Coal City Cemetery

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Coal City Cemetery

Also known as Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery

Location
Seneca, Nemaha County, Kansas, USA
Memorials 21 added (81% photographed)

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ORIGINALLY THIS WAS THE "METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH", IN 1858 4 ACRES OF SARAH BROWN WOODS HICKS FARM WAS SOLD TO THE CHURCH FOR A LASTING PLACE FOR THE CEMETERY. THIS ABANDONED CEMETERY IS LOCATED EIGHT MILES NORTH OF SENECA, KS ON K63 AND ONE MILE WEST AND 3/4 MILE SOUTH. IT IS ABOUT 100 YARDS EAST IN A FIELD. MANY OF THE GRAVES ARE NOT MARKED, BROWN, BLUE, HESS, HICKS, CLAMPETT, JOHNSON AND KEY ARE SOME OF THEM.

Find A Grave contributor Marc Trueb sent the following correction for this cemetery:

Coal City Cemetery

Sarah Brown was married to Andrew Anderson Woods and they homesteaded on the land where the cemetery is located in 1856. Because the Methodist Episcopal Church met on their property, Sarah and Andrew Woods allowed some burials to take place behind the meeting house of the church. Sarah and Andrew were both members of the Turkey Creek Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1859 Andrew Anderson Woods died leaving 3 young girls and his wife Sarah a widow. Andrew was buried in the cemetery in a casket that cost $15. In the early 1860's Sarah married James Meickle Hicks. In 1866 Sarah Hicks officially deeded 4 acres to the Turkey Creek Methodist Episcopal Church, Seneca Circuit.This was done with Deacons of the church, Hiram Burger, John Sly and Joseph Colman. On June 9, 1916, the Methodist Episcopal Church sold all but 1/2 acre (the cemetery) to L.B. Keith. There are many unmarked graves in the cemetery and some most of the inscriptions on native limestone markers have been eroded away.

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GPS Coordinates: 39.9498500, -96.0689600

  • Added: 23 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2351712