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Paul Ridenour (#47049687)
 member for 8 years, 1 month, 10 days
Jim Bass
David Law
Thank you for this excellent photo of an old marker


Added by Jim Bass on Oct 22, 2016 1:27 PM

Deb Vondrasek
Sieber Cemetery New London,Texas
Hey Paul.I see you made a page for the cemetery.I know there isn't anyone buried there,That I know of.Wondering if you have anymore info on the cemetery as in, IF there is actually anyone buried there or maybe the history of it?I live right down the road from it and have always wondered about it.


Added by Deb Vondrasek on Sep 14, 2016 11:45 AM

Gale Gipson Rotan
Ruby S Horn
Ruby S Horn (Dec. 10, 1889 - 1895) Note from contributor: This is not the correct headstone. You may want to delete it.

Dear contributor. This is not a memorial that I have put on Find-a-Grave. Please contact the person who put it on there.

Thank you.

Added by Gale Gipson Rotan on Aug 26, 2016 8:32 AM

Appy Lady
Hunt county cemeteries
Sent you an e-mail about my work documenting cemeteries in the Hunt county area.


Added by Appy Lady on Jul 28, 2016 12:53 PM

Anna Hackbart Goschke
Hi Paul~

Thank you for the info. I made a link from Ludwig's memorial to his sister Anna. You don't seem to be related to Hackbart or Goschke, so how did you discover that relationship?

Kay (kw)

Added by kw on May 31, 2016 3:12 PM

I have noted the alternate spelling on her memorial.

Added by ChuckNorris on May 31, 2016 3:12 PM

Patrick Quinn
WHL Wells
Hey Paul, for the stuff you added, you left out some little bits. At the end of the second paragraph, the parentheses should read exactly as follows: (Told by Elizabeth Teass, Bedford, VA.)

You left out

Thanks again,
Patrick Quinn

Added by Patrick Quinn on Jan 04, 2016 11:08 AM

Allen D. Jackson, USAF (Ret)
RE: Rebecca Chambers
Paul, Found a lot on her Rebecca Jane (Janie) Lee (Lea) Chambers. She just might be located at Woodlawn Cemetery in Knoxville, TN under Janie Chambers. I found a death certificate for her born on 22 May 1831 and died 5 Jul 1910 at the Knoxville General Hospital. Those year dates match yours. The parents don't match, but that info was added after the death certificate was filled out and I could not establish a relationship with those names to her. I also have Isaac's hospital record from Mountain Home and his death. Send me a note to my e-mail, if you'd like a copy of each of these. Allen

Added by Allen D. Jackson, USAF (R... on Nov 30, 2015 12:42 PM

Kay Beucler
RE: Eva Ridenour Groves
Thanks Paul. I agree with your comments on George's parents. Unfortunately many people are no longer reaching multiple sources for their documentation. They just copy data and perpetuate the errors. Thanks cousin.

Added by Kay Beucler on Aug 12, 2015 9:12 AM

Hal Stewart
RE: Pink Smith
A good search is never for nothing. You are more than welcome sometimes it just goes that way.

Added by Hal Stewart on Aug 10, 2015 5:12 AM

RE: Edward Goschke
Happy to help Paul.

~ Linda

Added by Linda on Jul 21, 2015 9:54 PM

W. Warder
RE: George McNeir
Glad to do it!

Added by W. Warder on Jul 20, 2015 7:47 PM

Kevin Watson
RE: Sarah Bird Jones Jett
Your more than welcome...I knew she would be in great hands

Added by Kevin Watson on Jun 09, 2015 3:50 PM

Scott Edward Dixon
RE: Your cousin
I'll send responses to your email on file, posted on your profile. If this email isn't functioning, just let me know. Thanks for the very detailed response about our mutual relatives! You are very nice to have done this!

Take care,
Scott Dixon

Added by Scott Edward Dixon on May 05, 2015 8:38 PM

Scott Edward Dixon
Dear Paul,

Not sure if we're related directly, but my 3rd great grandmother was Catharine Ridenour, born 7 Aug 1790 in Washington, MD. In 1811, she married Daniel Fearnow in Berkeley Springs, WV (town was named Bath, Virginia at the time). She died Nov 10, 1861, same place. Her parents were Johannes Jacob Reitenauer (1750-1810) and Elizabeth Zeller (1749-1833). I'd sure like to hear from you even if we can't find a direct connection.

