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Cris West (#47489260)
 member for 3 years, 9 months, 18 days
Bonnie T
RE: Goldie May Douglas 70521569
Thank you soo much

Added by Bonnie T on Sep 25, 2014 9:12 PM

Bonnie T
Goldie May Douglas 70521569
Hi Chris
1st, thank you for all the work you are doing for our families.

Goldie is one of the sisters of my grandfather; children of John Douglas, who is also buried at Sandhill. I was wondering if you transfer her if she is not in your tree. Thank you - Bonnie #48528492

Added by Bonnie T on Sep 17, 2014 2:00 AM

Kris Abelli
William & Sarah Lundbeck
Thank you so much for taking photos of William and Sarah's headstones! I appreciate your work. May I please use your photo's of their headstones, giving you full credit, on my family tree? Thank you, again, for your time and effort on

Added by Kris Abelli on Sep 06, 2014 4:44 PM

Pattie Ford
Cloris and Joy Rupert
Thank you Chris for the transfers, I appreciate it


Added by Pattie Ford on Sep 05, 2014 12:33 PM

Jerry Morris Mounts
Maria Elizabeth Mounts
Chris, thanks for the work that you do, very interesting bio, great project. Glad to see another dedicated worker out there. thanks for the transfer of Maria Elizabeth Mounts, she is my kin and I will take care of her.

Jerry Morris Mounts

Added by Jerry Morris Mounts on Aug 27, 2014 11:31 AM

Sandi Rohde
Perkins problem
I could not get a message to you on the Columbus proboard so will you please email me so I can get some corrections to you. Sandi Perkins Rohde

Added by Sandi Rohde on Jun 21, 2014 6:36 PM

PFC Charles Chomel
Thank you for the added information... I think I am Ok... with his site for now...


Added by Eddieb on Jan 01, 2014 2:07 PM

Wilda Dillion
RE: Nancy Collier
Cris - I used to correspond with Martha Davis. She told me when I first wrote to her that she hadn't worked on the Colliers in a long time and they were under the bed. She never did get them out. I knew she belonged to the DAR and wanted to know what line she used to get there but never found out.

Years ago I wrote to the Indiana Highway Dept. and they sent me a lot of info on movng the graves. This included pictures reproduced on a copying machine of the original tombstones. Be nice to find the originals and add a picture of them to the memorial.

Why do we need two Nancy Colliers? She was moved, so maybe you should delete the one at the orginal burial site. Thank you for giving Nancy to me. Wilda

Added by Wilda Dillion on Aug 20, 2013 12:50 PM

Angie M. York/McCallister/Lewis
Memorial# 69536251
Mary Elizabeth Lawrence

Added by Angie M. York/McCallister... on Jul 19, 2013 4:09 PM

My email sent
Hello Cris:
I sent you an email about the Spaugh Cemetery/Nick Powell and am wondering if it maybe went into your spam mail. I will resend it now and hope it gets through. Please check your spam....Thanks! Dianne

Added by Dianne on Jul 12, 2013 8:51 AM

Jeff Goodwin
Laura Andrews
Thank you Chris for the transfer and more especially for all of your time, effort and hard work. From one who has found my "family tree" to be a lifelong passion, your time and energy spent here is greatly appreciated more than words can express.

Added by Jeff Goodwin on May 28, 2013 5:20 AM

C. Smith
Orville Plummer

Dear Mr. West,
Orville Plummer is the brother of my Grandfather Ford Plummer would love to have his memorial transfered to me if possible.

Memorial Number of Orville Plummer (#72508069)
Cemetery: Garland Brook.

My Memorial Numer: (#47569665)

Thank you so much,
C. Smith

Added by C. Smith on Feb 23, 2013 11:22 AM

Gail Schinnerer Jorgensen
RE: Garland Brook Cemetery
Chris - I have a second photo request at Garland Brooks & I wasn't sure if you wanted to get that one also?
I am putting her info here just in case tomorrow is the day you are going and your answer is yes, BUT it is OK to say no!! I mean that!

Her name here on Find a Grave is Anna Katharina "Kate" Schinnerer Benefiel. According to her Lot internment order & probably her stone, her name is A Catherine Benefiel. The lot order lists her plot as Lot 131, Addition 2, Section 11.

I will also call Garland brooks again tomorrow to try to get a lot & addition # for my original request, Louisa Schinnerer Sackman, since I now know that this cemetery has them. Initially I was only given a section number!


Added by Gail Schinnerer Jorgense... on Feb 01, 2013 12:13 AM

Gail Schinnerer Jorgensen
RE: Garland Brook Cemetery
Fantastic! The person I am seeking a plot &/or headstone photo of is Louisa (or Louise) Sackman.

Birth - Apr. 20, 1859
Death - Sep. 26, 1902

I had called the cemetery & they assured me that she is in section 17. The only thing I did not think to ask is how to find it if her name is not on the stone. Shall I call & try to get that info?

Please do not feel that I am rushing you or anything like that. I have had my request for a photo on & off the request list several times in the last 4-5 months or so. I decided to be proactive and will be happy to receive the photo whenever it comes my way. Even if there is no grave marker, a plot photo is welcome.

Just let me know if you want me to call the office to get any further info to help in locating the plot.


