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Rev. Dale Sims (#47238797)
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Bio Photo I have been doing genealogy for several years and have taken several pictures of my family and relatives grave stones. I am a retired pastor and my wife and I do a lot of traveling. I have many hobbies but photography probably tops the list even though some pictures don't come out the way I want. When I take a picture I try to make it as readable as I can and try to post all that is on the stone. I'm not just trying to post to get a large number but to help others with genealogy as I have been helped.
I have found a lot of newspaper articles and the funeral brochures that my parents had of people that I didn't know but I have posted several. I would be glad to help in any way that I can. I will transfer your relatives or close friends if they are not my relatives.
You may use any pictures that I have posted for genealogy purposes only.
Rev.Dale Sims
(Central), Illinois

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Mark Miller
RE: James Chambers
James Chambers #136320147
My number (Mark Miller) is #46929164
Added by Mark Miller on Jun 16, 2016 4:32 PM
Mark Miller
James Chambers
Thanks you for taking the picture of my 3x g-grandfather in Zion Cemetery. I knew he died in that area, but I never knew which cemetery. I noticed his wife Nancy Chambers is not listed. Do you believe she may be in that cemetery and not photographed? If you would be so gracious as to transfer him to me , I would very much appreciate it. If not I could give you some of his family to link to him. Thanks again, Mark Miller
Added by Mark Miller on Jun 15, 2016 5:01 PM
William Sloos
Rev. Howard A. Goss

I am doing research on the Goss family and I am specifically looking for the location of the cemetery that Rev. Howard A. Goss is buried in Toronto. I noticed a picture of his headstone and wondered if you might know the name of the cemetery.

Thank you,

William Sloos
Pentecostal History Research
Faculty, Master's College and Seminary
Added by William Sloos on Jun 11, 2016 7:42 AM
Jay Quentin Lewis
RE: Lewis Family
My wife and I live in Wentzville Mo
Moved here from Kirksville Mo before
That,grew and farmed with my Dad on what was
Charlie Lewis's farm near Downing Mo
your wife's great Uncle.
One of the Lewis clan from Indiana
came to my Dads (Hobart Quentin)
Funeral and mentioned a annual Lewis Family
Reunion I am assuming the descendants
Of David Lewis, do you or your wife know if they
Still have this ?

Added by Jay Quentin Lewis on May 19, 2016 7:00 PM
Jay Quentin Lewis
Lewis Family
Hi David

I am the son of Hobart Quentin Lewis
Grandson of Homer Hobart Lewis
Great Grandson of Charlie Lewis
Great Great Grandson of David Lewis

Just wanted to say thanks for your time
For the pictures and History of David Lewis
And Family, what info I had was sketchy
And mostly inaccurate.

Thanks again

Jay Quentin Lewis

Added by Jay Quentin Lewis on May 19, 2016 9:28 AM
Dan G.
Ellis Alexander Medlock # 50932416
Dear Rev. Sims,

I have submitted some suggestions for the Memorial of Ellis Alexander Medlock #50932416 via the drop down suggestions, both for the order of the photos and in the biography section.

We found a cenotaph in the yard of an old home in Bedford, Indiana for him and I have taken the liberty to download it to the memorial.

You have done some very nice work on your memorials for Find A Grave. Thank you for your consideration.

Dan G.
Added by Dan G. on May 15, 2016 10:45 PM
ruth ann
Lewis family
Good Morning, So far I have not found much concerning the Lewis family. I will give you what I have found so far. You probably have all of this.
David Lewis b. 10-30-1822, d-5-8-1904; w-Catherine Rollins b.7-24-1826, d.2-9-1911, both buried at Pleasant Grove.
Hannigan b.10-25-1848, d. 7-11-1900;w-Jane Hatfield, buried at Mt. Springs.
Sarah b.12-29-1850, d.2-20-1896, h-Willis Simpson, buried Pleasant Grove.
Noah b. 1852, d.1924, never married, buried Mt. Springs.
Greenburg (Green) b.11-28-1856, d. 5-12-1939,w. Eliza E. Shoemaker, buried Mt. Springs.
William D.(Paul) b.10-9-1859 d. 3-4-1910, w. Mary Jane Sims, buried Mt. Springs.
Grant b.5-15-1864, d. 4-19-1910, w. Susan Dora Sims, buried Mt. Springs.
Laura A., b. 4-3-1866, d. 1-9-1898, h. Henry Roberts, buried Pleasant Grove. Married 8-7-1884.
Mary Exie, b. 8-18-1872, d. 11-19-1961, h. Mitchell Price, buried Owensburg.
Mahalia Hallie, b.????, d.???? h. Thomas Webb, buried in Colorado. (Found a Thomas Webb in Golden Cemetery, in Colorado, with dates of 1867 to 1934.
James Whitcomb nothing else on paper
Charley, buried in Missouri. nothing else on paper
Willard, nothing else on paper.
I found, questionable if correct, a birthdate for Whitcomb as 2-14-1847, d. 2-28-1885, buried at Pleasant Grove; Charley b. 10-9-1869,d. 4-27-1944, w-Pearl McCullough, buried in Missouri.
The paper I am taking this from, also states the children of Grant and Susan, as Whitcomb, wife Edith, Mary and Dovie Radcliff; William D. Paul and wife, Mary Jane, children as Arthur, Pearl Faris and James; and Hannigan as grandfather of Nellie Lewis Roberts.
If I find anymore papers concerning the Lewis's, I will send it to you.

Ruth Ann
Added by ruth ann on Jan 01, 2016 9:53 AM
ruth ann
Lewis family, Martin County, Ind
Hi, I notice that you have entered several Lewis family members. I have a family tree sheet that my mother-in-law had, it lists children of David and Catherine Lewis, buried in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. It list the children as Hannigan, Sarah, Noah, Green, William D. Paul, Grant, Laura, Mary Exie, Mahalia, Whitcomb, and Charley. It also has the names of Grant and Susan children as Whitcomb, Mary and Dovie Radcliff; William wife Mary Jane, children as Arthur, Pearl Faris and James. I am thinking that Laura was my husband's grandmother. The form also states that Mahalia married a Thomas Webb, buried in a cemetery in Colorado. I have not looked through all the forms, so may find some others that you might be interested in.
I gathered some information from the info found on findagrave entries, as to who married who, dates of death, and etc. Thank you for all the info.
Ruth Ann
Added by ruth ann on Nov 28, 2015 12:57 PM
Brenda Hare
RE: Sarah (Hays) Blackmore
Thank you so very much. I was hoping that maybe the cemetery was in the area that you reside.

Brenda Hare
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Added by Brenda Hare on Oct 20, 2015 9:27 AM
Brenda Hare
Sarah (Hays) Blackmore

Sarah (Hays) Blackmore is buried in Sidney, Illinois. THANK YOU for posting the picture of her tombstone. Her husband, Laban Blackmore, was living with her in the 1850 census. His tombstone is NOT on FindAGrave, but I am wondering if he might be buried beside her. Some people show "L.R. Blackmore" buried in Oklahoma in 1881, but they have no birth date for him, so it seems to be impossible to "assume" that is the right Laban R. Blackmore, or another person with the same initials. I am not finding him after the 1850 census, although the census might be mis-indexed, so he may be there, but I just haven't found him yet.

I am wondering if you might be able to help determine what happened to Laban Blackmore, born ca 1801 Ohio. I am a volunteer chapter Registrar for DAR. A lady I am helping would like to join DAR through Laban Blackmore.

Thank you for anything you can do to help me.

Brenda Page Hare
Added by Brenda Hare on Oct 20, 2015 7:59 AM
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