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Granny Kate (#46990824)
 member for 8 years, 3 months, 5 days
Larry & Nancy Brooks
RE: Percifield - Tibbitts
We are not related to either names. We belong to Topeka Gen. Society and as such, we have access to the cemetery books that were published by our members which includes every cemetery in Shawnee County dating from inception to the 1970's. So we entered every name that hadn't already been entered on FindAGrave. We knew that there were mistakes in spelling but we are trying to get the names out there so that relatives such as you can tell us when we have made mistakes.
We also read old newspaper obituaries and find information in them such as maiden names, dates, and try to enter them if the manager will allow. We enjoy doing this work and feel that it is helping some researchers to find some of their ancestors. Nancy & Larry

Added by Larry & Nancy Brooks on Jan 05, 2016 6:54 AM

Larry & Nancy Brooks
Tibbitts at Pleasant Hill
Thank you for correcting us. We have deleted all the "Tibbits" at Pleasant Hill. The record book that I have was incorrect so I have corrected it as well.

Added by Larry & Nancy Brooks on Jan 04, 2016 7:13 AM

P. Eadie
RE: Edward L Barnes picture
No, I am not related to the Barnes Family. I just took the photos as requested. Good luck with your research. Pat

Added by P. Eadie on Oct 15, 2015 10:10 AM

Isabelle Howard
Thank you for linking Isabelle's spouse to her memorial. I appreciate it.

Valerie Williams

Added by Valerie on Jun 23, 2015 11:10 PM

Joy Skipper Cornwell
RE: Andrew Gray update
Oh, you are welcome. Georgia Neese is a distant cousin. My mother was a Neese and I followed the trail for the complete connection.

Added by Joy Skipper Cornwell on Dec 27, 2014 2:22 PM

Ancestor Hunter
Coberly family at Ridgeway Cemetery
Thank you for taking the time to establish these family memorials. The headstone photo is fantastic and is very much appreciated! Cindy

Added by Ancestor Hunter on Oct 20, 2012 5:27 PM

Ancestor Hunter
Joseph Coberly # 26529102
Thank you for transferring Joseph to me! Cindy

Added by Ancestor Hunter on Oct 18, 2012 9:55 AM

David Easter
Jacob N. Easter
Thank you so much for the great pic.
Much appreciated!
Dave Easter

Added by David Easter on Aug 11, 2011 8:09 AM

David McDowell
RE: Thank You
Hi Granny Kate ... that is awesome ... To give you some history ...Mary Ann Hertsel was born in Ohio around 1823 ..Her maiden name was Mary Ann Triplett ... she married Jesse Hertsel in 1840 and moved to Whitley County Indiana ... Jesse died Dec 25, 1864 in Whitley County ...sometime between 1864 and 1880 she moved to Mission Creek Twp Kansas and lived with her daughter's family, Charles & Delia Allen ... she had brought her 3 or 4 youngest (of 11 )children with her ... after 1880 four of her children show back up in Cass County Indiana ...All of them added a "l" to the spelling of thier last name making it Hertsell instead of Hertsel ... Mary Ann does not show up in Indiana at all ...I am speculating that after her death and perhaps Delia's death in 1889 the rest of the family relocated ...I have been searching for Mary Ann for quite a while ... BTW ..I am the soul decendent of 5 generations of only children from Mary Ann's youngest child ...Jesse C. Hertsell ... Any information you can find will be greatly appreciated ... Dave

Added by David McDowell on Aug 10, 2011 7:49 AM

David McDowell
Thank You
Hi Granny Kate ... Thank you for the pictures of the Charles and Delia Allen memorial ... I am tracking my family ..One person in particular I can't find is Delia's mother ...She moved to Kansas and was living with Delia in 1880 at Mission Creek Twp outside of Alma Kansas .... You verified the location of Delia at the time of their passing for me ,,I now need to find out what happened to her mother (my GGGG Grandmother ...Her name is Mary Ann Hertsel b-abt 1823 ...died ? ... Thank you again, Dave

Added by David McDowell on Aug 10, 2011 6:55 AM

Robin (Bolda) Wilson
Joy A. Meler Millard
Thank you for your wonderful pictures.


Added by Robin (Bolda) Wilson on Aug 09, 2011 7:02 PM

Robert Hill
Starrett family
Wow that was quick !!

They are all linked up back to Joseph and Anne Gabby Morrison Starrett. Thanks again. If you want her back just ask. First let me see what info I have to transfer.


