Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Anna Jaech (#47861515)
 member for 4 years, 1 month, 1 day
Gravestone Recorder
Nathan Hall, # 142608945
Please let me know when you have added the information from the note on his memorial, and I will delete the note.

Added by Gravestone Recorder on Jul 23, 2016 7:33 PM

RE: Mary Fant Hord
Thanks for the update on British Open, we played in a couples tournament today and had taped it, were looking forward to watching it...

Added by Marty on Jul 17, 2016 5:37 PM

Tricia Turney Quinn
RE: Bennetts
Hello Anna,
Please forgive my late reply!!!!!I enjoyed reading your lovely letter to me. I took a break from my research to take care of my mom. She has Dementia and it's been a tough year! She is from the Bennett branch. I've seen your name on some of the Missouri Memorials and I think you gave a few of them to me!

I see we share Susan Holt as our 3rd great grandmother and Abner Holt as our 4th great grandfather. My 2nd great grandfather Benjamin Bennett and your 2nd great grandmother Ann Catherine Bennett were sibling as I'm sure you know...Nice to meet a Bennett cousin!!!

I'm in contact with my mother's first cousin Carolyn Sapp Allee. My Great grandmother Hattie Bennett married a Basinger. Carolyn's mother was Hattie's daughter who married a Sapp.

I'm sorry to hear your story of Carolyn Cain. I have old letters written by Willis Bennett to my Great Grandmother Hattie. My collection of photo's and letters from the Bennett's are priceless to me!

I would love to share stories and info with you. I'm always seeking info on the Holts and Bennett's!!

I'm back on Find A Grave and would love to correspond with you.

I'm currently researching My Basinger branch... Very diffulcult because of the misspelling in the US Census of Baysinger and Basinger.
My Great grand father is buried at Dry Fork Church but he died in the depression and Hattie had no money to buy a stone marker. The mentally handicap groundskeeper thought he was helping by pulling up all the plastic grave markers. From what I learned, Dry Fork Church burned and so did his record of being buried there. His parents and brother are there. I would love to know how to locate him....One of my to do task. I want to make a trip up to Callaway soon...Possibly early this fall.
I look forward to hearing back from you!

Cousin Tricia

Added by Tricia Turney Quinn on Jul 05, 2016 4:33 PM

Marsha Williams Byrd of Missouri
I was thinking of you the other day. Hope things are good with you. I transferred the Memorial to you. I will be interested to read what you add. I like to read about the ones who came before us.
Sandi is in the University ICU. She is having trouble getting air in and carbon dioxide out. She is strong and I believe she will get well enough to come home but the doctors and respiratory folks say one of these times she won't come out of it. She is only 61. I tell my family members constantly the outcome of smoking and none will listen even though the evidence is right before them. Pray for her please. Thank you

Added by Marsha Williams Byrd of ... on Jun 25, 2016 10:34 AM

Susan Aduddell
RE: John Williams
Wow, you are a real detective! I would be interested in seeing some of the documentation once you get everything pinned down. I don't know anything about Susan, other than verifying where she was buried when we traveled to Missouri. It must have been one of your other contacts who suggested Susannah was her mother, because I didn't have anything about that. Thanks for keeping me posted on your progress.

Added by Susan Aduddell on Jun 07, 2016 5:44 PM

Edward Crowley
RE: William Strother
Hello Anna,

I believe it is William Strother, his wife Anna Kavanaugh, Thomas Coleman and his wife Susanna Coleman. However, there is no writing left on the four tombstones - it has weathered away, which would seem to indicate that the tombstones are very old. They are located on private property in a small grove of trees in front of our house at 475 Arrowhead Springs, Versailles, KY.

This is a quote from page 60 of the Register of the State Historical Society, Vol. 19, No. 55 (January 1921). (notes in parentheses are mine).

"I am informed that the old homestead (of Susanna Hawkins Coleman - daughter of Thomas Coleman) is now the property of J.A. Eaton (our property is part of what was formerly the Eaton property based on late 1800's/early 1900's county maps). I am quite sure that the remains of William Strother, his wife, Anna Kavanaugh, Thomas Coleman, and his wife Susanna, and perhaps a number of descendants were buried on the Eaton farm."

According to our neighbour, who has lived here since the land was divided, the foundations of the old home were on a creek bed about 100 yards from the cemetery. I have not had the opportunity to explore and see if I could find the foundation stones.


