Saturday, August 11, 2012

Grave of a Famous Person

John Taylor Hughes, Woodlawn Cemetery, Independence, Mo. Grave of a Famous Person on

This is the final resting place of Brigadier General John Taylor Hughes. Woodlawn Cemetery is located at 701 South Noland Road in Independence, Mo.

N 39° 05.154 W 094° 24.725
15S E 377870 N 4327258

John Taylor Hughes Headstone is a white marble affair with the typical pointed top of a member of the Confederacy. The text reads:

John Tyler Hughes
Brig. General, Confederate
States of America

Born July 25, 1817
in Woodford Co. Kentucky

Killed While Leading His Troops
in the First Battle of Independence
Missouri on August 11, 1862.

"Omnia Patriae Dedit"

Graduated from Bonne Femme College 1844
Historian for the Doniphan Expedition
During the Mexican War, Appointed as
Receiver of the U. S. Land Office 1849,
Elected to the Missouri Legislature 1854.

A Christian Gentleman, Soldier, Historian,
Educator, Statesman, and Legislator, True
to the American Tradition.

Erected by the Decendants of John T. Hughes
and the Jackson County Historical Society
August 11, 1963