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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-If you do not use the edit tab, you may be deleted without a response. THANK YOU

DO NOT write essays, paragraphs/personal beliefs/hate notes/love notes ETC ETC in the token section of a memorial, it is for a "token", flower, flag ETC
If you have some information regarding the individual, you should USE THE EDIT TAB !!!, So the owner of the memorial can add the appropriate information.

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Let me repeat that for those of you who may have difficulty reading english...

**********DO NOT POST COPIES OF DEATH CERTIFICATES ON ANY MEMORIAL THAT I HAVE POSTED**********

IF SOMEONE POSTS A DEATH CERTIFICATE ON ANY MEMORIAL AND THE OWNER DOES NOT WANT THEM POSTED TO THEIR MEMORIALS, YOU CAN CONTACT SUPPORT@FINDAGRAVE.COM, AND THEY WILL REMOVE THEM :-)

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, Parker, Blankenship, Slinker, Cook, Haase, Hunter, Briggs, Carpenter, Delozier, Boring, McMillin, VanHoozer, Chastain, Crouch, Mayhugh etc. They also brought a few different families with them in a wagon train, including; Hurt, Graham, VanHoozer, Sellers, Parker, Cate/Cates etc...
Before running water, you needed to live near water. Most of the small Cemeteries near water were "moved" by the Corps of Engineers.
In preperation for the Kaysinger Dam Project, later called Truman Dam
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, Wooden markers, that rotted away, or Cedar Trees now long dead...but that burial would be lost within a few generations, as people moved away etc.

Quality, not quantity...

additions and or corrections always welcome

**I do not respond to negativity**







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Lori Thurman
Johnson and Post Oak Cemeteries
Hi, Linda.
I have relatives buried in both Johnson and Post Oak cemeteries, too.
My surname is Thurman.
My great-grandfather donated the land for Post Oak from his farm, and land across the road for the church, now gone.
His name is Charles Edward Thurman, married Minnie Francis Tipton. His father is buried at Johnson, James D. Thurman, married Almira J. Dodson.
Charles Edward also made the 4 pillars for the Post Oak cemetery.

I am attempting to put together information to share about Johnson Cemetery. It has been kept up and mowed for many years by two folks now aging and ill. I was there last weekend and posted my email seeking cemetery info.
I also logged 3/4 of the visible stones to add to a list. I noticed many stones from an old list I found are now missed.
A neighbor told me that most fieldstone markers had been thrown into the wood before he started mowing.
I gave him some gas money to mow. He is now hiring it out when he can, $60 a mow.
Please share any information you may have about this cemetery. I don't have an Elizabeth Huffman stone in my notes, but I need to go back and do more work.
I did find a stone for Billington, Husband of Nancy, died Mar 29, 1870, Aged 22Y, 1M, and 12D.
I wonder if Nancy is buried there, too.
I also found ANNN L., (yes, 3 N's, best as I could tell), Dau. of E.B. and M.J. Huffman, Jan. 22, 1876, Aug. 14, 1878.

I will look for more and share, if you like.
I'm new to this site, surely you will have access the my email, but just in case...
lori.thurman@gmail.com

Peace.

Added by Lori Thurman on May 25, 2017 5:45 PM
 

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