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Evelyn McCoy White (#47103894)
 member for 7 years, 6 months, 30 days
Jerry Flook
Unfortunately your posting on the Flooks of Flook Cemetery is full of errors which have appeared elsewhere on the internet.

JOHANNES (JOHN) FLOOK, not Johann Heinrich Flook, was the husband of Maria Salome Rossel (Russell). Johann Heinrich and his wife Elizabeth Rossel moved to Rockingham Co., VA. It is presumed that Johannes (John) is in Flook Cemetery but no grave stone for him has been found there so far.

The parents of Johannes (John) Flook were Johann Jacob Fluck (not Johannes Jacobus, which is a Catholic name) (b. 31 Dec 1724 at Maschwanden, Switzerland, and Anna Barbara Ehhalt (Ahalt) (b. 12 Aug 1730 at Linsenhofen, Germ.) Both of these are presumably buried in Flook Cemetery but no inscribed stone for Jacob has been identified. However a broken stone inscribed "BF" has been found there, apparently that of Barbara Flook.

Johann Jacob Fluck was married the first time in 1749/50 at Krickenbach, Germ., to Anna Margaretha Bach and the couple left immediately for America. Evidence suggests that this wife died in Lancaster Co., PA, soon after the birth of their first child, Anna Margaretha (m. John Long)in 1753. So Margaretha Long was the step-daughter of Barbara. As for Anna Ursula Long, there is no evidence in church records that she was daughter of Jacob Flook, or was even a Flook for that matter. A descendant claims to have seen a marriage record, but no such record exists. Anyway, Ursula was born (1744) before Jacob married the first time (1749/50) and before he immigrated (1750).

Much erroneous info appears on the internet about these early Flooks and it should be corrected before it spreads even further.

Thanks for helping.

Jerry Flook

Added by Jerry Flook on Sep 09, 2016 11:16 AM

Lisa Russell Pflueger
Palmer D. Eliot
Hello Evelyn - I am wondering if you are related to Palmer D. Eliot 1796 - 1876, born in Montgomery Co, NY and buried in Paris, Illinois. My great great grandfather was James Eliot who migrated to California from Texas in 1859. I am reading a 1910 journal that James Eliot left behind. In the back he has written a number of addresses, one of which is I.K. Eliot of Paris, Illinois (which caused me to search Find A Grave for Eliots in Paris, Illinois, leading me to Palmer). James was the son of Sanders/Saunders Eliot who was born in 1810 in New York. Even after extensive searching, we have not been able to find out anything about Sanders' parents. I'm just wondering if Palmer and Saunders might be related. I am hoping there is a connection that might lead us to Sanders' parents. Thank you!

Lisa Russell Pflueger

Sanders can be found at

Added by Lisa Russell Pflueger on Aug 22, 2016 11:45 AM

Tara Ballowe
Thank you for adding the photo of Lester Hoskins' gravestone.

Added by Tara Ballowe on Aug 10, 2016 7:56 PM

Wayne Hatcher
Barnett Hatcher burial location?
Dear Ms. White,
I was wondering what is your basis for stating that Barnett Hatcher Find A Grave#156756768 is buried in the Hatcher Cemetery?? He and his wife, Susannah are my 4th great grandparents, and I have been researching them for over 20 years, and I have not been able to determine any reliable data as to where they are buried.
Wayne Hatcher

Added by Wayne Hatcher on Jun 01, 2016 9:08 PM

Addition to the Calvin VanVickle children
In viewing my grandfather's burial site (Ernest VanVickle), I found that you only had 12 children listed for Calvin and Anna Deniza VanVickle. They had 13 children. William VanVickle is the one you did not list. He was born 2 Apr 1902 in Meeker County, MN and died 27 May 1990 in St. Cloud, Stearns County, MN. These folks were my great-aunts and great-uncles. Thank you for making this addition. dorothywilliams9962

Added by Anonymous on May 17, 2016 9:20 AM

Grimes Cemetery in Illinois
I see u have posted in this cemetery list. Do u know who might have records of graves here?

Added by pearlaking on May 13, 2016 1:45 PM

Carol Hicks
Graace O. Tille
Thanks for the tombstone photo with the exra information. Greatly appreciated.

Added by Carol Hicks on Apr 16, 2016 12:12 PM

Lorie Ames
Thank you message
Thank you Evelyn for the grave stone picture for Miranda Richards. I love find a grave so thank you for the time you take making it even more special.

Added by Lorie Ames on Apr 15, 2016 2:00 AM

Steve Vandiver
RE: John Robertson

Added by Steve Vandiver on Apr 14, 2016 11:30 AM

Steve Vandiver
RE: John Robertson
Per the daughter Lillie Belle Robertson Griffith 1876-1961, this is where he is buried.

Added by Steve Vandiver on Apr 09, 2016 5:23 PM

RE: Jacob and Della Grimes
Thanks for letting me know; I will do a little more research to confirm I have correct info.

