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- Old Ritchie Cemetery, Topeka Township, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA

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location:  Located on the Northwest corner of Southwest 27th Street and Boswell Street, no entrance sign, on hilltop in residential area


General View of Cemetery

First General View of Graves 1, 2, 3 & 4
Second General View of Graves 1, 2, 3 & 4

Grave 1 - George Jordan, PVT CO H, 23 KANS INF, SP-AM WAR

Grave 2 - Sandy Mothel, PVT CO A, 23 KANS INF, SP-AM WAR

Grave 2a - Sandy Mothel, CO ?, 23 KANS. INF., SP. AM WAR

Grave 3 - Robert Ransom, PVT CO A, 23 KANS INF, SP-AM WAR

Grave 4 - Walter Rossin, PVT CO A, 23 KANS INF, SP-AM WAR

Grave 4a - Walter Rossin, CO. A., 23 KANS. INF., SP.-AM. WAR

Grave 5, two names on one marker
Grave 5a - Nephzibah Garrison, Died Nov. 8, 1868, Aged ? y 6 ? 2 d ?  [second view]
Grave 5b - [illegible]

Grave 6 - Our mother, Luesinda Jefferson, 1833 - 1898

Grave 7, two names on one marker
Grave 7a - John J. Scott, Aug. 31, 1919 - Oct. 24, 1984
Grave 7b - Martha Ransom, 1827 - Oct. 1, 1917
Common Inscription:  Mrs. Martha Ransom, lovingly called Granny Ransom, was an ex- slave freed by the Great Emancipation Proclamation, and is buried here, the Old Ritchie Cemetery.  On Aug. 31, 1919, John Jefferson Scott, one of Granny Ransom's Great- Grandsons was born.  John was destined to continue the fight for freedom by becoming one of the architects of Brown vs. the Topeka Board of Education.

Grave 8 - Father, Rev. G.W. Patton, 1846 - 1903

Grave 9 - Mother, Harriet Patton, 1847 - 1926

Grave 10 - Grace Patton Shuck, 1832 - 1931


Notes:

There are believed to be other graves which are not visible, including those for some Native Americans and former slaves.

Hi, John.  My name is CP and I noticed that on your website for the Old Ritchie Cemetery in Topeka, Kansas, the Birth Date for Grave 10 - Grace Patton Shuck, 1832 - 1931 is incorrect.  This should be Grave 10 - Grace Patton Shuck, 1872 - 1931.  This is my Great Great Aunt.  George A. Patton (Grave 8?) and Harriet Knight Patton (Grave 9) are the parents of Grace Patton Shuck (Schuck).

Details beyond simple text not as appears on original; comments appear in brackets: [ ]; "?" substituted for unknown letter(s)/word(s)/line(s); all visible graves photographed and transcribed; grave numbers for the convenience of the transcriber and photographer only; photographs taken 24 September 2001; transcription compiled from photographs.


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