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Bonnie Morris Conrad (#46480766)
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Bio Photo I was born in Morgan County, Mo, down the road from Hopewell Cemetery. From the days of my first memory, my grandparents and parents took me to visit the little grave yards in Morgan county. I played among the stones and listened to the remembrances of the family who lay beneath, whose souls soared above. As my parents said, "Now is the time to honor their memories, lest we should neglect to repeat who they were and how much they changed their little corner of the world." As a pebble drops and changes it's place, it also creates it's own space and so have the pioneers who carved out a place and changed the world forever." Morgan County is full of people whose ancestors migrated from the East and became one with the land. They were great pioneers whose ancestors and they themselves fought in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, The Mexican War, the Indian Wars,the War for Texas Independence, the Civil War on both sides and World Wars l and ll. My goal is to honor as many as I can.

I have lived all over the US and traveled abroad. I have five children,ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

I am a DAR member, Museum Guild member, Bay Area Genealogical Society member, Morgan County Museum Society member,
Cole County Historical Society member and I do cemetery restoration. I also transcribe and take pictures of cemeteries. I am working on a book for Family History.

I have more than one copy of all the pictures I have posted so if I can help anyone by sending them a picture, please let me know? I also have death certificates on many and family information.
I love helping other researchers and posters but if you use my info or pictures from my posts please cite me as the source. It causes researchers to hit blank walls when they don't have original sources and it is also considered plagerism and is an ethics issue. Thank you so much.
I want to add to my bio after all these years a great big thank you to all the researchers and
find a grave volunteers who have helped me and continue to add to the site and the memory of so many in cemeteries all over the US. You are remarkable and I appreciate every one of you.
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This may be the most difficult one to adhere to. You must be careful where you take information from, and how you use it. While facts (such as dates and places of birth, marriage, and death) are not copyrightable, the words used to convey that information are. Do not directly copy text but use your own words. Even more important are images. Remember that copyright currently lasts for 70 years after the death of the creator. All those family photographs in your possession? Copyright belongs to the person who took the photograph, and to his/her heirs. The key date at the moment is 1944. By Michael J. Leclerc (Prof. genealogist)

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Dolores J. Rush
Scytitha Scrivner
Scytitha is my husband's 3rd great-grandmother. My husband found her mentioned in a Cole county, Mo. history book. It said she was the daughter of Leonard Scott (1800-1854). So he looked up Leonard Scott's marriage record and he was married to Nancy Johnston (1800-1845). They were married on Aug 1, 1818 in Wayne county, KY. Scytitha was their 6th child of 11 and she was married in 1850.
Added by Dolores J. Rush on Mar 04, 2015 9:53 PM
Dolores J. Rush
Scytitha Scrivner
I wanted to tell you that I will get the information from my husband as soon as I can.
Added by Dolores J. Rush on Mar 03, 2015 11:50 PM
Michael Johnson
RE: Nancy Ann Ludwig McNamee
Hello. Sorry, I have not been to the McNamee Cemetery. I am sorry to hear about the state of your family's headstones. I have also lost a few of my family's headstones to vandalism. I am not aware of any volunteer groups in the area.
I would contact the township that the cemetery resides in for information. The township is called "Walnut." I looked up the phone number. It's 740-467-2420
I hope this helps!
Added by Michael Johnson on Feb 14, 2015 8:04 PM
RE: George L (H) Vanpool
Are you going to put your George Henry Vanpool, Sr in the correct cemetery?
Added by ADS on Feb 14, 2015 6:38 PM
George Henry Vanpool, Sr
Here's George Henry Vanpool Sr's obituary from the February 16, 1888 California Democrat under the Russellville News:
Died, of erysipelas, at his residence, about three miles northwest of this place, George Vanpool, Sr., aged about 87 years.
Added by ADS on Feb 14, 2015 1:03 PM
RE: George L (H) Vanpool
I understand George L & George H Vanpool are totally different people. I get that.

The stone, whose picture I posted for George H Vanpool, Sr. (1814-1888) is actually in the Vanpool cemetery and NOT in the Enloe cemetery.

The George H Vanpool, Sr that you added to Enloe is actually buried in the Vanpool cemetery.

If you do a search on Find A Grave for George Vanpool in Moniteau County Missouri, it returns three results. Two George Henry Vanpool's with dates of 1814-1888 and the George L Vanpool.

I am not related to the Vanpool's as far as I know so I do not want researchers contacting me for family information.

Please excuse the length of this message but here is my response to part of your previous message:

You made the comment "I got the idea you aren't fond of find a grave but actually so many of the old cemeteries in Cole would no longer be legible if it were not for find a grave."

I am not real fond of Find a grave but I do realize it does have its place.

I do not agree with the last part of your statement. Find A Grave has NOTHING to do with the stones being legible or not. The people with boots on the ground are the ones preserving and recording this priceless information. It is because of these types of people that Find A Grave is so successful. Everyone needs to respect the work of others and give credit where credit is due.

What I DESPISE is people taking other people's work/pictures/etc. without permission and without documenting the source. IF YOU DIDN'T TAKE THE PICTURE YOURSELF IT IS NOT YOURS TO POST WITHOUT PERMISSION AND DOCUMENTING THE SOURCE.

When posting any picture on Find A Grave it clearly states every time:
General photo guidelines:
•Only post photos for which you hold the copyright (meaning photos you took)!
•JPEG format preferred (.jpg or .jpeg).
•8.0 MB maximum file size.
•Cropped with no surrounding white space.
•No post-mortem photos.
•No photos taken from other web sites!!!

I don't know how much more clear that can be. It is also in line with US Copyright law.

The reason I am so passionate about the above is that I've had countless pictures taken from my website and posted to Find A Grave without permission or documenting the source. I have attempted with some success in getting them removed or the source documented.
Added by ADS on Feb 14, 2015 12:49 PM
RE: George L (H) Vanpool
Thank you for the note. I have added his tombstone photo that is in the Van Pool cemetery. His stone is NOT in the Enloe cemetery as the death record states.

I visited the cemetery in March, 2006 and it's located just west of due north of Russellville in far eastern Moniteau County. My page for the Van Pool cemetery including the GPS location is here:

Alan Sparks
Added by ADS on Feb 12, 2015 7:09 PM
M McNamee
McNamee Cem.
Hi Bonnie, Sorry but I have never been to the cemetery although I have heard it is in a very bad state. I live in New England so have no idea about fixing stones. Maybe try Googling a seller of stones in the area. Good luck!
Added by M McNamee on Feb 12, 2015 12:59 PM
Melissa OBrian
Thanks for the photos for the Stryker men. As you will note on the one, this line is of a dear friend & neighbor I knew.

Again, thanks

Added by Melissa OBrian on Feb 11, 2015 1:12 PM
Natalie Herdman
RE: Old basil cemetery Fairfield co

It's in Baltimore. If you take a look at Google Maps

you can see where it's located. I'm not sure of the exact address.

Added by Natalie Herdman on Feb 08, 2015 7:56 AM
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