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Janis Hendrick (#47087477)
 member for 7 years, 6 months, 13 days
Sandra Wallace
Hi Janice,

Very much appreciate your posting of gravestone photos for Hilma M [BENDICKSON] and Howard H OLSON.

I volunteer at local Senior Center to help folks do their family trees...and group will also be taking photos for Find a Grave at local cemeteries this Spring.

Sandra Wallace

Added by Sandra Wallace on Apr 17, 2016 5:10 PM

Nancy E. Collins
RE: S1 Billy Murl Collins
Sorry I never replied to you. Not sure if he is related to my husband's family or not. I think I was just looking through Collins names and saw that he was a veteran.

Most of his family stayed in Alabama but his grandfather, Archie R. Collins, Sr., and a few of his siblings came to Louisiana.


Added by Nancy E. Collins on Nov 11, 2015 9:34 AM

Van Fossan families
Hi and thanks Janis for your help for my family we spell it Van Fossen lol not with the Van fossan spelling though. I have written to Mr. Kemp that took the pictures to move the pictures to my site and explained to The creator of the other site my delimea with all the names attached and such...I hope we can get it straightened out..:}

Added by SHERYL MASON REYNOLDS on Oct 13, 2015 4:47 PM

Cindy & Sarah
RE: Memorials in Maple Hill Cemetery
Thank you for letting us know our photos & memorials have helped you. I will accept any edits you send.

Added by Cindy & Sarah on Oct 07, 2015 8:31 AM

C. Bryan
RE: Chamberlain Transfers
Happy you are pleased; you're welcome for all. Be well - cb

Added by C. Bryan on Sep 08, 2015 8:29 PM

C. Bryan
RE: Mary A. Chamberlain 108187496
Hi - - -Sorry to say I have no information for you. This was one of my 'extras' that day - - now in your care. Best - - cb

Added by C. Bryan on Sep 07, 2015 6:02 PM

Linda Claxton
RE: Cruz
Sorry - I'm not related and don't have any other information.


Added by Linda Claxton on Sep 04, 2015 6:52 PM

Judy Johnson-Martin
RE: Pine City Cemetery Memorials
Hi Janis,

I am so sorry I never responded, all I do is request Find A Grave transfers, so didn't see this message until just now, because I'm trying to get something transferred to me.

I don't know anything about Joanne, I found some family and she agreed to transfer it to my name.

Good Luck,


Added by Judy Johnson-Martin on Sep 01, 2015 5:39 PM

RE: Rebecca Bowers Andrew Johnson
Hi Janis! Thank you for your help!

Yes, I am absolutely certain. Becky was the 2nd wife of Francis Andrews. His first wife, Nancy (Rice) Andrews, died 16 Mar 1868. Francis & Nancy had 9 children. He remarried to Becky on 7 Jun 1877 and they had one child, a son named Charlie (b.22 May 1880). Francis died prior to Charlie's birth on 15 Dec 1879. Becky raised Charlie along with 5 of her step-children. Charlie is/was my mother-in-law's paternal grandfather.

Please let me know if you have any further questions. Thanks again for your assistance and all your volunteer work!

- Brian

Added by BriansBlues on Aug 24, 2015 11:02 AM

Elaine and Bill Schrock
RE: Richard H. Massey 65419246

Yes, you may use the photo. Thank you for asking, we appreciate it.

Bill and Elaine

Added by Elaine and Bill Schrock on Aug 22, 2015 4:19 PM

RE: Clay Family
Hello Janis - thanks for the note. It has been awhile since I've been in here - unfortunately during spring/summer/fall, I'm extremely busy at work. Nonetheless, I was, and remain, very interested in the Clay genealogy.

As a way of background, I am adopted into the Clay family by my father Joe P. Clay. He was definitely a Tennessee Clay. His brother, Purley Hugh Clay, completed a Clay genealogy book from our side of the family, which got me into researching his claim that our family line went back to John Clay as well.

As you may know, Clement Comer Clay (1789-1866) - Governor of Alabama, was raised in Grainger County, Tennessee, which is where my family line is from. His grandfather, James Clay, was the brother of my Great x5 Grandfather, Charles Clay III (1715-1791), who was the great grandson of John Clay. With that - you and I are also related.

When I first started looking into the Clay Family history, I was interested in the fact that John Clay was the first Clay into America - that told me that all of us must be related in one way or another. My last two years of high school was in Clay County, Kentucky - I wondered who the county was named after. I wondered how Henry Clay the great orator was related.

