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Joe Chrisman (#47202017)
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Bio Photo Hello,
My name is Joe Chrisman, I have been the Cemetery Sexton for the City of Winfield for 17 years and a genealogy buff for over 20 years.

I would be glad to transfer any memorial I have added, as long as the person is not related to me.

My Chrisman line started in Virginia, moving into Kentucky and arriving in Kansas in 1884. My 6th Great Grandfather Jacob Chrisman and 7th Great Grandfather Jost Hite, were the focus on the television series "Who Do You Think You Are?", Tim McGraw episode. What a thrill it was to see my family genealogy on TV!

I am a amature Civil War researcher and manage the Facebook page "Civil War Veterans Buried in Winfield Kansas Cemeteries". Please check it out and "Like" the page as well.

I also interested in "Co. H, 1st Kentucky Cavalry" history. My GG Grandfather Isaac "Ike" Chrisman was wounded 19 January, 1862 at the Battle of Mill Springs. Some say it was Ike Chrisman that fired the fatal shot that killed General Felix Kirk Zollicoffer. Documentation of this can be found in "A Boys Story of the Battle of Fishing Creek Kentucky" by John Worth Simpson.
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Undertaker's Gr/Granddaughter
Elijah and Jane Chrisman
I found headstone picture on my ancestry page. I have asked for permission to copy. Keep your fingers crossed! :o)
Added by Undertaker's Gr/Granddaug... on Mar 16, 2014 6:30 PM
Heather Brey
RE: Philip Werle
Yes, Adolph Werle was the eldest child of Philip and Augusta. He was born April 28, 1878 in Milwaukee, WI. He left home at age 23 and as far as I can tell he moved to Kansas at some point before WWI and maried Clara Gastil, who had 2 daugters, Fern and Carrie Gastil. They all lived together in Crowly County, KS, according to the 1920 Federal Census. (If this is the same Adolph H Werle)
Added by Heather Brey on Mar 13, 2014 2:11 PM
Judy Mayfield
Jethro Cochran
Hi Joe,
I have corrected the name of Jethro's father to James. Not sure why I had it listed as John R. Cochran.

Thanks for the heads up.

Take care
Added by Judy Mayfield on Mar 06, 2014 7:51 AM
Shirley Hause
Bessie & Lewis Peckham
I have linked Lelia to Edward but I cannot link Bessie and Lewis as I did not put in their memorial. Judy Mayfield put them in. You will have to ask her to link them.
Added by Shirley Hause on Feb 12, 2014 8:58 AM
Deborah Shelton Wood
Elizabeth Stephens Chrisman Dick
Please disregard my previouos msg...
Added by Deborah Shelton Wood on Jan 10, 2014 4:22 PM
Deborah Shelton Wood
Isaac Chrisman and daughter

Please contact me asap regarding your memorial for Isaac Chrisman. Are you aware that Elizabeth Stephens Chrisman Dick was connected to this Isaac Stephens. I may need you help to convince the maker of erroneous memorial of the facts.

Thank you
Added by Deborah Shelton Wood on Jan 10, 2014 4:11 PM
Phyllis Mitchell Sway
RE: Missouri Chrismans
I have actually done the same thing on a couple of my memorials. You want the connection between generations to be there. On mine, I state that I'm not positive they are buried there and I'm still researching. I also have a couple of ancestors that were (a) killed by Indians and (b) murdered by "Bushwhackers" in the Civil War, so will never know where they are. We do the best we can with the info we have!
Added by Phyllis Mitchell Sway on Oct 10, 2013 11:03 AM
Phyllis Mitchell Sway
Missouri Chrismans
Hello Joe,

Thank you for adding the memorials for Jacob and Magdelena. I am descended from Jacob/Isaac/Isaac Jr./Gilbert/James/Mary. Isaac, Jr. and his son Gilbert came to Missouri from Virginia. Somewhere along the line the spelling changed to Crismon. Mary Crismon was my great-grandmother. I too was thrilled to hear Tim McGraw describing the same ancestry as me!! I hope to come to Virginia sometime soon and explore all the Chrisman sites.

Phyllis Mitchell Sway
Added by Phyllis Mitchell Sway on Oct 02, 2013 11:03 AM
A Madden
Welcome Nichols
Thank you so much for providing the dual headstone photograph for this family member and his wife. You are greatly appreciated for this service to us.
Added by A Madden on Jun 10, 2013 12:10 PM
G. Abbott
Who Do You Think You Are-Tim McGraw
I am sending you an e-mail. If you want to see the PDF of the card I mention, let me know.

There is a site address included that, if you have not been to, you are going to be thrilled about. It is amazing. I need to go back a hundred times and memorize...enter names for months.

That episode made me look at the one and only Hite I had entered for some reason, the name just sounded like it would mean something later....years later, mentioned it to someone else who had seen that name. It turned up over and over. To my McCormick line: Terrill, Willis, Warner, and then I saw WDYTYA with Tim McGraw. I was doing a search for one of my Lawrences, and wound up on a site with the very same Houghton/Hite group. Then, I knew I needed to look more closely...and now it somes up again with my spouse's line at Isaac, Jr. I am a Texan, and spouse is an Iowan...WOW!!!

It opened up almost every line I have and how they link together.
Added by G. Abbott on May 17, 2013 6:56 AM
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