Linda Dukes

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46842176

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Please do not use the "LEAVE A PUBLIC MESSAGE" for Edits, there are Edit tabs for that & include memorial #...PLEASE use the EDIT TABS for each individual memorial-Include memorial #-If you do not use the edit tab, you may be deleted without a response. THANK YOU
Just because the Cemetery Sexton/Office does not have a record of that person being buried in that Cemetery, DOES NOT mean that that person is not buried there.
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, Previous to that was 1929 Bagnell Dam Project, which flooded a large area, & Cemeteries were moved.
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.
additions and or corrections always welcome.

Please do not use the "LEAVE A PUBLIC MESSAGE" for Edits, there are Edit tabs for that & include memorial #...PLEASE use the EDIT TABS for each individual memorial-Include memorial #-If you do not use the edit tab, you may be deleted without a response. THANK YOU
Just because the Cemetery Sexton/Office does not have a record of that person being buried in that Cemetery, DOES NOT mean that that person is not buried there.
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, Previous to that was 1929 Bagnell Dam Project, which flooded a large area, & Cemeteries were moved.
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.
additions and or corrections always welcome.

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