|Robert Galloway||Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!|
Thanks for putting on your bio page the method to use for bold and/or italic print on memorial records. I had wondered forever on how to do that but you explained that so simple. Thanks!
Added by Robert Galloway on Feb 03, 2014 5:06 AM
|Jennifer Stone||RE: Elwood Blamble|
You are very welcome! Elwood's wife is my husband's Grandma's sister. His Grandma is Pearl (Simmons)Moats.
Added by Jennifer Stone on Jan 17, 2014 11:59 AM
|Church Volunteer||James W.C. Hall|
Thanks again for the note. I went thru my copy of the "History of Fremont Church & School" and if I may, here is an excerpt, "When Rev. Summers became teacher he moved from Cedar Creek to the red house nearby the church, now owned by the Misses Hall, daughters of J.W. Hall". The misses may have been Myrtle and Minnie Hall, who became teachers themselves, with Myrtle going on to be a certified public school teacher. The birth date of James W.C. Hall posted at F.A.G. fits well with the James W.C. Hall mentioned in the list of the students who attended Fremont School at its opening in the 1853. The author praises Col. James B. Hall for all of his ten children being "well fed, well clothed and as well educated as circumstances would permit at that day". It's the author of this book who calls the son as Dr. James W.C. Hall, MD and whom was still living as of 1918 when the book was published. I hope these notes help, and yes, I write way too long, so please feel free to delete my notes at your choosing. Best Regards, CV.
Added by Church Volunteer on Jul 20, 2013 9:36 AM
|Church Volunteer||Maj Daniel Wotring|
Thanks again for the note. Here a follow-up with a little more info. There are 3 written references which I've used for posting the info relating to the Hall family descendants. The first one, Norris, is quoted on the Wotring memorial page 107641522 The 2nd is Cartmell, "Shenandoah Valley Pioneers" pg 440 which not only details the Hall & Clowser & Rosenberger families, but he had actually written about them in the same order that their homes were on Rt 600. The 3rd is from the book "History of Fremont Church & School" where many of these families attended both activities. The author, Asa Richard personally knew these families and he is the source which mentions Dr. James W. Hall. Some of his excerpts are posted on the Summers memorial 108969564 who was once tutor/teacher of them both. I also have a (fair) photo of the old Hall place if you're interested. It's no longer standing however. And the Wotring place burned down not so long ago; it being vacant for decades. I know you're familiar with these sources, but I hope putting them all together here helps. Best Regards, CV.
Added by Church Volunteer on Jul 20, 2013 7:17 AM
|Church Volunteer||Hall Cemetery Location|
Thank you for the note. The cemetery consists only of the four graves that are listed. It is on a very private homestead today; which was once a part of the Hall place. The location "Rosenberger" actually no longer exists. It was a reference to the Rosenberger Post Office which closed in the 1950s. The old P.O. was on the same road which a section of the Hayfield community is, Rt 600. Whomever posted the cemetery to F.A.G. may not have had a chance to actually visit the location, and might have been doing their post from text. I've only provided the photos of the headstones as requested. I hope this helps. Best Regards, CV.
Added by Church Volunteer on Jul 20, 2013 6:53 AM
|Karen Brown||Helsley Cemetary #2|
I'm trying to find location of this Cemetary. As far as I know it should be around Columbia Furnace VA
I need to go out to this cemetary and take pictures.
I'm with the Local Daughters of American Revolution Chapter located in Woodstock VA
and we have been by family of George Jacob Helsley to mark his grave as a revolutionary war vetern and to start the process we need to locate his grave. Any help you can give would be wonderful.
Added by Karen Brown on Jun 28, 2013 2:02 PM
|Patrick Mahowald||How to create Bold text?|
I notice you do a fine job of writing bold text on your Find-A-Grave entries. How does a person code those things? (I have done plenty of programming, but not in this type of HTML language).
Added by Patrick Mahowald on Jun 10, 2013 9:16 PM
|John Reaser||RE: John Christopher Helsley|
You are correct. I have separated John Christian Helsley(1874-1913) and John Christopher Helsley (Apr 1871-1913) and have found that John Christian had two wives and not John Christopher as shown on the headstone on Find A Grave. Thanks for the updated info. So, Minnie D. Estep(Apr 1870- aft 1930) & Claranda Combs(11/22/1872-2/22/1907) is the 2 wives of John Christian Helsley. Marriage to Claranda was on 8/16/1894 and to Minnie on 5/21/1908.
I hope this is correct as per ancestry.com.
I am not related to any of the above but is real good friends with Larry Helsley, which is the
GreatGrandSon, etc of the Helsleys.
Added by John Reaser on Jun 04, 2013 4:03 PM
|John Reaser||John Christopher Helsley|
I have additional information from ancestry.com on John Helsley #71300029. He was born Apr 1871 & died 1913 both in Shenandoah Co., Virginia. He married Claranda Combs(11/22/1872-2/22/1907) and his 2nd wife was (Minnie D. Estep(Apr 1870- unknown).
His father was Aaron Helsley(1830-1870) both in Shenandoah Co., VA. His mother was Martha Ellen Warner(8/4/1833-11/14/1900) in Virginia & Died in Shenandoah Co., VA.
Added by John Reaser on Jun 02, 2013 7:06 PM
|Popeye||RE: Silas Milton Funk|
Hi, I'll try a more detailed response this afternoon....
