the cemetery section of the "History of Madison County"
is the following: "Private Cemetery. Mr. Jeremiah H. Barker
and Dr. David H. Philbrick have a private cemetery in a beautiful
location on the hill-side just south of the city cemetery. Mr.
Barker has two children at rest there and Dr. Philbrick one. The
original intention was to have vaults built in the hill-side at
this place, which was first used in 1862. At that time the
city cemetery was considered by these gentlemen to be too damp for
burial uses, but it has since been so well drained and improved
that they will probably remove their dead there and abandon the
private cemetery." Coordinator's note: Although Dr. Philbrick
and Mr. Barker both died in 1885, Dr. Philbrick is in the
Winterset cemetery but neither Jeremiah Barker nor his children
appear in those listings so may still be buried on this hillside.