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Joel Hembree
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Birth: Mar. 2, 1837
McMinnville
Warren County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jul. 18, 1843
Douglas
Converse County
Wyoming, USA

The oldest known grave on the Oregon Trail. 6 year old Joel was accidentally crushed by the wagon wheels, and later died on July 18. He was buried in a dresser drawer. The stone was discovered in 1961, and since the site was about to be threatened by a reservoir, the boy was reburied a quarter of a mile away and the stone was replaced, next to the grave of Ralston Baker who had been killed by the Indians on May 1, 1867. This information from the Wyoming State Historical Preservation Office site.  
 
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 Parents:
  Joel Jordan Hembree (1804 - 1868)
  Sally Payne Hembree (1809 - 1854)
 
 Siblings:
  James T. Hembree (1825 - 1919)*
  Waymon Clark Hembree (1829 - 1920)*
  Isham John Hembree (1835 - 1852)*
  Joel Hembree (1837 - 1843)
  George A. Hembree (1846 - 1851)*
  Mary Elizabeth Hembree Rowland (1850 - 1880)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hembree-Baker Gravesite
Douglas
Converse County
Wyoming, USA
Plot: Private RanchT32N R73W, Natural Bridge Road.
 
Created by: Shirlee Kumar
Record added: Jan 29, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8332395
Joel Hembree
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Joel Hembree
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Joel Hembree
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- Evette Dingle-Smith
 Added: Nov. 20, 2013
Blessings and peace to you, always, little one. Here is a puppy for you to play with.
- Ghost Town Gal
 Added: Oct. 28, 2013

- Tx☆Oma
 Added: Mar. 26, 2013
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