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Beller-Jenkins Cemetery commemoration April 29th
March 15, 2006
Robert Campbell, Bill Casey and Teresa Casey at Beller-Jenkins Cemetery. Photograph by Dwain Lair.There will be a commemoration day at the Beller-Jenkins Cemetery on Saturday, April 29, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. Anyone with ancestors buried in this historic cemetery should attend and see what a wonderful job Robert Campbell has done to restore this cemetery - a cemetery that had long been neglected.

Boone County's historic Beller-Jenkins Cemetery, where the Mountain Meadows wagon train formed before they left on their ill-fated journey, has recently been cleaned up, its fence repaired, grave sites filled and stones straightened, all led by one man - Robert Campbell. This was a big job for one individual, and it looks so very nice now.
Over the years, the cemetery had become horribly grown up. The Historical Society had worked on the cemetery over a year ago, and only had less than 1/4 of it cleaned. However, Robert took it upon himself, worked for a long time, and finished the job. Bill Casey and Teresa Casey also helped in the efforts.
For those with ancestors buried in the Beller-Jenkins Cemetery, this is indeed good news. A perpetual care fund has also been set up for this cemetery. Contact the Boone County Historical & Railroad Society for more information. (Photograph by Dwain Lair)
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