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Bill (#47169641)
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Bio Photo NOTE: ~ ~ Please send corrections and or updates; I want things to be accurate! As one "graver" said about Find A Grave, "Those who think it is only for locating graves have a narrow imagination."

Remember........."That which you share, multiplies and divides. That which you withhold, diminishes and dies." W. Clement Stone

~ The unfolding history revealed during research of families is so interesting, fascinating, but sometimes tragically sad, causing one to wish they had studied history more astutely and to have listened to stories told by our elders when young ~

I'm most interested in helping Nancy Brewer, aka "I remember when", in her effort on Find A Grave to recognize the pioneers and builders of my home town of Carthage, Missouri.

SPECIAL NOTATION: Find A Grave has choosen to transfer hundreds of memorials to me in Oswego cemetery, Oswego, Labette county, Kansas, of which the vast majority are yours if you so request via "EDIT"! ~ ~ NOTE ~ ~ Find A Grave elected (?) to REMOVE thousands of original contributors photos and rename Mary, "Anonymous" affecting mostly southern Kansas-Missouri areas, so as of late April 2013, these memorials are without her photos and name, but most, still available for transfer by myself and others! Contributor Margaret is dedicated to re-photograph this cemetery, as her time permits and furnish local historical group copies for their records.

In another case, but a different contributor in Arkansas, some 60,000 to 80,000 memorials have been DELETED from Find A Grave, WITHOUT twice requested explanation from FAG!

~ Visit my Websites. ~

NOTE: Several contributors have allowed me to update their memorials by transferring to me then upon completion I return them, ~ ~ if they so desire.

Would also enjoy your comments, corrections, and would dearly love to be given all of my relatives and dearest friends of whom I've deeply researched on Find A Grave which are created by others.

I am a retired civil engineer (raised in Carthage, Missouri(ah) till 1944), with at least three known 3rd g,grandfathers veterans of Revolutionary War, one 2nd g,grandfather (served two years) & two g,grandfathers veterans of the Civil War with father a veteran of WW I, my brother & myself, veterans of WW II, ~ ~ who well over ten years ago was given a WebTv and have since enjoyed setting in my easy chair in Naples, (until November 2006 with moved 35 miles north to Shell Point Village near Sanibel Island, Lee county, Florida), doing genealogy on it till it went out of business 30 SEP 2013, when my 79 websites were transferred by Pris Weathers to host site, so now I'm using a computer.

On 25th May 2010, became oldest in my paternal Boggess line, for thirteen generations, to at least the 16th century, when becoming older than our veteran of the Revolutionary War, Samuel Boggess (1742-1825), with only my maternal great,grandfather, John A Flora, having lived around three years longer as of this writing.

Family lines of most interest to me:
FLORA, Hagee, Shults/z, Wallick.
BOGGESS, Knight, Luke, Robinson, Wood.

Also included among my "Memorials" are all, including 9 blood related, with only 15 listed by others, within this 1964 abandoned Methodist church one acre cemetery we restored in 2004, ie: Point Pleasant

Well in excess of a hundred blood and/or shirt-tail relatives, including a 17-1/2 y/o Burmese cat, have been transferred for my management (one, deleted because she is living) and have transferred hundreds to others. Several others, mostly by mega-number holders are with incorrect information, will NOT correct or stubbornly withheld from me, and refuse to add family links and/or bios. I would like very much to gain management of all my family's Memorials plus those of special interest, on Find A Grave and I'm most ready to share with others.

Several memorials with inactive contributors, have been transferred to me which now have biographies and family links added, helping other researchers. PLEASE NOTE: Should a link NOT open, simply change "org" within link to "net"!

Many cohorts throughout the states have helped me by sharing family information, pictures, etc for my many booklets which were freely distributed to libraries, universities, historical groups, family members, etc and now my many web-sites with documented information of those researched that are related, some by only a thread.

