|Jan Miller (#46607804)|
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I have been researching my own family and volunteering for the Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society now for the past few years. I love wandering through cemeteries and will be willing to take photos of headstones in my town (or within 20 mi. or so) to help other researchers.|
PLEASE ASK ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO TRANSFER A FRIEND OR RELATIVE. I ALMOST NEVER HAVE ANY PROBLEM DOING THIS!
The following poem, which I wrote, has gotten a lot of attention lately from those wishing to share it with others. Please know that I would be honored if you did. You can use my name as author if you like.
THE CEMETERY PHOTOGRAPHER
Wandering among the stones I see
The stones so weathered and worn
ĎTis difficult to find the date
On which the babe was born
I stare at the stone and am struck with awe
At the life that I knew was gone
This was someone's child, a babe so sweet
With loved ones to carry on
So I take a photo for all to see
For the family that remains
An everlasting memory of
A child of God's domain
I brush the weeds back from the stone
And say a silent prayer
For the babes that had no chance to live
And for mothers everywhere
The dove calls out it's mourning song
Among the stones so still
Echoes of the woes, through time
The choirs of despair
The stone will someday perish
The flowers will be gone
But a photo now remains of this
Their memory lives on!
And so my friend, don't hesitate
To film the weathered stone
Those who live within your hearts
Are never truly gone
***PLEASE NOTE NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS!!!! THANK YOU!!***
Find-a-Grave Friends: Due to several circumstances, I have been delayed at fulfilling transfer memorials and corrections/connections. I plan to begin working on these today to complete these as requested. Thank you all for your patience -- you have not been forgotten -- and although I won't be notifying you individually that the corrections are made, please rest assured that they will be done ASAP. I appreciate your patience! -- Jan
**************************************************ACCIDENTS SUCH AS DUPES HAPPEN, BUT *PLEASE* MAKE SURE YOU CHECK FOR AN EXISTING MEMORIAL FIRST BEFORE CREATING A NEW ONE! I HAVE HAD TO DELETE A NUMBER OF MY ORIGINAL MEMORIALS BECAUSE OF DUPES THAT WERE CREATED WITH MORE INFO OR PICS AT A LATER DATE. AS I HAVE STATED IN THE PAST, I WILL ALMOST ALWAYS TRANSFER MEMORIALS IF REQUESTED BUT PLEASE, AS A COURTESY, LOOK FOR AN ORIGINAL BEFORE DUPLICATING. THANKS!
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|Rich King||E B King Find A Grave Memorial# 24149146|
If not part of your family, can you please transfer E B King Find A Grave Memorial# 24149146 to me?
I would like to add dates, bio, link family.
Rich King (#48494887)
|Linda||Daniel G. Elliott|
Would you post this to his bio? Source: Goodspeed's 1889 History of Texas County, MO.
Daniel G. Elliott. The manufacturing interests of Texas County, Mo., are ably represented by Mr. Elliott, who is the proprietor of the Elliott Foundry, which house was established in 1875. Its original dimensions were 20x40 feet, and was run by horse-power, but it is now a building 40x12O feet, and is fitted up with some of the very best
machinery to be had, his engine being twelve horse-power and of the best make. His iron-work is all done during the summer months and
his wood-work during the winter season, some of the products of his establishment being all kinds of farm machinery, such as plows, cane mills, etc. On starting his foundry he was the owner of twenty acres of land, but he now owns 206 acres and is one of the pros perous men of the county. He was born in Coshocton County, Ohio, September 21, 1834, his parents being Thomas and Lucy (San
ders) Elliott. The father was born in Ireland, and was brought to the United States by his parents when five years of age. They located in
Ohio. but in 1856 went to Sangamon County, Ill., where Thomas died in 1879, at the age of sixty-five years. His wife died in Ohio about
1842. Four of their sons are yet living: Simon, who is a moulder by trade, resides in Kansas; Nathan is a farmer of Johnson County., Mo.,
but in his younger days was also a moulder; Thomas is a blacksmith and moulder of Sangamon County, Ill., and Daniel G., our subject.
