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Chris McVey (#47858026)
 member for 4 years, 1 month, 4 days
Della Lilly
COX, Nellie (Moore) Mem# 107223619
Hi Chris,

"Thank You" and my sincere appreciation.

I don't think I gave you Thomas Patterson Moore, Jr.'s Memorial number. In case you would like to "take a look", his number is 20272059. I'm still searching for at least two of the children, have found the marriage record for one of them but, so far, no record of his death. As Thomas was married twice, there are "quite a few" children!

I still find it so amazing that, thanks to other Find A Grave contributors, we have been able to connect so many of our family members to those close to us, both in the Cemetery and in our hearts. I've had more than one person contact me to say "thank you" for letting me know where their "great-great" or even "great-great-great" is sleeping. Some, from several states away, have even come to visit the Cemetery, taking pictures, purchasing new grave-stones, replacing the old "hand-carved sand-stones ones, etc. Some have even flown in from our Western states to attend the yearly memorial service which is held in the "little white church" which sits at the back of the Cemetery, the church building having been built in the late 'teens/early 20's. Prior to the church building being built, this service was held outside with the participants sitting on wooden benches. Many of us care deeply about the church building and the Cemetery, with both the church building and the Cemetery having been lovingly cared for through the years. The church building itself is never locked, has no heating or lighting system, and I've been told by persons who, as far as they can determine, have no family member sleeping in the Cemetery but they often go there "just to sit in the church, mediate, pray" because of the peace and tranquility they feel just being there.

The land for the Cemetery was set aside by my Gr-Gr-Gr Grandfather, Absolem Queen (also sleeps there), he and two brothers having migrated from western Virginia. At one time, the area had a large population, a post office, etc., but now the closest house is about 5 miles from the Cemetery, the area being sparsely populated with most of the old farm-stead lands now held by the descendants and used mostly for camping, hunting, fishing, etc., by "we younger generation" members.

Perhaps some day, you could come "visit us", attend the memorial service, held every year the first Sunday in June, and, following the memorial service held in the church building (10AM-Noon), we gather for lunch (each bringing food/drinks if they so choose) at the large food table (food/drinks galore!, everyone welcome to "partake of the goodies" even if they brought none), spending the afternoon "re-connecting", taking pictures, etc., until about 3-4 PM.

Again, my sincere appreciation (this note "a bit lengthy" but we love sharing our family history with others).

To you, I pray for God's blessings and very best to you and your family .. Della

Added by Della Lilly on Jun 22, 2016 4:45 AM

Della Lilly
COX, Nellie (Moore) Mem# 107223619
Hi Chris,

"Thank You" for all you do to help other Find A Grave contributors - my sincere appreciation.

RE: Nellie (Moore) Cox - If she is not a family member of yours, would you mind transferring her memorial to me as I want to add some additional data/family members, etc.

Her father, Thomas Patterson Moore, Jr., sleeps in my very, very old primary family cemetery. I am a descendant of both the paternal/maternal families from which her father, Thomas, descends. A few of us are attempting to link the Civil War Veterans, who sleep in the cemetery, to their children; thus, my request to you.

Again, my sincere appreciation .. Della

Added by Della Lilly on Jun 21, 2016 10:29 AM

K. Barrera
My Research
A few years ago, I published a book on the McVeys of Fayette County, WV. The book is available at Clayton Genealogical Library in Houston. You can view most of the same information here.

K. Barrera
I have a different address than is on the site, but you can reach me by email genealogist49 at

Added by K. Barrera on May 01, 2016 6:57 PM

Izettia McDade
RE: Clement L. Douglas
Thank you so much Farley was my gg uncle, my g grandpa's brother. I have started a group trying to find some of my Douglas family hope you will join us, called ancestors & descendants of Clement & Mazella Bowles Douglas

Added by Izettia McDade on Apr 16, 2016 6:27 AM

Izettia McDade
Clement L. Douglas
I am a gg granddaughter of Clement & his first wife Mazella. I have a tin type of the picture you have posted on his memorial it was passed down to me when my grandma, a granddaughter to Clement died.Her dad was William Franklin Douglas. I was wondering if I could post this picture on my group site on facebook called Ancestors & descendants of Clement & Mazella Douglas? Are you a descendant?

