Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Nancy (Hitchcock) Clewell (#47250521)
 member for 5 years, 8 months, 28 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo Please help me process your edit requests by sending me a personal email to alert me that you have sent through a correction if you see that it has been a few days and the changes did not take place. With the new system there are no notices sent to the contributors that there are edits waiting to take place and we usually have to randomly stumble across them, or check daily.
I am an amateur "genie" researching many family lines in both my husband's and my own family.

During the summer of 2010, we re-traced the path of the wagon trains that brought our families out to Kansas, which took us through MO-IL-OH-PA. During our trip we not only visited the Historical Societies, but also many cemeteries where we cleaned or uncovered headstones, took photos, and documented the information for not only our records, but for future generations.

HEADSTONE PHOTOS: My husband and I have spent considerable time, and in some instances driving great distances, battling weeds, heat, rain, bugs and critters to take these photos. Saying that...please feel free to use any photo for your family records. Please be respectful and do not re-post to any other memorials on FAG or any other public grave website. Should you find any questionable information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

This summer 2014 we are working on Lincoln Cemetery in Lebo, Kansas and Arvonia Cemetery in Arvonia, Kansas.

My husband's family lines are: Clewell, Cryder, Clester, Brink, Donley, Dixon, Derrick, Downs, Reid, Louthan

My family lines: Hitchcock, Higgins, Homire, Heskett, Van Buskirk, Meek, Robinson

Happy hunting!

Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 4,415 Memorials Added
 • 7,804 Memorials Managed
 • 15 Memorials/Week
 • 10,168 Photos
 • 15 Photo Requests
 • 76 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 8,092 Virtual Flowers
 • 11 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 37 Sponsorships
 • 91 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
Derrick (137)
[View all Virtual Cemeteries...]
Find A Grave Friends
A Holly, Adrienne Walker, Ann A, Arleta ♥, Autumn, Becky Patlan, Betsey S, Cameron Disney, Cameron Disney, Carolyn (Schmid..., Carrie and Alle..., Cathy Kessinger, Cheryl White, Chris Mills, Cokeman2, Connie, Connie Nolet, Craig Manning, D Patterson, Dana Dancy, [View all Find A Grave Friends...]
Messages left for Nancy (Hitchcoc... (397)[Leave Message]
Joyce Nance-Woodcock
Dorothy Helms
Nancy, Thank you for your correction suggestion about the duplicate; but if you'll look at the burial location, these are two separate people, one buried in Everlasting Life and the other Christus. Hope this clears it up.
Added by Joyce Nance-Woodcock on Dec 01, 2015 11:19 AM
Stephen Decker
RE: Boykin memorial
You are welcome. I am just starting to add pics and gravesights I have taken over the summer.
Added by Stephen Decker on Nov 23, 2015 4:16 AM
Gary Roberts
Lavina Fincher
I wanted to let you know that I added 2 photo's of Lavina's tombstone buried in the Union Cemetery, Catawissa, Columbia Co., Pa. Gary
Added by Gary Roberts on Nov 18, 2015 12:00 PM
RE: Clester memorials in Alaska
I was happy to transfer the memorials to you. When I received edits for them from someone else I tried to research the Clesters...couldn't find much. But I did find the record of their homestead. I didn't make the SAC edits you internet connection is too slow and in and out! You mentioned that Hal died in Wasilla rather than Palmer. I don't know how familiar you are with the area, but if he died at his homestead (Big Lake...not on the drop down list so have to leave it at Borough level) or at the hospital (Palmer) he didn't die in Wasilla.
Added by yentnawildrose on Nov 17, 2015 9:46 AM
Deena Mault
Sam Clester photo
Maintained by: Nancy (Hitchcock) Clewel...
Originally Created by: Edd Marks
Record added: Feb 15, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17940647

I don't know how to edit/or delete my previous post.

This note is regarding a photo identified as Samuel "Sam" Clester whose date of birth is Dec. 29, 1843.

I believe the photo associated with this memorial is actually William Clester 1816 - 1904 (the father of Samuel Clester)

I don't know how to post a picture here but I have a photo on my Ancestry page (DeenaMault44 on the Fields Milo Family Tree). The photo is attached to William Clester born 1816 This photo was sent to me many years ago by Clester family researcher Iona Clester.

Any thoughts about this?

Deena Mault
Added by Deena Mault on Nov 14, 2015 11:42 PM
Deena Mault
Sam Clester photo
I believe that this is a photo of William Clester, father of Sam Clester.

Added by Deena Mault on Nov 14, 2015 11:30 PM
RE: Hattie (Allen) Munn
Yeah I've seen where you've done all of Hopetown Cemetary but didn't realize you were related. How so? I'm Chris Diehl, Son of Lisa Munn Diehl, grandson of James & Nancy Munn. I just really started heavily into genealogy this year. John & Hattie would've been my GG grandparents. Grandma has a lot of good stuff at her house (pictures, letters, deeds, etc) that I have been scanning.

When researching in Ancestory I went by your family notes originally, but eventually found family obituaries and letters stating that Harriet Louise Allen was daughter of Francis/Franklin M Allen 1832-1896 and Lydia M Wolford 1836-? This comes from her husband John's letters and the obituary he wrote for her when she died. This lines up well with what I've found on Ancestory but not much shows up about Lydia though.

If you want to, reply to so I can send you links to my dropbox files with scans and whatnot.
Added by Guybird on Nov 08, 2015 5:17 PM
Harvey Derrick
Harvey and Caroline are buried in the Ross Cemetery in Coke County. Thought you might want to add that info.

The cemetery land was set aside by Harvey's son-in-law Robert B. Ross, Jr.

Nice to meet another cousin.
Added by Sandra on Oct 29, 2015 2:13 PM
93832472 Dollie I Zahnter
Thank you Nancy for linking Dollie to her parents. I appreciate it!
Added by Janet on Oct 20, 2015 4:07 AM
John Comstock
Are you sure he's buried in Lakeview Cemetery ?
The on line record only lists 1 John B Comstock and I have added his photo. Please check with the cemetery office to confirm. They don't like Find A Grave so I don't like to ask them too much.
Added by Liz on Sep 30, 2015 5:18 AM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service