I noticed on your page that you have a
cemetery. It is the family cemetery of the Brooks
Family who lived in the Brooks Mansion. The
mansion is now the home of Dr. Daniel Schumaier.
It is located just west of the cemetery. To get there take the upper entrance of Blue Springs road, go past Jerry
Weaver's Store the house I believe is the second
one past the store.
The builder of the house and the first
person of record who was buried in the cemetery
was Ruben Brooks who was killed in 1862, during the Civil War (a very
interesting story). The last person of record who was buried there was Donald Hyder who died in 1927. I have often heard
my brother-in-law speak of Donald Hyder being one
of his best friends.
The Brooks family did own slaves and I
have been told by several old timers that there is
suppose to be a slave cemetery there on the property somewhere. Think it is possible that
the wall around the cemetery may have been built
by the slaves on the Brooks farm. They had about three years to build the wall before the end of the Civil War and
Just thought I would pass the
information along to you.