location: Located on the Northwest corner of Southwest 27th Street and Boswell Street,
no entrance sign, on hilltop in residential area
General View of Cemetery
First General View of Graves 1, 2, 3 & 4
Second General View of Graves 1, 2, 3 & 4
Grave 1 - George Jordan, PVT CO H, 23 KANS INF, SP-AM
Grave 2 - Sandy Mothel, PVT CO A, 23 KANS INF, SP-AM
Grave 2a - Sandy Mothel, CO ?, 23 KANS. INF., SP. AM
Grave 3 - Robert Ransom, PVT CO A, 23 KANS INF, SP-AM
Grave 4 - Walter Rossin, PVT CO A, 23 KANS INF, SP-AM
Grave 4a - Walter Rossin, CO. A., 23 KANS. INF., SP.-AM.
Grave 5, two names on one marker
Grave 5a - Nephzibah Garrison, Died Nov. 8, 1868, Aged ? y 6 ? 2 d ? [second view]
Grave 5b - [illegible]
Grave 6 - Our mother, Luesinda Jefferson, 1833 - 1898
Grave 7, two names on one marker
Grave 7a - John J. Scott, Aug. 31, 1919 - Oct. 24, 1984
Grave 7b - Martha Ransom, 1827 - Oct. 1, 1917
Common Inscription: Mrs. Martha Ransom, lovingly called Granny Ransom, was an ex- slave freed by the Great Emancipation Proclamation, and is buried here, the Old Ritchie Cemetery. On Aug. 31, 1919, John Jefferson Scott, one of Granny Ransom's Great- Grandsons was born. John was destined to continue the fight for freedom by becoming one of the architects of Brown vs. the Topeka Board of Education.
Grave 8 - Father, Rev. G.W. Patton, 1846 - 1903
Grave 9 - Mother, Harriet Patton, 1847 - 1926
Grave 10 - Grace Patton Shuck, 1832 - 1931
There are believed to be other graves which are not visible, including those for some Native
Americans and former slaves.
Hi, John. My name is CP and I noticed that on your website for the Old Ritchie Cemetery
in Topeka, Kansas, the Birth Date for Grave 10 - Grace Patton Shuck, 1832 - 1931 is incorrect.
This should be Grave 10 - Grace Patton Shuck, 1872 - 1931. This is my Great
Great Aunt. George A. Patton (Grave 8?) and Harriet Knight Patton (Grave 9) are the
parents of Grace Patton Shuck (Schuck).
Details beyond simple text not as appears on original; comments appear in brackets: [ ]; "?"
substituted for unknown letter(s)/word(s)/line(s); all visible graves photographed and transcribed;
grave numbers for the convenience of the transcriber and photographer only; photographs taken
24 September 2001; transcription compiled from photographs.