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Kathleen B (#46845386)
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I still digging through a very large pile of messages and corrections, starting with the oldest first. So, I'll get to them all, but it will be a bit!


I've been an avid genealogist for years, researching my own family and helping others research theirs.

I now have about 2,000 memorials on FindAGrave and a related tree on with 25,000 people. So, I'm getting a lot of contacts asking for more information, sometimes several in a day, then none for a week or so. I always respond to everyone (unless they're particularly cranky), usually with much help and many answers. But, especially as it's now summer, my response time is not generally measured in hours, but days or weeks! So, please be patient. I'll get to you. If a month passes, I may have missed your query. Feel free to poke me again!

Right now, I'm working Pioneer Cemetery (aka Masonic or Odd Fellows) in Boise on-line. The cemetery is now 100% on-line with about 80% of the memorials managed by me. I am now researching all of my managed memorials adding biographical information and familial links where I can. That also means that I'm researching most of the rest of the cemetery, too, because there are many connections amongst the families! (My gracious fellow contributors - especially David M. Habben - have been making lots of updates at my request!)
* Jan 2010 - Section 1 (Masonic) completed and 2,300 entries in related family tree.
* Mar 2010 - Section 2 (Odd Fellows) completed and 4,712 entries in the tree.
* Apr 2010 - Started Section 3 (Knights of Pythias?)
* Jun 2010 - Taking a break (mostly) for the summer. About 25% through Section 3.
* Nov 2010 - Finished Section 3!!! There are now 15,096 folks in my related tree! It was slow going since many of the burials are unrelated. That means no "freebies" when researching one burial and each burial is harder because there are no clues to be found in nearby burials.
* Apr 2011 - Still on Section 4. It's proving slow going. I keep getting sidetracked down interesting trails or being pulled back to folks I've already researched by inquiring relatives (which is grand!). Only have finished 18 of 69 plots (though some may have been finished incidentally with earlier research). Tree is up to 22,081 people.
* Sep 2011 - Yup, still on Section 4! I'm still spending much of my time on side trails initiated by folks contacting me about their relatives and having trouble making progress on Section 4. I've also been especially busy personally. Tree is up to 28,419 people.

I have created many memorials in other cemeteries in order to connect those interred at Pioneer, especially children. I'm also making many requests to other contributors to add the information I happen to find on their contributions and appreciate all of their assistance.

I want my memorials to be as accurate as possible. If you have information to provide, please use the "Edit" tab, then "Sugggest A Correction" link to do so! I'm tickled to be able to add more information and link them to other family members. If you know of the burial of a sibling, but the parents locations are unknown, I'll even happily add a hot link in the memorial to the sibling.


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Amanda Fox
Julius Shellworth
Thanks for the updates on Julius Shellworth. I appreciate the help.

Amanda : )
Added by Amanda Fox on Mar 30, 2015 2:40 PM
William Gainey
What is the source of your request, the H. as middle initial, please?
Dorothy Brandner, Eugene Pioneer Cemetery Assoc.
Added by dlrb on Mar 29, 2015 8:15 PM
John Howard Hopffgarten
Hello Kathleen B.,

John Howard's paternal grandfather originates from Germany and I am just finding together his ancestors over there in the region of Thuringia. His family belongs to the Thuringian land gentry and is known in the 12th century already.

I am very interested to get contact with still living descendents of John Howard Hopffgarten. Maybe you see a possibility to help me with and I would be happy to come in contact for with you soon.

Best regards and thank you very much in advance already. (living near the port of Bremen)
Added by Anonymous on Mar 25, 2015 2:03 PM
Aurorae Little U.E.
63542602 Samuel Aikens
Is direct lineage of a cousin I am helping get her roots sorted out, and is my great uncle. Is it possible to have a transfer of this Aikens family?
Samuel Aiken UEL project ... Thanks for your consideration.
Added by Aurorae Little U.E. on Mar 16, 2015 12:05 PM
Star C. Pelton
Gene Landers (142866127)
I'm sorry but I must have hit the wrong button or something as I lost the information you requested me to update.
I would appreciate if you would resend it.
I will be more careful so not to lose it this time.
Star (#47291761)
Added by Star C. Pelton on Mar 10, 2015 6:44 AM
Sheri West
Frances Hyde
Info has been added :)
Added by Sheri West on Mar 08, 2015 6:49 PM
Lovenia L Campbell
Find A Grave Memorial# 57148288

