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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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Gianna Lea Barrow
RE: Thank You!
George Dunn was my grandad.
Added by Gianna Lea Barrow on Oct 12, 2017 4:07 PM
Carrie (White) Ensminger
Brant Loid
Hi Mona, to further our discussion on Brant Loyd / Grant Loid. Could you please send me the information you have found?

Thank you, Carrie Ensminger
Added by Carrie (White) Ensminger on Oct 03, 2017 5:54 PM
Bennie White
Thanks so much, Mona! Great to hear from you again, too! And thanks also for all the work you have done on our MITCHAMS.
Added by Bennie White on Oct 02, 2017 2:13 PM
Bennie White
Hi, Mona! Been ironing out some kinks in my MITCHAM line and wondered if you had found a death cert for Martha Ann WALKER MITCHAM, d. 19 Sep 1924 (married Joseph Lee MITCHAM). Unable to find one.
Added by Bennie White on Sep 30, 2017 10:57 AM
Thank you so much for the transfer of my aunt and uncle, Robert and Ethel Jones! IARoots
Added by IARoots on Sep 29, 2017 9:00 AM
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
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