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richard kimble (#47432041)
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Bio Photo 2012-- from Upper Tract, West Virginia
Two years ago I had no idea where most of my ancestors were buried. I googled my g-g-grandfathers Isaac Alt and Alfred Kimble and found them on this site. I thought I might be able to link my family to them. That's how I got started. I had my sister go with me to show me where the Shreve and Kimble graveyards were in Smoke Hole. I must have caught some kind of bug in those graveyards that I can't get over. I'm adding the graveyards in the Upper Tract area. Most of them are not my relatives so if any one would like a transfer or link made just let me know. Feel free to copy any photos on my memorials for personal use. If added to another site, it would be nice to state where it was found. Let me know if you find any mistakes for I know they will be some.
I would to thank Jennie Hott for asking me to help record the updates for the cemeteries in the Upper Tract,Kline, Smoke Hole area for the new Pendleton County grave register that the historical Society has done. Also thanks to Denton Alt and Jack Hedrick for taking me and finding the cemeteries.

The following poem was written in 1906 by Walter Butler Palmer.

Dear Grandfather,
Your tombstone now,stands among the rest; Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out on polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care, It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist, You died before I was born.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse, Entirely not our own.
Dear Grandfather, the place you filled One hundred years ago.
Spreads out among the ones you left, Who would have loved you so.
I wonder how you lived and loved, I wander if you knew,
That someday I would find this spot, And come and visit you.
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Beverly Steinbeck
Findagrave request
Hello, I recently added the parents of Miles Thompson to findagrave. Can you please link them to Miles. He was my grandfather's favorite uncle.

Miles' parents were...
George L. Thompson (not S.--looks like S. in many documents) Memorial #157720642
Eliza J. Hartman Thompson Memorial #147999903

Thanks so much. Bev Steinbeck

Added by Beverly Steinbeck on Feb 02, 2016 7:19 AM
Diane Flanagan
Your very welcome. I think these old obits are so neat. Love reading those papers
Added by Diane Flanagan on Dec 21, 2015 4:58 AM
Leon Armentrout
Permission to Use Grave Marker Photo
Hello Richard,

Thanks you.

Leon R. Armentrout
Added by Leon Armentrout on Dec 07, 2015 7:00 AM
Leon Armentrout
Abraham Edward Kimble
Hello Richard,

In conjunction with the West Virginia Archives and History Veterans Memorial website I am researching and preparing a biography of Abraham Edward Kimble to be posted on that website. Are you a relative? May I have your permission to copy the grave marker to be used in the biography? Do you have a photo of Abraham or know of anyone that might have a photo? I would appreciate any information that you might share with me.

Thank you,

Leon R. Armentrout
Added by Leon Armentrout on Dec 06, 2015 7:53 AM
Valerie Neal
Jennie Self
I have transferred her to you. Let me know if there are any others I may have that you want to manage.

Added by Valerie Neal on Nov 04, 2015 5:05 PM
chris clapsadle
Calhoun and many other sites
Richard, thanks so much for your work for find a grave. I submitted info to you for Phoebe regarding her parents sites, while the person who listed her parents sites gave minimal information, it at least makes the connection. I so miss Jeannie Hott-we did some great research together and she helped connect my Hartmans. As I continue to research with ancestry and the Pendleton records, I will forward an information I find to complete find a grave data that you manage. chriseyec
Added by chris clapsadle on Sep 04, 2015 10:43 AM
Fallen Graver
Very Sad News - Fallen Graver
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Walter John "Bud" Bussell
Apr. 10, 1935 ~ Aug. 30, 2015
Find A Grave Memorial# 151509428
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Added by Birdgirl on Sep 02, 2015 1:40 PM
Brenda P
hi thank you for the infor. glad for your help i'm from dry fork wva but lived in ohio since 1978 my sister is also doing this cem stuff i get to do the leg work looking for these cem dont you just love some of these direction you get its just over on the hill i think wwva got alot of hills i think we got the cem. disease wonder if you could get a pill for this ha ha thank you again for your help brenda
Added by Brenda P on Aug 19, 2015 7:53 PM
Brenda P
Added by Brenda P on Aug 17, 2015 7:29 PM
Brenda P
mowery cem
hi i would BE glad for any help you can give me ON these cem over in that area Anthony Mowery is my GGG Grandpa this is the start of Mowery bunch .DO YOU KNOW OF A MOWERY SCHOOL AND THE AREA ITS IN.THANK YOU BRENDA
Added by Brenda P on Aug 16, 2015 7:25 PM
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