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Janet Ward (#46926474)
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Bio Photo I was born and raised in Newhall, California and started doing genealogy research with my Aunt Nelle in the 1980's. I also love antiques and usually take a camping trip in the summer to do research work and search for treasures. Both are never ending projects and lots of fun. Am happy to take photos of headstones in the Eternal Valley Cemetery in Newhall and Santa Paula Cemetery in Santa Paula.

Please email me with any corrections to the information that I post on memorials. Most of the memorials I post are not my direct family, and I will happily transfer memorials that are unrelated to me to ANY family member that requests it. I do not "own" these memorials, and love to see them connected to the families they belong with.

*** While I love photos of people added to the memorials, I prefer not to add a copy of the death certificate. I usually have looked at the certificates and have added any information found there to the memorial and don't see a need for a photo of that to be posted. Thank you for understanding and not adding photos of the certificates to memorials I have posted. Missouri death certificates are free on the Missouri State site and are easily referenced.***

Find A Grave is a wonderful site, and I am so grateful that it exists so we can share information with each other!
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Joan Donnelly Ellis
RE: Minaker
Added by Joan Donnelly Ellis on Jan 13, 2017 2:02 AM
Alex Roller
RE: Charles and Dortha Chaffin
Hi Janet,

Thank you. The right side of the marker for Dortha is cut out of your photo. If possible, I would like a photo which shows all of the grave marker centered in the photo and permission to put that photo in my private genealogy files for my kids, grandkids and great-grandkids to have when I am gone.
Added by Alex Roller on Dec 20, 2016 1:32 PM
Alex Roller
Charles and Dortha Chaffin
Greetings Janet,

Thank you for the photos. I appreciate your help.

Is there a chance you could get a wider shot of the marker for Dortha? The right side of her marker is cut out of your photo.

Thanks and have a great day!
Alex Roller
Added by Alex Roller on Dec 20, 2016 7:18 AM
Valarie Rich
Thank you
Thank you for your service in photographing and posting the headstone of Bill Johnson. I appreciate it.
Added by Valarie Rich on Oct 20, 2016 11:27 AM
Nancy Coffey
Martha Caroline McQueary
Hi Janet,
Thank you for transferring Caroline to me. YOU are a true friend. I hope i can live up to your standard of caring for the memorials i manage. I have seen so many transfers you have done in this area. To me, that is what findagrave is all about, helping people find their ancestors, family, & friends.
Your friend,
Added by Nancy Coffey on Oct 15, 2016 9:43 AM
Nancy Coffey
Martha Goodman McQueary #73632497
Hi Janet,
Martha McQueary was married to Marcus De Lafayette McQueary born in 1852 to John & Susannah Eastham McQueary. I did an edit to delete the Marcus McQueary that is listed. The 1852 Marcus was my gr gr uncle. I hope you will accept my edit.

Thank you & God Bless,
Added by Nancy Coffey on Oct 13, 2016 10:41 PM
Many thanks
Thank you very much for poiting the gravestone photo of Wilford and Yvonne Day. I really appreciate it.
Added by NHagen on Oct 05, 2016 12:59 AM
Devon Snapp photo
Thank you for photographing Devon Snapp's grave. I just returned from NY where I was able to take about 10 photos for other people's requests. I feels great to have someone do the same for me.
Added by FOIA on Oct 04, 2016 10:33 PM
Chloe and George Washington Nicholas
I have a picture of Chloe and her husband George. But she has so many of her gravestone the picture can't be entered. Please remove one. Thank you. Chloe is my great grandmother if you would like to transfer to me. Thank you.
Added by kmbem on Sep 23, 2016 3:15 PM
Karen Hill Walker
RE: James and Sylvia Bishop
Hi Janet,

This is what I have on James Bishop 1810-1880. Most from Margret Gee -
1850 Alexander Twp., Athens County, Ohio Federal Census page 95, 652-668
James, Bishop 35 M Cabinmaker Ireland
Silva 35 F New Hampshire
Abijah W. 13 M Ohio
John A. 9 M Ohio
Silva S. 6 F Ohio
Calvin H. 4 M Ohio

