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Lori H (#46621640)
 member for 10 years, 3 months, 9 days
Rosannah Bowen Varvel
I was very excited to see the post on your board!!! My gma is Gladys Varvel Johnson, d of James, gd of James VAN VARVEL ggd of Rosannah. She told her children she was an Indian princess! My uncle denied it but my mom & aunts agreed! I'd love to share info. Are you on

Added by Jean(C.J.Vought)Green on Jun 11, 2014 8:23 PM

M. Richards
Rosannah A.(nee Bowens) Varvel
I have attempted to contact you through the edit tab several times, it seems to have cliches.
Rosannah is my third great-grandmother. She was not the daughter of Mary "Polly" Dotson; nor was she the biological daughter of Daniel Boone Bowens. Daniel was married Before Mary. His first wife had two known sons by him and then in Spring of 1820 she was raped during an Indian raid on the family's cabin. Rosannah was the product of that rape, she was born 1 MAR 1821 at her granny's home in Virginia. After returning to Ohio with the baby; Rosannah's mother could not deal with the scorn from the rape and commited suicide within two years. Daniel was told by family and neighbors to give the girl back to the Indians. He did not and raised Rosannah as his own. If you have a DNA test done like many of my family, you should find you have Iroquois Indian blood in the mix.
I thought you might want to know this information to keep the record straight. My side have search for proof of this family lore for many decades. Our DNA and a termination of my third great-grandmother's Indian heritage circa 1903 helped confirm this family story (plus other things).
Blessings in all your endeavors,
Mary Richards

Added by M. Richards on May 19, 2014 5:25 PM

Margaret Pruitt Viator
I am a find a grave photographer and would like to meet other members in this area...

Added by Margaret Pruitt Viator on Apr 16, 2014 9:23 AM

B. Decker
RoseAnn Bowens
Mrs. Bowens is also my ggg-grandmother from the Varvel side, would like to find more information if you have time. Thanks!

Added by B. Decker on Jan 30, 2014 8:48 AM

Mary Downing-Mahan (gravehuntermary)
RE: Donald Weidle Memorial
Thanks, I will delete mine when I get the links done.

Added by Mary Downing-Mahan (grave... on Dec 17, 2013 3:24 PM

M. Richards
RE: Roseanna Bowen Varvel
Lori, that is fine. I'm not trying to gain numbers just sort of trying to uniform the families' memorials with correct information, possibly add family lore here and there. I will send you info and photos I would like added to her memorial, after the New Year. If you want you can add all/ part of the information and I will post the photos you approve. Wishing a Blessed Holiday Season to you and yours. Mary

Added by M. Richards on Dec 11, 2013 8:25 AM

M. Richards
RE: Rose Varvel
Lori, which one of her children do you descend from? I understand about the transfer, no bad feelings. We (Varvel descendants) are trying to link the family to make it easier for present day and future relatives to locate them and which branch is which, especially with so many like names. You and yours have a Blessed Christmas.

Added by M. Richards on Dec 24, 2012 7:28 AM

Gone But Not Forgotten
John W Routzong 74549419
I noticed you left a message for Eric Schultz (#47710899) thanking him for the picture for John W Routzong 74549419.
John W Routzong 74549419 is my relative, are you also related?

Added by Gone But Not Forgotten on Jul 23, 2012 10:08 AM

Ruth Lyons
Dear Lori~~~

Are you a life-long fan of "Mother's", the same as I am??? I'm afraid Ruth's followers are getting more and more scarce, though the turn-out at last Fall's reception introducing the newest DVD on her life's work was very well-attended, as I've heard. I watched The 50/50 Club as far back as I can remember and the late Bruce A. (who contributed to findagrave as well as several of the audio/video biographies on Ruth Lyons made in Cincinnati--his name is mentioned on the sleeves) shared such warm memories of growing up to her show; I still cry when I hear her Christmas music, I give every year to the Children's Christmas Fund and I mourn her passing (and the passing of an era), almost as a 2nd mother! I'm 60, probably one of the younger fans of Miss Lyons'. I hope to hear from you and your feelings about her and the gang from The 50/50 Club! Blessings always, Joan Peckham Korber

Added by Joan on Jul 12, 2012 1:59 PM

Sue Ann Harfst
RE: Robert Bruce
You are very welcome. This is one of the oldest graves I have photographed for a request. I was very taken with the lovely carving on his marker.

