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Karen Norrod
RE: Amos David Starnes
Barbara, you are very welcome! I had never been to the Texas State Cemetery before--it is just beautiful there. I am glad I finally went and was able to help you out! Take care! Karen

Added by Karen Norrod on Mar 25, 2015 6:05 AM

Lucy Ann Akins Boyle
I see this on A/C:
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Biographical Sketch of James Sage Akins, M.D.
James S. Akins, M.D., is one of the prominent citizens of Loraine. In connection with the practice of medicine, he carries on a drug store and is the efficient Postmaster of the village.
He was born in Franklin, Venango County, Pa., July 11, 1838, and is the fourth in order of birth in a family of nine children, five of whom are yet living. The parents were Robert and Lucy (Sage) Akins, the former born in Montreal, Canada, Feburary 14, 1799, and the latter in Vermont in 1808. The paternal grandfather was of English birth and emigrated to Canada, whence he came to the United States. Robert Akins was a carpenter and followed that trade during the greater part of his life. He and four brothers served in the War of 1812. His death occourred in Shawneetown, Ill., in 1856, and his wife died in Plymouth, Hancock County, Ill., in 1858. He was a member of the Baptist Church and she was a Methodist in religious belief.
The Doctor received very meagre educational privileges. When a lad of twelve, his father wanted him to go with an uncle who was a sailor on Lake Erie, but on account of the stories of shipwrecks and dangers which the uncle had related, his proposal was not received with favor by young Akins. His father insisted, however, and rather than go he left home, making his way to Jamestown, N.Y. He journeyed mostly on foot, and sometimes slept in the woods at night. He was variously employed for two years, but earned his own board and clothes and acquired a little money besides. At length, he determined to try his fortune in the West, and worked his way down the rivers by boat to Shawneetown, Ill., where he had relatives living. There he hired out to a farmer, and one of the provisions of the contract was that he should receive instructions in reading, writing and arithmetic. He remained with his employer two years, and during that time studied hard, making rapid progress in the elementary branches of learning, especially in mathematics. In 1856, he came to Adams County and for three years worked as a carpenter. In 1858, he started for Pike's Peak, being one of the first to cross the plains. After a few months, he returned, but the following year again went, and altogether made the trip across the plains six times, becoming quite familiar with the wild and mountainous regions of Colorado and Montana. He was in Denver when a few shanties constituted that city. He spent some time working at his trade in Montana, and erected several buildings in Virginia City, including the Recorder's Office. He probably made the first shingle manufactured in that territory. He saw herds of one thousand buffaloes, and killed hundreds of those animals. He had some narrow escapes from the Indians and experienced some severe privations. For a time he successfully engaged in mining in California Gulch, Colorado, and in 1867 returned home.
On again reaching Adams County, Dr. Akins built a sawmill in Keene Township, which he operated for two years, when his health failed him and he sold out. He had previously read medicine for some time, and in 1869 he took a course of lectures in the Eclectic Medical College of Cincinnati, Ohio, from which he graduated in 1871, At that time Loraine had just been platted and the Doctor, erecting one of the first buildings in the new town, at once began practice, which he has followed continuously since, with the exception of about a year. He has met with good success and in addition to this has conducted a drug store for twenty years.
In the year 1859, Dr. Akins was married to Josephine, daughter of John McFarland, one of the pioneers of Adams County. Six children have been born unto them: Alice, wife of S.P. Lemmon, of Quincy; Harry D., who is married and resides in Quincy; William, a prosperous farmer, who is married and resides in Keene Township; Lillie, Arvilla, and Bessie, at home. The Doctor is a friend of education, and has provided his children with good advantages, thus fitting them for the practical duties of life. He is a stalwart Republican and during Grant's administration was appointed Postmaster. He again received the appointment under President Harrison, and has served in all for about twelve years. Socially, he is a member of the Masonic, Odd Fellows' and United Workmen fraternities. He now enjoys a good practice, which he has established among neighbors and friends who knew him before he began the study of medicine. He still has their confidence and respect in an unlimited degree.

Added by Wendy on Nov 25, 2014 11:54 AM

Joyce Sliter
RE: Lucy and Charles Boyle
This Lucy Adkins Boyle was born in Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Jan 13, 1836

Added by Joyce Sliter on Nov 25, 2014 11:39 AM

RE: Saint Francis
You are correct. The pictures are ours but we didn't do any walking in the cemetery itself as we recall. We live in Florida and were on a trip to Shreveport when we stopped at this darling little church. When I searched for it earlier I failed to see that there were two Saint Francis churches in that parish and looked at the other one and that didn't ring a bell with us at all. I can only tell you that as I recall it was a small cemetery. Try to make a photo request and pray that some kind soul that is local to that area will go over there and walk the cemetery for you. If they are really kind they might speak to the priest and found out if the records from that time when your g-grandfather died might be viewed. That would really make it certain if he was interred there or not. Remember that area has been hit by numerous severe weather events in the past and even if his grave is there and it was marked that marker may have been lost in the intervening years. Really sorry to be of so little help.

Added by Claire on Nov 08, 2014 4:01 PM

RE: Saint Francis of Pointe Coupee
So wish I could help but have spoken to my husband and we can't remember if or when we'd visited this cemetery. We always stop along our way as we travel but just cannot seem to remember if this was one of our stops.

Added by Claire on Nov 08, 2014 7:52 AM

Sharon Soileau
RE: Doolan
Your so welcome. Was very happy to come across him after seeing that they didnt think he was there.

