Lyon County Cemetery Series #18 – Rosean Cemetery
In Kansas, United States
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I have teamed up with KCChiefs and GumshoeTully to put together a Lyon County Cemetery Series. When completed, this series should include approximately 37 cemeteries scattered around Lyon County, Kansas.
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The Mount Hope Cemetery, also known as ROSEAN Cemetery, is located in Secton 36, Township 17, Range 11, nearly ten miles to the NE of Emporia, Kansas.
One acre of land was deeded to the Cemetery Association on February 13, 1871 by Carl and Millie SCHEEL. Carl SCHEEL came to the locality in 1858.
According to the story as read from the tombstone inscriptions, John H. ROSEAN, who died in 1859, at the age of 78 years, must have been one of the oldest men to come to the county of Breckenridge (now Lyon County). He would be born in 1781. Mary his wife died in 1871 and child of theirs was buried in 1868. It was the ROSEAN family that the cemetery was called.
T. J. HILL, died in March of 1868 and his wife Malinda died Nov. 22, 1866. All dates much earlier than the date given in the recorded deed.
The SAYLORS, HILL, and KURSON families were early settlers. Fred KURSON came in 1858 and was a driver on the old Burlingame Trail.
The old District No. 37 School House (now called Freemont Township Hall) stands in front of the Cemetery, which is still well kept.
Information provided by the Flint Hills Genealogy Society: (visit link)
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Last Updated: on 3/16/2014 6:25:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time (1:25 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum