Who is buried behind the Tunstall store in Lincoln, New Mexico?

atm-logoWho is buried behind the Tunstall store in Lincoln, New Mexico?

Steven Kretschmer
Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico

Lincoln County historian Drew Gomber says, “No one knows how many people are buried in Susan McSween’s impromptu graveyard (which is actually not where the markers are, but about 20 feet to the east on private property). The bodies of Lincoln County warriors Alex McSween, John Tunstall, Frank MacNab, Daniel Huff and possibly a couple of children lay there.” Gomber estimates somewhere between seven and 11 bodies were placed in the graveyard. “No one knows for certain,” he says, “There is, of course, no official record.”


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