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Harriet (Nave) Clapper (#46975584)
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Bio Photo I was born and raised in Bedford Co. I have been researching my family for the past 10 years. I married Jay Lloyd Clapper from Morrison's Cove. My mother was Anna Belle Deremer and my father is Raymond James Nave. Other surnames that I am researching are Cessna, O'Neal, Sollenberger, Teeter, Amick, Campbell.

I started my research in 1999 and I now have over 70,000 names from Bedford County in it.

My stonewall is my great-great-great-grandfather Christian Nave. I have not been able to find out much about him. I think he may have come from Morrison's Cove. Last source I have is the 1823 tax list for Cumberland Vally. I have been trying to find his burial location for the past 10 years with no success. His wife was Barbara Miller. Her burial location along with her son Nicholas is also a mystery.
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Mary Isabel "Isabel" Elder
Please delete this memorial. There has been a big mistake in names on cemeteries with people on find a grave. This cemetery you mistakenly made a memorial for Mary Elder has been known as the St. James Lutheran and the Dry Ridge Cemetery on Glade Pike, Manns Choice, Pennsylvania. If you drive farther up the road you will come to what has been known in history as the Dry Ridge, the Trinity Reformed, and the Trinity United Church of Christ Church Cemetery. Many people of the younger generation think of the Dry Ridge Cemetery being the one you have placed this memorial in. When in fact it is the cemetery many know the cemetery mentioned as Dry Ridge is the Trinity United Church of Christ on find a grave. If you go to the Trinity United Church of Christ on find a grave you will find a memorial with photograph of the headstone for Mary Isabel Elder. I hope you comply so it helps other researchers seeking their family. Blessings!
Added by seeking family genealogy on Jul 25, 2016 10:51 AM
John Cessna, son of Sarah Rose, also had a son named Thomas Cessna.
Added by Thistle on Jul 02, 2016 10:20 AM
Robert Sellers
I don't know what you are asking. If you have info to add use a suggest a correction for a bio or the other edits for linking etc.
Added by Kat on Jun 01, 2016 3:04 AM
RE: Weaver Barnes Cessna @ #60631211
Hi Harriet!

I'm so glad that you contacted me, I have been trying to get a hold of you through your email address, BUT it keeps coming back as 'undelivered' or it just won't go through.......anyway, I was trying send you a copy of Weaver B. Cessna's "Death Certificate", but it does state on there that he died in 1916, not 1933 as you have posted on his Memorial, and the date of death, is not true.

Can you please write to me at and give me your email addy, so I can provide the proof of Weaver B. Cessna's 'Death Date', in 1916.

Thanks, and GOD bless!
Added by MooreToots on Apr 17, 2016 12:54 AM
Jim Snyder Jr.
RE: Wm Pringle
No problem. I believe Wm's children are buried in the Pressel cemetery in Greenfield Twp. Blair Co. There is a Pringle Hill cemetery in Cambria Co. but it is not old enough for Wm' s burial.

We all need to work together to be as accurate as possible.

Added by Jim Snyder Jr. on Apr 17, 2016 12:38 AM
email address......
Hi Harriet,

Your email addy isn't accepting my email, would you please write back,so i can supply you with important documention.

Thanks, Don
Added by MooreToots on Apr 15, 2016 3:16 PM
Weaver Barnes Cessna @ #60631211
Hi Harriet,

I'm a bit confused here. Mr.Weaver, was born in 1832 and the 'OBIT' says he was 88 when he passed on, which would mean he died in 1920.

Now, there was a Will and Probate drawn up by Mr. Weaver in 1916, with J. Howard Cessna as the one handling the Probate, in May of 1916, meaning 'Weaver' passed, either in or around the month of APRIL, in 1916..., unless, he had a son named Weaver B. Cessna Jr; which I don't see likely.

