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VJ-VeryJoyful (#47867813)
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Robert & Christine Stom
RE: Richard Taylor and wife Sarah Ann Cornett
Hello Cousin,

Thank you for the invite to check out your info. It was nice to meet you. I'm always interested in hearing about the Taylors and their descendants.


Added by Robert & Christine Stom on Feb 08, 2016 12:44 AM

Jeanne Kay-Linn
Butler Davidson Cemetery
I did get to this cemetery right before I left town. We didn't have a good camera or tools to clean gravestones, but we rubbed the crud off with our fingers (mine were sore for some time), and my granddaughter took pictures with her phone camera. I have posted all those that I could read. I am going to check the others and perhaps post them as unknowns. I think there were a few of those. I did take a lot of notes plus we stopped by the house afterward as directed and they gave me a list of those supposed to be buried there. So I put all those on too whether or not I had a picture. As for our family stones, there are none, but I have put their names on and will add more information as I get it put together. We had a great time at this cemetery and they would love to have family members come and clean it up. They were talking about selling the place as well and hopefully new owners would be as accommodating. They were very nice! And helpful! P.S. Found no Alice Butler stone....

Added by Jeanne Kay-Linn on Dec 31, 2013 1:40 PM

Jeanne Kay-Linn
RE: Alice Butler
Lots of good ideas and I will try my hardest to get there before I leave the area. I was out in the area today (went to a Renaissance Faire and then took my granddaughter geocaching on the way home. I meant to try to find the cemetery too but forgot the directions. If it doesn't rain as predicted, I will go back tomorrow and try.

Great idea on the notepad. I have done that but don't usually. And I figured I would try to find the two I see on the list of those they still need but in particular the one that doesn't mention any problems. I will however try to find Alice too. Thanks for the directions on where I might. All very helpful VJ!!! :) Jeanne

Added by Jeanne Kay-Linn on Sep 14, 2013 10:13 PM

butler connection
Hi, I met with 3 very nice people yesterday, at the Butler-Davudson cemetery outside of Monmouth, Oregon. I would like to make contact with the again, is it possible to share my information to them, or visa-versa? They should remember me, as I escorted them up to the cemetery and scouted around for graves. Larry the Handy-man.

Added by larryd on Sep 14, 2013 2:17 PM

Jeanne Kay-Linn
RE: Butler Davidson
Thanks. Will check it out soon as I am moving to NV in a few weeks. Appreciate your help! Jeanne

Added by Jeanne Kay-Linn on Sep 10, 2013 12:29 AM

Jeanne Kay-Linn
RE: more on cemetery
I didn't see a map, this is what I saw;

The cemetery is very overgrown. It was a public cemetery; however, it is located on private property. To reach it, you turn W from 99W onto Main Street in Monmouth. Going .5 mile you then turn S (left) on Whitman and follow Whitman which turns into Kings Valley Highway for 1.5 miles. Kings Valley Hwy bends W so you then turn S on an unmarked road with the signs 11270-11290-11300. Traveling .4 mile you reach Gary Beckley's home (a green house). He will take you to the cemetery.

Added by: EllieC

I have been out in that area looking for the cemetery before so I sort of know what the area looks like. Does this sound correct to you? Jeanne

Added by Jeanne Kay-Linn on Sep 08, 2013 11:13 PM

Jeanne Kay-Linn
RE: Butler Davidson
Dear VJ, I just happened to click on the picture of Butler-Davidson Cemetery and there were directions to get there. I am going to try this. Thanks, Jeanne

Added by Jeanne Kay-Linn on Sep 08, 2013 9:54 AM

Jeanne Kay-Linn
RE: Butler Davidson
Hi. I still need the information for Butler-Davidson...would sure appreciate it. I still haven't found it. Thanks! :) Jeanne

Added by Jeanne Kay-Linn on Aug 27, 2013 12:35 PM

Jeanne Kay-Linn
Butler Davidson
Like the previous writer, there are family members I am looking for in this cemetery. I can't even figure out where it is. The local libraries have books on the different cemeteries that include Butler Davidson and the family members I am checking on, are listed as having no stones too. I would just like to see how it lies at this point and appreciate whoever took the picture of the sign and the few gravestones that are there. Any info on how to find it would be cool. I promise not to trespass.

