Friendship Cemetery
aka Kilpatrick Cemetery

Jefferson Co Nebraska

  
August 2008, tall grass

  
November 2008 & January 2009

  
Fence damage, Pheasant stone down in left photo

Friendship aka Kilpatrick Cemetery is located in Section 24, Plymouth Precinct. From Fairbury go east on Hwy 136 about 2 miles past Harbine. Turn north on 581st Avenue and travel north approx. 5 1/2 miles. Or from Plymouth, go east on Hwy 4 about 2 1/2 miles, then south on 581st Ave 1 mile. The cemetery sits on the northeast corner of the intersection of 581st Ave & 722nd Road, and is directly north of the Zion Lutheran cemetery.

This cemetery is in poor condition. During my first visit in August 2008, the grass was so tall and thick that very few stones were visible from the road. When I next visited in November 2008, the grass was cut, but there were tire tracks leading off the road, through the ditch, and through the metal fence in the northwest corner of the cemetery. Unfortunately, at least one stone was knocked over due to the vehicle that came through the fence. I also discovered many other broken or fallen stones in other parts of the cemetery, some due to age and others due to vandalism. In the southwest corner of the cemetery there is a pile of stones that seem to have been discarded for some reason, but it is likely the graves were moved to Evergreen Home Cemetery. Most look like footstones, but I did find the gravestone for the Kilpatrick children in the pile. Be cautious when visiting as there are many holes and sunken areas, and several stones ready to tip over.

Beatrice Daily Sun, August 4, 1948
40 Years Ago
Kilpatrick Bros. of this city had purchased 12 lots in Evergreen Home and were soon to remove the remains of the late David Kilpatrick, Mrs. Rachel Kilpatrick and other members of the family buried in the Kilpatrick cemetery, and inter them in Evergreen Home.

This is a listing of all stones found in November 2008. Several large stones had been pushed face down, and it was impossible for me to read them. I have matched their position with those listed in the cemetery book and have included information on them from the book. My thanks to Charla Carter for giving permission to use her photos of the Pheasant stones, which were knocked down by the vehicle.

