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LSP (#46860931)
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Bio Photo I'm doing my best to connect family links (parents and children) to my kin (direct and collateral) and really appreciate all who have kindly added the connections for me. I'm glad to add yours also.

I so appreciate all the volunteer photographers who take the time and TLC to go out and take the grave photos. For hard to read older graves, RB suggests a way to photograph the visually missing data. She suggests using a mirror and reflecting the sun onto the hard to read area. You can even use two mirrors if you need to twist the sun's direction. I haven't tried it but thought I'd share it.

If you're interested in the symbols found on gravestones, check out two good sites at and Neat informative sites. Are you a taphophile or tombstone tourist?

Check out Scotch-Irish Presbyterians From Ulster to Rockbridge, by Angela M. Ruley, 3 October 1993. Angela headed the Rockbridge Area Genealogy Society and wrote several impressive publications on Rockbridge Co. This well written article combines pretty much everything I've found and more.

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K. posted the info from the 2nd message from the small church history booklet (I have a copy).
Have you asked him where he obtained the numbers?

My copy of Tombstone Inscriptions of Southern AA County has no lot numbers listed for the cemetery, but has some "family" plot listings. This is not a huge cemetery and I personally see no reason for the change. It is confusing!


Added by Margaret on Jul 24, 2015 1:49 AM
RE: Friendship Cemetery
That is the same question that I have, but have not asked because I felt sort of "dumb" that I had no idea. Perhaps Beeswax has a better idea. In trying to locate information, I have never had contact with anyone that knows much about the cemetery. It was poorly maintained for years. I will continue to leave the old plot numbers from the original section on my memorials, but also include the new numbers as they are provided to me.

Do you have many family members buried there?

Sorry I don't have an answer!

Added by Margaret on Jul 23, 2015 2:09 AM
Hi, we corresponded at the beginning of July over a tombstone that you said the listing was a cenotaph. I have a question for you about another memorial. I listed this family names Garrett in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa,Tx. On one stone was man named with his birth info of 1903 and his wife with birth info of 1908.No death info for either of them. A few spaces down the row I found another stone with the same man with same birth info and his death dates,with another wife ,full info.Do I make two listings with him,since there's two stones ? Or just the one with full info ?

Thank's for any info you can help me with,
Added by LADONNA GREER COLLETT on Jul 22, 2015 3:06 PM
RE: John and Nancy Stephani
Hi -
I am related to Alfred and have not contacted anyone else on Ancestry. Still trying to solve the mystery!
Added by Zelda21 on Jul 19, 2015 7:48 PM
Patty Jamerson Archer
RE: Robt McChesney
I sent it to you. This must be the right Robert if he was neighbors with James McChesney too. They are listed along with the boys' father George Jameson on the 1787 tax list together. I would think this would be the correct Robert McChesney. He'd have been about 27 when Robert Jameson substituted for him, and about 31 or 32 when John Jameson substituted for him. He was having young children throughout this time, so would make sense for him to want to be at home and hire substitutes to go in his place. What do you think?
Added by Patty Jamerson Archer on Jul 15, 2015 11:04 AM
m.j. bare
Jacob Baer

I saw your posting on with regards to Jacob Baer. I too am in the middle or separating out the three Baers... did you have any break troughs or moments of inspiration? I'd love to hear from you and work with you, you know, divide and conquer and all =)


Maria Bare
Added by m.j. bare on Jul 14, 2015 3:22 PM
Patty Jamerson Archer
Robert McChesney
Both my 4th Great Grandfather, Robert Jameson (1762-1845) and his brother, John Jameson (1763-1841), served as substitutes in the Rev War out of Augusta Co., VA for Robert McChesney.

Robert Jameson in 1777 (no months specified).

John Jameson 1 May 1780 (number of months not specified, I assume 3 months which seems to be the standard most of the time).

The 1787 Personal Property Tax Lists (List A) shows their father, George Jameson, as a neighbor to Robert McChesney and James McChesney, all reported on the same date April 13, 1787 which would indicate they were neighbors.

