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Sappington Family Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in Missouri. This cemetery was originally a part of the vast plantation of John Sappington, father of Thomas Sappington. Within this cemetery rest the remains of pioneer settlers, servicemen, and the Sappington family. Sadly, some of the headstones have been lost to time, but many remain.

  • Sam L Parke Headstone
  • Jessee L Bowles Headstone
  • John and Jemima Sappington Headstone
  • Revolutionary War Veteran, John Sappington

Sappington Family Cemetery has been referred to as Sappington Burial Ground, and Sappington Graveyard. Not to be confused with the Sappington Cemetery State Historic Site in Saline County.

John Sappington established this cemetery for his family shortly after arriving in the area. Neighbors were also buried here, and it is believed that the remains of enslaved persons can also be found at the cemetery. The markers for enslaved persons would have been made of wood and have disintegrated over time.

Some headstones have not withstood time but many have. A few soldiers are buried at Sappington Cemetery.

Soldiers Burials include:

  • Revolutionary War: Sgt. John Sappington, Capt. John Long, and John Wells
  • War of 1812: William Lindsay Long, Richard Wells, Zephaniah Sappington, Thomas Sappington, and John Sappington Jr.
  • Mexican War: Samuel Parke
  • Civil War: John Sappington Parks

Sgt John Sappington was born September 3, 1750, and died August 10, 1815. He served with General George Washington at Valley Forge. He had 17 children. Capt John Long married one of Sgt John Sappington's daughters. Many of Sgt John Sappington's children are also buried here. Including Zephaniah Sappington, Thomas Sappington, Elizabeth Sappington Long, Margaret Sappington Parke, Rezin Sappington, and Patience Sappinton Smith just to list a few.

Additional family names found at the Sappington Cemetery:

Bayles

Berry

Bowles

Brown

Byerly

Gosken

Houser

Long

Mauro

Parke

Parks

Parr

Sale

Sappington

Smith

Steinhauer

Thomas

Wells

Giulvezan, I., & Reals, W. M. (1966). Tombstone Inscriptions from Sappington Cemetery (pp. 1-6, Rep.). Crestwood, MO: Sappington House Foundation.

ONeal, T. (2021, February). Sappington Family Cemetery [Photograph]. St. Louis.

Sappington Cemetery, Crestwood, Missouri. (n.d.). Retrieved March 28, 2021, from https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Sappington_Cemetery%2C_Crestwood%2C_Missouri

Image Sources(Click to expand)

ONeal, T. (2021, February). Sappington Family Cemetery [Photograph]. St. Louis.

ONeal, T. (2021, February). Sappington Family Cemetery [Photograph]. St. Louis.

ONeal, T. (2021, February). Sappington Family Cemetery [Photograph]. St. Louis.

ONeal, T. (2021, February). Sappington Family Cemetery [Photograph]. St. Louis.

ONeal, T. (2021, February). Sappington Family Cemetery [Photograph]. St. Louis.