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Tombstone Tuesday–Samuel H Painter

In My Genealogy, Painter on February 16, 2010 at 8:04 AM

Samuel H. Painter, Stoutsville Cemetery, Monroe County, Missouri, USA

GPS coordinates:
39°32.817’N
91°51.138’W
0 m

Samuel H. was the youngest son of George and Sarah Ann (nee Smith) Painter/Bender.  He was born 25 Sept 1829 in Berkley County, Virginia (now West Virginnia).  The family migrated to Missouri in Samuel H.’s youth.  He married America Ann Nesbit 24 Aug 1852 in Missouri according her published obituary.   They had eight children, including James William (“Will) Painter, my great-grandfather.  Samuel H.  farmed at Stoutsville until his death 27 Nov 1893.

Stoutsville Cemetery, in part, had to be moved for a Dam project which created the Mark Twain Lakes from the Salt River forks.  The cemetery, as a result of the Dam project, is very water logged, especially at the lower portions where I found my feet sinking a little as I walked around.  Apparently not all the graves were succesfully relocated before the water level rose.  I was unable to locate any records of the relocation project while there.

Transcription:

IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE

ARE MANY MANSIONS

S.H. PAINTER

DIED

Nov. 27.1893

AGED

64Y.2M.2D

[illegible due to weathering]

  1. Interesting to see that in those days they went right down the the month and days for age

  2. I grew up near Stoutsville, and don’t recall that they moved any of the graves. The entrance was at the bottom (West end) and when they closed the road, the entrance was moved to the East end. Jacob and Hannah are my ancestors. My husband has posted a couple of pictures on Facebook under Belle Johnson Photos. One is my great-grandfather Chester M. PAINTER at 7 1/2 months and the other I believe is Hannah THOMAS Painter. Also at that website is a picture of Chester’s mother, Janie GARWOOD Painter.

    • I may have been misinformed then. Thank you for the correction. I’d love to hear more about your line–I haven’t done any research beyond Jacob & Hannah (the Thomas maiden name has me wondering if it’s any relation to Nancy Thomas). If you like, feel free to email me: shylalp@yahoo.com.

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