Elliff Cemetery

McDonald County, Missouri


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Sec. 7, Twp.22N, Range 32W.

Cemetery is directly behind McDonald County High School east of Business 71 on Mustang Lane.


There was evidence of vandalism. The cemetery underwent extensive renovation in the early 1970's, removing brush and small trees plus sealing the ground with plastic and new stones. Steel posts and fence were added in 1974 thru donations collected by Glen and Ina Elliff of Anderson. The concrete walls were donated by J.D. Elliff in the mid 1950's.

Even though this property has not been owned by the family since the original property was put up for sale in 1902, the family thru work and donations have maintained the cemetery. Land owners have never contributed to the upkeep of the cemetery and have always treated it as "someone else's land". Most notable for the upkeep during the past 25 years have been Glen (Shorty) and Ina Elliff of Anderson; Mike and Imogene Elliff of Pineville, Sue and Jon Lawrence of Tulsa; Laura Chenoweth, Rubelle rickett, Ken Michelson of oklahoma

1992- wooden fence added June to duplicate style of fence in front of the old farm house picture taken in 1892. Donated by Rickett family plus John B. and Joseph C. Elliff, Jr. grandsons of J.D. (Uncle Joe) Elliff

There are several unmarked stones

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Name Birth Death comments
ELLIFF, Bessie unknown unknown child of Overton Canada Ellifff (oldest son of Constant and Mary Elliff
Elliff, child unknown unknown unknown child of Constant Powell Elliff and Mary Jane Potter
Elliff, child unknown unknown unknown child of Constant Powell Elliff and Mary Jane Potter
Elliff, Constant Powell Nov. 12, 1812 Giles Co., TN Feb. 28, 1882 son of John O. Elliff of Giles Co., TN, h/o Mary Jane Potter
Elliff, George Washington 1821 1898 son of John O. Elliff
Elliff, Lucinda POTTER 1831 1874 dau of Jemima Rea Potter, w/o George Elliff
Elliff, Mary May 27, 1853 Nov. 9, 1867 dau of constant Powell Elliff and Mary James Potter
Elliff, Mary James POTTER Jul. 29, 1827 Sep. 6, 1897 dau of Jemima Rea Potter. w/o Constant Powell Elliff,
Elliff, Miranda 1851 1855 Lawrence Co., MO dau of Constant Powell Elliff and Mary Jane Potter, died in Lawrence Co., Missouri; reburied by her father after move to Anderson, MO
Kaufman, dau 1888 1892 infant dfau of Joseph Dolliver Elliff
Kaufman, Ella unknown unknown first w/o  Joseph Dolliver Elliff, died in childbirth
KRESPACH, Levi unknown unknown son of Rowan Elliff Krespach (1st child & dau of Constant and Mary Elliff)
Krespach, Magnus unknown unknown son of Rowan Elliff Krespach
Potter, Jemima "Bennie" Rea Mar. 24, 1797 Nov. 23, 1881 mother of Mary James and Lucinda, the Potter girl who married Constant and brother George Elliff
Weaver, Miriam ELLIFF Apr. 23, 1859 Apr. 19, 1883 child of Constant Powell Elliff and Mary Jane Potter, w/o William Franklin Weaver, mother of Clara Miranda and Fred Weaver, 2nd stone

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