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Edwin Hailey, of Ava, is taking an active role in the rededication of a Civil War cemetery west of Seymour this Saturday.
Hailey’s great-great-grandfather, Jonathan Bralley is buried at the appropriately-named Bralley Cemetery on Findley Falls Road, about four miles west of Seymour.
Hailey said the cemetery that was once grown up in weeds and brush has been cleaned up for the special service on Saturday.
The cemetery is recognized as the Civil War Cemetery because four Civil War soldiers are buried there.
Jonathan Bralley settled on the Finley Falls Road around 1840. He had three sons, John, James and Jonathan who were taken by the Union side into the 8th Mo. Cavalry. All three died during the war and are buried at the Bralley Cemetery.
It is said the only gravestones are on the Civil War soldiers’ graves, provided by the government. Some 12-15 other graves are marked with fieldstones.
The brief ceremony at the Seymour cemetery will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon and all those interested are invited to attend.