Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
J S (#47535342)
 member for 4 years, 1 month, 13 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo I currently live in central Indiana but was born in north central Ohio. I am currently researching the Brokaw/Bercaw, Baldinger, Durtsche/Durtschi, Haas/Haase, Rognan/Rognon, Larrison, Barker, Warrick, Powell, Weis, Fix(x), Egner, Stokey, Stocker, Volz, Steffey, Bortner and Harsh lines of my family tree (FindaGrave has helped a ton!).

Family members have my permission to privately use my photos of the grave markers of your ancestors for genealogical purposes on sites such as or, but not for posting elsewhere on Find A Grave, the internet, or for commercial use without express consent.

Please be patient when contacting me via email. I check my inbox about once a week, but I always open 'find a grave' email first. I will make any changes/corrections to memorials as soon as possible.

If you would like to request a memorial transfer, via 'edit', please let me know your relation to the person. Most memorials that I have set up are my relatives.

I appreciate any additional facts that you would like to share. :) Thank you.

***in the past (as a newbie) I may have set up memorials in a 'same name' but 'different place' cemetery, or cemetery location was unknown at the time. I will NOT delete a memorial I have set up (unless one was created BEFORE mine), but I will UPDATE the cemetery location. Sometimes cemetery locations on death certificates, or obituaries aren't correct or more than one cemetery with the same or similar name is located within the same county. Thank you.

****also researching my husbands family tree-- Schreck, Gelsanliter, Shumaker, Smith, Purkepile, Earl, Marett, Holden, Bliss, Spicer, Wyatt, Coulliard, Browning, Boyd, Penix, Martin, Bush, Frank, Steffey, Bortner, Prather, Covert, Osborn, Allen, Ward, Baldridge, Hite, Mollett, Blevins, Stapleton, Mills and Price.
 Contact: Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 1,547 Memorials Added
 • 1,547 Memorials Managed
 • 7 Memorials/Week
 • 1,140 Photos
 • 22 Photo Requests
 • 50 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 3,605 Virtual Flowers
 • 1 Fame Rating
 • 1 Friend
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Find A Grave Friends
Dennis Lee Brok...
Messages left for J S (97)[Leave Message]
Joseph Roberd Eakes
You have added two photos of Joseph R Eakes tombstone, buried at Gravel Lawn in Madison county, Indiana. Both photos are sideways, would you please delete one and correct the other photo. If you are unable to do this, I would be happy to do it and send the photo to you if you have email. Then you can add it and get credit for adding it in F.A.G.

I appreciate your contribution on F.A.G.


Added by Greg on Jul 02, 2015 11:34 AM
RE: McGee
My email is on my bio and you are welcome to contact me on the McGee line and their genealogy. Timothy and Sarah Ann Hampton are hard ones to get past, have clues but not proof. I know a lot about their offspring, however and can fill you in on that if you're interested. Would also like to share info on your following all the McGee descendants for a few generations at least, recent enough for their descendants to recognize a grandparent and link in. Yes, the Larrisons and eventually the McGees were a mining family and moved through various counties (Perry, Coshocton, Guernsey, Muskingum) in Ohio following the coal and some into West Virgina. Mary Jane had four husbands. Mining was a brutal occupation back then. Yes, the Larrisons and McGees intermarried and it does make for some confusion.
Added by camay on May 30, 2015 11:27 PM
I am a McGee descendant, and the one who had the VA replace Timothy McGees deteriorating headstone. He and Sarah Ann are my third great grandparents and I've done genelogy on this line for twenty years. Would love to talk to you to compare notes as I still live in Muskingum County and could be useful as far as any help in your own research. I decorate their graves yet.
Added by camay on May 29, 2015 2:07 PM
Nelson Black
I made a mistake in my information sent to you regarding Nelson Black's F-A-G page. He doesn't have a brother William. It was his son who was a William.
Added by Carolyn on May 14, 2015 7:54 AM
Richard Rieck
103775036 Stokes
Glad I could be of help. Thanks for the link to the photo of the grave.
Added by Richard Rieck on May 12, 2015 8:24 AM
Richard Rieck
#103775036 Joseph Stokes
While en route overland to California in 1850, Lemuel Herbert wrote in his diary on July 1, "Today we overtook Dr. White's party, which had been detained by Mr. Stokes, of Marion, O., who is very ill, the result of the stinging of a poisonous insect in [the] night. His head and neck are fearfully swollen, almost out of human shape, and no doubt he will die." On July 2, he wrote "Mr. Stokes is no better. Poor fellow, he is near the end. We had to go and leave his party." At the time Herbert was on the Bear River in Idaho near Thomas Fork River about one mile west of the Wyoming state line or 10-15 miles southeast of present-day Montpelier, Idaho.

Another traveler, John Bailhache, wrote in his overland diary on July 9, "Passed 1 grave I. Stokes, from Marion, Ohio Died July 4, '50." Bailhache saw the grave at the same location described by Herbert, so Stokes did die and was buried there.

Because of the same family name, year of death, and hometown, it seems very likely that the Stokes who died on the trail was Joseph. The letters "I" and "J" are commonly confused by diary transcribers so that could explain the difference in initials.

Travelers who died in the wilderness far from California or the Missouri River were buried where they fell (as confirmed by Bailhache). If there is a marker in Marion it must be a cenotaph or memorial marker as the Stokes remains are still in Idaho, although a marker in Marion might make it appear he was moved to Ohio.

Can you confirm that there actually is a marker for him in Marion, or is there simply a notation in the cemetery records?
Added by Richard Rieck on May 11, 2015 1:06 PM
Ann Riding
John Thomas and Mary Ellen Brollier
Thank you for creating the memorial for my GGfather John Thomas Brollier #103529605 and many other of my ancestors.

Just wanted to let you know that I appreciate your efforts to record these resting places of our ancestors and loved ones.

Ann Riding
Added by Ann Riding on Apr 05, 2015 1:22 PM
Jesse Browning
Hi, thank you for the link to Jesse's parents. I have made the connection - Jody :)
Added by JodyM on Mar 18, 2015 9:57 AM
I just saw the tombstone for Aunt Jessie and Uncle William (Corbin).

Thank you so much!!
Added by Katie on Feb 03, 2015 5:20 AM
Ann Guins
Jean Mack
I was thinking about the teacher in the Bucyrus, Ohio named Jean Mack.
She was my mentor when I began teaching in view Cyrus in 1975. When I put her name in Google this entry showed up.
She was a wonderful woman and teacher.
Added by Ann Guins on Jan 18, 2015 5:22 PM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service