1856 Clay Twp., Marion County, Iowa State Census
page 23, 50-52
Bishop, James 43 M farmer Ireland
Sylvia 42 F Ohio
Abijah 19 M Ohio
John 16 M Ohio
Samantha 12 F Ohio
Calvin 10 M Ohio

1860 Knoxville Twp., Marion County, Iowa Federal Census
page 707, 252-24
Bishop, James 47 M Farmer Ireland
Sylvia 45 F New Hampshire
A.W. 23 M Ohio
John 19 M Ohio
S. 16 F Ohio
Calvin 14 M Ohio

1870 Knoxville Twp., Marion County, Iowa Federal Census
page 107, dwelling 703, family 672
Bishop, James 60 M Farmer Ireland
S. 56 F keep house New Hampshire
Aten, Levi 25 M Farmer Ohio
S.S. 23 F Ohio

1880 Knoxville Twp., Marion County, Iowa Federal Census
page 610, dwelling 481, family 491
Bishop, Calvin W M 34 Head Farmer Ohio Ireland Vermont
Ida E. W F 24 Wife Housekeep Illinois
Gynnetha W F 3 Dau Iowa Ohio Illinois
Callie W F 2 Dau Iowa Ohio Illinois
page 610, dwelling 481, family 492
Bishop, James W M 69 Head Farmer Ireland
Sylvia W F 66 Wife Keephouse

Cemetery headstone - June 3 1880 - 69 y 5m 7d

Knoxville Journal, Knoxville, Iowa June 9, 1880, p. 3.
Under Butcher Creek News
Died, June 3d, at his home 3 miles west of Knoxville, of typhoid fever, Mr. James Bishop. Rev. Marshall, of the Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, preached the funeral sermon, at the residence. Interment at the City cemetery. Mr. Bishop's children were all present at his death.

Deed Record Lands, Marion County, Knoxville, Iowa, Recorders Office
Book 37 Page 306-308
By The President: Franklin Pierce
Seal By H.E. Baldmn Ass't Secretary
J.N. Granger - Recorder of the General Land Office
Record of Miscellaneous Military Grants
Vol 165, P. 420 E
Warranty Deed
James Bishop Dec'd. Filed for record Dec. 6, 1900
By heirs at 3:30 o'clock PM
To Millie M. McCorkle
Sidney A. Lake Recorder
Know all men by these presents: That James Bishop died intestate in Marion County, Iowa on or about the ---day of June 1880, leaving surviving him as his heirs at law his widow Sylvia Bishop and their children A.W. Bishop, John Q. Bishop, S.S. Bishop intermarried with L.H. Aten, and C.H. Bishop all of full age and competent to convey real estate and was seized in fee simple of the lands hereinafter described. That the said Sylvia Bishop widow of said James Bishop deceased, died intestate and unmarried in said county on or about April 22nd 1898, leaving as her only heirs at law her four children above named. That the said children and heirs at law of the said James Bishop and Sylvia Bishop both deceased, have bargained and sold said real estate to Sidney A. Lake and the purpose of this instrument is to convey the same to said purchaser. Now therefore we, A.W. Bishop and Julia A. Bishop his wife, John Q. Bishop and Amanda E. Bishop his wife, S.S.Aten and L.H. Aten her husband, C.H. Bishop and Jennie Bishop his wife, being all the children and with their husbands and wives the only heirs at law of said James Bishop deceased, Sylvia Bishop deceased, for and in consideration of the premises above set forth and the sum of Five Thousand and Fifty Dollars ($5050.00) to us in hand paid by Sidney A. Lake of Marion county and State of Iowa, do hereby sell and convey unto the said Sindey A. Lake the following described premises situated in the county of Marion and State of Iowa, to wit: The North half of the South West Quarter of Section Three (3) except that part thereof on the north side of Whitebreast Creek, the part conveyed supposed to contain Fifty (50) acres more or less. Also commence at the North, West corner of the South West Quarter of the South West Quarter said Section Three (3) thence East one hundred (100) rods; thence South fifty two and three sevenths (52 3/7) rods; thence West one Hundred (100) rods; thence North fifty two and three sevenths (52 3/7) rods to place of beginning. Also commence at the North East corner of the South East Quarter of the South East Quarter of Section Four (4), thence South fifty two and three sevenths (52 3/7) rods; thence West Thirty nine (39) rods; thence North fifty two and three sevenths (52 3/7) rods; thence east thirty nine (39) rods to place of beginning; all in Township Seventy-five (75) Range Twenty (20) W. 5th P.M. containing 95 acres more or less. And we hereby convenant with the said Sidney A. Lake that we hold said premises by good and perfect title; that we have good right and lawful authority to sell and convey the same that they are free and clear of all liens and encum_____ whatsoever. And we convenant to warrant defend the said premises, against the lawful claims of all persons _ whatsoever. And the said Julia Bishop, Amanda E. Bishop, L.H. Aten and Jennie Bishop hereby relinquish all right of dower in and to the above described premises.
Signed this 27th day of November 1900
$5.50 A.W. Bishop Julia A. Bishop
Stamps S.S. Aten L.H. Aten
Cancls John Q. Bishop Amanda E. Bishop
C.H. Bishop Jannie Bishop

