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AVON CEMETERY,  Polk Co., Iowa - My Family Rows

All headstones indexed, transcribed & photographed by Cindy L. Marcell, 2000.
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KEENEY family groupings noted. All last names are Keeney unless noted, maiden names in ( ) when known. Not all stones are seen in the group pictures Below all are listed when walking in a north to south line (L to R), with 3 long distinct family rows being observed.  Cindy Marcell walked, photographed and transcribed the headstones on this site in Oct. of 2000.

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Cindy Marcell has been working on the KEENEY family history since 1999.  KEENEY Family site

Charles Perry Keeney row

Pictured front row L to R: Sarah E., Elvira E., Jonathan A., Margaret A. Hook Keeney Pierson (d. Dec 11, 1899), Josiah, Esther, & Charles Perry Keeney.

L to R this row includes but not all pictured above: Samuel P., Sarah E., Elvira E., & Jonathan A. Keeney, Margaret Pierson, Josiah, Esther, Charles P., Matilda (Walker) & Jonathan Keeney, Alpha, & Floyd Geil.

This is the row where many of the old Watts grave stones are:
Keeney Watts row reversed
Pictured L to R: Amanda M., George W., Martha E., Sylvesta J., & Mary E. Keeney, Sarah (Watts) Keeney, Mason Watts, Martha Watts, Elizabeth Watts, John Watts, & Ruth Watts.
L to R this row includes but not all pictured above: Eva M., Emma C., & Amanda M. off to left of photo. George W., Martha E., Sylvesta J., Mary E., Sarah (Watts) Keeney, Watts: Mason, Martha, Elizabeth, John, & Ruth.

** Of  historical interest it should be noted that Sarah Watts Keeney was the first buried in Watts Cemetery, what is now known as Avon Cemetery.

Below are 2 different angles viewing the row where Rev. Jonathan Keeney is buried
Rev J. Keeney's row
Pictured L to R: Rozalia, Margaret (Keeney) McCoy, Infant (d. 1854), John T., West W., Rev. J. A., Levi Krysher, (space) Charles W., Mother (Elizabeth Kessler Keeney), Samuel T., & Nathaniel F. (partial leaning stone).

L to R this row includes but not all pictured above: George W., Rozalia, Margaret (McCoy), Infant, John T., West W., Rev. J. A., Levi Krysher, Charles W., Samuel T., Elizabeth (Kessler), & Nathaniel F.

Rev J. Keeney's row

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