Adair County Iowa
A cemetery on Section 15 was laid out June 15, 1878, and contained one acre. The first person to be buried there was Margaret Emmons, wife of J. Emmons, who died October 1, 1878.
This was the first cemetery that we visited. We spent a day and a half here. My great grandpa and grandma Handley are buried here and I can remember going here when I was a little girl with my grandma and mom. At that time it was very over grown. We could barely get the gate open and the weeds had to be pushed away to see the stones. Today it is well tended with the grass newly mown and the weeds cleared away. The flowers are in full bloom. It is very peaceful with birds singing and little critters scurrying around. I included a photo of one of the braver critters.
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|First buial -Margaret Emmons 1878|