IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.
updated 05/03/2020

Baylis Cemetery

SE corner of SE NE, Sec. 8 (south) Mendon twp.
Parcel #04-09-588-001
GPS: -91.211000   42.972213

Researchers should be aware that Mendon twp. has several sections that repeat, and some sources show this cemetery in the north Section 8 of Mendon twp. rather than the correct location in south Section 8. The Clayton co. land transfer books show that Joseph Baylis was the original owner of land in SE NE sec 8 south 94-3, granting to Arthur Flexman 12/27/1876.

The cemetery has at least one existing gravestone. It is in a field off Kimberly Ave. (X-50) and near Sny Magill creek. The photo is marked showing the approximate location a few miles south & slightly west of McGregor.


Name Birth Death Comments
Baylis, Ann
Baylis, Jane
  bef 1888 per Joseph's obit, his wife died before him, as did 2 of their children - see his obit for more information
Baylis, Henry     s/o Joseph & Ann
Baylis, Jennie     d/o Joseph & Ann
Baylis, Joseph H. 1835 08/06/1888 graduated from the London Veterinary College (see advertisement below); Co. L 6th IA Cav. (more info. in his entry on the Civil War Honor Roll)
His is the only existing gravestone in the cemetery. See additional info. in his

-The 4 known burials are from WPA grave records.
-Census records & obituaries
-Historical & location description is from D. Matthew, Deputy County Assessor
-Birdseye photo is from Google maps

This advertisement appeared in the Weekly North Iowa Times, May 28, 1862:


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