Samuel H. Painter, Stoutsville Cemetery, Monroe County, Missouri, USA
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.
IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE
ARE MANY MANSIONS
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