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Donna Gaddie (#47058476)
 member for 5 years, 9 months, 14 days
Donna Brummett
RE: Carrie Tucker Neel
Just did memorial. Lots of Neels at Smyrna. You might be able to find our more by contacting church and seeing if the preacher will put you in contact with a member of the Neel family. Gilder Neel might be someone you could talk to. Hope that is helpful

Added by Donna Brummett on Jul 16, 2014 7:23 AM

JD Jackson
I have transfered JD Jackson memorial to you. If there are any other memorials that are related to you in the cemetery please let me know. I am not related and would rather have them with family. Ckeisling

Added by ckeisling on May 21, 2014 10:44 AM

RE: Captain Robert Collins and his wife Susannah Collins
You are very welcome. Thomas is my husband's gr-gr-gr-grandfather. Hopefully today a photo of Maranda's gravestone will come!

Added by LJBC on Apr 20, 2014 6:33 AM

RE: Maranda May Collins Gorham
I found the obit on ancestry.. I was so glad to find it... Now in hopes that we can get someone to get a picture of her gravestone.

Added by LJBC on Apr 18, 2014 6:52 PM

Jeanne Boutang Croud
RE: Henry C. Wright
Dear Donna,

What I know about the Henry Wright in the memorial is pretty much what is on the findagrave entry.

I worked with a woman named Yvonne in Mercer County, KY. She did the cemetery site visit and found some newspaper info for me, if I recall correctly. She was very helpful.

I was actually searching for Henry's sister, Margaret Wright Cosby. Since this Henry is buried next to Julia Cosby (dau of Margaret Wright Cosby) and was young enough to be in the civil war, I would say the evidence suggests this is Margaret's brother Henry Wright and not their father who was born about 1790.

That is really all the info I have. The email address I have for Yvonne in Mercer County is old but may be correct. It is

Good luck. I do believe you are on the right track. Please let me know if you find more about the parents Henry and Mary.


Added by Jeanne Boutang Croud on Apr 18, 2014 8:45 AM

Carolyn Wickens
RE: Agnes Gorham Ledridge followup
Yes, Donna, by all means please email me. I look forward to hearing from you.


Added by Carolyn Wickens on Apr 17, 2014 7:18 AM

Carolyn Wickens
RE: Agnes Gorham Ledrige

I linked Agnes to her father, Col. William Gorham. I am not directly related to the Gorham & Ledridge lines but they are allied families in the Farmer line from which I am descended. If you have Ancestry, you can view what I have on these two families under "The Cook Family".

Carolyn Wickens

Added by Carolyn Wickens on Apr 16, 2014 3:10 PM

RE: all the memorials
Just copy and paste my email address onto an email if you can't get it to go to an email on it's own.

Added by LJBC on Apr 15, 2014 8:19 AM

RE: 43098719 and 430981775
We have been to both the Collins Graveyard and Collins Cemetery..

Added by LJBC on Apr 14, 2014 1:59 PM

RE: 43098719 and 430981775
I got the info from the Kentucky Historical Society library in Frankfort. They are my husband's ancestors.

Added by LJBC on Apr 14, 2014 12:14 PM

Charlie Morgan
RE: Memorial 99905762
Hi Donna - thanks for all this information. There is no Ware, NH. Did you mean Weare, NH?

Added by Charlie Morgan on Jan 15, 2014 9:02 AM

Neil D Scheidt
RE: Harriet R. Sharplss
Donna,No problem, glad to do so.

Added by Neil D Scheidt on Sep 19, 2013 9:50 AM

Scott Parkey
RE: Tabitha and Peter Owen
I am indeed descended from Tabitha and Peter Owen! Have you seen this website regarding the Leach Cemetery?: It even has photos of Tabitha's and Peter's grave markers.

Added by Scott Parkey on Jul 09, 2013 3:28 PM

Shirley Bybee
RE: Freda Cornetta
Hi Donna,

Ok, thanks.


Added by Shirley Bybee on May 23, 2012 10:51 AM

Shirley Bybee
RE: Frieda Cornetta
Hi Donna, I will gladly add the bio for you.


Added by Shirley Bybee on May 07, 2012 6:21 AM

RE: Dorothy Dury
You're very welcome. I'm glad I was able to help. If you email Find A Grave directly, they'll be able transfer her memorial to you.
Have a good one...Glenn

Added by GLENN on May 05, 2012 5:38 PM

I got the picture you requested for Herbert Dury in L.I.N.C. He's buried with his wife Dorothy. I've also added pictures to her memorial (# 2663221 if you'd like to link them).
Have a good one...

