Names in my tree: Bawden, Eldridge, Elliott, Glaspell, Kitto, Littig, Lyter, Reininga, Saldivar, Woodward
Countries: England (Cornwall), Australia (Moonta area), Netherlands (Onstevedde), Mexico (Zacatecas)
The Eldridge-Bawden Families: The Ancestry and Descendants of Stephen Bawden, born 1812 in Redruth, Cornwall, England, emigrated in 1860 to Rockingham Township, Scott County, IA, in the height of the coal-mining industry; and Duncan Campbell Eldridge, one of the first to build a shanty at the foot of Main Street for his wife, Rebecca Lippincott (of the publishing family) and son Charles Henry Eldridge in 1835.
This book was commissioned by John Duvall Bawden (dec 1992) for Alice Richardson Sloane, C.G. (dec Aug 2011), published by Anundsen Pub Co, Decorah, IA 1986, with over 200 pps, photos, and a name index, hardbound in forest green with gold letters, done without a computer, and very little, if any, coordination with the publisher. There are many typos and grammar edits to make.
My mission gives this reference some dignity...I'll certainly share. You're welcome to leave a public message or personal e-mail.
WPA Iowa Graves Registration - see website - I am entering many of Davenport, Iowa's Oakdale Memorial Gardens burials. If you'd like me to transfer them, email me or leave a msg at 47303245.
Website faves: Find-a-Grave; FamilyTreeCircles; SSDI; USGenWeb - Scott County, IA; Ancestry.com; Family Echo
The image of the chough [chuff] is an artistic endeavor to portray the national bird of the Duchy of Cornwall. Its numbers were so low that it has been put on an extinction list but has started to come back. This is the spirit of the Cornish people. The bird is about the size of an American crow and is a carrion eater. It does have a red beak and feet.
RE: You have done Hi Carol....I am very sorry to take so long to get back to you. Thank you for the kind words you left on my page. For the last few years, I have become an avid "ghost hunter" and local legend connoisseur. I came across the book "Weird Wisconsin" (http://www.amazon.com/Weird-Wisconsin-Wisconsins-Legends-Secrets/dp/1402792190/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1439047883&sr=1-1&keywords=weird+wisconsin), inside was a picture of the Old Mineral Point Cemetery....The site of the broken markers intrigued me. I visited the lot, and came to find out that despite all the broken and unreadable stones, Find A Grave, had a total of (I think), two people listed as being interred there...I contacted the Mineral Point Library, and they sent me a packet of names of those people who are supposed to be buried at the cemetery. The problem was that the names are handwritten, not in any real order, and often repeated. I tried to decipher the records the best I could, but I'm sure I made mistakes...I just wanted to get as many people recognized, as I could.
RE: Dozard Hi Carol, Nice to hear from you. What I can share with you are my experiences. When I find family (like the Morses) that are on find a grave, but the owner is deceased (Dozard), what I have done is mostly two-fold: email them, as you have, and I also leave a message on the memorial. But you have to be very patient, which can be frustrating, because what they do is email me asking about my relationship. Even though I say what my relationship is, they always ask. Also, it takes them 2-3 weeks to respond. Very slow. The individuals that we had talked about previously, Timothy Morse Sr and Jr., seemed to take an exceedingly long amount of time. I had told them that I was family and that I didn't want family members left unattended. Ultimately, ownership was transferred to me, but I have to admit its a very discouraging process. Regarding if people don't respond in a timely manner, I guess that you could let find a grave know, but again, I'm afraid that you'd have to be patient. I thought that if an owner passed, that find a grave would step in and assume control until a family member came forward and offered to assume ownership. I have advised them that Dozard is deceased, and even listed the memorial in the one particular cemetery that she owned, but they haven't moved forward, en masse. They have only responded when I have requested each, one at a time. I wish there was a more efficient way for them to handle this situation. If you discover anything different that would be helpful, please let me know. Thank you. Sandi
RE: Elizabeth Ann Terrill Coad Elizabeth Ann Cornish When Elizabeth Ann Cornish was born on July 28, 1855, in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, her father, John, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth, was 23. She married William H. Coad on March 21, 1881, in her hometown. They had one child during their marriage. She died on April 24, 1919, in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, at the age of 63, and was buried there.
Her mother, Elizabeth Cornish (nee Terrill), was born Nov 3, 1831 in Camborne, Cornwall, England. Her death certificate states she died in Mineral Point in 1905 and biried there, although I have been unsuccessful in locating her grave. Elizabeth Cornish's grandfather, John Terrill, was also born in Camborne on Dec 6, 1803. He and his wife, another Elizabeth (nee Vivian) are both buried in Mineral Point, Wisconsin.
That is a remote rural graveyard - I just took an interest in correcting her name because of recently viewing the documentary on the Hanna Ranch. Her maiden name is Hayward and since she married Hanna first, the stone has that name, with FROST as her last legal name, that of her second husband.
Findagrave tells us to use the last married name in the "married" name field and just document any former marriages in the bio.
Since the stone carries ALL her names, it would be good to copy that entire engraving down in the "Marker Transcription" area of her memorial. I used to like using both married names in the last name field, but people keep correcting that because it messes up the "search" feature of the web site.
(She is the mother of Kirk Michael Hanna, the "Eco-Cowboy" featured in the film.)
She died at the Hanna Ranch at El Paso County, Colorado.
RE: Transferring people idk, I do one thing though, it's a lot like kindergarten... I don't understand the nastiness that goes on either.
I have been criticized publicly on my message board and turned in to admin for documenting cemeteries. Which is what the site is for. I'm not the only one doing it... but for some reason it's ok for some to do it, but not for me. I have also supposedly run off many of the photo volunteers, not because I grab all the photo requests, as a rule I don't do photo requests because I mow the rows...but now that everyone took their ball and went home.. I am doing photo requests..
I've also been criticized for how much time I spend on here.,yeah.. because "it's a volunteer position, it's NOT a job... you do it when you have time"""" that one cracked me up because I will decide how much time I spend on here, whether that be 1 hour a day or 10.. it's MY business..
There is a HUGE disconnect between people working their family tree, and those who document cems. From what I have seen and heard, much of the nasties come from those working family only..they don't "get" why anyone would document a cemetery, or why anyone would create memorials for strangers... and so it goes...