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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

FINDAGRAVE SERIOUSLY DISCOURAGES :
UNKNOWN BURIALS!!!

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>>>>>

C'MON PEOPLE, DO THE RESEARCH
BEFORE YOU POST!!!

I HAVE ASKED EVER SO KINDLY, FOR YOU NOT TO PUT COPIES OF THE MISSOURI DEATH CERTIFICATES ON MY MEMORIALS,
IF YOU WANT TO POST THEM TO EVERY ONE OF YOUR OWN MEMORIALS BE MY GUEST,
PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE!!!
THEY ARE FREE TO VIEW ONLINE...

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

**I do not respond to negativity**







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debilyn
George Mingus
Thank you for the correct information for George.
If he is your family I can transfer him to you if you like.

~Deb
Added by debilyn on May 25, 2015 12:32 PM
SLD
George and Jane Cannon Barr
Just wanted to send you a thank you for locating information on Sumner Barr (137516304), their daughter. Her sister Martha was my G-G Great Grandmother and I've been trying to locate what happened to Sumner for a long time. Your entry was very helpful in reaching closure.
Added by SLD on May 16, 2015 10:25 PM
Margaret Moreno
Sarah Jane Feaster Gordon
Thank you for the transfer and also for the work you have done.
Margaret
Added by Margaret Moreno on May 11, 2015 6:21 PM
Diana
RE: Sellers Clear Creek
You're welcome Linda! :-) lol I am so glad to help out! I do have another Cooke who doesn't have a memorial. Audrey L Cooke, 1913-1990. Is she related to you? If so, make a memorial for her and I'll add the photo and edits for her dates. If you tell me some of your family names, I can see if I have photos for ones who don't have a memorial, because I already have some that don't and then you can make them. :-)
Added by Diana on May 10, 2015 6:47 AM
Stanley descendant
RE: Thank you so much
I can't say thank you enough. Appreciate all your time and help. God bless you
Added by Stanley descendant on May 07, 2015 5:59 PM
Daylon
Albert Burton Memorial
In 2011 I created a memorial for Albert Burton (# 75157429). At the time I did not see one for him. It has come to my attention that you had created one (# 53163570) in 2010. I apologize and will do as you would like. He was my wife's grandfather and as such I have some info about him and relatives. If you wish will remove it after you transfer the info to your memorial or if you want for you to remove your memorial. Let me know which way you want to proceed and I will comply.

Daylon Edmisten
Added by Daylon on May 07, 2015 9:02 AM
Brent Stevens
RE: Esther Factor
Linda. You are the best. Thanks so much.
Added by Brent Stevens on May 05, 2015 8:47 PM
DKOWN
Anna Katharina Barth
Thank you for the correction and information.
Dyanne
P.S. Great work
Added by DKOWN on May 05, 2015 4:41 PM
fam2find
Butterfield, Hartman, Oyler
Thank you sooo much, Linda, for all the work, time, and sweat you have shared with us who live across the countryside. I am so grateful for your time spent on the above posted information. Bless you every day for your dedication.

Indebted from Arizona.
Added by fam2find on Apr 30, 2015 6:57 PM
Tom Harmon
Harmon; Helvey & Skaggs
I have family from Benton County (Cole Camp). Henry Harmon died in the Civil War. His father, Henry Harmon (b. 1803) was from Tenn... Just mentioning this per chance someone sees a connection.

Thank you so much for your great work!

Tom Harmon
Added by Tom Harmon on Apr 30, 2015 9:20 AM
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