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B.J. Nelson (#46864554)
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Bio Photo I'm a native of Longmont, CO. I'm been interested in genealogy for almost 50 years but I did take time off to raise a family. Research is much easier now then it was 30 years ago. The Denver Library and Federal Archives are not far away and that has been a help.

When I started taking photos my husband didn't come but after a visit to a cemetery that was on a one lane road on the side of a mountain he was hooked. The markers were very old and very interesting, so now he willing walks around a cemetery with me as we locate the markers that were requested. He trims the grass and pulls the weeds around the markers to be sure I get a good photo. We also stop and visit relatives and friends and look at interesting markers. The two remarks on markers I have really liked are "This is the only stone she left unturned." and "I told you I was sick."
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John Vetter
RE: Thomas P Lemmon Homer Cem.
Anna Belle Lemmon was my wife's Aunt. She was Isabelle L. Marr, her mother was Mae Ester Lemmon a younger sister of Anna Belle. Thomas and Mary Lemmon were her maternal Grandfather and Grandmother.

The Marr's lived in Pierpont and Langford and had businesses in both towns untill they started farming East of Lanford. I can provide much more data if you wish.
Added by John Vetter on Jul 04, 2014 9:24 AM
Sue Melbostad Erickson
RE: Barbara Ellen Leaf McCartney
Here's the source I found on the Rowland Family Genealogy Forum. Most of my records said Barbara remarried to McCartney but then in Dec. 2012 I added the name Thomas E. Davis. See reference below to marriage license #. That's all I know and I can change the findagrave reference if you want.

Posted by: April Ober (ID *****6195) Date: April 28, 2002 at 22:50:29
In Reply to: ROWLAND,Joseph Leaf Sr., b.1830, England by Charlotte Jordan of 3417

Joseph Rowland married Ellen Leaf, both from Sheffield, England according to family lore. I posted Sept. 22, 1999: Joseph Henry ROWLAND, b. Feb. 11, 1828 in England (Sheffield?), came to U.S. (when?), married in Pittsburg, PA to (Barbara) Ellen LEAF, from Sheffield, England. What are his parents' names? He died Feb. 2, 1885 in Iowa.
They had 10 children: James (b. PA, 1852?), William (b. IN?), Joseph Jr. (B. IA), Martha (b.IA), John (b. IA), Alice May (b. IA), and two daughter who died in childhood.
Alice May is my husband's great-grandmother; she is buried in Portland, Oregon.
The family is listed in the 1870 census, O'Brien County, Iowa, and same county, 1880, but three households. Joseph Jr. is still with parents.
Joseph Sr. died Feb. 9, 1885; buried in Covey Cemetery, Grant Township, O'Brien County, Iowa.
Ellen (Leaf) Rowland then married Thomas E. Davis (license #313 on Dec. 30, 1885), then married John McCartney (license #583, Nov. 18, 1888). She died July 20, 1903, as Ellen McCartney, and is buried in Pleasant View Cemetery in Hartley, Iowa.
We visited Iowa in July, 2000, and have photos of both tombstones for Joseph Sr. and Ellen.
April Ober, 7050 SE Morrison St., Portland, OR 97215
Added by Sue Melbostad Erickson on Jun 27, 2014 9:11 AM
Thankyou for your time getting the photos for us. At one time my sisters had visited the graves and had taken photos but have been lost or miss placed over the years, I had never seen the photos so this means much more to me, Vahna passed when my father (George) was 14 and shortly afterwards his father abandoned him, leaving him to deal with life on his own, my father never forgave him for that, I only met my grandfather once in summer of 69 when my Dads brother brought him from Colorado to Missouri to visit. Dad hadn't seen him in 30 years and I remember the tension between them, my Dad never returned to Colorado and never talked much about his youth. But I do remember talking about his mother Vahna and how much he thought of her, I'm retired and hoping one day I can visit the graves for Dad and myself and find a few relatives still living in that area. Thanks again for your time I appreciate it very much, George Yeager
Added by George on Jun 22, 2014 11:13 AM
Sandra Shaw Branz
Jabe Shaw Family
Thank you for the wonderful headstone photos of this branch of my family. They look so nice on and I made sure to give you credit. Sandi
Added by Sandra Shaw Branz on Jun 05, 2014 12:03 PM
Shirley Thacker Hartman
Thank you very much for adding the photo to the memorial's of Jennie and Joseph.
Added by Shirley Thacker Hartman on May 22, 2014 6:54 AM
Alane Beck
Guy Overstreet and his wife Edna
Thank you so much for providing photos of Guy and Edna's cemetery headstone and attaching them to their find a grave memorial page. I appreciate your time and effort. Thanks again
Added by Alane Beck on May 22, 2014 6:39 AM
Rebecca Evans
RE: Mary Perkins
Sorry for so many replies! He was kind of a nomad and died on a ranch. Find A Grave# 41449441. I don't see any other Perkins in that city.
Added by Rebecca Evans on May 19, 2014 4:29 PM
Rebecca Evans
RE: Mary Perkins
That is a great idea. I cannot find her after 1880 though, and her husband died 1904. I'll still check that out just in case (it was definitely the case for their daughter, who married 7 times!)
Added by Rebecca Evans on May 19, 2014 4:08 PM
Rebecca Evans
RE: Mary Perkins
Thank you for your work. I am looking for Mary, the wife of Moccasin Bill Perkins (early Colorado bear hunter). She is listed with him in Dade, Missouri in the census, having kids with him in Kansas a few years later, but then disappears in Colorado when one of their older daughters, Eleanor, is twenty.

Their daughter, I found, Find A Grave Memorial# 129794554

And the husband was easy, Find A Grave Memorial# 41449441

But I'll have to do more digging to find her. Thank you!
Added by Rebecca Evans on May 19, 2014 3:00 PM
Befus Headstone
Thanks BJ you have been wonderful to obtain so much information for me. I appreciate all of your wonderful help.
Paula Day
Added by PDay on May 18, 2014 5:18 PM
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