IOWA CEMETERIES, KEOKUK COUNTY

LANCASTER (EAST, WEST) TOWNSHIP

DOGGETT CEMETERY

East Lancaster Township
21-75-11

Location:

Doggett Cemetery is located southeast of Sigourney about 7½ miles. It may be reached by driving south of Sigourney on Highway 149 to the first cross road turning east after crossing the North Skunk RiverBridge. Continue east 3 miles, then south 1/2 mile, then east 1/2 mile. The cemetery is located on the north side of the road.

Physical Features:

The cemetery is practically level with a slight slope to the west. There are about six trees in the cemetery and three hickory trees at the south fence line. The cemetery is well-fenced with a chain gate and is well-mowed and cared for with care provided by the township. There is a small brick structure for storing the maintenance tools.

            Doggett Cemetery

(Picture is taken from west toward east)


Land Description:

On May 26, 1874, Catherine Doggett deeded for $3.00 the following described land to the Township Trustees of Lancaster Township: Commencing at the 1/2 mile stake on the section line dividing Sections 28 and 21, running East 16 rods, thence North 10 rods, thence West 16 rods, thence South 10 rods to the place of beginning containing one acre, the same being a part of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 21, Township 75 North, Range 11 West of the 5th P.M. The above described premises to be used as a public cemetery or burying ground. This deed is recorded in Deed Record Y, page 230, filing date May 26, 1874.

On October 6, 1874, Catherine Doggett deeded for $2.00 the following described real estate to the Township Trustees of Lancaster Township: Commencing at a point 16 rods East of the Southwest corner of the Southeast Quarter of Section 21, Town­ship 75 North, Range 11 West of the 5th P.M., and running East on the section line 8 rods, thence North 10 rods, thence West 8 rods, thence South 10 rods, to the place of beginning, containing one-half acre, the same to be used as cemetery or burying ground. This deed was recorded October 12, 1874 , in Deed Record Y, page 377.

History:

There is no special history connected with this cemetery that could be learned. It is a public cemetery, but largely a neighborhood cemetery.

Plat:

There seems to be no plat for the cemetery; at least none could be located.

Headstones:

Note: Because no plat was available to follow, the headstones in the Doggett Cemetery were read from south to north, beginning on the west side of the burial ground. V in the margin before a name designates a veteran. M in the margin before a name designates that there is no stone, but a funeral home metal marker. No attempt was made to estimate the number of vacant spaces in the rows between the headstones road. Those spaces may represent unused burial plots or burials without headstones.

Row 1

Cecil L. Paxton, 1893-1967

Arthur Paxton, 1883-1962

M–(Identification not there; letters gone)

M–Mary Ann Paxton, 1857-1932

(Note: Here is a small cement slab. No identification on it)

L. B., dau. of H, and E. Key, d. June 18, 1872, age 4 yrs. 6 mos. 18 das.

James S., son of H. and H Key, d. Aug. 1, 1872, age 2 yrs. 4 mos. 2 das.

Row 2

Manison, son of B. C. and E. Moore, d. Feb. 27, 1871, age (Note: year not readable. 72 or 12) 6 mos. 5 das.

John W. Moore, d. Sept. 16, 1862, age 21 yrs. 8 mos. 16 das.

B. C. Moore, d. Dec. 31, 1890, age 74 yrs. 2 mos. 6 das.

Myrtle F., dau.of J. H. and Julia Heckman, b. Jan. 8, 1889 d. July 24, 1903

Julia E. Heckman, b. Nov. 16, 1842; d. Nov. 17, 1924

J. Henry Heckman, b. Feb. 27, 1847; d. June 30, 1929

Margaret J. Grover Scott, 1908-1940

Carrie Mae Bales, b. Aug. 1, 1881; d. March 3, 1952

Charles Edward, infant son of Albert and Bonnie Grover, Oct. 23-25, 1954

V–Albert E. Grover, b. June 8, 1912; d. May 29, 1959. Iowa P.F.C. U.S. Army World War II

Row 3

(Cement marker—no identification. This likely was a homemade marker with a plaque that became detached)

Francis M., son of J. H. Fisher, d. April 2, 1875; age 18 yrs. 6 mos. 26 dos. (Francis' slab was lying flat on           ground)

Mary L., dau. of E. M. and E. A. Martin, d. August 3, 1859, age 1 yr. 9 mos. 6 das

B. C. Reynolds, b. July 19, 1819; no death date given.

Sarah, wife of B. C. Reynolds, b. March 31, 1820; d. Nov. 30, 1903.

