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
Lisa (#46994468)
 member for 6 years, 9 months, 22 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo I love family history, so of course I ended up here trying to find, memorialize, and connect my own family members, and also to help others in any way that I can. I am a disabled non-driver, so my ability to contribute is limited but heartfelt. Any memorial in my management that is a closer relative to someone other than myself will be happily transferred if requested. I am also happy to share all photos and other information I have added to these memorials.

~Dear Ancestor~

Your Tombstone stands among the rest
neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
on polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care.
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I'd exist.
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
in flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
one hundred years ago,
spreads out among the ones you left
who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved.
I wonder if you knew,
that someday I would find this spot,
and come to visit you.
~Author unknown.~
 Contact: Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 80 Memorials Added
 • 137 Memorials Managed
 • 115 Photos
 • 5 Photo Requests
 • 5 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 205 Virtual Flowers
 • 1 Fame Rating
 • 24 Friends
Find A Grave Friends
B.J. Waters, Celia Johnson, Cynthia Kenmore, Deb, Edward O. Page, Floydster, Freddie, Gene Baumwoll C..., grave walker, J R N, Jim C., Jim Ferris, Judy Orr Hawley, Kaimom, Kathy Gerkins, Kim Haukoos, macso, Nareen, et al, Patty Wisher, Shelley Herrick, [View all Find A Grave Friends...]
Messages left for Lisa (70)[Leave Message]
RE: Norman Johnson #141063117
I have found a Norman Johnson in the Social Security Death Index that might be your relative you are looking for--

NAME: Norman T. Johnson
LAST RESIDENCE: 47304 Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA
BORN: 12 Aug 1916
DIED: 29 Mar 1993
STATE (YEAR) SSN ISSUED: Indiana (Before 1951)

Added by Jane on Jan 16, 2015 3:40 PM
Norman Johnson #141063117
I appreciate the information you sent regarding Norman Johnson, but my information was taken from the mortuary records. It lists his date of birth as 8-13-1895; birthplace Kentucky; spouse, Chloe (deceased); Father, Velora Johnson; Mother, Elizateh (Ayers); Daughter, Margaret Pittenger. Your Norman Johnson has a birth date of 1917 in Indiana. If you can find a date of death for him and he died in Delaware County, IN, I would be happy to look up his obituary at our local genealogy center for you.
Added by Jane on Jan 16, 2015 12:45 PM
Celia Johnson
Thank you so much Lisa!
Added by Celia Johnson on Jan 11, 2015 2:54 PM
Celia Johnson
RE: Your Grandfather and Grandmother Johnson
Lisa, yes! Thank you,I will take all three ,:)
Added by Celia Johnson on Jan 11, 2015 1:16 PM
Tom Goldrup
RE: Kelsay transfers
Thanks for all the good work you have done.
Added by Tom Goldrup on Jan 11, 2015 1:19 AM
Tom Goldrup
RE: John and Emma Kelsay and son William
thanks----if you want to that will be okay. I have a photo of John, but none of Emma. Have copies of letters his son Solomon wrote to his parents and to his aunt Permelia who was wife of John's brother George (my direct ancestors)when Solomon was a young soldier in the Civil War...unfortunately he got sick and died young.
Added by Tom Goldrup on Jan 11, 2015 12:15 AM
Tom Goldrup
RE: John Kelsay # 114289041
I wouldn't delete your memorial----it is all accurate except the son can be changed to William; also the surname should not be was definitely Kelsay. Some members of the family had the spelling changed to Kelsey, but Emma, er husband, and sons were all Kelsay. Thanks for your interest in my family and wanting it accurate. Tom :)
Added by Tom Goldrup on Jan 10, 2015 9:18 PM
Tom Goldrup
RE: John Kelsay # 114289041
Yes....this is the info told me from a descendant of William Henry Harrison Kelsay. From family history records (as well as census reports) John and Emma had no son named John. Their only child to live to get married was William, whose two sons were Dan and John Sidney Kelsay. John and Emma did raise their grandson John Sidney Kelsay, but he died many years later than John and Emma. John and Emma's other three children all died in Missouri before John and Emma came west. Someone at the Mauldin Library has made an error.
It was definitely son William H.H. Kelsay that Emma wanted to be buried near.
Added by Tom Goldrup on Jan 10, 2015 6:34 PM
Tom Goldrup
RE: John Kelsay # 114289041
PS---It was Emma's son William Henry Harrison Kelsay that she wanted to be buried near that prompted her husband John to buy that spot of land near the old cemetery so Emma could be buried asa near to her son as possible.. Here is the history of her son William H. Kelsay.
William Henry Harrison Kelsay, born July 19, 1840 in Marion County, Tennessee. As a very small child he moved with his parents to Ray County, Missouri. In 1861, William joined the Harriman Wagon Train for California, accompanied by his grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncle. In Idaho, the wagon train was attacked by Indians and white renegades and all the horses and oxen were stolen, leaving the travelers no way to go on but to walk, and walk they did. All the 700 miles to California. He settled in Lake County, but soon afterwards went north to Lane County, Oregon. William joined the Oregon Volunteers Militia and took part in an Indian war there. On March 3, 1864, he was made Captain in Company E of the Third Regiment, Second Brigade of the Oregon Volunteers Militia. William married in Lane County, Oregon in 1867 to Annie Laurie Saylor. In this year William--who was engaged in a gold mine that proved to be fruitless--decided to return home to Ray County, Missouri. They remained there until in 1873, accompanied by his parents, moved back to Kelseyville, Lake County, California, where he died from tuberculosis on October 13, 1873. He is buried there in the Pioneer Cemetery. Annie Laurie gave the custody of her eldest son to her father-in-law and then moved with her youngest son to Oregon, where she married a man named Cannon. The epitaph written on William's tombstone reads, "The poor, the oppressed leave lost a friend. The noblest work of God, an honest man."

Added by Tom Goldrup on Jan 10, 2015 3:02 PM
Tom Goldrup
RE: John Kelsay # 114289041
The John Kelsay buried next to Emma was her husband John. Yes, they had no son John....the younger John that lived many years in Lake County was their grandson who John and Emma raised. The John Kelsay buried next to Emma is the son of William and Barthena (Harmon) Kelsay who are buried in the old Pioneer Cemetery in Kelseyville.
Added by Tom Goldrup on Jan 10, 2015 2:51 PM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service