Name: Reuben A. McFarland
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
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.
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
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.
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.
September 19, 2000
Louisa nee' McFarland; born 21 Jun 1837; died 18 Oct 1871
Lavina nee' McFarland; born 22 Jun 1829; died Oct 1876
Eunice nee' Rice of North Carolina; born 06 Mar 1805; died 24 Dec 1874; wife of Reuben McFarland; married 17 Jan 1828
Infant daughter of Warren and Malvina nee' Wear McFarland
Jacob; died 1843; "Buried in private cemetery on their old home place" p1662 History of Cooper County Missouri by W. F. Johnson
Matilda nee' Fleming; died 1846
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
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
Eunice Rice b: ABT 1807 in Tennessee
27 JAN 1828
- Zibba Lavina McFarland b: 22 JUN 1829
- Franklin J. McFarland b: 01 NOV 1830 in Cooper Co., Missouri
- Archibald R. McFarland b: ABT 1833
- Robert A. McFarland b: 27 FEB 1835
- Louisa Ida McFarland b: 21 JUN 1837 in Cooper Co. Missouri
- Freeman Warren McFarland b: 12 FEB 1841 in Cooper Co. Missouri
- 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.