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Goldrush (#47418713)
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I am able to send photos of grave markers in the Buena Vista Cemetery in Murphys, CA if you need them. I also will do genealogical look-ups for people searching for ancestors who were in Calaveras County in the 1800s or later.
I follow the Findagrave rule on transferring memorials so please make sure you are a direct descendant, within 4 generations, before making the request.
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Cemetery Haunter
Billy Shippy
Then our husbands are cousins! Have you had any luck tracing Shippee/Shippey/Shippie/Shippy in England?

Judy - Cemetery Haunter.
Added by Cemetery Haunter on Aug 04, 2017 10:51 AM
Re: the Scott Family
Maureen --

Thank you so much!

Ah, sounds like Dayton inquiries -- our H.S. Historian is primarily the person that contacts those that have sent genealogical queries. Being relatively small, all info requests are fielded by one person.

Great! Thank you so much -- I'd appreciate a look-up. I know from my obit research, the earlier deaths were more than likely to have death notices only -- but, if the family was relatively well known in the community, sometimes an obit was written. Since the Scotts were early arrivals to Murphys, their pioneer status set them apart. If you ever need an obit lookup for northern Nevada, I'll be more than happy to do so -- I do extensive newspaper research at our State Library in Carson City... Also, when I'm done adding info to my satisfaction for Mary Ann (mother), I will be transferring the memorial to you. She should rightfully be managed by you, as a Buena Vista trustee.

I have the Scott brothers arriving at Murphy's in the early 1850's, but I noticed a listed researcher (Pamela) on CGS has John and William arriving in 1849. Would there be any way to contact her? I clicked on her name but no contact info was given...

Thank you but no, don't send a town map -- I just added your explanation of the family house being on Scott Street.

Now, I don't have a M.A. Scott related to William, John, James and Mary Ann -- I don't think he's a relative....

Do you ever get to the Recorders office? If so, I have a marriage date look-up request for James and Mary (Cooper) Scott, who were married in Calaveras County in 1872. If it requires a special trip, then don't even consider it...

I have finished John Scott's information, and have left all, for the moment, on his memorial #59115400. I feel confident that this bio sketch is as correct as it can be, and is a summary of his life after leaving Murphys (he owned/paid taxes on land at Murphys, but was in Dayton by 1870, sourced by the U.S. Censuses, marriage, et all). If you would like to copy and add to your CSG information, I would only ask that you credit the Historical Society Dayton Valley (HSDV) as the provider and original repository of the information. I'm the researcher but our HSDV holds the info in our Research Library....

Yes, these notes are SO long that it would be better to send via email:

I am Karen Howe and a member of the HSDV.

I have credited you on John's bio sketch -- may I use your name or would you prefer Goldrush?

Added by Karen on Jun 26, 2017 11:38 AM
Re; The Scott family
I have FINALLY gotten to the Scott family and am currently correcting and adding information for John Scott as well as your info. Now, should I ask you to do the look-up for Mary A. Scott's obit, or should I send a request to the Calaveras Genealogy Society. I'm also interested to see if a Scott family biography is held in the CSCG archives.

I do not want to impose on you, so would certainly appreciated you telling me whom I should contact.

Added by Karen on Jun 25, 2017 8:48 PM
Hank Miller
Lilith Land Russell
I followed a link via Ancestry and it was interesting to see the photo of the headstone for my grandmother Lilith Russell Ne Land at the Buena Vista Cemetery in Murphys, CA
Her brother Leslie purchased the plot and headstone for her and apparently didn't tell others in the family. When she died in 1963 in Santa Cruz, my aunt had her ashes interred at what is now Santa Cruz Memorial, (Oddfellows then) where they are to this day. So, despite the headstone, she is not buried in the Buena Vista Cemetery.

Hank Miller
Added by Hank Miller on Jun 20, 2017 5:07 PM
Adelaide Goodell
Thanks very much for reaching out to me with your suggestions for edits to her findagrave record. I made some changes based on your thoughts, and added a bit of info that I've collected since I posted the original entry.

