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Bio Photo I am researching Byrne/Byrn, Fifield/Pease/Smith, Cowden/Couden, Burtnett/Burnett, Coy/Champlin, Card, Cahoon and the Colquhoun Clan and also enjoy visiting cemeteries in different regions with my husband and fulfilling photo requests. If there is a memorial you would like updated or transferred, please let me know.

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Sara Patton
RE: Sarah Whitney Billups
Anna's tombstone in the photo has fallen. My own visit to Gilboa cemetery, Hancock Co, IN in June 2009, proved fruitless as we could not find the headstone and of those we could see, a majority were totally illegible. The story of her tombstone is another story which I will send to you via email
Added by Sara Patton on Jul 31, 2014 3:57 PM
Holly Bonorden Jentsch
RE: John and Annie Clemon/Clemons
Cemetery was not in good shape when I was there. Looks like a fire had gone through in the recent past because so much debris and downed limbs/trees and new growth. I literally was climbing over or under brush to get to some markers. Someone mowed a path to their family's markers in the back but most in the back away from the highway was almost impassable.
Added by Holly Bonorden Jentsch on Jul 31, 2014 3:42 PM
Sara Patton
RE: Sarah Whitney Billups
I forgot to mention another primary source document:
1850, Feb 25: James Billups and Sarah Billups of Scotland Co, MO appoint James Hayzlett of Hancock Co, IN their attorney. Sarah said to be of lawful age. (Kanawha Co, WV Deed Bk Q:265) To me, with all the other primary sources mentioned earlier, this is a clincher that your Sarah and my Sarah are one in the same.

There is also additional circumstantial evidence that points to her Hayzlett family. She names her first son John, her first daughter Anna (her parents names) and another daughter "Dicey" after her sister Dicey Hayzlett King. A very unusual name and one I've not seen before the Hayzletts.

My question to you or the others who claim her to be someone else's daughter is what kind of primary evidence do they have that is better than a will, deed records, probate records, and census records-ALL primary sources--that actually give her name, list her as "my child", give her husband's name, their location and year of birth that fits in with her siblings. This is a bonanza of primary evidence that most genealogists would die for! But I leave it to you to continue to debate it. It's enough for me!

Added by Sara Patton on Jul 31, 2014 11:28 AM
Sara Patton
RE: Sarah Whitney Billups
As a historian myself, I don't understand why you don't accept county records like wills, deeds and probate records that name people by name as primary documents. What do you consider primary documents?
Added by Sara Patton on Jul 31, 2014 12:39 AM
Holly Bonorden Jentsch
RE: John and Annie Clemon/Clemons
P.S. I'd just put YOUR pictures on the other page with the other markers. I believe both were done with love by family, they deserve to be uploaded as well.
Added by Holly Bonorden Jentsch on Jul 30, 2014 3:09 PM
Holly Bonorden Jentsch
RE: John and Annie Clemon/Clemons
I do not believe there is a cemetery association for this cemetery. I did find one 'inventory' done for USGENWEB, which is someone doing what we both did. It does have the "Clemons' listed as "Clemon" only but with the dates on the "Clemons" marker. There is also another person buried there named "Clemons". I do a Ancestry tree to try to identify those buried in the cemeteries I cover. I have found John Q & Annie Clemons living in Burleson County, and a Marriage for a John Clemons to Annie Thompson 7 January 1894 Burleson County. I'll keep looking. The only death certs I have found so far have "Clemons" on them.
Added by Holly Bonorden Jentsch on Jul 30, 2014 3:07 PM
Holly Bonorden Jentsch
RE: John and Annie Clemon/Clemons
I am working on connecting the families in that cemetery and went and photo documented every marker a couple of days ago. I also thought hard about their being 'two' with same names and last names except for the 's' but I believe them to be the same. I'll let you know if I find any different to conflict with what I've already found.
Added by Holly Bonorden Jentsch on Jul 30, 2014 1:44 PM
Gary Walker
RE: Mother and Father Inscriptions
I am not sure which photos you are taking about, when you mention a more readable photo. I just use a putty knife to scrape off the worst of the stuff on the stone and then use a stiff nylon scrub brush to clean out the engraving on the stone the best I can. I try to get the best possible readable photo to document the markings on the stone
Added by Gary Walker on Jul 28, 2014 9:26 PM
Sara Patton
RE: Sarah Whitney Billups
Sarah Billups is mentioned by name in her father's, John Hayzlett, will written Sept 23, 1830; proved Nov 8, 1830-Kanawha Co, WV Will Bk 1:104 "Having given to my three children Andrew Hayzlett, Sarah Billups, and James B. Hayzlett Sundry Articles...." Marriage Returns of (minister) James Johnston dated 1 June 1802, lists marriage of John Hazelette & Anna Beck. Kanawha Co, WV Marriage Records 1794-1826 p. 3. Anna Beck Hayzlett is also named as John's wife in the same will mentioned above. Anna Hayzlett is known to followed five of her 8 children to Hancock Co, IN after her husband's death in 1830. She died there in 1847. Probate Case Records Index, 1828-1948, Hancock County, IN, page 78: "James Hazlett makes final settlement as administrator of Anna Hazlett's estate in Indiana. The residue goes to: Andrew, William and James Hazlett, William Barrett and wife, and James Bilup and wife. August 8, 1850. Hancock Co, IN Probate Bk 1828-1948: 50-51 shows several heirs including James "Bilups" each receiving $84.41 "said Estate the sum of Six hundred and Seventy five dollars and thirty two cents, to be divided Equally between the eight heirs of said intestate, to wit Andrew Hazlett(1), Wm Barrett (& his wife 2), William Hazlett 3), James Bilup and his wife (4), James Hazelett (5) blank(6) blank (7) blank (8)* being the Eighty four dollars and forty one and one half cents to each of said heirs." And again on Nov 14, 1850,in Kanawha co, WV: "Deed between James Hazelett in his own right, and as attorney in fact, Andrew Hazelett and wife, William Barrett and wife, William Hayzelette and wife, James Billps (sic) and wife, and Washington Hayzlette and wife, John Moore and wife, Wiley King and wife of the first part, and Andrew Skiles of the second part for $800 grant and sell "all their rights & title to two certain tracts of land on Coal River in the county of Kanawha viz: one tract of two hundred and fifty acres between fall creek and the first branch above both, emptying into the Coal River, granted by the Commonwealth to John Hazelette by patent" dated 11 August 1829 and the other granted to Andrew Donnelly by patent dated 13 Jan 1800- 300 acres adjoining land first mentioned on Coal above the upper Falls. All the land on the west side of the Coal "supposed to contain 120 acres being same land occupied by John Hazslette in his life time...." (Kanawha Co, WV Deed Bk R:31-32) In the 18th and 19th centuries, a woman's property automatically belonged to her husband, hence the Hayzlett daughters are not always named but their husbands are.
Added by Sara Patton on Jul 24, 2014 8:26 PM
Phil Knox
RE: Rebecca Troth Haggerty
Oh my gosh. Glad you caught that. My "Old eyes" playing tricks again..

Added by Phil Knox on Jul 23, 2014 10:26 PM
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