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MH Shearer (#47158894)
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Bio Photo Retired bean counter now tracking ancestors instead of numbers. Mother of three and grandmother of five fascinating grandchildren. Married to the same man for 50+ years.

Knew the names and cemeteries of all my grandparents and Ggrandparents before I could write. On one family trip we stopped at the Steekee Cemetery in Loudon,Tn. I transcribbed stones because my mother was so excited she couldn't write. Now 50+ years later I still use those notes!

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KC Jayhawker
RE: Joe
Hi Mary,
Thanks so much on the info on the DAR chapters. I will definitely contact you when we get ready to move down. I want to be in an active chapter.
I haven't went all the way back on my Shearer side, I do know the Virginia family came from PA and they were German.
My husband is Czech and we have photographed a lot of cemeteries in Texas for his genealogy, so decided that placing the photos on Find A Grave could help others with their research and I can count the time towards my volunteer hours for DAR.
No, Joe was not family, but Thank You very much for the offer.
Kindest regards,
Added by KC Jayhawker on Oct 09, 2016 7:03 PM
KC Jayhawker
RE: Joe
Thanks for deleting it, I really hated to ask you to, but had already linked him before I realized that it was him. I know that per Find A Grave rules, I should have deleted mine, so I am transferring him back to you.
GREAT JOB getting at the Veterans marked!!!
I see that you are a Shearer. I am also a Shearer relation, my Shearer family is originally from Virginia, then moved to Kentucky. I have been trying to find out if James Shearer, married to Anna Lenna served in the Revolutionary War.
Eventually, we will be moving to the Temple, TX area and I will need to find a DAR Chapter here in TX.
Please let me know if your Shearer side crosses mine!
Best regards,
Added by KC Jayhawker on Oct 09, 2016 3:55 PM
Kerri Street-Manuel
RE: Auten
Thank you Mary! The Autens are on my husband's side as well.
Added by Kerri Street-Manuel on Aug 28, 2016 6:20 PM
Kerri Street-Manuel
Thank you so much for the photo of Beulah Able Auten's headstone. I appreciate your time and effort to get this for me.
Added by Kerri Street-Manuel on Aug 24, 2016 10:36 PM
Lawler Family
RE: Charles Ray
Your so very welcome, Glad to be able to help people see something that is far away. The office has not help me at all. I tried once and they said that there was no one buried here by that name. The request was one of the oldest about 6 years. By chance I found him about 2 weeks later by just walking the rows. Others I've helped has been told the same thing and were happy to finally see them and know they were correct the entire time.

Added by Lawler Family on Aug 20, 2016 6:32 PM
Anita Brown
Hello, Mary. How are you related to the Pate's?
Added by Anita Brown on Aug 18, 2016 9:15 PM
Rick Platt
I've posted a transcript from the Salem Lutheran Cemetery in Lamartine that indicates Dr. GA Meeker's burial is there. I think this tends to confirm that the stone there is the correct location.

It's worth noting, though, that the transcriber had January, not March for the death month.

It's still on my list to check it out for myself the next time I'm up that way.
Added by Rick Platt on Aug 14, 2016 1:08 PM
Rick Platt
RE: George A Meeker
I'm hoping you are happy about this find! It seems his stone was missing. I can see where you would be wanting to be sure, though.

He was the earliest doctor this west in the U.S. according to one source. That's pretty cool. Was he your relative?

Yes, the church does have records dating that far back even. My ancestor who died in 1861 was verified there. One can write to the Salem Cemetery Association.

My sources for this were multiple. For one, the gravestone itself reads "George A. Meeker M.D." which greatly narrows to whom this stone could refer. I also found a memorial in WV (yours, I believe) that indicates he is believed to be buried in "Clarion or Armstrong" counties. indicates he was living in Beaver Township, Clarion County in 1850 and his widow there in 1860.

I live many miles away from Salem, but find myself in that area once a year. I have tagged it to check more information the next time I'm there.

Good luck in your further research.
Added by Rick Platt on May 09, 2016 12:58 PM
Debbie Hilliard
RE: Reuben Criss
You are welcome. I try to take advantage of these days of moderate temps - it will soon be too hot! This cemetery is not well cared for and many stones are broken or brush has grown up and taken over others. However, it was mostly shady and pretty wild flowers.
Added by Debbie Hilliard on Mar 22, 2016 3:29 PM
Debbie Hilliard
Scott Cemetery
I live near Millican, TX and have been trying to locate Scott Cemetery to fill a couple of photo requests you have posted. I cannot find any info on this cemetery. I noticed on one of the death certificates that the undertaker's name was Edd Scott - maybe a connection?
Added by Debbie Hilliard on Mar 21, 2016 5:27 PM
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