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Dan Cowgill (#47381861)
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Bio Photo Born in Winchester, VA - lived outside of Romney, WV for a few short years - in Delaware now. Picked up on family genealogy where my mother left off after her passing in 1988. Also have a deep interest in the Civil War and soldier burials - primarily Hampshire County, WV and surrounding areas in VA and MD.

DEAR ANCESTOR
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

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Harry Lummis
coolings
Hi Dan,

I was glad to see that I'm not the only one who stays on here so long things start to blur.
I have been researching the cooling family as my mother is a member of the family. The actual William was 14 when he was hit by a train in 1883. This Zachary was his younger brother. Both William and Zachary are names the family used over and over so it can get very confusing as to just who is who. I have located many of the family and have "reunited" them here. I would be pleased to do the same for the couple of Coolings you have registered at the Bethel Cemetery. I see you have both Edwin and his wife Ebbie and their son Edwin, and Zach and his wife Emma also. If you would be willing to transfer them along with this Zach I would happily "reunite" them also.
Added by Harry Lummis on Mar 08, 2014 9:47 AM
Randall Lee
Bell/Love Family
Dan, Please contact me concerning the Bell/Love family. Thanks! Randall
Added by Randall Lee on Oct 14, 2013 8:53 AM
Gathering Roots
Poem-Thank You
You are very welcome
Added by Gathering Roots on Oct 11, 2013 2:37 PM
WVBullTerrier
Bethel Cemetary
Please let me know when you get the documentation. I have found several of my 2nd great-grandfather's relatives at Bethel, but not him. His name is Henry Lapp, married to Julia Stegner. He is alleged to have died in 1864. I believe he is the brother of Michael who also had a son named Henry who married a Julia Stegner, they moved to Cleveland. It was His nephew, marrying his wife's niece. I would be grateful for any help you can give me.

Thanks,

Sam
Added by WVBullTerrier on Sep 10, 2013 7:54 PM
Sterling230
Salem Cemetery
Hello Dan, Please transfer Gertrude Bloom to me #83976394 Thanks
Added by Sterling230 on Sep 09, 2013 11:03 PM
Sterling230
D. Brian Kenney #98343188
This was sent to me from a cousin to add:
D. Brian Kenney
D. Brian Kenney, 64, of Boyce,Va
died Saturday July 8,2006,
in Winchester Medical Center.
Mr. Kenney was born July 3, 1942,
in Points, W.Va., the son of
Patrick Cunningham and
Mary Frances Snyder Kenney.
He was a bus driver
for Shenandoah Valley
Westminster-Canterbury.
Surviving with his wife,
Judy Lane Ruckman Kenney,
are, a son, Douglas
P. Kenney of Winchester,
two daughters, Robin L
Kenney King of Boyce, Va
and Sarah E Hott of Augusta,
W.Va.; a sister, Anna
K Kidwell of Romney,
W.Va.; three brothers, Leo
Kenney of Points, Allen Kenney of Henderson,
Ky„ and Aven Kenney of Romney; and
nine grandchildren.
A daughter, Susan Noel Kenney, and
three brothers, Okey, Bernard, and Donald
Kenney, are deceased.
A funeral will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at
McKee Funeral Home Chapel, Augusta,
W.Va.
The family will receive friends from 6
p.m. Wednesday until the time of the service
at the funeral home.
Added by Sterling230 on Sep 08, 2013 3:46 PM
genieresearcher
Bethel Church Cemetery
Hello again Dan, nice of you to send an update. I did not know all that about Bethel cemetery burials. That would be super great if you could document all burials there. Would benefit so many people now and in future. Keep me posted and good luck. THANK YOU!
Added by genieresearcher on Aug 21, 2013 3:55 PM
Eric Speck
Racines in Bethel cemetery
Thank you for posting the marker photo for Janie Racine. I have added her birth date. There are 3 other Racines on the marker that don't have memorials created. I assume you will be doing that (they are no relation to me). The first one, James T., is Janie's husband. Her 1954 obit writer made an error, he died 37 years before her, not 25 as her obit states. I double-checked the obit image on google's newspaper archive to make sure I didn't make a transcription error. The other 2 are presumably a son of James and Janie and either a daughter or daughter-in-law.
Added by Eric Speck on Aug 11, 2013 10:05 PM
genieresearcher
Grovenia and Andrew
How nice of you to go back to cemetery looking for him. I saw that memorial for the Andrew C. Hickman but wasn't sure if right person. I couldn't find her father either. Are you going to link Grovenia to her husband Andrew's memorial? I love reuniting families. Thanks for your help.
Added by genieresearcher on Aug 02, 2013 2:09 PM
genieresearcher
Rosetta Reese Pierce
thanks Dan, I even phoned the cemetery office but they have no records pre 1908 on burials. Yet I think since Rose and her parents lived in Chesapeake City that her father William T. is likely buried there as well. If you find any other Reese's would you kindly let me know. You can see on her mother's memorial page I have the married names of other children as well. Hope you have nice weather there for cemetery walking!
Added by genieresearcher on Mar 28, 2013 11:37 AM
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