The cemetery is located near the Jefferson-Waukesha County line on Highway ZZ. Section 7, Eagle Township. It is across the road from the farm which was originally the home of Daniel F. Melendy (1810-1887), the founder of Melendy's Prairie.
This active cemetery was established about 1847. It is believed that three persons were laid to rest in the corner of the Bolser farm in the early days. Mrs. Bolser and her two sons. An infant brother of Walter Carlin was also buried near the buildings of their farm.
Mr. Ebenezer Fisk Weld gave the land for the cemetery and is believed to have offered land for the church. Most of the deceased of the Melendy's Prairie area are now laid to rest in this cemetery.
This cemetery is administered by the Melendy Prairie Cemetery Association.
There are cemetery records 1847-date. There is a plat map available with information from the tombstones. The records are available for public research. Requests will be answered at no charge.
Contact as of July 2011:
This list is a transcription of the tombstones, 1848-1940 with additional information added as collected.
Photographs of tombstones (possibly additional tombstones can be found at WIGenWeb Website
ALLEN: Jennie E/1841/1925 Keziah/1810/Mar 1884/Palmyra, Jefferson/Co., WI/Mother Morgan/1809/Dec 1876 Theodore F/1838/1915 BACKUS: Eddie/1868/Nov 18, 1870/son of George & Mary A Backus/2 yr 1 mo Mary A/Dec 15, 1844/June 13, 1886/wife of George Backus BAYLEY: C A/June 2, 1828/Oct 12, 1896 Rebecca/Nov 17, 1830/Mar 13, 1897 BAGLEY: See CARLIN BIGELOW: Charles O/Jan 4, 1854/Jan 24, 1887 BIGELOW: See WEAVER BOX: John/1816/May 4, 1856/40 yr Julia (SULLIVAN)/1818/Oct 27, 1870/52 yr BRAY: Lucy Ann/May 2, 1852/daughter of S & A Bray/25 da BUCKLEY: Johnnie/1891/1896/son of John & Marcie Buckley BURTON: Clara E (PIERCE)/Dec 12, 1858/Dec 13, 1937/wife of Thomas Burton Doris Clare/Mar 4, 1914/Aug 21, 1914/daughter of Roy & N Burton Emma/Feb 20, 1888/May 6, 1889 John C/Feb 27, 1880/son of Thomas Burton & Clara Pierce/ 13 mo 1 da May/1865/1919 Thomas J/Dec 30, 1853/Apr 16, 1889 BURTON: See CREPAR CARLIN: Arthur G/1854/1936 Edward A/1896/1930/son of A G Carlin & Sarah Bagley, American Legion marker Emma (HINTON)/June 12, 1819/London, England/Apr 12, 1901/wife of William Carlin Gustie G (WILD)/Sept 16, 1849/July 23, 1898/wife of W H Carlin Sarah L (BAGLEY)/1868/1905/wife of Arthur G Carlin W H/Aug 16, 1849/Oct 4, 1929 (Walter H) William/June 12, 1819/Keyincham, Yorkshire, England/Aug 1, 1887 Walter/no dates (could be W.H. above) Emma/Abt. 1863/Jun 1945/daughter of William and Emma Hinton. CARLIN: see TURNER CHAPIN: Emeline/Apr 24, 1821/Apr 15, 1891/wife of John B Chapin John B/July 11, 1819/Jan 23, 1895 Mary Louise/Aug 29, 1856/daughter of John & Emeline Chapin/1 yr 6 mo 24 da CHARLEY: Agnes/Aug 19, 1880/Feb 19, 1911 Elvira H/Aug 3, 1848/June 21, 1916/wife of Robert Charley John/Dec 27, 1851/Aug 8, 1910/son of Robert & Maria Charley Johnnie/Aug 9, 1882/Aug 12, 1907/son of Robert Charley Percy M/Mar 26, 1877/Feb 20, 1919/Veteran marker Robert/Oct 6, 1846/Oct 3, 1925 CREPAR: (could