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Shawnee Methodist Mission Cemetery
Johnson County, Kansas

3201 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway KS

Lat: 39 02' 00"N, Lon: 94 37' 20"W
T49N R?E Sec 3

Contributed by Linda Lewis, Jun 23, 2005 [webmaster@cottonhills.com]. Total records = 22.

I35 south from Kansas City, MO to the Mission Rd exit, follow Mission Rd south to Shawnee Mission Parkway, turn left on Shawnee Mission Parkway and travel approximately two blocks. The cemetery is located on the south side street.

This historical cemetery is owned and maintained by the Kansas Historical Society as part of the Shawnee Indian Mission site, and is located a few blocks from the Mission buildings in what is now a suburban housing division on Shawnee Mission Parkway, a main artery to Kansas City. It has been owned by the Kansas Historical Society since 1927, and was designated a National Historical Site in 1968.

This cemetery contains the remains of Rev. Thomas Johnson, who this county is named for. With him is his wife, his brother Rev. William Johnson, and several members of his family.

The Kansas Historical Society does a good job maintaining this site, but there is a lot of old damage. All graves have headstones, but many of the initialed footstones are broken. Many of the small child headstones are very difficult to read and feeling and rubbing techniques are helpful.

This cemetery was transcribed and photographed from the gravestones and monuments in May of 2005. Photos available upon request. A map of the burial site can be seen here.

- Linda Lewis

Berryman, Sarah C., b. 22 Sep 1808, d. 28 Jul 1846, Wife of Rev J C Berryman She was a good and loving wife. We shall meet again, lot 14
Davis, Sarah, b. 15 Oct 1768, d. 16 May 1865, lot 12
Home, Marietta, b. 11 May 1831, d. 5 Jul 1860, lot 15
Johnson, Alexr. McAllister, b. 18 Jul 1831, d. 15 Aug 1831, lot 4
Johnson, Ann L, b. 11 Mar 1838, d. 26 Mar 1852, lot 7
Johnson, Elizabeth Price, b. 1830, d. 1930, w/o William McKendree Johnson, lot 10
Johnson, Elizabeth Price, b. 4 Mar 1850 Clay Co. MO, d. 2 Aug 1930 Kansas City MO, lot 11
Johnson, Mary Cummins, b. 15 Jan 1838, d. 19 Mar 1838, lot 6
Johnson, Rev. Thomas, b. 11 Jul 1802, d. 2 Jan 1865, s/w Sarah T Johnson, Johnson Co. Kansas named for Rev. Johnson, Methodist Minister, missionary, and founder of Shawnee Indian Mission Kansas, lot 1
Johnson, Rev. Wm., b. 2 Feb 1805, d. 10 Apr 1842, lot 3
Johnson, Sarah Elizabeth, b. 11 Aug 1831, d. 8 Jun 1840, lot 5
Johnson, Sarah T., b. 22 Jun 1810, d. 26 Sep 1873, Our Mother, Wife of Rev. T. Johnson, s/w Rev Thomas Johnson, lot 2
Johnson, Thomas, b. 13 Jul 1853, d. 5 Sep 1853, lot 12
Johnson, Wilbur McKendrie, b. 15 Nov 1841, d. 15 Apr 1844, lot 9
Johnson, William McKendree, b. 6 Jul 1845, d. 14 Feb 1924, Son of Rev Thomas Johnson and Sarah T Johnson, lot 10
Johnson, William Thomas, b. 22 Jun 1839, d. 2 Apr 1840, lot 8
Waterman, Laura, b. 22 Jul 1847, d. 12 Feb 1884, lot 16
Wornall, Ednie, d. 11 Dec 1863, age: 3y, 23d, Daughter of J B and Eliza Wornall, lot 20
Wornall, Eliza S, b. 20 Apr 1836, d. 5 Jul 1865, Wife of John Wornall, lot 21
Wornall, Fannie, d. 22 Sep 1859, ageL 21m, 4d, Daughter of J B and Eliza Wornall, lot 17
Wornall, Sallie, d. 16 Aug 1861, age: 21m, 27d, Daughter of J B and Eliza Wornall, lot 19
Wornall, no dates, Our Babes of J B and Eliza Wornall, lot 18

 

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