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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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J B
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.
Joanne
Added by Joanne Scobee Morgan on Apr 20, 2015 1:41 AM
Cis4Chris
"Moved Cemeteries"
Linda - I just read your bio and had to add my sympathy and shared pain over "moved" cemeteries. My Missouri first-family settlers' headstones suffered the same fate at the hands of a bull dozer. I have no idea how many ancillary relatives' headstones ended up in the gully that abuts the former family plot. Here in Texas, I've encountered similar situations when documenting abandoned cemeteries. The most poignant photograph I took was one of 30 crosses, all shoved against a chain link fence. It serves as a reminder that it's not just time that destroys our precious memories - but equally as often, the cruelty of mankind under the guise of "urban renewal". Bless you for your efforts to document and preserve!
Added by Cis4Chris on Apr 18, 2015 2:28 PM
Holly
RE: Ezra Tullis (1830-1891)
Thank you for your reply to my message, and access to your family tree. Indeed you do have many Chastains in it!
It looks to me like Gladys Tullis Chastain (1895-1975) (daughter of James Willard Tullis 1853-1917, who was the son of Ezra Tullis 1830-1891)was married to George Harley Chastain (1885-1962). I don't see any descendants of theirs on find a grave, or your info.
Ezra was the brother of my husbands great grandfather, David Tullis, and we were looking for any decendants of Ezras. Haven't come up with any living decendants. The 2 brothers had an interesting story, loosing their father early, their mother remarrying, fortunately they kept the Tullis name. David settled in Nebraska as did many of his descendants. Ezra was a lawyer and instrumental in the early government of Lincoln, NE - I haven't found much on him after leaving Lincoln, just descendants names, but no family stories. And haven't found any living descendants.
Anyway, thanks for your help!
Happy family tree hunting - it can be addicting :)
Holly
Added by Holly on Apr 15, 2015 8:15 AM
Michael Simmons
Wow...YOU'RE WONDERFUL!!!
Linda,

I'm so sorry to have lost the e-mail you sent last week.

You have been such a blessing, having contributed to the Smart, Wycliffe, Brown, and Gardner's in my family. I'm so grateful and can't thank you enough.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Added by Michael Simmons on Apr 14, 2015 11:18 PM
Stephanie Kelly
Genealogy Saint!
Seriously, your hard work and dedication just broke a brick wall for myself and my whole family!
Added by Stephanie Kelly on Apr 06, 2015 6:42 PM
 

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