Nancy, wife of Jacob Bower, d. May 29; 1863; age 73 yrs.

(Cement marker—no identification)

(Cement marker—no identification)

(Cement marker—no identification)

(Cement marker—no identification)

Row 4

Mary, wife of G. Irwin, d. Aug. 21, 1851; age 38 yrs, 6 mos. 6 das.

Hannah E. J., dau. of T. R. and H. D. Eckley, b. July 20, 1853; d. Dec. 19, 1854

Honor D., wife of T. R. Eckley, b. in Washington, Ohio, Sept. 29, 1829; d. Oct. 5, 1879

Henry C., son of T. R. and H. D. Eckley, b. Mar. 12, 1858 d. (can't read)

Rosa A., Dau. of T. R. and H. D. Eckley, b. (can't read) 1860; d. Sept. 26, 1861

Clara, dau. of T. R. and H. D. Eckley, b. dune 20, 1865; d. Aug. 22, 1867

Louisa S., dau. of J. and R. Martin, d. April 24, 1856; age 16 yrs.6 mos. 1 da.

(Stone here can't be read)

Rebecca, wife of Rev. Joseph Martin, d. Nov. 7, 1858; age 51 yrs. 10 mos. 7 das.

V–Joseph L. Martin, b. Dec. 6, 1842; d. Jan 16, 1963. Co. K 8 Rgt. Iowa Inf.

Joseph Martin, b. April 10, 1803; d. Sept. 21, 1892

Mary B., wife of Rev. J. Martin, d. June 14, 1885; age 77 yrs. 10 mos.

Row 5

Dr. J. N. Little, son of David and Nancy Little, b. Aug. 5, 1815; d. Aug. 2, 1854; age 38 yrs. 11 mos. 28 das.

Row 6

Lucy J., dau. of E. and E. Bryant, d. Dec, 20, 1857; age 1 yr. 9 mos. 17 das.

Peter Bryant, d. Feb. 14, 1866 age 21 yrs. 1 mo. 21 das.

William, son of W. and M. Groves, d. Oct. 5, 1855; age 13 yrs. 5 mos. 8 das.

Row 7

Infant son of B. G. and E. Moore, d. Jan. 29, 1855; age 6 das.

Lucretia Jacobs Gilliland, wife of John Gilliland, b. Mar. 31, 1826 d. Feb. 6, 1868

(Small slab even with ground; no identification)

Mary J. Gilliland, 1849-1888

Marcellous M. Gilliland, 1849-1913

Row 8

Virginia, dau. of J. and N. Gilliland, d. Feb. 6, 1857; age 6 yrs. 7 mos. 25 das.

Jacob Gilliland, d. Aug. 30, 1854; age 33 yrs. 8 mos. 9 das.

James Gileland, d. May 21, 1854; age 70 yrs. 9 mos. 2 das.

Row 9

Harriet, dau. of D. and S. Burkhart, d. March 15, 1853; age 2 yrs. 3 mos. 6 das.

Francis L., son of C. and S. Burkhart, d. Mar. 29, 1853; age 3 yrs. 5 mos. 4 das.

Elizabeth M., wife of H. Rineley, d. Mar. 26, 1857; age 27 yrs. 5 mos. 20 das.

Row 10

James, son of J. and M. Collings, d. July 10, 1846; age 7 mos. 10 das.

James H., son of A. Tomblinson (drowned), d. (Month not readable—could be October or December) 23, 1866;           age 18 yrs. 9 mos. 20 das.

Olive, dau.of J. and M. McGrew, d. Aug. 20, 1897; age 25 yrs. 2 mos. 7 das.

Margaret Milligan McGrew, d. 1871.

Wm. W. McGrew, d. Aug. 7, 1854; age 58 yrs. 3 mos. 12 das.

Archabald, son of Wm. W. and M. McGrew, d. Feb. 5, 1853; age 20 yrs, 4 mos. 23 das.

