T43, R27, S21 - Big Creek Township
940 NW 831 Rd, Henry County, Missouri
4 known burials from 1852 to 1881
Last Update: 05/24/2020
Landowner: James R. & Deborah S. Powell
Indexed by: by Linda M. Everhart with guide Leona Wilson, Oct 19 1997. Photos by Katherine Kooistra Schaefer.
Directions: 1 1/2 miles south of Norris on Hwy O, then 1 mile west on NW950. Cemetery is located in a pasture near a large tree.
Condition: Very small area, unkept, but fenced well and protected from cattle.
History: Samuel Ross was born in Tennessee. He is probably buried in this cemetery, but no record exists today. His wife, Margaret Gray Ross was born about 1796 in Tennessee. They lived in Kentucky and spent a short time in Illinois. They had at least eleven children. In 1844 Samuel & Margaret came to Henry County Missouri with several of their children. The following are known to have lived in Big Creek Township: James C. and wife Tabitha; Alvin and wife Elizabeth Ann "Betsey"; Catharine E. and husband John L. Gray; William H. and wife Elizabeth Jane Norris. After the death of her husband, Margaret Gray Ross lived with her son William H. and family. Many descendants of these families still live in the same area.
ROSS, Infant - probable Ross infant, no dates
ROSS, Margaret "Peggy" GRAY - b: abt 1796 Tennessee - d: Nov 24 1881 - 85Y 4M - m: Jun 1 1814 to Samuel ROSS - ch: Freeman, Alfred, Solomon, Lee, James Coleman, Alvin A., Catherine E., Amanda Ann, Robert R., Sarah Miranda, William H. (marker)
INSCRIBED: ROSS, Margaret - d: Nov 24 1881 - wife of Samuel ROSS - 85Y 4M
ROSS, Samuel - b: Dec 28 1793 Grainger Co, TN - d: Sep 24 1852 Henry Co, MO - 58Y - probable burial - son of Angus & Elizabeth HAWES ROSS - m; Jun 1 1814 to Margaret "Peggy" GRAY - ch: Freeman, Alfred, Solomon, Lee, James Coleman, Alvin A., Catherine E., Amanda Ann, Robert R., Sarah Miranda, William H.
INSCRIBED: no marker
ROSS, William E. - b: Aug 23 1871 - d: Nov 17 1872 - son of William H. & Elizabeth Jane NORRIS ROSS (marker)
INSCRIBED: ROSS, William E. - Aug 23 1871 - Nov 17 1872 - son of Wm. H. & Eliza J.