John Lee Grave
Barry County, Missouri
Flat Creek Township NE 1/4 S 8, T22, R27
GPS coordinates: 363828N 0935246W
Directions: 3 Miles South of Cassville, about 300 yards southeast of intersection county 1110 and 2200 on property of Marlee Edie et al. Take 112 south out of Cassville and turn west (right) on AA. Turn north (right) on FR1110 to FR2200 and stop. The cemetery is on the 37 acre parcel in the south east corner of this intersection.
LEE, John S.
Born: November 26, 1829
Died: February 2, 1863

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Published reference: Goodspeed's History of Barry County, p. 75. John S. Lee was not a soldier, rather a southern sympathizer, killed by a Lt. Gibson. The family buried him and through the generations have kept the stars and bars perpetually flying over his grave. It was still there in 2004 when I last visited the site. On page 75 of the reprint of Goodspeed's History of Barry Co., MO, 1888: "John S. Lee was killed by Lt. Gibson, three miles south of Cassville, at his home."

On page 76 and 77 of the Goodspeed History: "John S. Lee was killed at his home by the Federals, shortly after the Pea Ridge affair. He DID NOT belong to either army, but was one of the men who hid in the bush during the troubles."

Data submitted by: Gerald Haddock and photo from the files of Darla Ball Marbut


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