Pleasant Ridge Cemetery (aka Redpath), est. 1883

This is an archived index from the Digital Cemetery. See the Digital Cemetery for searchable photo-index and updated entries.

Pleasant Ridge Cemetery before construction

150H (135th) and Rosehill Rd
Overland Park, KS

GPS Location
38° 53' 02" N, 94° 43' 58" W
38.8839, -94.7328

Legal Location
Section 27, Township 13S, Range 24E

About the Cemetery

The land surrounding the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery was first patented by the United States to George Winn as bounty land given to officers and soldiers under an act passed by Congress on 3 Mar 1855. Winn sold this land to R Morgan, who in turn sold to Joseph M Marvin.

Although the official established date of this cemetery is 1900, it is evident the cemetery was in use long before. Currently there are 32 marked and legible interments prior to 1900, and indication of many graves with missing stones. Based on the legible markers remaining today, the first interment was Belle Rodman in 1865.

Analysis of the evidence found in the cemetery strongly suggests this cemetery began as a customary cemetery for an early pioneer community during the time that Marvin owned this land. One of the remaining broken stones is for Annie Bell Marvin, d. 14 Oct 1867, Aged 1 y 3 m 27 d, Daughter of J M and A Marvin.

A local reference book entitled "A Brief Historical Sketch of the F. M. Redpath Farm" by Frank Miller Redpath, 1 Jun 1953, Olathe, KS, provides some insights to the earliest settlers of the small community of Pleasant Ridge. According to Mr. Redpath, the first settlers arrived together in a group. The family names listed in the book as first settlers include the Cooks, Orrs, Hutchesons, Hemphills and Marvins. According to the author, Agnes Marvin, wife of Joseph, wrote a letter to her brother Robert N. Redpath that compelled him, his new bride, and 13 other couples to migrate to Kansas and stake the original homestead claims to the land in this area of Johnson County. Redpath also states that Joseph Marvin donated one acre of land for the Pleasant Ridge cemetery when the first of their small community was in need and that "Some seventy-five of the early pioneers were laid to rest here." At the time of this cemetery reading in 2005, there is evidence of 54 gravestones or markers.

Pleasant Ridge Cemetery sign before construction

Many of the names found in the Redpath article are shown on the 1874 Johnson County atlas to be close neighbors of Marvin, and many of these family names can be found in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery. By analyzing the death date trends of the legible stones, it appears this short-lived community peaked during Marvin's time in the late 1870s and began a slow decline during the 1880s. By the 1890s, it appears the cemetery was no longer in use. Joseph Marvin sold his land surrounding the cemetery to John and David Crozier on 13 Dec 1893. This deed, found in Book 69, pages 120 and 493, contains the first mention of the cemetery in the County deed records.

The cemetery was officially established in 1900, a few years after Crozier purchased the land. This official act of establishment may indicate the cemetery was in an untended state and a cemetery association formed to manage its care. This also marks the beginning of a second small wave of use that continued through 1939 and appears to end with the interment of Sheridan M Smith. Finally, in 1960, Mary O. Everett became the last interment in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

The area around the cemetery went under development in 2005. The fence, trees and overgrowth was removed and several graves were moved. 


Photographed and transcribed by Linda K. Lewis, 30 Jul 2005. This is a complete transcription by reading and photographing the gravestones.

Keys: s/w = same stone with, # = Supplemented by 1970s index, * = From 1970s index (no stone), ^ = From obit (no stone), % = From Olathe Mirror reference

