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Judy Young (#46792475)
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Bio Photo Use the edit button on memorials, and please make it persons that are related to you or good friends, and I will consider transfers.

You must purchase a deed of land to be buried. Funny, even to die you are required to own property.

Lost at sea at my Virtual cemetery. Stop by and offer a life vest, well okay, a flower of compassion.

Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield, MO. My sources are many besides my wandering through the cemetery. MO. Death Certificates on-line, Greene County Missouri Cemeteries Vol IX 3 book series Hazelwood Cemetery by Ozarks Genealogical Society. Walking and photographing of the stones. Constant in touch with the staff at the cemetery to find information. To those helped thanks for the letting me know. Thanks to those that have furnished corrections, or the added information that would help.

Please note: only speaking for myself and the photos that I take. Findagrave does have rules you should be aware of regarding copy or using photographs posted. Copywrite laws, etc. I am giving my permission for you to use my photos in the way you see fit for your family. Please do not take this as permission for all photos at findagrave.
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Thanks, Judy! I've already incorporated your information, but please flower the memorial so that your name and Find A Grave number gets tied to it.
Added by KHaining on Oct 15, 2016 12:19 PM
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Hello Judy. I would like to firstly say thank you for what you do, I am sure there are many many who greatly appreciate it.

I am on the mission to connect family and fill bio's the best I can. Can I get page management privileges for Charlene L Richardson 44735483?

Thank you again,
Added by SirCharlesIII on Oct 12, 2016 9:06 PM
Martin Burrell
Mary Phelps Montgomery
[Of late, she was praised for her work done after the Civil War for the many orphaned children that were it's result. In setting up care, education and training for them.] The Mary Whitney Phelps Tent No. 22, The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War to celebrate the 200th. anniversary of the birth of Mary Whitney Phelps with a new historical marker in Phelps Grove Park at the corner of Brookside and Virginia in Springfield, Missouri. Sally

Mary Whitney and John Smith Phelps were married in April 1834. John Smith Phelps, the son of Elisha Phelps, was born in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut. John's father was very upset over their marriage because Mary had been divorced from her first husband. This was a social taboo of the time. Shortly after their marriage they left for Springfield, Missouri.

John always thought the world of his wife. She was the perfect match for him. He was a young circuit riding lawyer and spent much time away from the successful plantation they built together just outside of Springfield, Missouri. Their union was blessed with five children, of whom three lived a short while. One daughter and a son survived them. Mary was a courageous frontier woman who arrived in Springfield when there were only fourteen homes in the little crossroads town. She lived to see it become the State's capital.

Her husband was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 1840; became a United States Senator from Missouri; Military Governor of Missouri during the Civil War; later, Governor of Missouri by a vote of the people. He also was a United States Calvary Army Officer and leader of Missouri Volunteers in battle against Southern Troops. He was a crusader against slavery having been been raised in the North. As Governor, he spent a great deal of time away from family. At times he took his charming wife with him to Washington, D.C. as she was a strong voice in his support and had a strong mind of her own. Her beauty and graciousness was able to open many a door in politics.

When the Civil War fighting came to Springfield her husband was away soldiering with his troops and their only son had also found work in the northern Army's general staff. His family was at home and saw both sides fighting in and around their plantation. When the fighting moved on, Mary and her daughter, Mollie, went out to see what they could do for the shot and injured on both sides of the conflict. They got a hand cart and brought the men they could help home with them and administered first aid. Mary discovered the body of a northern General and friend upon the field where he had fallen. They took his body and hid it from southern sympathizers who wanted to desecrate the body. She was threatened with harm but did not reveal it's whereabouts.

The Phelps were Democrats in political party but were against slavery in all it's forms; however, they owned slaves on their plantation and used them in its operation as did their neighbors. Their daughter, Mary Ann Phelps Montgomery, was cared for and raised by a dear woman slave who lived in their household all of her life even after the Civil War.

Sometime after the War, Mary and her husband took a trip to see their daughter and son-in-law in Washington State near Puget Sound. James Boyce Montgomery had gone there at the request of the President of the United States to be the Territorial Governor. He ended up building the terminus for the Northern Pacific Railroad and a good bit of track laid for it in Washington.

While on this visit, Mary had a very bad fall down through a hatch on the steam ship they were traveling on in Washington. She had a difficult time getting around for the remainder of her life. For this reason her daughter filled in as first lady while her husband was yet Governor of Missouri.

Martin S. Burrell [direct ancestor]
Added by Martin Burrell on Oct 12, 2016 2:11 PM

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