Inscription:

SACRED
to the Memory of
MARY BLACKBURN
___Wythe Co., VA
Who departed this life in
St. Louis Co., MO, August the 21st 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__

Mary Blackburn
Birth: Unknown
Death: 21 August 18__
Burial: Cold Water Cemetery, Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri

Notes:
• The marker is worn and damaged making some portions illegible.  Those areas are designated with ___.
• The 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), 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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