Newton County, Missouri
(may be the old Jones/Hyatt Cemetery)

Transcriptions from the cemetery at the old Sherman Hughes Farm
(currently owned by Gene Tichenor),
Hwy A, Newton Co., MO. Abt 4 miles due west from Wheaton, MO on Hiway A.
At the first sharp turn to the south, on the right, is where the farm is located.
The cemetery is in some trees in the middle of the field.

I visited this cemetery with Floyd Hughes, whose father was Sherman Hughes. He remembers the cemetery when he was a young man growing up on that land, but he said even then, it was an old graveyard. There were more stones standing back then, but now, not even one. After years of trees growing up, weather, cattle roaming within the confines, and Lord know what else, there is little left but broken and weathered smooth stones. It looks like it may be that the Bullard family own or lived near that property in the 1840s and 1850s. Three of the four readable stones were of the Bullard name, the earliest dated 1844, the oldest found was 1857. Again, there are no stones standing and those on the ground are worn completely smooth and/or broken completely. The below transcribed stones were the only ones we found that had ANY writing on them. Below are the transcribed stones as I read them:

Lawrence M.
Son of
J. N. McMahan
Dec 5 1839
Dec 24 1857

This stone was in the best shape and very readable.  It was completely out of the ground and even had “Joplin Marble Works” inscribed on the bottom portion that would have been in the ground.

I did find the Lawrence McMahan in the 1850 census for Benton, MO.  (Newton Co.) (father was John) but need to do some more looking to see where the Bullards fit in.  Was more just curious about who they were.  They do not fit into my line, Dabbs, Jones, or Hughes. 

Note: Janice Ryan confirms that Lawrence's father was John McMahan II and his mother was Elizabeth?

In Memory of
Bowyer Bullard
b. Oct 1st 1803
d. April 19 1855


Parmelia Bullard
Wife of
John Bullard
Born June 10 18?3
Died March 20 1858
Aged 18 Years
? Months and 
10 Days


In Memory of

Christopher B. Bullard
January 01, 1809
Died October 18, 1844

Transcription and photos submitted by Glenn Hoyt
Thanks to Janice Ryan for supplying the missing information

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