Margaret J., dau. of Wm. W. and M. McGrew, d. Dec. 27, 1852 age 11 yrs. 9 mos. 6 das.

Louisa, dau.of J. and M. E. McGrew, d. Oct. 6, 1852 age 1 yr. 9 mos. 24 das.

Lafayette, son of J. and M. E. McGrew, d. Aug. 25, 1854; age 1 yr. 1 mo. 22 das.

Infant son of L. and M. McGrew, d. Oct. 7, 1868

William E., son of L. and M. McGrew, d. Mar. 13, 1870 (?); age 1 yr. 1 mo.

Row 11

Susan Sarah Doggett, d. Dec. 6, 1900, age 30 yrs, 5 mos. 24 das.

A. J. Doggett, b. Jan. 29, 1829; d. Jan 29, 1899

Mary E. Doggett, wife of A. J. Doggett, d. May 8, 1890; age 57 yrs. 3 mos.27 das.

Albert, son of A. and M. Doggett, d. Oct. 24, 1855; age 1 yr. 8 mos. 9 das.

Theodore, son of A. and M. Doggett, d. Aug. 25, 1862; age 1 yr. 11 mos. 19 das.

Arnold, son of A. J. and M. Doggett, d. Sept. 16, 1866; age 1 yr. 3 mos.

Varina D., dau.of E. and A. Sherlock; d. Nov. 8, 1873 age 1 yr. 5 mos. 24 das.

Dr. P. Sherlock, b. Mar. 10, 1845; d. Aug. 19, 1933

V–Lt. Hubert L. Ruggles, 1922-1944

Row 12

Christian B., son of A. and J. Majors; d. May 12, 1872; age 10 mos. 2 das.

Charlie E., son of J. and M. M. McGrew, d. Aug. 25, 1870; age 1 yr. 3 mos.

Charles A. McGrew, d. June 18, 1872; age 1 yr. 10 mos. 11 das.

Ida Mae Jackson Doggett, wife of Eugene G. Doggett, 1873-1966

Eugene Doggett, b. Dec. 1855; d. Apr. 17, 1932

S. R. Myers, wife of E. G. Doggett, b. Feb. 11, 1852; d. May 16, 1887

James Gilliland, b. Apr. 14, 1835; d. May 19, 1906

Amanda, wife of James Gilliland, b. Jan. 5, 1842; d. May 20, 1908

Charles Gilliland, b. Dec. 25, 1860; d. June 29, 1910

Maggie Gilliland, b. Feb. 12, 1865; d. Sept. 3, 1866

Presley Doggett, d. June 14, 1872; age 63 yrs. 9 mos. 20 das.

Catharine Doggett, b. Dec. 5, 1805; d. Dec. 3, 18 (broken piece; can't read year)

Row 13

Asa B. Carlisle, b. Nov. 22, 1859; d. Apr. 5, 1947

Kathrine Carlisle, b. Jan 8, 1862; d. June 29, 1917

Row 14

Lucy Carson Randall, wife of A. Randall; b. Oct. 14, 1851 d. Jan. 20, 1908

Bertha E., dau.of J. R. and M. C. Carson; d. Sept. 20, 1876 age 1 yr. 9 mos. 11 das.

Infant son of J. R. and M. C. Carson; d. Sept. 30, 1872; age 2 weeks

Infant daughter of J. R. and M. C. Carson; d. Dec. 18, 1873

Cyrus Carson; d. Feb. 11, 1876; age 68 yrs. 10 mos. 27 das.

Bowater Carson, b. Feb. 27, 1841; d. Nov. 5, 1861; age 20 yrs. 8 mos. 8 das.

Cynthia Carson, d. Jan 28, 1894; age 72 yrs. 8 mos. 12 das.

John H. Ruggles, b. Sept. 26, 1855; d. Dec. 18, 1947

Theodosia Ruggles, b. July 18, 1858 d. Aug. 18, 1938

Eleson Ruggles, son of J. H. and T. Ruggles, d. Sept. 11, 1884; age 3 yrs. 4 mos. 6 das.

Clara B., dau. of J. H. and T. Ruggles, d. Mar. 4, 1890; age 5 yrs. 1 mo. 17 das.

