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mindy harrelson (#47298053)
 member for 4 years, 7 months, 25 days
Gina Allen
The McGowans
Hi there. My name is Gina Allen. I noticed that you had posted photos and such about the McGowans...Earl, George, Robert, Josie? Do you have connection to them? Robert (the minister) was my grandfathers grandfather. My grandfather was Robert Allen son of Ethel McGowan. Ethel was the daughter of Robert and Josie. I would love to hear any info you may have regarding the McGowans. I am confused where the Harrelson name came in Thanks so much. Have a blessed day.

Added by Gina Allen on Mar 24, 2014 5:40 PM

William Wheatley
I have added photos for William and the others in the lot.

Sec W Lot 79
William Wheatley d1983
Josephine Wheatley d1978
Chester Wickham d1943
Eugene Wickham d1994

Added by Christina on Sep 08, 2013 8:50 AM

Pam Morgan
RE: Earl mcgowan
You are very welcome. Glad to have helped....

Added by Pam Morgan on Apr 30, 2013 10:44 PM

White, Virgil
I added the photo to both Virgil and Lucinda's memorials.

Added by Christina on Feb 09, 2013 7:37 PM

Evelyn Huey
Strange in Restland
Mindy - Did you contact the cemetery to have them clean up the grave site. Last time I was there grave was covered with grass.

Added by Evelyn Huey on Jan 11, 2013 2:30 PM

Steve Gorbet
RE: Guy/Ursula Rich
Guy and Ursula were in a family plot that also included Martha, Thor, Virgil and Faye Rich. I set up a memorial and added photos for them also.

Added by Steve Gorbet on Nov 30, 2012 10:42 PM

Amber N
Eugene Hook
Hello Mindy. Sorry but I cannot delete any pictures other than my own. You'll have to contact the photographer to have it removed.

Added by Amber N on Aug 02, 2012 8:47 AM

Sherry Patterson
RE: Florence Gram/Hook
Mindy, I am so sorry, but I can not remove the other picture. I am glad I can help. Sherry

Added by Sherry Patterson on Jul 30, 2012 5:08 PM

Sherry Patterson
RE: Florence Gram/Hook
Mindy, I don't understand. Which Eugene father or son

Added by Sherry Patterson on Jul 30, 2012 4:37 PM

Sherry Patterson
RE: Florence Gram/Hook
Mindy, I went back to the cemetery today. Eugene has a single headstone stone, I didn't see a stone for Florence. I have added the Hook's plot stone. I have a picture that show all of the Hook plot. Sherry

Added by Sherry Patterson on Jul 30, 2012 1:07 PM

Gloria Kidder
Photo request for James Snyder
Range Cemetery Madison Co.
I am sending you a headstone of Snyder, Civil War Vet. because right in front of it is a footstone with the name, Margaret M w/o James Snyder 1832-1909 There is no other marker there for James. If this is not the person you want, let me know.

Added by Gloria Kidder on Apr 26, 2012 10:37 PM

Amber N
RE: eugene hook in st bernards cemetery
Hi Mindy. It won't let me delete it. I seen that you wrote the photographer but it hasn't been changed yet. Maybe try another photo request of it and just add a note about the current pic being wrong. Or try writing the lady back. Sorry I couldn't help.

Added by Amber N on Mar 25, 2012 9:05 PM

Jim McMahon
RE: lillian Mittelsdorf grave
You're welcome. I was glad to help. God bless.

Added by Jim McMahon on Feb 01, 2012 7:18 PM

RE: walp
I noticed that I had copies of all 15 Gallia County Twp Cemetery books and checked the index in each one and could find no other Walp family members.

I haven't had the time to enter all those records. I'll probably have material still left to add when it gets time for another trip next year!

I will offer this in the "for what it's worth" department. My ancestor, James Price, lived all his life (or so I was told) in Raccoon Twp, Gallia County, so I concentrated on Gallia County last year when I tried, in vain, to find him. After a week of pouring through Gallia county cemetery records (there are a lot of Price entries, but many of them are Welsh and he wasn't) I got a lead about a Price family in Jackson county. Turns out that is where he was buried! Pattonsville cemetery just over the Gallia county line in Jackson county. Not only was he buried there, but his brother and his parents! They were big landowners in Jackson county and I had never looked there because I thought he always lived in Gallia.

So when you have one of those "border" families they can sometimes be found in a neighboring county rather than where you thought they always lived and died!

Happy Hunting!

Added by dhintx on Nov 16, 2011 5:15 PM

RE: walp
My entries were based on work done by the Gallia County Historical Society back around 1979 and then updated in 1999 when they published their work. I found their little pamphlet books in the Gallia County library when I visited there in 2010 while searching for some of my ancestors.

I double checked the copies that I made to see if I had not been able to read the entire page (their copier sucked!), but it doesn't look like they found anything other than the two children of Noah & Elizabeth at McCauley. That still doesn't mean that your Noah & Elizabeth aren't there, but there probably is no marker.

I also had copied the index for Raccoon Twp cemeteries and the only entry for Walp is the page for the McCauley cemetery. Sorry. Wish I had better news for you, but I don't.

Added by dhintx on Nov 16, 2011 4:57 PM

Joshua Beal
Star Point

My apologies for being silent so long. I have been extremely busy, and even had to fly to Washington D.C. this past week and then drive home. Exhausting, to say the least.