Added by Izettia McDade on Apr 15, 2016 10:37 AM

Debbie Scott
Overton Famiy
Is it ok if I use the gravestone picture for a family tree I am doing for a friend?
Thank you for all you do for findagrave!!

Added by Debbie Scott on Nov 11, 2015 7:34 AM

Clifford Workman
May I use some of your pictures in my online family tree? I will give you credit for the photos. Thank you Sue

Added by Susie on Oct 23, 2015 7:14 PM

Nel Lehman
# 107167466
Gillespie Ellsworth Lehman & wife Mary Baker Lehman, Children were: David Robert Lehman 1909-?
William Arthur Lehman 1911-1980, Harry Irvin Lehman 1912-1979, Clyde Ellsworth Lehman 1914-1973, Cora Milla Lee Lehman 1916-1983, Alonzo Burton Lehman 1918-1990, Oliver Stuart Lehman 1920-1997, Archie Milton Lehman 1922-1996, Sara Gwen Lehman 1924-1999, Oscar Hilton Lehman 1925-1991, Mildred Beatrice Lehman 1928-2009, Barbara Marie Lehman 1931-2009

Alonzo died in Columbus Ohio
Oliver died in Lorain Ohio
Cora died in California
Mildred died in Oceanside California

Just in case anyone is interested.
Nelda Bennett Lehman

Added by Nel Lehman on Oct 13, 2015 5:18 PM

Sandy Littlejohn
RE: I. Mitchell 102310151
Yes, I find mistakes all the time on both headstones and on death certificates. But if you look closely at the headstone, it's handmade and the bottom of the "J" is faint, but it's there.
Did you go to the link showing the death record?
There are no records that I can find showing that John and Caroline had a son named I. Michael Mitchell. There are records showing they had a son named James Michael Mitchell who died October 28, 1874 in Cabin Creek.

Added by Sandy Littlejohn on Oct 02, 2015 2:43 PM

Sandy Littlejohn
I. Mitchell 102310151
I was at Dry Branch the other day and took a picture of I. Mitchell's headstone. I think it says J. Mitchell (James M. Mitchell)
James was the son of Caroline Cole (102309857) and John Mitchell (102309811)
Born August 20, 1869 - Died October 28, 1874.
Here is a link to his death record:
Let me know what you think. I didn't want to create a memorial for him because I really think this is James.

Added by Sandy Littlejohn on Oct 02, 2015 8:46 AM

Lisa Gentry
RE: Sarah Lusk
You're welcome!

Added by Lisa Gentry on Aug 19, 2015 5:49 PM

Mrs. Alex McVeigh
your memorial 106484591 appears to be that one of an author, I suppose you may know. Here is some info about her:

Added by MPM77 on Jun 03, 2015 2:26 PM

Debbie Johnson
Ingabo Pettry Mirick/Marks - 102315801
Request for transfer of my great great aunt. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Added by Debbie Johnson on Apr 30, 2015 9:43 AM

Robin Bradford
Thank you
Thanks so much for those two transfers. I do most of my work in Raleigh County so if you see any of my memorials that are kin to you let me know, and I will transfer to you. Thanks again.

Added by Robin Bradford on Mar 31, 2015 5:28 PM

Robin Bradford
Louisa Dickens Burgess ID# 102300600
Would you consider transferring this memorial to me. She is my great grandmother and I've been working on this line since I've been a member of findagrave. You found her before I did. As you can see, I've been linking her to her family. Thank you Robin

Added by Robin Bradford on Mar 31, 2015 11:51 AM

Robin Bradford
Lottie Burgess Slack ID 102301472
Would you consider transferring this memorial to me. She is my great aunt and I've been working on this line since I've been a member of Findagrave. I know she does not fall into the guidelines for transfer, but I would love to manage the care of this memorial. Thank you Robin

Added by Robin Bradford on Mar 31, 2015 11:49 AM

Conservative Patriot
McVey Old Mountain
You might recall I came across some earlier death certs indicating McVey Old Mountain was known earlier as Fry Cemetery... not to be confused with other Fry Cemeteries.
Researching more, have determined the land the cemetery is on was at one time owned by Jake Fry, the son of Joseph and Jane Hedrick Fry. McVey's owned adjoining land later at some point.
So I think we can with confidence modify the cemetery description to:
(aka Fry Cemetery, aka McVey Cemetery)

