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Kevin Wells (#46871554)
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Bio Photo Son of Mary Velma(Church)Wells and Wilbur "Lee" Wells..... Most of my Ancestors are from the Cherokee County, Kansas Area - Wells, Cook, Cooley, Church, Dorsey, Merrick Families... I became interested in Ancestory when a long lost Cousin that I did not even know existed sent information about Ancestors and I have been hooked ever since..... I Live in the Oklahoma City Area with a wife and two daughters.... I have two brothers and have two Nieces and 1 Nephew. I would be happy to help or receive information about my Ancestors....
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Chris Walker
Samuel H. Welch
Hi Kevin,

I'm gathering material for a future book on the 33rd Indiana Infantry and saw the pictures you posted of Private Samuel Henry Welch, Co. K, 33rd Indiana Infantry. Would you be willing to try and scan and email me digital images of these photographs? I'd love to have any images or information you have on Private Welch. I'm also working on a website that I will release shortly on the regiment. There were nearly 2,000 soldiers who passed through the ranks of the 33rd between 1861 and 1865 and I have some information on most of them. I had two ancestors in the regiment as well - The Owens brothers, William H. and John Quincy Owens, both of Company I. They survived the war, but were seriously wounded in the Atlanta Campaign. I appreciate your help!

Dr. Chris Walker
Indiana Wesleyan University
Whitestown, IN
Added by Chris Walker on Aug 29, 2015 7:23 PM
B.J. Waters
RE: Asking for help, again...
Hi Kevin. Good to 'hear' from you again. Well, first of all, Trona is over 100 miles from here, out in the desert of San Bernardino County. It is a small town, in fact it is unincorporated so I do not know if they have any government offices that you could contact. There is a Searles Valley Cemetery listed here on Find A Grave as being in Trona, however I don't see any contact information for it, which probably means it is so small, it doesn't have an office. The only really good suggestion I would give you, would be for you to order a copy of one of their death certificates. It would list the disposition of remains, which gives you the cemetery and/or mortuary name. You may be able to do it online. There is one good site (secure) and I've used it twice, it is called

Have you tried doing an obituary search? More and more obits are appearing online. Some of those sites are not free, though, and might cost more than what you'd pay Vitalchek for the actual document. Obits don't always give the burial location, but it is worth a try.

Depending on where you live, you might try contact the closest LDS Church that has a Family History Library. The volunteers at those libraries specialize in helping people. It's also worth a short; give it a go and see what they can come up with!

Sorry, but these are the only things I can think of. Just because they lived in Trona, doesn't mean they are buried there. You could spend all day on the phone and internet trying to get the right cemetery and still not find them.

Good luck! I hope you find them.

Best regards,

PS - Keep in touch and let me know what you find. I may think of other avenues at another time and if so, I'll get back to you.
Added by B.J. Waters on Jun 29, 2015 12:26 AM
Candy Westhoff
Harold and Helen Banks
Not a problem! Loved looking for the grave and photographing it!
Added by Candy Westhoff on Jan 13, 2015 9:05 AM
Margaret Parrish
If you are a relative if Margaret, would you like for me to transfer her to her.?
Added by SANDI WILLIAMS ESTABROOK on Jan 09, 2015 10:39 PM
McCallum - Raleighs Crossroads Cem,
Thank you for the photo of Gladys and Felton's Stone. I had not been able to add them to their Ancestry information.

Their niece
Added by slever3 on Oct 20, 2014 8:36 AM
Linda Cardenas
Ruth Eskew
Thank you for the obituary. It is not posted on her memorial.
Added by Linda Cardenas on Sep 13, 2014 7:24 PM
Mike Casey
RE: Juanita Kates
You're welcome, and thanks for the note. It meant a lot.
Added by Mike Casey on Jun 14, 2014 6:33 AM
c hoff
Coleman Rawlings
Have been researching the Rawlings Families from Kentucky to Indiana. Would you send me your email address so I could send you the info that I have to see if we are working on the same ones?
Mine is
Added by c hoff on Jan 28, 2014 2:47 PM
B.J. Waters
RE: The Merricks
Hi Kevin, Happy New Year!

Well, the winners are . . . Harley and Avis. Those are the names on their headstones. I have added photos to their memorials. Copy them or use them as you like.

If there is anything else I can do for you, just let me know. I appreciate you contacting me first rather than doing a Photo Request. Some people are able to 'claim' the requests much faster than I can, since I work full time. I'm not interested in the 'numbers', just in helping folks.

Now, I must go and add more photos! You will not believe how behind I am in adding them to this site. I think I have about 200 in the queue!

Take care, and thanks for remembering me.

Added by B.J. Waters on Jan 01, 2014 10:17 PM
B.J. Waters
Hattie Merrick
Should I change her first name to Harriett? I'm never sure about leaving a nickname in the first name field. If someone searches for her by Harriett, they won't find this memorial.

Added by B.J. Waters on Dec 31, 2013 1:15 AM
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