State of Iowa, Dallas, County, ss:
On this 27th day of November 1900, before me B. Batty a Notary Public within
and for said county personally came L.H. Aton Husband of S.S. Aten personally to me known to be the identical person whose name is affixed to the above instrument as grantor and acknowledged the execution of the same to be here voluntary act and deed for the purposes therein expressed in Testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name, affixed my official seal at Dexter Iowa on the date above written.

Seal B. Battey Notary Public
In and for Dallas County, Iowa

State of Missouri, County of Caldwell, ss:
On this 30th day of November, 1900, before me personally appears A.W. Bishop and Julia A. Bishop his wife to me known to be the persons described in and who executed the foregoing instrument and acknowledged that executed the same as their free act and deed. In testimony where of, I have hereunyo set my hand and affixed my official seal, at my office in Kingston the day and year first above written.
My term expires Jan. 27th 1902.
Seal Cyrus McLaughlin
Notary Public

State of Iowa, Marion County, ss:
On this 28th day of November and on the 4th day of December A.D. 1900 personally appeared S.S. Aten (whose husband is L.H. Aten and Jennie Bishop and Amanda E. Bishop his wife, C.H. Bishop and Jennie Bishop his wife
personally to me known to be the identical persons whose names are affixed to the foregoing instrument and severelly acknowledged the execution of the same to be their voluntary act and deed for the purpose herein expressed. In Testomony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my official seal at Knoxville, Iowa on the 4th day of December 1900.

Seal G.K. Hart Notary Public

By Beulah Charline (Anthony) Wilson, #7627 1969
Great Great Grandpa Bishop
He is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Knoxville, Ia.
James Bishop came from Ireland when he was 14 yrs. old to America. He had 2 brothers in New Hampshire.
His brothers had a chemical factory which was a gun powder factory. It was ground charcoal, salt peter and sulphur mixed together.
James Bishop never liked the chemical factory.
After the chemical factory he did furniture work.
He was born in Tyrone Co., Iniskiln, Ireland.
His parents got mackerel from near where they lived. There was an Island close. Many of the fishing boats were hand rowed. The Bishops dried and salted the fish. Even had smoked fish. The Bishops raised potatoes in Ireland.
James told his brothers he was not going to stay any longer. You see he had been "bound out" to his brothers.
One brother gave him $50.00 and he started from that.
He found work farther on in N. Hamp. The work was on the Wines plantation. The Wines were relatives to Lord Dudley's wife. England wouldn't let money out of Ireland to America so none of the Estate was never claimed by the Bishops.
James Bishop liked _______ Wines. Her father didn't like James. They eloped.
They went to Ohio.
They bought an oxen team. James and wife settled in eastern Ohio. Eastern Ohio was swampy and wet. They had to have rip rap roads which were hewn logs covered with sand, brush, etc.
Western Ohio was better so they went to O'Glaze Co. No rip rap roads in western Ohio for the oxen to mire into.
James Bishop was a money maker.
They left Ohio and come west to Iowa.
The first year they settled east of Knoxville.
The next move was to a 160 a. farm where the veterans Hospital is now. (in 1969)
The place lacked water. He was a great raiser of cattle. Learning about them in Ireland. His cattle had to be driven to White Breast Creek west a mile or two.
In the summer they would get thirsty again before they got home.
He sold the 160 a. and moved west of Knoxville to top of the White Breast Hill.
Until around 1967 the house remained and the gingerbread trimming on the house was still on it.
The house cost a little more than $300. The nails were the most expensive.
James family consisted of Abijah, John Quincy, Calvin and Samantha. (Married Lee Aten)
Abijah bought the Fee place which was across the road south of James farm. Wilbur Fee lives there now. (1969)
Abijah didn't care much about farming.
Abijah married Julia Fort. She had a sister Lena Fort who was a "sour puss." Abijah didn't like her. She lived with them.
Abijah bought 2 or 300 a. of land in Kingman Co. Missouri.
He bucked the board of trade.
His boys were poor managers.
Abijah became a broker. Julia worked against him as she would not sign the business papers after he did the business.
He became a civil judge. The state of Missouri had civil judges and criminal judges.
Abijah's children were Charley, Bert, Chester and Lilly.
He gave each child $50,000. Lilly married a husband who was no account. His name was Esteb. He was a traveling man.
Abijah told Uncle Glenn Bishop not to marry as he got into a mess and the women were no good. At 74 yrs. in 1969 Glenn was remaining a bachelor but has 2 sweethearts of many years.