Added by Scott Edward Dixon on May 02, 2015 8:04 PM

Ridenour Family
Hi Paul,

David B Ridenour, Sr is married to my 5th great aunt, Margaret Ridenour.

I was born in Rouzerville, PA and lived in Hagerstown, MD area until I was out of school. I still have family in Hagerstown so we go there a few times a year to visit.

Tomorrow, we are planning on visiting the Osage Cemetery.

Thanks for all your research.


Added by rfitz on Apr 27, 2015 5:32 PM

Wayne Smith
RE: Rachel Lenora
I don't think so, Paul, so if you don't mind send it. My wife's 4G grandfather, John David German Adrian, was a charter member of First Baptist, Tyler in 1848.

Added by Wayne Smith on Feb 24, 2015 1:16 PM

Fran Matchett
Karen and Nancy Ridenour
I see that there is no date of death for them. Please don't add their names if they are still living.

Added by Fran Matchett on Jan 22, 2015 2:54 AM

Fran Matchett
Memorial 31674599
Paul, There are 3 names on this headstone but there is only a memorial for Nelson J. Ridenour. The others look like maybe Nancy and Karen - their names/dates are not legible on the photo on Nelson's memorial. Thanks, Fran

Added by Fran Matchett on Jan 16, 2015 2:24 PM

Wayne Smith
RE: Rachel Lenora
I see your photos, looks very nice. I've deleted my photo for the infant son. Would like to have the title of the book w/Shelby history. My great grandmother was a Dunavant and her ?gggreat grandfather ,Joel, and a son were soldiers in the Revolution. Wish a female would do the dna for us.

Added by Wayne Smith on Dec 12, 2014 3:38 PM

Wayne Smith
RE: Rachel Lenora
It was my pleasure; LaRue is 9 miles from my home. The Shelbys history is very interesting: perhaps you know they stopped in Tyler and were charter members of First Presbyterian church, came to Henderson Co., settled in the community of Morrison Chapel. After the railroad came the town was called Larue; the cemetery is known as both Morrison Chapel and LaRue. Some of the Shelbys re-located near Athens where there is a cemetery & church called Shelby Chapel.

Added by Wayne Smith on Dec 12, 2014 10:04 AM

Megan Heyl
RE: Rachel Lenora
I sent the owner of the Infant son's memorial an edit including the memorial numbers for his father and mother.

You can easily do this on future memorials - use the edit key and put in your requests. Once the owner sees he as edits to approve, they will automatically go thru.

Have a great one!

Added by Megan Heyl on Dec 10, 2014 12:33 PM

Suzy & Rob
RE: La Rue Cemetery
Well, I think you did an absolutely beautiful job! I couldn't believe it when I saw the pictures! I'm glad you cleaned Josie's stone. Hers is such a sad story. I can't believe how many children she and John McK lost!

My great-grandmother was Jane Eliza (Jennie) Shelby Simons Dunklin. She was your Rachel's older sister. My grandfather was her second child by John James Simons who died 2 months before my grandfather was born. I've been researching the Shelbys off and on for close to 50 years. I first got interested when I was about 13 and corresponded with Ernest Perry Bell who, I think, was the first to start researching our branch of the family. He's buried at Shelby Chapel.

Anyway, I want to thank you for what you did to the stones. James Madison and Ann Amanda Shelby left all of us an incredible legacy and you have helped preserve their memory. Thank you.

Added by Suzy & Rob on Nov 29, 2014 7:07 PM

Suzy & Rob
La Rue Cemetery
This is just a curiosity question. My 2x great-grandparents were James Madison and Ann Amanda Henderson Shelby. I manage their memorials here on Find-A-Grave. I happened to visit the memorials a few days ago and saw the new photos you posted of their tombstones. Wow! Do you have any idea who had them cleaned? It looks like a beautiful and professional job was done. Which is what got me curious. Were only their stones restored or was there a restoration done to the whole cemetery? I've only had a chance to visit there once about 8 years ago but, obviously, I'm related to a great number of people buried there.

Added by Suzy & Rob on Nov 29, 2014 2:05 PM

Richard Hollis
RE: Sophia Jane
Paul, thanks for writing and your cemetery work

unfortunately, I did not post the 5 photographs on her entry; so I cannot delete one

Added by Richard Hollis on Sep 17, 2014 4:37 AM


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