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The Brasher Cemetery located .8 mile off highway 210 on RT. EE, is one of the oldest in Ray county. It is believed the original land was donated by the ENDSLEY and BRASHER families. The first burial was that of Thomas P. Craig, a nine month old baby who died on 11 July 1836. Thus far, between 210-225 names have been recorded from tombstones; but there were others whose graves are unmarked stones. In 1976 Mr and Mrs Art Moore tracked down the cemetery in order to locate the graves of Mr. Moore's great grandparents Mr. and mrs. George Williams. The Williams lived as did most other people buried in Brasher, in the area east of Orrick known commonly as Floyd bottoms. The Moore's with others helped restoring the cemetery and the Moore's were the main care keepers for years. Incomparable view: Brasher Cemetery, located three miles, northeast of Orrick on a high widswept hill, affords a breath-taking view. To the south and west, the Missouri River bottomlands stretch as far as the eye can see-including the smoke stack at Missouri City. To the east and north, rich, fertile farmland rolls gently into the horizon.