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Joyce (#47416476)
 member for 3 years, 7 months, 9 days
Larry Van Dyke
Gooch Cemetery
I see you have taken several pictures at the Gooch cemetery and from what I can tell it looks like someone has done some cleaning on it. Am I correct? I have done some work on it from time to time and had planned to get back up and do some work this spring but other activities have taken priority.

Larry Van Dyke

Added by Larry Van Dyke on Jun 30, 2014 1:56 PM

Judy Youngs Woody
Vera Woodside
I must have left a sentence out of the obituary, if you would like this transferred to you, send me your Find A Grave ID number. Judy

Added by Judy Youngs Woody on Nov 20, 2013 2:39 PM

Louise Brown White
William Morton Hawkins
Transfer made.

Added by Louise Brown White on Oct 04, 2013 3:02 PM

Louise Brown White
RE: William Morton Hawkins
Find A Grave will not take me to his memorial tonite. Please click on the edit button on his memorial to send message to me and then I can go straight to the memorial. Sorry I don't remember which cemetery it is located in so I can transfer to you.

Added by Louise Brown White on Oct 03, 2013 9:05 PM

Mary Parks
RE: Ruth Ann/Armstrong Cassity
I have pictures that could be them but no confirmation. I keep hoping I will find someone who can confirm. The sad thing is I remember my Grandmother and her sister each had the same photo that I think could possibly be Armstrong Russell Cassity and they both told me who it was and I just can't remember what they told me. I will keep trying!

Added by Mary Parks on Oct 03, 2013 11:08 AM

Louise Brown White
William Morton Hawkins
I see the flowers you left. Nice. I am not related. Would like his memorial transferred to yourself.

Added by Louise Brown White on Oct 02, 2013 10:14 PM

Mary Parks
RE: Ruth Ann/Armstrong Cassity
Just wanted to let you know that I added the Civil War picture of Wm. M. Hawkins. It is clearly marked with his name and Co at the bottom. Just to refresh your memory, his wife, Minerva, was a sister to my GGG Grandmother, Elizabeth Cassity Hayes.

Added by Mary Parks on Oct 02, 2013 9:57 AM

Don DeWitt
Hi again

Could you post the photo at

on his wifes grave too?



Added by Don DeWitt on Aug 14, 2013 4:56 AM

Leslie Vollnogle
William Swan #25157156
Burt manages William Swan's memorial. You need to contact him to attach William to his parents.
Elizabeth #72901643 and Jesse Swan #12710294.

Added by Leslie Vollnogle on Jul 02, 2013 5:26 PM

Jill Alexander
RE: Mary Purdin headstone
Hi Joyce,
Thank you very much for finding Mary Purdin's headstone for me. I appreciate your hard work.
Warm regards from Arizona, Jill Metcalf-Alexander

Added by Jill Alexander on May 28, 2013 8:32 AM

Don DeWitt
Cassity and Patterson photos
Thank you for your efforts

The families appreciate you energy!


Added by Don DeWitt on May 27, 2013 4:27 PM

Gary Murrell
RE: Transfer request for Mary Gray
By all means you should keep it. It's management is "in the family", and that's what's important. I guess we are cousins. I sent off a message today to the manager of the memorial for Ellinor (Gray) Swan calling attention to the error in the birth date of Ellinor - from 1832 to 1842 if my memory is correct.

Good to hear from you, Joyce. Have you been to Salem, Iowa to see thie South Salem cemetery? The museum there has somme ancient items on display donated by my Maxwell family. Pretty cool!
== Gary Murrell ==

Added by Gary Murrell on Feb 06, 2013 9:08 PM

Gary Murrell
Transfer request for Mary Gray
Thank you for posting the memorial for Mary (Pickett) Gray (Find A Grave 65508715). Mary is the wife of Absalom Gray and is buried at Salem South Cemetery in Salem, Henry County, Iowa.

I would like very much for you to transfer Mary's memorial to me, assuming you are not also a descendant. Mary is my 3rd great grandmother. I am descended from Absalom's and Mary's second of nine children, Ruth Gray. Ruth married Jacob Maxwell, Jr. in 1851 in Salem. Jacokb's parents, Jacob, Sr. and wife Margaret (Heavenridge)Maxwell,are also my 3rd great grandparents and also buried in South Salem cemetery. Jacob, Jr and Ruth Maxwell had seven children, the fourth being my great grandmother Mary Margaret Maxwell.

Thank you for considering this transfer.
== Gary Murrell (Find A Grave #47216922).

Added by Gary Murrell on Feb 06, 2013 1:28 PM

Don DeWitt
RE: William Calhoon
Hi Joyce

I told Larry who I know that I will delete my memorial once he transfers it to me so that I can make the corrections and links. Even though my memorial is older he found the cemetery! ha ha
I have his wife linked to both memorials until we make the transfer.

I would like to add:

From 'The Warrens and You' by Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry:
William Calhoon's father was killed in the War of 1812, and he was left an orphan early in life. He was bound out, but at the age of fourteen ran away from his master. He lived successfully in Ohio, Indiana, and Missouri, making his home in the latter state, in Linn County, near the Sullivan County line; being one of the earliest settlers of the same. At that time he owned but one or two horses but at the time of his death was the possessor of 3,600 acres of land, and was one of the most influential men of the county.

