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Gatliff Cemetery
(a.k.a. Gatliff-Bright Cemetery)
Morgan Township, Section 24, Decatur County, Iowa

Photograph courtesy of Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert

Nearest town: Lineville
Earliest tombstone burials: Jan. 6. 1863 (#4-5)
Latest tombstone burial: 2003

History: The Gatliff family owned land in Morgan Township and the earliest marked burials were Gatliff’s. so we assume the cemetery was started on their land. The burials are made in the north half of this well-cared for cemetery.

SURNAMES:

An * means no tombstone, but indicates a known burial.

designates a Veteran

   A    B    D    E    F    G
   H    J    L    N    S    Unknown

NAME
ROW#, GRAVE#
DATE of BIRTH
DATE of DEATH
COMMENTS
 
A    
AMOS, Albert
7-1
1904
 
1906
 
"Son of Speed & Eliza HAYES AMOS"
 
ANDERSON, Elby H.
5-9
 
  16 Feb 1868
AE 2y 11m 11d
"Son of B.F. & N.J. ANDERSON"
 
 
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B    
BRIGHT, Earl1911 1985husband of Lela BRIGHT
BRIGHT, Ellen
8-5
06 Mar 1862
 
12 Jan 1935
 
wife of George O. BRIGHT
 
BRIGHT, Gene Earl09 Dec 1933
Grand River Twp.
Wayne Co. IA
21 Nov 2015
AE 81y
Leon IA
OBITUARY
son of Earl & Lela BRIGHT
BRIGHT,
George Cornelius

8-5
13 Mar 1860
Mercer Co.
Missouri
26 Mar 1961
Lineville IA
 
husband of Martha E. BRIGHT
 
 
BRIGHT, Homer
8-3
1902
 
1922
 
"Son of G.C. & M.E. BRIGHT"
 
BRIGHT, Lela1913 2003wife of Earl BRIGHT
BRIGHT, Martha
"Ellen" (SPENCER)

 
06 Mar 1862
Mercer Co.
Missouri
12 Jan 1935
Lineville IA
 
wife of
George Cornelius BRIGHT
 
BRIGHT, Rosa
8-4
1886
 
1914
 
Dau. of G.C. & M.E. BRIGHT"
 
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D    
DAVIS, Allie
* no gravestone
 
1868
 
 
08 Apr 1919
AE 50y 6m 29d
mother of Zellie
WPA & Courthouse Records
 
DAVIS, Zellie
* no gravestone
  03 Apr 1919
AE 27y 7m 2d
Courthouse Records
 
DUNCAN, Charles A.
6-6
09 Jun 1868
 
07 Oct 1871
AE 2y 3m 28d
"Son of G.P. & J.A. DUNCAN"
 
DUNCAN,
Green Perry

6-5
 
27 Feb 1829
Whitley Co.
Kentucky
 
30 Mar 1882
AE 53y 1m 3d
 
 
son of Harvey Boyd & Elizabeth "Eliza" (LAUGHLIN) DUNCAN
married 01 Jan 1858
Decatur Co. IA Julia Lillian GATLIFF
DUNCAN, Julia A.
6-7
 
15 Mar 1858
Decatur Co.
Iowa
18 Mar 1870
AE 12y 3d
Decatur Co.
"Dau. of G.P. & J.A. DUNCAN"
 
 
DUNCAN, Julia Lillian
(GATLIFF)

6-4
 
 
10 Oct 1832
Knox Co.
Kentucky
 
 
06 Mar 1902
AE 69y 4m 27d
 
 
daughter of Charles Hobart & Mary (EARLY) GATLIFF
married 01 Jan 1858, Decatur Co. IA
Green Perry DUNCAN
 
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E    
ELY, Margaret
8-2
31 May 1845
 
28 Dec 1918
 
"Wife of James ELY"
 
ELY, Mary LARKINS
* no gravestone
1850
 
1932
 
married 1st J.W. LARKINS
married 2nd James ELY
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F    
FARRIS, Thomas D.
1-3
 