To that end, I joined, went through website after website, built a huge spreadsheet for all the relationships that I could find, and then put hyperlinks to the Find A Grave sites. That's when I saw that the linkages hadn't been made in "Find A Grave" so I tried to add information that I could find. I never had any ill-intent in misrepresenting anyone, and hoped that future researchers would find it helpful. Moreover, those that wished to take over their family's memorial would be welcomed. If I have ownership of any that you want, please let me know, and I will transfer.

As for the Clay Society, I still have an email from Constance Collins in 2013 about joining - sadly, I just never moved forward there. I live in Norfolk, Virginia, which is only about an hour and a half from the epicenter of Clay genealogy - Charles City, VA. I plan on getting up there one of these days just to look around and see things from myself.

BTW, the Missouri Clay's always intrigued me, because they were in the vestiges of the old West. That was the last major territory to be tamed for civilization to move further west towards realizing manifest destiny. Of the top of my head, I believe it was Clement Comer's grandmother, Margaret Muse, that headed that way which really piqued my interest.

Anyway, much more than you ever wanted to know. I hope I answered your question and didn't bore you.

Take Care,
Frank Clay

Added by FDC on Aug 19, 2015 11:19 AM

C. Bryan
RE: Davis Photos
That can happen, good work. You're very welcome for all. You outdid me; I only made it to two cemeteries and 20 photos. The Davis' are in an older section with few empty slots.

Added by C. Bryan on Aug 07, 2015 8:31 AM

Debbie Ellsworth Hamernick
Lawrence Hamernick
Thanks for checking to see if the engraving had been done.

Added by Debbie Ellsworth Hamernic... on Jul 22, 2015 7:09 AM

Bob and Jeri Brock
RE: Melissa E. Carder
Thanks so much.

Added by Bob and Jeri Brock on Jul 17, 2015 7:53 PM

Bob and Jeri Brock
RE: Clay Cemetery Williams
I would love to see Melissa Carder's line when you have time. Jeri

Added by Bob and Jeri Brock on Jul 16, 2015 12:02 PM

Thank you for trying to locate Henry Mell.


Added by amh0705 on Jun 24, 2015 1:40 PM

Ledbetter photo
Thanks for the photo.
I appreciate the effort.

Added by Buddy on Jun 18, 2015 8:31 AM

Marjorie Crews
Samuel Camp
Thank you very much for the photo. I greatly appreciate it, and the great work.

Added by Marjorie Crews on Jun 18, 2015 5:04 AM

LaDana Riddle Knupp
Charles Hammond
Thank you for the picture of his stone.

Added by LaDana Riddle Knupp on Jun 16, 2015 7:41 PM

Marie and O. H. Crippen
Thank you for taking the time to photograph this headstone. I really appreciate it.

Added by ddbooth on Jun 16, 2015 10:53 AM

RE: Mt. Erie
Hi! I agree about Yohe (Mt Erie IL) cemetery. let me know if there is anything I can help with.

Added by Angcestry on Jun 07, 2015 3:34 PM

Bob and Jeri Brock
Francis A Williams
Thank you so much for responding. I would love to see the photos of John, Melissa and Francis. Could you send them in full size? Also the information on Melissa Carder would be great. You can email to me at I was delighted to find these burial sites and photos. I appreciate your effort. Jeri

Added by Bob and Jeri Brock on Jun 05, 2015 2:47 PM

Bob and Jeri Brock
Clay Cemetery Williams
I am researching our ancestor John A Williams. Your work also shows Francis A Williams and it is stated she is the Daughter of John. My census does not show her in 1860 with the rest of his family. Would you look at your photo for me. The photo on line is difficult to read. It look like it says she is 64 at the bottom of her stone. I am wondering if she might be his mother??? Are there unidentified burials in Clay Cemetery? I am a volunteer in Polk County, AR. I know how difficult it is to read markers of the distant past. I am trying to clarify our line at this point. I have not been able to determine the father of John and am thinking Francis might be the key. Jeri Chronister Brock

Added by Bob and Jeri Brock on Jun 05, 2015 7:13 AM

Thank You
Thank You for the JC correction - these stones are hard to read!

Added by Shawdau on May 31, 2015 4:06 PM

RE: John Calvin Atchison b 1922
Sorry, we're not related. I just took on the project of entering onto Find A Grave all the Adkinson/Atkinson/Atchison/etc. in the Illinois Death & Stillborn database which is available online. Hoping to help out other people who might be searching.

Added by Grace on Apr 21, 2015 1:03 PM


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