Row 15

Malcolm Arthur, b. Apr. 19, 1835 d. May 5, 1905

Martha Arthur, b. Aug. 8, 1837 d. Aug. 6, 1908

John C. Arthur, 1868-1930

Frank A. Klein, b. Apr. 6, 1875; d. Apr. 20, 1922

George P. Klein, b. Nov. 18, 1873; d. Mar. 22, 1908

Mary Jacques Klein, 1855-1911

Michael Klein, 1845-1925

Vern Jacques Klein, b. Mar. 12, 1903; d. Dec. 8, 1915

Mike J. Klein, b. Mar. 4, 1879; d. May 30, 1922

Maggie Klein Mewes, b. Sept. 4, 1890; d. June 7, 1953

Herman W. Mewes, b. Jan. 26, 1887; d. Feb. 2, 1952

V–Steven L. Chrisman, b. June 24, 1947; d. Dec. 29, 1970; Viet Nam Veteran

Allan R. Chrisman, b. Mar. 6, 1913 (living)

Ruth K. Chrisman, b. Feb. 13, 1919 (living)

Row 16

Lizzie Brass, 1876-1902

Geo. S. Clingan, d. Feb. 10, 1897 age 78 yrs. 11 mos. 22 das.

Margaret Archer Clingan, wife of G. S. Clingan, d. Nov. 9, 1904; age 80 yrs. 5 mos. 24 das.

Frederick Hahn, 1858-1926

Matilda J. Hahn, 1870-1948

Sarah, wife of Frederic Hahn, d. Aug. 26, 1889; age 25 yrs. 9 mos.

Victor, son of Frederic and Sarah Hahn; d. May 3, 1889; aged 5 mos. 3 das.

Mary E., dau. of Fred and Tilda J. Hahn; d. May 4, 1899 age 4 yrs. 2 mos.2 das.

Raymond, son of Geo. and E. C. Blattner, d. May 21, 1900; age 10 mos. 6 das.

George Blattner, 1859-1946

Catherine Blattner, 1867-1948

(Here is a roadway from north to south)

Row 17

Louisa Bott, 1851-1909

John Bott, 1851-1914

(Note: Area in this spot looks as though a grave were here because ground is settled, but there is no marker or           stone)

Louisa Coodno Lane, 1839-1916

Amos McGrew, 1866-1943

Olive McGrew, 1875-(no death date)

M–Paul A. McGrew, 1911-1973

Lillie Cochrane, 1849-1933

V–Andrew J. Cochrane, 1840-1915. Private Co. D. 36 Rdg. Iowa Inf.

Larry Joe Hoffman, b. Oct. 16, 1935; d. July 3, 1956

Row 18

M–(Marker corroded; cannot read)

Catherine Ash, 1855-1937

John A. Clingan, 1896-1956

Blanch Clingan, 1905; (living)

Alvin M. Clingan, Dec. 1, 1847; d. Mar. 29, 1936

Louisa Clingan, b. June 8, 1857; d. Dec. 15, 1927

Elma M. Moore, 1905-1929

Ralph E. Moore, 1901-1943

Leo H. Kensler, 1914-1928

Row 19

(Cement slab base; no identification and no top portion)

S. Edward Blattner, 1896; (living)

Blanch Blattner, 1895-1955

Darrel E. Blattner, b. Nov. 8, 1919; d. Nov. 13, 1919

Todd Franklin Moore; b. May 25, 1965; d. Nov. 7, 1967

Ralph Frank Moore, 1934-1953

John F. Schimmelpfennig, b. Dec. 7, 1894; d. Sept. 28, 1959

Elsie E. Schimmelpfennig, b. July 22, 1897; d. Oct. 13, 1969

Edrie Barr Doggett, wife of Wesley J. Doggett, 1911-1966

Row 20

(Base; no stone or identification)

Mary Ruth, dau. of L. W. and V. M. Pilcher, b. May 24, 1954; d. Jan. 8, 1960

V–Wm. Martin Clingan, 1892-1967 Iowa LMNA USNRF WW I, b. Nov. 24, 1892; d. Feb. 16, 1967

Elsie L. Clingan, 1903; (living)

Row 21

Charles A. Ash, b. Oct. 27, 1902; d. Feb. 22, 1966

Alice M. Ash, b. Aug. 27, 1909 d. Mar. 16, 1964

M–Ailcie Ash, 1885-1966

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