Blairs Creek Cemetery

 

a/k/a Knuckles Cemetery

Blair's Creek, Shannon County, MO

 

Not to be confused with Nuckols (Knuckles) Cemetery on Hwy B near Ellington.


GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.23667, Longitude: -91.21422

Photos Posted at Findagrave.com


Blair Creek Community - A post-office in Blair Creek Township in 1867. Named for the stream (which was named for a pioneer family.) (--Place Names.) (Exact location is unknown.) From Winona, take H Hwy. NE to Hwy. 106, turn right on 106 and go 7.7 miles turn left on unmarked county road. Go 6.5 miles and turn right at the Y, and go 1.3 miles and turn right, cemetery is on the right about .5 mile. Cemetery is fenced, clean and active.

 

Updated Oct  7, 2014

 

Many thanks to the late Bonnie Knuckles Russell for her help in sorting out the differences
between this cemetery and the one in Reynolds County

 


 

Amsden, Eugene Floyd    Nov. 1, 1946 - Oct. 2, 2010.    Memorial

 

Babb, George W.      May 18, 1878 - Jul. 24, 1879.     Son of P. J. & M. A. Babb.

DOUBLE: Married Nov. 26, 1965
Beck, Jerry M.      Jun. 5, 1942 - Aug. 21, 1999.
Beck, Ruth E.      Oct. 20, 1965 - Living.

 

BRAWLEY FAMILY
DOUBLE: Married Feb. 7, 1884.
Brawley, James      Jun. 1, 1862 - Jul. 15, 1908.     Son of William Carroll Brawley & Brilla Davis.
Brawley, Ruth A. Babb      Feb. 6, 1868 - Aug. 19, 1934.     Daughter of Thomas K. & Margaret Babb. Parents of Cora B., Mary C., Carrie J., James C., William C. & Clarence Brawley.

 

Brawley, Melba Lee      Jan. 4, 1936 - Dec. 5, 1936.

 

Brawley, William C.      Mar. 7, 1900 - Oct. 7, 1940.     Son of James Brawley & Ruth A. Babb. Died in Iron Co MO. MO Death Cert.#35477.

 

Brawley, William Russell      Dec. 30, 1940 - May 10, 1941.

 

Brewer, Ann Marjorie      Jul. 26, 1934 - Aug. 1, 1934.     Daughter of Arthur Joseph Brewer & Alpha Opal White Brewer.

 

Burns, Archie Franklin      Nov. 30, 1876 - Nov. 8, 1923.     Son of Crane Littleberry 'Berry' Burns, Jr. & Mary Ann 'Polly' McMullins. Married Rowena 'Rena' Johnson. Father of Walter, Guy & Ed Burns. MO Death Cert.#35215. Burial Nov. 9th at Knuckles.

 

Burns, Thomas      May 2, 1872 - Aug. 11, 1943.     Died in Shannon Co MO. MO Death Cert.#32720.

 

Burns, William Charles      Dec. 24, 1872 - Jun. 1, 1934.

 

Links to Burns death certificates: http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/results.asptype=basic&tLName=burns&tFName=&sCounty=Shannon&tYear=#null

 

 

Burris, Mary E.        1851 - 1931.

 

Chitwood, Eutha Nash      Jun. 3, 1925 - Sep. 2, 1962.     Daughter of James R. Nash & Bessie H. Hasty. Married Alvin Chitwood. He is buried at Huda Chitwood Cemetery in Reynolds County.

 

Chitwood, Ina V.      Dec. 18, 1947 - Feb. 14, 1949.      'Daughter'

 

Chitwood, James Ernest 'Red'      Dec. 14, 1942 - Dec. 4, 1999.

 

Chitwood, Lillie E. Knuckles   Apr. 14, 1890 - Nov. 17, 1912.     Daughter of L. D. Knuckles & Easter Counts. Wife of Gentry Chitwood. MO Death Cert.#3804-a.

 

Chitwood, Lina Fay      Jan. 30, 1944 - Apr. 20, 1944.