I have added the Bio you suggested. Thank you for all your submissions.
Added by IdahoFrank on Feb 08, 2015 2:57 PM
Luther James Washburn
Mr. Washburn did live in the Charleston, Lee County Iowa area for a while. He married a Margret Esther "Maggie" Bannon born & raised on a farm. (1877-1956).
Added by Illinois on Jan 14, 2015 7:43 AM
Nola Leyde
Nancy Jane Wood
How do I change the maiden name of Nancy Jane Wood, buried in the Boise Pioneer Cemetery, from Reel to Hedden? I have information that proves that she comes from the Hedden family. Also her sisters are not properly identified.

Nancy was my father-in-law (John Conway) grandmother. His father was William Henry Conway.
April 4, 1927, Portland Oregonian
WOOD In this city, April 3, Nancy Jane Wood, late of 146 Hamilton Ave., mother of William H. Conway of Boise, Idaho Mary J. Aiken, Long Beach, Calif.; sister of Mrs. Lydia A. Nutting of this city. S.D. Hedden of Yakima, Wash.; also survived by seven grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Remains are at the residential chapel of Miller & Tracey. BR 2691. Boise, Idaho, papers please copy.

April 6, 1927, Portland Oregonian
WOOD Funeral services for the late Nancy J. Wood will be held today (Wednesday) at 3 p.m. at the chapel of Miller and Tracey. Internment Riverview cemetery. BR 2691.

Idaho Statesman, May 1927, Boise, Idaho

MRS NANCY JANE WOOD early pioneer of Boise and the valley, who died in Portland, April 3.

Early Pioneer Of Boise Valley Dies at Portland

One of the earliest settlers of Boise and the Boise valley, Mrs. Nancy Jane Wood, died at Portland, Ore., last month at the age of 83 years. Mrs. Wood was born in Selbyville, Ky., and crossed the plains with her parents in 1863. They first located at Boise, then just the beginning of a tiny hamlet. In 1864 she married Henry B. Conway and moved to the ranch she still owned at the time of her death located at Edgewood on the valley road.

Two children were born of this union. Mary Jane Aiken of Long Beach, Calif., and William H. Conway of Eagle. In 1884 Mrs. Conway married John Wood and was again widowed in 1906.

Mrs. Wood spent her early married life amid the thrilling scenes of Idaho's early history. The many Indian uprisings kept the settlers anxious and uneasy and her stories of those days always kept her listeners spellbound.

She witnessed the passing of the covered wagon and the stage coach, and the coming of the railroad, the automobile and the airplane with the enthusiasm of a girl, rejoicing that it had been granted to her to live in so wonderful an era.

Mrs. Wood was a member of the Boise Valley Baptist church, giving the ground on which it was built. In 1918 she moved to Portland to make her home with her youngest sister.

Descendants of Lewis Hedden

Generation No. 1

1. LEWIS4 HEDDEN (SAMUEL E.3, ABRAHAM2, GILBERT1) was born 1814 in Shelbyville, Shelby County, KY, and died May 1885 in Ada County, Idaho. He married (1) MARY POLLY TILLEY in Dec 14, 1835. He married (2) SARAH MARGARET ADER 1856. She died September 27, 1896.

1873 Sworn deposition in divorce of Henry and Nancy Conway

1880 HEDDEN LOUIS Boise County ID 139 Garden Valley Federal Population Schedule ID 1880 Federal Census Index IDS7a2363629

Burial record, Dry Creek Cemetery, Boise, Idaho
Hedden, Lewis, record 2005, file number 2012, Pioneer Section, 002 04I

Burial: June 02, 1885, Dry Creek Cemetery, Ada County, Boise, Idaho

Children of LEWIS HEDDEN and MARY TILLEY are:
i. SUSAN5 HEDDEN, b. Abt. 1839; m. CRITCHWDS.

