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Gary W. Royer (#46810734)
 member for 11 years, 1 month, 8 days
Melody Roswell
J.R. O'Harra
This one is James Reid or Reid O'Harra and is actually at Green Lawn Cemetery with his wife Rachel A. Cloud-O'Harra. This is the data that I have for him on Green Lawn Cemetery: O'Harra, James R 02/22/1810 01/05/1855 O'Harra, James (his father of course)
O'Harra, Rachael Ann 05/02/1813 03/31/1877 Cloud, Robert
This is his wife Rachel Ann Cloud James Reid O'Harra's wife...

PS: They only have them listed as being buried there and there is no grave marker for them but if you are interested enough you can make contact with Green Lawn and they can tell you a plot number and section as well. I do not have that information.

Added by Melody Roswell on Aug 10, 2015 10:20 PM

Karen Miles
Angeline & Sarah Nadenbush
Mr. Royer, Thanks so much for publishing the information and photos of the Old Franklinton Cemetery and the grave stone of Angeline and for memorializing Angeline and Sarah. My great, great, great grandmother Eliza Nadenbush Gaw was their sister. I visited the site a number of years ago from California and also took photos. Angeline died from complications of child birth in bearing her son James Van Pelt.
I appreciate your service in preserving the information on our departed ancestors by recording their gravestones.
Blessings on you.
Karen Miles

Added by Karen Miles on Apr 03, 2015 8:21 PM

Carol Allen
Lillie Gilpin and John Jack Rice are in my genealogy. Got them back to Abraham Rice and Keziah Cave!
Carol Hinson Allen

Added by Carol Allen on Sep 18, 2014 2:57 PM

RE: Risley Memorials
Hi Gary- Thanks so much for transferring the memorials. I really appreciate it. I will definitely keep the information about you organizing the effort to get a headstone for Jacob. That was a very kind thing for you to do. Best wishes for health and happiness in 2014! Best, Matt

Added by MSB on Jan 05, 2014 2:49 PM

Vicky Roark
RE: Mazie Hinton Jones #14424985

You are very welcome. Mazie's father, John Cox Hinton, is my 2nd g-grandfather. I have a Hinton tree on Let me know if you would like access to the tree. The research is part mine, part from G W Hinton's family history and the research of Phyllis Hinton Queen.


Added by Vicky Roark on Sep 20, 2013 5:49 PM

Vicky Roark
Mazie Hinton Jones #14424985
Please add links to Mazie's parents. Father is John C Hinton #34498788 and her mother is Mahala Wilson Hinton Barnes #43186534.

Thank you,
Vicky Hinton Roark

Added by Vicky Roark on Sep 19, 2013 9:01 PM

Shirley McElyea
I see you have a picture of the old post office in Franklinton and also known as the David Deardurff home (as the sign in front of the house says). That settles that discussion about the spelling of David's last name.
Who do I get in touch with to see abou getting a veterans monument put up for Jospeh Grate?
Again thanks for all the work you do.

Added by Shirley McElyea on Sep 14, 2013 9:13 AM

Scioto Cemetery
Hello Gary:
I was reading with interest the comments on the photos of Scioto Cemetery and was disgusted to read about the vandalism by three teens. I would be interested in more. Could you please email me privately? dianne_m43701 (at) Thanks for the consideration.

Added by Dianne on Jul 07, 2013 10:51 AM

After reading a Book.
I found this Cemetary after reading about it in a book written by a Marine who served in the Gulf War.
He was a kid who grew up in Franklinton and visited the cemetary often and taken in by the old soldiers buried there and their lost stories.
He grew up, was sent off to war, and had a greater understanding of the trial and sacrifices of those solders and came home from the war to visit the cemetary and pay his respect. Great story.

Braving the Fear: Rowdy Marines written by Columbus Author Douglas Foster.

Added by RipperK on Apr 11, 2013 11:58 AM

RE: Francis Moorehead
THANK YOU!! for the reply. Please keep me in mind.

Added by MJM on Jan 08, 2013 8:02 PM

RE: Francis Moorehead
Thank you for the reply and THANK YOU for caring about the Cemetery's need for attention. You truly are a very special person!

I first received the info that Francis MOORHEAD may be in the Salt Creek United Presbyterian Cemetery at lot #192. No luck finding him their under either last name spelling.

I did them locate him (MOOREHEAD) at your site. You may find him at #192. Just a thought ?
Thank you and keep up the great work.
Michael Moorhead

Added by MJM on Dec 23, 2012 10:02 AM

Francis Moorehead
Francis Moorehead (correct last name spelling my be Moorhead)

Francis Moorehead is listed on your site. Any information would be helpful including a picture of the Headstone.

Thank you in advance for any help.
Michael Moorhead

Added by MJM on Dec 22, 2012 1:10 PM

Memorial Updates and Transfers
Hello again Gary,

Thanks so much for transferring the memorial to me and thanks so much for your contributions to Find A Grave. It's people like you who make this adventure all worth it...


