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Old Waco (#47102556)
 member for 6 years, 2 months, 26 days
Mark Bugajski
Baker - Evans - Cheek
Hello again Brad,

As to the Evans Bible; from what I know, most of the Evans' info all corresponds with my research and tree on, with one exception. The John (Baker) that died en route to Texas from Missouri, I have as John Evans (1850-1862) and was the oldest child of William Evans and Sallie Baker.

I'm "relatively" positive John Walton Baker died in Cumberland County, Kentucky in 1834. The John W Baker Bible gives his birth and marriage date. He did not marry a "Sarah" as the Evans Bible indicates, however. He married Elizabeth Cobb Baker. She married William Cheek after his death.

One of Elizabeth Baker and William Cheek's sons was Richard Menifee Cheek, and his son was the Menifee Reed Cheek, whose picture you posted.

I didn't really chase down all the Cheeks, because they weren't in the "blood line". I've worked mainly on the Baker line.

Where William Cheek and Elizabeth Baker were buried, appears to be a mystery. A lot about Elizabeth Cobb Baker is a mystery, actually. She was a Baker before she married John Walton Baker though. It seems that they were probably second cousins. Some have said first cousins, but I have found nothing to indicate that, and frankly, don't believe it. I'm not positive about her parents, but I suspect her father may have been one of the many John Bakers. I suspect either her mother or grandmother was Elizabeth Cobb.

A lot information about some of the Baker's that were living in, or from, Cumberland County was lost when the County courthouse burned down in 1933.

To clarify what I said earlier about the John W Baker Bible, it is part of the "Collected Bible Records of R.N. Smith," on microfilm, at the Kentucky Historical Archives.

Also available there, on microfilm, is all of Harry Middleton Baker's research. It was all preserved. He was working on a Martin Baker of Hanover County, Virginia, book that never got published, before he died. A lot of this is available through the LDS Church too. One day, I want to get into this deeper. I have all the microfilm reel numbers at the LDS Church, if your ever interested.

Okay, I've rambled enough for today. I'm enjoying this correspondence Brad. And, by the way, I even found you in my tree, we are 4th cousins.

Take care, Mark

Added by Mark Bugajski on May 11, 2015 2:31 PM

Mark Bugajski
Evans Bible
Hi Brad,

Thanks for the link to the Evans Bible. I'll get back to you more about it once I've had a chance to look into a few things. I can tell you this, there are inconsistencies with this Bible and the John W Baker Bible preserved in the Kentucky Historical Society Archives. Also with the "Descendants of John Walton of Baltimore County, Maryland and Harrison County, Kentucky," written by Harry Middleton Hyatt.

More to come!


Added by Mark Bugajski on May 11, 2015 10:06 AM

Sherlocks Cousin
RE: Charles Askins
You are welcome. Just wish Charles' marker was in better shape.

Added by Sherlocks Cousin on May 04, 2015 4:31 PM

Sherlocks Cousin
Charles and Loretta Askins
I added photos to both of their memorials. Charles' is really worn.

Added by Sherlocks Cousin on May 04, 2015 4:03 PM

Jonathan Guerra
RE: Lawrence Flood at First Street Cemetery
Awesome thank you

Added by Jonathan Guerra on May 01, 2015 12:14 PM

Jonathan Guerra
RE: Lawrence Flood at First Street Cemetery
Thank you so much for the info, and yes I have booked a few days to go out there, you are very right there are so many unmarked or unfounded stones. But I plan on finding then.

Please forgive the very late response, life does have it's surprisingly times.


Added by Jonathan Guerra on May 01, 2015 9:32 AM

You are welcome, always glad to honor our veterans.

Added by LKat on Apr 29, 2015 3:16 PM

Ralph Terry
S. T. Wilkerson
Old ...

I have looked high and low for just who S. T. Wilkerson was. The other two men killed in the accident were Coleman men and buried at Coleman. S. T. must have lived in Coleman only for a short time.

After a lot of round-about research, I located death certificates for John Wesley Wilkerson and Elsie Ross Wilkerson. Their were buried at Elm Mott.

Thanks for your contributions to the old Waco Cemeteries ... Ralph

Added by Ralph Terry on Apr 24, 2015 9:44 AM

Hope all is well with you.

I am always happy to add photos and honor our veterans.

Added by LKat on Apr 19, 2015 12:59 PM

Sue Lilley
RE: Dr. Dennis Walls Black
I have added your information to his memorial. Thanks for the clarification.

Best regards,


Added by Sue Lilley on Apr 15, 2015 7:50 AM

K. Nelson ❦❀
Alfred Craven
Thanks for the Alfred Craven information. I added the information to Alfred Craven's memorial.