Added by GLENN on May 05, 2012 11:56 AM

RE: Christina Teal Florence
I did the other day for you. Hopefully it won't take too long.

Added by gagirlstyle on Apr 29, 2012 1:09 PM

RE: Christine Teal Florence # 50707333
I hope this helps.

Added by gagirlstyle on Apr 29, 2012 8:14 AM

RE: Christine Teal Florence # 50707333
I found some info on someone found a book with info it appears...
Taken from an account found online entitled " Descendants of David Strauß and Anna Maria Philipina Roscher"

Christina Diehl (Anna Gertraud Strauß , David ) was born 1 on 2 Feb 1792 in Hamilton twp, Monroe Co, PA. She was christened 2 on 1 Jul 1792 in Union church, Hamilton twp, Monroe Co, PA. She died 3 after 1870 in Harrison County, Kentucky. Sponsors were Andreas Sturm and Christina Chr istina married William Florence, son of Nicholas Florence. On the 1810 census, Fayette twp, Allegheny Co, PA - Nicholas Florence lives one household away from Leonard Tiel.

Note: E E Barton Papers

Informant: Oscar M Florence

May 18 1936

William Florence was of Scotch-Irish stock; came to America when young. When he died of cholera in 1822, his son Nicholas went four miles through the woods with a sled for a coffin, and helped bury him. Neighbors put asfetida in their mouths and went and covered up the body. Scotts Station in Harrison Co., KY was an early settlement. Oscar M has seen the old house at Scotts Station with its port holes to watch for Indians.

Chrissy Teel had a brother Peter Teel who lived in Pennsylvania. Chrissy would spin and weave; worked at night by light from splinters of wood stuck in door jamb and lighted. They had no lamps, no watches. Got fire from flint and toe. The family was very religious. Chrissy could read the Bible, but nothing else. She knew her Bible by heart. She was a member of the Christian Church, and a very good religious woman. In those days the cut wheat with a sickle, and Chrissy would lead her boys in the harvest field.

In Pennsylvania Chrissy's parents would hire her out to the neighbors by the week, to clean off meadows. When paid her wages she would plat the money in her hair and bring it home.


by Julia Florence Karrick

In the year 1800, William Florence and wife, Christine Teal Florence, came to Augusta, Kentucky, from Pennsylvania.

They were the parents of thirteen children; eleven sons: John, William, Nicholas, Moses, Nelson, Peter, Leonard (who at the age of two years fell in a spring and was drowned), David, Jim, Riley, Levi, and another son, whom they called Leonard; two daughters: Charity and Elizabeth.

They moved from Augusta to Cane Ridge, Bourbon County, in the year 1806. Later they located in Harrison County, about half way between the Henry Vanbook and Henry Harding farms. They later lived on a farm owned by a David Smith.

In the year 1833 cholera struck, in the vicinity and William died, leaving Christine with the huge family to rear. William was buried near a tree on the Hunt land, owned later by James Cook, son of Charity Cook. These farms were not far from Shady Nook, KY, and are across the road from the Moses Florence Estate; where we, his grand children spent so many happy hours.

Evidently, Great Grandmother, Christine, found it rather hard going, and in the year 1833 she bound out one of her sons, Moses, to Joe Long, who was a cooper by trade. At the time Moses was 12 years of age, and was bound to Mr. Long until he reached the age of 21 years.

Great Grandmother, Christine, lived to rear her family and to a nice old age. Her last remaining years were spent with her son, Leonard, and she was buried in his row at the Republican Church.

Two other brothers, Peter and David, learned the coopers trade.

Moses, as an apprentice, was to receive clothing, room and board, and was to be taught the coopers trade. At the age of 21 he was to receive a horse, bridle and saddle. It is not known whether Great Grandmother bound out any of her other sons. I know only what my Grandfather, Moses, told me; and at the time, I failed to ask him about the others.

In the year 1850, at the age of 31, on July 18, he (Moses) married Mary Jane Smith, daughter of David Smith. They moved to Fountain Town, Indiana. Life seemed quite sweet to them. To this union three children come: Sarah E., William Jefferson, and Talitha. Then sorrow struck, taking the mother of three small children. Mary Jane passed away December 26, 1858. Moses, quite broken-hearted, together with his three children came back to Kentucky. Finding it hard to get along as both father and mother, he met and married Mary Elizabeth Smith on September 15, 1859. She was the daughter of William Smith of Nicholas County, Ky. To this union came nine children: Mary Isabella, Smantha Jane, Margaret Ellen, James Henry, Ida May, Mary Elizabeth, William Genera, and Lou. One son was born dead.

