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Larry Dean Sturgeon (#47602596)
 member for 3 years, 9 months, 28 days
Mary L. Masengale Lovell
RE: Maysville Cemetery
Funny.... I see you and I are the same age; we may possibly have met in the past. I spent much time in Washington as a child and in my teen years. My grandmother, Edra Lucille Millis was born in Plainville in 1905. Millis family came to the area in the late 1800's. Edward Daniel was a doctor, from Orange County, had married a Burton. Her maternal line was the Wright (aka Right) family (many buried at Maysville and Oak Grove) and the Lee family (many buried at Plainville and Oak Grove).

This is sad to hear about the depletion of the the cemetery fund. I would think suit could be brought against the culprits shouldn't it? Stealing is stealing, no matter how influential the families may be. My g-g-aunt was Matilda "Tillie" Millis who was married to Judge Ezra Mattingly in 1892 in Daviess Co. they were residents of Washington.

Are you aware of any options on restoration of the cemeteries? Any funding being requested?

Added by Mary L. Masengale Lovell on Jan 05, 2014 11:33 AM

Mary L. Masengale Lovell
So, have you been the the old Massengill homestead "Rocky Mount"? We were there several years ago, when the staff learned we were descendants they broke character and told us much of family history/lore that was not included in the tour. Some we knew and some was new info. They had just rebuilt the barn and were in process of rebuilding the slave quarters. They were also trying to locate the family church which had been burned while the men were in battle at Kings Mountain.

I see you are a member of the SAR did you enter under the Massengale's? I am a member of the DAR under my Burton line (John Pleasant Burton - came from Ashe Co SC after the serving in VA; buried STANDING UP, whiskey jug in left arm & rifle in right arm near Mitchell, Lawrence, Indiana) Have been unable to make the confirmed connection to our Massengale's; but a previous co-worker/friend Don Massengale is of that line going back to Michael, son of Hal.

My line was in Scott Co and Fentress Co TN before William "Billy" came to Clinton/Wayne Co KY. He fought for the Union, where his family had mostly been on the Confederate side. His g-uncle Dempsey & wife Elizabeth Ann Thompson aided the settlers of Rugby Morgan&Scott Co TN when they arrived from England as Thomas Hughes utopian society in 1880

Added by Mary L. Masengale Lovell on Jan 05, 2014 11:20 AM

Mary L. Masengale Lovell
RE: Maysville Cemetery
Larry - What is your connection to the Masengale family? I am very interested in this. My line came up to Lawrence Co, IL from Wayne Co, KY in the early 1900's.

Added by Mary L. Masengale Lovell on Jan 05, 2014 9:35 AM

Mary L. Masengale Lovell
RE: Maysville Cemetery
Hi Larry, thank you so much for contacting me.

I am horrified to hear this report of the condition of the Maysville and Oak Grove Cemeteries! I have not been able to go to the cemeteries there since the late fall of 2012. At that time it was upsetting to see two stones of my ancestors had been broken by what appeared to be chains used to pull brush out.

Since this report of yours I will most definitely be making a trip as soon as the weather clears enough to start working again.

Are any of the memorials I have listed under Maysville or Oak Grove your direct line? I would be happy to transfer management to you, as I believe they should be in the care of their "family".

Happy New Year, and thank you for the message!

Added by Mary L. Masengale Lovell on Jan 05, 2014 9:32 AM

RE: Thomas Hardisty, Walnut Grove Cemetery, Greene Co., IN
I would like to send you a page from "The Borthwick Institute of Historical Research, located in York (Yorkshire) England, which traces the Hardisty family back to the reign of Elizab eth I, 1558-1605. In this history we find Francis Hardisty who emigrated to North America ca 1700-02. He married 1st Ruth Morley Gaither, the "Relict" (widow) of John Gaither. A SECOND MARRIAGE WAS MADE TO DORCUS LINTHICUM ON 4 DECEMBER 1719....SIX CHILDREN WERE BORN TO THIS MARRIAGE, THE FIFTH CHILD WAS ROBERT, b. 23 October 1730....
Robert married Elizabeth. He died 1790 in Prince George Co., Maryland. To this marriage 9 children were born including THOMAS (who marred Nancy Ann Chaney and is buried in Greene Co., IN...
If I don't stop here there will be no need to send the page...I may need your personal e-mail.
Perhaps you already have this page?

