Burials in Grant Township,

Nodaway County,


By Janet Hawley: djhawley@grm.net
(Copyright © Janet Hawley)


Cemeteries located in Grant Township have been identified as these:

Barnard Cemetery, Masonic, Swinford, Platte Valley, which has also been called Breit or Dougan at different times, Maffitt or Alumbaugh, the Jackson or Goforth Cemetery and the Sharp Cemetery. Barnard, Masonic and Swinford are all still used and cared for. Platte Valley is mowed and fenced, but has had no recent burials. Maffitt/Alumbaugh and Jackson/Goforth are overgrown and neglected, but some stones are still visible. Sharp Cemetery is completely gone and we have no records of the burials there.

Many people have worked to save the records of our cemeteries. Those who transcribed the stones years ago have left us a gift; many of those stones are gone now.

This is a working copy of an unfinished book. The goal is to record many more burials, those in unmarked graves or where the stone has been lost. Please feel free to copy any part of this book and make any corrections or additions. Please send your notes or corrections on the data of this book, and let me know of any burials that are not listed here. Give me as much information as to names and dates as you can in your comments. I would ultimately like to find obits or other information for all the burials. If you know of a specific date of a death that is listed as just a year on the stone, please give me the date, so I can find it in the newspaper.


Janet Hawley

633 2nd St.

Barnard, MO 64423


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