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Faye Rowton
RE: Edwin Smith Rowton
Yes he was married twice. He was married to Rosa first and they had a daughter. From records I have they both died in childbirth and the baby is buried with Rosa in The Girard Cemetery, Girard KS.He then married my grandmother Anna Laura Lee and they had 10 children, nine reaching adulthood and one dying in childbirth.
Added by Faye Rowton on Nov 28, 2015 5:55 PM
The Browns
Hi Nancy - I have your requests for Melinda, Volney, and Joseph Brown who are buried at Deep Creek Cemetery. Melinda and Volney do have headstones but Joseph does not. Joseph is buried with Melinda. The problem, the cemetery is no longer being used, the well has gone dry, and it is somewhat maintained. Through the years dirt has covered a lot of the headstones and unfortunately your headstones are some of those that have been covered. I have been to the cemetery and have talked to Roy who is in charge. My intent is to try to uncover a lot of the headstones, but it will take time. I do have the plot locations and will be submitting those with the photo claims. I just wanted to you to know what is going on there.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Rochelle
Added by Romi on Nov 27, 2015 12:23 PM
Lynn Marie Vint
RE: Carol Anna Vogel
Hi Nancy,

The Calhoun County Historical Society has Carol Anna Vogel listed as buried at St. Mary's in their 2011 cemetery book. I went back farther and checked some older cemetery books I have, and she is also listed in them as being buried at St. Mary's.

I don't know if you are familiar with the origin of the Calhoun cemetery books or not. In the 1970s, a project was started to create a written record of all the burials in the entire county. I know that the sources for the St. Mary's list were the priests' burial records for the church. Those records are pretty reliable.

I could not find a Missouri death certificate for Carol Vogel, but that's not unheard of for a baby who died at birth in 1949. It's a shame, because that would have given us one more piece of evidence.

I did note in the memorial that I was unable to locate a stone. It may never have been marked, or something could have happened to the original headstone. I have photographed every grave marker in the entire cemetery and was unable to find one for Carol. Sad to say, but that's very, very common at St. Mary's, especially for the little ones.

Another possible reason for not finding a stone if there was one could be that it was a flat marker. Those types are sometimes completely overgrown by the surrounding grass and vegetation or are covered by leaves. I know some flat markers end up covered by a layer of dirt or mud over the years to the point where they are no longer visible.

As far as I know, the Vogels always lived in Golden Eagle. It was very common for people in Calhoun County to go to St. Charles, Missouri to seek medical treatment. (There are no hospitals in Calhoun County, and St. Charles is located just across the Mississippi River.) That would be another bit of circumstantial evidence as to why it is unlikely that Carol would have been buried in Missouri.

While there is always the possibility that the baby was buried elsewhere, I would say that the odds are very high that she actually is at St. Mary's in Brussels. In addition to the priests' records, her paternal grandparents and great-grandparents are buried there in marked graves.
That would also make me think that's where the Vogels would have chosen to bury their daughter.

I don't know if it would be of any interest to you, but I did up-date the memorials for Carol's parents with some additional information this morning. If you ever find any evidence that proves the baby was not buried at St. Mary's, please be sure to let me know.

Kindest regards,
Added by Lynn Marie Vint on Nov 27, 2015 7:05 AM
Talitha Fountain
RE: Grace Helena Mobley
Charles V Walker, 3rd Great Grandfather
Wm Milford Walker, 2nd Great Grandfather
Mildredge Green Tolliver "Bud Walker", great grandfather
Martha Elizabeth "Mattie" Walker, grandmother
Mary Louise Williams (Crocker)(Womack), mother
If you would like to send you my e-mail I would be glad to share my tree with you. My email is
Added by Talitha Fountain on Nov 23, 2015 9:27 AM
Talitha Fountain
RE: Grace Helena Mobley
Grace Helena Mobley was the daughter of John Grant Mobley who was married to Mary F Teasley who was the daughter of Wm H Teasley and Mary Jane "Polly Walker who was my 1st cousin 3x removed; who was the daughter of Charles V Walker who was my 3rd great grandfather. Charles was the father of my great grandfather Mildredge Green Tolliver "Bud" Walker, and his daughter Martha Elizabeth "Mattie" Walker (Williams) is my maternal grandmother. My mother's name is Mary Louise Williams (Crocker) (Womack).
Added by Talitha Fountain on Nov 23, 2015 9:22 AM
WildBill Billy Bedford Popejoy
RE: Capt. Andrew Carson
I have a very large tree, not for sure and am very busy, but if you will send me your email ill give you a invite to my tree at ancestry?
Added by WildBill Billy Bedford Po... on Nov 16, 2015 5:03 AM
Sarah & Joseph Elsmore
Hi Nancy,
Thanks so much for letting me know this--I thought the infants would have headstones, but guess not. I appreciate knowing this information. Sincerely, Julie
Added by Julie on Nov 15, 2015 5:46 PM
Phyllis Gibson
My mother was born a Gibson and her 2nd marriage was to a man with the surname of Gibson (unrelated), hence she is shown with the name Gibson at her death, same as her maiden name.... So you are her 5th cousin, from which branch are we related?
Added by OregonGardenGal on Nov 12, 2015 11:03 PM
Vernon Gibbons
Added by Vernon Gibbons on Nov 12, 2015 10:48 PM
Mike Casey
Reynoldsburg: COX
Thanks for your time and energies to improve Woody's memorial, by linking his mom. And your many other efforts are appreciated, as well.
Added by Mike Casey on Nov 12, 2015 4:25 PM
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