 

Cook, Arthur, Jr.      1952 - 2004.     (FHM)

 

Crabtree, Doris Kathlene      Sep. 16, 1952 - Jan. 4, 1955.     Daughter of James Edward 'Ed' Crabtree & Marie 'Bessie' Woolf. Died from ingestion of aspirin. MO Death Cert.#2016.

 

HUSBAND & WIFE:
Crabtree, Iva E.      May 6, 1881 - Apr. 18, 1956.
Crabtree, W. T.      Jul. 4, 1877 - Aug. 10, 1933.

 

Ferguson, Al Douglas      Feb. 27, 1929 - Jul. 12, 1930.

 

Ferguson, Freda Pauline     No Dates.     Daughter of D. S. Ferguson.

 

Ferguson, Irene      Feb. 10, 1933 - Mar. 30, 1936.

 

HUSBAND & WIFE:
Ferguson, James Carter      Nov. 20, 1841 - Jan. 19, 1926.     Son of Jackson Ferguson & Delilah Vetitoe. Residence Gang, MO. Born in TN. MO Death Cert.#3540; Robert Ferguson, informant.
Ferguson, Nancy C. Holmes      Jun. 7, 1857 - Jun. 13, 1936.      Daughter of James W. Holmes. Born in TN. MO Death Cert.#4174-1.

Their children buried here:
Ferguson, James M.     Nov. 14, 1872 - Nov. 26, 1886.
Ferguson, Leona N.     Sep. 13, 1885 - May 7, 1893.
Ferguson, Infant          Died Dec. 22, 1897.      'Daughter'
Ferguson, Infant          Died Jun. 7, 1899.      'Son'

 

[Note: Other known children are Tennessee, born 1876; Lucy D., born Feb., 1880, Mary Letha, born 1896, married Clarence Brawley; and Walker Holmes Brawley.]

 

Ferguson, Lula Byrtle Rollins      Sep. 30, 1893 - Feb. 1, 1946.     MO Death Cert.#8201: Born Sep. 23, 1893; died at Midridge Shannon Co MO. Daughter of William J. Rolins (Rollins) & Parley Sweeney. Wife of Robert L. 'Fergerson'. Mrs. Charley Hunt, Eminence, informant. She married Unknown Murphy ca. 1910; daughter Opal Murphy (m. Sterling Alva Ferguson). She married Robert L. Ferguson 16 Dec. 1916. Daughters Helen B. (m. Charles M. Hunt) & Ruby Lee Ferguson (m. Denver McCabe). Robert Lee Ferguson was married to Martha Elizabeth 'Betty' Hart ca. 1905 and had three children: Daisy Pearl (m. Walter William Mooney); Elva Oma (m. Mark Merida Johnson) & Buddie Ferguson, died in infancy.

 

Ferguson, Walker Holmes      Apr. 17, 1892 - Jan. 3, 1956.     Son of James Carter Ferguson & Nancy Holmes. Married Ethel Spurgeon 05 Apr 1913. Divorced. MO Death Cert.#15234. Bob Ferguson, Eminence, informant.

 

Galbraith, Lucy Dilia Ferguson      May 17, 1880 - Dec. 26, 1941.     Daughter of James C. Ferguson & Nancy Holmes. Married Norman 'Clay' Galbraith 21 Mar 1897 Shannon Co MO. MO Death Cert.#3836: Died in Shannon Co MO. Clay was the son of Thomas A. Galbraith & Mrs. Catherine A. (Sconce - married prev. to John A. Sconce). Clay was born Sep. 13, 1878 and died Nov. 16, 1963. He is buried at New Eminence Cemetery.

 

Galbraith, Dalton  Aug. 29, 1914 - Oct. 27, 1914'     'Son.'     Son of Norman 'Clay' Galbraith & Lucy Dilia Ferguson. MO Death Cert.#37589: Burial at Knuckles Cemetery, Oct. 28, 1914. Informant Clay Galbraith, Gang MO.

 

Galbraith, Elmer      Born & died Oct 1897.    'Son.' 

 

Galbraith, Franklin     Born & died Abt. 1909.    'Son.' 

