Mount Pleasant Cemetery, K.C., MO

The following is from the Book:
"Vital historical records of Jackson County, Missouri, 1826-1876", published 1934 DAR, Kansas City Chapter.


Section 17, Township 47, Range 33 W

Near 130th Street, between Holmes Street and Wornall Road, on the old King Farm, is located this community burying ground. Mr. Urial Holmes, who came to Missouri from Tennessee with his parents in 1853, relates the fact that this site had been used for burials many years prior to the time his parents came to Missouri. About 1878 Mr. Holmes and Dr. J. E. Watson platted the ground into lots and named this community burying ground, "Mount Pleasant Cemetery." The following inscriptions were copied from the stones in this old cemetery, by Mrs. Milton McGee Vincent and Mrs. Max A. Christopher.

Bart, Faldine (No stone)

Baxter, Peter Howard, born 1837, died 1898

Barger, Elizabeth, born April 15, 1830, died January 9, 1894

Barger, James, son of H. and E. Barger, born May 22,1867, died March 6, 1870

Barger, Marietta, wife of Henry Barger, died September 12, 1864; age, 36 years, 4 months, 2 days

Barager, Henry, died June 19, 1878; age, 65 years, 3 months, 2 days (Note the difference in spelling the name of members of the same family)

DeLong, Martha K., died November 19, 1860; age, 28 years, 6 months, 2 days

Harris, ("Granny") Phoebe, wife of Richard Harris, born 1799, died 1887. No stone at her grave. Information given by Urial Holmes, grandson. Her maiden name was Harris also. Her husband, Richard Harris, went to Tennessee from Virginia in 1827 and died in Hawkins County, Tennessee.

Holmes, Urial, born October 5, 1811, died July 27, 1855; age, 43 years, 22 days

Holmes, Sallie E. J., wife of U. Holmes, born Jan 26, 1821, died March 1, 1870; age, 49 years

Holmes, Mary V., Daughter of H. H. and R. M. Holmes, died September 25, 1899; age, 1 year, 2 months

Hays, Albert E., son of W. L. and Mary Hays, born Sept. 15, 1886, died Oct. 8, 1888

Hays, William L., and wife, Mary Hays, died in 189-, and buried in this cemetery. No stones.

King, William, died April 3, 1857; age 69 years, 6 months, 8 days

King, J. L., husband of Dora King, born Oct 18, 1846, died December 27, 1891

Knoche, Louis, son of E. and G. Knoche, born Jul 29, 1860, died Oct 1, 1871

Lee, Earl E., son of G. W. and Dora Lee, died July 8, 1906, age, 15 years, 9 months, 26 days

Lee, Geo. W., died June 18, 1907; age, 49 years, 8 months, 14 days

Miller, David S., born May 4, 1805, died February 17, 1879

Manion, James W., born January 5, 1804, died November 2, 1856

McGraw, Thomas W., born 1839, died 1930

McGraw, Jane, wife of Thomas W. McGraw, born 1845, died 1893

McGraw, Alonzo, born 1872, died 1889

McGraw, Thomas, born 1880, died 1897

McPherson, Edward, born December 20, 1809, died August 27, 1889

McPherson, Angeline, wife of Edward McPherson

McPherson, Lydia Bartlett, (first) wife of Albert McPherson, died 1877. No stone. Was buried by the side of

Almeda Treadway (Information given by Roy McPherson, a son)

Parsons, Baldwin, husband of Elizabeth Parsons, born May 12, 1803, died April 23, 1862

Townsley, Oma, daughter of Theo. And Sallie Townsley, died September 28, 1885; age, 4 years, 11 months, 14 days

See, William M., son of J. and N. See, died July 5, 1849; age, 21 years (This young man died while enroute west with his parents in 1849. This cemetery is a short distance from the old Santa Fe Trail and the Oregon Trail. After eighty-four years, the marble head stone and the stone vault, above ground, are in excellent condition)

Savage, Nellie May, daughter of F. C. and S. Savage, died January 29, 1890; age, 1 year, 4 months, 14 days

Shelton, John, born October 1788, died April 25, 1854

Shelton, Mary, wife of John Shelton, died December 18, 1878 (Stone broken)

Shelton, John E., son of J. and M. Shelton, born December 14, 1835, died March 30, 1840

Shelton, Alvis H., son of J. and M. Shelton, born April 23, 1824, died January 21, 1859

Sharp, Moses T., born July 28 1846, died March 19, 1887 (N. B. Body moved to the Belton Cemetery, Cass County, the old stone not moved)

Sharp, T. B., born November 9, 1806, died February 18, 1889, (N. B. His wife, Demarius Sharp, died August 15, 1870; buried on the Gill Farm)

Sharp, Bonnie, daughter of W. F. and C. Sharp, died April 20, 1890; age 11 months

Self, John F., born November 30, 1803, died February 1, 1889

Watson, Dr. John E., born in Pennsylvania, November 26, 1834, died October 1, 1881

Wisdom, Jane, wife of G. W. Wisdom, died March 5, 1876; age, 41 years, 2 months, 11 days


Holmes, Nora, wife of Richard "Dick" Holmes, died May 12, 1906; age, 55 years, 10 months, 26 days (N. B. Was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, and at the death of her husband the body was moved to Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Stanley, Kansas)

Holmes, Richard "Dick", born May 21, 184-, died July 15, 1926; buried at Stanley, Kansas, Pleasant Valley Cemetery