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Anne Rupert (#21366448)
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Bio Photo Born Annabelle Mary Henderson w/o Jesse Rupert (Columbiana County) and d/o John Cassell Henderson born Newport, Kentucky and Mary Beaton Jenkins born Glasgow, Scotland. Jesse Rupert is s/o J Vernon Rupert born Columbiana Co, Ohio and Mary Paden.

Only paternal roots in America, I follow a path to Fairfax Co Virginia (grandmother's name Pritchartt).

Some interesting facts discovered about my family:
Henderson, Nevada named after my group.
The Hendersons still operate the oldest family owned Drug Store in America to date called "Henderson's Drug Store" founded 1841 by Osborne Henderson in Glasgow, Howard Co Missouri. The oldest Henderson in my group, lived to be 104, Dr. Joseph Lewis Henderson as did his sister.

I have no biological connection to Ohio and
will transfer any memorial in Columbiana/Mahoning Co Ohio to persons with interest.
I check and work on this daily, update edits and will respond to email/corrections, etc promptly. Please note as I have posted many memorials from the cemetery index volumes, Audrey Allison has brought them to life by walking the cemeteries, photographing and posting headstones to thousands of the memorials. It is a joint effort by many.

And Please....
To all who so righteously remind us the primary purpose of Find a Grave is "GRAVE REGISTRATION", and then "boringly" recite in your bio the FAG rules... yes we get it! To the group I work with, (look at my friend's list) it is a mere "starting point" as we all work together, share, and seek to know more about the folks, what they looked like and where they lived as we "register their graves". All of us will go to great lengths to find out more!. .. to sum this up they are "NOT JUST A NAME ON THE A STONE"!

GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT THIS YEAR - Placed a military marker on an unmarked grave... After a long search for military records for a great uncle who was a Conf Soldier, I finally secured them and had a military headstone placed on his grave after 114 years in an unmarked grave!! He was Pvt John Norvell Caskie. Thanks to Angela Smythe who had an interest in the Caskie family and provided a copy of military record that made this all possible.

Next accomplishment July 27, 2014 - having a stone placed on great grandmother Maria L Bingham Pritchartt who died in 1859 from anemia. Work in progress and stone is being made now. To be updated.
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RE: Henry Minter
Hi Anne,

Thank you for the citation from the census. I pulled up the actual document, and as it often does, it creates as many questions as it answers.
I know of no connection to India; there are generations of Missionaries, but they descend through other siblings (my line.) Henry and his people were always farmers. Henry was child #7. I descend through child #14.

However, thanks to your help, I believe I have the proof I need. You gave me the name of Elizabeth Minter Bentzel buried in the same cemetery as Henry. I flew to Indiana yesterday to go through the estate papers one of Henry's children (the only one I have located for certain.) The court clerk here archives all the original probate papers, and nothing has been put on the internet yet. In the estate papers of William Minter, there is a notation of his sister "Elizabeth Bentzle of Springfield OH." I had seen this before, but there was no information on her in Springfield, Clark County, OH. I did not realize there was a town called "New Springfield." Also the lawyer transposed the letters in her surname. However I believe this gives me enough evidence to know that Henry Minter in Mahoning County is the missing son. How he moved from Maryland to Ohio is still a mystery, but perhaps it was simply a matter of better opportunities. I am on my way to Ohio to see what I can find.

In the next few days I will send on some links and additions to the memorial.

Kind-hearted and helpful people like yourself are what makes Findagrave such a valuable resource.
A very big "THANK YOU" for everything.

Added by EddieM on Jul 31, 2014 10:51 AM
RE: Henry Minter
Hi Anne,

Thank you so much for your speedy reply and the information on his daughter, Elizabeth. The information you sent does give me hope. My Henry Minter's eldest daughter was named Elizabeth, born in Carroll County, MD. My records indicate 1833, so the time frame is correct as well.

What does not match is the wife's maiden name. I have a record which shows he was married to Elizabeth SLAYBAUGH; however there could be a dozen reasons for that, not the least of which being that my information is in error.

It has been no small task. There were four Henry Minter's born within two years from the same area. The names of their parents were similar as well. It has taken me 10 years to untangle and rule out three of them. Now you've located the 4th, who was christened as "Heinrich" and that gives me hope. While the internet is a good tool, I sometimes find that the same mistaken information gets repeated time and time again. Before I request any links I want to see what I can locate in the written record. I am now planning a visit to Mahoning County to see what documents I can locate.

My sincere thanks for your reply and for all your work on Findagrave.


Added by EddieM on Jul 29, 2014 4:56 PM
Henry Minter
Hello Anne,

You have a memorial to Henry Minter (Memorial# 52517835.) I have been searching for someone by this name, who would have been the 7th of 17 children of my G-G-Grandfather, Martin Minter. Our Henry vanished from the records in 1860, but I noticed that the birth date listed on your memorial exactly matches the family notes. The Minter's descend from Adams County PA and Carroll County MD. Do you have any other information on this man? I would like to link him to his father's memorial, but I want to be certain of the facts. I know it might be a long-shot, but I guess it never hurts to ask. Thanks for your time.

Added by EddieM on Jul 29, 2014 8:50 AM
RE: Laura A. Wonsetler mystery
And thank you and your team of sleuths!
Added by GeekyGraveGirl on Jul 08, 2014 8:04 AM
Margaret Sopp
RE: Clark Sprinkle & Elizabeth Sprinkle Lower
Clark's son Clark K. had a son named Clark J. When Clark K. passed away, Clark J. was living in Summerville, S.C.
Added by Margaret Sopp on May 16, 2014 6:52 AM
Janice Budd Fentress
John Thomas
While I was at the cemetery today, I tried to locate John Thomas. The office did not have records under that name. Is there any other information available?
Regards, Jan
Added by Janice Budd Fentress on May 09, 2014 6:44 PM
Historic Congressional Cemetery Archivist
Congressional Cemetery
Let me know if we have any more of your "leaves" will be happy to transfer! Have a great weekend...
Added by Historic Congressional Ce... on Apr 25, 2014 5:59 PM
Richard Culler
Mayer/Culler family
Thanks Anne!!! for the transfer's!!! I been going through all of my Culler files, and started on find-a-grave, to update them. The updates I sent you, and will be sending you are all connected to the Culler family.

Take Care, Richard
Added by Richard Culler on Feb 12, 2014 4:46 PM
Major Caskie 110123276
Thank you for the Galveston Daily News obituary on him. The addition to his bio took him from ordinary to extraordinary! I am now curious about his illustrations in Texas Siftings and any other publication. Hopefully others will be as well.
Added by Dawn on Jan 10, 2014 5:29 AM
Rick Bushong
Stone photos in the Columbiana Cemetery
Hi Anne,

Thank you so much for all the stone photos you took in the Columbiana Cemetery. And thanks for looking for those that are now missing - at least we now know where they are buried.

It's such important work capturing the images of those tombstones. They are obviously fading away.

Thanks again,
Added by Rick Bushong on Sep 23, 2013 2:36 PM
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