Much of my research is also filed in some twenty or more states with USGenWeb archives, (should the link NOT open, change "org" within link to "net") and some on Pris Weathers wonderfull website and also found on my Amarillo (formerly of Graham), Texas friend's Worldconnect tree, some of which I have used for Find A Grave memorials, search his index for name: Daryl

William (Bill) Samuel Boggess
Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri till 1944

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Cheryl White
Chloe Wooten Rollins, Bethlehem Cemetery, WB Co., KS
Just a note to let you know I have copied your info left in a flower on Chloe's page to the bio section.
I appreciate the explanation of her name.
Also, I, too, am helping Nancy Brewer, but I am rebuilding the cemetery in Cherokee, Crawford County, Kansas. I, too, have picked up extra memorial pages, but mine came as I was named data manager for a couple of small cemeteries in Wabaunsee County, KS, and picked up others from an inactive member in the same county. The Bethlehem Cemetery is one I now manage.
Added by Cheryl White on Apr 02, 2014 2:01 PM
John Stoutimore
Alice M (Jenkins) Teague
Thanks for linking parent, Aaron Jenkins, to his daughter, Alice M (Jenkins) Teague. That's beyond the call of duty. I couldn't get the link from the child's manager. Some gravers are crabby that way.
Added by John Stoutimore on Mar 30, 2014 10:15 AM
Marilyn Blake
RE: Carleton Cost Wood Jr.
That email address did not work, just got a failure notice. Perhaps a typo?
Added by Marilyn Blake on Mar 17, 2014 7:03 AM
Marilyn Blake
RE: Carleton Cost Wood Jr.
Added by Marilyn Blake on Mar 17, 2014 6:49 AM
J&D Peterson
Anna Moore Caulkins Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Scott, KS
The memorial for Anna lists her grave as unmarked. We took pictures at this cemetery this weekend, and it is most definitely marked. She is buried in a family plot with her parents William, and Elizabeth, and brother Bryan and Kirk. There is a large MOORE stone. I have posted pictures on all memorials.
Added by J&D Peterson on Mar 16, 2014 5:51 PM
Marilyn Blake
Wow! I just finished reading your bio. i teach gifted middle school in Harrison Co., WV. For two years, i had students research people buried in the Clarksburg IOOF cemetery. They then wrote biographies of the people they had researched. I have two different Boggess biographies, I believe. Would love to share with you and get feedback on how well the students did their research! Perahaps there are some blanks you could fill!
I plan on sharing the hard copies of the student biographies with the local genealogical society. i retire from teaching in June, and hope to organize them over the following 6 months.
Biographies are saved on a thumb drive and are easily forwarded in an email!
Added by Marilyn Blake on Mar 16, 2014 5:14 PM
Marilyn Blake
Carleton Cost Wood Jr.
I am a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Clarksburg, and am adding names of those interred in the columbarium. I am working on Carleton Cost Wood, Jr. right now. I already completed Buzz's memorial a few weeks ago.
I am wondering if there is a way to link the memorial at the columbarium to the memorial in the Bridgeport cemetery.
I have only encountered once before memorials for a person in two different cemeteries [although I am beginning to think that it may not be that uncommon].
Any suggestions appreciated, although I saw that you included in your data that his ashes are interred there. Perhaps I will list that he also has a memorial at the Bridgeport cemetery.
Added by Marilyn Blake on Mar 16, 2014 5:05 PM
Wilda Dillion
Simeon Collier's family
Bill - Here's another one of Simeon and Elizabeth's children. Asenath Collier married James A Gault 30 September 1858 in Mason County, KY. She was born 19 March 1842 in Trimble Co. KY
and died 30 September 1907 in Platte County and is buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery with her husband aand daughter. He died in 1866 which is a year after the war ended. I think he may have been a Confederate and spent most of his time as a prisoner. She doesn't seem to have drawn a pension.

Smeon's one and only wife was Elizabeth Berkshire daughter of Jeremiah Berkshire. How do I know this? The Bible told me so. Simeon Collier's old buckskin covered Bible, last known owner was Donald Singleton.

Thanks for connecting Simeon to his parents. That family is finally complete [according to the Bible] Wilda
Added by Wilda Dillion on Mar 13, 2014 9:37 PM
Spicy Guppy
Need ReadableTombstone Photos
Hi Bill. Could you please post a clear/readable tombstone photos for Carl Sr. and Harriett Gray? I am doing a descendant's application and I can't read the posted tombstones. I need to submit the readable tombstone photos with the descendant's application. Thank you in advance.
Added by Spicy Guppy on Mar 13, 2014 7:29 AM
Susan Lawrence
RE: Sarah Jackson Powell Smith
Thanks! I had found the citation about the cashiering but have never seen the actual book. I have much more information about Ezekiel including some of his other children. Never found where he is buried. I hope you can figure out about the book. You can email me direct at (
Added by Susan Lawrence on Mar 08, 2014 5:59 PM
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