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.


McGinnis/Mount View Cemetery

The McGinnis or Mount View cemetery, is located one mile west of Patterson, Section 30 of Crawford township. The deed was recorded at the court house by George G. Worbington, July 21, 1857.

Mrs. Bird A. Wiley, a member of the Madison County Antique Club, prepared an article about the cemetery. It seems that 100 years ago, in February, a four year old daughter of G. G. and M. J. Worbington died. There was no burial ground until Mr. McGinnis donated the land. One small grave stood alone until two years later when the family lost another child, aged one year. The earliest tombstone was for these two children and was dated February 4, 1856.

The cemetery used to be on the south side of the road to Patterson, but when Highway 92 was built, the location of the road was moved north, so now to visit the cemetery, you turn onto a graveled road at the top of what is known as the Turkey Ranch Hill and follow it for a quarter mile. There you find the well kept burial ground with an abundance of native trees and shrubs.

Three generations of some families are now buried there as McGinnis and Bird. Other family names well remembered are: Farris, Tisdale, Caskey, Stroud, Lehman, Catterlin, Patterson, Brown, Faux, Stout and Shaffer. The oldest man buried there is “Grampa Tisdale,” aged 99 years.


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