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PRAIRIE BIRD CEMETERY
The Prairie Bird Cemetery began in 1878 when Rev. Andrew Jackson and his wife, Jane, gave about one acre of land on which to build a church and have a cemetery. It was deeded for this purpose in 1881. This cemetery and church was originally names Pleasant View, but in the minds of the Prairie Bird community, it assumes that name.
Andrew J. Garlock's father, Henry, along with is his wife, Esther and ten children, came to Kirksville, Missouri on Nov. 15, 1855 by covered wagon from Preston County, Virginia (now West Virginia). In 1856 he purchased a farm 10 miles southeast of Kirksville in the Prairie Bird neighborhood. Henry and Esther lived on this farm until their deaths. Most of the family lies buried here with families related by marriage. The abandoned church standing next to the cemetery is the third built there.