Land Patent Record, 160 Acre homestead, Idaho, Camas County, Nov. 16, 1894 and Solomon G. Heirs of Hadden, Feb. 10, 1904, 80 acres timber, Camas County Idaho. BLM Land records.

2. iii. NANCY JANE HEDDEN, b. April 12, 1843, Selbyville, Shelby County, Kentucky; d. April 03, 1927, Portland, Oregon.
iv. SANDFORD HEDDEN, b. Abt. 1845.
v. ISAAC HEDDEN, b. Abt. 1846.

1870 HEDDEN ISAAC Ada County ID 025 Boise City Federal Population Schedule ID 1870 Federal Census Index IDS7a2363618

3. vi. MARY ELLEN HEDDEN, b. Abt. 1849.
4. vii. LYDIA A. HEDDEN, b. August 16, 1852, Mercer County, Missouri; d. July 19, 1930, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon.

Children of LEWIS HEDDEN and SARAH ADER are:
viii. LEVI5 HEDDEN, b. March 08, 1857.
ix. WILLIAM HENRY HEDDEN, b. June 30, 1861.

Sunnyside (Old) Cemetery, Yakima County, Washington

Hedden Ella Amelia 1865 1950 1950/02/03 37 5 4 257 Mother
Hedden Gary 1951/12/06 37 5 3 257 10 1/2 hrs old - foot of 3
Hedden Ronald 1950/12/30 37 5 4 257 stillborn - foot of 4
Hedden William D. 1862 1955 1955/11/26 37 5 3 257 Father

x. LEWIS GRANT HEDDEN, b. June 22, 1863.

Generation No. 2

2. NANCY JANE5 HEDDEN (LEWIS4, SAMUEL E.3, ABRAHAM2, GILBERT1) was born April 12, 1843 in Selbyville, Shelby County, Kentucky, and died April 03, 1927 in Portland, Oregon. She married (1) JOHN COBB Abt. 1861. He died Abt. 1862. She married (2) HENRY BENTON CONWAY 1864 in Boise City, Idaho. He was born August 04, 1822 in Louisville, Kentucky, and died November 08, 1910 in Boise, Idaho, Old Soldiers Home. She married (3) JOHN B. WOOD December 20, 1882 in Ada County, Idaho. He died 1905.

Children of NANCY HEDDEN and HENRY CONWAY are:
5. i. MARY JANE6 CONWAY, b. May 01, 1865, Boise; d. Abt. 1941, Eagle, Idaho.
6. ii. WILLIAM HENRY CONWAY, b. September 08, 1866, Boise, Idaho; d. Abt. 1952, Gooding, Idaho.

3. MARY ELLEN5 HEDDEN (LEWIS4, SAMUEL E.3, ABRAHAM2, GILBERT1) was born Abt. 1849. She married WILLIAM A. WEST July 04, 1865 in Boise, Ada County, Idaho.

Ada, ID 1870 Federal Census

47 30 West Mary E 21 MO pg00037.txt
47 29 West William A 37 MO pg00037.txt

Marital Information for William A. WEST and Mary Ellen HEADDINS
ID Number 1079
Grooms First Name William A.
Grooms Last Name WEST
Grooms Residence
Brides First Name Mary Ellen
Brides Last Name HEADDINS
Brides Residence
County of Record Ada Co., Idaho
Place of Marriage Boise
Date of Marriage 04 Jul 1865
Volume 1
Page 10

Notes for WILLIAM A. WEST:
Ada, ID 1870 Federal Census
47 30 West Mary E 21 MO pg00037.txt
47 29 West William A 37 MO pg00037.txt

Marital Information for William A. WEST and Mary Ellen HEADDINS
ID Number 1079
Grooms First Name William A.
Grooms Last Name WEST
Grooms Residence
Brides First Name Mary Ellen
Brides Last Name HEADDINS
Brides Residence
County of Record Ada Co., Idaho
Place of Marriage Boise
Date of Marriage 04 Jul 1865
Volume 1
Page 10

1880 WEST THOMAS W. Ada County ID 025 2nd District Federal Population Schedule ID 1880 Federal Census Index IDS7a5701691

i. OLIVE6 WEST, b. Abt. 1871; m. PACKINGHAM.

