By Steven Reid
This is a transcription made primarily from photographs I took of my August 1999 visit to Reid Cemetery, Daviess County, Missouri, and represents about a third of the total number of tombstones in the cemetery. This transcription is arranged by alphabetical order by surname, with each line representing a unique stone.
A fence circumvents the cemetery with a line of trees abutting the east, west, and north sides of the cemetery giving a feeling of privacy to the cemetery. The cemetery has entrance in the middle part of the south fence. There are stones to both the east and west ends but the middle section of the cemetery is void of stones. The cemetery is being mowed.
SARAH, Wife of Jonas Heimbaugh, Died
SIMEON, Died Nov.17, 1892, Aged 60 Years(2)
CUMA, Dau. of S.S. & J. Heimbeaugh, Born
ELSIE, June 19, 1865, May 2, 1936
IVONA, wife of M.W.Reid, Nov. 24, 1872, Dec. 18, 1914
THOMAS, Nov. 6, 1844, Jan 1, 1914; LUCINDA ANN, his wife, Feb 27, 1856, Feb. 4, 1920
WILLIS, Mar 3, 1831 - June 9, 1872; NANCY AGNES his wife, Sep. 11, 1842 - Feb. 12, 1927, second marriage wife of R. S. Osborn(4)
LEROY, Son of Thos. I. & Maria, Born Oct. 15, 1877, Died July 28, 1893(5)
LEWIS I., Son of Thos. I & Maria, Born Feb. 16, 1885, Died July 25, 1887(6)
MARIAH, Wife of Thomas I. Spain, Born Dec. 16, 1852, Died Mar. 21, 1932
THOMAS I., Born Dec. 29, 1829, Died Dec. 18, 1910
1--DAR transcription says Sarah died "
2--DAR transcription says Simeon died "
3--DAR transcription spells the name "Cuma HEIMBAUGH." I took a photograph of the tombstone which clearly says "CUMA, Dau. of S. S. & J. HEIMBEAUGH" with an extra E in the surname. I feel the DAR transcription overlooked this detail.
4--DAR does not list Willis' wife Nancy Agnes in their transcription. The tombstone appears new enough that it is possible that it is new since the DAR transcription.
5--DAR transcription says "Leroy, son of Mariah and Thomas I."; the photograph I took shows "LEROY, son of Thos. I. & Maria" without the final h in Mariah.
6--DAR transcription says "Lewis I, son of Mariah and Thomas I.";
the photograph I took shows "LEWIS I., son of Thos. I. & Maria"
without the final h in Mariah. My photograph also shows "Born