??, ??; Piece of stone,
Boyd, Mary A; d. 11 Oct 1876, Aged 42 y 2 m 12 d, Wife of T W Boyd,
Bruton, James N; b. 18 Nov 1847, Platte Co, MO, d. 15 Aug 1914, Stanley, KS, Aged 71 y 10 m 16 d, ^ Obit
Cook, Mary Etta; d. 16 Aug 1883, Aged 6 m 16 d, Day of W J and M M Cook, *,
Crowford, Robert; b. 1801, d. 03 Oct 1874, Aged 70 y 2 m 24 d, Native of Scotland,
Davis, Phillip; d. 13 Dec 1916 interred, ^ Obit
Dosier, Mrs Anna; % The Olathe Mirror, Olathe, KS, Thurs 14 Aug 1913, Co. Commissioners pay bill for poor house burial for $46 to Julien Undertaking Co.
Duguid, ??; d. 17 Jul 1904, Infant son of J C and M M Duguid,
Duguid, Adam; b. 1812, d. 1866, s/w Catherine Stewart Duguid and Margaret A Smith Duguid,
Duguid, Catherine Stewart; b. 1808, d. 1882, s/w Adam Duguid and Margaret A Smith Duguid,
Duguid, Fannie May; b. 12 Mar 1908, d. 24 Jul 1908, Daughter,
Duguid, M May (Redpath); b. 05 Dec 1879, d. 19 Mar 1908, Wife of John C Duguid, Obit
Duguid, Margaret A Smith; b. 1839, d. 1905, s/w Adam Duguid and Catherine Stewart Duguid,
Everett, George M; b. 15 Jan 1878, d. 16 Nov 1925, s/w Mary O Everett, WWI draft card SN 3202,
Everett, Mary O; b. 29 Aug 1885, d. 26 Jan 1960, s/w George M Everett,
Ewing, Isabel; b. 11 May 1863, d. 2? May 1880, Dau of J H and J Ewing, s/w Johnie Ewing #,
Ewing, Johnie; b. 13 Mar 1870, d. 22 Mar 1870, Infant Son of G H and J Ewing, s/w Isabel Ewing #,
Hahn, Iva; d. 07 Oct 1870, Aged 10 m 6 d, Dau of J A and M J Hahn, *,
Hahn, James S J; d. 20 Sep 1869, Aged 11 m 6 d, Son of J A and M J Hahn, *,
Hambel, Richard; b. 14 Jan 1835, d. 12 Mar 1910, Hambel Monument, Obit
Hambel, Sarah E; b. 06 Feb 1846, d. 21 Nov 1885, Wife of R Hambel, Hambel Monument,
Harsh, Mary; b. 1860, d. 1906, Mother, Obit
Hewit, Emma J; d. 08 Nov 1872, Aged 5 y 24 d, Dau of L and M Hewit, s/w Maggie W and Libbie M Hewit #,
Hewit, Libbie M; d. 12 Nov 1872, Aged 2 y 4 m 1 d, s/w Emma J and Maggie W Hewit #,
Hewit, Maggie W; d. 31 Aug 1869, Aged 5 m 22 d, Dau of L and M Hewit, s/w Emma J and Libbie M Hewit #,
Hunter, ??;
Hutcheson, Anna M; b. 13 Feb 1866, d. 23 Sep 1883, Daughter of T M and E W Hutcheson,
Hutcheson, Elizabeth W; b. 03 Nov 1831, d. 12 Oct 1916, Wife of T M Hutcheson, Obit
Hutcheson, John; d. 24 Apr 1869, Aged 16 d, Children of T M and E W Hutcheson, s/w Oliver M Hutcheson,
Hutcheson, Margaret A; d. 20 Jan 1905, ^ Obit
Hutcheson, Oliver M; d. 02 Sep 1871, Aged 2 m 20 d, Children of T M and E W Hutcheson, s/w John Hutcheson,
Hutcheson, Thomas M; d. 29 Nov 1889, Aged 67 y 6 m 21 d,
Ingram, James L; b. 09 Aug 1870, d. 04 Feb 1873, Son of Wm and Margaret Ingram, With Hambell Monument,
Leslie, Ed;
Marvin, Annie Bell; d. 14 Oct 1867, Aged 1 y 3 m 27 d, Daughter of J M and A Marvin, Broken,
McConnal, Infant; d. 22 Feb 1881, Aged 9 d, Son of St Clair and Ellen E McConnal, Broken and reset by 2005 construction,
McFarl, Orpha; *,
Miller, Mattie H; Dau of J and M A Miller, *,
Orr, John P; b. 23 Oct 1829, Husband of Sarah J Orr, Footstone J P O, % Olathe Mirror, Olathe, KS, Thu 23 Dec 1875, pg 3, Administrators Notice
Orr, Margret; d. 31 Jan 1875, Aged 4 y 2 m ? d, Daughter of J P and S J Orr, #,
Orr, Mary A; d. 05 May 1868, Aged 1 y 4 m 23 d, Daughter of J P and S J Orr,
Orr, Sarah J; b. 12 Dec 1835, d. 03 Jul 1915, Wife of John P Orr, Obit
Redpath, Arthur; b. 13 Nov 1878, d. 26 Nov 1878, Son of R N and M Redpath,
Redpath, Eddie C; b. 11 Jul 1876, d. 19 Sep 1876, Aged 2 m 8 d, Sons of R N and M Redpath, s/w Willie M Redpath,
Redpath, Marion; b. Oct 1842, d. Jun 1932, s/w R N Redpath,
Redpath, R N; b. Oct 1842, d. Jan 1929, s/w Marion Redpath,
Redpath, Willie M; b. 11 Jul 1876, d. 23 Sep 1876, Aged 2 m 12 d, Sons of R N and M Redpath, s/w Eddie C Redpath,
Robertson, Elizabeth; b. 21 Jun 1837, d. 08 Jan 1870, Wife of A M Robertson, *,
Rodman, Belle; d. 22 May 1865, Aged 1 y 12 d, Little Belle, Daughter of Geo and Margaret Rodman,
Smith, Cora; b. 31 Oct 1866, d. 04 Jul 1931,
Smith, Sheridan M; b. 20 Jan 1865, d. 07 Jan 1939,
Thurston, Elmer; d. 9 Feb 1919 interment, ^ Obit
Tippin, Sylvanium; d. 20 Nov 186?, Aged 3 y 2 m 20 d, *,
Wallace, Elizabeth; b. 22 Feb 1812, d. 05 Sep 1877, Mother, Wallace Monument,
Wallace, J K; b. 30 Aug 1846, d. 23 Jan 1918, Co. B, 6th Kansas Vol. Cavalry, Obit
Wallace, John R; b. 15 Nov 1804, d. 15 May 1885, Father, Wallace Monument,
Wallace, Robert A; b. 01 Sep 1826, d. 24 Nov 1868, #,
Wallace, Robert A; b. 30 Aug 1851, d. 24 Dec 1869, Brother, Wallace Monument,
Wright, Annie I; b. 14 Jun 1870, d. 12 Mar 1913,

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