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David Shipley (#47026920)
 member for 6 years, 10 months, 18 days
Teresa L. Thompson
RE: Thompson Family Graves, Lincoln Memorial, Prince George, MD
Will do, David! Thanks so much for recording and taking care of their memorials.

Added by Teresa L. Thompson on Apr 14, 2015 4:49 AM

Thomas Murray
RE: Harriet Jane Davenport
Hello again:

I have added the photos to complete the grave sites you requested.

Just in passing, the 2 years I have been doing genealogy have benefited my knowledge of history in general, and I now know more about Londonderry History just in those last 2 years than the other 34 I have been living here. (Willey's has helped significantly-there is an original copy in the archives in Londonderry)
You have quite an historical influence here in town, and to mention just one, the newest over 55 home development is simply named "The Nevins". There are many other names too numerous to mention, but please let me know if I can help. I can appreciate the cost of Ancestry. Fortunately my son gives me a subscription each year for my birthday, but the expense does not go unnoticed.

Just one final mystery for me--do you know why the Shipley graveyard was renamed Valley Cemetery?

All for now,

Added by Thomas Murray on Nov 21, 2014 4:16 PM

Memories of You
RE: Robert Gregg, Valley Cemetery, Londonderry NH
No problem! I figured Willey could have easily been wrong as you, but you would know. Glad to help. :)

Added by Memories of You on Nov 21, 2014 3:57 PM

Thomas Murray
RE: Harriet Jane Davenport
Let me know when you are ready and if you need to correspond by a private email?


Added by Thomas Murray on Nov 18, 2014 4:57 PM

Thomas Murray
Harriet Jane Davenport

I was able to locate her resting place along with her husband Eddie H (1869-1943) and presumably their child Nevins Davenport(1909-1975).
Let me know the applicable Find-A-Grave memorials you would like these photos added to. At your leisure.

Tom Murray

Added by Thomas Murray on Nov 15, 2014 11:38 AM

Thanks so much!
I just discovered your great history accompanying Lydia Browne Lakin and wanted to extend my gratitude to you.

all the best!

Added by beegolden on Aug 25, 2014 6:46 AM

RE: Photo of Shipleys, Springfield Cemetery
The third stone reads, "MARGARET SHIPLEY/ DIED MARCH 18, 1903".

This burial was not picked up by John P. O'Connor because it is not recorded in the Cemetery's Lot Diagrams (his source). The Burial Records, however, indicate that "Margaret S. Irwin" was buried in that lot (Monument Ave., Lot # 2397, Head north) on March 21, 1903 (Burial # 9349, Bk04_9841). This is Margaret Shipley Irwin, age 32-01-19, b. Southbridge, MA, daughter of Stephen P. Irwin, Jr. & Elizabeth N. Weeks. Margaret Shiplet Irwin was the niece of Margaret H. (Weeks) Shipley.

Go ahead and create a memorial for Margaret; I'll post a picture of the gravestone.

Added by OnlyMe on Aug 20, 2014 2:27 PM

RE: Photo of Shipleys, Springfield Cemetery
Yes, I see. I will get to the Cemetery today, if it stops raining. There is no third grave indicated in the Cemetery's lot diagram...nor is there a third Shipley for that lot in the Index Cards. The first grave occupied was Joseph Shipley. Margaret was buried next (after she died, of course).

I, too, am curious about the third stone!

The original photo requests were made by Pat [Patricia Gilliland] Devoti, of St. Louis, MO (, Find A Grave # 46850834). Only the graves of Margaret and Joseph were requested. The third stone was not linked or known at that time.

A copy of Index Cards, Lot Diagram and Deed can be emailed to you, if you'd like.

Added by OnlyMe on Aug 17, 2014 2:37 AM

And I'm not religious, but in that context, I wholeheartedly agree with your priorities as stated in your bio, which I stumbled upon via an upload of common interest.