Added by Jeanne Kay-Linn on Jul 17, 2013 6:11 PM

Debra Johnson Porter
RE: Haven't heard back from you

Yes, I did, thank you so much!!! I haven't contacted the owner yet, but am going to send a letter to try to set up a date to visit.

I really appreciate your help!


Added by Debra Johnson Porter on Jun 11, 2013 6:05 PM

Joseph Riggs
I would be happy to add any information you can provide to any of the listings I have entered. I believe the information came from the stone markers at the cemetery as usually the original markers listed years, months, and days lived as an inscription.

The source I used for this cemetery index came from the county genweb site. If you type in the name of a county, state, followed by the words genweb, you can find great genealogy info of relatives that lived in that county. Good example is "Plymouth County, Iowa Genweb."

Good hunting with your new adventure in family research. Caution, it is ADDICTIVE!


Added by larry on Jun 10, 2013 7:52 AM

Debra Johnson Porter
Butler Davidson cemetery

I have been wanting to visit this cemetery for years---my husband is a direct descendant of the Davidson's.

How did you make contact with the owner? We would love to visit, but don't want to just pop in!


Debra Porter

Added by Debra Johnson Porter on May 26, 2013 12:07 AM

Any memorial you don't want, just transfer back.
Best wishes

Added by RememberThem on Mar 16, 2013 9:28 PM

Howard Riggs
Thank you for the internment record for Howard Riggs.
I have transferred some memorials to you, hope that's OK with you.
thank you

Added by RememberThem on Mar 15, 2013 10:19 PM

Hello. I was reading your Problems reported for the Butler request in Davidson. Several years ago it was a school project for the local kids to try to index at least Fir Crest. Don't know if the others were included off-hand. If you didn't know already, the Polk County Historical Museum in Rickrreal has files on many of the families and would probably have something on the Butler Family. I was volunteering there for a short time and hope to get back to it.

I also wanted to tell you of an exciting rubbing technique, especially since newbies don't know all the "rub" ;-D about handling stones, etc. Someone (not I) came up with the idea of rubbing, not with paper and pencil because sometimes there could be damage, but using aluminum foil and a chalkboard or white board eraser for pressure. I suppose it could be framed after gleaning the information, should you wish, or recycled. They also used it to reflect more light in shady areas which I thought was genious!

Just wanted to say hello.

Added by Blote on Feb 09, 2013 12:11 AM

Teresa Howard Robertson
PS -
Thank you about the tip about other Nelsons at Fircrest. Two of them are my family, but I think those are the only ones.


Added by Teresa Howard Robertson on Feb 07, 2013 11:37 AM

Teresa Howard Robertson
Thank you so much!
I am sorry I apparently sent you on a wild goose chase. Carol Nelson passed away in the summer of 2011. If you did not find where she is resting, I suspect a permanent stone has not been placed yet.

I miss Monmouth and Independence. My parents grew up in Monmouth. Their grandparents moved there from Wisconsin and Minnesota. We don't have any relatives there to visit anymore. Many have moved away, as we did. I am in California. Many are in the graveyards of Monmouth, Independence, and Salem, even Portland and McMinnville.

I am glad you are enjoying your genealogy adventure. I started way back when there was no internet, no home computers, and it took a written letter through the US Post Office to try to find clues and facts. And often waited a couple weeks for a reply telling me they did not have the record on file that I was looking for. And now with the internet, I think I will never run out of things to add to my tree.

Again, thank you very much for the effort!

Added by Teresa Howard Robertson on Feb 07, 2013 9:01 AM

RE: Photo Taking
P.S. I am not familiar with the Davidson Cemetery. It sounds really neat!

Added by KRay on Jul 16, 2012 8:53 PM

RE: Photo Taking
Hi there! Nice to meet you. That was very brave of you to tackle that rough terrain for the unmarked grave. What an adventure!

I live in Salem and have only been a Find-a-grave volunteer for less than a year. Most of my requests are for the Belcrest Cemetery in South Salem, so I like getting requests for other nearby cemeteries. I get around pretty well. I like going to cemeteries that require some walking or mild hiking, such as the Cox Cemetery at the Ankeny Winery. My email is: if you would like to correspond.

Thanks for your note!

Added by KRay on Jul 16, 2012 8:50 PM

Alice Butler
Thank you for your efforts
Gail Lyons Grier

Added by GL on Jul 15, 2012 12:52 PM


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