Added by Sharon Soileau on Nov 04, 2014 7:51 PM

Len Harrell
RE: Re: Matthew Green
My Harrells, at least the ones I know of were from the Florida Parishes (specifically Washington and Tangipahoa Parishes) in Louisiana and the Pike, Amite and Walthall Counties in Mississippi. These areas were all near the Louisiana-Mississippi border.

Added by Len Harrell on Jun 03, 2014 5:47 PM

Len Harrell
RE: Matthew Green
I have transferred the Memorial. I am sure that is the way he would have wanted it. It is sad when one so young departs this earth. The loss is beyond words. I will say a prayer for his family.

Added by Len Harrell on Jun 03, 2014 4:46 PM

Len Harrell
Matthew Green
Thank you for the edits on the Matthew Green Memorial. If he was a friend or relative, I would be happy to transfer his Memorial to you. Memorials are best when they are in the hands of friends or loved ones. Let me know.

Added by Len Harrell on Jun 03, 2014 2:34 PM

Glenn R.
RE: Thomas Doolan
Jennings has the computer data base for headstones, the dreaded filing cabinet, and a computer data base by who bought the plot. If you can find out that last one, you could call them and see if they have a listing by that.

Also, when the ground dries out around here, I and my wife are going to Greenwood to photograph every headstone there, so if it is there, but not in the directory here, it will be added. Probably by early summer.

Added by Glenn R. on Mar 02, 2014 11:25 AM

Sandy Cantrell Lindeman
RE: Phillips Photos
Glad to be able to do that for you.

Added by Sandy Cantrell Lindeman on Mar 01, 2014 12:26 PM

Stafford Jolibois
Could he be buried in Bayou Jacque Church of Christ Cemetery? The Apostolic Church is just north of the cemetery.

The parish lines of Avoyelles, St. Landry and Evangeline all next to each other. It is very possible the cemetery may not be in the right parish.Unless you are from around there you know exactly where the parishes begin and end.

His daughter Euna is buried in Bayou Jacque.
Bayou Jack
St. Landry Parish
Louisiana, USA

His wife Julia is buried in Bayou Rouge Pentecostal Church Cemetery. There is a headstone pic.
Palmetto (St. Landry Parish)
St. Landry Parish
Louisiana, USA

Let me know if you find out more.

Added by VERNA on Jan 21, 2014 7:51 AM

RE: Walton's

Added by Bobby on Jan 06, 2014 5:23 PM

Kathy S. Savoie
George Walton links
I have created the links to his parents.
Are you related to him. If so I would be more than happy to create the transfer.
Just advise
Sincere thanks
Kathy S Savoie

Added by Kathy S. Savoie on Nov 17, 2013 6:40 PM

Mary Casey
RE: Crookshanks
Lol You're welcome. I kept checking for it so once it was setup I was able to add the photos.


Added by Mary Casey on Nov 10, 2013 10:34 AM

Mary Casey
RE: Crookshanks
You're welcome! Kirk is also on the marker. If you will setup the memorial I will upload the photo for him.


Added by Mary Casey on Nov 10, 2013 8:14 AM

Mary Casey
RE: Blanche Roberts
I've completed the cemetery. Its possible that the marker is missing or completely buried. I will look to see if maybe his marker is buried the next time I am out there.


Added by Mary Casey on Sep 10, 2013 9:47 AM

Mary Casey
RE: Blanche Roberts
I have uploaded a copy of her death certificate. Feel free to download it for your personal use. I found it on a website called Any time you need the transfer just let me know.

Here is the link:


Added by Mary Casey on Sep 09, 2013 7:19 PM

Mary Casey
RE: Blanche Roberts
No I am not related. Most of the numbers and letters were missing when I took the photo. All that is on it is the B H Robert and then on the second line that is the zero that goes with 1940. If you click on the marker it will bring up a closer picture and you can see the outlines.


Added by Mary Casey on Sep 08, 2013 6:59 PM

Mrs. Carolyn May
are you related to the May family? I was excited to link her back to General William Bailey... I've done extensive findagrave research on the Bailey/Bellamy cemetery and the related Bradford/Eppes and Whitaker cemeteries.

Added by Andy on Sep 07, 2013 6:39 PM

RE: Hagood/May Photos
I'm adding more Mays as we speak! And I snapped a few at Eastern also.

Added by Andy on Sep 07, 2013 4:55 PM

RE: Blanche May Stone
I have to tell you, I wasn't looking for her since someone else had said that she was not buried there. I happened across the three, and took pictures because of the unusual Bohemia reference, and the 1938 date was probably one of the oldest ones in the cemetery. When I got home, I realized I had Blanche! There are a few thousand graves so this was a stroke of luck!

Added by Andy on Sep 06, 2013 10:35 PM

Lisa Thomas
John Edgar Harrell
My grandfather Norman McDuffie Harrell was the brother of Edd. I've been working on Edd's and Callie's line but am unable to find out who their daughter Minnie married. Can you help me out?

Added by Lisa Thomas on Sep 04, 2013 4:05 PM

Couch Genealogy
Elizabeth "Georgia" Morrow's Gravestone
Thanks so much for taking a photo of Elizabeth "Georgia" Morrow's gravestone.

David Couch

Added by Couch Genealogy on Jun 27, 2013 6:54 PM

Couch Genealogy
Elizabeth "Georgia" Morrow

Added by Couch Genealogy on Jun 27, 2013 6:53 PM


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