At the age of twelve years the latter entered his fatherís wagon and general machine shop, in which he worked until sixteen years of age, at
which time he had become such a skillful workman that he commanded journeymanís wages. In 1853 he went to Ohio, and engaged in business
at his fatherís old stand, where he_remained until 1862, then enlisted in Company H, of the Ninety-seventh Infantry, and served as orderly-ser
geant until May 15, 1865, when he was mustered out at Columbus, Ohio, having participated in many battles, among which were Stone
Hill and Missionary Ridge. After the latter battle he was on detached duty the rest of the war, and then returned to Ohio, and resumed busi
ness at the old stand until the spring of 1867, when he located on a farm in Texas County, Mo., but soon after gave this up and worked at
carpentering and other mechanical work until 1875, since which time he has been engaged in his present business. April 26, 1855, he was married to Catherine Henderson, who was born in Ohio in 1835, and by her is the father of three children: Sanders S.. Mary Lucy, wife of
James Tate, and William T. Mr. and Mrs. Elliott are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and he is amember of the G. A. R., and
a Republican in politics.
Added by Linda on Nov 17, 2015 7:16 PM
|Leona Headley||RE: Richard Rodd|
Looks good - I have other edits out for linking children so I'll check back in 30 days. Thanks!
Added by Capt on Oct 29, 2015 12:44 PM
|Karen Winters||RE: Kin to Milos McKinney|
Am I right in thinking these McKinneys branched off from Roane County Tennessee? Wonder why Missouri? You live central Illinois? I had a great find near Marion, ILL in August. Found my husband's 3rd great grandfather & 3rd great grandmother Terry & Mary Springs Thompson, graves in a tiny fenced off graveyard in soy bean/corn fields. Had help of the Williamson County Historical Society and knocked on many private homes doors. These graves were on private property. I had been looking for them 2 years, was such a great moment! Stay in touch!
|Karen Winters||RE: Kin to Milos McKinney|
Funny you ask! I am kin to Milos in a round about way..............Grand nephew of wife of 2nd great grand uncle of husband! Whew what a mouth full. To shorten, my grandmother was Sarah Rebecca McKinney Stallings, her dad Lewis Benjamin McKinney, my 2nd Great Grandfather was Elisha McKinney (from Tennessee), my 3rd great grandfather is John W McKinney, Roane County TN. I guess you and I are "shirt tale" kin. Where do you live?
Thanks for writing! Karen
|Pam Fraley||A Special Thanks|
It's Me again, I just read your poem and wanted to tell you how very sweet it is. I lost a daughter when she was 28 months old and that poem really touched me.
|Pam Fraley||Clyde Taylor (24424240)|
I was asked by Julia Taylor Member # 46607804. If I would transfer Clyde (24424240) and his wife Mary to her. I was able to transfer Mary but Clyde's Memorial is in your care. I told her I would contact you on her behalf.
|Lorraine Keith||Memorial# 30327394 for Eldina Wright.|
Concerning your Find A Grave Memorial# 30327394 for Eldina Wright.
According to Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths Index, Eldina Wright's parents were John Abney and Martha A. Sullivan. Eldina was born 1859 and died 9 July 1845 in Williamson County, IL. I don't know anything about her parents.
You have linked her to John Franklin Abney but he was not her father. John F. Abney was married to Ida Varney and he was not previously married to Martha Sullivan.
John F. Abney was born 2 Sep 1842 and died 12 Jan 1920 in Hannibal, Marion Co., MO.
In 1860 John was unmarried and living with his parents. I've also located him on the 1870 census of Pike County, IL. He did not have a daughter, Eldina. The Eliza in the household was his brother's wife. I believe that Emma was his sister and not his wife. Their mother, Wilmuth, also lived with them
John F. Abney lived in Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri in 1880.
John Franklin Abney and Ida Varney Abney's children were Alice, Charles, John, Mae and Frank. Both his obituary and his wife's obitary give their names. No daughter named Eldina Wright was listed in either of their obituaries.
|joetta king||william e stroud|
I want to let you know that the info. on William e stroud is incorrect.
He was my grandfather and you have his mothers name wrong.
she was phillipina Richard not sarah flowers.
he was born may 5 1901
died in 1974 buried in the stroud cemetery in
his wife was ida m hayes stroud also buried in stroud cemetery.
please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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