While out garage shopping one Friday my Aunt and I came across a small cemetery--it had been covered over by large trees. It is near a residential area--I asked around and was told that the trees that had covered the graves had been destroyed and cut down due to a storm. When removed they found the graves.
These are the graves of John Barton, and his wife Mary and children.
There is a log rail fence around the graves and there is easy access to them. The rail fence had been there and residents thought it was put up to guard the old trees.
The location is in Farmington, Missouri, St. Francois County.
The graves are in a 16 yard diameter circle surrounded by log rail fence. This cemetery is located off Hillsboro Road on Annie Lane in Morgan Oaks, a subdivision north of Farmington.
Born Dec 25, 1828
Died May 2, 1905
Age 76 yrs, 4 months, 5 days
"Gone to Better Land"
(Note: the stone is broken)
Mary wife of John Barton
Born Jan 11 1841
Died Oct 27, 1876
Age 35 YR, 9 M, 16 Days
"Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God"
Note: Mary's stone is lying down.
Next to Mary are two small stones:
"In Memory of Sarah E"
Born May 14, 1872
Died Feb 17, 1876
Age 3 Yrs, 2M, 27 Days
Born Jan 12, 1875
Died Jan 21, 1875
Age 9 Days
Below the stones it says
"Children of John & Mary Barton"
Found two footstones--
One footstone reads "MB"
One footstone reads "JB"
Both of these should be for the John and Mary mentioned above. Although they belong to those graves the footstones seem to have been moved.
There are three large stones or rocks which could also be markers and have nothing written on them.
Near these stones/rocks is a marble marker with the initials:
"G T B"--this may be the base footstone for the child George T mentioned above although it is not near the child’s marker.
These were the only noticeable graves but there could be others.
The residents keep the cemetery well groomed.
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