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Abell Cemetery
Also known as: Bryant Cemetery, Ransdell Abell Cemetery
Pettis County
Missouri  USA

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Location: Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri. Flat Creek Township - Section 24 : 38.39.15N - 93.10.39W. North-east corner of Section 24.

Directions: On the east side of M just north of Pleasant Hill Road. Clearly visible.

History: The cemetery is a quarter-acre square and is located on land donated by Mr. Abell, who is not buried there, nor any of his family so far as anyone knows. The cemetery is locally known as the Bryant Cemetery. Benjamin Ransdell married Sally Higgins in Mercer County, Kentucky on 20 January 1820; they came to Pettis County in the early 1830s and entered land, including this cemetery. Another pioneer family from Kentucky, George May, also entered land nearby. The early burials were those of these families and other families related through marriage: Mosby, McFatridge, Mackay, and Bryant. The name Abell was given to the cemetery plot because a Dr. Abell owned the surrounding farm land for a period of years. There were no burials from this family. The cemetery is kept in good condition, in later years much of this care has been by descendants of the William and Nancy (Cathey) Bryant family.
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