Understand, I have no intentions of raining on this beautiful memorial, but documented facts, do say different. Please let me know what you come up with on this, I'd appreciate it, and if I'm totally wrong about any of this information, please don't hold it against me, I merely want to help out.

Thanks for listening, and GOD Bless!
Don (Mooretoots)
Added by MooreToots on Apr 15, 2016 12:46 AM
Nikki Byer
Mary Jane Anderson Smith
Hello Harriet,
First, let me begin by thanking your for your work for Find a Grave. This information is so valuable to genealogists. I am a beginner on Find A Grave, and I know how long it takes just to complete on or two photos in a cemetery, let alone 70,000!

I am writing in regards to my 2nd great grandmother, Mary Jane Anderson Smith, #115862944, wife of Gideon Smith, who is buried in Ray's Hill Cemetery (Old) in Breezewood according to the Find A Grave information that I located through FamilySearch. The dates listed in her memorial do not agree with the dates that are in all the other sources that I have seen for Mary Jane. Her birth date given in the original James Smith, Esq. (1780- 1861) of Bedford County PA and his Descendant is given as 1828, not 1837. Her first child was born in 1843, so it would be highly unlikely that she would be married, let alone give birth when she was 6 years old.
You also give her death date as Oct 18, 1895. Is that the date given on the tombstone? I have her death as being in 1898. I am interested in the sources of your information. Also, is her husband Gideon buried with her in the same cemetery?
Nikki Byer
Added by Nikki Byer on Mar 20, 2016 8:39 PM
Michael Imler Dopson
John J. Sone, Mem. 73085355

Ms Harriet, I am Michael Imler Dopson, I have just connected the Mother of John Sone (Norma Bridaham) to her husband. Her mem. is 157769415 (see the below Gen. Rpt. in which includes he Obit naming both her husband, both her husband and the son to which whose Mem. you created.

Request you hook him to her.

R/Michael Imler Dopson

Descendants of Jacob "Jake" Benjamin Sone

Generation No. 1

1. JACOB "JAKE" BENJAMIN2 SONE (JACOB B.1) was born July 27, 1922 in Bedford, Bedford Co., Pa., and died April 26, 1997 in Bedford Co., Pa., buried in Bedford County Memorial Park, Bedford, Bedford Co., Pa.. He married NORMA JEAN "JEANNIE" BRIDAHAM September 1946 in Winchester, Frederick Co., Va., daughter of JOHN BRIDAHAM and RUTH MOCK. She was born May 01, 1926 in Bedford, Bedford Co., Pa., and died February 02, 2016 in Colonial Courtyard, Senior Care Facility, Bedford, Bedford Co., Pa., buried in Bedford County Memorial Park, Bedford, Bedford Co., Pa..

Notes for JACOB "JAKE" BENJAMIN SONE: United States Federal Census >Pennsylvania Bedford Bedford District 2; April 12, 1930

Household Members
Jacob Sone Hd WM;57;M23 Germany/Germ/Germ
Carrie Sone Wf WF;49;M17 Pa/Pa/Pa
Margaret Sone Da WF;14 Pa/Germany/Pa
Carrie J Sone Da WF;11 Pa=>
>Jacob Sone Sn WM;07 Pa=>
Randolph Reighard G.Sn WM;23;S Pa/Pa/Pa
================================ Sone
in the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007

Name: Jacob Sone
SSN: 182141791
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 27 Jul 1922
Birth Place: Bedford Bedf, Pennsylvania
Father Name: Jacob Sone
Mother Name: Carrie Diehl
Death Date: 26 Apr 1997
Type of Claim: Original SSN.
Notes: Jun 1940: Name listed as JACOB SONE
================================ Benjamin Sone
in the Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014

Name: Jacob Benjamin Sone
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 24
Birth Date: abt 1922
Marriage Date: 6 Sep 1946
Marriage Place: Frederick, Virginia, USA
Registration Place: Frederick, Virginia, USA
Father: Jacob Sone
Mother: Carrie Diehl
Spouse: Norma Jean Bridaham
Spouse Gender: Female
Spouse Race: White
Spouse Age: 20
Spouse Father: John H Bridaham
Spouse Mother: Ruth Mock
=============================== B Sone
in the Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012

