Long-lost Spelmans Hi Kerri, I noticed that you left virtual flowers on the graves of William Augustus and Julia May Spelman. I am a Spelman and am researching my ancestry...I know almost nothing about my grandfather, but I managed to find his grave on this site and was shocked at how many other Spelman graves there are near his and in other cemeteries in the NYC area. I'm guessing at least some of those are his extended family, and I'm trying to build a family tree and find any living relatives I might have. Did you know or were you related to William and Julia?? If so, or if you have ANY information that could help me track down other Spelmans, please let me know!!! My grandfather was Harold Vincent Spelman...his wife was named Cecelia, and I think he was brother to Edmund. Thank you!!
William H. Marston (your photo request) Hello - I called the Inglewood Park Cemetery in hopes of having a chance to take a photograph of William's grave this weekend. I did not have a chance to do so, but I did learn that his grave is located at #158-B in the "Sylvan" section of the cemetery This would be helpful to add to the photo request. The cemetery is huge... about the size of a small city!
Bloomingrose, WV The Miners and Mechanics Cemetery is in Bloomingrose. There isn't a Bloomingrose Cemetery. A lot of death certificates just list Bloomingrose as the place of burial, but it's the Miners and Mechanics Cemetery. If you Google it, the Google map shows it's location (easy to find). Within the cemetery are fenced in areas for large family plots. I'll transfer Dr. Kinnison to you. Sandy
Benjamin Franklin Jackson Place of birth has been updated, although his birth record indicates he was born in "Charles Town District" not in the town of Charles Town. Bio was updated with this information. Thank you for making this a more complete memorial!
RE: J A Spelman I am so happy I could provide you with your gg grandfather's stone's photo. I live almost 2000 miles away and am visiting family in this area, so decided to try to fulfill some of the photo requests here in my old home town. I walked past John's stone a couple of times as the writing was totally grown over. I finally was able to clear the letters and was happy to see it was his stone. You are so very welcome.