Clarke County, Iowa Cemeteries

Harrison Cemetery

Liberty twp., Sec. 23

This cemetery is located in the northwest quarter of section 23, Liberty township. It is in a field, not visible from the road. To reach this location, starting at the junction of Highway 69 and R59, go south on R59 to the 3rd road and go east on Pacific St. approximately 3.5 miles. At this time (1997), the cemetery is cared for, but is often unaccessible because of crops in the field around it. (See township map.) It was once part of the Eli Harrison farm.

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The Clarke County Genealogical Society compiled this listing of burials by walking the cemetery. This listing is included in their book Clarke Co., IA Cemeteries, vol. 2: The Rural Cemeteries, c. 1997. They still retain copyright to this list. I am grateful to them for sharing this information .

The stones are recorded in the order they are set in the row. They started in the northwest corner and every row of stones was read from the north end to the south end, always working from the western-most row to the east. If the cemetery was divided into sections, each section will start in its northwest corner. The listing is by rows of stones, not by lots. Their intention was to include all the names, dates, places, relationships, military histories and organization memberships that were engraved on the stone. They did not note metal spikes set into the ground, such as GAR markers, as those markers are sometimes moved by mowers, vandals, or children so can't be counted on as an accurate source of information. Space limitations prevented them from including poetry and inspirational notations engraved on the stones.

Each stone is listed with a row-stone number such as 05-03 (the third stone in the fifth row). If there is more than one person named on the same stone, the number is repeated for each one. Words in (parenthesis) are not actually on the stone. Often only given names and dates were engraved on the foot stones next to a large family headstone. They made an effort to determine the surname for those foot stones, based on type of stone and proximity to a family headstone, then put the surname in parenthesis. There is the possibility of error. Also in parenthesis are notations about the condition or location of the stone or additional information about the deceased person taken from the WPA's Graves Registration book.

Underlined words or numbers indicate that the word or number was difficult to read and that they have made a "best guess."


01-01 MARSHALL, James A., son of R. H. & M. M. Marshall d. Jan 31, 1863, age 2y 1m

01-02 (HOPKINS, William, son of J. H. Hopkins Dec 8, 1878 - Nov 28, 1880 WPA said b. 1879 This stone was copied in 1995, but not found in 1996)

01-03 (HOPKINS, Mary, dau of J. H. Sep 6, 1860 - Dec 5, 1880 WPA said Mary G., wf of J. H. This stone was copied in 1995, but not found in 1996)

01-04 BAKER, Jacob Dec 31, 1809 - Jan 14, 1902

01-05 BAKER, George W., son of S. & L. A. Baker d. May 31, 1874, age 1yr 6m

01-06 (rock)

01-07 (rock)


02-01 ARNETT, Sarah, dau of T. & L. Arnett d. Jun 14, 1861, age 7y 8m 6d

02-02 ARNETT, Clearisa A. J., dau og T. & L. Arnett d. Dec 5, 1858, age 7im 22d

02-03 ASHBY, Mary S. F., dau of M. & M. Ashby d. Feb 4, 1858, age 7m 17d

02-04 ASHBY, Elizabeth H., dau of M. & M. Ashby d. Aug 27, 1865, age 3y 10d

02-05 ASHBY, Minnie, dau of M. & M. Ashby d. Oct 22, 1872, age 2y 5m 20d

02-06 ASHBY, Ella 1865-1879

02-06 ASHBY, Willie 1873-1882

02-07 CRAWFORD, John Dicken's Co. VA Inf. War 1812

02-08 DANNER, Amilea, dau of A. B. & M. J. Danner d. Nov 30, 1860, age 6y (Age partially covered by cement; WPA said age 6y 4m 10d)

02-09 DANNER, Simpson, son of A. B. & M.J. Danner d. Oct 24, 1860, age 6y (WPA said Simpson age 6y 6m 5d)

02-10 DANNER, Alice C., dau of A. B. & M.J. Danner d. Nov 17, 1860 (WPA said d. age 1y 3m 22d)

02-11 ASHBY, Susan, wife of M. Ashby d. Feb 17, 1892, age 89y 1m 9d

02-12 ASHBY, Milton d. Mar 29, 1882, age 80y 3m 18d

02-13 SPENCER, Margaret d. May 4, 1871, age 23y 10m 16d


03-01 PARRISH, John M. Co. B 18 Iowa Inf.