 

Galbraith, Cara      Born & died Abt. 1902.    'Daughter.'

 

Galbraith, Nova      No Dates.    'Daughter.'  

 

Galbraith, Thomas     No Dates.     'Son.'

NOTE: Their daughter Lydia (b. Dec., 1898) married Noah Washington Harper. Noah is buried at Bunker with his second wife.

NOTE: Galbraith family burials at Nuckols (a/k/a Knuckles) on B Hwy in Reynolds County:

H.      No Other Name.  Only Date 1934. This is a plaque affixed to a stone with just the initial 'H' and the date 1934 above and below.

H.      No Other Name.  1898 - 1948. This is the same type as the previous marker, only the dates different.

 

Hampton, Mural Dwain      Born & Died Apr. 28, 1935.

Harper, Dock G.      Mar. 17, 1902 - Feb. 15, 1935.     Son of William Harper & Freelove Bethina Wolf.

Harper, Larry Dwain      Oct. 4, 1951 - Jan. 4, 1952.     'Baby Boy'

Hart, Edward 'Alonzo'      May 2, 1846 - Feb. 7, 1918.     Son of Charles Elliot Hart & Mary Ellen Blackwell. Married Mary Ann 'Polly' Warren 1868. MO Death Cert.#7486 states date of birth unknown, age about 58 yrs. 6 mos. Father's name unknown to informant Gent Hart, mother (looks like) Paulin Ann Marie. Born TN. Died Blairs Creek. Buried at Knuckles Cemetery. Father of 10 children: George William; William Albert; Lewis G.; Henderson; John Elliot; Lemro; William Oscar; Martha Ellen (m. John Adam Counts); Gentry (m. Mary Magdalene Camden) & Effie Mae (m. William Riley Counts).

 

Hart, Claude      Died Nov. 15, 1927.     'Age 13yrs., 7mo., 1day.'

 

Hart, Gentry      Feb. 17, 1884 - Feb. 19, 1955.     Son of Edward 'Alonzo' Hart & Mary Ann 'Polly' Warren. Married Mary Magdalene Camden 11 Apr 1909 Shannon Co MO. Father of Della, John & Luther Hart.

 

Hart, Infants      No Dates.     Sons of Gentry Hart & Mary Ann 'Polly' Warren.

 

Hart, Infant      No dates.     Son of Gentry Hart & Mary Ann 'Polly' Warren.

 

Hart, John      Born & died 1913.     Son of Gentry Hart & Mary Ann 'Polly' Warren.

 

Hart, Marry Louise      Jan. 27, 1929 - Jan. 28, 1929.      '26 hours old'     Born at Blairs Creek.     Daughter of Charles Hart (Gang, MO) & Myrtle Dyle? (Van Buren MO). Premature (8 mos). Buried at Knuckles Cemetery.

 

Hart, Mary Ann 'Polly' Warren      Oct. 24, 1847 - Nov. 23, 1929.      MO Death Cert.#39376 states age 84 yrs. 11 days. Born Reynolds Co MO, died at Blairs Creek. Daughter of Cass Warren & 'Unknown' McKee. Widow. Buried at Knuckles Cemetery.

 

Hart, 'Pallan' (Pauline Ann Marie) Warren     1849 - Nov. 7, 1929.      Age 84 yrs 11 dys.     Daughter of Cass Warren & Unknown McKee. Widow. Born Reynolds Co MO; died at Blairs Creek Shannon Co MO. Burial Nov. 7, 1929 at Knuckles.

 

NOTE: Hart family graves at Knuckles Cemetery on Hwy B in Reynolds County: 

HUSBAND & WIFE:
Hart, Carrie 'Ann' Bowman    May 9, 1853 - Oct. 15, 1938.     Killed in a car wreck. Burial Oct 16, 1938 at Knuckles.
Hart, Louis (Lewis)      1847 - 1920.

 

Hart, Unknown    1901 - 1904.     'Daughter of L & A.' 

 

Hart, Virginia Maude   1917 - 1918.     (small wooden cross)

Hart, William Oscar    Sep. 2, 1879 - 1944.     (small wooden cross)     Son of Edward Alonzo Hart & Mary Ann 'Polly' Warren.

