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Gore (a.k.a. Ashback or Ashburn) Cemetery
Burrell Township, Section 25, Decatur County, Iowa

Photograph courtesy of Gerhardt Leffler, 2007

Nearest town: Davis City
Earliest tombstone burial: Hannah Burrell on 22 Jan 1862
Last tombstone burial: Dorothy Gore in 1930.

History: Now abandoned, very little is known about this cemetery nor of the families buried here. The cemetery is located private property and inbetween the house and farm buildings on the west side of the drive, overlooking the valley to the west. The cemetery is fenced but there isn't a cemetery gate. It has become overgrown with weeds, briars and some iris.

Before Highway 69 was built, the road came up the hill from the west, then south to the old house which was located north of the cemetery. There are mounds indicating unmarked graves. Any existing records were lost when a fire destroyed Decatur County's Courthouse in 1874.

This cemetery has also been known as, Asback or Ashburn Cemetery.

Lisa Showers (Earley) noted that the latest dates on the stones are 1910. There used to be a separate road (prior to the construction of Highway 69) that went behind the property and after time and land changes, the only route to the cemetery was through the property belonging to my husband's grandfather, Richard Wilson. About only 20 to 25 stones can be visibly seen, but there are other markers that are somewhat hidden. We know from talking to [Richard Wilson] that it's called the GORE CEMETERY. This is a cemetery that has not been seen by many people for a long time except for us family members due to the fact that nobody knew of it. We do know that some of the names on the stones are GORE but there are others as well.

See LOOKUP information at the bottom of this page.

NOTE: Gore Cemetery is located on private property. Please show respect to the property owners and either visited the cemetery Memorial Day or after completion of prior arrangements with the property owners. Thank you.

 

SURNAMES:

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

designates a Veteran

NAME
DATE of BIRTH
DATE of DEATH
COMMENTS
 
BAKER, William
* no gravestone
   W.P.A. Records
 
 
BURRELL, Asa
 
1803
 
06 Mar 1875
AE _8y 7d
husband of Elizabeth Tabitha FLORA
broken stone
BURRELL, Hannah
(KIZZIRE)

 
  22 Jan 1862
AE 41y 5m 16d
childbirth with twins who also died
daughter of
Wm. & Polly (ACTON) KIZZIRE
married 1842, Jackson Co. IN
George BURRELL
GORE, Children
 
   "Children of Z. & P.A. GORE"
[Zed and Perline A. GORE]
GORE,
Dorothy Lucille

 
06 Oct 1928
Stanberry
Missouri
07 Jul 1930
Davis City IA
 
daughter of ___ & Lucille GORE
 
 
GORE, Frank
 
00 Feb 1889
 
23 Nov 1892
AE 3y 9m 16d
"Son of Z. & P.A. GORE"
 
GORE, Henry
 
1868?
 
1878?
 
son of Valentine & Leona (McGAHUEY) GORE?;small cement marker
GORE, Infant  28 Feb 1882/7"Infant of Z. & P.A. GORE"
GORE, Infant00 Sep 1900 00 Oct 1900
AE 3wks
OBITUARY
Infant Daughter of
Zedrick & Perlina A. (GUTHERIE) GORE
small cement marker
GORE,
John Carr

 
 
 
 
 
22 Aug 1819
 
 
 
 
 
 
13 Jul 1884
 
 
 
 
 
 
son of Joseph & Martha (CARR) GORE
of Overton TN
married 26 Oct 1837, TN
Martha SMITH; parents of Evrin, Valentine, Seborn, Zedrick & Orpha (GORE) TURPIN
"Farewell my wife and children all
From you a father Christ doth call."
GORE, Martha
(SMITH)

* no gravestone
 
25 Dec 1818
Holton Co.
Tennessee
 
21 Feb 1904
AE 85y 1m 26d
Leon IA
OBITUARY
marred 26 Oct 1837, Tennessee
John Carr GORE
 
GORE,
Mollie Martha

* no gravestone
 
1879?
 
 
 
1890?
 
 
 
daughter of Valentine & Leona A. (McGAHUEY) GORE?
W.P.A. Records
also listed Terre Haute Cemetery
GORE, Robert1844 03 Oct 1890W.P.A. Records
GORE,
Seborn D.
  18 Aug 1888
AE 33y
son of John Carr & Martha (SMITH) GORE
husband of Lisetta Alline WOOD
GORE,
Triplet Sons
05 Mar 1883
 
05 Mar 1883
 
sons of
Valentine & Leona A. (McGAHUEY) GORE
GORE, Twins
 
 
ca. 1860
 
 
ca. 1860
 
 
eldest children of
Valentine & Leona A. (McGAHUEY) GORE
small cement marker
GORE, Valentine
"Bob"
03 Mar 1840
Tennessee
 
03 Oct 1890
Burrell Twp.
 
son of John C. & Martha (SMITH) GORE)
husband of Leona A. McGAHUEY
(1845-1931), Eden Prairie Cem.
GORE, Zedrick
"Zed"

 
 
06 Dec 1853
Illinois
 
 
31 Aug 1921
Colorado
 
 
son of John Carr & Martha (SMITH) GORE
married 1856 Perlina A. GUTHERIE
Children: Emmett, Roy, Bryan, Minnie, May & Bird
GORE, unknown    
GORE, unknown    
SCOTT, T. J.
 
 
  1900
 
 
Civil War Veteran
Co. C, 9th MO S.M. Cav.
W.P.A. Records
SMITH, P. C.
[Pleasant C. SMITH]
27 Oct 1845
 
 
18 Nov 1885
 
 
1st husband of Orpha GORE
the daughter of John & Martha GORE
 
TURPIN, Orpha
Alvina (GORE)

 
21 Jan 1851
Scottsville KY
 
15 May 1901
Davis City IA
OBITUARY
wife of John TURPIN
 
 
WILSON, Polly
* no gravestone
   W.P.A. Records
 
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LOOKUPS: Not sure if anyone would be interested in this information or not but can get it if you are. My husband's grandfather is Richard Wilson and has resided there for many years. He has had a few people there that look at the stones and he says that if people are interested they are welcome to check it out to see if there are any ancestors there. ~ Lisa Showers (Earley) Lisa Showers(Earley)

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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