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Ann Parkinson (#45284853)
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Bio Photo "She is insane, of course. The family history has become a mania for her."
~~Hercule Poirot

Family Historian for Bassett, Blitch, Bruce, Burgsteiner, Crawford, Gibson, Haupt, Lanier, Nance, Parker, Parkinson, Parrish, Sanders/Saunders, Starkweather, Wilson, Wolfe and allied families. I have been actively researching for over 25 years and am a 5th Generation Floridian. I am a...
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Hi Ann,
Please check this memorial. Peebles Cemetery is

Added by Virginia on Mar 26, 2015 4:58 AM
Marcus Whitt
Elsie Quarterman Memorial
I am glad that her memorial is updated. After I noticed her name on the plaque, on the trail at the park, I decided to do a follow up on her information. I thought she might have been buried in the Nashville area. I was amazed when I read her obituary.
Added by Marcus Whitt on Mar 22, 2015 4:38 PM
jamie johnson
Nettie Vittitow
She is laid to rest next to husband in Rosewood ,Porter
Added by jamie johnson on Mar 22, 2015 3:23 PM
Davis Arnold
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Reported by: Linda Lennard on Apr 09, 2013
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Details: My name is Linda Adams Lennard and I am a contributor of I am writing you because you had requested information for a person buried at the Florida State Mental Hospital's cemetery in Chattahoochee, Gadsden Co., FL.My husband's grandfather died there in 1926 and we have been searching for years for his grave. I chanced upon a study that was done in 2011 by the Chicora Foundation ( They are a non-profit that does cemetery surveys and are based in South Carolina. Chicora's specialty is in cemetery preservation. The Department of Corrections, in conjunction with the Department of Children & Families of Florida, requested the survey be done after learning about two cemeteries that are not being maintained and are in a wooded area. These are cemeteries #3 and #4.Dr. Trinkley of Chicora and his team have done an excellent job in filing a report on, not only the current cemetery #5, but the lost cemeteries #1 through #4. To access the report and save a copy to your file go to: Go to Publications along top bar. Click Research Contributions. Click Research Publications (451+). Scroll to #537. The report is a 243 page PDF file but can be saved to your file. It is one of the most thorough reports and has one of the most complete listing of burials in all 5 cemeteries.Dr. Trinkley has also given data on grave preservation and maintenance for each cemetery. The property that #3 & #4 cemeteries is on had been leased to the Department of Corrections but in the last few weeks has been turned backed over to the Department of Children & Families who is responsible for the Florida State Hospital. I have been in touch with Mr. Bill Bridges, Senior Architect, Department of Children & FamiliesOffice of General Services Design & Construction to find out plans for preservation and maintenance. And, of course, as we all know it boils down to money. I am in the planning stages of contacting our representatives on the state level to, not only make them aware of the cemeteries and the condition, but to propose some sort of assistance in providing funding for their care.I also will be attending my local genealogical meeting this Saturday (April 13) to drum up support for contacting representatives. If you are interested in joining this endeavor please contact me either by replying to this message or by my contact info below.Linda Adams Lennardlennard8564@gmail.com850-585-0173 (mobile)
Added by Davis Arnold on Mar 22, 2015 10:23 AM
RE: William Cogswell
Two different General Cogswells from the Civil War? Seems kinda unlikely. The Wikipedia article gives his full name and mentions that he married into the Rhodes family in Florida. So, what you're suggesting is Wikipedia has mashed together the histories of two different General Cogswells. I kinda doubt it. Seems much more plausible to me that the marker there in the Rhodes Cemetery indicates something OTHER than him being buried there. And yeah, the date thing is weird, too.

Did you find a marker for his wife? I didn't even think to look. There's no marker right next to his. Perhaps that marker IS the marker for his wife -- but the markings would be almost unbelieveably confusing, it doesn't say "wife of" anywhere on it.

As for me, no, I'm not related to the Rhodes. In fact, I have no relatives this side of Tampa. My wife and I moved to this area in 1985 and live in Havana. We just enjoy visiting local cemeteries, and sometimes hiding letterboxes in them if the mood strikes us.
Added by Kirbert on Mar 16, 2015 10:58 PM
RE: William Cogswell
Aw, heck, there are LOTS of photos of Cogswell's marker in Harmony Grove Cemetery in Salem because it's a major marker! Here's a couple:

Added by Kirbert on Mar 16, 2015 1:02 PM
RE: Brevet Brig Gen William T Cogswell
Again, only based on what Wikipedia says, I wonder about the conclusion that he lived and died here in Florida. They describe quite a life in Mass, including state politics as well as a couple of turns as Mayor of Salem. And the listing for the cemetery itself DOES list his name as one of the noteworth people interred there.

What would cinch it, obviously, would be a photo of his headstone in Salem. I haven't looked for that yet. I have a slow internet connection, but give me a while, I'll take a crack at it.
Added by Kirbert on Mar 16, 2015 12:27 PM
Brevet Brig Gen William T Cogswell
I found that headstone in the Rhodes Cemetery (BTW, the tree next to the headstone has been cut down). I looked up Cogswell online and Wikipedia says he is interred in Salem, Massachusetts -- which would seem to make more sense than here in Tallahassee in his wife's family's cemetery. I have found a few other markers that stipulate that someone is NOT buried there, the marker is for information about a family member buried elsewhere, but those usually seem to be clearly marked. This one says nothing about not being Cogswell's actual gravesite. It really looks like a grave marker.
Added by Kirbert on Mar 16, 2015 1:30 AM
Katherine Schorta Ringger 25120929
Please u connect from her father and connect to the other memorial I am going to delete my Jacob Schorta as there is duplicate thank you
Added by WJH on Mar 12, 2015 9:03 PM
Native Texan
Thank you so much for your quick response on the transfer.
Added by Native Texan on Mar 12, 2015 7:24 PM
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