Pike County Cemeteries
Ashley Township

In these cemeteries are buried victims of Indian massacres, Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers, statesmen, legislators and community leaders. Pike County was a stepping off place for the great migration to the west. It, therefore, offers a wealth of information for those interested in the genealogy of their family. Most of the cemeteries in Pike County have been cataloged by the Daughters of the American Revolution, Pike County Chapter. The catalogs are available in each of the Pike County libraries.

There are, according to some genealogists, some 280 cemeteries in Pike County. One individual who, with his wife, concentrates on the small cemeteries says there are over 1,200 cemeteries in the county. As more info, pictures and time becomes available they will be added to this list. Please feel free to forward any information to Rhonda Stolte Darnell

Thanks to Steven Watts who came up with quite a few publication/microfilm reel numbers for cemeteries. These will be added on a line named Inscription. Microfilm can be viewed at nearly 1600 branch libraries of the Family History Library. The database for other County cemeteries can be found at http://www.ancestry.com.

The numbers you see listed with some of the cemeteries (e.g. T 52N R 2W Section 7) indicate the page of the plat book and the square (section) on that page in which you can find the cemetery.

Limited tombstone pictures are now available. This project was begun in August 2005, so you may expect more pictures to be added as they are acquired. Contributions are always welcome. If you have pictures you would like to share, forward them to Rhonda Stolte Darnell. Please include a transcription of the writing on the stone, where the stone is located, your name and a valid email address, in case she needs to contact you with questions. No stones representing living people, please.

BARNET (JACOB)

Location: Ashley Twp - T52N R3W Section 29

BEATON

Location: Ashley Twp
Inscription Sources: Pike Co. Mo DAR Vol. 5 (1983) - FHL fiche 6104196

BELL

Location: Ashley Twp - T52N R3W Section 34 
Directions: From Bowling Green, take 161 south to just north of Pike 411. It lies due south of Ashley near about half way between Hwy 161 & State Road Z. (Or take Hwy 161 south to State Road Z then take the first gravel road to right off State Road Z.)
Inscription Sources: The Pikers (Dec 1988 - 2:4); Pike Co. Mo DAR Vol. 5 1983; FHL fiche 6104196

COLORED CROW

Location: Ashley Twp - T52N R3W Section 28 E.
Inscription Sources: Pike Co. Mo. DAR Vol. 5 1983; FHL 6104196

DRAPER (3 graves)

Location: Ashley Twp. - in city of Ashley - could be colored - T 52 N R 3 W Section 27
Directions: Hwy 161 south to Ashley to Junction with State Road ZZ turn right, first city street to left dead ends at Colored Church. The cemetery is right before the church on Aubrey Morrison's property. 

ELMORE-KERR

Location: Ashley Twp  - T52N R3W Section 33
Directions: From Bowling Green, take 161 south to about a mile past Ashley. It lies about .2 mile west of 161.

FAIRMOUNT (OLD ASHLEY)

Location: Ashley Twp - T52N R3W Section 23
Directions: Hwy 161 south to Ashley, make left onto State Road Z about 0.5 miles on right side of road.
Notes: This is the old cemetery for Ashley. Opal Ware McCullom copied the stones about 1972, in 1984 when M***** P**** tried to verify the stones, they were so weather- worn that they were past reading.
Census: Opal Ware McCullom about 1972

FAIRVIEW (NEW ASHLEY)

Location: Ashley Twp - T51N R3W Section 23 
Directions: Hwy 161 south of St. Clement on right side of highway before the town of Ashley
Notes: This is the new cemetery for Ashley.
Inscription Sources: Missouri Genealogical Collection DAR - 1971; FHL Film 0870038
Census: Opal Ware 1972

GILLUM

Location: Ashley Twp - T52N R3W section 36 
Directions: On county road near Ashley 
Inscription Sources: St. Louis Gen. Soc. Qtr 8:4 (Dec 1975); Pike Co. Mo. DAR Vol. 5 1983; FHL fiche 6104196

HAUGHT-HENTON

Location:  Ashley Twp - T52N R2W Section 29
Directions: 61 South to State Road HH south to Pike 318 right cross bridge up hill Bottom mid.  
Census: M***** P****

HOUSE, FIELDING G.

Location: Ashley Twp - T52N R3W Section 28
Directions: On a bluff, Hwy 161 south to Pike 316 to Pike 317 SE out in field just south of Cuivre Road dead ends. 
Inscription Sources: Pike Co. Mo. DAR Vol. 5 1983; FHL fiche 6104196

HUGH BROWN

Location: Ashley Twp - T52N R2W Section 17

KERR

Location: Ashley Twp
Directions: From Bowling Green, take US 161 south to about 2 miles south of Cyril Scherder's farm just past Ashley Quarry. West side of road about 0.1 mile. On left side of road 
Inscription Sources: Pike Co. Mo. DAR Vol. 5 1983; FHL fiche 6104196

McPIKE - MORRIS

Location: Ashley Twp - T52N R3W Section 15
Directions: Hwy 161 south, Pike 404 on right 
Inscription Sources: Pike Co. Mo. DAR Vol. 5 1983; FHL fiche 6104196

ODEN-ELMORE

Location: Ashley Twp - T52N R3W Section 32
Directions: Hwy 161 south to Pike 411 just before Billy Orf's place. Near road on William Orf Property on left hand side of the road. 

OLD STROTHER 

Location: Ashley Twp - T52N R3W Section 26 
Directions: Hwy 161 South to Pike 315, then to Pike 317 on the right

SILOAM (Primitive Baptist)

Location: Ashley Twp - T52N R3W Section 30
Directions: Bus 61 Jct. State Road Y west to Pike 410 left. Stay left for 2 miles church on right side of road. 
Inscription Sources: Pike Co. Mo. DAR Vol. 5 1983; FHL fiche 6104196

STROTHER (OLD)

Location: Ashley Twp - T52N R3W Section 26 
Inscription Sources: Pike Co. Mo. DAR Vol. 5 1983; FHL fiche 6104196

SWIGER, CHRISTOPHER B.

Location: Ashley Twp - T52N R2W Section 31 in middle of section

 

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