I have been interested in the history of my ancestors & my husband's ancestors for many years and have visited many of their graves over the years. I enjoy doing research on family members as well as others. It makes me realize how short life really is and how we should leave a positive footprint here. But most of all, how important it is to be prepared to pass from this life in a right relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
I also love my town of Kirksville, Missouri, and the County of Adair. I enjoy studying county and city history and the people who made the history. I feel privileged to be a member of the board called Friends of Forest-Llewellyn Cemetery in Kirksville, secretary/treasurer of Kirksville's Ownbey Cemetery Board and also, as of January 2015, President of the Adair County, Missouri, Historical Society.
Any photos that I have taken and post on this site are free to anyone. You have my permission to copy them for personal use or post to Ancestry.com or any other ancestral sites you wish as long as it is out of respect for the person represented. I hope you find some of your relatives!
I am happy to make any additions or corrections to memorials; just use the Edit tab and I will make the changes as soon as possible.
Amos and son Joseph Bennett Hello Blytha, I was given your name by another friend on Find A Grave, named Betty Vander Vos. She said that you might have info on Amos Bennett. I have been searching off and on for burial and family info for Joseph W. "Joe" Bennett b. around 1867 in Missouri. I have no blood connection to him, however her is the connection, When Joe Bennett died his widow then married my great grandfather; Chauncey Gramlich. I have limited ways of searching for info as I am not a member of Ancestry.com, I get most my info from Family Search
RE: John Mikel Glad to do it. I know you cannot read John's marker. I will try to retake it with better lighting the next time I am in the cemetery. I was able to run my fingers over the letters of his name and it is his stone. Have a nice day,
RE: William Courtright Mrs. Ellis: I have been able to contact the Historical Society regarding Myers. The Society will not open again until the summer, but I was able to gather a little information. Seems the Courtright family had graves there in the oldest section. That is much more information that we had! Thank you for all you do and for the maps and pictures...Robert and I will be heading there soon! Jean
James Fletcher Thank you for all the work you have done for my family, the Fletchers of Kirksville/Adair. I am a direct descendant of the Revolutionary War solider, James Fletcher. You were questioning James' wives. According to my family records he was only married to my 5x Great Grandmother Mary Smoot. Whose grave we have not found. We believe she might be buried on the Locke Cemetery in Macon. Which was her son's (my 4x Great Grandfather) farm (Barton Fletcher). Barton married into the Locke family. And, is buried in that cemetery.
William L. Fletcher was James's grandson and Barton's son. He was one of the "Old Settlers" of Kirksville. Along with James. He is buried in Bear Creek with his two wives. One being my 3x Great Grandmother Emily Fletcher (Phipps).
Your local chapter of DAR went out to James' grave last Memorial Day. I was suppose to be there. But, could not make it. I hope to visit Kirksville for my first time soon.
Blanche Beard Blytha Ellis My name is Don West. I was just letting you know that one of your memorials is a duplicate. someone has updated Blanche's family profiles. your memorial Find A Grave Memorial# 96213035 has the wrong spelling of Beard. Could you delete it please. I am not being mean. thank you don west
I found you as I was researching my paternal grandmother's family. My grandmother was Lorena Flynn Moorhead (married to Arthur John Moorhead 1909-2003) and Ada Flynn (aka Granny Flynn) was my great-grandmother. Lorena and Arthur had 2 children, Mary Jane Moorhead Schreiber (1935-2014) and Arthur Jay Moorhead (1940-present) who is my father.
I was looking in particular for information about Nella (Nellie) June Flynn, my great-aunt that I never knew anything about. I found her death record today and found out she had been married. Your information was able to flesh out a little more of her life. For that I am thankful!
Miriam Rebecca Mayfield was my 2nd great grandmother, she was married to Stephen C. Mayfield b. abt 1823 d. 27 Apr 1865 he died on the Sultana on the Mississippi River. He was a Prisoner of War, they were released and on their way home. The Captain overloaded the ship by thousands and the boilers blew up, killing 1100 or more. There are documentaries and news papers. I found him on Fold 3 and he is listed as S. Mayfield, Prisoner of War. Patty