 

Holmes, J. O.   No dates.      'Aged 2 yrs.'

Holmes, Mary E.      May 27, 1836 - Jan. 16, 1862.     First wife of James W. Holmes, Sr.

Holmes, Martha     1862 - 1873.     Daughter of James W. Holmes, Jr. & Mary E. Unknown.

Jackson, Lucy Jane     Apr. 20, 1867 - Jan. 25, 1847.     Daughter of James McFarland & Catherine Phipps. Born Indiana. Wife of Walter Jackson. Buried at Knuckles Cemetery. MO Death Cert.#12109.

Jeremiah, Vincent Carr     Jul. 2, 1939 - Jul. 5, 1939.     Died Shannon Co MO. MO Death Cert.#26995.

Kennedy, Ella Mooney     Oct. 15, 1897 - Jul. 8, 1923.     'Daughter.'

Lewis, Bobby A.     Apr. 9, 1916 - Sep. 17, 2000.

Martin, Jerry L.     Aug. 30, 1938 - Sep. 16, 1992.     (Double stone, one side blank)

Martin, Kathern Sue     Jul. 18, 1944 - Sep. 27, 1979.

McCabe, Ruby L. Ferguson     Jul. 15, 1919 - Sep. 29, 1945.     Died Shannon Co MO. Daughter of Robert Lee Ferguson (Midridge MO) & Byrtle Rollins (Belleview MO). Wife of Denver McCabe.

DOUBLE: Married December 26, 1921
Mooney, Daisy Pearl Ferguson     Aug. 10, 1907 - Mar. 11, 1989.     Born Blairs Creek, Shannon Co MO; died Ellington, Reynolds Co MO. Daughter of Robert and Betty Hart Ferguson.
Mooney, Walter William     Mar. 15, 1902 - Dec. 1, 1991.     Parents of Harold Mooney, Beulah Cowen, Doyle Mooney, Gene Mooney, (d. 1957), Glenda Thomas, Kenneth Mooney, Ruth Slayton, (d. Jan. 3, 1986), Jim Mooney, Hazel Turner, Rose Patterson, Tom Mooney, Betty Pitts and Bob Mooney.

 

Mooney, Dorris L.     Dec. 13, 1936 - Nov. 25, 2004.

 

Mooney, Doyle     Oct. 12, 1925 - Mar. 30, 2005.     SSDI     Died at Ellington Reynolds co MO. (Findagrave: 1926 - 2005 FHM)

 

Mooney, Harold Lee     Oct. 7, 1922 - Jan. 17, 2001.     'SMSGT US Air Force WWII Korea Vietnam.'

 

Mooney, Infant     Died Mar., 1956.     Son of James Mooney (FHM)

 

Mooney, Jewel Lee     May 1, 1921 - Sep. 5, 1947.     Death Certificate     Newspaper Article 1, 2

 

Mooney, Kenneth Ray     Feb. 25, 1933 - Oct. 27, 1994.     'US Army - Korea.

 

Mooney, Leonard B.     Oct. 15, 1909 - Jan. 20, 1928.     'Son.'     Son of P. R. Mooney & Nancy Sanders. MO Death Cert.#3706

 

Mooney, P. R.     Apr. 6, 1868 - Aug. 3, 1944.     'Husband.'     Husband of Nancy Sanders. Born Ohio. (Nancy born Centerville Reynolds Co MO).

 

Nash, Andrew     Only Date Born 1864.

 

Nash, 'Grandma'     No dates. No Other Name.

 

Nash, James R.     May 6, 1883 (or 1885) - Aug. 8, 1947.     'Father.'     MO Death Cert.#24803 states year of birth 1885 and date of death Aug. 5, 1947. Son of Andrew Nash. Wife 'Hasty Nash', age 53. Residence Saco, near Fredericktown MO. Bled to death from cut on leg caused by mowing machine.

 

Nash, Mary Ann     Only Date Born 1872.

 

Newsome, Billy Gene, Sr.     Oct. 1, 1926 - Jan. 24, 1997.     'BTG 2 US Navy World War II Korea.'