4. LYDIA A.5 HEDDEN (LEWIS4, SAMUEL E.3, ABRAHAM2, GILBERT1) was born August 16, 1852 in Mercer County, Missouri, and died July 19, 1930 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon. She married (1) POMEROY. She married (2) EDWARD BRYON November 16, 1875 in Boise, Ada County, Idaho. She married (3) WILLIAM T. NUTTING December 31, 1889 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon.

Notes for LYDIA A. HEDDEN:
Census - 1870 - Idaho
Lydia A. Pomeroy, 18, b. Mo.

Possible connection --
Civil War Pension Records
George W. Pomeroy
June 16, 1863
Application by Widow Lydia Pomeroy
30 Iowa INF
Application No. 24 706
Certificate No. 9938

Burial: Riverview Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah

Wm Bryon was the Ada County Sheriff in 1873 - may have been a relative.

Children of LYDIA HEDDEN and POMEROY are:
i. MARY ELLIE6 POMEROY, b. Abt. 1869, Idaho; m. WILLIAM A SCHNAVELY, May 24, 1908, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon; d. April 30, 1938, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon.

Idaho Territorial Census 1870
Pomeroy, Ellie, age 1, female, white, birthplace Idaho Territory

1895 Oregon Census
Ella Pomeroy, Multnomah County

ii. CORA D. POMEROY, b. March 1870, California; d. August 30, 1936, Washington County, Oregon; m. WM CRANE.

Notes for CORA D. POMEROY:

1870 Idaho Territorial Census
Pomeroy, Cora, age 5 months, born California in March

1880 Idaho Census Idaho City, Boise County
Portland Oregon Directory, 1891
Cora Pomeroy seamstress boards 56 3d avenue Portland OR 1891

1895 Oregon Census Multnomah County

iii. EMMA6 BYRON, b. Abt. 1880; m. LOCKRIDGE.

Notes for EMMA BYRON:

1880 Idaho Census Idaho City, Boise County

Surname Given Name Middle Name Sex Birth Date Death Date Birth Place Death Place Social Security # Mother's Maiden Name Father's Surname
LOCKRIDGE EMMA FEMALE 25 Dec 1882 6 Sep 1970 TEXAS LOS ANGELES 454367307

Generation No. 3

5. MARY JANE6 CONWAY (NANCY JANE5 HEDDEN, LEWIS4, SAMUEL E.3, ABRAHAM2, GILBERT1) was born May 01, 1865 in Boise, and died Abt. 1941 in Eagle, Idaho. She married (1) CHARLES LEDFORD. She married (2) TOM AIKENS 1883.

6. WILLIAM HENRY6 CONWAY (NANCY JANE5 HEDDEN, LEWIS4, SAMUEL E.3, ABRAHAM2, GILBERT1) was born September 08, 1866 in Boise, Idaho, and died Abt. 1952 in Gooding, Idaho. He married FRANCES ELIZABETH BRESHEARS October 23, 1892 in Star, Ada County, Idaho, daughter of JOHN BRESHEARS and RHODA KEITH. She was born April 14, 1872 in Pike County, Missouri, and died October 02, 1904 in Ada County, Idaho.

i. EARL WILLIAM7 CONWAY, b. November 28, 1894, Ada County, Idaho; d. December 02, 1894, Ada County, Idaho.
8. ii. ELLA MAY CONWAY, b. December 20, 1896, Boise, Idaho; d. September 28, 1964, Eagle, Idaho.
9. iii. MARY ETHEL CONWAY, b. July 16, 1898, Eagle, Idaho; d. January 25, 1992, Eagle, Idaho.
10. iv. JOHN BRYAN CONWAY, b. August 28, 1900, Ada County Boise Valley; d. October 23, 1985, VA Hospital Spokane, WA.
11. v. FRANCES ELIZABETH CONWAY, b. October 02, 1904, Idaho; d. November 1967, El Cajon, San Diego, CA.
Added by Nola Leyde on Jan 07, 2015 1:11 AM
Edgar K. Webber
Thanks very much for the transfer, Kathleen.
Added by L&RSchneek on Dec 27, 2014 5:13 PM
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