be Crearer) Belle/1893/1907 David/Oct 21, 1869/59 yr 5 mo David/1852/1929 Frank/1858/1915 Hannah (TAYLOR)/Sept 1, 1902/wife of David Crepar/85 yr 21 da Laura (BURTON)/1857/1909/wife of David Crepar Theresa L/Dec 14, 1855/Aug 4, 1911 CREPAR: See LEAN DANCY: Blanche A/1859/1928 George E/1840/1918 DOW: Birney T/Sept 21, 1867/son of Oliver & Mary Dow/1 yr 5 mo 27 da Emerett GRAVES/1837/1925 Herbert L/Mar 20, 1852/son of Oliver & Mary Dow/1 yr 7 mo 8 da Mary B/Dec 11, 1822/June 15, 1859/wife of Oliver P Dow Oliver Parker/1823/1901 DRAKES: John/1813/Feb 3, 1853/40 yr GATES: C A/1819/1912 A.W. Gates/no dates GOODHUE: W F/1844/1901/Civil War Veteran: 3rd Wis Inf Vol/ William/husband of Alice Weld/marched with General Sherman "to the sea" during the Civil War, doing much of the engineering for General Sherman along the way./Alice Weld is daughter of E. Fisk Weld. GRAVES: See DOW HAYES: see STACEY HOLBERG: Philip Robert/1930/1932 JEWELL: Mary/1814/Apr 13, 1893/wife of 1. John Drakes, 2. James Jewell JOHNS: Eliza/Dec 11, 1841/Dec 16, 1933 LANG: See LEAN LEACH: unknown/no other data LEAN: Amelia/1826/1902/2nd wife of Christopher Lean Jr Charles/son of H & M E Lean Christopher/1790/June 14, 1868/78 yr 1 mo 16 da/ Christopher came from Cornwall, England in 1846 Christopher/Sept 15, 1857/son of T T & M S Lean Christopher Jr/1830 England/1912/son of Christopher & Mary Lean Clara J/Sept 2, 1860/Dec 4, 1905/wife of Giles Lang Lean Clarissa/Nov 26, 1873/Dec 13, 1910/wife of Sidney Lean Edward/Apr 6, 1848/son of John Lean, 6 yr 6 mo 17 da Elizabeth (REAGAN)/Jan 5, 1842/May 28, 1913/wife of William Lean Florence/1873/1914 Francis W Frankie/May 30, 1891/son of William & Elizabeth Lean, 21 yr 7 mo 17 da Gertrude/Sept 27, 1857/Feb 20, 1915 Giles/Dec 16, 1820/Blisland, Cornwall, England/Mar 7, 1858/ son of Christopher Lean & Mary LANG Giles LANG/Mar 3, 1858/Apr 29, 1939 Grace/Nov 5, 1826/Cornwall, England/Sep 19, 1908/wife of Giles Lean Hannah Isabel (CREPAR)/July 26, 1873/wife of Richard Lean daughter of David Crepar & Hannah (TAYLOR)/ 28 yr 6 mo 26 da Jemina (TAYLOR)/Oct 30, 1825/Bristol, England/Dec 6, 1905/ wife of John Lean John/Aug 23, 1819/Blisland, Cornwall, England/Apr 29, 1894/ son of Christopher Lean & Mary Lang Lewis N/Sept 26, 1861/Mar 5, 1898 Margery/1939/1888 Mary/1795/Sept 8, 1864/wife of Christopher Lean/ 69 yr 11 mo 27 da Mary J/1856/1857/daughter of Christopher & Willmet Lean/ 11 mo 3 wk Olive/1876/1890 Olive W/Sept 9, 1863/Apr 26, 1932 Richard/1866/1866 Thomas/1832/1924 William/1836/Oct 12, 1851/son of Christopher & Mary Lean/ 15 yr 4 mo William/July 15, 1826/Aug 17, 1877/Civil War marker Willmet/1833/June 5, 1856/1st wife of Chrisopher Lean Jr LEAN: See STACEY See THOMAS LONGLEY: Claude E/Apr 9, 1882/27 yr Marcie H (MELENDY)/Sept 1, 1857/Mar 12, 1914/wife of Claude E Longley MCDONALD: Mabel (UGLOW)/1872 Robert A/1872 MELENDY: Daniel F/1810/1887 F Fremont/1863/1927 Henrietta J (MILLER)/1830/1910/2nd wife of Daniel F Melendy MELENDY: See LONGLEY MILLER: Jane Boyer/Jan 3, 1799/Yorkshire, England/Sept 30, 1869/ Melendy Prairie,WI William/Mar 