That question is one I am currently researching. Kitty Ann Funk might have been Kitty Ann Riddell (not sure on spelling but it's definitely of Scot-Irish decent) but we're not positive. I plan on calling one of my aunts this afternoon when I have some time and hopefully she can fill me in if she knows. My cousin is also working on it and he was able to trace our last name (Mantz) all the way back to Germany in the late 1400's. Since the Mantz clan (my paternal grand dad) and the Funk clan (my paternal grand mother) joined in marriage in the 1920's or 30's he should be able to find the right lineage.
I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks!
Added by Popeye on Mar 13, 2013 11:31 AM
|Janet Colvin||William and Mary Marlow|
Thanks for the nudge to link Mary and William Marlow. I thought that had already been done, but must have been overlooked.
Added by Janet Colvin on Feb 09, 2013 10:39 AM
|GraveRobber||Montana Crosen Obit|
Thank you so much for sending her obit. I've added it to the memorial. I went through her siblings and now have all but two linked in, and have sent edits for the other two to the respective memorial owners. I love having obits as it allows me to put in all those family links!
Happy New Year!
Added by GraveRobber on Jan 04, 2013 5:07 PM
|A Horan||RE: Patrick & Rita Oates headstones|
You're very welcome for the photos. Thank you so much for your very thoughtful message. I enjoy being able to do this, and am honored to be able to contribute.
Added by A Horan on Apr 10, 2012 8:44 AM
I am requesting permission to use some of your pictures, for the purpose of family history. All credit will be given to you.
Thanks, for all your time.
Added by PGC on Mar 28, 2012 7:48 PM
Thanks, for the photo, you are wonderful !!!
Added by PGC on Mar 28, 2012 7:41 PM
|GDandy||RE: Dot Ellis's headstone|
It was a beautiful drive and a **gorgeous** cemetery, so I will make another trip in a few months for you, when the engraving should be done. :-) The caretaker there was very friendly and warm and seemed to know your family, which just gave the nicest feeling.
Happy to help, even if it wasn't much help, lol,
Added by GDandy on Mar 27, 2012 4:27 PM
|Judy T. H.||Mary Ellen Tharpe Manuel Fristoe|
Janice -- Thank you so much for the clarification. I had no idea Mary Manuel and Mary Fristoe were the same person. You have cleared up several questions with this information, and I appreciate it very much! Thanks again for all you have done!! Judy
Added by Judy T. H. on Mar 26, 2012 9:05 PM
|Paisley||RE: Thanks for the Headstone Photos|
It was my pleasure. The Savage Cemetery is close to home for me so I have kind of adopted it. I get giddy when I see picture requests come in for that particular cemetery.
Added by Paisley on Mar 25, 2012 6:09 PM
|Anonymous Graver||Alexander/ria Grubbs|
I have often wondered about the name. On his death certificate, his name is Alexandria Wister Grubbs. It says he's buried at Rockland. On his wife's death certificate, her husband's name is listed as W E Grubbs. Rockland is listed as her burial location as well. The marriage register gives his name as Alex W Grubbs. On the 1900 census, he's A W; on 1860 it's Alex'r; on 1870 it's Alexander; on 1880 it's Wister; on 1910 it's Alexandria W; and on 1920 it's Wister. I'd love to know for sure which it is, so I hope you can find a headstone than may be able to settle the question.
Added by Anonymous Graver on Mar 14, 2012 2:47 AM
|FDP||RE: Pearl Tobin Latham|
You're very welcome, Janice. Her plot info is: Sec. 12, Site 90, if you want to add it.
Added by FDP on Feb 27, 2012 1:15 PM
|TmShrader||Thomas James Wotring|
Thank you for adding this. I am doing family history research and there really isnt much about him for public view. He was the biological father of my uncle. Again, thank you!!!
Added by TmShrader on Feb 10, 2012 3:49 AM
|Wendy L Velasquez||Waunita|
lol....thanks for changing Waunita. Before you had Wuanita and then you changed it to Juanita, but it is Waunita. Thanks Wendy
Added by Wendy L Velasquez on Feb 08, 2012 1:43 PM
|Yvonne Nelson||RE: Edward & Evelyn Wines marker|
Janice, I live about 5 minutes from Forest Lawn & I also took several other pictures of the location where the Wines markers are. If you would like those photos, let me know & I would delighted to forward them to you. It was a please to take these photos for you. Yvonne
Added by Yvonne Nelson on Jan 08, 2012 10:05 PM
|The Bull||RE: Nicholas Helsley's gravestone|
You are very welcome! Finns Point is my favorite cemetery.
Added by The Bull on Dec 21, 2011 4:12 PM
|J and K||RE: Lower Cemetery|
Thank you! I've seen the description that the cemetery was located near a block plant, but I still wasn't able to locate it. Based on what you've posted on Find-a-Grave, it looks like you're descended from the Hauns too (Lydia). The headstone photos for her and James Wallace Miller were some of the first photos I posted on this site. I lived in Washington and was able to visit the Kirkland Cemetery where they are buried. I did not know she had any children before marrying George Poland. Was Samuel Miller related to James Miller? Did she have any children with George Poland?
Sorry for all the questions. I really appreciate your help!
Added by J and K on Nov 14, 2011 4:32 PM