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Chiquita (#47559633)
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Bio Photo Our lives have become enriched with the contacts we've made on FindaGrave, opening so many doors, even getting to meet some folks in person from other states. Through others, I've been able to find my Grandfather (unmarked for 45 yrs.) & provide him with a nice headstone with photos, and find my Dad in a National Cemetery after 6 yrs. (He was left unknown & unclaimed 4.5 mos. then false burial info given to me). We have family DNA now to help discover and validate our heritage. May all our loved ones rest in peace and have greener pastures, and lest us NOT forget.

Being French Lick H.S. sweethearts 50+ yrs. ago and having lived in SW Florida 36 years, we've become very active with 7 grandchildren and 1 great. Also try to unite distant relatives a little closer before we all end up as a memorial page. We pay it forward with our own photos and memories to our Springs Valley, Orange-Dubois-Martin County areas, as well as the Vincennes Military Museum, hopefully leaving a cherished legacy.

If I have created a memorial you wish, please request the transfer from the EDIT tab with YOUR Name and Number. Your relationship is helpful as I'm always interested in expanding our family histories. IF YOU COPY AND USE MY POSTED PHOTOS - I respectfully request that you GIVE the related HECKLER-BAKER FAMILY #47559633 the CREDIT as DONORS. So many of us have come together to graciously contribute these family heirlooms.

BTW, if you're a little overboard or fanatical, please bother someone else that cares. Life is TOO short for such things!

Leaving one footstep at a time ...
Chiquita (Heckler) & Larry (Bobby) Baker
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RE: Moores Ridge Cemetery
Hi Chiquita,
I do not know who William H. Smith's parents were for sure. My sister in law has on our tree that she has on that his father was Ambrose Smith. That may be correct but I don't know how to confirm it.
Yes I did see the photo of William H. Smith and Jane, in fact that is when I found out that my great great grandfather William H. Smith had married a second time. I had before that just figured my gggrandmother's name must have been Maria Jane. ( in 1850 Orange Co IN census she is listed as Malissa. The marriage record for her and William H. says Malinda. The obit I have for my great grandmother,says her mother's name was Maria.
After seeing that photo I contacted the man who had it on his tree and he told me it was William's second wife. Then I reread my great grandmother's obit and it says she had half siblings surviving. I looked up marriage records etc and I am certain that my great great grandmother died either at the birth of her 3rd child or shortly thereafter. This son was born May 23, 1853 and William H. remarried in Dec. 1853.
Sorry to be so lenghty but couldn't make it any shorter!
Thanks for writing.
Catherine Roop
Added by Mandopkr on Jan 30, 2016 6:39 PM
Moores Ridge Cemetery
Hi Chiquita,
We were searching for a grave marker for my wife's gg grandmother, Maria Cartwright Smiith. We found the stone for her gg grandfather, William H. Smith and his 2nd wife, Jane Freeman Smith Smith (she was married to Frederick Smith 1st) but never found one for Maria.
Are you familiar with any Smiths of the Paoli, IN area?
Thank you,
Added by Mandopkr on Jan 27, 2016 6:51 AM
RE: Moore's Ridge & The Galloways

sorry I could not be of more help to you. I remember that many of the stones were very hard to read and need to be be cleaned. Hope you have success. Made a special trip to look for my wife's kin.
Added by Mandopkr on Jan 25, 2016 2:37 PM
Anne Cady
Sorry for the delay in transferring the management of the page for Clifford Baker over to you. I was moving from VA to Colorado and just finished the drive and got the computer back unpacked.
Added by Anne Cady on Jan 24, 2016 4:05 PM
Carolynn Walker
Susannah Walker
Seeing the headstone of Susannah you have the date of death as Nov 6, 1844 and it clearly reads Nov 16, 1844.
Added by Carolynn Walker on Dec 04, 2015 12:10 PM
RE: Bea Hornsby Samples
Dear Chiquita I just saw your note to me again and if I can help you with the Viola family let me know I may be able to help. Yes any picks of my sweet Aunt Maxine and Mom or Aunt Ruby are welcome. Hope your family is well. Where is Richard these days? Thanks Jamie Samples Burroughs
Added by Samples on Nov 01, 2015 1:38 PM
Bobby Hunt
RE: John & Margie Heckler in Eastern
There is absolutely nothing I can say that can shine a further light on your message, other than "thank you" for you kind words. And for a message that brought a laugh to my mind.

Ahh, but we're making improvements as we go. Recently filed a motion with the court for myself and two friends to conduct probing in the entire cemetery, finding any markers that might have fallen over and putting them upright.

All is right with the world. Put the brakes on that caboose so it slows some coming 'round that curve.

Added by Bobby Hunt on Oct 17, 2015 5:11 PM
Cliff Owens
Thank you
Hello Chiquita,

thank you for posting the picture, I have always wanted to know about my Grandfather. I am the son of Clifford (Chris) Owens Jr. I live in McCordsville, Indiana and have a daughter that is a senior at IU this year. I would like to come down and maybe meet over coffee and talk.

thank you

Added by Cliff Owens on Jul 22, 2015 9:00 PM
pat borcherding
Are you related to the Heckler family from Indiana, Fort Wayne area, if so would like to contact you.
Added by pat borcherding on Jan 14, 2015 7:28 AM
Connie Early
Samuel Rice Earley
Hi Chiquita!

I was looking for the gravesite of Elizabeth Washburn (1767-1849) who was, I believe, was the 1st wife of my 4th great grandfather Samuel Rice Earley. They settled in Armstrong County, PA, but I believe I've seen Cumberland Co. PA in the records as well. One of their sons, Andrew Rice Earley, is my 3rd great grandfather, but the information you've supplied seems too similar to be ignored. In fact, my father's father was also named Samuel Rice Early and he had a son named Samuel Rice as well.

Although the middle name is different and the dates don't quite add up, I am wondering if your Samuel Hendricks Earley is somehow related? Do you know that last name of Elizabeth, when they were in Cumberland Cty. and how/why the family ended up in Indiana?


Connie Early
Added by Connie Early on Dec 09, 2014 5:26 PM
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