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Del Groves (#47084264)
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Bio Photo Research of my families encompasses a wide-ranging list of surnames and locales. My primary focus is (paternal) Fortney, Groves & Summers and (maternal) Armstrong, Boylen & Fawley all of whom eventually ended-up in West Virginia including those who migrated early-on from Maryland, Pennsylvania & (old) Virginia.

The majority of memorials I have created are of my relatives. However, I have created some memorials for unrelated folks whose headstones I just happened to photograph while visiting a particular cemetery. If I have created a memorial that you'd like transferred to you, please send a note via normal channels under the 'Edit' tab of the memorial with a comment stating your relationship to that person.

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David Taylor
RE: McClain Cemetery
Your'e welcome
Added by David Taylor on Aug 25, 2016 9:28 PM
Patty Jo Strahin Markley
RE: Moore Family Cemetery, Tucker Co WV
Hi Del,The Moore Cemetery is on the other side of Porterwood,through parsons.
It's on the left side of the road,I believe it's now called Seneca Trail road.
We spotted it through the trees,you cross an old wooden bridge to get there,just a cemetery,nothing else.
I'll be making a trip there before long to see one of my elderly cousins in his 90's
I'll try to get the coordinates then.
Added by Patty Jo Strahin Markley on Aug 24, 2016 2:57 PM
RE: George Washington Summers et al
I haven't visited the cemetery. In 1966, Galelma Butcher was in WV researching the Summers line & in his book, states the cemetery was located up on the hill back of the present house, which was built by their blind son, Memenger Davis (Jeff) Summers.

I know where the house is located -- right along 33 W. about 2 mi from Buckhannon. (I lived about 1 1/2 mi from it for 20 yrs.) Also, a Mr. Hyre has visited the cemetery and has a picture of the monument. I also found in research that two grandchildren are buried there.

I gave it the name as the farm belonged to George "Washington" Summers at the time & his son, Jeff lived on the same land until his death in 1934. "Family" cemeteries are very common in this area.
Added by SW on Aug 03, 2016 10:22 PM
Georgia Cain Frowen
Hi; Thank you for the info on Georgia. All may be correct except her burial. She is in Pt Marion Fayette Co. Pa. along with her husband Chauncey D. Frowen. At this time I'm guessing she died in WV. and was shipped to be buried with her husband. I'll do some more research to make sure if possible.
Added by PhilKel on Jul 12, 2016 2:40 PM
Sondra Reger
McClain Cem. Roane, WV
I just found the cemetery under just McClain, West Virginia, Roane. Creed is there along with others. so the McClain/Summers is not correct, sorry.
Added by Sondra Reger on Jul 09, 2016 6:06 PM
Sondra Reger
I contacted Linda Cottrell Liss who know a lot of information on Roane, Cemeteries. Here is what she has so far and will see what else she can find.

There is a McClain/Summers Cem. in Roane County. It's on Find-a-Grave & Robert Alexander McClain & wife Sarah Jane [Summers] McClain are buried there.
His death cert, Roane Co. #12516 listed as b. 14 March 1837 & d. 20 Oct 1922.
and the birth county is Monongalia not Magnolia.

According to Doddridge Co., WV marriages, p. 134, line 15, R. A. McClain age 23 & Sarah J. Summers were married 14 April 1861 by Eli M. Gaston. Says he was born in Maygola [Magnolia] Co., VA and she b. in Ritchie Co., VA(WV). He listed as son of Robert & Elizabeth McClain & Sarah the dau. Of Elijah Summers. Will see is there is a McClain Cem. In Doddridge or Ritchie Co.
Added by Sondra Reger on Jul 09, 2016 6:00 PM
ClaraRae Haught
RE: McClain Cemetery, Roane Co WV
Sorry that I have been so long messaging you. I do not live in WV. Sorry that I can't help you with your search. Would like to take a trip to WV. If I learn anything I will let you know.
Added by ClaraRae Haught on Jul 09, 2016 11:47 AM
RE: Uriah Benjamin Cheshire #74492420
My line was Poland, I was really fascinated with the stone in that cemetery. I live in KS and was only visiting. I would suggest you contact Mary Poland in that same area she has photos in the same cemetery. Mary lives in the area and is quite knowledgeable about the families. Sorry I can't be of help.
Added by June on Jul 09, 2016 11:23 AM
Terri & Stan
RE: Samuel Leonard Kisnter #68429983
Del, here are the children that we have listed for Samuel Leonard Kisner....

Joseph Owen Kisner
Mary Ann Kisner
John Allen Kisner
William Kisner
Alpheus Kisner
Sarah Ann Kisner
Elias Kisner
Hester Ann Kisner
Allen Henry Kisner
Samuel Roby Kisner
George W. Kisner (Stan's ancestor)

No mention of an Ashford anywhere than we can find, though....
Added by Terri & Stan on Jul 02, 2016 9:02 AM
Mike Hahn
RE: Bettie Summers #10528522

The middle name come from the Washington County Maryland Cemetery Records, Volume 2, page 48. The memorials were read and recorded in the mid 1930's

Added by Mike Hahn on Jul 01, 2016 9:27 AM
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