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NAME
BIRTH
DEATH
OTHER INFORMATION
ROW
STONE
unknown     base only, next to Kilpatrick children, possibly Chester & Samuel Kilpatrick 2 1
unknown     base & footstone in hole, next to Ridgley & Bailey, could be Maud Beldin? 1 10
---------, Christie L.?   July 1880 same stone as Ina ----- 4 1
---------, Clara     found on pile, possibly Clara Bailey    
---------, Flora     found on pile, no other Flora listed    
---------, Ina E.   4 Oct 1878 11?y 1m, same stone as Christie ---- 4 1
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Bailey, Arthur F.   19 Feb 1878 3y 3m 16d, son of C.B.B. & L.A. 1 13
Bailey, Charlie B. 1846 1901 same stone as Lydia 1 11
Bailey, Clara E.   28 Aug 1877 10y 8m, same stone as Florence, Hiram & Henry 1 14
Bailey, Florence I.   21 Aug 1877 15y 7m 8d, same stone as Clara, Hiram & Henry 1 14
Bailey, Harry B.   20 Sept 1870 stone sunken, info from cemetery book 1 12
Bailey, Henry   18 Jan 1850 21d, same stone as Florence, Clara & Hiram 1 14
Bailey, Hiram F.   27 Aug 1859 12y 10m 6d, same stone as Florence, Clara & Henry 1 14
Bailey, Lydia Alicia 1857 1940 same stone as Charles 1 11
Beldin, Birtha E.   16 Jan 1878 4y 6m, dau of I.T. & E.A. 4 3
Beldin, Maud E.   6 Jan 1874 3y 4m, dau of I.T. & E.A. 4 2
Brandon, infant   20 July 1897 dau of F & E 6 2
Brink, baby 23 March 1894 24 March 1894 son of G.A .& E.L. 5 3
Brink, Cora   24 May 1882 7y 2m 6d, dau of G.A. & E.L. 5 4
Brink, Elsie L. 16 Jan 1855 16 April 1914 wife of Giles, Obituary 5 2
Brink, Ida   4 Oct 1882 2y 2m 7d, dau of G.A. & E.L. 5 4
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Curtis, Warren B.   16 July 1874 2y 14d, son of A.F. & L.J. 6 6
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Elwood, Ann C   18 Nov 1882 40y, wife of F.M., same stone as Charlie, Roxie, Bennie & Olie 7 4
Elwood, Bennie J.   31 Oct 1882 14y 5m, same stone as Ann, Charlie, Roxie & Olie 7 4
Elwood, Charlie W.   10 Dec 1882 11m 16d, same stone as Ann, Roxie, Bennie & Olie 7 4
Elwood, Edward Y. 25 Aug 1835 6 Sept 1884 same stone as Louisa 1 7
Elwood, Frank H. [Stanbury]   24 Nov 1891 21y 9m, son of Sarah J. 5 12
Elwood, Fredrick M.   11 Oct 1898 61y 1m 1d, Sgt Co H 1st Neb Cav 7 5
Elwood, Louisa 1 Jan 1845 28 April 1915 wife of Edward, same stone, Obituary 1 7
Elwood, Olie   14 Nov 1882 13y 1m, same stone as Ann, Charlie, Roxie & Bennie 7 4
Elwood, Roxie M.   14 Sept 1882 9y 4m, same stone as Ann, Charlie, Bennie & Olie 7 4
Elwood, Sarah Stansbery 6 Feb 1838 18 Feb 1919   5 13
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Francis, Myrtle 7 July 1880 27 July 1880 dau of A.R. & E.A. 3 1
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Humbarger, infant 3 March 18973 weeks, child of Henry, stone not found, info from Obituary  
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Ipson, Otha   8 Sept 1877 3m 6d, son of P & E 4 4
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Kilpatrick, Chester G.   17 Dec 1898 14m, child of Mr & Mrs W.H., stone found on pile, grave was moved to Evergreen Home Cemetery in Beatrice, NE    
Kilpatrick, Earle Judson 6 April 1902 18 April 1904 child of W.J. & D.A., Obituary 2 2
Kilpatrick, Reta Elma 24 Nov 1903 12 Sept 1904 child of W.J. & D.A. 2 2
Kilpatrick, Samuel D.   5 April 1891 no age, child of Mr & Mrs W.H., stone found on pile, grave was moved to Evergreen Home Cemetery in Beatrice, NE    
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Lamb, Isaac 6 July 1831 22 Jan 1905 born Richland Co, OH, Obituary 7 1
Lamb, Isabella 28 March 1832 31 May 1905 born Trumbull Co, OH, Obituary 7 1
Langworthy, Caroline 10 March 1823 27 April 1893 wife of W.O. 6 4
Langworthy, William O.   [31 Dec 1901] stone not found, info from cemetery book & Obituary 6 5?
Leigh, Edna Adelaide 15 May 1894 10 May 1899 5y, Obituary 6&7 5&2
Leigh, Nettie J. 12 Feb 1851 13 May 1908 Mother, Obituary 7 2
Lewis, Abbie 1850 1876   6 3
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Mann, Lafayette   29 Dec 1882 age sunken, son of Wm & Nancy 1 4
Mann, Nancy   19 Feb 1894 55y 11m 1d, wife of Wm. 1 5
Mann, William 12 Feb 1830 29 Aug 1905 75y 6m 17d, Obituary 1 6
Matteson, Nettie 2 March 1874 1 Jan 1921 Obituary 7 3
Misner, John D.   21 Sept 1886 46y 6m 23d 3 2
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Pheasant, Edwin   11 Oct 1898 76y 4m, stone down, same stone as Isabella 1 1
Pheasant, Isabella H.   12 June 1896 70y 11m 24d, wife of Edwin, same stone,stone down 1 2
Pheasant, John L.   1 Nov 1882 son of Edwin & Isabella, stone broken, info from cemetery book 1 3
Potts, Arthur 1809 1867 same stone as Hester, Amelia, Samuel & John 5 11
Potts, Artie [21 Sept 1878] [25 Jan 1888] stone fallen, info from cemetery book 6 1
Potts, Elizabeth [4 July 1844] [5 Jan 1890] stone fallen, info from cemetery book 6 1
Potts, Hester A. 1813 1897 wife of Arthur, same stone as Arthur, Amelia, Samuel & John, Obituary 5 11
Potts, Jonathan J. [5 Oct 1833] [17 Oct 1915] stone fallen, info from cemetery book & Obituary 6 1
Potts, John T. 1885 1968 same stone as Arthur, Hester, Amelia & Samuel 5 11
Potts, Laura L. 26 Oct 1871 10 March 1917 wife of George 7 2
Potts, Samuel H. 1844 1904 son of Arthur & Hester, same stone 5 11
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Ravengraft, John W.   12 July 1890 6m 24d 3 3
Ravengraft, Minerva C.   12 May 1885 29y 7m 10d, wife of J.W. 3 4
Ridgley, George R.   30 April 1890 22y 4m 2d, son of A.J. & M.J. 1 8
Ridgley?, Kattie     next to George's stone, same style 1 9
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Schmidt, John M.   3 Aug 1890 65y 5m 21d 5 1
Smith, Iona   20 June 1903 15y 5m 3d, dau of Alex & Ella, Obituary 4 5
Stanbury, R. [Recompence]   20 Jan 1876 47y 5 14
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Waldren, George F. 22 June? 1887 9 March 1888 son of JW & IM, same stone as Ida 5 5
Waldren, Ida M. 27 April 1863 9 July 1889 wife of J.W., same stone as George 5 6
Wells, Amelia 1842 1870 dau of Arthur & Hester Potts, same stone 5 11
Whittemore, Carrie E. 17 March 1861 28 Sept 1889 wife of Gordon G. 5 8&9
Whittemore, George P. [1810] [1878] stone fallen, info from cemetery book 5 7
Whittemore, Gordon G. 9 July 1851 21 Aug 1900 Obituary 5 9&10
Whittemore, Mary [1831] [1874] stone fallen, info from cemetery book 5 7
Wolf, Fredie   14 Dec? 1882 27d, son of M.F. & Lida 6 7
~ FOOTSTONES ~
A.C.E.     footstone, found on pile, possibly Ann Elwood    
A.P.     footstone, found on pile, possibly Arthur or Artie Potts    
C.M.L.     footstone, found on pile, possibly Caroline Langworthy    
E.B.     footstone, found on pile, possibly Elsie Brink    

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