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Re: Ste. Genevieve Cemetery Stones Online
Posted by: Lynn Fusinato (ID *****1197) Date: December 29, 2008 at 16:44:12
In Reply to: Re: Ste. Genevieve Cemetery Stones Online by Tammy Houston of 265

Are you looking for the McClanahan cemetery that is outside of Fredericktown? Reportedly, that cemetery is alternatively known as the Spring Valley Church Cemetery. Maybe that part of Madison Co. was part of Ste. Genevieve Co. at one time.

I was looking for it and think it is probably the small cemetery that is east of Fredericktown, MO, situated on the south side of a private road that junctions Hwy 72 just northwest of where Hwy 72 crosses the Castor River. That cemetery contains a number of old McClanahan tombstones and is high on the northwest bank of the Castor River overlooking the stream.

It is located on what was the homestead of John White back in the early 1800s (he lived there between 1818-1857 when he died) and info on many of the White family members report that they were buried in the McClanahan cemetery. However, I could not find any tombstones for Whites in that cemetery or for any persons who died in the 1820s to 1860s like those Whites did. However, since that was their homestead, it makes sense that the Whites would have been buried in a cemetery on their land.

I guess the land was later owned by McClanahans and that is where it gets its name or maybe because of the oldest tombstones there being stones for McClanahans.

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