Iowa County Cemetery Stones and History 1844-1975 (manuscript)
by Pauline Lillie
HISTORY by Pauline Lillie p. 1
Dayton 78 Township Range 12, Section 11, two miles west of Millersburg on
Hy. 52 formerly the Diamond Trail, now black topped; Cemetery is on the
north side of the road next to the church and parsonage.
First thing one notices are the flags in the Veteran markers, altho [sic] it
was October most were still flying; Burials were here as early as 1861
and being used to-day. A church well attended and residence is close by.
Behind a large youth camp well equipped, of the church affiliate. These
settlers, many of the descendants still reside in the neighborhood. Very
strong religious congregation.
May have been a deed before the following: Plated and recorded in Book
61, page 439, deeds, Iowa County recorder- description- Irregular survey
of NE NW ¼ Section 11, township 78 range 12. It refers to 21 rods by 8
rods as old cemetery and not broken up again 21 by 4 rods are into 7
small blocks; Plat of E.J. Bairds private cemetery. Dated July 14, 1904
Signed by E.J. and Margaret A. Baird. The complete survey is 59 by 69
rods. There may be other deed or plats later.
In the 1874 Atlas on the E.J. Baird farm p. 37; the 1900 Atlas p, 15 on
the E.J. Baird land, here also is a church; on page 35 of 1915 Atlas is
Church and cemetery on the E.J. Baird Est. north of center of section.
Very well cared for mowed and trimmed, fenced with nice gate. Gravel
drive between the cemetery and church. Most stones were easy to read,
except several very old that were broken. Visited often, as many small
garden plants were on graves when I first came to copy in October 24th,
1975, when I returned later, all were cleaned, mowed again, and leaves
picked up, under the trees. Very pretty,
Remarks - None
Researched by Pauline Lillie- Ladora.