We wish to send our heartfelt thanks to The Meramec Valley Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution for making it possible to, at long last, mark the burial site of two brave pioneers, Flanders & Jemima (Boone) Callaway, who lie at rest in this cemetery. Also we would like to express our appreciation to Mr. Bernardo Brunetti for his generosity in having the cemetery cleaned and mowed and also for allowing the public to use his property at Boone Monument Village for parking during the ceremony. Thank you as well to everyone who participated in or attended the service.
Jemima (Boone) Callaway and her husband, Flanders Callaway are important historical figures in the history of our nation's westward settlement. Jemima was a daughter of Colonel Daniel Boone. Stories of her fighting alongside the men at Fort Boonesborough and her kidnapping by Indians and subsequent heroic rescue have appeared in countless historical narratives. Her husband, Flanders Callaway served in the Revolutionary War and was a leader among the Kentucky settlers who came with Daniel Boone to settle on the western frontier at La Charrette, Missouri in 1799.
Flanders and Jemima lived out the remainder of their lives at Marthasville (La Charrette), Missouri, living and working alongside Daniel and Rebecca Boone. Rebecca died in the Callaway home at Marthasville and Daniel lived there in his old age and was cared for in his last lengthy illness by his daughter, Jemima. Flanders died in 1829 and Jemima in 1834. They are buried in the Boone - Bryan Cemetery, where Daniel and Rebecca had been laid to rest in 1813 and 1820. If the Callaway graves were ever marked with stones, those stones became lost in the years since and until now now there has sadly been nothing marking the graves.