Shawnee Methodist Mission Cemetery

About this 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 Sarah married John Bristow Wornall, a Kansas City, MO historical figure who owned the farm to the east of the Shawnee Reservation and Mission. Sarah 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 Berryhill, the wife of Rev. Jerome C Berryhill, another Mission teacher.