Shawnee Methodist Mission Cemetery

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Shawnee Methodist Mission Cemetery

3201 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Fairway, KS

GPS Location
39° 01' 50" N, 94° 37' 19" W
39.03069, -94.62193

Legal Location
Section 3, Township 12S, Range 25E

About the Cemetery

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 Johnson babies. Also interred here are two adult children of Thomas Johnson. His daughter Eliza married John Bristow Wornall, a Kansas City, MO historical figure who owned the farm to the east of the Shawnee Reservation and Mission. Eliza Johnson Wornall gave birth to 7 children, but only two lived past childhood. The other 5 children are buried here with Sarah, who died shortly after the birth of her 7th child. Also interred here is Sarah Berryman, the wife of Rev. Jerome C Berryman, another Mission teacher.

Shawnee Methodist Mission Cemetery

Ownership History

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. The Mission has been owned by the Kansas Historical Society since 1927, and was designated a National Historical Site in 1968.

A plaque at the entrance of the cemetery states the following: "Rev. Thomas Johnson, a missionary of the Methodist Episcopal Church and Founder of the Shawnee Mission; Rev. William Johnson, Missionary to the Kansa Indians, and members of their families were buried here from 1839 to 1930. Plaque furnished by the Old Mission United Methodist Church 1988."


Photographed and transcribed by Linda K. Lewis, 29 Jun 2005. This is a complete transcription by reading and photographing the gravestones.

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.
Davis, Sarah; b. 15 Oct 1768, d. 16 May 1865
Hume, Marrieta; b. 11 May 1831, d. 05 Jul 1860
Johnson, Alexr McAllister; b. 18 Jul 1831, d. 15 Aug 1831
Johnson, Ann E; b. 11 Mar 1838, d. 26 Mar 1852
Johnson, Elizabeth Price; b. 04 Mar 1850, Clay Co. MO, d. 02 Aug 1930, Kansas City, MO
Johnson, Mary Cummins; b. 15 Jan 1838, d. 19 Mar 1838
Johnson, Rev. Thomas; b. 11 Jul 1802, d. 02 Jan 1865, The Devoted Indian Missionary; Plaque: Son of a Revolutionary Soldier Erected by Kansas City Chapter D.A.R.; Plaque: United Methodist Minister, s/w Sarah T Johnson, Johnson Co. Kansas named for Rev. Johnson, Methodist Minister, missionary, and founder of Shawnee Indian Mission Kansas
Johnson, Rev. Wm.; b. 02 Feb 1805, d. 10 Apr 1842
Johnson, Sarah Elizabeth; b. 11 Aug 1834, d. 08 Jun 1840
Johnson, Sarah T.; b. 22 Jun 1810, d. 26 Sep 1873, Our Mother; Wife of Rev. T. Johnson, Our Mother, Wife of Rev. T. Johnson
Johnson, Thomas; b. 20 Jul 1851, d. 14 Apr 1852, Son of A S and P Johnson
Johnson, Wilbur McKendrie; b. 15 Nov 1841, d. 15 Apr 1844
Johnson, William McKendree; b. 06 Jul 1845, d. 14 Feb 1924, Son of Rev Thomas Johnson and Sarah T Johnson His wife Elizabeth Price Johnson 1830 - 1930
Johnson, William Thomas; b. 22 Jun 1839, d. 02 Apr 1840
Waterman, Laura; b. 22 Jul 1847, d. 12 Feb 1884
Wornall, ??; d. ?? ?? ????, Our Babes of J B and Eliza Wornall
Wornall, Ednie; d. 11 Dec 1863, Aged 3 y 23 d, Daughter of J B and Eliza Wornall
Wornall, Eliza S; d. 05 Jul 1865, Wife of John Wornall, Born 20 Apr 1836
Wornall, Fannie; d. 22 Sep 1859, Aged 2 m 4 d, Daughter of J B and Eliza Wornall
Wornall, Sallie; d. 16 Aug 1861, Aged 21 m 27 d, Daughter of J B and Eliza Wornall

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