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Re: looking for Roberts or Woodstand cemetery
Posted by: Ross Cameron (ID *****6140) Date: January 24, 2003 at 11:08:44
In Reply to: looking for Roberts or Woodstand cemetery by robina wilson whedon of 857

Roberts and Woodsland (not Woodstand) are two different cemeteries in Lawrence County. Woodsland Cemetery was founded in the late 1840s by the families of brothers John Blackburn Woods and Samuel Newton Woods. David Newton Woods, husband of Sarah (Fairburn) Woods, was the son of John Blackburn Woods. David is buried at Woodsland. Woodsland Cemetery is in Turnback Township about two miles south and a mile west of Chesapeake.

Sarah died a few months after they were married, reportedly of tuberculosis. She is buried at Roberts Cemetery with her mother. Roberts Cemetery is in Mount Vernon Township about 2 1/2 miles east of the southeast edge of the town of Mount Vernon.

Lawrence County Missouri Tombstone Inscriptions, Vol. 2, Mount Vernon and Hoberg Townships, Roberts Cemetery, p. 72:
Fairburn, Mary, wife of Moses Fairburn, 1815-1888
An extensive note has been added in the published transcription. "Mary (McFadden) Fairburn born in north of Ireland. Moses Fairburn born north of Ireland. To U. S., settled in Wapello Co., Iowa. Died there in 1871, age 68 ys. Was a County Judge. Eight children: Hugh, William, Mary Isabel, Sallie, Thomas J., Alexander and Ann Jane, b. 12 Oct. 1854, Wapello County Iowa, md 1876 to John L. Lester."

Woods, Sarah, wife of D. N. Woods, died Mar. 9, 1878, aged 30 years.
Note added: "Sarah Fairburn, md. Dec. 1877, David Newton Woods."

I did not find Mary Fairburn's exact date of death in either the Death Register, 1883-1893, nor in the published newspaper abstracts for that time period.

If you have anything to add to the above on this family, I would be happy to add it to my files on Lawrence County families.

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