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Linda Dukes (#46842176)
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Bio Photo Please do not use the "LEAVE A PUBLIC MESSAGE" for Edits, there are Edit tabs for that...PLEASE use the EDIT TABS for each individual memorial-THANK YOU

DO NOT write essays, paragraphs/personal beliefs/hate notes/love notes ETC ETC in the token section of a memorial, it is for a "token", flower, flag ETC
If you have some information regarding the individual, you should USE THE EDIT TAB !!!

**********PLEASE DO NOT POST COPIES OF DEATH CERTIFICATES ON MY MEMORIALS**********

IF SOMEONE POSTS A DEATH CERTIFICATE ON ANY MEMORIAL AND THE OWNER DOES NOT WANT THEM POSTED TO THEIR MEMORIALS, YOU CAN CONTACT SUPPORT@FINDAGRAVE, AND THEY WILL REMOVE THEM :-)

My main focus has been on Benton County Missouri, because my father's people settled there in 1859, and married into many different families; Carleton, Parker, Blankenship, Slinker, Cook, Haase, Hunter, Briggs, Carpenter, Delozier, Boring, McMillin, VanHoozer, Chastain, Crouch, Mayhugh etc. They also brought a few different families with them in a wagon train, including; Hurt, Graham, VanHoozer, Sellers, Parker, Cate/Cates etc...
Before running water, you needed to live near water. Most of the small Cemeteries near water were "moved" by the Corps of Engineers.
In preperation for the Kaysinger Dam Project, later called Truman Dam
Moved is a loose term, a cousin and friend who we will call Mr Chastain told me in 2009 when he was younger, and still living in Benton Co MO. He watched the Carleton Family Cemetery being "moved" They used a large flat bed truck and a couple guys with shovels, they would lift the headstone onto the back of the truck, and scoop one shovel full of dirt and throw it on the stone, then onto the next. NO bodies were ever moved...I am pretty sure this true for a lot of small family Cemeteries...
Back in the day, headstones were a luxury that few could afford, many field stones were used, Wooden markers, that rotted away, or Cedar Trees now long dead...but that burial would be lost within a few generations, as people moved away etc.

Quality, not quantity...

additions and or corrections always welcome

**I do not respond to negativity**







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Olive's Branch
RE: James Walter Custis #170697097
Linda, I found them! Your pics are on Eastern Shore Stuff, Cemetery Documentation Project, Index of Names: http://easternshorestuff.com/cemeteryproject/index-cu-cu.htm
Look under Custis. Great pics!

I hope you will be able to post them to your memorials. I live just south of Onancock. I haven't been up that way, but maybe I'll check it out. Thank you for sharing your research on this site. It's a great place to collaborate. Valerie

Added by Olive's Branch on Sep 29, 2016 3:44 PM
Diana
Re: M.D.
Thanks Linda! I didn't realize that until recently. I've been trying to find them to change that, but I am sure I am missing some. Thanks again!
Added by Diana on Sep 29, 2016 3:05 PM
Jennifer Clark
Margaret Emily Conard
Hello! I found your memorial page for Margaret Emily Sasseen Conard and was wondering what information you had as proof of her death being in 1896. I have been searching for my 2nd great grandmother's family and, with the help of another cousin, we believe that we found it in the VanHoozers. And we believe that Margaret Emily just might be our 2nd great grandmother - but there is conflicting information and we just wanted to clarify to make sure that we have the right person. Do you have documentation for her death? I went to the Armstrong Cemetery and saw that there was (seemingly) no headstone for her (there were lots of old, unreadable stones so it is possible hers was one of them).

Thank you! I appreciate all of the research that you have posted on Find A Grave! It is such a valuable resource!

Jennifer Clark
Added by Jennifer Clark on Sep 29, 2016 9:29 AM
 

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