Elizabeth <I>Lawson</I> Link

Elizabeth Lawson Link

Halifax, Halifax County, Virginia, USA
Death 14 Mar 1871 (aged 49)
Halifax, Halifax County, Virginia, USA
Burial Wainwright, Callaway County, Missouri, USA
Plot Please note that I made a memorial for Elizabeth Lawson Link at the Epperson Cemetery because that is where Elizabeth Lawson Link is bured. I also made a memorial for her at the Link Cemetery because that is where her stone is now and also to explain the reason for the stone being at the Link Cemetery and not with her person at the Epperson Cemetery.
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Per 1850 United States Federal Census, 1860 United States Federal Census, Virginia Marriages 1740-1850, Edwards Family Tree on Ancestry.com and Elizabeth's Great-Great Grandson, Don Link, Elizabeth Lawson Link was born February 24, 1822, in Halifax, Halifax County, Virginia, USA. Elizabeth Married John Booker Link on December 4, 1849, in Halifax, Virginia, at the age of 27. Elizabeth and John had 11 children:

William (1844- )
Robert Jackson (1846-1928)
Thomas (1848-1931)
Byrd (1849-1874)
Smith (1851-1904)
Abner Silas (1853-1947)
Abbott (1854- )
Richard Holt (1856-1937)
Samuel (1858-1893)
Sissy (1860-1862)
John Booker (1865-1952)

Elizabeth Lawson Link died in Wainwright, Callaway County, MO, on March 14, 1871, at the age of 49 years and 20 days and was buried at the Epperson Cemetery, Callaway County, MO.

Many years later the farm where the Epperson Cemetery was located was purchased by a man who raised pigs. The pigs were allowed to root the cemetery, and in turn, knocked over stones which angered the Link family. The Link family decided to move the stones (not the bodies) to the Link Cemetery, in order to keep them from being destroyed any further.

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In Hope Of Heaven. Sacred to the memory of our Mother. Erected by her children.

Gravesite Details Stone is broken crossways and held together with two bars from the back and has two large washers on the front of her stone.




  • Created by: Roxanne Weathers
  • Added: 18 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100891647
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Lawson Link (24 Feb 1822–14 Mar 1871), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100891647, citing Link Cemetery, Wainwright, Callaway County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Roxanne Weathers (contributor 47752605) .