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Burrell Township, Section 5, Decatur County, Iowa
Cash Cemetery, Restored. Photograph courtesy of Bob Bixby, April of 2018
Nearest town: Decatur City
Earliest tombstone burial: Eli Cash in 1849
History: Eli Cash took a claim in Decatur County in 1845 which his young son, William Cash, afterward entered from the government. Eli died in 1849 and was the first tombstone burial on the Cash land. Although the story goes that while traveling through in 1845 or 46, a father asked Eli Cash if they could bury their little girl on his land. This would have been the first burial, an unmarked grave in southeast corner.
The cemetery is fenced with many lovely oak and hickory trees.
Deed #128 was recorded on September 1st, 1899 by Wm. Cash & Lydia Cash to the Trustees of Burrell Township one square acre for cemetery purposes.
BIRTH DATE DEATH DATE COMMENTS Cash, Clara C. (Wion)
1878 1859 wife of Fred W. Cash Cash, Eli
1849 newer type monument Cash, Elizabeth
July 27, 1834 Dec. 7, 1855 wife of Wm. Cash Cash, Fred W.
1872 1942 son of William Reed Cash Cash, John A.
1879 1955 Cash, Lydia Margaret (Starkey)
01 Jan 1841
11 Mar 1916
AE 75y 2m 10d
married 26 Jul 1867
William Reed Cash
Cash, Vivian Maxine
1915 25 Apr 1921 dau. of Fredrick "Fred" W. Cash Cash, William Reed
22 Jul 1830 02 Feb 1919 married 26 Jul 1867
Lydia Margaret STARKEY
22 Jan 1863 wife of Ben J. Dunbar Dunbar, Harriet E.
27 Apr 1875
AG 18m 11d
dau. of B. & E.L. Dunbar Dunbar, Infant
00 Sep 1853 dau. of B. & E. Dunbar Dunbar, Laura
11 Jul 1864
AG 27y 11m 17d
wife of Wm Dunbar Ryan, Henry
24 Feb 1879 03 Mar 1879 son of Matthew P. & Margaret J. Ryan Ryan, William J.
09 Nov 1859 20 Feb 20 son of Matthew P. & Margaret J. Ryan Sellers, Monos T.
1788 1864 father of John Sellers Sellers, daughters
two daughters of Monos T. Sellers Springer, Emma (Cash)
1-2 & 3
18 Jun 1864 10 Dec 1938 dau. of William R. Cash
married Apr 1915
James G. Springer
same footstone as 1-2 & 3
Born in Hungary 11 Feb 1888
OBITUARY Williams, Charley
10 Mar 1892
AG 9y 11m 19d
child of T. & M.J. Williams Williams, Mary E.
28 Oct 28 1868
AG 1y 8m 13d
child of T. & M.J. Williams Williams, Melissa C.
04 Jan 1889
AG 3y 11m 25d
child of T. & M.J. Williams Williams, Melissa J.
(uncut but 37 scratched in
wife of Thomas Williams Williams, Thomas
Top photograph courtesy of Audrey Schroeder, July of 1993
Source: Cemeteries of Decatur Co. IA; compiled by Lois Slade
Transcribed and Recanvassed by Leah Sue Price Walling and Shelly Reed.
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