The land for it was given by Hezekiah M and Eliza J. Martin. Only descendants will know about as it was not recorded before its destruction in 1954. It is called Old Rural Martin Cemetery.The land is now owned by Kermit Lewis at 8553 Norway Rd Neosho, MO 64850.To get to the Lane or Road going to and by the cemetery, take Norway Rd. #9 (old hwy 60) west out of Neosho, Mo. Go approximately 6 1/2 miles to Bellfast Church of Christ on corner of Goldfinch (#15) and Norway Rd. Proceed 1/2 mile further to Martin lane (This was family named) but has no sign. This lane is on the South side Norway Rd. Turn onto lane
and proceed over Cattle guard, On the right side of the lane is a building and the owner says the cemetery is about 30 feet behind it and in pasture.It is fenced and permission to try and find it would have to be given from the owner, who seems to not want to discuss it.
Known persons buried in this cemetery:
Civil War Veteran Pvt. John Mitchell Williams Co K 2nd Kan Cal Vol. of the Union Army.b. D. Dec. 22. 1868. husband of Sarah Eliza Martin. Dau. of Hezekiah and Eliza.
Nancy Caroline Williams b. July 15, 1861. D. Nov. 3, 1865 dau. of John M. and Sarah E. Williams.
Porter baby. belonging to Archibald T. and Morning Caroline Martin Porter
Two babies belonging the Bill Burns.
Baby belonging to the Wimers/Weimers. Not sure of correct spelling.
Sarah Eliza Martin Holloway and baby. No dates.
This information comes from Minnie I. Martin Jay and her dau. Minnie O. Jay Skelton's records. I am submitting them for
those searching for these graves.
Ivelyn K. Skelton Blanton. email@example.com