It is only known that Laura was the wife of J.C. Pendleton. There is no census record for Washington County with a J.C. Pendleton or Laura Pendleton recorded. There is a couple buried in Mt. Washington Cemetery in Independence, Missouri which contains gravestones of J. Crow Pendleton 1845-1913 and Laura Pendleton 1848-1908, which might be the Laura Pendleton mentioned on the list of founding ladies, but this is not proven. If this is our Laura Pendleton, she was Laura Henley who married on 22 May 1867 in Jackson County, Missouri. Her husband James Crow Pendleton was a druggist by profession.