 

Newsome, Billy Gene, Jr.     Jul. 16, 1953 - Jun. 9, 1998.     'Pvt US Marine Corps.'

 

Parks, Virgie     May 16, 1908 - Sep. 5, 1932.

 

Patterson, William Paul     Feb. 1, 1930 - Jun. 21, 1978.     'Cpl. US Army, Korea.'

 

HUSBAND & WIFE:
Pearce, Frank Perce     Apr. 7, 1907 - Jan. 31, 1992.     'Father of Valerie Mooney'.
Pearce, Phyllis Mable     Apr. 8, 1910 d. May 12, 2001.

 

Pogue, Infant      No dates. Infant Son of Tom Pogue.

 

HUSBAND & WIFE:
Pogue, Hanna Adeline Voyles     Jan. 12, 1867 - Mar. 25, 1956.     Daughter of Nicholas Voyles & Debbie Nicholson. Widow. Born Greene Co IL; died Eminence Shannon Co MO. MO Death Cert.#15236; informant Dave Pogue.
Pogue, Isaac Lee     Abt. 1865 - Feb. 5, 1945.     Son of Loc (or Lac) Pogue & Louise Flowers. Residence Owl's Bend. MO Death Cert.#7330; informant Dave Pogue, Owl's Bend.

 

Randolph, Marion Granville     No dates.     Abt. 1885 - Abt. 29 May 1923.     MO Death Cert.#17875.    Son of Andrew J. Randolph ('Canetucky') and Amanda E. Moses ('Canetucky') Widower of Gemima Camden. Occupation Photographer.  Died at Blairs Creek Shannon Co MO. Informant Otho Dillard, Gang, MO. Burial May 30, 1923.

 

Smith, Infant      Born & Died 1918.    Son of Charles Smith & Daisy Mooney.

 

Smith, Charles Kenneth     Jul. 1, 1923 - Jul. 7, 1923.     Son of Charles Smith & Daisy Mooney. (FHM) MO Death Cert.#23219.

 

Thomas, Clela Phillips     Nov. 2, 1911 - Apr. 2, 1934.

 

Thomas, John W.     Jul. 5, 1930 - Jun. 14, 1990.     'S/Sgt. Us Army, Korea - Vietnam.'

 

West, Edward     Jan. 5, 1882 - Dec. 1, 1915.

 

Williams, Chilton L.     Mar. 8, 1935 - May 4, 1935.

 

Williams, Curtis Lee     Apr. 3, 1919 - Mar. 8, 1920.     Son of Cora Williams Galbraith Cook.

 

Williams, Edward B. 'Brooks'     Jul. 3, 1857 - Jun. 27, 1930.     'Father.'     Born in South Carolina. Merchant. Son of Daniel Maxey Williams & Mary Ann Clementine Foster (SC).  Husband of Eveline Counts.  MO Death Cert.#21612. 

 

Williams, Eveline     Dec. 25, 1856 - May 8, 1943.     'Mother.'

 

Williams, Freda Pearl     Jul. 16, 1928 - Sep. 9, 1931.

 

Williams, Jewell     Nov. 4, 1930 - May 3, 1932.    Daughter of Brooks Williams (son of Charles Lafayette Williams (born 5/4/1868) & Paralee Bunch. MO Death Cert.#18398. Ralph Williams, Bunker MO, informant. NOTE: This Brooks was always referred to in the family as 'Little Brooks' to distinguish him from his uncle Edward Brooks, brother to Charles Lafayette.

 

Williams, Leona B.     Jan. 1, 1865 - Feb. 12, 1931.     Wife of Unknown Renfro(w). Wife of Charles Williams. Informant Robert Williams. MO Death Cert.#8461 states burial at Conway Cemetery.

 

Wilson, Judy Pauline      Nov. 11, 1950 - May 14, 1953.     Daughter of Roy Wilson & Grace Bell. Born Blairs Creek, died Ironton Iron Co MO, of arsenic poisoning. (Child drank rat poison). MO Death Cert.#17876.




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