3, 1790 Glen Moreston, Inverneshire, Scotland/ Oct 1, 1858/Madison, Dane Co., WI MILLER: See MELENDY PARSONS: see PEARDON PEARDON: Digory/1776 England/1850 Edmond/1849/1854 Edwin/1856/1890 Elizabeth(PARSONS)/1780/1864/wife of Digory Peardon Harriet/1814 England/1857/wife of Richard Peardon, Mother Harriet/1854/1865 John/1836/Sept 1907 Philip P/1847/Mar 1888 Richard/Sept 16, 1812/England/Jan 3, 1887/son of Digory Peardon & Elizabeth (PARSONS)/Father Nathaniel Peardon/no dates Dr. Richard/b. 1843/graduated from the Philadelphia Dental College and Medical School of the University of Pennsylvania was a medical doctor in Palmyra for years. A large field stone from the former Joe Stude farm near Eagle serves as a tombstone. PIERCE: See BURTON PEARN: Mary/1773/Jan 15, 1864/wife of Leonard Pearn/91 yr PIERCE: Frank E/1855/1922 Frank E/son of F E & C E Pierce, 3 da PIPER: Nicholas/no dates REAGAN: See LEAN ROWE: John/1773/Feb 27, 1872/99 yr RUNDLE: Lucy/1816/1865/wife of Richard Rundle Lucy/1857/Mar 1919 Richard/1817/Jan 1896 Richard/1857/1931 William/1848/1916 SHERMAN: Charles F/Sept 26, 1836/Apr 10, 1906/son of Leverett Sherman Emeugene/Apr 12, 1841/May 24, 1920/believed to be the first child born in the town of Sullivan Leverett/Sept 1, 1854/44 yr 10 mo 28 da Leverett/Oct 3, 1809/Sept 1, 1864/husband of Sophronia/ Leverett, wife and baby came from Vermont in the fall of 1837 by ox team. Sophronia W/Apr 4, 1805/Apr 10, 1868/wife of Leverett Mary A/1827/July 1, 1861/daughter of Samuel & Abigail Sherman, 34 yr 6 mo 10 da Sarah/Oct 10, 1821/May 21, 1885 SQUIRE: Algernon M/1842/1867 Ann E/1850/1850 Persis M/1818/1881 William C/1815/1887 STACEY: Charles/May 1, 1857/May 9, 1857/daughter of Henry Stacey & Rebecca (LEAN) Edith M/Feb 19, 1868/June 15, 1886/daughter of Henry Stacey & Rebecca LEAN Elvira M (Allen)/1850/1928/wife of Henry C Stacey Henry/July 15, 1820/England/Jan 7, 1887/son of Henry Stacey & Elizabeth HAYES Henry C/1849/1927 Mary E/1870/1930 Rebecca M (Lean)/May 10, 1824/England/Aug 29, 1894/ wife of Henry Stacey STOWELL: Rachel/1825/1919 SULLIVAN: See BOX TAYLOR: See CREPAR See LEAN THOMAS: Malina (LEAN)/Nov 11, 1868/July 2, 1898/wife of Levi C Thomas May/June 10, 1891/Mar 3, 1934/wife of Clayton Thomas Thompson/Father/1842/1920 Mother/1846/1926 Isabella/1876/1886 THORNE: Arthur J/May 22, 1859/Aug 25, 1928 Leonora R/June 13, 1855/June 9, 1929 TURNER: Anna L/1820/1853 Anna M/1853/1854 George L/1851/1852 Louise J (CARLIN)/1853/June 14, 1883/wife of R H Turner,(Robert?) daughter of William & E Carlin, 30 yr 11mo 20 da Thomas P/1816/1863 UGLOW: Edward/1802 Cornwall, England/Jan 3, 1882/79 yr 1 mo 13 da Edward H/1846/1875 Edward H/Mar 12, 1876/Aug 10, 1899 Mary/Cornwall, England/Sept 18, 1864/wife of Edward Uglow, 60 yr 5 mo 27 da UGLOW: See MCDONALD WARDWELL: Eliza A/Aug 28, 1870/daughter of E & K Wardwell WEAVER: Iva (BIGELOW)/Oct 8, 1875/Oct 2, 1932 WELD: Fanny/Feb 23, 1829/Windsor, VT/Oct 29, 1891/wife of Fisk Weld Ebenezer Fisk/Oct 20, 1811/Reading, VT/July 11, 1889/Melendy Prairie, WI WESTCOTT: David J/1848/1917 WILD: See CARLIN