Ringgold County Courthouse built in 1884
Ringgold County Courthouse built in 1884
Ringgold County Courthouse built in 1884
Ringgold County Courthouse built in 1884
Ringgold County Courthouse built in 1884
 

 What's New

Coordinator Contact

About Us

Return to the Home Page
Contact the Ringgold Cemeteries
Census the Ringgold Counties
 Ringgold County Churches
family pages links to family
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Copyright Statement
History Ringgold County
Ringgold County IAGenWeb History-Biography Project
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Lookups
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Mailing Lists
Ringgold County Maps IAGenWeb Project
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Messageboards
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Military
Ringgold County IAGenWeb News Clippings
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Obituaries
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Penny Post Cards
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Photographs
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Queries
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Resources
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Resources
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Site Map
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Surnames
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Front Porch


This site is supported by
Friends of IAGenWeb
Welcome to Ringgold County IAGenWeb Project
Welcome to Ringgold County IAGenWeb Project
Welcome to Ringgold County IAGenWeb Project

Visit the IAGenWeb Project Website

Visit the USGenWeb Project Website

 

   

powered by FreeFind
 
     

MISCELLANEOUS
RINGGOLD COUNTY INTERMENTS

ringsunset.jpg
Photograph contributor SRB

As with most Iowa counties, some settlements in Ringgold County became ghost towns when they were bypassed by the railroad and rail towns sprang up along the tracks several miles away from what once was a thriving community during Iowa's early pioneer days. Grist mills, saw mills, and other such businesses gradually became obsolete as the rails provided other means of obtaining goods necessary to daily life. Then there was the lure of moving on Westward. As the people pulled up stakes, sold their farms and moved on other settlements were abandoned along with the cemeteries. Listed below are burials that are believed to be in Ringgold County.

INTERMENTS:
ALLOWAY Children
  Alloway Cemetery was located 1/4 mile north and slightly east of the present-day Platte River Cemetery. In the 1920's two small gravestones could be seen along a fence row on the W. H. SHAY farm. But the stones no longer exist, reportedly what did remain were moved by the ALLOWAY family to Platte River Cemetery.

BARKER, Mrs. W. G.
Interment southwest of Redding, Clinton Township, Ringgold County, Iowa
according to WPA records on Charles ADAIR farm in an abandoned cemetery which has been plowed up

FISHER Children
Fisher or Westerfield Cemetery

HATLEY, Mr.
Interment southwest of Redding, Clinton Township, Ringgold County, Iowa
according to WPA records on Charles ADAIR farm in an abandoned cemetery which has been plowed up

IMUS, Florence
Liberty Township, Ringgold County, Iowa

IMUS, Martha
Liberty Township, Ringgold County, Iowa

IMUS Children
Two IMUS children interred close to U.S. Highway 169, Liberty Township, Ringgold County

JACKSON Children
Believed to have been interred in Liberty Township, Ringgold County, Iowa

KEELING, Jim, d. Oct 1872
Interment in Benton Township, Ringgold County, Iowa
WPA states "grave plowed up"
Spelling of last name sometimes KEETIN or KELLING

Lotts Creek Township
Two Civil War soldiers, their gravestones no longer are visible

MERRILL, Will, d. 03 Jul 1884
son of J. T. MERRILL
Interment in the area of the 700 block, east side of North Hayes Street, Mt. Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa

MITCHELL, Elizabeth (TARGET)
wife of Ira MITCHELL
Fisher or Westerfield Cemetery, believed to be located near a pioneer trail on the way to Mormantown, a settlement which is present-day Blockton, Taylor County, Iowa
WPA records list interment on Fisher Farm in a family cemetery

MONROE TOWNSHIP
Several pioneer emigrants interred in this township, including:

POOR, Amanda, d. 1857
Interment southwest of Redding, Clinton Township, Ringgold County, Iowa
according to WPA records on Charles ADAIR farm in an abandoned cemetery which has been plowed up

WESTERFIELD, Jim
Fisher or Westerfield Cemetery
according to WPA records on Fisher Family Cemetery on Fisher Farm, Clinton Township, Ringgold County, Iowa

Death Records
NAME BORN DIED COMMENTS
ADAMS, female   24 Jul 1881
aged 1y 7m
(B1 P7 E49)
Died Washington Township
No burial location given
Infant male   21 Feb 1891
aged 1 day
(B1 P50 E15)

IaGenWeb Gravestone Photograph Project

To submit your photographs to the Iowa GenWeb Gravestone Photo Project, click on link directly
above, or go to IAGenWeb Photo Projectís submission page


Thank You for stopping by!



© Copyright 1996-
Ringgold Co. IAGenWeb Project
All rights Reserved.