Added by #47687047 on Dec 12, 2012 7:01 PM

Shirley McElyea
Franklinton Cemetery
Hi Gary,
Don't know if I have said this before but if so I will say it again. Thank you for the job well done. I am a direct descendant of the Grate family and really appreciate your work for all the early pioneers of Franklinton.

Added by Shirley McElyea on Jul 08, 2012 8:58 AM

Shirley McElyea
RE: Grate family
Thank you so much for the memorial pavers. I think my sister sent me an article from the Columbus Dipatch about you a few years ago.
Thanks again.

Added by Shirley McElyea on May 13, 2012 11:53 AM

Shirley McElyea
Grate family
Hannah Grate's husband was Major Joseph Grate. They both now have memorial markers at the old Franklinton Cemetery.

Added by Shirley McElyea on May 08, 2012 2:02 PM

Old Country Roots
Hi David,

As I was linking up a child to her parents, I watched the link you have posted from tv. All I can say is Wow! We need more people like you, so that we give our ancestors the respect that they deserve. Thank you so much for what you do and for caring enough to take the time to do it.


Added by Old Country Roots on Mar 09, 2012 5:21 PM

Roslyn Roisman-Patchi
burial at Old Franklintown Cemetery
Hi Gary:

I was about to add a memorial to this cemetery for an ancestor of mine Jesse Landon. He was buried there in January of 1851. Once I saw all of your work I thought it would be best to write to you first. I'm uncertain whether you have photographed all of the stones or not. I'll wait to hear from you and hopefully get some suggestions on how to go about this unique situation given the fact that there are several Unknown memorials there.


Added by Roslyn Roisman-Patchi on Sep 02, 2011 5:37 PM

Old Franklinton Cemetery
Gary: Thank you so much for all your hard work preserving this cemetery. It's important that we preserve the memories of our forefathers, and what better way than to honor their final resting places? This isn't just about Columbus. Descendants of these people have migrated all over this great land of ours. It's about all of us and what kind of people we are; that we can take the time to show our appreciation and give thanks to those who made our lives, and lifestyles, possible. May they never be forgotten!

Added by SunCacher on May 12, 2010 6:51 AM

I came across your name on someones memorial and clicked on your added memorials and was taken in by your work. I can't think of the correct word that describes it but it caught my attention, all the unknowns and bits and pieces of headstones that you took the time to try and figure out what was inscribed on them. It just amazed me and i guess i'm looking for another word for "intrigued & fasinated" me. (I think i mispelled that)It sounds odd using those two words. But thank you for caring for the unknown persons that you listed. I had to leave several tokens because it touched my heart that there are unknown persons buried out there and no one knows who they are, but they were here at one time and it touches me that they are really not forgotten, thanks to you. I hope this makes some kind of sense, i am having a hard time expressing my feelings, but it's a heartfelt expression of my feelings. Take care and God Bless you in every way.

Added by Karen on Apr 13, 2010 10:56 PM

Lucinda Ball
Hi Gary-

I found the 6th child of Dr. John Ball (my great[x5]-grandfather), who is also buried at Old Franklinton Cemetery. Her name was Lucinda Ball and she died at age 19 on 5 Feb 1814. I created a memorial and placed a relationship link to Dr John Ball.

Source: The Columbus City Graneyards by Schlegel, 1985, pg 55. See the following URL for that book:

I also believe I know the parents of Dr John, being Lt. John Ball and Lucretia of Guilford, Connecticut. Also, Dr John's wife's name was Polly Rossman and not Matilda, who was actually the wife of another early Franklin County physician, Dr John M Edimston.¬es=&newtitle=Volume%20110%20Page%205

Added by MSB on Mar 19, 2010 4:03 PM

Thank you
Thank you Gary!

Added by MSB on Feb 14, 2010 9:13 AM

Lewis Risley's Parents
Hi Gary-

Long time, no chat. I was wondering if you could add Lewis Risley's parents to the relationship links. I found their burial plot in New Hampshire, along with Lewis' grandparents who are buried in the same cemetery. Asa Risley (41448612) & Ruth Badger Risley (41448653). Greandparents are Gershom & Esther Risley. Thanks. Matt

Added by MSB on Feb 13, 2010 8:38 PM

Thanks so much for updating the Lewis Risley memorial at Old Franklinton Cemetery. After a little more research, I also added memorials for his parents and grandparents at Smith Cemetery in Hanover, New Hampshire. Thanks again!

Added by MSB on Sep 02, 2009 8:20 PM

Captain Vance & son George

Thanks so much for your repair work on young George's tombstone and for being a volunteer caretaker. Your efforts are very much appreciated, believe me.

David Vance Finnell

Added by DVF on Jul 11, 2009 7:50 PM


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