Sorrow seemed to be just around the corner, for in the year 1861, the dread disease of diphtheria claimed the lives of three, and Sarah E. , Talitha and Mary Isabella answered the call. They are buried side-by-side in the Indian Creek Christian Church Cemetery. One stone serves them all since it has three sections.

During the war between the States when Moses's call came, he was able to send a substitute, which because of a growing family, he did. (A colored man was paid $1000.)

I remember Grandfather Moses as a slightly-bent old man with white hair, and a long white flowing beard. He was about 5'-9" tall. He had a rather dry sense of humor. He would talk on-and-on for hours at a time of the past. All a little tad had to do was listen and out of respect to age and because I loved him, I would never leave until he dozed, then I would slip quietly away and join the other cousins at play. He died at the age of 90, on May 29, 1911,

Now we must go back and tell something of this great man's children.

One-by-one the rapidly growing family increased, and on February 24, 1874, his oldest son, William Jefferson, at the age of 20 years and ten months, met, fell in love and married Vandalia Howard, and brought her home to "Pa". as they called him. Several months later "Pa" rented a place and set them up in house keeping.

Several years later a daughter, Ida May, fell in love and married her cousin, Lora Dow Florence, son of Moses's brother, Peter Florence. This was on May 11, 1884.

Samantha Jane, next in line, permitted Margaret Ellen to out-reach her by one year. Then on July 20, 1885, she gave her hand and heart to a handsome German, Professor of English, Gustave W. Voglar. (Aunt Jenny, as she was called, was a professor of Mathematics.

Margaret Ellen married a cousin and a brother of Lora Dow. She and George H. Florence were married August 11, 1889.

William Genera fell desperately in love with and married Nannie Spears on May 29, 1895.

Our dear bachelor Uncle, James Florence, who seldom ever failed to spend Sunday with my Father and family, at long last met and married Lula White, May 20, 1903. Were we children put out by this!!! Uncle Jim, as we lovingly called him, came no more on Sunday- and how we missed him!

Grandfather and Grandmother "Betsy", as he called her, rest in Battle Grove Cemetery, along with Mary Elizabeth (who died young), and Lou, William Genera, William Jefferson and James H. Samantha Jane is buried at Mobile, Alabama; Margaret Ellen rests at Salem Cemetery; and Ida May is buried at the Republican Cemetery.

The following are the children of William Jefferson and Vandalia Howard Florence: Bertha, Maud, Howard, Julia, Fred, Lelia, Jessie, Grace, Frances, Clarence, and Dollie.

The following are the children of Samantha Jane and Gustave Voglar: Roy, Florence, Bessie and Ralph.

The following are the children of Margaret Ellen and George Florence: George L., Gertrude and Elizabeth.

The following are the children of Ida May and Lora Florence: Althea, Carl, Helen and May.

The following are the children of William G. and Nannie Florence: Onolia, Moses and Kathleen.

The following are the children of James H. and Lula Florence: Richard, Clifton and Elizabeth.

I am not sure where all of this was found but if you go to ancestry you can find my tree with all of these stories and who originally posted them. My tree is Lucas/Klemons family tree.

Added by gagirlstyle on Apr 29, 2012 8:13 AM

RE: Christine Teal Florence # 50707333
I have transferred her.

Added by gagirlstyle on Apr 28, 2012 9:31 PM

Patrick White
Karen Klinger
Donna,As you can see your friends name was not added to the gravestone.Patrick.

Added by Patrick White on Apr 09, 2012 8:32 AM

Sharon Benefiel Palmer
Ellen McCauley
Am happy to make the transfer. Anything else that I can do just ask.

Have a blessed week-end.

Added by Sharon Benefiel Palmer on Nov 04, 2011 9:05 AM

Sue Waldridge-Lettie
RE: photo request Mildred Render
Glad I could help


Added by Sue Waldridge-Lettie on Jun 14, 2011 7:38 PM

Sue Waldridge-Lettie
RE: photo request Mildred Render
Glad I was able to help out


Added by Sue Waldridge-Lettie on Jun 14, 2011 4:35 PM


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