Washington - Dickman CemeteryWashington Cemetery Entrance

Sharon Twp., Clinton Co., Iowa

Washington is a Pioneer cemetery.

This little cemetery is located on the southwest corner of the NW 1/4 of Section 10 in Sharon Township, Clinton County, Iowa. It is Washington Cemetery but was called Dickman Cemetery. Probably established in 1856 at the time of burial of the Hudson infant. The farm belonged to Hudson's at that time.Josiah is buried in Clinton County, Iowa in Sharon Township at the Washington Cemetery (1836, March 21, 1864- Co. F, 26th Iowa Volunteer Infantry, died at Davenport Hospital). He is buried with Charlotte (wife of Joseph Hudson, died September 15, 1863), Son of J.L.& F. Hudson (died Oct. 10, 1861 at age 2 years., 7 months, and 21 days), and infant daughter of J.L. & F. Hudson (1856, November 17) This is from the cemetery book located in the Jackson County Museum.

From the book "The Story of Sharon" written by Florence Machande in 1998: "The Dickman cemetery, so named because in later years it adjoined the Dickman barn yard, was one of the earlier burial grounds. A Hudson baby was buried there in 1856, when the cemetery was part of the Hudson farm, which lies east of the Dickman place. A son of the Hudson, who died of disease in the Civil War, is buried there. Another Civil War veteran buried there is Hezekiah Gordon./ Many of the graves were later moved to the Smithtown cemetery and at one time the owner of the farm notified several families to move their graves which were on his land to a spot further east. Some moved them, but some of the families had moved away. When nothing was done a corn crib was built over the unmoved graves."

Special recognition is given to the Friends of Clinton County Family History for compiling the info and the Clinton County Historical Society for sharing it with us. When available, the names are linked to the Gravestone Photo Project photo for that person. I DID NOT link to Family Monuments or if there was more than one photo of a tombstone.

Name Born Died
AHRENS, Rudolph   3/9/1913
AHRENS, Rudulph 03/24/1861 03/08/1872
BOHERTS, Georgena   10/19/1860
BOHERTS, Sutton H.   02/24/1859
DANIEL, Gottlob F. 1795 1874
DANIEL, Juliana J. 1799 1881
FRANDSEN, Karmen K. (Ales) 11/09/1937 11/28/1982
GARNIGLE, Florence A.   04/25/1861
GORDON, Hezekiah V.   05/12/1863
GORDON, Hiram W.   05/13/1863
GRAVES, Ada   08/27/1863
GRAVES, Susannah S. 03/27/1827 10/10/1873
GRUVER, Abraham 08/04/1802 1866
GRUVER, Anna Bluhbaker (Livingston) 1810 1862
GRUVER, Henry   04/29/1859
GRUVER, Mary Ann (Hahn) 12/12/1818 03/26/1878
HOPKINS, Walter O.   10/14/1865
HUDSON, Charlotte   1868 ?
HUDSON, Infant Daughter   11/17/1856
HUDSON, Infant Son 1861
HUDSON, Josiah B. 01/16/1836 03/02/1864
HUDSON, Josiah B.   03/21/1864
LA MOTT, Alex   03/18/1871
McGONEGLE, Richard Peter   11/26/1956
MOHL, Gerhard H.   8/22/1917
MOHR, Edward P. F.   10/30/1870
O'KELLY, Matilda   10/10/1863
OVERHOLT, Sarah   01/26/1864
OVERHOLT, William H.   08/20/1860
ROBERTS, Giles   04/26/1859
ROBERTS, Sutton H.   02/24/1859
RUBY, Margaret (Overholt) 06/16/1830 11/01/1865
STEGMANN, John   03/10/1870
VIRH?, James M.   03/01/186?

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Updated: May 17, 2017