Added by Margaret on Aug 11, 2013 10:34 PM

RE: Thomas Hardisty, Walnut Grove Cemetery, Greene Co., IN
Thanks so much for your research. I had written the DAR NATIONAL SOCIETY IN WASHINGTON D.C. back in May 2011 for further info but did not receive reply. I can offer you a note left to me by my Aunt Fern (Martindale) Holtsclaw about what she had found on this subject, however she did not include her reference: "I found where several Hardistys signed a Petition against a newly appointed Militia leader demanding that their former leader, Patterson, be reinstated because the new leader was obnoxious!. Two were named Thomas and identified as "son of Joseph, and son of Robert". Our Thomas was son of Robert of course. My Aunt Fern also notes from "Records of Maryland" by Braun Baugh & Hodges, that Thomas Hardisty was fined in November 1777 for non-attendance to Captain Graham Co. of the Revolution.
I admire your persistence in this endeavor to find the truth. With so many Hardistys named Thomas I fear I gave up rather prematurely! It is unfortunate that Indiana DAR listed Thomas son of Joseph, while attaching the family of our Thomas, wife and children, leading to the mistaken identity.
Good Luck

Added by Margaret on Aug 10, 2013 3:12 PM

RE: Maysville Cemetery
There should be a button on the front page for you to be abtle to add photos of the cemetery itself. If you meant something else or there is not a button, then you'd have to contact findagrave. I suspect though that you may have already submitted a photo(s) but it does take a couple of days sometimes for the findagrave headquarters to approve them. Feel free to ask me any questions.

Added by LC on Jun 17, 2013 2:02 PM

RE: Maysville Cemetery

THIS IS HUGE NEWS FOR ME!!! Her husband is one of my dead ends. I had no idea where he was buried but Thank God you found him!

Is there any info on her husband John Carroll? Birth date? etc?

John was murdered in the street down by Calmuck, if you can send me photocopies of the record that would be great.. OMG Thank you so so so so much!!!!

Added by GermanicGiant on Jun 14, 2013 6:48 AM

RE: Christine Carroll
Thank you so much, you are very kind...

Added by GermanicGiant on Jun 13, 2013 8:31 AM

RE: Christine Carroll
Aaaagh. Thanks for trying...Do you know "who" is cleaning up the cemetery? Maybe I could send them an email and get some info...

Keith Kellersohn

Added by GermanicGiant on Jun 13, 2013 7:59 AM

Larry & Edie Doepel
RE: Aaron Sharp Sr.
Hey! I'll be happy to get a better picture. The weather should be clearing up this week, and if all goes well I can get to that cemetery next weekend or the one after.

I don't remember who sent me his bio information (That was before I had the sense to keep track of that.) It was probably Don Bedwell, who requested that I transfer the memorial to him.

I'll be honored to help you out any way I can with your family lines, so just give us a holler whenever you need anything.

Happy Memorial Day!

Added by Larry & Edie Doepel on May 27, 2013 5:44 AM

Thomas Hardisty, Walnut Grove Cemetery, Greene Co., IN
Larry, thank you for your interest in the Memorial for Thomas Hardisty, and your addition showing the DAR record that he served in the Revolutionary War. I also have that DAR record but chose not to add it to the Memorial since family members closer to Thomas Hardisty than I am dispute this record as probably an error. I have searched the Maryland Revolutionary War records and so far have not found our Thomas Hardisty listed; of course there are several Hardisty's (Hardesty's) named Thomas but dates, ages do not match our Thomas. Keep in mind that if our Thomas enlisted in 1776 it would have been at age 12. That may have been possible of course, and may have been reason for his short service if Militia offcials were made aware of his age. There are many questions as to his service, and as stated, older family (since deceased) vowed they had never known or heard him speak of serving in the Revolutionary War. I continue to search for further proof that he in fact did serve.
Margaret #46995858

Added by Margaret on Aug 23, 2012 3:31 PM

Mary Gale Rogers
RE: Leona Elliott
That is great. No rush!!

Thank you,

Mary Gale

Added by Mary Gale Rogers on Aug 22, 2012 12:23 PM

RE: Christine Carroll

Thank you so very much!!! I will be visiting at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Last Christmas I went to Maysville and looked and looked and looked all around for it and couldn't find it. One of my distant cousins on that side of the family said it was back by some trees, well the whole cemetery is surrounded by trees, and with out a map, I must have went up and down over that hill several times. Anyway, she is important to me as 2nd Great Grandmother, I recently learned that she had Amish heritage so this was quite a neat find, and ironic that she is buried so close to the Washington Amish community.

Thanks again for your help,

Keith Kellersohn

Added by GermanicGiant on Aug 21, 2012 6:29 PM


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