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Linda Dukes (#46842176)
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Bio Photo Please always attach a memorial# ,When inquiring or trying to edit, so I will know which memorial you are referring to.

many different spellings, that's what's in a name!!!
It's enough to make you go HUH?

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...

You may use any pictures/photos I have posted, thats what this site is all about SHARING information, and finding our loved ones final resting place.

creating a memorial John Smith 1888-1900, does not help anyone. you need to complete the memorial. where was John born? Who were his parents? etc etc etc

I am a research analyst, so I dig and add info to existing memorials, more than I create new ones.

I would appreciate it VERY MUCH if you would NOT put a picture of the Missouri Death Certificate on ANY of my memorials. They are free to look at online,U know who you are...
OR any census records, they just make a memorial look messy, you are welcome to put them on your own memorials.
OR I will add the info to the memorial.

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

**I do not respond to negativity**

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carl en
lucinda gooden poe cem
Lucinda Hawkins gooden was born in Bradley co tn and the rest is correct can or will you change this please she is my ggrandmother
carl f goden Hamilton co
Added by carl en on Dec 20, 2014 6:57 AM
Deborah A Finkelstein
Thomas Stanley Sr.
Hello. First, thank you for all you do. I just discovered my Stanley ancestors. Do you have information on the immigration of Thomas Stanley Sr. Family immigration from England? I'm related through my Falls family married to Garland family.
Created by: Linda Dukes
Record added: Aug 25, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 116024672
Thank you in advance for you help!
Debbe Falls Finkelstein
Added by Deborah A Finkelstein on Dec 19, 2014 5:58 PM
Nancy Cathey
Hello, Thank you for the information re: Thomas Gallaher. If you would like to create a memorial for him and then connect them, please feel free to do that.

I appreciate hearing from you and appreciate your time.

Added by Ladygraver on Dec 16, 2014 3:06 PM
Lynn Duncan Strandberg
Sidney/Sydney Younger
I am sorry, I responded to you in the flowers field rather than leaving a message.

The Sidney Ann Younger buried in the Brownsville cemetery is the daughter of Littleton Younger, not his sister who was married to George Burnett. The Sidney in Brownsville was married to Hugh Fields who died in Portland, OR in 1901.
George and Sidney are buried in McMinneville.

Littleton is my ggg grandfather.

Thanks so much!
Added by Lynn Duncan Strandberg on Dec 15, 2014 5:07 PM
Donna Solomon-Sasso-Bilicko
RE: Lula Looney Jackson 48918704
Linda, that was really nice of you to check on how to store old papers, documents.
Thanks Donna
Added by Donna Solomon-Sasso-Bilic... on Dec 12, 2014 7:26 PM

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