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Mo and Dave Gates (#46929143)
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Bio Photo We live in a small town in southeast Iowa and spend a lot of time in Graveyards and Cemeteries taking pictures, taking notes, just piecing the families together. Some of these Cemeteries are so old that there are not any other records of the people resting there. When these cemeteries does that person's existence! We would like to thank all of you for your contributions to the preservation of these cemeteries.The peace and serenity found in these old cemeteries is our reward! If there is a memorial we have added, that is not in our family, we will consider a transfer of the memorial to you. Please use the Edit tab, Please do this on every memorial that you want transferred or a correction on and please include your ID number.
Thank You, Mo & Dave

Dave's family names are- Gates,Mohr,Franks,Applegate,Rebo,Mcminn,Rodgers, Hodges,Kutcher,Lang,Mitts,Muhrer.

Mo's Family names are-
Baxter,Caudill,Cupp,Mitcham,Loper,Waters, Parks,Vaughters(Vawters),Hicks,Walker,Grimes, Combs,Smith,Brashear(s),Dixon and related families.

Other family names... Woodsmall,Brownell,Hill,McGuigan,McMullen, Tague, Mullen,Kerfus,See,Schimer,Stodden,Hein,& O'brien...Happy Trails.
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Richard Rieck
Memorial# 142803843
Doyce Nunis, Jr., editor of "The Letters Of A Young Miner, Covering The Adventures of Jasper S. Hill During The California Goldrush, 1849-1852," states on p. 88 that "Samuel Crawford... died from some lingering disease, probably consumption, on Truckee or Salmon Trout River" while en route to California in 1849. Hill was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Mining Company and Crawford was in the same wagon train. This information is more or less repeated in "The History Of Henry County, Iowa", Western Historical Co., p. 604 which states that Crawford died at the Humboldt Sink in Nevada. This location is only about 40 miles east of the Truckee River. Disagreements in location such as this are common when referring to trail deaths. Based on the above, Samuel died in western Nevada. The fact that he is listed in the Mortality Census for Henry County is not unusual as a number of individuals who *absolutely, positively, without doubt* died on the trail are listed in the Mortality Census for their home county. Likely Crawford died of a bowel problem (as in the census), or perhaps tuberculosis was also involved.