Added by Edward Crowley on May 20, 2016 9:23 PM

Buddy Leech
Cave Family Cemetery
My understandings are: The Cave Family Cemetery, as located by the GPS Coordinates given, may not be in its exact original location, but is close, and the now totally obliterated William Family Cemetery has been included virtually (if that's the correct terminology). Should the latter be explained? You say, "It is now a contractor's open lot.", but apparently some folks think there is something to be seen. Perhaps those making photo requests should be informed that it will never happen. You also say, "Only three stones were identifiable but they are not now in place." Where are the stones and is there any thought of resetting them in the "contractor's open lot"?
Viewing all CFC interments indicates there is a photo for Col John Williams (1778 - 1829) Memorial# 98431224. Clicking on the link, there is no photograph. This may give some folks false hope. You might be interested in Loucks Cemetery (#2594137), Wayne, Steuben County, NY that I created last summer. It's a similar situation except for combining the Williams family.

Added by Buddy Leech on Apr 30, 2016 9:32 AM

Buddy Leech
HTML & Memorial Transfers
I have copied and pasted below the HTML programming to return links in the bio section of Find A Grave Memorials. One of two things will happen when I mash the "Leave This Message" button: 1) the programming won't be changed or 2) more likely Find A Grave will act on the programming and return garbage. If lucky 1) will happen, but it may not be clear how to proceed.
Text Find A Grave Visitor Sees

Just checked and found four Memorial transfer requests sent to you know who on March 15 using SAC's. In doing so, my Contributor number and email address are there, as well as all remaining necessary info. I don't understand sending to info@__. Do you mean I have lots of good family info I want to enter and it would be so much easier if I had control to do it myself. The only response I've had from this machine or person was when I pointed out a duplicate Memorial. That got "merged".

Added by Buddy Leech on Apr 29, 2016 11:13 PM

Buddy Leech
I was looking at some of your photo credits and would like to know how difficult it was to get T.V.F.T.H. to transfer Memorial# 58366994 to you. Do you know that person? He/she has most of the Memorials in my mother's family cemetery (Rohrbach) north of California, MO. Most buried there are relatives and I'd love to maintain their Memorials. You created Memorial# 100785831 that is now maintained by Robert H. The bio says "Two of the children, Ann Elizabeth & Thomas lived in the world and have Find A Grave memorials to be found here." Do you know how to provide links in a bio so folks can get to those Memorials quickly? I've been schooled in how to do that.

Added by Buddy Leech on Apr 29, 2016 3:40 PM

RE: Megee Family
You are doing a great job!! Please don't put yourself down.
I will be glad to help in any way I can.
Take care,

Added by PShannon on Apr 11, 2016 7:40 PM

randal nichoalds
RE: Kauffman Transfer
You are very Welcome and please do let me know when you complete it. Your work on find a grave is wonderful and the information you can find is much more than most of us. Had one of those days because of another member on here as well. Do not let them get to you and keep your wonderful work up and your head held high for the memories you help to save for other to enjoy.


Added by randal nichoalds on Apr 04, 2016 3:50 PM

Ross Adam Wood Sr.
RE: Gentry Family
Actually, I was asking about Rhodes (1804-1854). I created that memorial page nearly five years prior and he is a direct descendant. At the time I didn't know where he was buried. I am okay with deleting mine but I would prefer not to since I have all the links established. Let me know how you want to handle it.


Added by Ross Adam Wood Sr. on Apr 04, 2016 3:32 PM

RE: Capt. Silas Bent
Anna - I added the information you had on the other one to the one in Cave Hill - is that ok with you? If you would like me to transfer him to you I would be happy to do so. Then you could delete the other one. He is not my family. Just make a request via the edit button.

Added by CatheaC on Mar 07, 2016 6:56 PM

valerie gray
RE: Isaac Newton
My Mother was a Henning that married the line from John Pinnell Henning b 1815 (interesting story in Wikipedia of his life) m Mary Catherine Van Meter b 1823 (her family gave their family estate to Missouri to be used as a state park named Van Meter State Park). Her parents were Abraham Van Meter b 1785 and Elizabeth Parsons. Abraham was son of Joseph Van Meter b 1755 whose father was Henry Van Meter b 1717 Father Isaac Van Meter mother Annetje Hannah Wynkoop m Rebecca Du Bois and Martha Margaret Moore

Henry Van Meter is the great gand uncle of Solomon Van Meter. The common ancestors are Isaac Van Meter and Annetje Hannah Wynkoop

Abraham's 's line:

Abraham Van Meter b 1785
Joseph Van Meter b 1755
Henry Van Meter b 1717
Isaac Van Meter and Annetje hannah Wynkoop

Permelia Smith married Charles A. Bailey b 1815

Charles A. Bailey had a daughter Mary Frances Bailey Hockaday b 1873 m Augustus Hockaday b 1868 .