Philip in NYC

Added by pkarchs on Jul 09, 2014 4:05 AM

Michelle Z. Mosgrove
Leslie Maynard Zook INQUIRY
Hello, In interested in finding out any information about Leslie Maynard Zook Sr and his son Leslie M Zook Brown. I am trying to do ancestry charts for my grandchildren whose great grandfather was Leslie M Zook Brown. The best records I have found are from your site, listing Evelyn as Zook Sr.'s first wife and the three boys. My son-in-law has only a very sketchy background about his grandfather, Leslie Maynard Zook Jr. Brown. He actually was told that he was 1/2 Native American Indian. We were able to establish Cherokee heritage on his maternal grandmother's side. The information and Census records from do not record any Native American Heritage from the paternal Zook side. However, that is not uncommon considering American History. The relatives that knew his grandfather Zook jr. Brown and Zook Sr. said they were hard men to know and didn't share much about them. Any information would be appreciated. Sincerely, Michelle

Added by Michelle Z. Mosgrove on May 23, 2014 8:45 PM

Randy Pierce
RE: Mary Pierce Lund, Walton Cemetery

A belated thank you for the connection made. I have managed to find the Pierce lines with a pretty good accuracy rate until I get into the late 1600's. If I can help link anything else for you, please let me know. My tree is running just about 22,000 names in it presently.


Added by Randy Pierce on Apr 29, 2014 10:17 PM

Linda F
Nancy Merrill (Allen) Shipley
Hi David,

I just wanted to clarify the marriages of Nancy Merrill Allen at Find A Grave Memorial# 93770407

She first married Luther Cummings in 1856. He died in 1874, and she remarried your relative John King Shipley in 1879. This was the second marriage for both of them.

She is Nancy M. Allen in all the records I've seen, except I found her as Nancy Merrill Allen in the Isaac Cummings Genealogy (1904).

Thanks for your work.


Added by Linda F on Apr 25, 2014 1:33 PM

Jo Vollstedt
Warren L. Shipley
William Wallace Shipley is my 2nd Great Grandfather with Orilla P Carr. Looking at the 1900 Census for Bandon, Coos, Oregon for William Wallace Shipley I notice that the family living next door is also Shipley. Minerva D Shipley listed as Head. The last line is Warren L Shipley and it looks like he lived there one month and is listed as Husband. I thought he died in 1900? Maybe he sent the family out to Oregon and then joined them later? I don't have his Find A Grave memorial in front of me right now, but it has this family living and dying in Kansas I think? I would love to know this story and thought maybe you could help? I'm guessing Warren's family came to Oregon because William and his family were here. Why did they not stay? Thanks, Jo Vollstedt

Added by Jo Vollstedt on Feb 19, 2014 9:07 AM

Linda F
Find A Grave Memorial# 93714014
Thank you for posting such interesting information. John King Shipley's 1880 signature is in my great-grandmother's autograph book, because he was her maternal aunt's [Nancy M. (Allen) Cummings Shipley] second husband!

Added by Linda F on Feb 02, 2014 7:20 PM

Randall McCoach
Eldon Dwane Wait
Thanks for creating the memorial, and thanks for the transfer. Happy New Year. -- Randall McCoach, Albuquerque, N.M.

Added by Randall McCoach on Jan 04, 2014 3:10 PM

Re: Sarah Crandall Shipley

Sorry for the delay in answering you. I most likely have the largest database on Crandalls over 50,000. I do not have Sarah Crandall Shipley listed. I would need more information on her, date or location etc... Likewise I don't have Simeon L., I will have to do some research to see if I can connect him or his mother to one of the Crandall branches, as almost all Crandalls are from Elder John Crandall (1617abt-1676). I will need to get back to you.

Added by Rodger on Dec 29, 2013 9:57 PM

lonnie lee shipley II
RE: Photo of Anna Melvina Naylor's parents
the woman in all black is great grandma anna

Added by lonnie lee shipley II on Nov 18, 2013 4:43 PM

I have just transferred Earl and Florence to you. Don't forget to link Junior to them!

