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barcpb61 (#47416393)
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Bio Photo We've been vacationing in this lovely area of southeast Wisconsin since I was a teenager, and then 10 years ago, my husband and I decided to relocate here near beautiful Geneva Lake. I've fallen in love with this countryside, it's turned this suburbanite into a confirmed country girl.
I'm researching Walworth County, Wisconsin, which is here in the southeastern part of Wisconsin, bordering on Illinois. I enjoy local history and find our country cemeteries fascinating and informative. I love doing research on the memorials I photograph, and if anyone has any requests for particular family research, I'd be happy to to help find your relatives for you here in Walworth County or nearby.
As for family: my late father had done a pretty thorough job of researching his side of our family, so I had a lot to go on when I began my family tree. The names are Cooper/Davis/McCammon/Bates/Gentry and the areas are Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, Mississippi, and Missouri.
My mother was born in Sweden, and I'm still struggling with her side of the family, I'm not at all fluid in Swedish, I heard it growing up at my Swedish relatives homes, but I saw little written Swedish as a child. I've found some interesting information though, with thanks to a Swedish "cousin" who is on Ancestry and who was looking for a relative who turned out to be from my maternal grandfather's family.
I've come a long way in years and miles from that little girl in my picture, and the trip has been like most one of winding roads, forked roads, clear skies, and thunderstorms - and I wouldn't trade the voyage for anything.
What I've found, though, is that looking back, as we do here on FAG, searching out not only our own but others' histories - and the histories of our towns and how and why we got here- it helps make this wonderful thing called life even more full and fascinating to me.
I'm delighted to be sharing this 'hobby' of research and photography with such a great group of people here at FAG, and I look forward to getting to know as many of you as I can.
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Brenda Kimsey Warneka
Pauline Bates Brown
Hi Paula,
I wrote the chapter about your grandmother Pauline Bates Brown in the book "Skirting Traditions." I hope you have seen the book. Now I am starting work on another project about her, and I am interested in what you can add about her to my research. I can be contacted at
Brenda Warneka
Added by Brenda Kimsey Warneka on Apr 30, 2015 4:18 PM
Anne Sonner
Cyrus Church
Hi Barb,
I just read your message that you might be able to search for people's ancestors in the Walworth, Wisconsin area.
Cyrus Church was my great-great grandfather. I would love to connect with any of his other descendants. According to the Arcadia Publishing book on Walworth, Cyrus does have descendants in the area.
Many thanks if you can help.
Anne in Walnut, CA
Added by Anne Sonner on Apr 27, 2015 7:05 PM
Added by Gayle on Mar 18, 2015 1:28 PM
Boyd Cemetery
I live in Wise County Texas. If you need anything else, just let me know. Most of the cemetery pictures and information can be found at and the county has a lot of other information available on that site besides the cemeteries... I also go to Tarrant County quite a bit. Just let me know if I can help!!
Added by Gayle on Mar 18, 2015 1:27 PM
Florence Lynch
RE: Puckett
I have transferred
Added by Florence Lynch on Feb 27, 2015 11:18 AM
Susan Ing
RE: Thank you Susan!
Several Bates in the lot but only 2 of them have markers. I have the lot card
Added by Susan Ing on Jan 31, 2015 2:51 PM
Pro Deo et Constitutione
your Ggrandfather
RE: 92479455

Was this man the same Thomas A. Bates, of Co "K", 13th Mississippi Infantry, during the Civil War.

Per the Confederate Veteran Magazine,1925, this man's grandson, William Pearce, reported it so.

Do you agree?
Added by Pro Deo et Constitutione on Jan 06, 2015 10:22 AM
RE: William Traver in Cobblestone #136218719
Well, it's time to find the children!! I'm sure the Traver family will enjoy seeing the memorials. That's good humor you've made, not rudeness. Heehee. Now, to be really rude, I've put a note in the Bio that the inscription doesn't match the dates of his birth and death in the date Bio. :)
Added by LBS on Jan 02, 2015 7:45 PM
RE: William Traver in Cobblestone #136218719
Thank you for your offer; you stay warm and safe, too! I made the updates you suggested, but the problem with William's creative :) first name is that it doesn't turn up in results if you're searching for William Traver. I know some people are adamant about keeping the name field to match the stone, I suppose for that reason. Is it my imagination, or are there 2 spouses (both with the same name) linked to William? I clicked on each one, but the memorial number is the same?

... and, yes, where you're at is better than the burbs of Chicago. Love rural Wisconsin. I always roll down the window, especially in summer, when we drive by the cows. lol
Added by LBS on Jan 02, 2015 6:26 PM
RE: William Traver in Cobblestone #136218719
Hi Barb, Teamwork is great, thank you very much for your resources, help and suggested updates. I am not an Ancestry member, so I was unable to see the older photos. It's odd though, as I am a member of a family tree on Ancestry that was helpful and interesting for my interest in Billups Cemetery in Missouri, but I usually access it through a link when there are updates.

I never did see the Bailey invite, but that's okay. I will make reference to you as contributor when I make any updates so that if anyone has any questions, they can contact you.

My husband and I have been visiting Wisconsin and Illinois cemeteries in this darn cold -- but it's really hard to accomplish much in the freezing weather, which is going to get worse, at least here in Illinois tonight!

I'm sorry to hear about your husband and hope his situation gets better. I hope your next visits to Cobblestone are fruitful -- it's a very peaceful place to be. :)

Added by LBS on Jan 02, 2015 5:47 PM
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