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. ---------------- Donít violate copyright. This may be the most difficult one to adhere to. You must be careful where you take information from, and how you use it. While facts (such as dates and places of birth, marriage, and death) are not copyrightable, the words used to convey that information are. Do not directly copy text but use your own words. Even more important are images. Remember that copyright currently lasts for 70 years after the death of the creator. All those family photographs in your possession? Copyright belongs to the person who took the photograph, and to his/her heirs. The key date at the moment is 1944. By Michael J. Leclerc (Prof. genealogist)
JoAnne Duck Adams Bonnie, I owe you an apology. I am sorry it has taken me so long to transfer your children's grandmother to you. I sincerely apologize for this oversight due to a mix up in my emails. I have now made the transfer so that you may make any changes or updates you would like to her memorial. Please let them know for me.
RE: Hattie Paul (39308042) Hello Bonnie. Hattie's brother Charles B Leach is my great grandfather. His son Charles Arthur Leach was my grandfather. I came across Hattie through census records and information that someone had given from an old family Bible.
RE: Birch Smith Hi Bonnie -- I usually add info to F-A-G "on the fly" while I'm simultaneously searching on Ancestry and FamilySearch. The records are in front of me with the info, so why not fill in those blanks! I found Birch Smith's death date on an Application for Headstone for military veterans. Date of birth was "consensus." Many records show he was born circa 1840 in Missouri. Unfortunately F-A-G doesn't allow approximate dates. But about 15 genealogies posted on Ancestry used that date -- 4 July 1839 -- so it seemed more likely than not to be the accurate date. Thank YOU! So many times, F-A-G has been THE source that unlocked the mystery for me, so I try to pay it forward. Sue
William Pinckney Murray Are you Bonnie Morris Conrad you wrote a memorial on William Pinckney Murray' s grave? I too am the great great granddaughter of William Pinckney Murray. My father was William Thomas Murray. His father was George William Pinckney ( Pink) Murray. And his father was Thomas Pinckney Murray. Who wa the son on William Pinckney Murray. I've been doing the Murray Linage. My e mail address is email@example.com. My name is Michele Murray Byberg. I live in Millbrae,California. Would love to hear from you.
Wm. Scrivner I just received a death certificate for John Holder who married Wm. Scrivner's daughter, Charity today, but my husband can't lay his hands on his Scrivner stuff at the moment -- he is moving some of his stuff out to his new "Office" and it is a mess, let me tell you. Anyway, he told me to tell you that if you go down to Tuscumbia to the Miller County Museum's genealogy room, Gaynelle Jenkin Moore's book called "The Rush Report" should have the needed info. I don't know if their website would have anything but it might -- www.millercountymuseum.org. We have the full titles to any of Gaynelle's books on our genealogy blog's side menu -- it's listed on my profile page. Hope that helps.
Apologies in advance - as I am very new to Find A Grave, and am not sure how to navigate my way around the platform!
I noticed that you had commented on a post concerning the Parry/Paul families.
Are these families that you are researching?
I am specifically looking for information about Hannah Townsend Paul (1823-1920). (orig from and buried at Westfield Friends, Burlington County, NJ., but died in Orange County, FL). She was the sister of William Mickle Paul (1844-1902) and daughter of William Mickle Paul (1806-1850).
If this is a family with which we share an interest, I would love to see if our paths intersect and we can share information.