|Jane Foster||RE: John Walker Davis|
I just found your e-mail regarding Old Salem Cemetery. I have not been able to do any cemetery info work for a few years because of my husband's poor health. Hope to get back to it now. If I can help you in any way, just let me know. Did you ever get Mr. Buck's phone # ? I thought I had it. Will try to get it again. He does not have any paper records for the cemetery. I tried at the Lacon court house but all they had was a record of who purchased the cemetery lots - not who was buried there. Many of the stones have disappeared and many are unreadable. I just learned that there are more over the fence line. So guess I'll be going back out there sometime in the near future. I went there originally looking for some of my husband's ancestors. Turned out they were not there. Turned out to be quite a project to compile. I used the stones themselves plus a couple of old paper lists. Jane Foster
|Richard Davis||Davis in Old Salem cemetery|
Have you found any additional information on the Davis family members in the Old Salem Cemetery outside of Lacon IL?
John W, Thomas H and Julia are relatives of mine. I suspect there are others but their markers are gone.
Thanks so much!
|Helen ||Davis Family|
The Davis in Old Salem Cemetery are my third great grandparents, my great uncle William Gaston Davis is buried there, and more Davis family members.
Added by Helen on Apr 20, 2015 10:17 AM
|Jane Foster||RE: Old Salem Cemetery|
Lori, I looked in our local phone book but there is no Buck listed. The cemetery is south of Lacon so he may have a Lacon phone number. Or he might even be unlisted. He took over caring for the cemetery from his father. He showed me a board where he has made a map of recent burials. There are no paper records. I even went to the Lacon courthouse but all they have is a record of who purchased the plot - not who is actually buried there. It is a shame that so much history has been lost. I originally went there looking for some of my husband's ancestors. Finally found them in Presbyterian Cemetery near LaRose.
|Jane Foster||John Walke Davis|
Lori, The obit for his wife states that John died 12 years prior to her death (making it 1899).
|Trisha Burney||Harry Ronald Johnston|
I am looking for pictures and information on my grandpa Harry. His mom was Anna Marie Crew and his dad was Judson Johnston.
|Barbara Wendler||sorry lori|
The message was left for Jason since he created the page, Warren is my father and Rosie crew my mother, so any thing I wrote here pertains to Jason Trainor. lots of things he has put in family tree is wrong,. and just want him to know to correct it. Russ Crew was his great uncle. not his uncle. He was my mothers brother .........sorry should made sure jasons name was on there but since he created the page it was noted for him
sorry not Nellie, Lori
George is my Uncle, my Mother is Mary. I lived in Streator mostly. Never Really New that Russ was married twice. I only knew of Aunt Nellie. Ya i miss my grandma, from what i remember, didn't get to know her that well, like the other grandkids
|Jason Trainor||RE: Crew|
He;s My great uncle
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