Name: Jacob B Sone
Birth Date: 27 Jul 1922
Age: 74
Death Date: 26 Apr 1997
Military Branch: Army
Veteran of Which War: World War II
Registration County: Bedford
Cemetery Name: Bedford County Memorial Park
Cemetery Location: RD 2 Bedford, Pennsylvania, Bedford County
=============================== A Grave, 2/2016

Jacob B Sone

Birth: unknown
Death: Apr., 1997

Family links:
John J Sone (1951 - 2011)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial: Bedford County Memorial Park, Bedford, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA

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Created by: G. Stoecklein
Record added: Mar 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66639074


Mrs. Norma Jean Sone, 89, of Chalybeate Road, Bedford died Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at Colonial Courtyard.
Mrs. Sone was born in Bedford Township on Saturday, May 1, 1926, the daughter of the late John Henry and Ruth Arvilla (Mock) Bridaham.
On September 6, 1946, she married Jacob B. "Jake" Sone. He preceded her in death on April 26, 1997.
She is survived by Daughter- Barbara J. wife of Lawson Duvall, Bedford; Granddaughters- Kristi & Whitney. and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, John Sone and a brother William Bridaham.
Jean was a member of the St. James Lutheran Church in Bedford where she served on the Ladies Aid. She worked for 33 years as a supervisor and operator for United Telephone Company. Jean was a member of the Telephone Pioneers, R.S.V.P, the Red Hat Society, DAR, Bedford Senior Citizens and the Bedford American Legion Auxiliary. She was a loving mother, grandmother & friend. She will be greatly missed.
A funeral service will be held at Louis Geisel Funeral Home, Bedford at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 5th, 2016 with Pastor Jenny Barnes & Rev. Paul Claycomb officiating.
Interment will be held at Bedford County Memorial Park.
Friends are invited to call on Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Geisel Funeral Home in Bedford.

Burial: Bedford County Memorial Park, Bedford, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: Michael Imler Dopson
Record added: Feb 03, 2016
Find A Grave Memorial# 157769415

Children of JACOB SONE and NORMA BRIDAHAM are:
i. BARBARA J.3 SONE, b. May 15, 1948, Bedford Co., Pa.; d. Aft. February 02, 2016; m. LAWSON DUVALL; b. May 15, 1942; d. Aft. February 02, 2016.
ii. JOHN J. SONE, b. July 27, 1951, Bedford, Bedford Co., Pa.; d. May 25, 2011, Maryland, buried in Bedford County Memorial Park, Bedford, Bedford Co., Pa.; m. KIM UNKNOWN.

Notes for JOHN J. SONE: A Grave, 2/201

John J Sone

Birth: Jul. 27, 1951, Bedford, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 25, 2011, Maryland, USA

Son of Norma Jean Bridaham and Jacob B. Sone
Children: Kristi A, Whitney H

Family links:
Jacob B Sone (____ - 1997)

Burial: Bedford County Memorial Park, Bedford, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA

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Created by: Harriet (Nave) Clapper
Record added: Jul 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73085355

Added by Michael Imler Dopson on Feb 03, 2016 1:46 PM
Jim Snyder Jr.
Wm Pringle
Would you share the documents stating about Wm Pringle's death date and burial site? Wm paid taxes in Woodbury Twp. Bedford Co. when he died in 1829. I contacted the local SAR & DAR they know of no records for his burial site.
I believe he is buried in the Claysburg area, there is a Philip Pringle 1807-1880 buried in the Pressel cemetery.
I volunteer for the Blair Co. Genealogical Society and like to file this info.

Thank you
Jim Snyder Jr.
Added by Jim Snyder Jr. on Jan 21, 2015 2:55 PM
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