|Brown Cemetery, Osawatomie, Kan.|
(Courtesy of Joy Reavis)
|Martin White's Gravestone|
(Courtesy of Jennifer Umland)
White was shot and killed by Charles Metz, alias Marshall Cleveland, an ex-Missouri penitentiary convict who wanted the Reverend’s mule. White refused and was killed.*
The cemetery is located in Deepwater Township, Bates County, Missouri. From Butler, at the intersection of Business Highway 71 and County Highway H, go east 9 ½ miles, turn left (north) on gravel road (county road # 9003) and go1 ¼ miles, turn left (west) on gravel road (county road # 4254) and go 1/8 mile. Cemetery is on north side of road.--Rich Smyth
* Cleveland was an outlaw. On November 16th 1861, his gang robbed the Northrup and Union Banks in Kansas City. A posse made up of Company E, Sixth Kansas Cavalry, surrounded him near the Marais des Cygnes River and shot him. His wife placed a tombstone atop his grave in a St. Joseph cemetery on which was etched “One hero less on earth/ One angel more in heaven.” The Missouri in the Civil War Message Board – Archive by Donald L. Gilmore, November 10th 2006. See "The Missouri in the Civil War Message Board" (http://bit.ly/2w8sVIR).
ALSO SEE "Forgotten Indictment for Frederick Brown's Murderer is Found in Kansas" (1 Sept. 2011)