Added by YellowRoseTX on Mar 13, 2016 9:07 PM

Jacob and Della Grimes
the memorial notation says she is dau of John and Maude, but I am showing her as dau of Sidney and Sarah Pitt, and widow Sarah is living with Jacob and Della in Ross, Vermillion, Illinois 1900 census. Can you help me to confirm which is correct? thanks

Added by YellowRoseTX on Mar 08, 2016 8:58 AM

A Friend
RE: Claudette Jewell
The marriage records (which aren't always correct) states that her father was born in Oklahoma City, OK and was deceased at the time of the marriage in 1953. I found where Collet was fined for driving an unlicensed truck in March of 1950 and had an address of Paris, IL. Don't know if that was Sr. or Jr.
I found an obit for a Everett Risinger of Kenosha, WI that list half brothers of Collet Wolfe Jr, Homer Wolfe, and half sister Claudine Jewell. Exie was first married to Aurthur Risinger and they had children before she married Collett.

Added by A Friend on Jan 15, 2016 6:07 PM

A Friend
Claudine Jeanetta Wolfe Jewell
Sorry, that link didn't work so well. If you log onto the Vigo County Public Library website, they have marriage records online. Also she listed her full christian name as Claudine Jeanetta Wolfe.

Tom Ferris

Added by A Friend on Jan 14, 2016 6:29 PM

A Friend
Claudine Jeanetta Wolfe Jewell
I rejected your edit to change Claudine's spouse from Bunny Jewell to unknown. There is a record of Claudine and Bunny's marriage on file at the Vigo County Courthouse. If you have other proof or reasoning please let me know.

Tom Ferris

Added by A Friend on Jan 14, 2016 6:18 PM

Linda Allen
RE: John McMahan
Not a problem. All it took was phone call. Just thought that since he died here he might be buried here. I hope someone is able to locate his resting place.

Added by Linda Allen on Nov 02, 2015 12:12 PM

Kathy Phelan
Cornelius McCoy
I too am a descendant of Cornelius McCoy through his son John and wife Mary Ann McLary.

Have you been to the burial site of both Cornelius and Ailcy? I would love to see it. Is it possible to visit?

Kathy Phelan

Added by Kathy Phelan on Oct 01, 2015 7:20 AM

Memorials# 67755783 & 67755843
Thank you for the updates and for all of your work here at Find-a-Grave. Best wishes to you.

Added by RoseOfThePlains on Aug 22, 2014 11:09 AM

cindy hall
Mabel and Peter Snyder
HI. I just added the photo for Mabel's tombstone. if you want to add a memorial for Peter, i can add the photo. just contact me at

Added by cindy hall on Jun 12, 2014 5:57 PM

cindy hall
Mabel Snyder

the illinois ancestors tombstone project has a photo of mabel's tombstone. i am trying to contact the photographer to see if she will transfer the photo to the Find A Grave memorial.

Added by cindy hall on Jun 03, 2014 3:36 PM

cindy hall
Woodlawn Cem Photo Request
Hi. I am a Find A Grave volunteer and would be happy to take your requested tombstone photo(s) at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Urbana, Illinois. The problem is, the cemetery cannot release burial information to a volunteer. It involves the privacy act. Check the front page of the cemetery memorial to see their policy. If you can include the burial location, section, block, etc., then volunteers can get those photos for you.

Added by cindy hall on Jun 02, 2014 6:52 PM

Keith Erickson
David & Ellen Sims
I have checked the cemetery records and found a possible burial location for David but could not find Ellen. There is a Sims plot with a Claire and Charlie Sims in the middle. Records show that a couple of bodies are buried on each side of them but no names except that someone wrote in on one of the body locations, David Sims's name. Claire and Charlie have head stones but no other head stone are there. Would you like for me to post a picture of the area for them, if you feel confident that they are the two buried there?

Added by Keith Erickson on May 31, 2014 1:59 PM

Calvin Kimbrough
Just look at paper work and it was the War of 1812. But some of the paperwork in incorrect. I will look into this and hopefully find the correct info. I have edited the dates to unknown at this time. Thank you. Joe

Added by DHB on May 30, 2014 4:50 AM

RE: Calvin Kimbrough
I am reading in the history of Edgar County book from 1897, that he died in 1833, and it also listed him in the Blackhawk War. There may be 2 Calvin Kimbrough, but this is the only one I am aware of. Do you still have the cemetery listing? and if so could it be scanned and emailed to me?

Added by DHB on May 30, 2014 4:33 AM

Kathy Phelan
McCoy Family
I found your memorials while checking on John McCoy. My great grandfather was Sam McCoy from Monroe Co., IN.

His parents were John and Mary Ann McLary McCoy. John's parents were Cornelius and Ailcy Ann Stevens McCoy.

I remember Sam. I was 9 years old when he died. Great Grandpa was one of 7 children: Sarah Jane, Martha, Julia Ann, Sam, Malinda, Hugh and Lewis. I keep in contact with Lewis' daughter,Olive.

The whole Hatfield/McCoy feud is fascinating. Grandma said we were related to the feuding McCoys, but I haven't found a connection. Maybe it was wishful thinking. Actually, I think the McCoys populated several states making it difficult to figure out if we are indeed related.

Kathy Phelan

Added by Kathy Phelan on May 29, 2014 10:54 AM


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