Thursday at the Cemetery #39 ~ Mount Tabor Cemetery ~ Odessa, Missouri pt 3

This week I will be featuring this Cemetery that is located about 36 miles east of Kansas City, MO. I was working on one of my lines when I came across several ancestors that were buried here. Once I went to Find-A-Grave, I discovered that I had a total of 20 family members from both my paternal and maternal lines! So, for the next few weeks I will be honoring each one here. I will post their headstone (if there is one) and a short bio about them.

The Mount Tabor Cemetery is located south central Lafayette County, southeast of Odessa, Missouri. The cemetery is behind the Mount Tabor Methodist Church which was founded in 1873. There are over 1,300 graves there and many do not have headstones, several of them are my relatives.

Thirsten King Jones, my maternal 2nd cousin, was born on December 31, 1841, in Lafayette County, Missouri. He was the 6th of 7 children born to Granville Jones (1819-1896) and Martha Francis Ennis (1832-1887). On February 20, 1901, he married Dora M. Burns (1877-1972). They had two sons. He served in the US Army during WWI. Thirsten owned a large farm in Washington, Lafayette County, Missouri, and he employed several farmworkers. He died on July 30, 1847, in Lafayette County, at the age of 75.

Milardi Jones, my maternal 2nd cousin, was born on December 7, 1857, in Lafayette County, Missouri. He was the 2nd of 7 children born to Granville Jones (1819-1896) and Martha Francis Ennis (1832-1887). He died of pneumonia on May 7, 1858, at the age of 3 months. There is no Headstone for her.

Lina Jane Jones, my maternal 2nd cousin, was born on June 14, 1874, in Lafayette County, Missouri. She was the last of 7 children born to Granville Jones (1819-1896) and Martha Francis Ennis (1832-1887). She died in a drowning accident on August 4, 1890, at the age of 16.

Theresa Ennis, my maternal 1st cousin, was born in 1835 in Lafayette County, Missouri. She was the 2nd of 3 daughters born to John Ennis (1775-1840) Martha “Patsy” Hunt (1790-1877). She died of pneumonia in 1850 in Lafayette County, at the age of 15. There is no Headstone for her.

I am a professional genealogist, writer, photographer, wife, mother, and grandma. I have two books available on Amazon.com: Your Family History: Doing It Right the First Time and Planning Your Genealogy Research Trip. You can also connect with me via Facebook or Twitter.

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