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Council Point
Council Bluffs
Pottawattamie County
Iowa  USA

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41 12' 39.9" N, 095 52' 43.9 W (Council Point Marker)

Cemetery at Council Point Washed Into the River

"At Council Point, west of Manawa, a settlement of Mormons started a cemetery in 1848. A large number of them were buried there while the Mormons occupied this section of the country. After the cemetery was abandoned it was in after years washed into the river, and the exact location of it could hardly be determined at this date.

The following death information is taken from death and marriage notices from the Frontier Guardian newspaper of the Kanesville area from 1849 - 1852:

Allred, John F. 17 July 1850 at Council Point, of cholera, 23 years old. (Frontier Guardian, 7 August 1850).

Clouson, George, Dr., 8 October 1851, at Council Point, of congestive fever, 50 years and 18 days (Frontier Guardian, 17 October 1851).

Farlin, Orliva, daughter of Orrin D. and Falvilla Farlin, 8 January 1852, at Council Point, 19 months old (Frontiers Guardian, 20 February 1852).

Matthews, George W., infant son of James and Mary Matthews, 24 July 1851, at Council Point, 3 months and 18 days (Frontier Guardian, 8 August 1851).

Muir, James, 15 July 1850, at Council Point, 21 years and 4 months (Frontier Guardian 24 July 1850).

Raymond, Elizabeth, wife of Samuel G. Raymond, 2 November 1850, at Council Point, 40 years, 6 months, and 10 days (Frontier Guardian, 25 December 1850).

Smith, Jane, late from England, 31 December 1850, at Council Point, of acute bronchitis, 21 years old (Frontier Guardian, 8 January 1851).

Other deaths are found in the Early Latter-day Saint database. See listing here.
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