03-02 PARRISH, Jerusha A., dau of N. & Z. Parrish d. Feb 9, 1863, age 1y 11m 1d

03-03 ASHBY, Susan Ella B., dau of J. A. & L. J. Ashby d. Dec 7, 1865, age 6y 4m 18d

03-04 CRUMRINE, Mary B., dau of J. & E. Crumrine d. Jul 29, 1863, age 9m 26d

03-05 PARRISH, Abel, husb of B. Parrish d. Jan 5, 1857, age 50y 6m12d

03-06 ASHBY, Marseles, son of M. & S. Ashby d. Oct 10, 1857, age 10y 9m 5d

03-07 MOSSBARGER, Sarah F., dau of G.W. & L. d. Dec 27, 1857, age 3y 10m 11d

03-08 ASHBY, Hiram A., son of M.A. & E. L. Ashby d. Feb 10, 1868 (age hidden in cement now, 1995 reader saw age 7m)

03-09 (Rock)

03-10 MIKESELL, Malinda, wf of J. d. Mar 5, 1870, age 38y 3m 24d

03-11 MOSSBARGER, Susan E., dau of G. W. & L. Mossbarger d. Feb 18, 1872, age 15y 5m

03-12 MOSSBARGER, Mary L., dau of G.W. & L. Mossbarger d. May 20, 1874, age 4y 5m 25d

03-13 BARBER, Francis M., son of C. B. & N. J. Barber d. Apr 29, 1876, age 2y 4m 18d


04-01 PARRISH, Noah 1872-1948

04-02 Father

04-03 PARRISH, Noah 1870-1901

04-03 PARRISH, Zelma, his wf 1842-1880

04-04 (PARRISH), Thomas

04-05 (PARRISH), Annetty

04-06 Mother

04-07 (PARRISH), Arlando

04-08 BAKER, Nancy HARRISON, wf of C. Baker 1866-1917

04-09 HARRISON, Eli M. 1832-1869

04-10 SLAVENS, Nancy H. TIBERCHIEN, wf of H. Slavens 1833-1859

04-11 HARRISON, Everet K., son of F. M. & S. M. Harrison 1860-1862

04-12 HARRISON, John W., son of F. M. & S. M. Harrison 1863-1866

04-13 Mother

04-14 HARRISON, F. M. 1834-1923

04-14 HARRISON, Sarah M. 1840-1868 Wife

04-15 Father

04-16 HARRISON, Robert P., son of F. M. & E. Harrison 1880-1903 Co. H 50 IA (Masonic & IOOF emblems)

04-17 HARRISON, Elizabeth 1849-1939 Mother

04-18 HARRISON, Eli d. Mar 14, 1872, age 79y 7m 7d

04-19 HARRISON, Nancy d. May 19, 1883, age 89y 8m 15d

04-20 HOLT, Harley 1887-1890

04-21 HOLT, Delcena 1864-1937 Mother

04-22 HOLT, Starling 1860-1945 Father


05-01 BENN, Lemuel C., husb of Margaret M. Benn d. Aug 28, 1871, age 25y 10m 16d

05-02 (Rock)

05-03 (Rock)

05-04 KERR, Cordell d. Jan 11, 1872, age 20d

05-04 KERR, Corwan d. Jan 7, 1871, age 3d

Children of J. C. & T. A. Kerr

05-05 HARRISON, W. Jefferson, son of T. V. & F. A. Harrison d. Sep 20, 1863, age 7y 3m 12d

05-06 Mother

05-07 HARRISON, Frances A., wf of T. V. Harrison Aug 18, 1825 - May 10, 1892

05-07 HARRISON, Thompson V. Oct 14, 1819 - Jan 11, 1901

05-08 Father

05-09 HARRISON, Infant son of Eli & L. A. Harrison d. Jan 22, 1893

05-10 Mother

05-11 HARRISON, Eli A. 1854-1917

05-11 HARRISON, Lucetta A. wife 1865-1951

05-12 Father

05-13 McLAUGHLIN, Jesse, son of H. & M. McLaughlin d. Jul 2, 1884, age 6y 1d


06-01 SMITH, Glenn Wesley, son of J. N. & S. E. Smith d. Dec 11, 1891, age 1y 6m 8d

06-02 GOBEN, George W., son of George & E. Goben d. Jan 19, 1875, age 4y 4m 20d

06-03 (Rock)

06-04 (Rock)

06-05 GOBEN, William M., son of J. F. & S. L. Goben d. Oct 24, 1874, age 1y 11m 1d

06-06 GOBEN, Fielden L., husband of Mary Goben d. Nov 26, 1866, age 53y 11m 29d

06-07 BEAL, George, husb of Elizabeth Beal d. Feb 20, 1888, age 78y 8m 26d



The WPA also listed the following gravestone that were not found at this time.

ASHBY, James M., son of J. A. & L. J. d. Mar 5, 1856, age 5d


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