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Bonnie Morris Conrad (#46480766)
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Bio Photo I was born in Morgan County, Mo, down the road from Hopewell Cemetery. From the days of my first memory, my grandparents and parents took me to visit the little grave yards in Morgan county. I played among the stones and listened to the remembrances of the family who lay beneath, whose souls soared above. As my parents said, "Now is the time to honor their memories, lest we should neglect to repeat who they were and how much they changed their little corner of the world." As a pebble drops and changes it's place, it also creates it's own space and so have the pioneers who carved out a place and changed the world forever." Morgan County is full of people whose ancestors migrated from the East and became one with the land. They were great pioneers whose ancestors and they themselves fought in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, The Mexican War, the Indian Wars,the War for Texas Independence, the Civil War on both sides and World Wars l and ll. My goal is to honor as many as I can.

I have lived all over the US and traveled abroad. I have five children,ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

I am a DAR member, Museum Guild member, Bay Area Genealogical Society member, Morgan County Museum Society member,
Cole County Historical Society member and I do cemetery restoration. I also transcribe and take pictures of cemeteries. I am working on a book for Family History.

I have more than one copy of all the pictures I have posted so if I can help anyone by sending them a picture, please let me know? I also have death certificates on many and family information.
I love helping other researchers and posters but if you use my info or pictures from my posts please cite me as the source. It causes researchers to hit blank walls when they don't have original sources and it is also considered plagerism and is an ethics issue. Thank you so much.
I want to add to my bio after all these years a great big thank you to all the researchers and
find a grave volunteers who have helped me and continue to add to the site and the memory of so many in cemeteries all over the US. You are remarkable and I appreciate every one of you.
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M McNamee
RE: McNamee
Hi Bonnie, I'm fine; actually did come on yesterday to ask someone to transfer a memorial but haven't been putting any up lately. How are you? Any luck with finding the Maryland graves??
Added by M McNamee on Oct 26, 2016 1:01 PM
Michael Kagay
Bonnie -
No Chamberlains found as yet.
But I notice that many contributors on list her as born in Perry County, OH -- adjacent to Fairfield's east. Of course, on they may have simply all copied one another without double-checking anything or requiring any sources.
Anyway, I now list that location with a question mark even though, when I poked around a bit in Perry, I found no actual evidence for that myself.
Have YOU found any Chamberlains ?
How about her first husband, Jacob Stuter ?
Perhaps HE lived in Perry County.
I haven't put on a full press, using the Census, county histories, local OGS chapter, etc., so it's possible something could be turned up with enough effort.
I could write the Perry Co. chapter of OGS if you think Perry Co. is a good place to start.
Glad to know we're related, Cuz !
All the best.
Cheers, - Mike Kagay, Princeton N.J.

Added by Michael Kagay on Oct 26, 2016 10:52 AM
Michael Kagay
RE: John Bright Jr.
Greetings and best wishes.
Yes, we corresponded previously in 2014.
Hope you are well.
Here is my descent through Brights in Ohio:

b. 1787 Bern (now Penn) Twp., Berks Co. PA
d. 1853 Liberty Twp. Fairfield Co. OH
bur. Bright Farm Cemetery, Liberty Twp.
Elizabeth Myers
b. 1806 OH. (Where?)
d. 1832 Liberty Twp., Fairfield Co. OH
bur. Bright Farm Cemetery, Liberty Twp.

b. 1832 Liberty Twp., Fairfield Co. OH
d. 1928 Liberty Twp., Fairfield Co. OH
bur. Bright Farm Cemetery, Liberty Twp.ny
Harriet Chamberlain Studer (widow of Jacob Studer)
b. 1824 (Perry Co. OH ??)
d. 1892 Liberty Twp., Fairfield Co. OH
bur. Bright Farm Cemetery, Liberty Twp.

