Martha J Yancey was born about 1827 in Cooper County, Missouri. She married Jeremiah R Yancey in 1848 and they moved to Howard County. They were living in Silver Creek Township, Randolph County, Missouri when the 1870 census was taken and afterwards moved to the Guthridge Mill community in Chariton County. They were the parents of five sons: William L., Charles F. who married May Hershey and who are buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery west of Indian Grove area where Powell Cemetery is located, John F. who married Rosina "Rosa" G. Powell, James, and Robert E. Yancey who married Susan "Susie" Armilda Powell and who are buried in Powell Cemetery.
THE WEEKLY BRUNSWICKER, Brunswick, Missouri, Saturday, Jan. 14, 1888
Mrs. Martha Yancy, wife of Jerry Yancy of Guthridge Mills neighborhood, died last Sunday of pneumonia, in the 65th year of her age. Deceased was born and raised in Cooper County, this state, and after her marriage to Mr. Yancy, lived in Howard County, till about 1870 when they removed to this county. By her gentleness and higher womanly qualities, wherever she has lived, she has drawn about her a multitude of warm generous friends, who will do homage to her memory and mingle their sympathy and tears with those of her immediate family who have sustained the greatest loss. Her husband and five sons survive her, and on Monday last, they with their friends and neighbors followed her earthly remains to Powell Cemetery, near Indian Grove, where she was gently laid to rest, there to await the final day.
This obelisk was leveled, reset, repaired, sealed and cleaned and can be 'adopted' for $200. To support this preservation project, please make your check payable to "Jacob's Ladder" Cemetery Restoration Specialists and mail it to the Chariton County Historical Society, P.O. Box 114, Salisbury, MO 65281. Thank you.