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Joe Chrisman (#47202017)
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Bio Photo Hello,
My name is Joe Chrisman, I have been the Cemetery Sexton for the City of Winfield for 19 years and a genealogy buff for over 30 years.

I would be glad to transfer any memorial I have added, as long as the person is not related to me.

My Chrisman line started in Virginia, moving into Kentucky and arriving in Kansas in 1884. My 6th Great Grandfather Jacob Chrisman and 7th Great Grandfather Jost Hite, were the focus on the television series "Who Do You Think You Are?", Tim McGraw episode. What a thrill it was to see my family genealogy on TV!

I am a amature Civil War researcher and manage the Facebook page "Civil War Veterans Buried in Winfield Kansas Cemeteries". Please check it out and "Like" the page as well.

I also interested in "Co. H, 1st Kentucky Cavalry" history. My GG Grandfather Isaac "Ike" Chrisman was wounded 19 January, 1862 at the Battle of Mill Springs. Some say it was Ike Chrisman that fired the fatal shot that killed General Felix Kirk Zollicoffer. Documentation of this can be found in "A Boys Story of the Battle of Fishing Creek Kentucky" by John Worth Simpson.
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Clan Logan
Anne Pearl Logan #155341769
Thank you for the headstone photo. Appreciate your time and work. Have a great day! Vickie (Clan Logan)
Added by Clan Logan on Apr 06, 2016 2:44 PM
Brianna Butler
Highland Cemetery
Thank you for taking a picture of Minnie Stiner and Hattie Bennett for me, very much appreciated!

- Brianna Butler
Added by Brianna Butler on Feb 26, 2016 4:48 PM
Brianna Butler
Isabella Musgrove #157824178
Thank you for looking to see if she had a headstone, very much appreciated! I would request one for her daughter Edith but I have reached my photo requests limits.. lol

Thank you again,
Brianna Butler
Added by Brianna Butler on Feb 25, 2016 7:57 PM
deb roe
Added by deb roe on Nov 13, 2015 12:02 PM
Tess Theis
Carita Vierthaler
Thanks so much for the photo!! Your contributions are appreciated.
Added by Tess Theis on Sep 23, 2015 10:49 PM
Gregory Dublar
Edward Covell
Thank you for your time and effort.
Added by Gregory Dublar on Sep 23, 2015 3:10 PM
Gregory Dublar
Margeret Dubler
Thank you for your time and effort
Added by Gregory Dublar on Sep 23, 2015 3:09 PM
Brianna Butler
Opal Stiner Robinson
Thank you for the full headstone of hers!
Added by Brianna Butler on Sep 22, 2015 2:36 PM
Whitaker Plot
The four sides of the Whitaker Monument:

Row 38
1 - Louise Whitaker
2 - Stanley Whitaker
3 - Sherman Whitaker
4 - William Mason Wallace
5 - William Mason Wallace II
6 - Willette Falkenburg

Row 39
1 - Thomas Wallace
2 - Agnes Wallace
3 - Emily T. Whitaker Wallace
4 - Evelyn M. Gunnarson Wallace

Row 40
1 - Annie Whitaker
2 - Henry Whitaker
3 - Sue Whitaker
4 - Ernest Whitaker
5 - Estelle Whitaker (no real marker)
6 - Lizzie Dickerson Whitaker
7 = Richard Whitaker (no real marker)
8 - Walter Chiles Whitaker
9 - Henrietta Ormsby Whitaker
10- Kate Whitaker

Row 41
1 - William wallace Whitaker
2 - Phebe Harvey Whitaker

Row 43
3 - James Sullivan Whitaker
2 - Kate Shackelford
4 - T. O. Shackelford
6 - Phoebe Agnes Shackelford
5 - James W. Shackelford

Added by donn1e on Aug 23, 2015 12:04 AM
Richard Whitaker
I have attempted to find Richard Whitaker on more than one occasion. On this last attempt, I tried to pinpoint the actual plot or space he was buried. Cemetery record shows him to be in Sec. C, Row 40, Space 7. This needs clarification:

There is a large Whitaker plot in this section. It has a huge stone obelisk type monument with a broad 4 corner base and has some markings on each side. Three of the sides have Whitaker names and the fourth side has the Shackelford surname. All around the monument are individual stones with names on them.

I randomly checked a Whitaker name from the Grove Hill database in order to see if I had the correct plot. Kate was located in the same section, Row 40, Space 10. Space #9 belongs to Henrietta Ormsby Whitaker, wife of Walter C. Space #8 belongs to General Walter Chiles Whitaker himself. There is no official stone for #7 that we can see. I am talking about the flat rectangular individual stones as seen in the photo. The last space #6 sits to the other side of the general (farthest left) and it belongs to his other wife, Lizzie Dickerson Whitaker and it is a taller tombstone. All the other stones completely around the center obelisk can be identified, but none of them are Richard.

Check out the photo. The 4 stones sitting in the forefront are supposed to belong to Annie, Henry, Sue, Ernest, and Estelle. The only problem here is that there are not 5 markers. There are only 4. As best as I can determine, Estelle and Richard do not offically have markers in this cemetery. I just know they are supposed to be at this location with the rest of the family. Forgive me for posting this photo, but there is no other one available anywhere here to fulfill this request. We can account for all the names, but not the actual markers.

Holler my way anytime at all if I can be of further assistance....
Added by donn1e on Aug 22, 2015 11:42 PM
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