This particular cemetery is fortunate in that the water they use for sprinklers is very pure, and does not leave deposits on the stones, nor does it degrade them. They are also blessed with no vandalism. For such old stones, this cemetery is full of remarkably well-preserved ones. It is quite unusual, in this area with mostly limestone-loaded water. Very nice.

Sue Ann

Added by Sue Ann Harfst on Jun 06, 2012 7:36 PM

RE: Jarrett Johnson
Do you have a Polly A Johnson in your tree?
She is buried at the New Market Baptist Cemetery. I took a picture of this head stone also. If she is related, please post and I will add the picture.

Added by Mary on Jun 06, 2012 4:30 PM

Dave Davisson
RE: Marshall McBride
I meant to trasnfer this to you the other day, I put a few notes in the biography, please correct/adjust as you see fit of course since he is your family. Glad you found him!

Added by Dave Davisson on May 15, 2012 10:18 AM

Dave Davisson
RE: Marshall McBride
Thanks for the added information.

Added by Dave Davisson on May 08, 2012 3:27 PM

Alice P.
RE: Alice Ross Flanders
Hi Lori,
You are very welcome. I'm always sorry when the loved one doesn't have a stone, that's why I "make" them one. If you would prefer to just have the picture with only the flowers, please let me know and I will be happy to remove her "marker".
Hope you have a great day,
Alice (also) :-)

Added by Alice P. on May 06, 2012 2:05 PM

Jean Powell
RE: Amanda Zimmerman Weddle
we have a C Saylor Zimmerman married Florinda A Glaze, their daughter; Ina married Raymond Mullendore, his parents were George & Mary A (Shaffer) Mullendore. Mary was a sister, to my Great Grandmother, Catherine E Shaffer who married Josiah Shaffer. Catherine & Mary's parents were Isaac & Susannah (Lindenmuth). I'll look into all the Zimmerman's interred there & see who I can find. Talk to you soon. Jean

Added by Jean Powell on Apr 02, 2012 1:36 PM

Jean Powell
RE: Amanda Zimmerman Weddle
There are a ton of Zimmermans interred @ Fairview Cemetery in Gratis & West Alexandria, in Sugar Grove these are all in Preble County and some in Germantown. I have taken most of the Zimmerman's headstone photos, don't have them all posted yet. Let me know if you have any more that you're looking for. My family married into the Zimmerman family. Thanks, Jean

Added by Jean Powell on Apr 02, 2012 11:19 AM

David G. Briggs
RE: Albert Jacks
You are most welcome! Glad I could help you.
Dave B.

Added by David G. Briggs on Mar 24, 2012 8:33 PM

Eric Schultz
RE: John Routzong gravesite
No problem. There is a headstone right beside his. I took a picture. I couldn't make the picture out very good. I think it says "Eliza, Wife of J.W. Routzong, died Jan 26 1886, Aged 24? years 8 months 28 days" If it's info you need or want to add, I can stop back out there and take a closer look. The cemetery is walking distance from my house.

Added by Eric Schultz on Feb 07, 2012 7:09 PM

RE: Barnes Family
You're welcome. I'm glad I could help. :)


Added by Marcia1061 on Nov 09, 2011 10:15 AM

RE: Susannah Armstrong
Hi Lori. You're welcome. Can you verify the death date for me.

Added by Willis on Oct 08, 2011 8:38 AM

Steve Mullinix (Crypt Keeper)
RE: photo of William Hamilton's Gravesite
It was my pleasure, glad I could help.

Added by Steve Mullinix (Crypt Ke... on Sep 16, 2011 1:31 PM

Catharine Emert
Information added to memorial, Thank you for providing it!

Added by genealogyfever on Jun 13, 2011 8:37 AM

RE: McLain Armstrong
Lori, you are very welcome. I am glad that I could help. I know you have a lot of family in Pleasant Hill so if you would like me to transfer any of the memorials to you, don't hesitate to send over a request for them. I would be more than happy to do it.



Added by Willis on Apr 25, 2011 9:33 PM

Samuel Marling
Well Lori, 4 years and 6 days to fill your request but its done! It was Samuel. I was not able to find any sign of Esther being buried there. YAY!

Have a great day!


Added by Willis on Apr 23, 2011 8:34 PM

RE: Simon Shoemaker
Thank you and you are very welcome.


Added by Alice on Oct 16, 2010 8:21 AM


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