Author and Date Unknown
John Quincy Adams Bishop was born to James & Sylvia;. He was born in Ireland, he being Scotch Irish, in Northern Ireland on a little farm near the little town of Iniskillen, in County Tyrone. He ran away from Ireland at the age of 12 and came to America where two older brothers were in New York City. His folks wanted him to come as the English put the Irish boys in the Army at an early age and didn't allow them to go to school. He couldn't read nor write when he came here and left his mother sick in bed in Ireland. He soon lost track of his brothers and never found them again, nor heard from his folks in Ireland. He drifted into New Hampshire and worked for Lulla's Great Grandfather, OllieSmail's 4th Great Grandfather, his children's 5th Great Grandfather Wines, and then he married Lulla's Grandmother, Sylvia Symantha Wines, who is Ollie Smail's 3rd Great Grandmother Wines, and his children's 4th Great Grandmother Wines. She taught him to read and write and they moved to Eastern Ohio and then to Oglaze County, Ohio. Then Lulla's Grandmother moved to Oglaze County also. Their family was born there and then they came to Iowa, Knoxville in 1855 by covered waggon. The Grandmother's mother was an English girl and a niece of old Lord Dudley, who was very wealthy. She ran away from England and came to Amirica so she didn't get any of her uncles wealth as they didn't let any money come out of England. Grandad Wines was quite well to do in his own right.

Fairy (Bishop) Anderson stated November 3, 1995 that James Bishop had a sandy beard and sandy colored hair.

Blanche Monica (Peters) Spencer wrote this info to Homer in a letter June 22, 1988.
Grandma Peters (Homer's Grandma) was half Jewish. Her Grandfather was the son of the union between the Dudleys and the Rothchilds, two of the wealthiest families of Great Britain (both of them Jews). that is Homer's great, great grandparents. They were both millionaires many times over. I wouldn't be surprised that some of those old castles belong in the family. I don't know how the Dudleys made their money but, the Rothchilds run the House of Rothchild which is one of the worlds larger banking firms today. (used to be only in Great Britain) but, in the last 50 years they have branched out to some of the other European nations. They live in Great Britain wherever the headquarters of the bank is - probably London. They are worth billions now.
There were other children in the family. I saw an article in a magazine a few years ago telling about the family and the bank. When Grandpa grew up he wanted to come to America. That would have divided the fortune so they forbid his coming but, he came anyway, so they disinherited him. They destroyed all the records of his birth or that he ever belonged to the family. After they were dead a few years he went back to England to try to claim some of the money but couldn't find any records. So he came back home. he said they thought more of their money than their kids and he didn't want them either. he had his name changed to Bishop. I don't know what his first name was or where they lived in the U.S.A.. One of the Grandpa's got to be a Methodist preacher and I think he was the one that maybe suggested the name

(At some time one of the castles in London was sold and Grandma Peters did receive some money from that sale).
Helen says that the money they received was used to put Blanche through College.

Karen Walker
Added by Karen Hill Walker on Sep 02, 2016 6:48 AM
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