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Bass or "Low" Or "Payne" Cemetery : Section 32, 2 miles N, 2 1/2 miles E of Dayton, N of road on hilltop. Has over 41 graves which include: 4 Low, 6 Holts, 5 Weeks, 5 Payne, 1 Bass with Markers. Some of the others are too weather worn to read. James Bass homesteaded 80 acres NE of Dayton, came to Webster County in the fall of 1852, married in 1857 in Boone County, Ia to Cassy Halloway who was born in Wilksboro, N.C. March 24, 1837 and died February 3, 1901. She and her husband are buried in Dayton's cemetery. James was born in Surry Co., N.C April 27, 1832, the son of Edward and Mary (Saffley) Bass who were of German descent. His paternal grandfather was in the Revolutionary War and fought in the Battle of Bunker Hill. William Low was born on March 11, 1772 in Randolph County, Va. died June 16, 1865, served in the War of 1812. He and his second wife Sabrina (Davis) are buried in this cemetery. She was born July 6, 1776 in Randolph Co., Virginia and died in 1876. William came to Webster County, Iowa in 1855. His son Emanual E. Low was born June 21, 1840 on the Old National Road, US 40, near Martinsville, Clark County, Illinois. He helped his father farm until 20 years of age, they went into the sawmill business. He married Elizabeth Nicholas who was born in Luzerne County, Pa. March 20, 1848, the daughter of Richard Nicholas who was born in Cornwall, England in 1815 and came to Webster County in the fall of 1861, mined and farmed in Yell Township. He and his first wife were buried in McGuire Bend Cemetery.

McGuire Bend Cemetery : Located southeast of Lehigh in Yell Township Section 15 (Dayton). It is right behind McGuire Bend United Brethren Church. The address for the church is 3138 McGuire Bend Road, Dayton, Iowa 50530.
Click here for some cemetery pictures (the link to the church no longer works)


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