

2 Apr 1927

 

No

h/o Hattie Bates, Death Records

Loyd

Lucy Ann

 

27 Mar 1859

28 Apr 1859

 

Stone

d/o Wm. W. & N. E

Martin

Margaret Lucretia

Hoskins

22 May 1839

13 Feb 1908

Obit

Yes

d/o Alvin & Lucy Hoskins Bk 2A, p 118 MC Death Rec, m:2nd Benjamin Kimler

Martin

Richard

 

23 Mar 1834

27 Feb 1883

 

Yes

 

McNamer

(Infant)

 

 

1939

 

No

Buried w/Baugher Family

McVey

Maria

 

 

7 Mar 1878

 

Stone

w/o M, 36y, 9d. Death date may be May 3?

McVey

Martha

 

Nov 1868

11 Oct 1868

 

Yes

d/o C M, 1m.

Miller

(Infant Male)

 

 

10 Jan 1858

 

Stone

s/o Peter & Ruth Ann Judson Miller

Miller

(Infant Male)

 

2 Nov 1886

2 Nov 1886

 

Stone

s/o Wm. Warder & Alice Miller

Miller

Aaron

 

2 Nov 1886

21 Oct 1903

 

Stone

s/o Wm Warder & Alice Miller

Miller

Albert J

 

13 Apr 1853

18 Nov 1930

 

Stone

s/o A F & Clarissa Morgan Miller

Miller

Alice L

Burlingame

1868

1939

 

Stone

 

Miller

Almeda

 

6 Nov 1860

18 Sep 1862

 

Yes

Twin of Almeron, d/o John & Amelia Miller

Miller

Almeron

 

6 Nov 1860

22 Jun 1863

 

Yes

Twin of Almeda, s/o John & Amelia Miller

Miller

Alpheus Franklin

 

4 Dec 1814

8 Sep 1900

Obit

Yes

s/o Stephen & Lydia Lamb Miller, h/o Clarissa Morgan

Miller

Amelia Urena

Hoskins

24 Apr 1830

29 Apr 1912

 

Stone

d/o Alvin & Lucrecia Post Hoskins

Miller

Ann

Tyrrel

1861

1937

 

Stone

w/o Dyghton, d/o Oliver & Melvina Johnston Tyrrel

Miller

Barbara

Henry

10 Mar 1802/3

22 oct 1847

 

Yes

Possibly the earliest burial in this cemetery

Miller

Clarrissa

Morgan

10 Jan 1818

13 Jun 1889

 

Yes

w/o Alpheus, Born in Ohio

Miller

Dyghton R

 

1855

1925

 

Stone

s/o Alpheus & Clarissa Morgan Miller

Miller

Earnest G

 

13 Jul 1860

23 Nov 1861

 

Stone

s/o Wm Trescott & Harriett Miller, 1y, 4m, 10d.

Miller

Eliot Willard

 

31 Oct 1852

20 Oct 1863

 

Yes

s/o John & Amelia Hoskins Miller

Miller

Eliza Ann "Lida"

Roberts

20 Oct 1860

30 Jul 1955

 

Stone

w/o Albert

Miller

Elizabeth Smith

Tyrrel

29 Nov 1829

9 Jul 1916

 

Stone

"Betsy" d/o Philander L & Lora Beebe Tyrrel

Miller

Emma Pearl

 

7 Feb 1886

18 Oct 1889

 

Stone

d/o A J & E A 3y, 8m, 11d.

Miller

Frances

 

19 Oct 1861

4 Nov 1886

 

Yes

s/o Lewis S & Betsy Tyrrel Miller

Miller

John B

 

8 Feb 1822

10 Oct 1890

 

Stone

s/o Stephen & Lydia Lamb Miller

Miller

John H

 

31 Aug 1816

9 Jun 1886

 

Stone

s/o David & Barbara, h/o Abigail S Beebe

Miller

Lewis S

 

30 Aug 1824

7 Jan 1919

Obit

Stone

 

Miller

Lucy Jane

 

23 Sep 1850

22 May 1852

 

Yes

d/o John & Amelia Hoskins Miller

Miller

Nathan U

 

18 Aug 1889

1 Jan 1892

 

Stone

s/o Wm. Warder & Alice Miller

Miller

Peter

 

12 Dec 1855

20 Apr 1930

 

Stone

 

Miller

Salina

 

27 Jun 1854

31 Oct 1872

 

Stone

d/o Lewis & Betsy Tyrrel Miller.

