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Sue Seeterlin Rice
I noticed you asked a question about this surname. I am not related in any way, but am looking for a burial site of William Dion McKillop, who died in the Vietnam War. His memorial # is 140532388. Any idea who this young hero is??
Sue Rice
Waterford, Michigan

Added by Sue Seeterlin Rice on May 10, 2015 8:39 AM

Jack Parry
Jonathan Nye
I have entered the material you suggested but added a few remarks of my own. Having checked the burial records, it showed that Jonathan died in Weathersfield but is buried in Brownington which is 120 miles north of Weathersfield. I could find no rational information as to why he was buried here and not in Weathersfield.
Jack Parry
Orleans, Vermont

Added by Jack Parry on Nov 03, 2014 11:51 AM

RE: McKillops
All my McKillop's are in Chicago and Ireland. No McKillop connections in Michigan that I'm aware of. My line starts with James McKillop & Maria Sheridan. They had 9 children and two of their sons, Alexander & Samuel are in Chicago. Alexander and his wife Mary Ann McHenry is the line my mother-in-law descends from. I have not researched the other 7 children.

Added by FJL on Aug 06, 2014 11:25 AM

RE: McKillop
My husband's Mother was a McKillop. I have not been able to make a connection to Mary McKillop (buried at Mt. Olivet) to her line. I do not have a Jane in my data base and do not know if William & Mary had a daughter Jane. Sorry I could not be of more help.

Added by FJL on Aug 06, 2014 9:05 AM

Katherine White
Ely in Lancaster, New York
I noticed you had an interest in this family. I am transcribing and photo-documenting the older sections of Lancaster Rural cemetery in Erie County, New York and have added 3 or 4 more Ely's in the last month or so. Most notably, Mary Ann Ely who I literally uncovered today. I believe there are still a dozen more without memorials scattered throughout the cemetery (10,000 burials or thereabouts). Kathi

Added by Katherine White on Mar 22, 2014 10:30 PM

Jodie Jenks
Edgar Decker
I noticed that you don't have the death and birth dates for Edgar Decker. I have the page 42 and 43 copied from the "Bellevue Riverside Cemetery" records which contain the Decker stats.

Edgar J. Decker
born 1865
died 7-5-1934
lot 4C-88-3

He was buried in the Riverside Cemetery, but since there is no signage outside of the cemetery when the first person who setup the Find A Grave site didn't know it's real name and labeled they it "Bellevue." Indeed many of the locals do call it the Bellevue Cemetery, the Liberian tells me. But those in the know call it the Riverside Cemetery. The Bellevue Historical Society maintains the book about the interments in the cemetery and keep a copy in the library. It is now, I think, being updated for the years 2000-2010.

Added by Jodie Jenks on Aug 23, 2013 9:23 PM

Diggin for one
Edwin B Ely

Thank you for the additional information to include on his memorial. Just to verify, his middle name was Becksmith and his father's was Beckwith?

Are you also from an "Ely" line?. I have hit a brick wall with mine. They also were from New York, New York City and moved to Michigan between 1860-1870.



Added by Diggin for one on Jul 25, 2013 7:43 AM

Jodie Jenks
Richard Decker Information
I am sorry to add another message to your list, however, I noticed that only two people with the surname Decker listed in the Riverside Cemetery (aka Bellevue Cemetery) "Birth, Death, and Burials" were not in Find A Grave. I am going to add them tonight and if you wish me to turn them over to you let me know. I can't see any way they can possible be related to me.

You can call the library at 267-763-3369 to verify my information. They do free phone checks on the above book. Sometimes I get things mixed up... And I always try to verify things any way.


Added by Jodie Jenks on Jun 13, 2013 8:11 PM

Jodie Jenks
Herbert, Lila, and Amanda's Memorial photo's
I bet you will like to know that I found their stones today and took their pictures. But I have a technical problem with my camera. I can't get them out of it. ;) I forgot to put the disk in it. So I'll up load the picture today when I figure out how to do it or wait until tomorrow and shoot it again with the disk IN my camera.

It looks like you have lots of information on Herbert, Lila and Amanda already. There was very little extra information in the book I used to find the plot information on Herbert. Herbert was not buried at the place where they said he was and it was accident I found him. Your lucky I found him.

If I find any extra information you don't already have I'll let you know.

And so it goes...


Added by Jodie Jenks on Jun 13, 2013 4:12 PM

Jodie Jenks
Decker et al
I just visited the Bellevue Cemetery. It's really a large cemetery considering how small Bellevue is. They have two traffic lights, but one is a blinker. It is wonderfully taken care and the rear end has a wonderful view.
Now on to the bad part... I took my camera, but I didn't put the disk back into it last night after I downloaded some pictures into my computer. I also had no idea where to start looking for any one's ancestors since the cemetery is so large. (There are now 17 requests on my list.) So I decided to find the township clerk or whoever it is that takes care of the plot. So I headed back downtown which was of course just two lights away and discovered that the township hall is only opened only on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00am to 2:00pm so I'll have to go back next week for help. (I wonder what people do who work during the day and have business with the township?)
Some people who made requests were able to me give their plot information, but it won't do me any good to have the information when I don't have the plot itself and I don't. I'll try to find it on line but I may not find it I know some of you have been waiting since May. I'm very sorry about that. I've been in that position, too, and I know how it feels.
So please hold your hopes (horses, really, but I love to mix up my metaphors!) until next week.
One last thing, about 11 miles from Bellevue is the county seat which has an active genealogy society, The Charlotte County Genealogy Society. They do look ups. I don't know if they charge. Their hours are from 10 am to 2 am from Monday to Thursday. (Does that sound semi-familiar?) The Society has been working on digitizing all of the old record that were left behind in the old courthouse after the new court was built. My favorite is payments for black bird's wings. Their telephone number is 517-542-9792 and their web site is They also have a cemetery data base for Eaton County at which includes Riverside Cemetery AKA Bellevue Cemetery which makes one wonder what is the correct name for the cemetery.
Thank you very much for reading this poor excuse for communicating…

Jodie Schram Jenks

P.S. Charlotte has at least 6 traffic lights and more blinkers than 6, I think. Plus, there are many restaurants and two nice rather new motels. So it would be a good place to stay while you are checking out your ancestors.

