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mcpherson (#47697049)
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Peggy Paul Horn
RE: Elbert H. Samples Memorial
Ignore the last part of my message! I confused my maternal grandfather Helvery Belvery Young Washington Allen Leigh with my paternal grandfather Virgil Washington Samples! Sorry.

Good story though!

Added by Peggy Paul Horn on Jan 19, 2014 2:06 PM

Peggy Paul Horn
RE: Elbert H. Samples Memorial
So your grandfather was named after Eb's (Elbert Herman) father Virgil Washington - who in my family name is Helvery Belvery Young Washington Allen Leigh (called Bud). He was killed by his partner at their still! One story says that he thought he was a revenuer and the other story says that there was something between the partners wife and Bud! I actually have a picture that I am trying to locate of the couple (Virgil and wife) and will post it when I locate it.

Added by Peggy Paul Horn on Jan 19, 2014 1:51 PM

Peggy Paul Horn
Elbert H. Samples Memorial
I believe this is my grandfather's (Howard Herchel Samples) brother. I showed he died in 1952 but the location and birth year are the same. Also his wife's name if right. Do you have anymore information for this person.

Added by Peggy Paul Horn on Jan 11, 2014 1:13 PM

Nathan Haines
I was writing a message to you last night about his gravesite and I accidentally closed the window I was on and lost it all. Sigh.
Anyway, I found a couple other gravestones in the same Lot he is in and from that I was able to pinpoint where his grave was. He has no gravestone. He is in grave 10. There is a grave for a Maud Wooden to the left of his grave and she is in grave 9. There is another grave to the right of him and she is in the next Lot over beside the Lot he is in.
In this section of the cemetery they have 10 graves per Lot. They are numbered=
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10
Five graves in one row and then the other five graves, 6-10, in the next row down from the first five.
This is an older section of the cemetery and there are a lot of graves in this section that have no gravestone and I believe that the reason being was because a lot of people in this section died when times were really tough, like the Depression, as you mentioned and could not afford much of anything.
I have used my little wooden cross I made to mark graves like this a number of times to help visualize where the grave is. I grew up watching old cowboy and indian movies and they always put a wooden cross on the grave of someone who died or was killed along the trail they were on and usually put a bunch of rocks on top of the grave. I did not put a bunch of rocks on Alexander's grave though! :-]

Added by Nathan Haines on Apr 24, 2013 12:15 PM

Lora Carter
RE: Euphemia McPherson
She is listed as a widow in 1928 in the Portland City directory. And the Oregon Vital Records show an Alex McPherson dod 31 Oct. 1928 in Multnomah Co. No spouse was listed. Could this be the one you are looking for?

Added by Lora Carter on Oct 07, 2012 7:54 PM

Thank you, and thanks for putting me in touch with Kraig, also. I requested a link for James to his other son--I don't own that memorial, so we'll see if they link it because you have to do the change on the childrens' page, not the parents. Hope it works. This is great working on the Wells again. Do you have questions about the earlier generations? The site needs a road map.


Added by Kocart on Sep 24, 2012 10:41 AM

RE: James F. Wells
OK, then I will add that story to the memorial for James and we won't have anyone questioning it. Sounds great! Have you had any luck getting on the photo and document site again? If not I will send another link.


Added by Kocart on Sep 23, 2012 3:08 PM

James F. Wells
I have found a problem with the link between James F. Wells and William E. Wells. William was born too late to be the son of James--William was born in October 1903, and James died in March 1902. We will have to find a missing generation or some more information to make the connection. That's not very good news, but I hope we can find a link in there somewhere. I hope you are well--I will see if I can find some information later today.

Best wishes,


Added by Kocart on Sep 23, 2012 8:35 AM

RE: help
There is a link on every memorial that says "Edit Virtual Cemetery info" and you click that, then "edit my virtual cemeteries" then [add new] and you will be able to describe and add a virtual cemetery. Then when you go back to the memorial you want to put in your cemetery, you can go to "Edit Virtual Cemetery info" again, and click the box next to your new cemetery. That memorial, whether it is yours or not, will be added to that cemetery. The cemetery can be accessed later from your contributor tools page under the My Cemeteries EDIT button. Also, on your home page, your virtual cemeteries will be listed if you made them public when you made them.

I hope that was not too confusing--just follow along step by step and it will make sense.


Added by Kocart on Sep 01, 2012 2:20 PM

RE: wells web page

Added by Kocart on Aug 26, 2012 12:54 PM

RE: Wells
I am proud to meet another Wells cousin and I am so happy I could help.


Added by Kocart on Aug 24, 2012 10:25 AM

RE: wells
I think you will enjoy the site. You can't print directly from it, but you can download the pages and print them from your computer so you can read them better. Apparently Wesley purchased his land from his sisters and brothers after his father William died. The deed is on the site. Also, under Wells case files, the first one posted, the Zachariah Wells Chancery case, proves that Zachariah Wells was father of William. The proof going back further is also on the site.

Researchers had this Zachariah Wells confused with one from Lee County, Virginia. Even the DAR, until recently, had it wrong. So it was a rather significant find that is available nowhere else on the web--loose case papers are not published anywhere. A dozen or so descendants have access to it.

Thank you for directing me to the photo of William. He was a nice looking man.

Added by Kocart on Aug 24, 2012 8:57 AM

Catherine Wells
I just added the last link. Have you had a chance to check out the lineage? I was that I have your email, so I will add you to our Wells website.


Added by Kocart on Aug 23, 2012 10:24 AM

RE: Wells corrections
Going from the links you gave to Wesley--I have Wesley's son William M. Wells but not the rest of the descendants--I didn't go that far. But Wesley's father was William Wells, the brother of my Zachariah. And your Wesley was grandson of Zachariah Wells who served in the Revolution.

We have proof of both--when William died he left property, and the division of that property in Whitley County proved his children. For Zachariah, his proof came from a chancery case I found in the Kentucky archives at Frankfort where his heirs disputed his legacy and it was all spelled out in the loose case papers. The case also mentioned his Revolutionary War pension, so we have all of it. I have the papers--I would need your email address to give you access to them on line.


Added by Kocart on Aug 19, 2012 9:29 AM

RE: Wells corrections
I will check to see where this Wesley Wells fits in--he is certainly one of the descendants of Zachariah. I just need to check his dates against the descendants I have. My ancestor Zachariah Wells moved out of Whitley County eventually to Nebraska--his father William Wells was the son of Zachariah Wells, the Revolutionary War soldier. We know the ancestry three generations before him, as well. I check your Wesley for you.


Added by Kocart on Aug 19, 2012 9:18 AM

RE: Wells corrections
I am a descendant of the Wells family too--I don't know if you know all the genealogy, but the family that settled there came from Zachariah Wells who served in the Revolution. I would happily share what I discovered if you are interested.


Added by Kocart on Aug 16, 2012 11:25 AM

Wells corrections
The link you gave me for Wm Wells second wife sent me to his memorial so I don't know who was his second wife. The other links are made except the one at Fort Riley--that one I don't manage, so I requested the link


Added by Kocart on Aug 15, 2012 10:34 PM

RE: Kilens
I don't mind helping at all so you are quite welcome.

Added by Taweret on Jun 06, 2012 9:19 PM

RE: Kilens
My sister is married to Raymond and Doris Kilen's son James. Since I am the family genealogist I made sure to include his side of the family that he provided to me in all my research. Hence why I knew whom to link to and more detailed information on DOB and DOD.

Added by Taweret on Jun 06, 2012 10:23 AM


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