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Scates Cemetery
Thompson Creek, Ellsworth County, Kansas

Lat: 38° 37' 19"N, Lon: 98° 06' 03"W
Empire Township, Section 33

Contributed by Ermadean Boardman, Sep 24, 2010, last edited Sep 30, 2010 [boardman@hbcomm.net]. Total records = 36.

To reach this cemetery, go east out of Geneseo on Highway #4 to 21st Road. Turn north and continue for approximately 6 miles. It is on the west side of the road between Ave R and Ave S.

Thompson Creek was the first settlement in Ellsworth County, Kansas. The cemetery was established about 1864. As years passed some people left, never to return and some stayed on. The cemetery fell into neglect for many years.

In 1938 Mrs. J. J. Smith (Margaret Davis), a descendent from the early settlers erected a monument to honor "courageous men and women who braved the danger of the new west in order to find homes for their families". Over 40 persons are mentioned on the monument. Most of them are babies and young mothers.

The cemetery is now well taken care of by the Empire Township.

I have gleaned much of this cemetery information from "History of Scates Cemetery" by Jim Grey. I completed this transcription on Sep 20, 2010.

- Ermadean Boardman

c/o = child of
d/o = daughter of
s/o = son of
Arnold, Baby, no dates, c/o Jim Arnold
Bailey, Elizabeth Ann, no dates, d/o M. L. Bailey
Byard, Baby, no dates, c/o Jim Byard
Byard, Roseettie, no dates
Byard, Thomas, b. 1834, d. 1889
Campbell, Sarah Alice, no dates
Campbell, Charles, d. Jan 1868, s/o Perry Campbell
Campbell, Elijah, no dates, s/o Perry Campbell
Campbell, George, no dates
Campbell, John, no dates
Campbell, Mary, d. Jan 1868, d/o Perry Campbell
Campbell, Robert D., no dates
Campbell, Will, no dates
Campbell, infant, d. Sep 1866, s/o Perry & Serena
Campbell, ??, d. 1867, age: 9yr, s/o George
Crosslin, Laiaette, no dates
Hix, Quill & Baby, no dates
Johnson, Dessie, no dates, d/o Sam Johnson
Johnson, Elijah, no dates, s/o Sam Johnson
Johnson, Elizabeth, no dates
Johnson, Jane Campbell, no dates
Johnson, Lillie, no dates, d/o Sam Johnson
Johnson, Robert, no dates, s/o Joe Johnson
Martin, Sam, no dates
McVey, Caroline, no dates, d/o Plez McVey
Porter, 4 Children, no dates, c/o Milton Porter
Porter, James K., d. 21 Dec 1893
Porter, Mabel, d. 24 Jul 1882
Porter, Rossetta May, d. 20 Sep 1885
Porter, Viella, d. 3 Mar 1893
Putman, Laura, no dates
Riszley, ??, no dates, S. Wilson's father
Scates, James Albert, d. 22 Apr 1876
Scates, Nancy J., d. 23 Aug 1873
Troutman, Amanda Caroline, no dates
Wells, Hanna, no dates

Shaffer, ??, no dates
Schaffer, Baby, no dates

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