  20 Feb 1869
AE 22y 4m 28d
"Son of J.D. & M. FARRIS"
  
 
FRY, Al
* no gravestone
   W.P.A. Records
 
FRY, father
* no gravestone
   W.P.A. Records
 
FRY, Thomas Harmon "Tom"
* no gravestone
18 Feb 1871
Mercer Co. MO
08 Apr 1921
AE 50y 2m 20d
Leon IA
OBITUARY
W.P.A. Records & obituary
son of Thomas & Sarah FRY
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G    
GATLIFF, Addison T.
2-7
20 Jan 1875
 
26 Aug 1876
AE 1y 7m 6d
"Son of C.S. & H. GATLIFF"
 
GATLIFF, Bessie
 
1878
 
after 1880 censusdaughter of Charles Hazard & Margaret Jane (DAVIS) GATLIFF
GATLIFF, C. S.
2-4  
  13 Nov 1888
AE 52y 3m 19d
 
GATLIFF,
Charles Hazard

3-3
 
01 Sep 1853
Whitley Co.
Kentucky 
18 Mar 1925
AE 71y 5m 28d
son of Charles Hobart & Mary (EARLY) GATLIFF
married 12 Oct 1877
Margaret Jane DAVIS
GATLIFF,
Charles Hobart
 
 
29 Dec 1807
Knox Co.
Kentucky 
24 Aug 1867
AE 59y 9m 22d 
son of Cornelius Charles & Sarah Louise (LANGFORD) GATLIFF
married 30 Aug 1831
Knox Co. Kentucky Mary EARLY
GATLIFF, Child
2-4
   illegible and broken stone
 
GATLIFF, Children
2-4
   "Children of J.L. & R. GATLIFF"
no names engraved
GATLIFF, Cornelius S.
 
 
25 Jan 1835
 
 
12 Nov 1888
AE 52y 3m 19d
husband of Hannah SEARS
 
 
GATLIFF, Daughter
 
illegible 27 Oct 188_
 
"Dau. of [illegible] GATLIFF"
broken stone & illegible
GATLIFF, Dora
2-5
21 Aug 1869
 
31 Oct 1870
AE 1y 2m 10d
"Dau. of C.S. & H. GATLIFF"
broken stone
GATLIFF, Earl
3-9
 
 
1880
Morgan Twp.
Decatur Co.
Iowa
13 Aug 1898
AE 18y
Morgan Twp.
Decatur Co.
son of Charles Hazard & Margaret Jane (DAVIS) GATLIFF
 
 
GATLIFF, Earnest F.
3-6
1882
 
1944
 
husband of Etta M. GATLIFF
 
GATLIFF, Etta M.
3-5
 
12 Apr 1891
Missouri
 
06 Jan 1980
Morgan Twp.
Decatur Co.
wife of Earnest F. GATLIFF
 
 
GATLIFF, Hannah
(SEARS)

2-3
22 May 1850
 
 
07 Oct 1936
 
 
daughter of William Harvey & Eliza Seralda (HELTON) SEARS
wife of Cornelius S. GATLIFF
GATLIFF, Hazard
3-8
1852
 
1925
 
(F.H. GREENLEE)
temporary marker
GATLIFF, Islona
2-6
13 Jan 1871
 
14 Aug 1875
AE 4y 8m 1d
"Dau. of C.S. & H. GATLIFF"
broken & buried stone
GATLIFF, J[ohn]. B.
3-1
 
15 Apr 1843
Whitley Co.
Kentucky
12 Nov 1895
AE 51y 6m 27d
son of Charles Hobart & Mary (EARLY) GATLIFF
 
GATLIFF,
Joseph Langford

4-3
 
 
22 Oct 1824
Whitley Co.
Kentucky
 
 
18 Mar 1869
AE 34y 5m 27d
Decatur Co.
 
son of
Charles Hobart & Mary (Early) GATLIFF
married ca. 1853, Decatur Co. IA
Rebecca J. WAKEFIELD
broken stone
GATLIFF, Margaret A.
4-4
  06 Oct 1868
AE 2y 4m 15d
"Dau. of J.L. & R. GATLIFF"
 
