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Matthew Kilgore Cemetery, Sacramento, California

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Matthew Kilgore Cemetery, Sacramento, California

Posted: 1206947806000
Classification: Cemetery
Surnames: Kilgore
Hello Kilgore family,

The Matthew Kilgore Cemetery is located east of Sacramento. Last summer a celebration and re-opening of the cemetery occurred, and it is beautiful, a real miracle of turning a derelict cemetery back into the burial place of well-loved people.

Mathew Kilgore. He was born in 1801 in Ohio and lived there until 1827. He moved to Indiana, then to Lee County, Iowa, where he was a supervisor for three years. He moved to Santa Clara County (CA) in 1853 and to Sacramento County in 1855.
He lived fifteen miles from Sacramento on the Placerville Road and owned 154 acres of land.
He married Masa McGuire of Ohio in 1822 and they had five sons and three daughters. Three sons, two daughters and his wife had all died prior to publication of the above referenced book, Mrs. Kilgore having died April 8, 1875.

This is from Thompson and West’s History of Sacramento, California (1880)

You can find a list of those buried in this cemetery here

If anyone has someone buried here, I would be happy to document the site and photograph stones.
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