The Berry Cemetery contains a gravestone - most likely a foot stone - incised with "A. BOYD" and no other information. There are a number of different candidates for “A. Boyd,” all from the family of Guy and Arminda Boyd, who lived near Ash Grove in the 1870s and 1880s. Arminda herself is a possibility, as are her sons Allen, Alfred, Abraham, and Andrew. By 1900, only Abraham still lived in the Ash Grove vicinity (Russel 2012). In March of 1902, an "A. Boyd" - perhaps the individual interred in the cemetery - worked as a quarry laborer for $1.25 per day for the Ash Grove White Lime Association (Ash Grove White Lime Association).
Berry Family, Ash Grove, MO; Ozarks Afro-American Heritage Museum; Dept. of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology, Reynolds College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, Missouri State University