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Kansas Girl (#47057049)
 member for 9 years, 17 days
Mary Achterhof
RE: Washington County, VA
Will keep my eyes open.....

Added by Mary Achterhof on Jun 30, 2017 10:19 PM

Mary Achterhof
Find A Grave Memorial# 41551692
I found this obituary for this young girl. Maybe you could post to the memorial. Thank you. Mary

Article appears in The Abingdon Virginian, Abingdon, Virginia, Friday, 20 May 1864 reads...

Died, of diphtheritis, in this county, on the 5th of March, 1864, at the residence of her father, Miss Catharine Orr, daughter of Robert Clark, aged 26 years. Few ever lived of her age more generally loved and admired for those elements of character rendering. her disposition eminently generous, cheerful and affectionate, and the death of such a one imposes a painful bereavement, not only upon those nearest to her related, but upon all who claimed to be of her acquaintance. Having illustrated an exemplary devotion and consistency of membership in the Presbyterian Church five years previous to. her decease, all who beheld her in that dark and trying hour, could not fail to witness a complete triumph of Christianity over death. After she had suffered from a protracted illness of two months, attended with several intervals of apparent decline in the fatal character of her disease, she was finally apprised of her hopeless condition, without the tone of so appalling a notice, causing her to utter one word of regret or expression of fear. With a coolness of mind rarely discovered under such circumstances, she gave directions as to how her remains should be attired for interment, and even selected the hymns to be sung at the exercises of her funeral ceremonies. Before taking leave of her friends, she admonished all in a lively, christian spirit, to live uprightly and prepare to rejoin her where eternal peace and beatitude constitute the rich reward of the faithful and redeemed.

Dear Kate, all they favorite walks of life miss thee now, as they never missed thee before. We never dreamed before that the absence of thy form - the sweet influence of thy social mood and gentle words and smiles, would ever weigh down our hearts with so much sorrow and loneliness.

We would gladly waft to thy spirit above, invitations to return to earth again; but what are the attractions of earth to thee, compared to the gorgeous scenes and enchanting melodies over pervading and thrilling the angelic throng, while chanting praise to God and the Lamb.

Kate, to see thee again, we must go from earth to heaven, the way so beautifully designated by the charm and lustre of thy chaste and christian example. E.J.G.

Christina Observer please copy

Added by Mary Achterhof on Jun 29, 2017 8:24 PM

Mary Achterhof
Find A Grave Memorial# 41551637
I found this obituary for this lady. Maybe you will add to the memorial. Thank you. Mary

Article appears in The Abingdon Virginian, Abingdon, Virginia, Friday, 15 January 1864 reads...

Mrs. May Allison was born in Scotland in 1800 - died at her residence near Glade Spring Depot, Virginia, November 26th, 1863.

In the management of her domestic affairs, she had but few equals, and perhaps no superior. She was a very affectionate mother, a kind mistress and a good neighbor. She had been a regular and consistent member of the Presbyterian Church for more than twenty years. She died in the full triumph of a living faith. Her end was peace.

Added by Mary Achterhof on Jun 22, 2017 2:57 PM

King family
My grandfather was Will King, son of Joseph McElvaine King, grandson of William King.

I am new to researching so any information or suggestions would be appreciated.


Added by jjba on Apr 01, 2017 1:26 PM

Susan Kemper Freeman
I am a descendant of a sibling of Susan Kemper Freeman. Judging from your profile and a rational number of memorials, you probably are very knowledgeable about her and her family. I have spent many yrs on Kemper people from Germanna and Fauquier. I will gladly share what I have.

Added by cetme50 on Mar 24, 2017 11:29 PM

Margaret Clark Warren
I am a descendent of Margaret Clark Warren- she would be my Great-Great-Great Grandmother.
I am beginning to work on the Clark ancestors if there is any you could share.
Thank you- Traveler!

