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Bonita (#47264828)
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Bio Photo I will transfer almost all of my Hartford City, Indiana memorials. Send me a request using the edit button. When I lived by that cemetery, I tried to get as many of those graves online for family to find them. I now live in southeast Ohio.

I am researching my family (Warner/Hardman/Clark/Klinger/Norris/Cook/McKrill/Bowen/Beihold/Henline/Wolf)and it has taken me in the past to several Indiana cemeteries in Wabash, Kosciusko, Whitley, Wells, Adams, and Allen counties to find tombstones. Now checking out Ohio cemeteries to find my husband's family, and some of mine who came from Ohio to Indiana.

Not all my memorials are family. I took tombstone pictures of some people who just happen to be buried in the same cemeteries as my relatives.

Thanks to all who have helped me find my relatives. It's much appreciated!
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Jennifer Thompson
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I am writing a two-volume book on the 8th Indiana. I would like to include photos of the soldiers and their headstones with their biographies. I would like to use some of your photos in the book and will give you credit in the caption for each photo. If you are interested, I can let you know when the book is published. If it is ok to use your photos, could you also give me your first and last name for the captions?
Jennifer Thompson
Added by Jennifer Thompson on Oct 22, 2016 7:04 AM
Joe Patterson
Thanks so much for the transfers. I put what info I have for them on the memorials.

Added by Joe Patterson on Oct 21, 2016 7:48 AM
Kristie Moore
William H. Bowen
Hi there Bonita, I see you are related to William Bowen. I too have a William H. Bowen on my tree who was married to Lydia A. but I wanted to make sure it was the right one. Was William's parents Dr. Ephraim Bowen and Gillian Johnson? Thank you very much.

Added by Kristie Moore on Oct 11, 2016 8:13 PM
Don Bedwell
Hawthorne memorials
Thank you so much for the transfers.
Added by Don Bedwell on Sep 11, 2016 8:14 AM
Janet McBride
Covault Memorials
Thanks for being willing to transfer the Covault Memorials to me.

I am not sure how to find my Find A Grave #. Is that something you could help me with?

Thanks so much!

Jan McBride
Added by Janet McBride on Aug 25, 2016 4:18 PM
The Goldens
Hannah Harriet Patton Golden
Hello Bonita--I saw on Hannah's memorial that she was your 4th great grand aunt. Do you have any information about her? She is our 4th great aunt too, but from her husband, Henry's side of the family.

I'm especially interested in her children. Do you know if she had a daughter, Mary, who married Cincinnatus Carder? If you can help us at all, my email is

Thank so much!
Added by The Goldens on Aug 24, 2016 11:29 AM
June E. Valentine
Hello Bonita -- I was recently at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery and noticed the marker for June E. Valentine 1902. Then on Find A Grave I noticed you left "flowers" at her memorial and indicated that you are related. I'm curious, what is the story of June? Find A Grave indicates that she was born in 1902, but shows no death year. Yet you say that she was "gone too soon."
Thank you,
a cousin
Patricia Valentine
Added by valpat54 on Jul 12, 2016 8:10 AM
Karen Aiken Murphy
Fannie Erskine
Hi Bonita, Thanks for posting the grave photos. Fannie and John Erskine are my gr gr gr grandparents. How did you happen to find out the names of Fannie's parents?
Added by Karen Aiken Murphy on Jul 08, 2016 6:07 PM
Matthew D Friend
RE: Abraham & Sophia (Ervin) Cassel Tombstone
Oh, okay! Thank you for letting me know. The children of Abraham & Sophia (Ervin) were based on two enumerations. 1850 showed Isabel, John, Samuel and George; then in the 1860 it showed John, Samuel, George, Ann and Eleanor. After Sophia died in 1853, Abraham married to Nancy Underhill and she had the last child, Eleanor. And then by 1870 I've found Samuel, George, Catherine Ann, and Eleanor, but not John or Isabel. Therefore, I believe Isabel died before 1860 and John died before 1870. It's possible he served in the Civil War. I need accessed to to view better records of the John Cassel there in Indiana.

Thank you again for your help.
3rd Great Grandson of Rev. John Ervin
2nd Great Grandson of Naomi Jane (Ervin) Friend
1st Great Grandon of John F. Friend
Grandson of Wilber Levie Friend
Son of Henry W. Friend
Added by Matthew D Friend on May 02, 2016 3:14 PM
Matthew D Friend
Abraham & Sophia (Ervin) Cassel Tombstone

I'm wondering if you have any photos of the possible inscription of the third side that you mention of two possible names on the same tombstone of Abraham & Sophia (Ervin) Cassel. I'm hoping that these two are the two eldest children of Abraham & Sophia, namely, Isabel Cassel and John Cassel. According to the census, Isabel was in 1850 but not 1860; and John was in 1850, 1860 but not in 1870. I'm thinking that John might have been a Civil War soldier but not sure. Anyway, can you tell me more about the "South side" inscription or have a photo of it that you can send? Have you tried doing a paper chalk scrapping?

My relations to this family is through the Ervin Family to the eldest daughter of Rev. John Ervin.

I hope to hear from you soon,
Matt Friend
Added by Matthew D Friend on Apr 30, 2016 7:26 PM
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