Photo: Herb Price

Gallaher Cemetery has been designated a Pioneer Cemetery by the Des Moines County Pioneer Cemetery Commission.

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(aka Gallagher Cemetery or Fleenor Cemetery)

This cemetery is the resting place of George Gallaher who died April 10, 1842, age 41y 5m 22d. The photo of his gravestone isn't clear enough to read, but a plaque later attached to it is. "The name on this stone was misspelled in 1842 and should have been spelled 'Gallaher.' The Ben Gallaher Family Reunion July 1993."

This list is based on the reading available at the Burlington library and was transcribed by Karen Davis McAtlin and edited by Richard Harrison.






GallaherGeorge 10 Apr 184241y 5m 22d 
SmithAbraham 10 Jun 186557y 1m 24d 
SmithInfant 1842 Dau of B. M. & M. M. Smith
ObermanJohn 24 Sep 188162y 
ObermanAlpha S. 3 Oct 18661y 1mSon of J. & M.
PortlockDavid L. 9 Sep 186561y 1m 18d 
PortlockMilton M. 24 May 185112yChild of D. L. & S. Portlock
PortlockMunroe M. 14 Aug 184711y 3m 10dChild of D. L. & S. Portlock
FleenorIsaac 26 Jul 184151y 
FleenorGeorge 7 Apr 18556d 
FleenorMary Smith1 Sep 18101842 Wife of Thompson
DriskellRobert M. 1856 Son of Wm. B. & M. E.
ZionWilliam 24 Jan 18477y 8m 12dSon of John & E.
HaleJane Gardiner 14 Oct 185953y 8m 19dWife of G. Hale
HaleNancy Martha 6 Dec 186627y 14dDau of G. & J. Hale
HaleDaraxa D. 26 Feb 1844 Dau of G. & J. Hale
HaleGardner (Marian)18321 Sep 185826y 6m 5dSon of G. & J. Hale
HaleInfant   Dau of G. & J. Hale; no dates
HaleInfant29 Aug 184329 Aug 1843 Infant of G. & J. Hale
HaleSarah J. 27 Feb 18447y 7mDau of G. & J. Hale
FleenorWm. P. 1 Mar 18561y 
DavisFrancis L. 12 Jul 18751y 7mSon of D. T. & J. I.
DavisSarah I. 3 Sep 18653y 7m 10dDau of D. L. & L.
PortlockSarah Lyons8 Apr 180926 Aug 1885 Wife of David L. Maiden name supplied by Jean Hale.
ShelledyJames E. 5 Oct 187352y 3m 7d 
ShelledySarah   Wife; no dates
ZionLydia J(ane) 30 Sep 18521y 6m 13dDau of A. & E.
Jacob C(icero) 3 Dec
1ySon of A. & E.
Lydia and Jacob share a stone. Her information is at the top and below it the word "also" and "Jacob C. Zion." Any other information about Jacob is below the soil line. Based on the photo and additional information available at Find-a-Grave, Jacob Zion was born 5 Sep 1852 and died 5 Dec 1853.
ZionMillie P. 20 Feb 187313y 5m 4d 
Burials without stones in Gallaher Cemetery
PortlockMary Ann18271851 Wife of Hiram. Supplied by Mrs. Carol Westland of Omaha, Nebr.
I believe this entry is in error and should be for Mary Ann Portlock Fleenor, wife of Hiram Fleenor, 17 May 1827–1854. They were married in Des Moines Co. and appear in the census records. I found no records of a Hiram Portlock with a wife, Mary Ann. RH
HaleGardner30 Aug 179512 Jan 1888 Supplied by Mrs. Jean Hale of Denmark, Iowa


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