GATLIFF,
Margaret F. "Mary"

4-4
  06 Jan 1863
AE 1y 2m 29d
 
"Dau. of J.L. & R. GATLIFF"
 
 
GATLIFF, Margaret
Jane (DAVIS)

3-7
 
1859
 
 
 
1923
 
 
 
married 12 Oct 1877
Charles Hazard GATLIFF
(F.H. GREENLEE)
temporary marker
GATLIFF, Mary
"Polly" (EARLY)

3-4
 
 
00 Nov 1812
Knox Co.
Kentucky
 
 
09 Jun 1888
AE 80y
Clio IA
 
 
daughter of William & Hannah (LAUGHLIN) EARLY
"Wife of C.H. GATLIFF"
[Charles Hobart GATLIFF]
married 30 Aug Knox Co. KY
GATLIFF, Mrs. Wm.
* no gravestone
   maiden name THOMAS
W.P.A. Records
GATLIFF, R[andolph]. N.
3-2
 
 
12 Sep 1845
Whitley Co.
Kentucky
 
27 Jul 1886
AE 40y 10m 15d
 
son of Charles Hobart & Mary (EARLY) GATLIFF
married 1865, Decatur Co. IA
Catherine Allen SPARKS
GATLIFF, Richard
 
1874
Decatur Co.
1936
Decatur Co.
son of Cornelius & Hannah (SEARS)
GATLIFF
 
GATLIFF, T[elly]. W.
2-2
1873
 
1937
 
son of Cornelius & Hannah (SEARS) GATLIFF
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H    
HAYES, Albert Amos
 
02 Apr 1904
 
1906
OBITUARY
"Infant son of Speed & Eliza HAYES
 
HOUK, Richard Lee
"Dick"

 
26 Nov 1948
Princeton
Missouri
09 Dec 2013
Leon IA
OBITUARY
son of Arthur & Velma (ELLIS) HOUK
husband of Kay HOUK
 
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J    
JAY, Mary
3-5
1878
 
1943
 
homemade cement marker
 
JOHNSTON,
Charlottie R. (JUDD)

5-2
15 Mar 1867
 
 
04 Sep 1891
 
 
"Wife of A.F. JOHNSTON"
Austin H. JOHNSTON (1866- 1935)
inter. Evergreen Cem. Lineville IA
JUDD, J. W.
5-1
1838
 
1925
 
husband of M. J. JUDD
 
JUDD, M. J.
5-1
1843
 
1930
 
"His Wife"  J. W. JUDD
 
JUDD, Martha S.
5-3
 
  19 Sep 1884
AE 12y 11m 17d
"Dau. of J.W. & M.J. JUDD"
 
 
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L    
LARKINS, Charles
* no gravestone
   W.P.A. Records
 
LARKINS,
J[oseph]. W.

8-1
10 Feb 1840
Ohio
 
13 Jan 1902
 
 
married Margaret JOHNSTON, Ohio
 
 
LARKINS, Margaret
(JOHNSTON)
31 May 1845
Ohio
22 Dec 1918
 
daughter of Peter & Comfort JOHNTON
married Joseph W. LARKINS, Ohio
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N    
NICKELL, A. L.
4-2
07 Apr 1836
 
18 Aug 1911
 
 
NICKELL,
Albert Calvin

4-1
 
29 Nov 1874
Lineville
Iowa
 
01 Oct 1959
Eagle Grove
Iowa
OBITUARY
son of
Andrew & Mary Ann (SEARS) NICKELL
married 30 Mar 1905
Lulu Mae JONES
NICKELL, Andrew07 Apr 1836 18 Aug 1911husband of Mary Ann SEARS
NICKELL,
Andrew Lewis

