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  • ID: I3221
  • Name: Reuben A. McFarland
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 17 OCT 1804 in North Carolina
  • Burial: Reuben McFarland Cemetery, Boonville Twn.
  • Census: 1850 Cooper Co., Dist. 23, fam. 594, Image 44/198
  • Reference Number: 3263
  • Death: 26 JAN 1882 in Boonville, Cooper Co., Missouri
  • Census: 1860 Cooper Co., Boonville, MO 1
  • Note:
    Several descriptions of this cemetery follow:
    First was shared with me by Dianne Gomez:

    MCFARLAND FAMILY GRAVES

    These notes were made by Doris Smith Haley in August, 1981, taken from six gravestones found on Charles Loesing farm, four miles south of Boonville, MO on Rankin's Mill Road.
    Rankin Family Graves (Reuben McFarland line). Cemetery is fenced with wrought iron and a cedar tree at each headstone facing east.

    (Picture of the stones next to one another, starting on left: Reuben, Eunice, Robert, Infant Daughter, Ida Crowther, Zibba L.

    Reuben M. McFarland Born in North Carolina Born October 17 1804 Died January 26 1882 Became citizen of Missouri A.D. 1869
    True to himself, his family, his country and his God, his children rise up and called him blessed.

    Eunice McFarland
    Daughter of Archibald and Zibba Rice And wife of Reuben McFarland
    Born March 6 1805
    Died December 24 1874
    Why weep for thy loved Mother the
    Angel said, though gone from thy
    Sight she is not dead. Her home is with Him of the thorn crowned head. And When thy work on earth is done, thou Wilt meet again thy much loved Mother
    And worship with her at the Father's throne In the beautiful surnmerland.

    Robert A. McFarland
    Son of Reuben and Eunice Died September 8 1863
    Age 28 years 6 months 11 days Then rest thee, loved one rest. Thy warfare roam is o'er.
    We'll strive to meet thee with the blest
    Where sorrows come no more.

    T.W. and A.M. McFarland
    Infant dau. (of T. Warren and Malvina McFarland, whose property this was)
    Died October 15 1866
    The lovely bird so young and fair, Called home by early doom.
    Just came to show how sweet a flower In paradise could bloom. Rest.

    Ida Crowther McFarland
    Daughter of Reuben and Eunice Died October 20 1871
    Aged 34 years 3 months 20 days (Legend was not discernible)

    Zibba L. McFarland
    Daughter of Reuben and Eunice
    Died October 23 1876
    Aged 47 years 9 months
    (Her gravestone was broken and lower half buried in dirt)

    Reuben McFarland Cemetery

    Township:
    T-48-N
    Range:
    R-16-W
    Section:
    18

    Southwest quarter of the northwest quarter of section in Boonville Township, Cooper County, Missouri; T-48-N; center of the section on the north side of hill; elevation 670'; on the farm of J. C. Loesing.

    History:
    The cemetery was named after Reuben McFarland, who was born in North Carolina, one of eight children of Jacob and Nancy nee' Cathey McFarland.

    Nancy Cathey was a daughter of George Cathey, a Revolutionary Soldier. These families all came to Missouri about 1816; to St. Genevieve County and lived there two years and then came to Cooper County, in 1818; and settled the land where they lived out the remainder of their lives. The cemetery had head stones and an iron fence around it, with tall cedar trees just outside the fence.

    Recorded by Mr. and Mrs. Grover Debo.

    Updated:
    September 19, 2000

    Crowther
    Louisa nee' McFarland; born 21 Jun 1837; died 18 Oct 1871

    Goodrich
    Lavina nee' McFarland; born 22 Jun 1829; died Oct 1876

    McFarland
    Eunice nee' Rice of North Carolina; born 06 Mar 1805; died 24 Dec 1874; wife of Reuben McFarland; married 17 Jan 1828

    McFarland
    Infant daughter of Warren and Malvina nee' Wear McFarland

    McFarland
    Jacob; died 1843; "Buried in private cemetery on their old home place" p1662 History of Cooper County Missouri by W. F. Johnson

    McFarland
    Matilda nee' Fleming; died 1846

    McFarland
    Reuben; born 17 Oct 1804; died 26 Jan 1882; "Born in North Carolina; buried on the old McFarland place."; son of Jacob, Sr. and Nancy nee' Cathey McFarland, wife of Jacob, Jr.; husband of Eunice nee' Rice McFarland

    McFarland
    Robert A.; born 27 Feb 1835; died 08 Sep 1863; A Union soldier in the Civil War

    Name: Reuben McFarland
    Birth Date: 17 Oct 1804
    Death Date: 26 Jan 1882
    "Born in No. Carolina; buried on old McFarland place." Son of Jacob, Sr. and Nancy (Cathey) McFarland, wife of Jacob, Jr.; hus. of Eunice (Rice) McFarland
    Cemetery: Reuben McFarland Cemetery
    Description: Location: In Boonville Township, Cooper County, Mo; T-48-N; R-16-W; Section 18; Center of the section on the north side of hill; elevation 670'; on the farm of J. C. Loesing. "The cemetery was named after Reuben McFarland, who was born in North Carolina, one of eight children of Jacob and Nancy (Cathey) McFarland. Nancy Cathey was a daughter of George Cathey, a Revolutionary Soldier. These families all came to Missouri about 1816; to St. Genevieve County and lived there two years and then came to Cooper County, in 1818; and settled the land where they lived out the remainder of their lives. The cemetery had head stones and an iron fence around it, with tall cedar trees just inside the fence." Recorded by Mr. and Mrs. Grover Debo.
    Cemetery Records of Cooper County, Missouri Volume III




    Father: Jacob McFarland b: 21 FEB 1772 in Virginia
    Mother: Nancy Cathey b: 18 JAN 1780 in Burke Co., North Carolina

    Marriage 1 Eunice Rice b: ABT 1807 in Tennessee
    • Married: 27 JAN 1828 in Missouri
    Children
    1. Has No Children Zibba Lavina McFarland b: 22 JUN 1829
    2. Has Children Franklin J. McFarland b: 01 NOV 1830 in Cooper Co., Missouri
    3. Has No Children Archibald R. McFarland b: ABT 1833
    4. Has No Children Robert A. McFarland b: 27 FEB 1835
    5. Has No Children Louisa Ida McFarland b: 21 JUN 1837 in Cooper Co. Missouri
    6. Has No Children Freeman Warren McFarland b: 12 FEB 1841 in Cooper Co. Missouri

    Sources:
    1. Title: 1860 Federal Census, Cooper Co., MO
      Page: p. 80, fam. 623
      Text: Reubin McFarland, 55, farmer, land valued 10,000, pers.pro. 10,200 NC. Wife Eunice 55 NC, children: Z.S. 31 female, MO; Louisa J. 22 MO, T. W. 19 male MO.
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