Added by Gail Schinnerer Jorgense... on Jan 26, 2013 7:40 AM

Gail Schinnerer Jorgensen
Garland Brook Cemetery
Chris, I read your bio and am wondering if you ever go to Garland Brook Cemetery at all any more. I saw that you had some memorials with photos that you took there and I am trying to find a volunteer who could take a picture of a memorial that I have there. I am perfectly OK with no for an answer. Thanks in advance and thatks for all that you do to help find a grave. Gail

Added by Gail Schinnerer Jorgense... on Jan 23, 2013 11:22 PM

Shelli Steedman
RE: Common Ground
Yes, the Everroad's were very distant cousins.

Added by Shelli Steedman on Jan 08, 2013 10:39 PM

BarB Andrews
RE: Great Goal!
Thanks, Cris,

I am a hoosier by birth, and I have made many trips to Columbus. I appreciate the info about St. Barthomew's original graveyard. My great grandfather was listed in the 1850 U.S. Census with his family, he is mentioned as a founding member of St. Bartholmew's Church in 1850, and he died in November (record at St. Bartholomew's) of that same year and is listed in the mortality schedule for the year.

If you ever see any written documentation (or most unlikely a tombstone) for Anthony Deagan, please let me know.

Added by BarB Andrews on Dec 30, 2012 12:36 PM

BarB Andrews
Great Goal!
What a great goal you have in your self-proclaimed roll! I keep my eye on the Batholomew County cemeteries asI have anumber of relatives buried in them.
You mentioned that the Wilson St. Graveyard was the 2nd cemetery for St. Bartholomew's Church. My great grandfather, Anthony Deagan, was one of the founders of the church. He died in 1850, but I have never found a grave for him. He lived a little outside of Columbus, but apparently the family worshipped there. I have never found a record of burial for him. His estate was eventually (1854) declared insolvent, so he may not have had a tombstone, but he must have been buried.
His widow, Mary (Cassidy) married John Burk. I have seen their tombstones, their children and man other family members.
Should you ever come across any info on Anthony, please let me know.

Added by BarB Andrews on Dec 27, 2012 4:29 PM

Ashleigh Fetter Kuhl
Added photo of Charlie Werner
Hi there. I admire the work you are doing for the Cemeteries! I have added a photo of Charlie Werner to his profile you posted. Do you have any information on him or are you a relative? Any info is appreciated. Thanks!

Added by Ashleigh Fetter Kuhl on Nov 09, 2012 8:07 PM

James & Euphrates HEROD
Cris, thank you so much for the photo of the headstone for James HEROD (1799-1849) and his wife Euphrates. It is especially nice since I live in Texas, and am unlikely to get to Indiana any time soon!

I feel very tied to James and his son James Ellis HEROD, and friend and business partner John SIBERT (also Jas Ellis HEROD's father-in-law), since I have been entrusted for this generation with the ledger-book James & John used in their businesses from 1832. It was used by their children and grandchildren after them up until the early 1900's

Again, thanks for the photos.
Deena Herod -- DEENA'S Family Tree

Added by DMHerod on Aug 26, 2012 7:19 PM

Cris, thank you so much for the photo of the headstone for James HEROD (1799-1849) and his wife Euphrates. It is especially nice since I live in Texas, and am unlikely to get to Indiana any time soon! Deena Herod

Added by DMHerod on Aug 26, 2012 7:12 PM

Robert Thompson
QuicK response, Excellent Photo

Can't thank you enough. A lot of Herods have asked for this. I visited Columbus years ago and this cemetery in particular, but it was before every phone was camera! I didn't get a photo and regretted every since. Now I'm happy! Thanks again, if you need something from New Orleans, let me know!

Robert Thompson - oddly no relation to Thompson cemetery Thompsons.

Added by Robert Thompson on Aug 25, 2012 2:26 PM

Marc Partlow
RE: Enoch Pyles, bro of James Wiley Pyles
RE: thanks for transfers
Was Simon the son of Enoch & Emma (French) Pyles? One of my ancestors, Elizabeth (maiden name unknown) Knight married Enoch's brother, Wylie and had Albert, Allen & Boston Pyles. I'd love to get in touch with anyone researching that line. Not only is her maiden name a mystery, but I also have been unable to find her 1st husband's first name.

Cris, Not sure if I have answered this. Please use my e-mail address to respond as it works much better for me:

Yes Cris, I am researching the line of Enoch and Emma [French] Pyles. In fact just today i was working on date relating to this Emma's marriage after Enoch's death to Minor A. Richards on 5 Oct 1898 at Bartholomew Co., IN. I had a problem sorting out the "Emma Pyles" of Bartholomew Co., IN, [one being a daughter of James and Nancy [Hopkins] Pyles] but now feel confident I've got it correct.

If you go to and put in "Boston Pyles" It will show his death at Danville, Vermillion Co., IL and shows the maiden name of his mother to be Elizabeth GREGORY. I hope this is an item you have been looking for.

I be glad to cooperate on research. How would you like to preceed?

Marc Partlow

Added by Marc Partlow on Jul 14, 2012 3:37 PM

Ellen Belcher
George R. Cook parents
Chris, thanks so much for the great work you've done. I appreciate it very much. I must tell you, though, that you have the parents of George Roller Cook incorrect. It should be Adam Cook and Catherine Roller Cook.

Added by Ellen Belcher on Jun 29, 2012 6:29 PM

Marc Partlow
RE: Wyley Pyles & Elizabeth
Yes Cris, This is my line, Wiley's brother James b abt 1806 Orange Co., NC who married Sarah French is my 2nd GGF. e-mail me and perhaps we'll be able to help each other out.

Marc Partlow

Added by Marc Partlow on May 28, 2012 3:58 PM


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