Miller

Susan Elizabeth

Ruth

26 Nov 1863

16 Apr 1936

 

Stone

m: twice, both husbands Miller, d/o Hiram Ruth

Miller

William Warder

 

17 Sep 1863

23 Mar 1950

 

Stone

s/o Lews & Betsy Tyrrel Miller

Morgan

(Infant)

 

 

 

 

Yes

Infant believed to be Morgan??

Morgan

Henry Clay

 

20 Aug 1837

10 Nov 1863/8

 

Yes

 

Morgan

Isaac H

 

29 Sep 1861

21 Sep 1862

 

Yes

s/o Henry & Olive Tyrrel Morgan

Morgan

Olive Myra

Tyrrel

17 Jun 1837

16 Aug 1909

 

No

w/o Henry Clay Morgan, need obit

Morgan

Sydney

 

31 Jan 1866

15 Jan 1873

 

Yes

s/o H C & O

Morgan

Viola

 

abt 1861

17 Feb 1881

 

Stone

Top of stone is gone, uncertain about death year?

Newman

Jerrold

 

24 May 1911

25 May 1911

 

Stone

s/o John W Newman VI & Nora Carlton, twin/James

Newman

John

 

1898

14 Sep 1899

 

No

1y,?d, born & died at Hynes, Bk 1, death records

Newman

John

 

1821

11 Nov 1886

 

Yes

Cemetery Map

Newman

John W

 

11 Apr 1864

11 Nov 1886

 

Stone

h/o Cora Tyrrel Newman Coon

Newman

John White VI

 

1887

1957

 

Stone

s/o Cora A Tyrrel & John Newman V

Newman

Liza

 

20 Jan 1879

7 Feb 1880

 

Stone

1y, 15d

Newman

Mary J

 

1858

Oct 1870

 

Stone

12y,

Newman

Mary Marguerite

 

28 Sep 1909

17 Sep 1910

Obit

Stone

Died of Spinal Meningitis

Newman

Nora Reed

 

31 Aug 1889

2 Aug 1959

 

Stone

Probably w/o John VI

Parry

Florence Jenny

 

7 Jun 1890

29 Jun 1907

 

Yes

d/o Selina & James Parry

Parry

James Michael

 

11 Jul 1845

22 Dec 1921

Obit

Yes

 

Parry

Salina

 

27 Feb 1893

27 Aug 1893

 

Yes

d/o James M & Salina Parry

Parry

Sarah

 

abt 1807

8 Jun 1906

 

Yes

Was 99 years old

Parry

Selina

Newman

6 Feb 1853

13 Mar 1893

 

Yes

w/o James Michael Parry

Parry

Tom

 

 

bef 1921

 

No

s/o James & Salina Newman Parry, no proof he is here

Parry

William

 

2 Feb 1814

27 Dec 1893

 

Yes

Born in South Wales

Prall

Arthur A

 

15 Dec 1875

23 May 1937

 

Stone

h/o Cora Belle DeRoss

Prall

Cora Belle

DeRoss

 

 

 

No

May be buried with Arthur Prall. No marker, Need to prove

Pruitt

Joseph F

 

1936

1937

 

Stone

Fun Home Marker, next to Dora DeRoss

Quick

Stephen

 

5 Jun 1863

10 Jun 1928

Obit

No

Ref; Obit, NW corner of cemetery, per Darrell Wignall

Rhatigan

Howard Dale

 

23 Nov 1915

19 Sep 1991

 

Stone

 

Riddle

Allie

 

23 Aug 1871

31 Aug 1872

 

Stone

d/o John Taylor & Harriet A Riddle

Riddle

Harriet A

Miller

28 Jan 1847

14 Apr 1903

Obit

Yes

d/o Alpheus & Clarissa Morgan Miller

Riddle

John Taylor

 

26 Feb 1844

29 Apr 1912

Obit

Stone

h/o Harriet A Miller

Riddle

Marcia

 

24 Jan 1869

16 Aug 1875

 

Stone

d/o John T & Harriet A Riddle

Riddle

William Harley

 

29 Jan 1882

1 Nov 1897

 

Stone

s/o John T & Harriet A Riddle, Bk 1, death records

Ryel

Charles M

 

3 Jul 1844

6 Mar 1874

 

Stone

Civil War Vet

Ryel

Julia

 

12 Jun 1821

24 Sep 1876

 

Stone

m/o Martin Ryel

Ryel

Martin S

 

4 Mar 1841

7 Mar 1871

 