If a marker is present in Sample Cemetery it is almost certainly simply a memorial or cenotaph as it was impossible to carry a decaying body over the Sierra Nevada to San Francisco for shipment home. Samuel is almost certainly still buried beside the trail in Nevada. I thought you might be interested.
Added by Richard Rieck on Sep 18, 2017 2:22 PM
Walker and Dixon
Mo, I see in your list you are related to these lines. Is your Dixon line to the Baileys? And where do you fit into Walkers? I am Ed Walker's niece.
Added by ToniW on Sep 16, 2017 9:23 AM
Jean McCurley
Memorial# 59518050
This is a duplicate of:
Find A Grave Memorial# 9425926
Record added: Sep 05, 2004
Added by Jean McCurley on Sep 12, 2017 10:00 AM
E.F. Charvet
RE: William Riley Bales
Hi again, Thanks for your note. Since you are in Henry County, can you possibly check to see if there is record of a grave site (or other records) for Sarah (Dicks/Dix) Bales (1788-1864) - the mother of William "Riley" Bales? --- Sarah (Dicks) Bales did not die and is not buried in Richland, Iowa, where William Bales (1783 - 1861) her husband (Riley's father) is buried, according to two published sources: "The William Wade Hinshaw Index to Iowa Quaker Meeting Records," Orthodox Records, Volume 6, Selby Publishing, 1991, on p. 145, states for Richland MM (Keokuk County, Iowa): "BALES - Sarah, b 1-24-1787, d 10-9-1864; buried Mt. Pleasant [Henry County], Iowa." -- This is confirmed by audited records of the Iowa Genealogy Society in Des Moines, Iowa, which issued a Pioneer Certificate for her. The index entry to locating the certificate reads: "Sarah Dicks, born 1788, Orange County, North Carolina, died 9 October 1864, died Mt. Pleasant [Henry County], spouse William Bales/Beals." --- Maybe you can find out. Thanks a million!
Added by E.F. Charvet on Sep 06, 2017 1:30 PM
E.F. Charvet
RE: William Riley Bales
Hi, Yes, I am a direct descendant of William Riley Bales (Findagrave# 109736934). As you can tell by the bio I wrote for his memorial, I have done a lot of research on him and the Iowa 7th Rgt. Iowa Volunteers Company K over the years because he, his oldest son, brother, and three of his brother's sons all fought together. Their regiment has a remarkable and lengthy Civil War record. -- I never got a military marker for Riley myself because I could never figure out who to contact for the Mental Health Institute Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant to permit it. Maybe the Henry County Historical Society (if there is one) might know. (If you've been to the former Institute, you'll see almost no markers for anyone on the grounds. I read that several hundred people are anonymously buried there - victims of their "medical treatments" and experiments, no doubt.) If you want to order a Civil War marker for Riley and have it placed there, that would be really terrific! Let me know how your efforts progress. FYI: Riley has a lot of descendants, mostly in Washington State, as well as in Oklahoma, Texas, California, and elsewhere. (I live in Missouri.) With my best regards, E.F. Charvet
Added by E.F. Charvet on Sep 02, 2017 1:49 PM
Catharine Mosher
Thank you for the transfer!!!
Added by anna on Aug 29, 2017 9:44 PM
Shriner and Kapferer transfers
Thank you!
Added by DEW on Aug 27, 2017 6:30 AM
sara kennedy
Sarah Polly Van Pelt Thomas #62085372
Would you consider adding this information in the bio for Sarah:

She 1st married 16 Mar 1845 Fairview, Belmont/Guernsey, OH to John Roush 10 Apr 1826-5 Jul 1846. They had son, Jonathan Roush 1846-1901 [memorial #34359851].

She married 2nd 16 Jul 1849 Hillsboro, Highland, OH to Daniel McTheeney. They had daughter, Elizabeth McTheeney 9 Jul 1850 - 13 Feb 1871 in Council Bluffs, IA

She married 3rd 15 Aug 1861 to Owen A. Thomas [memorial #62085360]. They had daughter, Ida May Thomas 25 Nov 1876, who married Arthur Ellsworth.

Burials unknown for her first two husbands.

Thank you,
Sara Kennedy
Find A Grave contributor #48459472
Added by sara kennedy on Aug 22, 2017 2:50 PM
Patrick Imler
Benjamin Babcock

I see that you've posted some records for the
Babcock name. Benjamin's wife, Myrtle was my
great aunt.

In the 1910 census, it lists Benjamin's mother,
Rosanna as living with Benjamin & Myrtle. But
I don't see a headstone for her in this

By any chance, do you have any info about her?
She was born in Maryland in 1830.

Since Benjamin was born in Henry County, I
should think that there would be records for
Rosanne and her husband. Maybe they are
buried in the same cemetery as Benjamin &
Myrtle but don't have a headstone?

Any info would be greatly appreciated! Pat
Added by Patrick Imler on Aug 20, 2017 9:38 AM
Sandy Johnson
This is the Memorial for my grandmother. The spelling of her name is not correct. Lord knows that no one could possibly know how to spell such a horrid name, but here goes.
Yulda Ella Roe Smith Feehan. I have also added a link to Yulda's mother.

While we are at it, I don't think you did any of my Dad's stuff, but that is another name that is hugely uncommon. Yguerra. Middle name, Thank God, so not used much.

Thank you so much for all the work you do. Not everyone loves cemeteries like us, apparently. They are wonderful places to visit, just for the peace, but the history is amazing.
Sandy Housh Johnson
Added by Sandy Johnson on Aug 07, 2017 2:41 PM
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