Augustus Hockaday's father Judge John Augustus Hockaday b 1837 m Edith M Cox b 1843

Judge John Augustus Hockaday b 1837 son of Judge Irvine Otey Hockday b 1797 m Emily Mills b 1805

Judge Irvine Otey Hockday's daughter Lucy M Hockaday b 14 Feb 1823 m Solomon Van Meter b 1818

Solomon Van Meter b 1818 was the son of Isaac Van Meter b 1794 m Rebecca Cunningham b 1800
Solomon's line:

Solomon Van Meter b 1818
Isaac Van Meter b 1794
Col Jacob Van Meter 1764
Col. Garrett Van Meter 1732
Isaac Van Meter and Annetje Hannah Wynkoop

Solomon Van Meter is my 1st cousin 5 times removed.

This is the way I get into lines far removed from my direct line :))

Valerie in California a 4th Generation Californian

Added by valerie gray on Feb 20, 2016 4:14 PM

valerie gray
Isaac Newton Jameson d 18 Feb 1836
Here is the note that lead to my question which is on Find A Grave for Permelia (Bailey)/Smith/ Find A Grave Memorial# 104447280

Mrs. Bailey was first married to Isaac Newton Jameson who died 18 Feb 1836. He was the son of John Jameson & Jaley Reede Jameson.
- Anna Jaech
Added: Dec. 16, 2013

thanks for you help


Added by valerie gray on Feb 19, 2016 7:51 AM

Robert Hall
RE: Alexander Ross
Hi Anna,
I regret I'm not related to the Ross line. I started working on this early cemetery because my wife has relatives there (see Find A Grave Memorial# 41531174). I found his and his wife's data at wttp:// #82 & 83 in the Watson list. There is also a Ross family tomb (#82).
Best wishes,

Added by Robert Hall on Feb 14, 2016 1:58 PM

Edward Crowley
William Strother
Hello Anna,
I'm doing research on a farm I purchased which has several tombstones on it. I believe it may contain the Strother family burial ground including William Strother's graves. Here are the 'clues'...

clue 1... .Hawkins DNA blog
There is more information about descendents of these children in Millie Farmer's book

Also from the Ky Register: "A few years after the marriage of Susannah and Thomas Coleman they with the four Hawkins children and Susannah's father, Wm Strother, of Orange and his second wife (with whom he had no children) came to Kentucky to live and settled on a large estate near Mortonsville, in Woodford Conty where they all lived and died. When I was a boy I was shown the burying ground that was then in bad shape and it is doubtful if any marks remain to indicate the graves of each".


From the Book: History of Woodford County

William Strother bought land in the county from Col. Richard Young as early as 1789 and from James Bullock Jr., in 1794. In his will ..... I am informed that the old homestead is now the property of J.A. Eaton. I am quite sure that the remains of William Strother, his Wife, Anna Kavanaugh, Thomas Coleman and his wife, Susanna, and perhaps a number of descendants were buried on the Eaton Farm

Added by Edward Crowley on Feb 12, 2016 7:33 PM

RE: John D. Filley
Wow - Thanks so much for finding and volunteering to help improve John D. Filley's memorial.
I'd be happy to add your paragraph, URL, or the write-up. At your convenience please forward me the information. I'm looking forward to reading it myself.

Added by Memories780 on Jan 25, 2016 10:58 AM

Steve Jacober
Madison and Rosalie Lisa Ely
I saw your posting on findagrave and have a lot of information on this family. This timing is ironic since I just wrote an article and it was published by the Trenton Sun, in Trenton, IL this past week on Rosalie.
Here is a bit of information that may help.
Manuel did not establish Ft. Mandan. He established Fort Lisa near Omaha Nebraska. He established a few other 'forts' along the Missouri and tributaries but were just fortified trading posts.
The Maha (Omaha) tribe was established near Ft. Lisa and that's how he came upon Mitain. She was the eldest daughter of Big Elk. He married her while married to Mary Polly Charles Chew back in St. Louis.
Mitain had two children by Manuel. Rosalie and Christopher. Rosalie was born on November 29, 1815 and Christopher apparently followed in 1817(?). Rosalie was taken, apparently forcibly, and spirited to St. Louis in 1818 (some say 1817). She was baptized on July 10, 1818. She was listed as a boarder in the convent school founded by Philipine Duchesne and Bishop Dubourg in Florissant. When Manuel died she moved in with the Hempstead family and appears to have traveled to Galena with her widowed, step(?)-mother Mary Keeney Lisa to attend to an ailing brother. She comes back to this area and appears to have lived with a Mrs. Collins in Collinsville, I suspect a member of the town's founding family. She joins the Bethel Baptist Church and meets Madison there. They then move on to be founding constituents of the Oak Hill Baptist Church just east of O'fallon. Madison and an infant son are buried in this cemetery behind the church (church is long gone). At about the time of his death in 1864 the family moves to Trenton where she joins the Methodist Episcopal Church and dies on Dec. 22, 1904.

