T44, R27, S31 - Big Creek Township
1027 Hwy N, Henry County, Missouri
4 known burials from 1858 to 1871
Last Update: 09/17/2020
Landowner: John Wall
Indexed by: Linda M. Everhart, June 14 1997
Directions: One mile east of Blairstown on Hwy N to the former home place of John Wall on the north side of the road.
Condition: Four stones are laid flat on the ground in the backyard between two small outbuildings. Two markers are broken, but the faces are still in fairly good condition and readable.
History: James Fox (originally from Virginia) came from Kentucky and entered this land in 1843. Reuben S. Fox, probably his son, purchased adjoining lands in 1844. Absalom M. Potts, a large slave holder, owned most of the surrounding property. On later maps, a school house is located across the road. The original cemetery was near the front fence line on the west side of the home place, near N Hwy. The stones were beneath a large shade tree that was struck by lightning and burned. In time, all the markers became buried. In 1995, earth-moving work in that area uncovered four stones and they were moved to the yard area and laid flat on the ground. Since all of the discovered stones were for related people, it was most likely a family cemetery; not a public one.
FOX, James - b: Apr 25 1785 Loudoun Co, VA - d: Dec 27 1859 Henry Co, MO - 74Y 8M 2D - son of William & Mary BROWN FOX - sp: Margaret FRANKLIN (marker)
INSCRIBED: FOX, James - d: Dec 27 1859 - 74Y 8M 2D
FOX, Margaret "Peggy" FRANKLIN - b: Mar 6 1793 Stafford Co, VA - d: Mar 15 1858 Henry Co, MO - 65Y 9D - dau of Reuben & Margaret LATHAM FRANKLIN - sp: James FOX (marker)
INSCRIBED: FOX, Margaret - d: Mar 15 1858 - wife of James FOX - 65Y 9D
RACE, Sarah Keziah TURNER - b: May 18 1853 - d: Mar 16 1871 - 17Y 9M 29D - dau of John & Margaret Catherine FOX TURNER - sp: Albert Louis RACE (marker)
INSCRIBED: RACE, Sarah K. - d: Mar 16 1871 - wife of Albert L. RACE - 17Y 9M 29D
TURNER, Emerine FOX - b: Nov 17 1833 Kentucky - d: Dec 8 1869 Missouri - 36Y 21D - m: Jan 13 1853, Henry Co, MO to Singleton Vaughn TURNER - ch: Mary LaVinia, Singleton W. (marker)
INSCRIBED: TURNER, Emerine - b: Nov 17 1833 - d: Dec 8 1869 - wife of S. V. TURNER - 36Y 21D - "As a wife devoted, as a mother affectionate, as a friend ever kind and true. In life she exhibited all the graces of a Christian. In death her redeemed spirit retured to God who gave it. A member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church."