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Bill (#47169641)
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Bio Photo NOTE: ~ ~ Please send corrections and or updates; I want things to be accurate! As one "graver" said about Find A Grave, "Those who think it is only for locating graves have a narrow imagination."

Remember........."That which you share, multiplies and divides. That which you withhold, diminishes and dies." W. Clement Stone

~ The unfolding history revealed during research of families is so interesting, fascinating, but sometimes tragically sad, causing one to wish they had studied history more astutely and to have listened to stories told by our elders when young ~

I'm most interested in helping Nancy Brewer, aka "I remember when", in her effort on Find A Grave to recognize the pioneers and builders of my home town of Carthage, Missouri.

SPECIAL NOTATION: Find A Grave has choosen to transfer hundreds of memorials to me in Oswego cemetery, Oswego, Labette county, Kansas, of which the vast majority are yours if you so request via "EDIT"! ~ ~ NOTE ~ ~ Find A Grave elected (?) to REMOVE thousands of original contributors photos and rename Mary, "Anonymous" affecting mostly southern Kansas-Missouri areas, so as of late April 2013, these memorials are without her photos and name, but most, still available for transfer by myself and others! Contributor Margaret is dedicated to re-photograph this cemetery, as her time permits and furnish local historical group copies for their records.

In another case, but a different contributor in Arkansas, some 60,000 to 80,000 memorials have been DELETED from Find A Grave, WITHOUT twice requested explanation from FAG!

~ Visit my Websites. ~

NOTE: Several contributors have allowed me to update their memorials by transferring to me then upon completion I return them, ~ ~ if they so desire.

Would also enjoy your comments, corrections, and would dearly love to be given all of my relatives and dearest friends of whom I've deeply researched on Find A Grave which are created by others.

I am a retired civil engineer (raised in Carthage, Missouri(ah) till 1944), with at least three known 3rd g,grandfathers veterans of Revolutionary War, one 2nd g,grandfather (served two years) & two g,grandfathers veterans of the Civil War with father a veteran of WW I, my brother & myself, veterans of WW II, ~ ~ who well over ten years ago was given a WebTv and have since enjoyed setting in my easy chair in Naples, (until November 2006 with moved 35 miles north to Shell Point Village near Sanibel Island, Lee county, Florida), doing genealogy on it till it went out of business 30 SEP 2013, when my 79 websites were transferred by Pris Weathers to host site, so now I'm using a computer.

On 25th May 2010, became oldest in my paternal Boggess line, for thirteen generations, to at least the 16th century, when becoming older than our veteran of the Revolutionary War, Samuel Boggess (1742-1825), with only my maternal great,grandfather, John A Flora, having lived around three years longer as of this writing.

Family lines of most interest to me:
FLORA, Hagee, Shults/z, Wallick.
BOGGESS, Knight, Luke, Robinson, Wood.

Also included among my "Memorials" are all, including 9 blood related, with only 15 listed by others, within this 1964 abandoned Methodist church one acre cemetery we restored in 2004, ie: Point Pleasant

Well in excess of a hundred blood and/or shirt-tail relatives, including a 17-1/2 y/o Burmese cat, have been transferred for my management (one, deleted because she is living) and have transferred hundreds to others. Several others, mostly by mega-number holders are with incorrect information, will NOT correct or stubbornly withheld from me, and refuse to add family links and/or bios. I would like very much to gain management of all my family's Memorials plus those of special interest, on Find A Grave and I'm most ready to share with others.

Several memorials with inactive contributors, have been transferred to me which now have biographies and family links added, helping other researchers. PLEASE NOTE: Should a link NOT open, simply change "org" within link to "net"!

Many cohorts throughout the states have helped me by sharing family information, pictures, etc for my many booklets which were freely distributed to libraries, universities, historical groups, family members, etc and now my many web-sites with documented information of those researched that are related, some by only a thread.

Much of my research is also filed in some twenty or more states with USGenWeb archives, (should the link NOT open, change "org" within link to "net") and some on Pris Weathers wonderfull website and also found on my Amarillo (formerly of Graham), Texas friend's Worldconnect tree, some of which I have used for Find A Grave memorials, search his index for name: Daryl

William (Bill) Samuel Boggess
Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri till 1944

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Kevin Patton
RE: Re: Ruth Duff Memorial
Dear Bill:

Here is the email I was getting ready to send to Nancy and found it in my "Drafts"....

