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ANTIOCH COMMUNITY, DENT COUNTY This was copied from "Ozark Heritage Dent County Missouri Area Cemeteries & Families" Vol III 1994 by Ken Fiebelman of Salem, MO. Reprinted with the permission of Ken Fiebelman on behalf of the Dent County Historical Society

Submitted by Kathy Welch Heidel 

BROOKS, JOHN {ESQUIRE}; b. c1806, NC – d. 4/13/1881 Linn Township at
home on old Groves farm, Dent Co.; s/o _ & Nancy (b. c1884 NC living
Shannon Co. 1850 with her dau., Lucinda Shirley); John m. Elizabeth
Shirley (d.7/12/1877, bur. Miller Cem.( ch.: Monroe, Nancy Jane (Mrs.
Caleb Miller), John Wesley: m. Ellen Lesley (or Sesley), 1877, Dent Co.,
ch.: Edna & boy (Ellen was a black slave). John requested to be buried
near his negro slaves on the ridge above Max post office & Antioch
School. John was a large landowner and changed his will just before his
death to his little colored boy. Quite a number of negro slaves are
buried on this ridge, some belonging to Holman family; the ridge divides
2 prongs of the Meramec River headwaters.


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