Added by Robert Hill on Jun 25, 2011 6:57 PM

Fred Lane
Thank you for getting Fred Lane's photo and posting in on this site. I appreciate it very much.
Thank you for being a part of

Added by Gina on Apr 18, 2011 12:46 PM

Rodger Schlink
RE: Charles Schlink
My 2nd great grandfather was Valentine Schlink. I do not know why the family spelled the name Volentine in latter generations. They may just wanted to be different. You can transfer the file to me if you want. This branch of the family all goes to back to the Peoria Il area, where the settled after coming over from Germany in 1832. Thank You.

Added by Rodger Schlink on Feb 14, 2011 3:11 PM

Vine Cemetery
Hi Granny Kate,

I'll be happy to give you the information I have about Vine Cemetery. I believe that Vine Cemetery was also known as Iles Cemetery.

I wrote this up for

This story was sent to me in an email by a Denton genealogist. He was the same person who sent me the pictures of the gravestones.

Those pictures [of the gravestones of George and Leah Junkerman Ruble] were taken by a man with Ruble/Frasure connections. He was visiting Hocking County from out of state one weekend and took pictures of every Ruble and Frasure marker he could find. Finding the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, where many Rubles are located, was easy. Not so The Iles/Vine Cemetery.

He asked around town but got no help in locating the cemetery. Finally he went to the local mortuary and asked. The man was reluctant to tell him anything, but finally said it was privately owned and no one was allowed to go there. And . . . naturally the elderly woman who owned the land had a shotgun.

The visiting photographer found the woman's home. She wasn't there, but her grown son was, and he said she would not let anyone on the property, and "Did I mention the shotgun?" including the added detail about what a good shot she was.

However, as most genealogists know, persistence pays: the interloper was able to talk to the woman when she got home. Naturally she was adamant about not allowing him "up there." They talked about the man's ancestors, and she knew about them. Still she wouldn't let him go. So back again he went the next day and talked with her some more. Finally she agreed to take him up the hill where he shot the pictures, promising he would never reveal to anyone the location. -end-

I hope this isn't disappointing news. I fear that those gravestones are no longer there, but I don't know that for a fact. I believe I received these photos in about 2005, but I don't know when they were originally taken. Of course it's even possible that by now the land is owned by someone who is more willing to let people view the cemetery, as they are supposed to do.

I'd love to learn what you find!

All the best,

Added by labwriter on Aug 08, 2010 12:50 PM

Averill L. Coffman
I added Jack Mills' mother-in-law Averill, but could not add the family link to her. Averill's number is Find A Grave Memorial# 54998371

Added by Robert on Jul 15, 2010 7:55 PM

Rich Clingman
RE: findagrave - Barrett
Granny Kate,

Thank you so much for your work. I don't know where I got the information on Luther's burial. I'll have to research that again. I'm sorry for the delay in responding, I've been out of town.


Added by Rich Clingman on Feb 08, 2010 12:17 AM

Russ Ottens
Jacob & Mary Chubb
Thanks so very much for the photos of the graves of Jacob and Mary Shutt Chubb. Jacob was my 1st cousin 3 times removed. Thanks to your photo, I can now correct some errors I had in my genealogy files. I sincerely appreciate your kindness, time, and effort!

Russ Ottens, Tifton, GA

Added by Russ Ottens on Feb 05, 2010 6:01 AM

Leslie and Olive Payne photos
Thank you for the great headstone photos. I really appreciate your time and effort.
Jim Taylor

Added by Jim on Feb 04, 2010 5:40 PM

Elisha Lewis
Thank you SO much for taking the picture of my great grandma's grave. God Bless!

Added by Elisha Lewis on Feb 03, 2010 3:38 PM

James Sims
Wanda DeRosia
Thank you for taking the photo. God bless you. James Sims

Added by James Sims on Jan 29, 2010 5:42 PM

geraldine laughery perry
Glanville graves
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Wiley Glanville was my Great Uncle.

Added by geraldine laughery perry on Jan 29, 2010 4:30 PM

Tom Kesler
David Brelsford
You're welcome.

Tom Kesler

Added by Tom Kesler on Sep 21, 2008 6:35 PM

Glad the other names were a help. There are several Brelsford in Fletcher Cemetery.

I also found the William (1846-1906), Sarah (1853-1947)& Carrie (died Sept. 5, 1893 aged 14Y 3M & 3Ds) Brelsford family in Sugar Grove Cemetery in West Alexandria, Ohio.


Added by Lulabell on Aug 03, 2008 3:19 PM

Anna Brelsford was buried with D.M. & Frances Brelsford so I added their stones also.


Added by Lulabell on Aug 02, 2008 5:16 PM


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