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Lloyd Patterson
RE: Thomas Tovrea
Mahaska County courthouse records show Thomas buried in Friends.
Funeral Home records shoe him buried in Friends.
Friends Cemetery records show him buries in Friends.
Forest Cemetery has no records of his burial there.
I have a map & went to the Friends Cemetery yesterday. The reason your volunteers could not find him is because there is NO stone.
You will just have to accept the fact that not everyone has a stone.
Added by Lloyd Patterson on Jul 28, 2014 10:32 AM
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Thomas Tovrea
According to the records of the Garland - Van Arkel - Langkamp Funeral home, Thomas Tovrea is buried in the Oskaloosa Friends Cemetery.
Lloyd Patterson
Added by Lloyd Patterson on Jul 27, 2014 3:03 PM
Yvonne Hollenbeck
RE: re: Joseph Riddle
Carla Moncrief is who I have been in contact with and we are both trying to work this out. Thanks for letting me know anyway. I had not seen her post but have been corresponding with her. in fact, she said if I go to Iowa sometime to research, she might come up and join me. She lives in Texas.
Added by Yvonne Hollenbeck on Jul 24, 2014 2:04 PM
Yvonne Hollenbeck
RE: ??John Roman Hartgraves PARENTS
Yes, but it hasn't turned up much yet.
Added by Yvonne Hollenbeck on Jul 23, 2014 10:04 PM
Yvonne Hollenbeck
RE: ??John Roman Hartgraves PARENTS
The lady looking for Caroline Beed is big in the LDS records and gives workshops, etc., and she has searched them quite a lot.
Added by Yvonne Hollenbeck on Jul 23, 2014 10:03 PM
Yvonne Hollenbeck
RE: ??John Roman Hartgraves PARENTS
I keep thinking that Louisa Riddle will show up somewhere in the Hartgraves research, but perhaps not. Louisa married Isaac Grandon from that same area, and one of their daughters married a Beed. Several of the Beeds and Grandons left that area in Iowa and went to Madison County, Nebraska, homesteaded, and on to Cherry County, Nebraska and homesteaded. Caroline Beed was married to a mean feller and left him and lived with her son, James Beed in Nebraska, however, that family has not been able to find where she died or is buried as she also has basically disappeared. I know what you mean about people just copying other's trees, and another thing that gets matters fouled up is find-a-grave. Some folks walk through a graveyard, post the names off of tombstones and that can be real misleading sometimes. I tend to think that checking the actual burial records of a cemetery is much safer. I'm working on a new poetry book so that is consuming most of my time right now (that and garden, yard, cooking, helping in the hayfield, etc...) but when things slow down, I hope to go to Iowa and do some research. Perhaps we can meet up.
Added by Yvonne Hollenbeck on Jul 21, 2014 9:08 AM
Yvonne Hollenbeck
RE: ??John Roman Hartgraves PARENTS
Now I'm even more confused. I really don't know if this Nancy is the same as Louisa's mother either. I think I need to sic a professional on this. Back then, so many people had the same names, married brothers, etc. I thought Louisa's (Louisa Riddle) mother's maiden name was Nancy Roman, but there is a Nancy Poindexter that was born about the same time in the same area and was married to a Riddle. That Nancy is part Choctaw and I had my DNA test and there is no Indian blood in me, however, some of the Nancy Hartgraves family trees use Nancy Poindexter as the mother. I think I can learn a lot by going to the Court House and looking through Court records if I can see them. After Nancy married two Hartgraves, she married a Riddle and I "think" one of her children was James Riddle who was killed in the Civil War and left to orphaned children. Then there was two different parties trying to get guardianship and pension for the girls and those guardianship filings should spell out the relationship of the parties which might shed some light on all of this. I hope.
Added by Yvonne Hollenbeck on Jul 20, 2014 7:26 AM
Yvonne Hollenbeck
RE: ??John Roman Hartgraves PARENTS
I think this one is pretty erroneous. Confusing, to say the least. The message boards on Ancestry are good and I have been in contact with one of them. Thanks so much for your help.
Added by Yvonne Hollenbeck on Jul 20, 2014 5:59 AM
RE: william grimes & Rebecca his daughter
Not really related to the Grimes family. Rebecca married Elias Estlack and their daughter Mary Rebecca married Walter Scott Morris, the Morris family is my connection. An Estlack family member shared a family photo which I cropped individually, I am sorry I can't remember who gave me the photo, but I do not have any personal knowledge of these people, only the usual online sources through Ancestry and Findagrave.
Added by Jen on Jul 18, 2014 9:27 AM
Yvonne Hollenbeck
Looking at your post on Sina Hartgraves, it appears that you have access to information on this line as you did a very nice job of posting information. I have been working on genealogy and trying to find some information on my gr-gr-grandmother, Louisa Riddle Grandon, who I believe is the daughter of Nancy Hartgraves who later married a Riddle and had James and Louisa. Nancy would have been Sina's mother-in-law. In any event, if you do have information on this family, would you contact me? I do plan to come to the area in the future and do some research, but until then I'm anxious to find out anything I can. Thank you very much. Yvonne Hollenbeck
Added by Yvonne Hollenbeck on Jul 15, 2014 5:51 PM
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