Added by Conservative Patriot on Mar 07, 2015 8:30 PM

RE: mary goodman griffith
Thanks so much

Added by victoriaz on Jan 25, 2015 9:38 PM

mary goodman griffith
I was wondering if u could transfer her over to me so I can connect her father and others in thanks so much

Added by victoriaz on Jan 24, 2015 8:38 PM

Nancy Horton Gillispie
Thank you very much for the transfer, I appreciate it. Thank you for creating their memorials.

Added by Nancy Horton Gillispie on Dec 29, 2014 9:13 AM

Conservative Patriot
George Stone at Mc Vey
Given his birth year and the fact that his sibling and father served in CSA,
I think I shall put some effort into thinking George Stone may have also served in CSA.
Brother Samuel was just about old enough
to have served as drummer boy or later in war as soldier.

Added by Conservative Patriot on Dec 14, 2014 10:20 AM

Karen EAGLE Moman
Leona Gibson Painter Caldwell
Hi Chris,
Please correct the site to reflect the state of death as OH.

The Leona born in 13 Aug 1913 died 13 Nov 1978 in Massillon ,Stark, OH.

Also I am uncertain of her parents. I am trying to contact her son to find the names of her parents.

This Leona-per her death certificate-SEE BELOW- was born on 14 Jan 1914.

Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007 about Leona Caldwell
Name:Leona Caldwell [Leona Gibson] 
Birth Date: 14 Jan 1914
Birth Place: West Virginia, United States
Gender: Female
Race: White
Hispanic Origin: Not Hispanic (Latino)
Residence Place: Streetsboro, Portage, Ohio, United States
Death Date: 14 May 1990
Death Time: 06:25 PM
Hospital of Death: Home
Death Place: Streetsboro, Portage, Ohio, USA
Certificate: 039130
Age at Death: 76
Certifier: Coroner
Referred to Coroner: Referred to Coroner
Autopsy: No Autopsy performed
Filing Date: 22 May 1990
Hospital Status: Other/Residence
Injury in Ohio: Yes
Type Place of Injury: Unspecified Place
Social Security Number: 234-07-8805
Father's Surname: Gibson
Marital Status: Widowed
Education: 10
Industry of Decedent: Homemaker, student, unemployed volunteer
Occupation of Decedent: Homemaker
Primary Registration District: 6704

Karen EAGLE Moman
Tucson, AZ

Added by Karen EAGLE Moman on Dec 12, 2014 7:46 AM

Christie Steward
Hi Chris, just wanted to say thanks for researching and sharing all of these! I do have an update for you for my great-grandfather, William "Willie" Dempsey. His death year was 1915, not 1916. Here is the article/obit for his death (really tragic, as his wife was pregnant with my grandmother at the time of his death!):

Publication: Tribune Published: October 21, 1915 Headline: In Sight Of His Wife / Will Dempsey Killed By Fall of Slate In Little Mine Near His Home At Victor Details of the accidental death of William Dempsey Jr. of Victor, in a small coal mine at his home on Oct. 5, have been received. He had gone to the mine, accompanied by his wife and little son, to mine some coal for home use. While his wife was watching him a heavy fall of slate came in on him, killing him instantly.

Added by Christie Steward on Dec 03, 2014 12:05 PM

Valerie Neal
Neal Transfers
Thank you for the Neal transfers. If you see any in my memorials you have in your family, let me know.


Added by Valerie Neal on Oct 25, 2014 8:30 AM

Jane Maloney
John Simms
Chris, In order to be sure this is the person I'm looking for...I'm wondering if you are related to Carl McVey once married to Maude May Payne and 1/2 sister to John O. Simms. I noticed you were the one who added a picture of his headstone from the Edmonds Oddfellows Cemetery in Fayette County. The John I'm searching for was married to Mary and had one son, Richard. I've just joined the Find A Grave website as a contributor or you can email me at Thank you, Jane Maloney

Added by Jane Maloney on Sep 18, 2014 4:03 PM


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