Update from Justin Wakins: This transcription was originally compiled by J. R. Carter, and subsequently reprinted by the West Central Missouri Genealogical Society in 1997, as “Tombstone Inscriptions of Pettis County, Missouri : Vol 1, 2, and 3”. Laura Paxton transcribed this work from these books.

Alexander, Sallie E, d/o E & CA Nichols, w/o Tom Smith, ?, age 64Yrs
Bell, David, No Marker
Bell, John Joseph, s/o David & Priscilla, d. Nov 12 1877, age 9Yrs 20Da
Bell, Partillia E, w/o David, b. Mar 24 1834, age 57 Yrs 11Mo 26Da
Gum, Male, an Englishman who married an aunt of Tom Raines, d. 1900, age 65Yrs

Herschelle ____--rest of stone not readable from the photograph
King, Sarah E, w/o John, d. Sep 1 1867, age 31Yrs 7Mo 15Da
Newton, John L, d. Spring 1902, age 32Yrs
Newton, Martha, His Sister, d. 1884, age 15Yrs

James Thomas Nichols 18 May 1866 30 Jun 1928 Saline Co
Nichols, Jennie, His Wife, b. 1874, d. 1912, w/o Tom

MO D CERT: Jennie Brown Nichols 1876 9 Sep 1919 w/o J T
Nichols, Margaret, d. Feb 22 1904, age 58Yrs 5Da
TOMBSTONE: Margaret A. Nichols 58y, 5d 27 Feb 1903
Nichols, Tom, b. 1868, d. 1915
Pursley, James
Pursley, Jennie, b. w/o James, b. 1855, d. 1910, age 55Yrs
Raines, Charles, b. Jun 3 1818, d. Jan 17 1848

Charles H. Raines 17 Jun 1818 17 Jan 1849

Child of J W and Louisa Raines Jan 1882 Feb 1882
Raines, Infant, c/o James & Nannie, b. and d. 1879—TOMBSTONE: b/d 1877
Raines, Infant, d/o Jw & Louisa, b. Jan 20 1876, d. Dec 18 1876
Raines, Lewis, b. 1884, d. 1886
Raines, Liza J, b. 1843, d. Feb 7 1882 w/o William S.
Raines, Martha Luster Lockney, w/o Charles, b. Dec 5 1823, d. Aug 3 1894, (Martha’s Mother Was A Lee; Grandmother Was A Lockney)
Raines, Rachael, w/o Ambrose, d. 1837
Raines, William S, b. Dec 19 1842, d. Feb 6 1882
Smith, Child, s/o Wh & Myrtle Smith, d. Jul 19 1899, age 1Yr 4Mo 11Da

TOMBSTONE AGREES
Smith, Ethan B, d. Apr 26 1883, age 3Yrs 11Mo 22Da
Smith, Joseph, b. May 14 1794, d. Nov 16 1875
Smith, Sarah C, w/o WB, d. May 27 1904, age 65Yrs 2Mo 27Da

W. B. Smith 65y 6 Dec 1896?
Whitlock, Emer May, b. 1884, age about 1Yr