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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


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>>>>>



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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Brent Stevens
RE: Esther Factor
Linda. You are the best. Thanks so much.
Added by Brent Stevens on May 05, 2015 8:47 PM
Anna Katharina Barth
Thank you for the correction and information.
P.S. Great work
Added by DKOWN on May 05, 2015 4:41 PM
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
RE: Shaeffer cememtery
Thank you Linda! Yes i know just what you mean about some people just add names with no facts to back them. I on the other hand like to see proof. I have seen 3 different fathers for Samuel Sapp so far and just have to wonder which if any is his father.
I received an e-mail via from great grand daughter of Sarah (Sapp) and Christopher Shaeffer with some info on the cemetery. I sent her a reply and am waiting back for some names etc she has.
Here is what she sent me just incase there is somethin g you could use. And if you like i can send you what other info she sends.

Shaeffer/Schaeffer Cemetery

Hi Kathyrn, It appears we are cousins since I am the gr. grandaughter of Sarah Ruffina Sapp who m. christopher Shaeffer. I have visited the Shaeffer cemetery twice and the first time with an uncle who knew the Sapps and Shaeffer families. I made a map of the cemetery and its headstones, and there is one for Clarinda. No Samuel that I know about. My other gr. grandparents are buried in the Mossey cem. Mr. Harm used to take care of both cemeteries and I have some info regarding him and the cemeteries if you are interested. Christopher C. Shaeffer actually had a deed for the cem land and it is recorded at the Co.Courthouse. I can send you a list of the buried names there if you are interested. Neighbors, friends and relatives seem to be the the burials. My Shaeffer family spells the name without a C in it, but others add the c, so it will be found both ways. My grandfather, Sherman Shaeffer was the first born to Sarah Ruffina Sapp and Christopher C. Shaeffer, referred to as "Lum". He served in the Civil War from Clearport OH under General Wm. Tecumpseh Sherman, who was the reason my grandfather was named Sherman Shaeffer. Valerie

Added by kathy on Apr 23, 2015 6:03 PM
Johann Heubner
Hello- I am related to Frank Heubner born in 1852 Death 1914. But I'm having a hard time relating him to Johann Heubner which "find a grave" suggests. Do you have any records on that? I have Frank arriving in the US in 1869 from Germany, but he is not on the passenger list with Johann. Is there any help you can provide?
Added by Bock on Apr 23, 2015 11:32 AM
Ralph Doak
RE: Robert Doak(e)
It has been 'interesting', yes !
I'll send news when it arrives and is 'decoded'
Added by Ralph Doak on Apr 23, 2015 4:54 AM
Ralph Doak
Robert Doak(e)
Hi Linda
This is just to let you know that within a month or so FTDNA should be forwarding news of results from a y-37 dna test on a descendant of , who was warned out of Boston, MA, 3 Nov 1719 ...
Best wishes
[a x4gtgdson of 'Immigrant John' Doak]
Added by Ralph Doak on Apr 22, 2015 9:53 AM
Mary Reed Bent
Thank you for sending links to her parents. I am happy to add any more info you have for her that you would like posted.-Judi
Added by J B on Apr 20, 2015 9:05 PM
Joanne Scobee Morgan
RE: duplicates
Oh, I know. I check and check and still have a duplicate memorial when I know there wasn't one there before.
I HATE the way the unknown burial stuff is set up. You cannot ask for 1 thing other than the name, and it has to be exact. THEN, you have to look through all of the memorials that have grave locations and hope to recognize those that don't have. It's a pain. If you have dates, or know approximately where they are it doesn't matter one bit.
Maybe some day there can be a way to search for unknown burials/cremations/burials at sea separately.
Added by Joanne Scobee Morgan on Apr 20, 2015 1:41 AM
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