The report states a location for the Red River based on stone lines. Two of the stone lines listed are listed as being on the Star Point Plantation property, one of which is listed as being so many meters from the main house. It sounds like the plantation house was in the vicinity around Crichton, but how close I do not know. In 1965 the Army Corps of Engineers began reshaping the course of the Red River to prevent future flooding. My research has been arduous and inconclusive; however I suspect the town of Crichton may now be at the bottom of current day Crichton Lake just south of East Point. I do not believe the plantation house itself is under water, although it is possible the river was routed over it. I have had very little definitive answers from my inquiries to LSU-Shreveport, Louisiana State Library, Coushatta Public Library, Louisiana-Shreveport Army Corps of Engineers, and a couple of other contacts. As soon as I know more I will be sure to let you know.


Added by Joshua Beal on Nov 15, 2011 1:02 AM

Joshua Beal
1893 Army Corps of Engineers Red River survey

Page 265, states location of Star Point plantation in respect to Red River stone lines.

Added by Joshua Beal on Nov 02, 2011 9:34 PM

Joshua Beal
You found BoPeep! Good hunting, Mindy!!

Added by Joshua Beal on Oct 26, 2011 2:24 PM

Joshua Beal
Springville Cemetery
A possibility. I really think the best way to approach this is from the ground up; the foundation being the true geographical location of Star Point Plantation. I am going to try and call Springville and LSU today and see what I can dig up. Once we can find Star Point on google 3D maps I think the hilltop reference by Lucia is the best topographical clue to finding it. I will also investigate the Creighton church cemetery Marie mentions, for good measure. Let me know your thoughts.


Added by Joshua Beal on Oct 13, 2011 1:30 PM

Joshua Beal
FYI...I have created a memorial for Lorenz Vodopivec using his portrait and information from the transcript. I have linked Anna and Lucille to him. My new project is to find his grave and bring him to Kansas. I'm sure it will take several years, and may even need to check into pricing of ground penetrating radar; but I feel it deserves a concerted effort. Let me know if you come across any more clues to his whereabouts. Also, I tried to find Star Point on google satellite maps the other day...any idea where it is in relation to Coushatta. I thought it was pretty close to the river? Thanks,


Added by Joshua Beal on Oct 07, 2011 6:51 AM

Joshua Beal
New Photos
Oh Mindy! What a wonderful surprise it was to find the new photos you had posted to Ana and Peter's memorials; especially the one from Star Point Plantation!!! What wonderful family history you are sharing, thank you!

Added by Joshua Beal on Sep 23, 2011 9:27 AM

Joshua Beal
My mistake about BoPeep...I misunderstood and always thought that Frances was BoPeep because she was youngest. The name Rich does ring a bell now. I would love to have a copy of the narrative. Somewhere in existence there are also audio taped interviews, I was once told. Of which I believe is transcribed to be the narrative you are talking about. Thanks for the invite, I didn't know I could do that on Ancestry. As soon as I figure it out too I will invite you to mine; give me a couple minutes. From here on out I will also correspond by e-mail so as not to clog up your page, lol. So glad we found each other to share excited!

Added by Joshua Beal on Sep 19, 2011 5:03 PM

Joshua Beal

I do not know where Marie or Ursula are buried, but I fuzzily recall that the man in NJ I spoke with was the husband of one of Ursula's daughters. Hope that helps.


Added by Joshua Beal on Sep 19, 2011 2:01 PM

Joshua Beal

We called her "Nana". I have better photos from a recent trip. I actually was down to Missouri two weeks ago and saw her. I did, at one time, have a copy of transcripts that someone in New Jersey had sent me after we'd spoken over the phone. I have the ship manifest from when they immigrated, and also know where Lorenzo is buried. I located the plantation which sits empty and has for some time, and spoke a few years back with a local historian about it by phone. Some day I would love to go there. As far as Nana goes, she lived in a "mother-in-law apartment" built into the basement of my grandparents' house in Hamilton, Missouri until her death in 1990 (so I guess I was 9, not 8). She kept a dish of wedding mints out in the living room, and kept packs of bubblicious gum in the kitchen cubbard for us great grandkids. She ALWAYS had Tang...a family staple now. And in her living room she taught me to knit, and kept a tree with iridescent-like flat circle shaped leaves that she called a money tree. She would leave pennies in the dirt bellow it for us to pick out, lol. My fond memories aside my mother has told me that Nana often spoke harshly of colored people because she held some resentment that they had been treated better than the Vodopivec family when they worked the plantation. I have some great photos from online of Osp, the village they came from in Slovenia, and one that is awesome and shows the village in the Osp Valley overlooking Trieste, Italy and the Mediterranean Sea to the east. I would be very curious to know what kinds of materials you have as well. Thanks for replying!


Added by Joshua Beal on Sep 19, 2011 1:54 PM

Joshua Beal
Anna Barut Vodopivec
Hello Mindy, I am Anna Vodopivec's great-great-grandson. Which would make us cousins of sorts, I guess. Just came across you and wanted to say hello. Message me if you ever want to bounce genealogy info between each other.

Joshua Beal
Pella, Iowa

P.S. Lucia Vodopivec (Lucille Waters Thomson) is my great grandmother and I remember her well until her death when I was about 8 years old.

Added by Joshua Beal on Sep 19, 2011 2:13 AM


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