Some of these histories of cemeteries of Madison County were originally published in the Winterset Madisonian newspaper on August 26, 1953, July 1956 and July 18, 1958. They have been transcribed and posted with the permission of Ted Gorman, owner of the Winterset Madisonian newspaper.

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Barney Cemetery

Back in the early 1890s Barney began to see the need of a cemetery. Through the generosity of one of the land owners, Henry Leasman, a plot of ground situated high on a hill just west of town was given. Soon lots were plotted and bought by people of the surrounding territory and in 1893 the first grave for the burial of Bessie Olive was dug. Bessie was the little baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ruel Palmer.

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