I do not know if there is any other familial connection between the Jamesons and the McChesneys or if the boys just did it to help a neighbor out and make a little money. George Jameson was married twice. His first wife's name is unknown. I speculate she may have been a daughter of John Stephenson (because of a land deal), but I do not know that for sure. I keep the McChesney name in mind as well since the boys both served as substitutes for Robert. George Jameson was born about 1728 and lived in Augusta for years, finally moving to Harrison Co., KY by about 1790. George would've married his first wife sometime before 1762 since Robert was born about that year. How many children he had with the first wife is not know, but he had at least Robert (b. 1762) (m. Isabelle Mahan), John (b. Oct. 1763) (m. Mary Polly Rice), and (Sarah b. 1764) (m. Thomas Beard). Sarah married 16 Apr 1785 in Augusta Co., VA. Robert married 10 Jan 1785 Lincoln Co., KY. And John married 7 May 1788 in Mercer Co., KY. The boys both served as Indian Spies during the Rev War in KY and got introduced to the land there. Robert made the move by the late 1779/1780 or early 1780s to Fayette County, married in Lincoln and settled in what later became Madison Co., KY. He remained there until March 1811 when he moved to Lincoln Co., Missouri. And remained in Lincoln Co., MO until sometime between 1821 and 1825 when he moved to Ralls Co., Missouri. He died in Ralls County in Feb. 1845. John lived in Kentucky, according to his pension file Their mother must've died in childbirth or shortly thereafter, and their father, George Jameson then married Eleanor Mitchell, dau of James Mitchell about 1764/65. Their children were: Andrew, George Washington, James, Joseph, Patsy, Nancy, and Mitchell. George died in Harrison County in about October 1799. His will does not name all of his children, but states "to the children from my first wife", and "to the children of my present wife". His wife, and a few of his children and grandchildren are named. We find other children's names through the wills of these children as well.

For the source on Robert McChesney being a substitute for these two brothers:

U.S. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900:

Robert Jamerson or Jamison Number: S16885 1/2 VA service
Pension Year: 1833
Application State: Missouri
Archive Publication Number: M804
Archive Roll Number: 1403
Total # of Pages: 25

Robert served 3 months in 1777 under Capt. Samuel McCutcheon as a substitute for Robert McChesney. He was drafted and served 3 months in 1781 (under Capt. James Trimble) and 3 months 20 days in 1781 as well (under Capt. Tate). And then in 1782 in A Company under Gen. Clark against Indians, and again in 1782 with Gen. Wilkerson against Indians.

John Jameson Number: S4227 VA service
Pension Year: 1832 (database says 1823, but someone must've transposed the two numbers, should be 1832)
Application State: Kentucky
Application Designation: Survivor's Pension Application File
Archive Publication Number: M804
Archive Roll Number: 1406
Total # of Pages: 35

John served 1 Sep 1779 as a substitute for his father, George Jameson. Virginia Line under Capt. Michael Coulter, Col. Boyer. Served 6 months. 1 May 1780 he served as a substitute for Robert McChesney, under Capt. Samuel McCutchen, and Lt. Samuel McCutchen (cousins), Col. Taylor. 15 Apr 1781 he volunteered with Capt. Patrick Buchannan, Lt. William Steele & Ensign James Hamilton, Col. William Boyer (taken prisoner), Gen. Wayne. Was at Yorktown during surrender. Then under William Cambell. Apr 1782 drafter as an Indian Spy; Capt. William Ward, Lt. Cornelius Alexander, Ensign James War, served 6 months. His pension file states he lived in Augusta Co., VA until 1786 when he moved to Fayette Co., KY and then to Nelson Co., KY and then in 1813 to Barren Co., KY (19 years prior to pension in 1832).

If you find any connection between the McChesneys and the Jamesons, I would be glad to hear of it. Thank you.

Patty (Jamerson) Archer

Added by Patty Jamerson Archer on Jul 14, 2015 10:57 AM
elizabeth casto
RE: Falling Spring
I need to go finish. I started with the newest section and finished it, I didn't get around to finishing the older section due to being rained out. I hope to finish it sometime this week. Gonna upload what I have done soon
Added by elizabeth casto on Jul 13, 2015 12:41 PM
Sgt Daxter
RE: Transfers Smiley/Blackwell
Thanks for the transfer,I was trying to get them all linked and updated before asking you for some transfers. Lianne Blackwell Castle passed away July 5, 2015 and I made a memorial for her ( Memorial# 149048564 ) and started searching her branch and have spent last 2 days getting it all straight. I just sent another request for Dale A. Blackwell. If you could transfer his memorial also, I would appreciate that. Betty Jo Tolley is the Hawpe descendant going back to Henry Hawpe.

Thanks again
Dwayne Hawpe (aka Sgt Daxter)
Added by Sgt Daxter on Jul 12, 2015 9:08 PM
Jeanie Glaser
Re: Jeremiah Sturgeon, 143061804
Sorry, only now saw your message. Yes, Ann (nee Ritchie) Sturgeon (b. 2 Jan 1777; d. 28 Oct 1811) was his first wife. His second wife, married 1818, was Mary 'Polly' McCormick, and her findagrave memorial is # 44987399. Thanks!
Added by Jeanie Glaser on Jul 12, 2015 1:39 PM
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