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Close Cemetery
South Township, Madison County, Iowa

230th St, 1/2 mile east of Upland Ave, in field

Lat: 41°18'53"N, Lon: 93°51'08"W
Sec. 9, South Township

Submitted by Judy Wight Branson, Feb 14, 1999, last update Nov 18, 2003 [jlwight@northlink.com].  Total records = 39.

From Winterset, take Hwy 169 south to G50, St. Charles Road, turn left, go about 10 miles east to Hickory Ridge Road, turn left, go a short distance to Valley View Ave, veer to the right onto Valley View, go to 230th St., turn left, it is almost to Upland Ave, in the field, there is a sign for the cemetery.

As in so many of these old cemeteries there are several unmarked or unreadable grave sites. for these I have checked the birth, marriage, death and cemetery records and two burial indexes for Madison County, Iowa and Social Security records.

This cemetery was originally walked and recorded by Mary Ann Banks & Helen Foreman in 1976, recently walked again by Judy McClure, using her digital camera. I have updated this listing with headstone readings and the above sources, used by permission. This update was completed on Nov 18, 2003.

- Judy Wight Branson

Black, Jacob, d. 02-23-1865, 28y 1m 8d
Black, James M., d. 7-8-1860, 11d
Clanton, Sarah A., d. 3-11-1876, 35y 5m 7d, w/o Wm. Washington
Close, George, b. 4-23-1801, d. 5-24-1871, h/o Rebecca
Close, Leonard, d. 2-1-1866, 3m, s/o Fielding B. & Sarah J.
Close, McGrady, d. 8-19-1869, 35y 10m 4d, h/o Susan C.
Close, Rozina, d. 9-9-1869, 5y 4m 20d, d/o M. & S. S.
Close, Sarah J. (Bale), d. 12-18-1879, 1st w/o Fielding B.
Close, Unknown, top of stone missing, 15y 8m
Compton, No first name, no dates, stone unreadable
Creger, Lucinda Angeline (Compton), d. 6-24-1861, 24y 5m 18d, w/o Samuel
Graves, Nancy, d. 8-19-1876, 80y, w/o William
Graves, Verlina, d. 10-18-1862,19y, d/o J. & N.
Hartman, Catharine (Shaver), d. 8-27-1862, 21y 9m 28d, 1st w/o John
Haynes, Rosetta, b. 7-19-1875, d. 8-19-1875, d/o George W. & Mary E. (Bales)
Kincaid, Abigail S. (Close), d. 9-1-1875, 26y 7m 1d, w/o Leander
Kincaid, Julia, d. 8-20-1872, 3y, d/o Leander & Abigail S.
Rolston, John A., d. 12-24-1853, 23y 8m 19d
Rolston, Robert R., d. 11-11-1860, 3y 1m 17d, s/o O. W. & C. R.
Scrivner, A. Grant, b. 6-7-1914, d. no dates, h/o Mabel V
Scrivner, Joseph, b.1-11-1811, d. 9-16-1892, h/o Melvina
Scrivner, Mabel V., b. 6-7-1910, d. 7-16-1996, w/o A. Grant
Scrivner, Melvina (Trabue), b. 5-6-1819, d. 9-9-1892, w/o Joseph
Shaver, Daniel, d. 9-18-1885, 46y 7m 3d, h/o Alice (Doan)
Shaver, Elizabeth (Hartman), b. 9-12-1801, d. 12-9-1882, w/o Nicholas
Shaver, Nicholas N., d.12-12-1882, 5y 9m 20d, s/o D. & A.
Shaver, Nicholas, b. 12-25-1810, d. 12-24-1903, h/o Elizabeth
Simmerman, Celia A., d. 7-31-1862, w/o Donald
Simmerman, Donald, d. 7-29-18??, h/o Celia A.
Steel, Alice, d. 6-26-1862, 1y 10m 1d, d/o S. & J.
Steel, Benjamin, d. 9-10-1872, 59y 9m 3d
Steel, Elizabeth, d. 7-11-1858, 34y
Steel, James, d. 12-27-1894, 51y 5m 19d
Steel, Meriee, d. 1-21-1854, 36y 8m 9d, w/o William
Steel, Robert L., d. 7-1-1878, 7y 3m 1d, s/o S. & J.
Tisdale, Paulina E. (Caskey), d. 2-26-1859, 20y-9m 24d, w/o A. J.
Unknown, Teddy, d. 1893
Williamson, Infant, no dates, s/o E. G. & Nancy E.
Williamson, Nancy E. (Close), d. 8-21-1876, 23y, w/o Elijah C.
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