Added by Sharolar on Oct 31, 2013 9:04 PM

Carol Mills
RE: Sidney Haight son Henry
Hi David, thanks for your nice note. As far as Henry C. Haight is concerned, he was buried in Indian Territory in Oklahoma and there is nothing for him on Find A Grave. I've been able to trace him and his 2 marriages and also have his Civil War papers, so I know he is the correct son of Sidney. He married Richard Haight's wife when Richard died, and they had 3 children, Florence, Albert and Robert. Hopefully any one who finds this site will read all the messages and get the right data.

My mother lived in the Wapello, Iowa area where the Haights settled and she knew of the other Haight family, the Henry Haight who is buried there. I also found information on them at the Burlington, Iowa library in their genealogy room.

I have a picture of Rachel Haight when she was an old lady that Wanda Barnett (California) sent to me. I can't find her grave on Find A Grave. She is buried in Henryetta, Oklahoma. I can email you the photo if you want to contact me at

Nice being in touch with other Haight family members!!


Added by Carol Mills on Oct 12, 2013 6:32 PM

J. Fontaine
Woodlawn Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
I am writing on behalf of the Woodlawn Cemetery Perpetual Care Association. We are asking that you remove any photos you may have posted of our cemetery. I am posting this here because I cannot find your private email.

J, Fontaine
Administrative Assistant
Woodlawn Cemetery, Washington, DC

Added by J. Fontaine on Oct 11, 2013 8:11 AM

Carol Mills
Sidney Haight son Henry
David, the Henry Haight connected to Sidney Haight is not the correct Henry. There was another Haight family and he belong to this one in Des Moines County, Iowa. The correct Henry died in 1903 in Indian Territory in Oklahoma. Just a FYI if you want to make a correction.

Added by Carol Mills on Oct 08, 2013 9:53 PM

Carol Mills
Sidney Haight
Hi David, just found you on this website and appreciate the research you have done. I've been searching for information on Sidney Haight for over 30 years, and was born in Mount Pleasant, Iowa and visited the MHI/prison a few years ago. He was my g-g-grandfather.

Added by Carol Mills on Oct 08, 2013 9:18 AM

Rhonda Brown
RE: Charles Dewey
Well I went looking a little more tonight and he does have a MO death certificate. YES - parents names and lots of wonderful information. The death certificate says he is buried at Maple Grove cemetery ( Grundy County). I did not find him listed on the 1964 compiled inscriptions. They had several children so maybe she couldn't afford a stone. He was an engineer and they lived at the pump house for the Trenton water company. b. 7 May 1880 Putnam County MO. d. 6 Mar 1924 in Trenton.

Grundy County Cemeteries information is online under (under cemetery listing).

When I look up MO death certificates they are on line. I google Missouri Digital Heritage and it pops up. MO has death certificates online 1910-1962 and they release another year, each year. You can not find the last 50 years.

He is listed under "Chas Burton Dewey".

I know I will not be going over to Maple Grove, but you may want to transfer his memorial there if it isn't already listed there.

Trenton had a newspaper at the time and you might be able to find a death notice in that as well. Be sure to look up that death certificate NO COST. It has lots more information than I gave you. Good luck!

Added by Rhonda Brown on Oct 04, 2013 9:56 PM

Rhonda Brown
Charles Dewey
David, I am planning to finish photoing this cemetery but I don't think I will have time on this trip to MO. (Honey Creek Chapel - Grundy County, MO). There was not a stone for Charles in 1964 when the cemetery was totally transcribed and recorded. I also did not find a MO death certificate. That happens at times. I am wondering on your source? Do you know of anyone he might be buried near? One of my close relatives Is the sexton there and I will ask him to check the lot maps. They show where each body was placed. I will try to get back with you within the next week.

Added by Rhonda Brown on Oct 03, 2013 10:36 PM

Rose & Dale Svitak
RE: Sarah A. Lamb, Fairview Cemetery, Federal Dam, Minn
You are very welcome. Worst bugs we ran into the whole weekend long. That cemetery is surrounded by woods no wind at all. And I guess the road leading to it is flooded some times. The City Federal Dam. Is literally the Dam for Leech Lake Resivior. So if they are going to have a burial they need to schedule with the Feds at the dam to lower the water level to make the cemetery accessible.

Added by Rose & Dale Svitak on Jul 26, 2013 1:13 PM


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