Dear Nancy:

This is Kevin Patton the creator of Ruth Duff Memorial that you request for me to transfer to you. The reason why I had created this Memorial was because I had Googled and did searches on the internet for a Cornelius Cornine Sr. and according the Ancestry Message Boards it was said that Cornelius Cornine Sr. was buried here (Duff Cemetery). Cornelius Cornine Sr. was my Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandpa on my Mother's side of my family. If Cornelius is in fact buried here I want to know about it, because our family wants to do something if he is buried here.

According to the Probate Records in Lawrence County, it mentions a Jane Cornine which is Cornelius Cornine Sr.'s wife, the exact area that Duff Cemetery is located. Also, in the Lawrence County Courthouse Records it shows that the Duff Cemetery was surveyed by a Fred Miesweinkel according to him about 30-40 years ago. I was able to get a hold of his address and phone number through, and my mom called him last year…. but he was not able to find his survey documents to prove this. Yes, he is still alive!!! He lives in Mount Vernon, Missouri.


Kevin Patton
Added by Kevin Patton on Jul 24, 2014 8:40 PM
Linda Hiross
Catherine M. Davis
Bill...are you somehow related to the Catherine Davis who was dau of Capt. Noel Byron Davis and Ellen (Stickney) Davis Braman? Memorials for her parents are done with such care. If so, would you be interested in having the ancestry of Catherine's husband, Edward E. Wright? Edward is a descendent of Cornet Robert Stetson who settled in Norwell, MA 1635. Let me know if you have an interest. Nice job with the memorials! Linda
Added by Linda Hiross on Jul 24, 2014 5:52 PM
Kevin Patton
RE: Re: Ruth Duff Memorial
Well I felt it was up to your family to do whatever you want to do about this...
Added by Kevin Patton on Jul 23, 2014 4:25 PM
Kevin Patton
RE: Re: Ruth Duff Memorial
Also Bill Nancy Brewer also told me that she was planning and wanted to fence off the Cemetery and making it presentable.
Added by Kevin Patton on Jul 22, 2014 9:12 PM
Kevin Patton
RE: Re: Ruth Duff Memorial
Dear Bill:

The only information that I have is what I have posted on Find A Grave both on the Find A Grave Cemetery's Homepage and on my messages on my Profile. It is up to you with what you do with that information for the family. Also, if you happen to find out who was ALL buried here at the Duff Cemetery. I am still waiting for proof that if he is or isn't buried here.
Added by Kevin Patton on Jul 22, 2014 9:04 PM
RE: Masonic USA,Missouri, Stone cty.
That is fine, take your time, I understand
Added by cccvolunteers on Jul 22, 2014 6:24 PM
Masonic USA,Missouri, Stone cty.
Bill, The Masonic cemetery in Crane, Mo. has changed it's name to: Crane Community Cemetery: USA,Missouri, Stone county, Crane. If you could send me any memorials you have posted in masonic I will add your information to CCC. I president of the cemetery and if you will check out our Bio page I have it mentioned as to when it merged. They are the same cemetery in the same location cccvolunteers #47223807 I noticed on a couple of entries you had made that I was personally acquainted with them. re;lyle chamberlin. I also was in the boat business as his son scotty and his son robbie. Bill Crabb
Added by cccvolunteers on Jul 22, 2014 1:37 PM
RE: Algernon Trevor Sutton
Thank you for your reply. What I might do is to clean the headstone so that you get a better picture. It wont take long because it is mostly dried grass and leaves.

I myself am doing my family tree and have gone back as far as 1475. I used this site to find the graves of my great great grandparents in North Lincolnshire.

I'll add a new photo once it has been cleaned

Kind regards
Tabbs x
Added by Tabbs on Jul 18, 2014 12:31 PM
Kathi Flyte
Daniel Dyer
Thank you for the info about Daniel Dyer and the link to Kansas City. Even though he is no relation to me, I hope someone will claim him.
Thanks Kathi
Added by Kathi Flyte on Jul 12, 2014 10:11 PM
RE: J C Rogers
I added the parents and transferred the memorial to you. Let me know if you need any others.

Added by NANCY W on Jul 11, 2014 10:32 AM
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