Yes

Civil War Vet

Simmons Mary Etta   24 Dec 1932 24 Apr 2001 Obit

Yes

d/o Loney & Gladys Baugher

Sinclair

Bertha May

Miller

3 Dec 1880

5 Oct 1941

Obit

Stone

d/o Albert & Lida Roberts Miller

Sinclair

Eva Marie

 

5 Jun 1909

16 Aug 1939

Obit

Stone

d/o Bertha May & William Sinclair

Sinclair

William

 

1 Feb 1879

13 Dec 1966

Obit

Stone

 

Skinner

Harriet

 

 

4 Aug 1880

 

No

Info from death records, Unmarked Grave

Skinner

Mary

 

 

8 Sep 1900

 

No

Death records say she is buried here

Skinner

William O

 

8 Oct 1830

20 Jan 1888

 

Stone

h/o Mary

Smith

(Female)

 

1898

3 Oct 1899

 

No

Monroe Co Death Rec, Book 1, 1y,

Smith

Genevieve

 

 

 

 

No

abt 6y, d/o Wm & Fernetta Chidester Beebe Smith

Smith

William

 

 

 

 

No

2nd h/o Fernetta Chidester Beebe

Sperry

Sylvester Augustus

 

 

 

Registration

Stone

Co. I 8th IA Inf. 1st h/o Elizabeth Tyrrel

Tedrow

Mary M

Martin

14 Apr 1860

27 Jul 1883

 

Stone

w/o J R 23y, 3m, 13d

Tyrrel

Amelia M

 

13 Nov 1850

15 Apr 1852

 

Stone

d/o Philander Lorenzo & Sarah Bates Tyrrel

Tyrrel

Charles P

 

20 Feb 1844

18 Jan 1845

 

Stone

s/o Philander Lorenzo & Sarah Bates Tyrrel

Tyrrel

Grace

Williams

4 Jan 1877

25 Apr 1908

 

Stone

 

Tyrrel

Harriet M

 

28 May 1846

6 May 1852

 

Stone

d/o Philander Lorenzo & Sarah Bates Tyrrel

Tyrrel

Isaac Newton

 

14 Apr 1840

14 Jan 1908

Obit

Stone

Co I. 2nd Cav. Civil War

Tyrrel

James H

 

12 Oct 1859

13 Jun 1925

Obit

Stone

s/o Philander & Sarah Bates Tyrrel

Tyrrel

John K

 

21 Nov 1880

2 Sep 1881

 

Yes

s/o Isaac & Margaret Tyrrel.

Tyrrel

Lora

Beebe

29 Jan 1794

21 Feb 1890

 

No

Info from Monroe County Death Records. Age 96

Tyrrel

Margaret Jane

Riddle

16 Nov 1846

11 Nov 1927

 

Stone

w/o Isaac Newton Tyrrel

Tyrrel

Mary V

 

18 Feb 1867

28 Oct 1880

 

Stone

d/o Isaac & Margaret Riddle Tyrrel

Tyrrel

Melvina

Johnston

25 Oct 1828

4 Feb 1925

Obit

Stone

d/o William & Abigail Childers Johnston

Tyrrel

Oliver Horace

 

15 Sep 1817

12 Mar 1894

 

Stone

s/o Philander Laurel & Lora Beebe Tyrrel

Tyrrel

Philander Laurel

 

10 Dec 1789

24 Mar 1875

 

No

no proof, death date from Thomas Rogers Diary

Tyrrel

Philander Lorenzo

 

20 Aug 1812

11 May 1882

 

Yes

s/o Philander Laurel & Lora Beebe Tyrrel

Tyrrel

Samuel B

 

26 Apr 1832

14 Nov 1862

Registration

Stone

Died in Civil War. Co. A 36 Reg. IA Vol.

Tyrrel

Sarah

Bates

2 Apr 1815

12 Mar 1880

 

Stone

w/o Philander Lorenzo Tyrrel

Tyrrel

William P

 

6 Apr 1859

1 May 1947

 

Stone

 

Wignall

Eunice

 

 

1903

 

Stone

Date of 1903 - Death or birth??

Wignall

Gladys

 

 

1895

 

Stone

Date of 1895 - don't know if birth or death date

Wignall

Henry

 

 

15 Aug 1887

 

Stone

s/o W & M Wignall

Wilson

Matt

 

8 Oct 1850

22 Nov 1902

 

Stone

Bk 1, Monroe Co Death Rec. 52y, 1m,14d

 
 
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