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Melendy's Prairie Cemetery

Eagle Township
Waukesha County Wisconsin Genealogy

Location

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.

History

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.

Records

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:
Richard Peardon
Phone: 262-495-4402

This list is a transcription of the tombstones, 1848-1940 with additional information added as collected.

Transcriptions

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



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