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Jan Bellard (#47390146)
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Bio Photo I live quite a distance from where my ancestors lived, so I am grateful for the assistance of folks on this website for information that I can't get to!

My Boughter, Kreider and Landis families lived in the Lebanon, Pennsylvania area. The Bellards were from Trumbull and Mahoning counties in Ohio. The Moyers and Mooks lived in the Sandusky/Bellevue area in Ohio.

On my mother's side, the Meils came to the Cleveland area from Westray, Orkney Islands and the McLarens were from Kilmarnock, Scotland. The Thorntons and Abels go back to revolutionary war times in New Hampshire and Connecticut respectively and came west to Painesville, Ohio. The Rickett family was from Allen County, Indiana.

I currently live in Rockingham county, North Carolina. I am happy to go into the woods to find "lost" cemeteries here.

Some of the marker photos I took with my old camera are not as clear as they could be. If you would like me to retake any with my new improved camera, let me know.
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RE: McLarens in High Kirk Churchyard
I will send a photo of the map that shows the location of the stone tonight
Added by Pixturmn on Jan 29, 2017 4:34 PM
RE: McLarens in High Kirk Churchyard
As you can see, the grass was close around the stone. It is still there, just covered up. I will try to find the location of it for you.
Added by Pixturmn on Jan 29, 2017 12:49 PM
RE: McLarens in High Kirk Churchyard
The photo was taken about 10 years ago by James Adam. The stone may no longer be there but it was then. It is also listed in the MI directory for Kilmarnock/ Loudoun. Perhaps they were not looking in the right location. I believe the directory has a map for all the stone locations. Allot of the high kirk stones are covered with grass
Added by Pixturmn on Jan 29, 2017 12:44 PM
RE: McLarens in High Kirk Churchyard
Your welcome, I entered all the burials and stones for low and high churchyards in Kilmarnock so people would be able to trace their ancestors .
Added by Pixturmn on Jan 23, 2017 3:10 PM
John Cahill
RE: William Bootwright
there were two Williams here and I accidently did yours first and had to delete.

sorry for the may need to resubmit a request for the right photo

Take care

Added by John Cahill on Oct 02, 2016 1:05 PM
Kenneth Fawcett
James McCollum

The photo you took of James McCollum's (Memorial # 70362146)is proof that the McCollum cemetery exists THANKS. His parents were David McCollum and Massie Lanier David owned more than 1000 acres of land, from the Dan River, Jacobs Creek to a point near Giffing and Smothers Mill. David is buried on this property in another McCollum Family Grave yard not far from the cemetery you photographed.

Any chance you can find it? If you are to busy I understand. One set of directions places it on the south end of New Bethel Church Road (#2361) near the Thomas McCollum House. David's son "Robin" P McCollum is the only son son to remain on the farm, and he is buried there with his wife Nancy Williams, she is daughter of William Wheelwright Williams. David's son Thomas who was born in 1792 and died young and single is also buried in this cemtery next to his mother and there is a field stone with Thomas carved in it for him. David is my 4th Great Grandfather. A local historian I met when I was in Wentworth several yaers ago said that the property is still owned by a McCollum but that he is getting quite old and I fear that he may have passed by now. Hope this will give you enough information to find the cemetery.
Added by Kenneth Fawcett on Sep 27, 2016 4:52 PM
Jan, I don't mind transferring at all. I am just sick and tired of these people who request transfers when they refuse to transfer unless it is within Find A Grave guidelines. I transfer if all they are were friends. Barb
Added by Ghostdigger2 on Jul 20, 2016 2:52 PM
Joseph & Viola
Jan, I offered to quickly. I should have ask if you transfer freely as well, since that is what I do. I see nothing in your bio to indicate what your choices are. Please let me know. Barb
Added by Ghostdigger2 on Jul 18, 2016 3:12 PM
Joseph Smith
I have corrected everything I think - I transfer freely if you would like to have this memorial. Barb
Added by Ghostdigger2 on Jul 12, 2016 9:13 AM
RE: Tod Lewis
Sorry about the error. The date of 10 Dec 1929 is the date of burial according to cemetery records.
Added by HMartin on Dec 22, 2015 12:14 PM
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