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Becky Jacobs (#46859466)
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Bio Photo Becky Jacobs graduated from Elgin in 1966. Seven generations of my family is buried in the Prospect Cemetery. (Live in Abilene, TX since 1977).I have worked on genealogy research for 39 years and just completed my 19th family history book. I published "The Scrapbook of Prospect Ohio Pioneers" in 1988 from clippings from my Great Grandmother Rebecca Jane Bevis Hedges of whom I was named. My dad, Carl L. Jacobs was a Prospect township trustee. My great grandfather Stephen Bingham McWherter was the Sexton at the cemetery from 1921 until his death in 1923.I have checked these records against death and census records. Over 2500 obits from my cousin Sarah Longnecker Reichardt's scrapbooks, she gave me years ago along with obits from the Prospect Monitor, Richwood Gazette and Marysville Journal Tribune obits will be added as time permits. Thanks to Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood in helping me to honor those that have gone before.

My dad, Carl also served as a trustee at the York Cemetery in Union County, Ohio. I went to Byhalia-York from 1st to 8th grade before moving to Prospect. May 19 2011 permission was granted from Leona & David Gustafson to use their pictures of the York Cemetery. This has added greatly to the memorials. Thank you Leona & David for your years of taking these beautiful pictures, we know the families will appreciate them. We are all working toward the same cause to
preserve the family.

In 1991 my friend Sherry Bowen Barger helped me copy the old cemetery record books. Sep 2011 classmates Larry Osborn & wife Norma and Terry Redmon helped take 4800 pictures of tombstones. Cousins Sylvia Bevis Harmon & Jean Bevis Clingenpeel shared copies of obit for this cemetery.

Jim Issler is helping me on this project. He has added files for 1923-1949 that I have edited Click on Jim's name below for his bio.

Ralph Issler (Jim's dad) is Superintendent at the cemetery since 1988 and we appreciate the great job he does.

My goal on Find A Grave is to link families together NOT to just add names. I have spent 1000's of hours looking up birth,marriage and death records to have the record as accurate as possible.
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Cindy Knight Schneider
B Mayfield at Prospect
Is the Mayfield you entered at Prospect Cem. a relative? I have a photo from Prospect-very old. On the back it says B Mayfield and Family. I was wondering if this could be. Looks to be just b4 the turn of the century. Has him, his wife and a baby. Any thoughts?
Added by Cindy Knight Schneider on Mar 22, 2015 11:12 AM
Kay Harrison
I noticed on William Verity's memorial page that you had a note of parents names of Emma. I just found his marriage to Emma Hall ( maiden name was CRONK). Emma and William were married in Athens County, OH on December 26, 1912. Thanks for all your Find a Grave memorials. They sure have helped me.
Added by Kay Harrison on Mar 07, 2015 4:33 PM
Traci Higgins

Would it be possible to transfer the memorial of James Murphy to me? He is my maternal grandfather and would like to add his parents and first wife, my grandmother to his site. His memorial # is 75283900.

Thank you,
Traci Higgins
Member ID 47672102
Added by Traci Higgins on Mar 05, 2015 6:17 PM
Kay Harrison
I've been doing some browsing on Find a Grave and saw your memorial for John E. Houseworth and his wife Bertha. I have a marriage for John E. Houseworth to a Bertha C. Davis. Is is possible he was married several time than what his obit says, or it this Bertha C. Davis the same person as your Bertha Beard? Thanks.
Added by Kay Harrison on Mar 05, 2015 1:53 PM
shirley patterson lichtenberger
Dear Becky, I left you a previous message before I came across my dads real dad n grandparents memorials. Would you consider transferring them to me as well? The memorial # are 39593412. 102248633. And102249148. My member # is
47276015 email Thank you. Shirley l.
Added by shirley patterson lichten... on Mar 03, 2015 11:29 PM
shirley patterson lichtenberger
Memorials #47914461 & 48017724
Hi Becky. I want to thank you for your hard work. I am new to genealogy and am working to get our family history in order for my kids n grandkids while I still can. I was hoping you might consider transferring these two memorials to me as they belong to my paternal grandparents. My member # is 47276015 my email is Again thank you for all you do. Shirley l.

Added by shirley patterson lichten... on Mar 02, 2015 12:00 AM
Jean Quentmeyer
RE: Benjamin Franklin Smith
Hopefully I have done this already. I can't find my entry so I must have. If I didn't do it, please let me know ...
Added by Jean Quentmeyer on Feb 26, 2015 5:33 AM
Sarah Stevens Herbert
Thank you so much for posting her extensive (2 col.) obit. I was unable to find out much about my 2nd gr=grandmother. You have answered a lot of questions. Thank you again. Cathy G.
Added by Catherine on Feb 23, 2015 1:22 AM
Hardin County
Hey Becky, I do living Hardin County, and well love a little challenge sometimes. Email me the details I will track them down and maybe able to get photos, ect... but not right now too cold here, if you know what I mean.

thanks Maggie
Added by Maggie on Feb 19, 2015 6:01 AM
Virginia Elizabeth Dyer
Hey Becky just sent u a message to help clear up her mother as being Rosalie Ward Dyer McClure, hope this info helps.... Please let me know, I will ask Uncle Bob which is Rose's brother if there may be any more info to help prove this fact. Thanks for the post.
Added by Maggie on Feb 13, 2015 12:36 PM
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