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Hi, My name is Donald Wentworth and I am on the Jackson Co. (Iowa) Pioneer Cemetery
Commissoin. It is appointed and sanctioned by the county. The Budd Cemetery has indeed
been partially bulldozed, but we are working to restopre it as much as possible. For
about 130 years or so there wre thought to be only 4 graves in the cemetery. To date we
have found abotu 44 gravestones, wigth probably more burials. James H. & Julia
Williams, children of George & Sarah Beggs Williams, were two of the burials we know
James was b. March 8, 1874 and died March 16, same year. Julia was born April 12 or 17,
1866 and died April 21, 1866.
We are doing as much as possible to not only stop the destruction of the pioneer and
family cemeteries in the county, but to restore them as much as we can. Unfortunately, it
is a slow process. Laws and people's ideas need to be changed.
Please feel free to contact me further if I can be of help. Don W.
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