Fisher Cemetery

(formerly Mt. Bethel Methodist Church)

This cemetery, located about two miles northwest of Pleasanton was originally a church yard. Records show that William Lamb was the first owner of this land. On 7 Feb 1863 he deed this 1 12 acres in the NW corner of the SW1/4 of Sec. 23 to the Mt. Bethel Methodist Episcopal Church for a site to build a church for the community. No records can be found for this church, but it is supposed that it only lasted until the Methodist church was organized in Pleasanton in 1870.

It is unknown why this is called Fisher Cemetery; it probably is due to thefact that the Fisher family lived in this area for many years, and being a prominent and well known family, the cemetery was referred to by their name. Some stones predate the establishment date for the cemetery. These stones may have been moved here from family burial grounds or a homestead cemetery.

Lot 4--Bartlett Baugh

Bartlett Baugh d. 21 Oct 1875 66 yrs 3 mos 6 days
Elizabeth Dillon Baugh 5 April 1810 d. 5 Feb 1872
Lewis B. Baugh d. 2 May 1898 60 yrs 2 mos 19d
Nancy Baugh Fleming wife of Jacob 1843-1891
Letha A (Baugh) Moore b. 6 Jul 1853--d. 29 Oct 1923 2nd wife of Milton Moore 1883
(He is buried in Green Valley Cemetery)

Row 17
Lots 2 and 3

John H. Baugh 8 Dec 1832 - 26 Aug 1909 (M. 6 Apr 1859)
Mary A. (Lamley) Baugh 8 Oct 1836 - 18 Sept 1918
Nellie E. Rice 20 Apr 1887 - 19 Oct 1888
Leo L. Ric 2 Aug 1889 - 13 Apr 1914

Lot 4

Wm Baugh
Large stone in shape of tree trunk on the ground
Nancy A. (Hardison) Baugh wife of William A. d. 6 Jan 1878 37 y 8 mon 2 days

Row 18
Lot 3--DeMoss

Sarah W. (Baugh) Buskill wife of Andrew J. 30 Nov 1813 - 22 May 1872 (see note below)
Lillie C. Buskill 1 Apr 1860 - 20 Mar 1872
Hester Buskill 11 May 1861 - 25 Mar 1866

Kansas State Historical Society: Property Number 1600. 100 Cemeteries and Burial Sites in Linn County, Kansas. p. 429, 431

Note: Regarding dates listed with Sarah W. Baugh Buskill, wife of Andrew J., they are highly questionable for the following reasons. Sarah was the third child of John and Minerva Gordon Vickers Baugh. John and Minerva married in 1840 in Christian County, KY. In the 1850 Logan County, KY federal census, her age is listed as 7. In the 1860 Linn County, KS federal census, her age is listed as 16. Also listed with the John Baugh family is an A. Buskill, age 22. His place of birth looks like IGT which I interpret to be Indian Government Territory. No race is marked for him. Sarah died in 1903 and is interred in the Fisher Cemetery northwest of Pleasanton. Based on this research, the dates don't fit for either of them.

US 1860 Federal Census for Potosi, Linn County, Kansas Territory, p. 59