I see you found the Stockton Hospital records. If you read the other entries on the page describing her admittance and attempts to leave, it's pretty devastatingly sad. Doesn't seem to have taken much to get locked up.

Are you a Goodell?
I'm Adelaide's 4th great grand-daughter, if I'm counting correctly.

Thanks again.
Best regards
Added by cwallis on Jan 16, 2017 1:27 PM
Mshmc5 Rankin
RE: Rankin/Reister/Osborn/Whittle/Quigg
I would appreciate any photos or info you may have on the Rankin,Osborn, Reister,Whittle ,Quigg ,kent familes all of my grandparents are buried in the Angels Camp, Altaville,San Andreas,Lockird areas. Thank you! You can also reach me at if you choose to.

Mike Rankin
Added by Mshmc5 Rankin on Sep 20, 2016 5:17 PM
Valerie May McDonald Boxall Franklin
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i see you have found my great grandfather Jefferson Davis Boxall, but i'm looking for my great great grandfather William Boxall. he died the same year as Jefferson his son and and his mother Ella M Callahan Boxall did not died until 1915. and William is not buried with Sara jefferson mother. could you help me find where they could be buried? alson looking for Adrain Delmer Boxall jefferson other son, i have record of Adrain D Boxall being cremated and the cremation sent to his brother Charles E, Boxall on 07/07/1926.

Thank you for anything you could find.

Valerie May (McDonald) (Boxall) Franklin #49023701
Added by Valerie May McDonald Boxa... on Jun 09, 2016 8:38 PM
Still seeking
RE: Jefferson J. Davis family
The past is the past. I wouldn't be here today if it didn't happen. The past is interesting, good or bad. Thanks for all your help. I am also interested in knowing where Jefferson and Florence dau. went. She would be the half-sister of my g-grandmother Ethel Alta (Davis) Baker. If she ended up marrying and having children they could be relatives I don't know anything about.
Added by Still seeking on May 21, 2016 11:24 AM
Cal Mason
Nettie Margaret Mason Viesinor
Hello, thank you for taking the time to make a memorial for Nettie Margaret Mason Viesinor. I think that she could be a great aunt of mine. On the memorial for her is listed her obituary. In the obituary is mentioned that she had testified againts her parents in a trial 2 years earlier. Do you have any more info on the trial? What paper did this appeared in? I want to follow up to see if her parents are named. Thank you for taking the time to read this email. Cal Mason
Added by Cal Mason on Apr 05, 2016 2:33 PM
Linda Herman
RE: Edward Stickle
Thank you, that is so kind of you.
I had emailed the archives with the email address that you had and it had come back....found another email address and tried that one but it came back too. I then phoned them and left a message but have not heard back from them yet.

Edward's brother George died March 5, 1907 also in Angel Town. If you have the time could you look for an obit for him.

I find both George and Edward in the 1855 census in Mariposa, CA and then in the 1870 census in Township 8, Calaveras.

It is interesting that the article says his father was born Maryland and his mother New York. I believe his father too was born in New York in Dutchess County. I think he is the son of Frederick (Friederich) Peter Stickle 1737-1831 and Elizabeth Hummel. I have a Dutch Reform baptism for him:

Name George Stikkel
Gender Male
Event Type Baptism
Birth Date 10 Aug 1789
Baptism Date 12 Sep 1789
Baptism Place Reyn Beeck (now Red Hook), Dutchess, New York, USA
Household Members
Name Age
George Stikkel
Elisabeth Hummel
Friderich Stikkel

Frederick is the son of Nicholas J. Stickle b.c. 1701 and Anna Margaretha Drom, the are the originators of the Dutchess County Stickle group. Glad to share with anyone who is interested in them.

Your help is much appreciated.

Linda Herman
Added by Linda Herman on Feb 17, 2016 3:18 PM
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