Transcribed by Gordon Klaus © 2004
The abstract for this property states "It is hereby understood, willed and directed that so much of said land (that) is now used for a burial place shall remain undisturbed and uncultivated for all time hereafter." The cemetery is located on a hill on private property on the east side of 3rd Lane, just south of County Highway P in section 23 of New Haven Township, Adams County, Wisconsin. Many years ago the fence around the cemetery was taken down to allow the cows to graze in order to keep the weeds down, however the cows also knocked the headstones down and in July of 1979 only a few of the headstones could be found. Ken Crothers and his father erected a monument at this location and embedded these headstones into the monument. On top of the monument they placed an engraved plaque with the names and dates of others they knew had been buried in this cemetery. Ruth Ramsey Crothers says that at one time she had seen the headstone of Eleanor Jane Ramsey, but later it could not be located. Don't forget to check this link for your surname of interest: Adams Co MessageBoard Obits
BEST, Eleanor Mother of Sally Best Ramsey. Born in 1771 and died on 13 January 1860. Aged 88 years. Transcriber's note: Her husband, Thomas Best was killed crossing a river with a load of hay. This was in Ohio and he is buried there. RAMSEY, James Husband. Born in 1803 and died in 1880. Aged 76 years, 11 months and 16 days. RAMSEY, Sally Best Wife. Born in 1804 and died on 11 March 1881. Aged 77 years, 2 months and 11 days. Transcriber's note: There are no other children of her and her husband James Ramsey that are buried in this cemetery. RAMSEY, Eleanor Jane Daughter. Born in 1834 and died in 1853. RAMSEY, Thomas Mitchell Son. Born on 27 December 1840 and died on 2 November 1864. This is a military headstone, Company K, 42nd Wisconsin Infantry. Transcriber's note: He enlisted on 22 August 1864 and died in Cairo, Illinois on 2 November 1864 from Typhoid. He is listed on page 721, volume 2 of the book, Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion 1861 - 1865. There is a Civil War, Grand Army of the Republic veteran's marker by this headstone. RAMSEY, Sherwood Born in 1861 and died in 1863. UNKNOWN, Our little Mary Born on 10 February 1882 and died on 26 September 1882.
Transcription donated by Gordon Klaus ©2004 This page last updated February 2006 If you have information about other Adams County cemeteries, please let Joan know about them so they can be added to these pages. Back to menu