Added by Jodie Jenks on Jun 06, 2013 11:03 PM

Nancy Hart
I also posted Florence Nye Parker d. 1891 & her husband Richard Parker d. 1919. They were in the same plot.

Added by Nancy Hart on May 27, 2013 9:51 AM

Lorraine Figueroa
Edwin B. Ely
Edwin's grave is at Bosworth Cemetery. I also have a close up of Alice's side of the stone if you'd like it. Also, while looking through cemetery records, I came across the obituary that was written Oct.28, 1909 for Mrs. Mary Green Ely, Edwin's mother. If you'd like it, I'd be glad to send you a copy.

Added by Lorraine Figueroa on May 02, 2013 3:45 PM

Ruby Upthagrove
I did a quick peek through the index I have, and it seems like you got all the Foote family who are documented. The index was created from existing stones at the time, so it is possible you might find more documented in obits or other sources. I will keep my eye out for you though. We have so much family there; we will be working in the West Carmel cemetery for a while.

Added by Ruby Upthagrove on Apr 04, 2013 9:17 AM

Deamus Payne
Both these stones are in section S. It is a small section right about in the middle of the cemetery. Iva may not be there since the stone has no death date. Deamus does so unless it was transferred to anotherb cemetery should be there. Ed Houghtling walked this entire cemetery years ago and recorded the stones. Ed took no pictures so several people have been doing that.

Added by JLL on Oct 03, 2012 5:24 PM

Tracie (Sklar) Gilding
RE: Opal Mitchell
I have actually had photos of all the stones for awhile now, I just haven't gotten them all posted. I don't remember if these mitchells were near it or not but there are the following mitchells in that cemetery:

Alice, Delmonte, Scott, Joyce, Hollis, James, Meribah, Pearl, and Hollis(a second one)

I will try to get these photo's posted tonight.

Added by Tracie (Sklar) Gilding on Sep 24, 2012 3:42 PM

Fern Bray
RE: Jennings, H @ Riverside Cemetery
You are welcome, glad I could help, it should have been up two years ago along with the "wide" shot I did then :>). I also, put captions under each, to view just click the image.
Please put Fern Bray-Photographer, Remember When in the credits. You are very welcome.
Sincerely, Fern
P.S. Interesting fact on Henry is the way they spelled his name.

Added by Fern Bray on Apr 09, 2012 2:28 PM

Bob Wright
RE: Thank you
You are welcome to use the photos however you choose. The Jennings markers are flush with the ground on the side of a hill, and Herbert Jennings marker may have disappeared below the sod.

Added by Bob Wright on Mar 13, 2012 5:00 PM

Riverside Kalamazoo-Baldwin
I'm adding Lydia's marker it just says Lydia.
I researched the plot and found her death certificate so this is her.
If you want the link's send me an E-mail
Lydia Hannah Nieuwland Baldwin.
She is buried next to Abraham Nieuwland.

Added by Paul on Feb 09, 2012 9:36 AM

gladwin gal
RE: Re: McKimmy
Regarding, Sommers Columbus McKimmy. I only know! he ties in with (our) McKimmy Ancestry/History. He is a Descendant of: James & Mary Elizabeth (Wilt) McKimmy of: Preston County, WV & he was the oldest child of 14 total siblings. My Gt. Gt. Rev. Perry was the next oldest & being very involved in family research. I've had the pleasure of making contact with (2) other Marion L. McKimmy descendant's. Who came to (our) 2004 Church of the Brethren McKimmy Reunion here in Beaverton, Michigan. A Ruby Lindsay, is actually a friend down that way. Who helped me tap into (our) Lansing, MI relatives down that way... She gave me a Census Report where Sommers was slightly mispelled. I have an Electronic PDF file on the McKimmy's. Where i'm one of (3) Author's. Other (2) Cousin's being from Francis McKimmy line. A son of: James & Mary McKimmy. My Gt. Gt. Grand Uncle.

Added by gladwin gal on Nov 02, 2010 12:52 PM

gladwin gal
Re: McKimmy
Hello! just noticed. We are connected by: Your memorial for Violet Elizabeth (McKimmy) De Waele. Daughter of: Sommers Columbus McKimmy & Evelyn Ellsworth Decker. Sommers father Marion L. McKimmy, was the oldest son of: James & Mary Elizabeth (Wilt) McKimmy. An oldest brother of: 14 children. My Gt. Gt. Grandfather was Rev. Perry McKimmy another son of: James & Mary Elizabeth Wilt McKimmy. I have ton's of information on the McKimmy's & use to be the McKimmy Reunion President. Held in Beaverton, MI at the Church of the Brethren Church in Gladwin Co, Michigan. Would love to hear from you.

Added by gladwin gal on Oct 26, 2010 9:07 AM

Bobbie Creech
Ethel F Decker Ruff
Please contact me at, reference Ethel Ruff.
thanks bobbie r creech

Added by Bobbie Creech on Sep 05, 2010 4:53 PM


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