Mr. and Mrs. Calhoon were the parents of eight children. Mrs. Calhoon was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.
Among the foulest deeds which blacken the war history of this community was the murder of William Calhoon. While away on business, he chanced be in Scottsville late in the evening of August 27, 1864. While there, he and several other citizens were captured by a posse of men, ostensibly for the purpose of hunting guerillas. They, then, started for Mr. Calhoon's home, and upon arriving at the same, Mr. Calhoon entered the house, closely guarded, to get water for the men and himself. His wife asked him where he was going, and he replied they were going to hunt guerillas, which was the last remark that fell from his lips. They then mounted their horses, some stopping at a melon patch. Mr. Calhoon and John Hatcher rode on. Two men accompanying them came back and soon two shots were heard. When Mr. Calhoon's body was found, it was pierced with two shots, either of which would have proved fatal. His pockets were rifled, and his papers were scattered. Mr. Calhoon was a wealthy man, and it was known that he had sold some cattle but a few days previous to the murder, which facts led to the belief he was killed for his money.

If this is ok with you.



Added by Don DeWitt on Jan 23, 2013 4:50 PM

Phil Swan
John Swan b 11 Mar 1721
John & Eliz Lucas Swan were my 4th grt-grandparents. John's parents were John & Eliz Green Foster. John b.~1696 in Maryland and d 5 Jun 1727; Eliz Green Foster b.27 Jun 1683 d. bef. 17 Aug 1750 was the widow of John Foster and they had 5 boys. John Swan and Eliz Green Foster Swan had only John, Jr. and sister, Comfort Swan b. 5 Jul 1725. Marr. & baptism records at St. Barnabas' Episcopal Church in Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Maryland. Comfort married Arthur Thompson ~1740 in St. Barnabas' Episcopal Church. After John Swan died, widow Eliz marr. Robert Brown 11 Dec 1732. My YDNA analysis shows that I am a descendant of Edward Swann of Eagleton Plantation in Maryland. We believe that John Swan b~1696 was the son of James Swann, Sr.b~1668, who was a son of Edward b~1630 in Kent County, England. We are actively looking for another male Swan descendant of John & Eliz Lucas Swan to test DNA. Can you recommend someone? Please write my email for MUCH more information. Regards,
Phil Swan

Added by Phil Swan on Dec 14, 2012 7:05 AM

Joyce, I am so glad to hear from you. Yes, we do have common ancestors. Would you mind sending me your email address? I can attach documentation to you that way which is easier than through

Thank you so much!!! for telling me about the genealogy section of the Brookfield library! I will definitely spend some time there.

Would it be possible to meet you while I am in Missouri? I fly into Kansas City on Tuesday, Nov. 6 and will drive directly to Brookfield, Gooch Cemetery, etc. Do you live around the area, or do your parents?

I am excited to make this connection. I've been trying for some days to get in touch with someone with whom I might be related in the Linn County area.

Alice Hanks Allen
Great-granddaughter of Missouri Linn Gooch
and Fielden Shelton Hanks, 406-580-3325

Added by Alice on Nov 03, 2012 10:13 PM


My name is Alice Mabel Hanks, and I love on Gooch Hill near Bozeman, Montana. I will be coming to Linn County to research my ancestry next week. I'm hoping you can give me some information; I've traced both the Hanks and the Gooch name on, but am running into some conflicting information.

Are you familiar with the Gooch Cemetry and know where I can find accurate records? Would my best bet be to go to the Linn County Courthouse?

Thank you for any information and guidance you can give me.


Alice Hanks

Added by Alice on Nov 01, 2012 1:31 PM

Linda Urich
Wm b & Eliz Warren
Also my g g grandparents. Would enjoy hearing from you. I live near the cemetery.


Added by Linda Urich on Oct 13, 2012 2:11 PM

RE: Edward Newton
You are welcome. Glad I could help

Added by baack40 on Aug 23, 2012 9:07 AM

Mary Rose Chambers
Thank you so much for providing the photo of the headstone for Mary Rose Chambers. It is such a wonderful service for those of us who are unable to travel all around the U.S. visiting cemeteries.

Millie Allmond

Added by Millie on Jun 12, 2012 9:59 PM

Don DeWitt
Cecil memorial

Added by Don DeWitt on May 30, 2012 1:05 PM

Don DeWitt
RE: William H and Ida E Smith Family
I see that I can not transfer them to you because I am the second owner.

I requested that the owner (SHaron Brown) of all of the other Smith family members you mentioned, would link them to their parents.

So hopefully
what you requested will occur soon.


Added by Don DeWitt on May 30, 2012 1:03 PM

Don DeWitt
Aunt Bessie's mother was a Stufflebean

Added by Don DeWitt on May 30, 2012 12:57 PM

Don DeWitt
RE: William H and Ida E Smith Family
my relationship is via my Aunt Bessie Stufflebean Richardson

That is me (the little boy) in the photo.

Added by Don DeWitt on May 30, 2012 12:51 PM

Don DeWitt
RE: William H and Ida E Smith Family
If you would like for me to transfer them to you I can do that.
Just make a request on each memorial.

linking goes from children to parents
not parents to children
so that can always be a problem

I am very very remotely connected to this clan so I am happy to hand the memorials over to you if that helps.


Added by Don DeWitt on May 30, 2012 12:48 PM


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