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Dad and I visited Steward Cemetery, Jackson County, Kansas, on Memorial weekend. It's been wet in 2007, so the landscape was lush and green. This is ancestoral homeland. My great-great grandfather Martin is buried here, as are my great grandparents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Someday Dad and I will be here too. "Perpetual rest," they call it.

These rolling hills are views east and north from the Martin family farm. My family were early Kansas white settlers, coming in 1856.

Dad cleans the grave stone of G.W. Martin and Lucy Pumpfrey Martin Martin stones, Steward Cemetery, SE Jackson County, KS looking west at turn off Henry Road Henry Road, looking north from old Martin place
acreage north and east of the old Martin farm fields east of the turnoff of Henry Road looking south and east to the edge of the old Martin farm. House is near the road, outside photo area on the right.
zoom photo of local hill. Likely, it's in Shawnee Countyroadside wild flowersroadside wildflowers too
All photos © 2007 by Carol Yoho
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