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Chelle Shonk (#47309738)
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Bio Photo IF I have personally transcribed a grave for HIGHLAND Cemetery, I have physically seen the GRAVE. I photo transcribed the first round, not all pics are clear so I go back and take a better picture.....

Currently in process of retaking better pictures, and replacing the current ones I have posted for Highland Cemetery.

As of 18 Sep 2014, I spoke to a couple of grave diggers who were at the cemetery, they did not know who owns Highland, nor does anyone else, and sadly they don't believe anyone actually knows who all is even buried there; ie old burials.
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C. Shane Stoneham
mrgaret shonkwiler
margaret shonkwiler had at least 2 husbands first husband was John G Butler died in 1844(he was only 32)

then she married arron burr gist in scot arkansas in 1847
in 1869(margeret was 57) she spent 6 months on a wagon train and landed in fresno california in 1870 she is listed on the census there in fresno 1870 census

says she is a widow and the name is "gurth" but it lists martha john and arron as well

memoirs say she her mom and four brothers two married so assume their wives came too came on wagon train as well

now comes a twist in `1870 you have John Wesley Gist 20 Aron Burr Gist 15 listed with martha being 22 and margeret being 57 so we know for sure in 1870 Margaret was in fresno ca andlisted as widowed i think the next stop ws in scott county z so might be good idea to search there i know that is where martha ended up a few years later
Added by C. Shane Stoneham on Oct 25, 2014 4:17 AM
C. Shane Stoneham
my posting of Margaret Shonkwiler

any info youd like to add just fyi she is my third great grandmother
Added by C. Shane Stoneham on Oct 24, 2014 4:28 PM
C. Shane Stoneham
RE: Martha Angeline Gist
no only thing she mentioned is in 1869 she came to California with her and the family(charlton) says she t that time was thought to be dead by the head of the gist family and then found out she was alive in a letter (which was destroyed by marthas daughters years later) the letter was eloquently put about not wanting to disrupt their new lives as Margret remarried(while still married to Arron Gist)thinking he was dead it was the civil war at that time and the family was split up in fact marthas first husband was killed my "bushwhsckers" which were basically thieves whom plundered wethly houses back then during the war
Added by C. Shane Stoneham on Oct 24, 2014 3:23 PM
Ellen Sneed
Thanks so much. When I read your description of the cemetery, and the fact that no one knows who owns it, I felt that she and her family should be acknowledged.

Added by MSL on Oct 20, 2014 12:05 PM
Barb Skaggs Norton
Susie Belle Shonkwiler Grover
Thank you for the text to add to Susie's Bio. I had your contribution but this was a very nice transcription that I know takes time, so I honored that time and Susie. Maybe we could share notes sometime.
Added by Barb Skaggs Norton on Oct 20, 2014 11:16 AM
Doug Lockwood
Simon David Shonkwiler
Hi Chelle,
Thank you for adding Simon David's record. I added a picture of the marker.
I'm not sure how to add relationships. Are you able to add a link to Elizabeth Shonkwiler Rockwell as his daughter please from this same cemetery (Owl Creek)
Many thanks,
Added by Doug Lockwood on Oct 09, 2014 8:53 AM
Thank You
Thank you for the pictures of James and Lona Cornett's tombstones, it is very much appreciated!
Added by KM on Sep 15, 2014 11:32 AM
Lee Hinkle, burial Carter Co TN
Thank You So Very Much !!!
I am so Grateful for the Photo's you have gotten
for me , Bless You and Your Family !!!
Added by Reba on Sep 11, 2014 9:29 AM
Wanda Pierce Johnson
Walter Preston Blevins
I have a distant cousins buried at Highland Cemetery, Carter County, Tennessee.
Walter Preston Blevins born September 9, 1871 in Johnson County, TN and died June 22, 1943 in Elizabethton, Carter County, TN. He was married to Addie Buckles Blevins also buried at Highland.
He was the son of Dillard Blevins and Loretta McQueen (they are also buried in Highland Cemetery).
Would you mind taking a picture of Walter's and Addie headstones for me? There is not a memorial for Walter at the cemetery. If you want you can send me the photo and I will set up the memorial for you. My email is
Thanks in advance Wanda Pierce Johnson #47818424
Added by Wanda Pierce Johnson on Sep 06, 2014 1:39 PM
Connie Nisinger
Emily Louise Sturm--Bellefontaine
You asked me to add her photo to her memorial page, but she does not have a memorial page.
Added by Connie Nisinger on Aug 26, 2014 3:10 PM
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