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Linda Dukes (#46842176)
 member for 9 years, 4 months, 22 days
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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


If I post an unknown burial in 2001, and you research John Smith, and post a memorial in 2015, the correct cemetery with his info, who should keep his memorial? YOU, because I just willy nilly posted a memorial to have his name out there>>>>>


NEW INFORMATION: If you email, they will remove copies of Death certificates, If you do not want them posted to your memorials :-) YEAH!

**********This is called FINDAGRAVE.COM, therefore,
I will not link to "UNKNOWN" burials********

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, Cook, Delozier, Boring, McMillin, VanHoozer, Chastain, Crouch, Mayhugh etc. They also brought a few different families with them in a wagon train, including; Sellers, Parker, Cate etc. Sometimes I take a few liberties with the OLD burials as to exact date of death, and Cemetery. I KNOW they are in buried Benton County, many of my ancestors were poor farmers, maybe never had a stone, and probably a few of them are at the bottom of the lake, because lets face it, before running water, you needed to live near water. Most of the small Cemeteries near water were "moved" by the Corps of Engineers.
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, but that burial would be lost within a few generations, as people moved away etc.
So if I have added an OLD burial that I cannot PROVE to you, so sorry...

Quality, not quantity...

I try to create memorials that will help family members find there loved ones final resting place, with as much info as I can find.
additions and or corrections always welcome

Believe me...You cannot satisfy all the people all the time, as hard as you try to be as accurate as possible, there will always be "the ones" who want to shoot you down...shoot your research down, just be plain negative...I choose to dust myself off and go about my task, because I know I am doing my best...
Sometimes when trying to link families together, when the graves are pre 1850, it takes a little guess work along with research...
Someone recently wrote me asking me if I saw the persons death certificate to prove burial in a certain Cemetery...The person died in 1839...REALLY???

**I do not respond to negativity**

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Jean M Cuevas
Mary Ann Beverage
I guess I am a little confused. I presumed that the entries for each person on find-a-grave were something permanent for posterity, so when I got an email from you saying it should be deleted or transferred, I was confused. Who would be the person to transfer this from? And, why would it be deleted? Could you explain this to me. Not that I am accusing you, I am just in the dark a little about the way this all works.
Thanks! Jean Mayfield Cuevas
Added by Jean M Cuevas on Oct 06, 2015 9:13 PM
Bonnie Morris Conrad
Charlie Jones Glensted
Thanks Linda,
I do think you found his DC. I never was able to find it on the Missouri DC site and that's probably because I had the family story in my mind. He was a friend of my grandfather's and maybe they were salesmen together but he was killed and my grandfather was injured in the crash was the family story and his family was unknown so he was buried in our family cemetery, which is Glensted, I've known this story since I was a little girl and heard my parents talking about the grave. This must be his DC but wonder why it says Benton County when I always thought the accident happened in Morgan or Miller County. Anyway you may have helped me solve a mystery that is over 100 years old. Thanks for all you do for find a grave. You are one of the good ones.
Added by Bonnie Morris Conrad on Oct 06, 2015 8:20 PM
Genealogy Lover
RE: Lawsons in MarionvilleMO
You are very welcome!
Added by Genealogy Lover on Oct 06, 2015 12:18 PM
Genealogy Lover
RE: Lawsons in MarionvilleMO
I've completed the requested edits and will transfer these memorials to you. If you come across others of your people that I have, just let me know!
Added by Genealogy Lover on Oct 05, 2015 6:14 PM
Bertha Spector
I am so very sorry to have taken your time. I don't know how I managed to request a photo of her headstone. I don't even know anyone in California. Can I blame it on one of my puppies?

Added by Texan5099 on Oct 05, 2015 6:03 PM
Genealogy Lover
RE: Lawsons in MarionvilleMO
Would you like the Lawson memorials I have in Marionville IOOF. I don't have any people in Marionville.
Added by Genealogy Lover on Oct 05, 2015 5:43 PM
Genealogy Lover
Lawsons in MarionvilleMO
Are these your people?
Added by Genealogy Lover on Oct 05, 2015 5:16 PM

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