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Cears Cemetery
Adair, Adair County, Iowa

Lat: 41° 40' 14"N, Lon: 94° 38' 00"W
Jackson Twp, Sec 10

Contributed by Billie T McLaren, Jul 15, 2008, last edited Aug 04, 2008 [btmclaren@gmail.com]. Total records = 11.

To reach this cemetery drive south from Adair, Iowa, on County Highway N54 (Delta Avenue). Continue south some miles and take a left (go east) on 235th Street. Turn left (north) at Dover Avenue. The cemetery is visible from the road on the west side of the road.

Cears Cemetery is located in between two farm fields a little ways away from the road. You will need to walk a short way along a fence line to reach the cemetery, any time I've ever been there, the path is pretty well kept and access is not difficult, although you may want to avoid walking up to the cemetery on muddy days, and it could be a rough path for people with walking problems or who use a wheelchair.

History of the cemetery is unknown for certain, although I believe this began as a cemetery for the Cears family, and some neighbors and friends were also allowed to be buried there. The cemetery is tidy and well-kept, and someone has made an effort at repairing some of the broken stones. Ownership is unknown.

I transcribed this cemetery from tombstone transcriptions in Spring 2008. All known burials are listed, including unreadable and partially readable stones.

- Billie T McLaren

Campbell, Annie, d. 16 Feb 1876, age: 21y 11d, wife of (??)
Campbell, Henry R., b. 7 Sep 1845, d. 8 Mar 1920
Cears, John, b. 8 Oct 1820, d. 26 Feb 1897, s/w Phylinda Cears
Cears, Phylinda J., b. 6 Dec 1830, d. 5 Sep 1898, s/w John Cears
Greenperry, (no given name), d. 9 (?) 1867
Jeffryes, Charles P., d. 6 (??) 1868, age: 5m 6d, son of F. & E. Jeffryes
Jeffryes, Ellen O., d. 6 Oct 1921, age: 85y 10m 13d, s/w Frederick V. Jeffryes
Jeffryes, Frederick V., d. 18 Jun 1907, age: 81y 8m 10d, s/w Ellen O. Jeffryes
Knitney, Mary J., d. 11 Sep 1863, age: 25y 11m 22d, wife of Cowin Knitney
Linn, James L., d. 16 Apr 1878, age: 1y 4m 10d, son of N. & N. M. Linn
Taylor, Jane, d. 26 Mar 1873, age: unreadable, next to John Taylor stone
Taylor, John, d. (?) 1877

??, Benjamin J., d. 17 Jul 1871, age: 1y 14d, son of (??) (?Jones)
??, Candace A., no dates, rest of stone unreadable
??, Ebert B., no dates, lamb on stone
??, Hubert (or) Hillibeth, d. age: 9m 26d, stone largely unreadable, either says Hubert or Hillibeth
??, John W., d. (??) J. & P. Cears

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