Volume 2 Page 169

LOCATION: The King Cemetery is located south of Delta, on the east side of State Route 109, a few rods south of the intersection with county road F. (NE 1/4 Sec 24, T7N, R7E.):

HISTORY: John King of Ireland purchased acreage south of the present day Delta in 1834. The King family settled on the land in 1835 and by 1839, possibly earlier, they set aside a small plot to be used as a burial ground. The King farm served as a stop on the undergound railroad for several years. In 1984 the cemetery was found in very poor condition. Eroded, broken and missing pieces of tombstones makes recording inscriptions difficult and incomplete. The cemetery probably contains unmarked graves.

Row 1 (Start NW corner, read rows N to S.): Row 5:
BRUCE, Margaret w/o James Bruce (hand carved fieldstone) (NOD)
7 Apr 1835 - 6 Oct 1884 (hand carved fieldstone) (NOD)
BRUCE, M. (NOD) (hand carved fieldstone) W.S.
BRUCE, Martha 1843 - 1900 Row 6:
/ss/MARTIN, Elizabeth B. w/o T. Martin HAMPTON, Abigal w/o Johnathan Hampton
17 Oct 1882 Ae 53y-6m-2d 12 Aug 1800 - 17 Mar 1869
MARTIN, Thomas      12 Sep 1868 Ae 49y HAMPTON. Johnathan 16 Jul 1857 Ae 64y-4m-10d
Row 2: HAMPTON, T.L. 8 Apr 1856 Ae 25y & 7m
KING, Theophilus Washington the beloved son of Rev. William HAMPTON, R.H. 10 Nov 1858 Ae 24y-3m-4d
King who was bom in Jackson, HARRISON, Olivia d/o J. & E.W. Harrison
Louisiana 24 Nov 1841 and 18 Aug 1854 Ae 10y-11m-9d
died at Waterville on the way to BRUCE, James 28 Aug 1853 Ae 78y
Scotland with his parents Row 7:
27 Aug 1844 Ae 2y-9m BRUCE, William 1 Sep 1881 Ae 50y-4m-4d
KING. James Shoemaker    31 ??? 1844 Ae 2y-29d BRUCE, Elizabeth w/o Wm. Bruce & d/o Wm. E. King
In memory of James the 10 Aug 1876 Ae 75y
beloved son of John King BRUCE, William 20 Aug 1855 Ae 72y
KING, Barbara Shoemaker    w/o John King born
Lycoming Co., Penn 1804 Note: Marker rows not well aligned and some markers are stacked
died 14 Oct 1846 Ae 42y against a tree.
KING, Elizabeth Torrance     w/o William King
was born near Newton,
Limnavady, Ireland 1768
Immigrated to America 1833
died 26 Aug 1839 Ae 71y
KING, Wm. to the memory of William who for sake of his
family willing permitted his
earthly remains to lye (sic)
in a foreign land.
Row 3:

(Contains footstones for

row 2.)
Row 4:
(broken stone)
(broken stone)
(stone broken & eroded) ? Feb ???? Ae 73y-4m-4d
HAMPTON, Margaret A.  d/o J. & A. Hampton
2 Nov 1840 Ae 1y