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Kansas Genealogical Records: Rose Bank Cemetery
City of Mulberry Records are Useful
A HubPages reader, Betty Judy, is interested in the Rose Bank or Rosebank Cemetery in the City of Mulberry, Kansas. Many people join her in her interest in tracing history and family connections in the cemeteries of the US.
This graveyard is located on Section 1 of Township 29S, Range 25E, on the eastern border of the state.
The City of Mulberry provides a few excellent research links that could be helpful in tracing ancestors' buried at Rose Bank Cemetery. The following organizations are good locations to search for genealogical records of such burials in and near rose Bank Cemetery in Dickinson, Kansas; Mulberry; and Crawford County.
- Buffalo Soldiers at search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1934
Records of the war with the Native Americans from 1866 - 1916.
- City of Mulberry - Mulberry, KS 66756 - (620) 764-3315
Please call for a city street map, some business listings, and contact information for City Hall. A web site may become available.
- Crawford County Genealogical Society; 308 N. Walnut, Pittsburg KS 66762.
- Crawford County - Kansas State Historical Society
Extensive holdings regarding Kansas history, including City of Mulberry.
- Museum of Crawford County - Girard, KS
This is different from the Crawford County Historical Museum.
- Photo Gallery of Civil War Veterans' grave sites in Rose Bank Cemetery and Find-A-Grave listings for the cemetery.
Two Rose Bank Cemeteries
The first cemetery with the desired name is located just southeast of the Mulberry downtown district in Crawford County.
The second such graveyard is located in Dickinson County near Interstate 70, northwest of the first burial ground.
Location and Survey of a Second Rose Bank Cemetery
This second cemetery lies in Section 27 of Hope Township, about 3.5 miles south of the city of Hope, Kansas at Rosebank Church.
Sheryl and Andrew McClure examined headstones in this particular cemetery during the early spring of 2004. They compiled and listed their extensive findings at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ksdickin/rosebankcemetery.html Retrieved March 10, 2010.
The information on each clearly readable headstone is contained on the page listed at the above link.
The Hope Area Rosebank Cemetery
Burial Records at Internment.net
A Google search turned up as the top listing, a partial listing of burials at "Rosebank Cemetery" and these include last names (surnames) beginning with the letters M through Z.
The page is provided by Internment.net, a site that includes increasing numbers of burial records recorded online throughout the United States. The people that offered the burial records mentioned above are
- Connie Fenimore at email@example.com;
- Jane Hoey at firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Karen Burdett at email@example.com, and
- RJ at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The entire list of burial records that Internment.net has posted online for Rosebank is located at: Rosebank/index.htm. Carol Brooks seems to be the individual that has contributed the greatest number of records to the online database for Rosebank and this includes the records of 2,650 people at the most recent update.
Ms. Brooks notes that cemetery records burned in the 1920s during a fire and that some burials have no records, accordingly. Some graves were unmarked, but senior citizens volunteered to walk through the cemetery and report to City Hall about graves in which they knew the buried individuals. It is quite a remarkable database, in view of the fire's destruction.
For additional records that might not yet be posted to the site, contact the Mulberry City Hall at phone number (620) 764-3315.
Additional burial and other records for Crawford County cemeteries and Mulberry residents in the 1800s might be found at:
Burial Records Suggested via E-Podunk
At least 14 cemeteries lie in Crawford County, Kansas and it is possible that relatives and ancestors have been buried in a cemetery different from Rosebank or Rose Bank. In addition, Rosebank was formerly called Mulberry Cemetery, and possibly Crafton Cemetery before that, and may have been a Native American Burial Ground prior to that time. In fact, local Native American organizations might keep burial records from that time - notably Cherokee and Chippewa.
At least 27 cemeteries are within 10 miles of Rosebank and 4 are within 5 miles and these final 4 could be examined for records before going on the the remaining 22:
- Garden of Memories Cemetery in Crawford County
- Shirley Cemetery in Crawford County
- Smilie Cemetery, Crawford County
- Yale Cemetery in Barton County, MO
Check Internment.net for each of these cemeteries and their online records.
Other places to check for records and human memories would be the local library (Arma City Library) in Crawford County, KS and the Mulberry Homecoming Festival held in during changing dates, but often in springtime. Mulberry itself has fewer than 600 residents.
More genealogy information is located at this link at "The Little Balkands of Southeast Kansas."
Morman Family History Centers in Kansas are operated for many surnames. Call Mulberry City Hall to see if your family is included in one of them.
Records at Access Genealogy
This site has another database of transcribed burial records for Rosebank Cemetery. The link to this website and their records is HERE.
Another series of recent photographs of headstones of Civil War Veterans buried in Rosebank Cemetery in Crawford Country is located at the following link to Rootsweb.
- Ancestry.com. U.S., Buffalo Soldiers, Returns From Regular Army Cavalry Regiments, 1866-1916 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
- Online Searchable Death Indexes, Records & Obituaries: A directory of online death indexes listed by state. Includes some obituaries and cemetery burials.
- NVSS - National Vital Statistics System Homepage
- Returns From Regular Army Cavalry Regiments, 1833-1916. NARA microfilm publication M744, 16 rolls. Records of U.S. Regular Army Mobile Units, 1821-1942, Record Group Number 391. National Archives, Washington D.C.
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