I began genealogy research in 2001 and am fully "hooked". What a great investment of my time..... Home base was Wilson County, Kansas and surrounding counties. Surnames from that area are: Hash, Lock, Snowden, Baldwin, Lukenbill, Bryson, Stark, Fulmer, Brown, Badgley, Vanderlinden, Watson, Ross, Cormany and more.
I don't live in the area any more but do have family there so I get to visit. I photographed many of the graves in rural Star Cemetery summer of 2009 and have not posted many of them. If you are looking for someone there, drop a line and I may have it.
RE: Jonathan 'The Elder' Stark Hi Lynda, Thanks for the contact. Jonathan Stark's daughter Sarah (1762-1835) married William Wood (1749-1819). Their son Christopher Stark Wood (1772-1855) was my 4th great granduncle. As you can see my relationship is not as strong as your husbands would be, having the Stark name still in the direct line, but it does make for an interesting linkage. If you watched the last episode of Finding your Roots the other day, it was interesting to see how the three guest became linked up from such a distance back in time. I guess that is what make genealogy so interesting. Warm regards, David in Wichita
Thanks for your time and trouble. I'm sorry it turned out to be a dry run.
It may be one of those sitution where her death date may never be added to her tombstone.
I may make a trip in the fall and if I do, I'll check it out again.
I have many ancestors buried in a four county area in that neck of the woods. It's been said that my grandmother's eldest brother, William Beathe was the first baby boy born in Montogmery County. The last Indian villege in that area was located on my Great-grandfather's property.
I would like to make a request. You have a tombstone photo on Find a Grave for my cousin. You must have taken it before she died. She passed away earlier in the year. Could you update her tombstone showing the death date? It would be greatly appreciated. If you have to wait until sprig because of winter, that would be fine with me. Wharever works the best for you.
Her name is Phyllis Jarred and is buried in the Altoona Cemetery in Wilson County.
Grave Photos Thank you so much for photographing the headstone for Samuel and Catharine Lewis in Montgomery co KS. I really appreciate it. He was my ggf. I am still researching the family...names such as Lewis are not easy! Thank you for getting the photo for me.