I would love to talk with you at more detail so if you would like to drop me a note I would totally welcome that. Thanks.

Added by Steve Jacober on Nov 23, 2015 10:17 AM

Jefferson Barracks
The photo for the memorial of Sam Wilson has been posted. If you need anything else, please let me know.

Added by jgore6194 on Aug 31, 2015 8:59 AM

Wallace G Lane Jr
RE: Lemma Barkeloo
No thanks goes to the wonderful staff at Green-Wood Cemetery, I only pointed them to her grave marker. They were working in the area and raised the stone. The very white white part of the stone was the only part of the marker visible in 2 -3 years time it would have disappeared.

Added by Wallace G Lane Jr on Aug 16, 2015 5:20 PM

Tim Crutchfield
RE: German Evangelical Church
It's off of Dutchtown Rd just outside of Dutchtown, but the signs have been removed. It's easier for me to show you where it is than to tell you.

Added by Tim Crutchfield on Jul 20, 2015 2:43 PM

Teri-Sue Young-Thompson
Re William Hamilton McAfee Transfer
Ohhh, Anna! It is now I who am touched by your kindness and thoughtfulness. What a beautiful gift you are giving me. I couldn't be more pleased.

It took years of diligent research for me to finally connect my GGGrandfather, Samuel L McAfee, to his parents, William Hamilton and Indiana McAfee and their heritage. After his mother's death in 1846, Samuel (born in 1834) was sent or brought to Callaway County, Missouri to live with his married aunt, Mary McClung (McAfee) Bennett and her growing family. Samuel remained in the same general area in Missouri, marrying a young woman who lived close by and having six children. He was a Captain in the Missouri State Guard during the Civil War, serving as Commissary Officer ... a big change from his regular work in farming and carpentry. Sadly, he missed seeing all his children mature, as he died in 1876, leaving his wife to carry on, as many women in those post-war days were left to handle the ongoing family responsibilities in the absence of their husbands. Yes, indeed. The McAfee Family is one I embrace with pride and joy ... now that I've found them!

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Anna, from the bottom of my heart!!!

Most sincerely,

Teri-Sue :-)

Added by Teri-Sue Young-Thompson on Jun 12, 2015 9:30 PM

Lilly Martin
Find A Grave Memorial# 55088992
Concerning your ancestor Mary Ann Swindle, who married Stephens. Her father Joseph Swindle was the brother of my ancestor. Joseph Swindle actually raised my own ancestor Nancy W. Swindle after her mother died in Ashe Co NC. Joseph Swindle was from a GERMAN community in central Virginia. His father was Rev War Vet who died in KY. Joseph's wife Mary Ann Brown came from a very old family line of Virginia, which I also have researched. I found her ancestry by chance actually. You can email me direct and I can send you a SWINDLE report as well as the BROWN report. My email address is listed on findagrave. The name is SWINDLE, however in Missouri they spelled it as Swindell. Best regards, Lilly Martin

Added by Lilly Martin on Apr 28, 2015 8:26 AM

Dr. Charles Robert (Bob) Campbell
RE: Laura Holt Staggs
Hi Annie, I was not aware that we had duplicate memorials. Thanks for the reply. My records indicate that Laura married Charles Staggs in 1898. She is listed as his wife in the 1910 federal census. While I have not found any divorce record it appears that she divorced Holt some time after 1900 and married Staggs sometime after.

You did not mention your relationship to Laura, certainly if it is closer than mine, great grand aunt by marriage I will be happy to remove my record. Which ever of us does it the other should make sure that bio info is included from the other in the remaining record.

best regards,


Added by Dr. Charles Robert (Bob) ... on Feb 28, 2015 10:06 AM


Privacy Statement and Terms of Service