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Greenwell Cemetery (aka White Buck Burial Ground)
Montgomery County, Missouri

Sprague Rd
New Florence, MO
T48N R5W Sec 30

Submitted by Harvey Franklin Greenwell [hgreenwell@gbso.net].  Total records = 14.

South on Route 19 to Sprague Road right on Sprague Rd. to Cemetery. Greenwell is aka Grabenstein Cemetery. south of New Florence on Highway 19 then take the rock road...Strube Road to the West . About half a mile there is a large old green house (Richard's Greenwells old house) and in the field across from it is a hayfield with a large thicket of brambles and timber. The cemetery is in this spot. Some stones are visible and some were carted off. At one time the land owner tried to clean away the cemetery but the dozer operator refused and the area was left to mother nature.

This does not represent all of the people buried in this cemetery, but only those with visible markers, plus information I have gathered in my research.

This cemetery, prior to becoming a family burial ground was an Indian burial ground. The White Buck Burial Ground is what the Indians called the place. What Osage Indians are left are on the Grey Horse reservation in Oklahoma.

Many Confederate soldiers were also buried here as were neighbors and friends of the family, besides the Indians. Many of the stones have been removed and used for steps and pedestrian uses. Present owner of the surrounding land is a family by the name of Scott.

I am in the process of finding a contractor to clean it up and reset the stones My grandfather John Basil Greenwell 1st. Missouri Cavalry Brigade, was a Confederate hero and they want to place a monument on his grave.

My great-grandfather Richard Greenwell, previously owned the land which the Cemetery is on and had the Cemetery dedicated and placed under the trust of the County Commission. Richard had made a pact with the elders of the White Buck Osage Indians that he would protect their dead.

- Harvey Franklin Greenwell

Greenwell, Infant, b. Jul 29, 1851 d. Jul 29, 1851, s/o Richard Greenwell and Rachel Davidson Greenwell
Greenwell, Infant, b. Jul 7, 1854 d. Jul 7, 1854, s/o Richard Greenwell and Rachel Davidson Greenwell
Greenwell, James, d. Apr 3, 1859, age 3y 2m 25da, s/o Richard Greenwell and Rachel Davidson Greenwell
Greenwell, John, b. 1840, d. 1898, s/o Richard Greenwell and Barbara Taylor, Greenwell
Greenwell, Louisa, Melvina, d. Nov. 14, 1871, age 19y 5m 15da, dau of Richard and Rachel Davidson Greenwell
Greenwell, Robert L., d. Aug 21, 1862, age 2y 5m 12da
Worley, Baby, b. 1880, d. 1880, child of Sam and Eliza G, Worley
Worley, Eliza Elizabeth Greenwell, b. 1839, d. 3-18-1915 dau.. of Richard and Evelyn Raymond Greenwell, 1st wife of Samuel L. Worley
Worley, Joshua, b. 1805, d. 1883/4, husband of Mary Worley
Worley, Joshua, b. 1867, d. bef. 1880, son of Sam and Eliza G. Worley
Worley, Mary Thornhill, b. 11-2-1811, d. 1-11872, wife of Joshua Worley, dau.. of Thomas & Lucy Thornhill
Worley, Oscar (Price), b. 1870, d. Feb 1900, son of Sam and Eliza G. Worley
Worley, Richard L., b. 9-2-1866, d. 3-11-1915, son of Sam and Eliza G. Worley
Worley, Samuel Lee Benton, b. 9-4-1841, d. 11-1-1900, son of Joshua and Mary Worley, Civil War Veteran

 

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