5-7
12 Mar 1882
 
 
18 Aug 1911
 
 
husband of Mary Ann SEARS
 
 
NICKELL, Charles A.
5-6
10 Mar 1877
 
07 Jan 1879
 
 
NICKELL, Dellie B.
(VERNON)

6-3
 
02 Aug 1881
Lineville
Iowa
 
30 May 1902
Wyoming,
Jones Co. IA
OBITUARY
"Wife of W.A. NICKELL"
married 09 Jan 1898
 
 
NICKELL, Elsie M.
6-2
25 Feb 1899
 
09 Apr 1900
 
"Dau. of W.A. & D.B. NICKELL"
 
NICKELL, George I.
5-8
22 Feb 1879
 
18 May 1891
 
 
NICKELL, Infant Son
5-5
22 Aug 1873  04 Sep 1873
 
"A Son. . ."
broken stone
NICKELL, Infant Son
6-1
  27 Jan 1907
 
"Son of W.A. & Nellie NICKELL"
 
NICKELL,
J[ames]. Harlen

7-3
18 Jun 1869
 
 
36 Dec 1954
  
husband of Mary J. NICKELL
 
 
NICKELL,
Mary Ann (SEARS)

4-2
04 Apr 1845
Pulaski Co.
Kentucky
22 Sep 1943
 
 
daughter of William & Eliza Seralda (HELTON) SEARS)
"His Wife"  Andrew NICKELL
NICKELL,
Mary J. (HAYES)

7-2
29 Sep 1875
 
 
05 Apr 1906
 
 
wife of James Harlen NICKELL

 
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S    
SEARS,
Archie Edward

 
30 Oct 1884
Lineville
Iowa
05 Aug 1885
Lineville IA
 
son of James Harvey & Alice Nina (SHIPLEY) SEARS
 
SEARS, Eliza Seralda
(HELTON)

1-2
14 Apr 1820
 
 
19 Apr 1900
AE 80y 4d
 
wife of William Harvey SEARS
 
 
SEARS, Infant
 
 
31 Jun 1893
Lineville
Iowa
15 Aug 1893
Lineville IA
 
son of James Harvey & Alice Nina (SHIPLEY) SEARS
 
SEARS, Givie Gracie
 
 
26 Nov 1891
Lineville
Iowa
29 Jul 1892
Lineville IA
 
daughter of James Harvey & Alice Nina (SHIPLEY) SEARS
 
SEARS, John
* no gravestone
1804
 
1918
 
W.P.A. Records
 
SEARS, Mable
4-6
  AE 12d
 
"Dau. of Carl & Stella SEARS"
 
SEARS, Nathan
1-1
 
  16 Dec 1877
AE 30y 3m 22d
 
SEARS, Stella (GATLIFF)
4-7
 
22 Aug 1880
Decatur Co.
Iowa
04 Aug 1880
 
 
daughter of
Cornelius & Hannah SEARS
married 12 Jul 1905 Carl SEARS
SEARS, William Harvey
1-2
 
14 Apr 1813
  
16 Feb 1874
AE 57y 10m 2d
husband of
Eliza Seralda HELTON
 
SHAW, Lana
1-4
30 Apr 1856
 
[uncut]
 
"His Wife"  S.J. SHAW
 
SHAW, S. J.
1-4
03 Aug 1854 27 Dec 1921
 
husband of Lana SHAW
 
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Unknown   rock
unknown
2-1
   rock
 
unknown
5-4
   rock
 
unknown
7-4
   rock
 
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NOTE: One of the unknown rock markers in the northeastern corner was for Ray Dean SHOCKEY, born and died 27 Nov 1918, the stillborn and first child of Bryan Lucian and Bessie Florence) NICKELL) SHOCKEY.
~ from Vickie J. (Hashman) Stewart.

Sources: Cemeteries of Decatur Co. IA; compiled by Lois Slade; transcribed for our site by Carla Rae.
Updated by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2014. Additional transcriptions from WPA Records and obituaries.


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