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Shawnee Indian Cemetery
Shawnee, Johnson County, Kansas

10905 59th Terrace, Shawnee KS

Lat: 39° 01' 16"N, Lon: 94° 42' 54"W

Contributed by Maureen Reed, Aug 10, 2005 [webmaster@cottonhills.com]. Total records = 21.

From Kansas City MO, take I-35 S to Shawnee Mission Parkway. Take Shawnee Mission Parkway west to Nieman Rd. Turn north on Nieman Rd to 59th Terrace. There is a Kansas Historical Marker sign just before 59th Terrace on Nieman Rd. Turn right and continue 2 blocks. Street dead-ends at the cemetery.

The Johnson County Museum indicated the land is owned by the Kansas State Historical Society. The lawn and grounds are well maintained.

The stones are limestone and extremely eroded, and many are obliterated. Many are broken, and there is evidence of many settings for stones that are missing. Some graves are marked only by rocks.

It is obvious from the slight mounds of ground that there are more graves here than there are markers. Personally, I find this to be a very unfortunate situation.

I have transcribed all existing markers or stone from my first visit to this cemetery in Jul 17, 2000 and again on Jul 30, 2005.

- Maureen Reed

* = no stone, Kansas City Star 1939

Allen, Walter Ernest, d. 12 Mar 1875, age: 1y 4m 3d, Son of C W and E K Allen
Baldwin, William, d. 27 Aug 1869, age: 41y 1m, Son of Isaac Baldwin
Bluejacket, Julia Ann, d. 11 Jul 1870, age: 50y, Wife of Chs Bluejacket
Bluejacket, Julia Ann, d. 2 Feb 1865, Dau of C and J A Bluejacket
Bluejacket, Robert, b. 1 Apr 1840, d. 25 Mar 1858
Bluejacket, Robert, b. 7 Jul 1862, d. 22 Nov 1866, Son of D and A ? Bluejacket
Booth, ??, d. 5 Jan 1860, age: 2y, Son of W H and J Booth
Booth, Sallie, d. 11 Jan 1865, Dau of W H and J Booth
Chouteau, William, d. 2 Jul 1868, age: 7y, Son of Benjamin Chouteau *
Donelson, Charles, no dates, age: 5y
Harvey, Jesse,b. 26 Nov 1801, d. 12 May 1848, of Harveysburgh *
Jessup, Evender, d. 31 May 1876
Kirby, Asenath G (?C), d. Nov 1865, Wife of B Kirby and Dau of J A and M Madley
Mendenhall, H M, d. Jun 18??, age: 2?y
Mendenhall, R, no dates, Rest of stone missing
Painter, Margaret F, d. 17 Feb 1862, Wife of David Painter
Parks, Catherine, d. 14 Oct 1858, age: 58 y
Parks, Joseph, d. 3 Apr 1853, age: 65y, Footstone J P
Parks, Nancy, d. 15 Sep 1851, age: 6y, Dau of J and C Parks
Randall, James S, d. 12 Aug 1865, age: 1y, Son of M P and E ? Randall
Silverheels, Chas, b. 20 Sep 1844, d. 5 Apr 1864


??, ??, d. 21 Oct 1863
??, ??, d. Nov 1855, age: 18 y 10 m 21 d
??, ??, Footstone C P, Footstone set in concrete
??, ??, Footstone J A B set in concrete

 

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