I started doing genealogical research when I was eleven years old in 1968-- nearly fifty years ago. My interest in cemeteries and tombstones grew out of that passion for family history and I now have images I have taken of over 1,600 beautiful, interesting, famous, and humorous tombstones from all over the world. I give programs using those collections of photographs. Today, I live in Westminster, Colorado.
Ronald Albert Averyt John: In the Highland Cemetery, Franklin County, Kansas, you have posted the obit of Dr. Ronald Albert "Ronnie" Averyt. I am trying to determine if this is the son of Milton Wren Averyt and the grandson of George Hartwell Averyt and Willie Mae (Cook) Averyt. Thanks Joe Lilly
Asahel Lyman - Westhampton John, thanks for your message and bringing the issue to my attention. I predict there is a cenotaph in Westhampton Cemetery with his name listed, possibly a family monument where all the children are listed. I am maybe 20 minutes from the cemetery, it's only two towns over from where I live so I will check. While I have photographed it entirely, I also found an old DAR transcript from the 1930s which was useful for the stones too worn to decifer, likely the memorial was a result of that book. I'll look into it over the weekend. Jim
RE: Hannah Janes You are welcome. They were removed from the other cemetery. The large headstone was erected by a "Janes" but I could not read the name which is seen just below Hannah's information. I hope to go back and rub the stone to obtain the name of the person who erected this monument. Sorry to say, our inscription book does not mention that information.
RE: Sylvester Lyman Thank you so much for your quick reply! Looks like you have the same information that I have about Sylvester and Nettie (Pollock), including their daughter Lutie. I am pretty darn sure that I am related by marriage to Nettie, but I have not been able to find anything about her between the time of her birth and her marriage to Sylvester. My fraternal great, great uncle Stewart Gilmore McClelland was married to Mary (Mollie) E. Pollock.....her father, George Pollock, was born in Nova Scotia in 1803. According to the 1900 & 1910 US Census, Nettie's father was born in Nova Scotia. It seems to me there may be a correlation. I have some social references (new articles & a family diary) that refer to other members of the Pollock line and one article documenting that Lutie P. Lyman attended a wedding along with my great, great uncle Gilmore McClelland and Aunt Mollie McClelland. Lutie and Mollie would have been peers since they were born about 2 years apart. I have found census information that has family members with ties to Tingley, Iowa; Ringgold, Iowa; Bokes Creek, Ohio; Greene, Ohio and Tranquility Ohio. I have made great strides in the last couple of weeks, but Nettie has proven to be a mystery woman so far. I am quite jealous of your trip to the archives in Michigan! If you find anything about Nettie that you think might be useful to me or can even give me a contact at the University, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks again!
Sylvester Lyman Hi, I am wondering if you remember where you found this photo and if you know any more information about Sylvester Lyman or his wife Nettie Pollock Lyman? I am trying to track Nettie's lineage, but have run into a dead end. Your help is appreciated.
RE: Absalom Petty I'm not sure where the lady got the photo that she gave me, but I am removing it from the page. After researching, I have to agree with you both. Thanks for the info and the corrective criticism. It always helps. Thanks again!! :)