Laura Bright
b. 1857 Liberty Twp., Fairfield Co. OH
d. 1939 Liberty Twp., Fairfield Co. OH
bur. Forest Rose Cemetery, Lancaster, OH
Oliver Jacob WEIST
b.1852 Fairfield Co. OH. ( near Dumontville?)
d. 1934 Fairfield Co. OH
bur. Forest Rose Cemetery, Lancaster OH

Truphenia Blanche Weist
b. 1888 Liberty Twp., Fairfield Co. OH
d. 1955 Columbus, Franklin Co. OH
bur. Forest Lawn Cemetery, Columbus OH
Harry Leon KAGAY
b. 1887 Fairfield Co. OH
d. 1950 Columbus, Franklin Co. OH
bur. Forest Lawn Cemetery, Columbus

Harry Ralph KAGAY
b. 1911 Baltimore, Fairfield Co. OH
d. 1995 Bradenton, FL
bur. Forest Lawn Cemetery, Columbus
Harriet Swain
b. 1913 Columbus, Franklin Co. OH
d. 1995 Baltimore, MD
bur. Forest Lawn Cemetery, Columbus

Michael Ralph KAGAY
b. 1942 Columbus, Franklin Co. OH
Carol Jane Rhoades
b. 1942 Troy, Miami Co. OH

The Bright family in Ohio was known as the BRECHT family back in Bern Twp. (Now Penn Twp.) of Berks Co. PA.
They immigrated to America in 1726 from Schriesheim which is located north of Heidelberg in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.

All the best.

Cheers, - Mike Kagay, Princeton, NJ

Added by Michael Kagay on Oct 24, 2016 9:55 AM
RE: John Washburn
No clue if he has a marker or not. I think someone took photos in that section, but would have to inquire around who has them and if they one for him.
Added by Taweret on Oct 23, 2016 7:19 PM
Don & Mary Cavender
John Roy Stark # 51658075
OK, sorry it has taken so long to answer your question about his 1st wife Minnie. The Minnie you have linked to him is not correct one. Her parents names were William E Lake and Hattie B (Hutchings)(Lake) Montfoy. William and Hattie married 8 Mar 1885 in Missouri and she married E P Montfoy 28 Sep 1899 in Missouri (both listed in the Missouri marriage index). If you look at the 1900 census for Enoch Montfoy you will find Hattie (listed as Patty) and his children from previous marriage and her 3 children listed as step-children. He is listed at the bottom of the page and the children are continued on the next page. Minnie only had 2 brothers, Thomas (Aug 1886) and Wilmer (Dec 1893). If this is the correct Minnie, then the wrong parents and siblings are linked to her.

From everything I have found, I will not link this memorial to my tree. There are too many things that just don't match up.

Added by Don & Mary Cavender on Oct 23, 2016 1:20 PM
RE: Adams Cemetery connection
Hi Bonnie,
Please accept my apologies for not getting back to you sooner.
Unfortunately, I only have one source supporting my dates for Henry Adams. His Will. The information I used came from other family trees.
The next time I visit my sisters, I can go by the cemetery and check out the dates on the tombstone in person.

I could not find any other documents.
Added by famfinder71 on Oct 08, 2016 12:27 AM
Phil Bailey
Arnott Bailey's document...
I found a record of his birth on a page on

Name: Ross Bailey
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 16 Jul 1884
Birth Place: Fairfield, Ohio
Father: H. C. Bailey
Mother: Emma Cole
FHL Film Number: 295266

Source Information Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data:
"Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2011.
Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
Added by Phil Bailey on Oct 05, 2016 6:32 PM
Phil Bailey
Arnott Bailey's parents...
I sent you an email containing the information you requested on his parents. If the Ohio birth record is not correct, I will immediately remove the request. Thank you.
Added by Phil Bailey on Oct 04, 2016 6:42 AM
Don & Mary Cavender
RE: John Stark
I sent the proof in the request. Her parents are not the correct ones per the 1900 census.

Added by Don & Mary Cavender on Oct 04, 2016 12:59 AM
RE: John Bechtel
Your welcome
Added by Tess on Sep 24, 2016 6:31 PM
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