Added by Traveler on Feb 27, 2017 7:16 PM

L K King
Kings, McElvaines, Neff, Osborn Families
Your name "Kansas Girl" caught my eye. I also live in Kansas and are researching the above names - and all of their other families. I married into the King Family - Pratt County, KS and have 2 sons. I have done a lot of work on this family - in fact I think I found your name on Maria Magdalena Carbaugh Find A Grave Memorial. She is the 4x great grandmother of my sons.
Would like to hear back from you and possibly exchange information.
Linda (Fruit) King

Added by L K King on Nov 12, 2016 8:26 PM

James Clark
Anne Branson married 11 Sept 1796 Washington Co, VA to James Clark. The Minister was Edward Crawford, a Presbyterian Minister at Rock Spring Church on Holstein. Do you have any information about them? Also if anyone descended from a James Clark of Washington Co, VA around this time - after the 1796 marriage - and has tested DNA Please contact me


Added by Sharon on Dec 06, 2015 6:47 AM

Jerod Burton
Sorry I should have made this one message
Also please transfer her husband Joseph j schoonover

Added by Jerod Burton on Aug 12, 2015 10:01 PM

Jerod Burton
Please transfer

She is my great grandmother
If you could transfer I would appreciate

Added by Jerod Burton on Aug 12, 2015 9:58 PM
RE: Union Cemetery

Thank you for your nice words. My husband is related to several lines buried in the Old Section at Union (Zinn, Legg, Webster) which is how I got started working in Union Cemetery. It was nice to hear from you.

Lauren Clark

Added by on Apr 14, 2015 3:21 PM

Charles Fanning
127306254-Samuel Trutza
Thank you for the subject memorial.I knew his parents in 1973,St. Lucia,also his grandmother,Elizabeth Clark.In 1968 she lived in Cortez, Colorado. Could you make a Findagrave memorial for her also?My address is Charles.

Added by Charles Fanning on Jul 03, 2014 6:54 AM

John Wood.

do you know his birth date? if so, can you add it..

thanks again

Added by Oz on May 17, 2014 9:05 AM

Deb Merrick
John Parnell Graves
No, I have not found his grave on Find a Grave or Billion Graves. I do believe he is buried in San Bernadino County and J W Woodhouse took care of the funeral arrangements; he was buried on Jun 13, 1933 (died jun 11 1933)

I am a Graves descendant and John Parnell Graves was a 1st cousin 3 x removed. So, not a direct descendant, but I like to add as much as I have where ever and when ever possible.

Thank you for making the edit. Deb

Added by Deb Merrick on Apr 07, 2014 12:27 PM

Lorna Widener
leave your photo there, it looks great

Added by Oz on Apr 02, 2014 4:28 PM

Lorna Widener.
if you have a better pic, then by all means post it.
let me know when and I'll delete my pic


Added by Oz on Apr 01, 2014 5:42 PM

Darrell Tussing
RE: Tusing
The are both the same person Correct death date is 3 Aug 1932

Added by Darrell Tussing on Jul 02, 2013 4:22 AM

Darrell Tussing
RE: W Allen Tusing
Isaac & Anna Tusing buried in Roselawn Cem., Pueblo Co., Colorado

Added by Darrell Tussing on Jul 01, 2013 10:47 AM

Find AL Graves 2
Rock Spring Cemetery
Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful photo you have posted for a cemetery photo of Rock Spring Cemetery, Washington Co., VA. Some of my Snodgrass family is buried there. I see from your bio that you are researching the Snodgrass line. We could be related?

Added by Find AL Graves 2 on May 03, 2013 6:32 PM

Nancy Hadley
RE: William Buchanan
He was married to Jane (sometimes Jean) Keys 1786-1871 also buried in this cemetery.

Added by Nancy Hadley on Apr 27, 2013 2:16 PM

Sharon Atkinson
neff cemetery rural retreat
my name is sharon umberger atkinson-my mother was ruby neff, daughter of john and ethel king neff-i grew up in wytheville

how are you connected to the neff and king family's? are you from wytheville? do you have a family tree on
my e-mail address is

Added by Sharon Atkinson on Dec 28, 2012 1:50 PM

Utah Tombstone Lady
Charles Byerley
Thanks for the headstone for Charles! I really appreciate it!

Added by Utah Tombstone Lady on Nov 12, 2012 5:46 AM

Edith Schoonover
Thanks a bunch for getting that picture of Edith's gravestone!

Added by Sly on Oct 16, 2012 7:08 PM

Lisa Walta
photo request
Thank you for taking the time to go out and get the picture of Jesse Stratford's grave!

Added by Lisa Walta on Oct 15, 2012 12:28 AM

RE: Schoonover
Nice to meet you too! I wanted to thank you also for going to all the trouble to see that those pictures made it back to the family. That was very nice, and we really appreciate it.

Added by Sly on Oct 11, 2012 8:33 AM


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