Hi, although my interest in graveyards hasn't waned, I'm not an active contributor here at Find-A-Grave, so I've passed along my memorials to folks whom I believe will be interested in maintaining them.
For folks who descend from Greenup McClure and/or share my Venard lineage, you may be interested in my blog pertaining to the Pioneer Cemetery in rural McDonough County, Illinois.
(Other surnames represented in the Pioneer Cemetery include Wilson, Brundage, Calvin, Husted, Buzzard, Whitson, Gibson, Thompson, and more . . .)
If you are interested in the County Farm Cemetery in Henderson County, Illinois (as I am), the library in Biggsville, Illinois has a very complete publication available with information on the poor farm residents and the individuals buried in the Poor Farm cemetery. There are many Henderson County surnames associated with that institution.
"He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man." ~ Antoine de Saint Éxupéry
RE: Mary Gore Baker I'm descended from Ephraim & Mary's son John William who went to Missouri, then Kansas, and finally Oklahoma. I had not heard the story about Mary's interest in abolition, but I have been curious about how she met Ephraim, since she grew up quite a distance from where Ephraim lived. There is a story in my line that her father greatly objected to her marriage. As far as I have been able to figure out, her father was not a slave-holder though earlier Gores had been. It may be significant that she is holding a book in the picture when she was an old lady...typically a sign that she was literate.
Mary Elizabeth Gore Baker Where did you get the wonderful portrait of Mary Elizabeth Gore Baker that is on the Findagrave page? She is my great-great-grandmother and I have a portrait taken when she was in her 80s, but I have never seen this one.
RE: Charles Gay Glad you found him easily. Yes, I know what you mean about not wanting to be found. I have 8 or 10 back in that area that refuse to found. I know they are there, I just can't find them. I'm trying to determine who was the first one to be buried there. Have one death date of 1820 which is the oldest so far. I know the first recorded death in Henderson county was Caroline Wood,1844. I have 1426 names in a data base for the old part of the cemetery.
RE: Re: A Nice Surprise #80799991 That is so cool !! I did have the right guy, I tracked Chalmer out west,but just was not sure if he was related or not. If you drive into the main entrance and head east as far as you can go, turn left,then left again when the road turns,two plots to the left is where he is located. There is a big Ives stone on the right side of the road. Thank you for sharing his story,I often wonder about things like this, Ron
RE: A Nice Surprise #80799991 Charles is buried in the west half of plot 350. Plot was purchased by james Gay. I stumbeld over the stone looking for Pershin and noticed that his name wasn't in the Ross/Evans book, so I put it on here. I tried to find out who he was, but was unsucessful, about all I found was a telegraph operator. I will transfer it to you if you wnat, Ron
CAROLYN GOD BLESS YOU AND THANK YOU DEARLY FOR VISITING AND ADDING A MEMORIAL GIFT TO MY BELOVED DADDY ORIS. ALWAYS THANK YOU DEALRY FOREVER REMEMEBRING. I WILL NEVER LET HIS MEMORY DIE HE WAS A WONDERFUL PRECIOUS DAD FOR 34 YRS OF MY 43 1/2 YRS AND I LOVED HIM SO MUCH. GOD BLESS. ORIS ' DAUGHTER MELISSA FORMERLY A REXROAT (NOW A CRAIGMILES
carolyn thank you dearly for the little memorial marker on my precious beloved white poodle toto chandler rexroat. he was so special and precious and died very suddenly and it was heart breaking to let him go,. i had got him as a 5 month old baby he died at age 9 of flea collar had poisned his system. he was very pretty and smart and sweet and thank you for little dogie to keep him company. love melissa. toto's mommy (human) and caretaker. forever loved.
thank you for you kind and thoughtful words. i do try hard and i resarch my memorials. and i love letting people know about others and to keep their memory alive. such as my dad oris e rexroat amd my beloved grandparents loren and flossie foley and john rexroat and mary rexroat huckaby and step grandpa willie huckaby and great grandfathers such as harlan rexroat and logan ross foley and so many others. I want memories to last and to remember people i add and people i have known in my 43 yrs of life and heard of and take time to remember them dearly i try daily to add flowers or gifts to other peoples memorials and my own daily if i can. sincerly and in god's love. melissa, god bless you dearly