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*Only the stone for Curtis King is still here. Don't know what happened to the other stones. Some say they were taken out when the new road was put in. One of the family decendants took the pictures of all the stones and sent them to me to add. Very sad~~~
AKA~~CURTIS KING MEMORIAL
This cemetery is located by the former Rock Island Railroad just south of Highway 63 and one half mile west of Chillicothe turn off with very good access. Burials began in the 1840s. Little is known of this cemetery as the records are incomplete. The only stone left is that of Curtis King who was the oldest soldier in the Civil War 36th IA INF. Known as the "Graybeards". Only Iowa had these Graybeards. The Ottumwa Boy Scouts helped clean up this cemetery around 1975.
First known as Williams Cemetery Richland TWP Section 36.
It just has the one grave marker of Curtis King there now. There are 10 other graves there now. REF~~1993 by the Iowa Genealogical Society of p.o. box 7735 Des Moines, IA. Mr. King had owned this land around 1850. This cemetery is on the old Williams farm.