Added by K. Nelson ❦❀... on Apr 12, 2015 10:40 PM

Clyde and Sandra Padgett
Martin Cemetery
I went back to the cemetery and redid some of the markers that had markings that could not be read clearly. Since I use chalk to raise the inscriptions, they tend to stand out a bit better. Some of the one I did over were yours. If you want me to remove them, I will. If not, there are two people -Farr Arthur and Mary - whose picture folders are full. If you want to remove the ones you took, I will put in the chalked tombstones. If not, let me know.

Added by Clyde and Sandra Padgett on Mar 22, 2015 6:21 AM

Sandra Steindl Rodriguez
RE: Hansel Wells
You're very welcomed!

God Bless,

Added by Sandra Steindl Rodriguez on Mar 20, 2015 6:40 PM

Clyde and Sandra Padgett
Martin Cemetery
Next time I get over to that side of Thomaston I will take some overviews

Added by Clyde and Sandra Padgett on Mar 14, 2015 7:33 AM

Jason Slade
RE: Josiah Chelson Causey
Josiah had my Catherine Causey who married Iverson Day in Amite,MS who Had Lora Ola Day who married William Cole who had Doris Cole who married Wayne Edgar Biggs having my mom and her sister..Was just curious what info you have?? Thanks

Added by Jason Slade on Mar 13, 2015 10:07 PM

Jason Slade
Margaret C Causey
George M Causey
Camelite Causey
Theodore Causey
Adaline Causey
Sevila Causey
Rufus Causey
Catharine Causey

Added by Jason Slade on Mar 13, 2015 8:11 PM

Jason Slade
On Josiah Chelson Causey,Why did you only put 1 child?

Added by Jason Slade on Mar 13, 2015 8:08 PM

Virginia Paredes-Tijerina
RE: Hallie Parker Adams
You are so welcome. It was my pleasure. They are near my grandmother so it was easy to find once I looked up the records on Dallas Genealogical Society's website. They have updated their site with the records of Oakland. As you saw, her son, Robert and husband, David do not have a headstone but records indicate that they are buried in that location. I am updating and connecting their other children to them. Oakland is a wonderful cemetery. It has many old and new burial sites. I try to visit weekly. I have been blessed to have answered almost 400 photo requests and I am building memorials for random photos I take if a memorial isn't in Find A Grave. So, I recently retired and it has become a wonderful hobby. Have a great Friday.

Added by Virginia Paredes-Tijerina on Mar 13, 2015 11:51 AM

NL Nuttall
RE: Robert Hagood
I suspect he's Adaline's son, but need to do a bit more research. The censuses show her son Robert as born in 1852, but that could just be an error. The question is whether there were other Hagood
families in the Waco area with sons named Robert, or listed as R.
in the censuses of the same age as the one in question.

Added by NL Nuttall on Mar 12, 2015 3:34 PM

NL Nuttall
Sarah Elizabeth Yates
Most of my records had her name as Elizabeth, but I've come across
some sources where she's referred to as Sarah. So I wasn't quite sure whether to put down Sarah Elizabeth or Elizabeth Sarah. I think
I'll just drop the Sarah and leave it to someone else to challenge me
on this in the future.

Added by NL Nuttall on Mar 12, 2015 1:47 PM

Sandra Steindl Rodriguez
RE: James & Neva Marchbanks
It's an honor to help out in any way. Please let me know if there's anything else I can do for you...

God Bless,

Added by Sandra Steindl Rodriguez on Mar 02, 2015 11:56 PM

Sandra Steindl Rodriguez
RE: Harry Marchbank

The pleasure was mine. I'm so proud to take part helping others find their family, especially when it comes to the Hero's who've served to protect us.

God Bless,


Added by Sandra Steindl Rodriguez on Feb 26, 2015 11:51 PM

RE: Joyce Elaine Forsgard (# 110033299)
I added the photo as you requested to her husband's memorial. Periodically I will check it and when the date gets updated on the marker I will take a new picture and post it.

Added by LoveTexas on Feb 18, 2015 9:00 PM

Sue Moore
RE: Clementine Arnold and family
Thank you so much. You do a great service for us all.
Sue Moore

Added by Sue Moore on Feb 18, 2015 7:28 AM

Sue Moore
Clementine Arnold and family
In the old First Street Cemetery in Waco is your photograph of the earliest, if not the earliest grave - that of Clementine Jones Arnold. Is hers the only Arnold grave that has a marker? Is there a marker for her husband Buckley and son Thomas T. Arnold? If so, any pictures? Thanks for all you do. Sue Moore

Added by Sue Moore on Feb 17, 2015 11:25 AM


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