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I visited Find-A-Grave for years filling in blanks on my family tree. After retirement I decided to become a contributor too (2010) here in central Oklahoma. I took all the small cemeteries in Canadian County and some in Kingfisher County. Now that there are so many volunteers with cell phone cameras, I have given up. I still take photos when I am in Illinois or Kentucky cemeteries.|
PLEASE DO NOT ADD SCANS OF OBITS, NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, DEATH CERTIFICATES or any other document to any memorial. I will be happy to transcribe them and add them to the bio section if you send them to me. There are only 5 allotted spaces for pictures on each memorial. By adding documents as scanned images on the memorial, you are possibly preventing someone else from adding a personal photo that you don't have. Thank you.
For Obits in the Johnson County Indiana and surrounding counties that are not included on memorials, or for obits of people who do not have a known burial location, see this link:
JOHNSON COUNTY INDIANA OBITS
THANK YOU to all of you who have posted the many old obits we have sent you. We have had many comments of appreciation from descendants. Some of these old obits told intimate and/or historical details about the person and those are very valuable to researchers.
Mark McCrady is working diligently to cull these old obits from newspapers at the Indiana State Library, find burial locations and photograph stones, and I am working many hours a day transcribing them. Lois Johnson, Johnson County INGENWEB Coordinator, is placing these obits on her site (above) so they can be shared with family.
Unfortunately, we have not been able to find burial locations for all of these people, but you may find their obits on her site.
To all of you who will not post these old obits we send you, F/G has relaxed what they used to say about it and any obit dated before 1922 is in the PUBLIC DOMAIN and there is no copyright on them:
Can I add a memorial from a newspaper or other 3rd party source?
Find A Grave does not discourage the legitimate indexing of the deceased through obituaries or other 3rd party accounts. Newspapers represent a very good source of information as a public record. What we ask is that those who index and memorialize the deceased from newspapers and other 3rd party accounts do so with full respect of copyright, refrain from adding information about living people, and respond generously to the family of the deceased. –
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KENTUCKY - Durrett, Skaggs, Pierce, Bloyd, Thompson, Cantrell, Elmore, Chaudoin
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|Brenda Waters||Edmund T. Wesley|
The Franklin Star -Newspaper article Wednesday, July 31, 1940 page 4.
Funeral services for Edmund T. Wesley, 90 year-old Civil War veteran, who had spent the past forty years in the Nineveh community were held on Tuesday morning at the Nineveh Christian Church. The Rev. G. F. Powers had charge of the services and military rites were held at the church preceding the burial. A number of Edinburgh veterans of the Spanish-American and World War took part in the military services including Oscar Wurtz, William Olmstead, Forest Huntsman, Raymond Legan, Walter Stanley, Sam Tabor, Robert Davis, Oris Bills and Oren Downs.
|Brenda Waters||Edmond T. Wesley|
Please add a little information to his person.
It is taken from a newspaper article from the Franklin Evening Star dated March 17, 1937 page 5.
Civil War Veteran Observes 87th Year.
Born March 17, 1850 in Lberty, Ky. (this is Casey Co., Ky.). His father was the first volunteer from Kentucky and his brother William G Wesley (This is Wm. Green Wesley) was the second. Mr. Wesley was 13 years old when he enlisted with Company "L" 13th Regiment of Kentucky Calvary. He served one year at Camp Nelson, Ky. and later saw action in a battle at Salt Works, Va. Following his release from the army, he was married to Miss Peachy Duncan in Junction, Ky. (This has to be Junction City, Boyle Co., Ky.) They came to Indiana more than 50 years ago and lived on a farm in Brown County. He has lived in Nineveh for 33 years.
Mrs. Wesley died in 1905. In 1912, Mr. Wesley married Mrs. Clara Waller, ho died in 1930. He then married his third time in 1932, Miss Florence Ellis was the bride and the ceremony was conducted in Houstonville, Ky. (Lincoln Co., Ky.)
He has a son Oliver who resides on a farm in Brown County, Indiana.
I have Casey County, Ky. connections myself.
|charlotte Smith||ann Covert Smith|
I see listed a William T Covert as the brother of Ann. that is not so. The father of Ann was Cornelius Covert who married 4 times. Married first to Sally Smock in 1804--so Ann is daughter of Cornelius and Sally. He married 2nd Margaret Corn 1831 and had William T,Daniel E, Jeruha Covert.
Jerusha is buried under name Jerusha Kerlin
|charlotte Smith||daniel covert|
I am trying to find information on Daniel Covert of Johnson Co Indiana d abt 1883.I notice you posted some Covert Information I am also looking for Cornelisu Covert who d
1858 Thank you for any clues or help
|Nick Firestone||RE: Hutchins|
Glad to help. It was an interesting search.
|Frank Merriman||Malinda Musselman, d. 1911|
Just letting you know that I finally went to the Marion Co. Health Dept. The lady could not locate Malinda's death certificate. Maybe it's there somewhere but who knows. So, all we have is the death notice in the newspaper. Maybe I'll look for it again later on. On the bright side I did get 12 certs that I was looking for. Thanks again for all of your help.
|BJ Mann||RE: Marsh|
According to the information that I have, Gravener Marsh Sr was first married to Ann Ely Matson, daughter of Peter Matson and Ann Ely (which possibly was later written Eli). All of the children were Ann's. I have this note on Gravener Jr's file...
"Gravner (sic) Marsh filed two petitions on behalf of his children 19 Feb 1798, to receive their legacy from their grandmother, Ann Matson of Montgomery Co. - one for minor children under 14, one for minor children over 14. This child [Gravener Jr] was 19."
So if Ann Matson was their grandmother, that gives substance to the information above. I can download what documentation I have, and send it on to you, but I'd prefer to do that via email, if you don't mind. I think you can email me through my page? So you wouldn't have to make it public. If not, send me a message here again, and I'll put it in my reply.
I suspect Elizabeth Oliphaunt was Gravener Jr's wife, but I've not been in that part of my tree for a long time, and see there are a few loose ends to tie up, that being one. Insert a heavy sigh here... I have too danged many relatives lol.
Gravener Sr's second wife, Hannah Moore, was the sister of Lydia Moore, who married Gravener Sr's son James, making her her own sister's stepmother-in-law. Someone else had a disagreement with that, but I know that at the time, I did do serious cross-checking on it, and I'm afraid that's the conclusion I reached, personally.
Added by BJ Mann on Apr 28, 2017 1:01 PM
|Mary Downing-Mahan (gravehuntermary)||Hi Speedy|
Thanks for the super fast link. Everyone says I'm fast but I barely blinked 3 times and Cornelia Allen Cox was done. Thanks for adding her. I looked for her for years and finally found her married name in her dad's will.
Ive tried to rotate it few times. For some reason it keeps showing up sideways. Maybe you could save the photo and try to upload it?
Added by JMorgan on Apr 13, 2017 9:07 PM
|Mike Casey||Resurrection: DRAKE|
Thanks for linking Stacee with her mom. This and all your efforts are appreciated.
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