John Booker Link

John Booker Link

Birth
Halifax, Halifax County, Virginia, USA
Death 19 Apr 1868 (aged 50)
Wainwright, Callaway County, Missouri, USA
Burial Wainwright, Callaway County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 80977962 · View Source
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Following information provided by FAG Contributor Roxanne M. Weathers RMW:

Inscription: Aged 50 years, 1 month and 4 days, In Hope Of Heaven

Per 1850 United States Federal Census, 1860 United States Federal Census, Virginia Marriages 1740-1850, Edwards Family Tree on Ancestry.com and John's Great-Great Grandson, Don Link.

John Booker Link was born March 13, 1818, in Halifax, Halifax County, Virginia, USA, and was born to William B. Link, Jr. and Sarah "Sallie" Blackwell Link. John married Elizabeth Lawson in Halifax, Virginia, on December 4, 1849, at the age of 31. John and his wife, Elizabeth 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)

John Booker died in Wainwright, Callaway County, MO, on April 19, 1868, at the age of 50 years, 1 month and 4 days old 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.

Plot: The stone for John Booker Link is at the Link Cemetery in Callaway County, MO and his person is still buried (unmarked) at the Epperson Cemetery.


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  • Created by: Arlee
  • Added: 25 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 80977962
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Booker Link (13 Mar 1818–19 Apr 1868), Find A Grave Memorial no. 80977962, citing Link Cemetery, Wainwright, Callaway County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Arlee (contributor 47610259) .