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.About Valley City Cemetery
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On the bluff north of the village of Valley City were many early burials, some marked with creek rocks and some unmarked. Two infantry soldiers are marked with government stones. (Bristol, James and Lieanaman). Archive note: The last statement indicated government stones for Bristol and Lieanaman, however, they detail only Bristol and Mummy with government stones.

Cemetery book indicates that one grave had been dug into and that the stone had fallen into the excavation. Also that creek rocks and sunken graves indicated 10 more burials, two of them being small children. Around 100 yards shouth of this group there is another group marked with creek rocks and at least seven graves were discernable. No indication was given as to who may be buried in this particular area.

Mrs. Turnbull indicates "At one time there were a number of burials on a ridge along Blue Creek. These were marked by rocks and probably members of the Fry and Reynolds families who lived in the area. The markers have disappeared."

She also indicates that in the north west part of Section 29, there was a burial of a man and a child both with names unknown. Finally, an unknown riverboat gambler was killed in a brawl and was buried on the bank near the landing.

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Subject: Valley City Cemetery burial
Mary Francelia Allen, daughter of Alfred David Allen & Jane Loper, was born on 14 Jul 1852 in Griggsville Landing and died 9 Sep 1852 in Griggsville Landing and was buried in Valley City Cemetery.

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