|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Take Smithville Hwy (56) South; at approximately #7000 (just before the DeKalb County Line), look on your right for an unpaved farm road. Take it to the end at the top of the field - the cemetery will be on your right.
It was also known as Puckett graveyard
The Burton-Ashburn Cemetery is located in Silver Point on Highway 56 near the DeKalb County line. It is on the Eldon Draper and
Dorothy Nell (Denny) Stout property. The cemetery was begun by Dorothy's family many years ago. The oldest recorded stone was that of Margaret
Burton the 9 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Burton. She was born December 22, 1882 and died August 3, 1883. William B.
Campbell Burton, the child's grandfather, was born on January 8, 1850, and died on January 15, 1888. He was the owner of the land at the
time of his grandchild's death. Albert W. and Minnie Bell Burton Ashburn, son in law and daughter of William B. Campbell Burton, were the
next owners of the farm where the cemetery lays. There are about sixty graves located in this family cemetery. Story submitted by Carolyn A.
Adcock, Heritage Committee member.