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Bonnie Young Haynie
John Swim
Thank you for posting the photo of my great grandfather's grave. We are so very proud that it is a standout at First Street Cemetery. I took my kids home for a visit and we went there to do some tombstone rubbings. It was a great day! They are grown now and will never forget the experience. I have heard that they might be moving the cemetery?!? I hope that this is not true. Any info on that would be greatly appreciated.
Added by Bonnie Young Haynie on May 25, 2015 12:24 AM
Frank Echoff
You are welcome, always glad to honor our veterans.
Added by LKat on May 22, 2015 4:01 PM
Mark Bugajski
Baker - Evans - Cheek
Hello again Brad,

As to the Evans Bible; from what I know, most of the Evans' info all corresponds with my research and tree on, with one exception. The John (Baker) that died en route to Texas from Missouri, I have as John Evans (1850-1862) and was the oldest child of William Evans and Sallie Baker.

I'm "relatively" positive John Walton Baker died in Cumberland County, Kentucky in 1834. The John W Baker Bible gives his birth and marriage date. He did not marry a "Sarah" as the Evans Bible indicates, however. He married Elizabeth Cobb Baker. She married William Cheek after his death.

One of Elizabeth Baker and William Cheek's sons was Richard Menifee Cheek, and his son was the Menifee Reed Cheek, whose picture you posted.

I didn't really chase down all the Cheeks, because they weren't in the "blood line". I've worked mainly on the Baker line.

Where William Cheek and Elizabeth Baker were buried, appears to be a mystery. A lot about Elizabeth Cobb Baker is a mystery, actually. She was a Baker before she married John Walton Baker though. It seems that they were probably second cousins. Some have said first cousins, but I have found nothing to indicate that, and frankly, don't believe it. I'm not positive about her parents, but I suspect her father may have been one of the many John Bakers. I suspect either her mother or grandmother was Elizabeth Cobb.

A lot information about some of the Baker's that were living in, or from, Cumberland County was lost when the County courthouse burned down in 1933.

To clarify what I said earlier about the John W Baker Bible, it is part of the "Collected Bible Records of R.N. Smith," on microfilm, at the Kentucky Historical Archives.

Also available there, on microfilm, is all of Harry Middleton Baker's research. It was all preserved. He was working on a Martin Baker of Hanover County, Virginia, book that never got published, before he died. A lot of this is available through the LDS Church too. One day, I want to get into this deeper. I have all the microfilm reel numbers at the LDS Church, if your ever interested.

Okay, I've rambled enough for today. I'm enjoying this correspondence Brad. And, by the way, I even found you in my tree, we are 4th cousins.

Take care, Mark
Added by Mark Bugajski on May 11, 2015 2:31 PM
Mark Bugajski
Evans Bible
Hi Brad,

Thanks for the link to the Evans Bible. I'll get back to you more about it once I've had a chance to look into a few things. I can tell you this, there are inconsistencies with this Bible and the John W Baker Bible preserved in the Kentucky Historical Society Archives. Also with the "Descendants of John Walton of Baltimore County, Maryland and Harrison County, Kentucky," written by Harry Middleton Hyatt.

More to come!

Added by Mark Bugajski on May 11, 2015 10:06 AM
Sherlocks Cousin
RE: Charles Askins
You are welcome. Just wish Charles' marker was in better shape.
Added by Sherlocks Cousin on May 04, 2015 4:31 PM
Sherlocks Cousin
Charles and Loretta Askins
I added photos to both of their memorials. Charles' is really worn.
Added by Sherlocks Cousin on May 04, 2015 4:03 PM
Jonathan Guerra
RE: Lawrence Flood at First Street Cemetery
Awesome thank you
Added by Jonathan Guerra on May 01, 2015 12:14 PM
Jonathan Guerra
RE: Lawrence Flood at First Street Cemetery
Thank you so much for the info, and yes I have booked a few days to go out there, you are very right there are so many unmarked or unfounded stones. But I plan on finding then.

Please forgive the very late response, life does have it's surprisingly times.

Added by Jonathan Guerra on May 01, 2015 9:32 AM
You are welcome, always glad to honor our veterans.
Added by LKat on Apr 29, 2015 3:16 PM
Ralph Terry
S. T. Wilkerson
Old ...

I have looked high and low for just who S. T. Wilkerson was. The other two men killed in the accident were Coleman men and buried at Coleman. S. T. must have lived in Coleman only for a short time.

After a lot of round-about research, I located death certificates for John Wesley Wilkerson and Elsie Ross Wilkerson. Their were buried at Elm Mott.

Thanks for your contributions to the old Waco Cemeteries ... Ralph
Added by Ralph Terry on Apr 24, 2015 9:44 AM
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