Old Stone Cemetery

Old Stone Cemetery is located in most southeast corner of section 9, Franklin Township.
Old Stone Baptist Church was built in 1847 and is on the
National Register of Historical Places as an Iowa Historical Site.

From the intersection of Mt. Pleasant and Roosevelt Street, Burlington,
proceed North on U.S. 61 for approximately 9 miles.
Turn west on Sperry Lane. The cemetery is on the north. 

There is a map of plots inside the Church.

For complete cemetery read see Des Moines County Cemeteries:
(aka Old Stone Church Cemetery) Compiled from various sources by Richard Harrison

approachParkers plots

No stone remains for Chester McKeown's grandparents, John Parker (1791-1870),
Margaret (McBride) Parker (1792-1884)
John's sister, Margaret Parker (c1792-1869).
As far as we know all three were born in County Down, near Rathfriland, Ireland.

Headstones existed when the cemetery read was done.
We know that they lay due south of the Old Stone Church door and
by Emma C. Parker and her sister Ella I. Parker, daughters of M & M.

Emma C. Parker Broken headstone - Daughter of M & M (from cemetery read)

Ella I. Parker d. 13 May 1875 Age 2y 8m 18d. Daughter of M & M (from cemetery read)

We don't have Emma, Ella or John's sister Margaret Parker in our database.
We don't know the parents of Emma and Ella listed as M & M.

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