Birth: Christening: Death: Burial:
1. Burial: Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri. Cold Water Cemetery
TOMBSTONE: (blanks indicate illegible words)
Sacred to the memory of Mary Blackburn _____ Wythe Co., Va., who departed this life in St. Louis Co., Mo. August the 21'th 18__. The deceased was a member in the Baptist Church for a long period of ____ years during which time ____ and a exemplary life and died with a ____.
Research could not point clearly to the identity of Mary. However, the 1850 census shows Sara Blackburn (Sally), the widow of John and mother of Edward M. Blackburn above and children John 17, Edward 16, Mary 14, Laura 12, Martha 10, Charles 8 and Rufus 6 - all born in Missouri. Mary may have been the mother of John.
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