|Jim Hopper (#46972919)|
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I first began a quest to find my ancestors a few months before I retired. A new computer, a copy of Family Tree Maker and lots of time but very little to go on and most of that turned out garbled or wrong! I never ask any of my relatives or any of my wife's relatives for information and by the time I wanted to it was to late. Time, lots of friendly gracious people at various genealogy message boards and web sites and I have broken down most of my stone walls while meeting a lot of cousins along the way. It is time to pay back some of the favors while helping enlarge the Find-a-Grave cemetery database. Anyone who looks at my member page will see that after one year I am just getting started here.|
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|Carolyn Leverich Atkinson||James M Knight FAG # 21908192|
Are you a descendant of James M Knight and Amanda C Wilson?
Carolyn Leverich Atkinson
|Linda (Barnby) Hubbard||Martha Morgan|
Thank you very much for the transfer!
|Linda (Barnby) Hubbard||Morgan|
Thanks for taking care of getting Martha Ann (Pendergraft) Morgan linked to her parents.
|Freda||RE: Martha Ann Morgan|
Added by Freda on Jul 12, 2012 5:22 PM
Should have seen that one too! Thanks!
Thank you for pointing out the two memorials. I'm not sure how I missed that! :o)
|Bob Birmingham||RE: Roy and Louise Sparks|
Glad to help.
|Crystal Howard||Roy Sparks|
I see you added Roy Sparks' picture. That's my grandfather. Are we related? Great to see some info about him on here:)
|tom jensen||RE: winkle/mcbee/?|
Thanks for getting back to me. I haven't been on the property for maybe 20 years. My father sold the land to someone named Hodgson around 1990. I asked that family a couple times, years ago, if I could visit the sites. As stated in the Elizabeth M. McBee write up at findagrave, the current owners are pretty much against visitors.
McBee is on top of the large butte. findagrave maps places the Winkle plot on the small butte, and the Irwin plot at the base of the small butte, at one time visible from the highway.
The person who wrote the E.M. McBee info reported, "visitors are not welcome", and the current owners credit the missing/destroyed Winkle site headstones to cattle owned by the previous owner.
My father had cattle. When I first moved there(circa 1969), there was one upright and one low block headstone, one or two stones leaned against trees, and several(6-8?) obvious burial depressions. The upright was wiley winkle(I remember being struck by how young he was, and the lamb in hands engraved at the top of the stone), and I strongly remember the low block having an 18th century birth date. I may be mistaken.
The cemetery nearest the highway(Irwin?)is overgrown, but contains a tall red granite stone with two names on it, and the casement of the casket has broken the surface.
It may sound odd, but these buttes were my playground and the stones were companions I visited regularly. It saddens me to think these graveyards/historic sites are unappreciated and allowed to degrade, but it is someone else's property and all turns to dust eventually.
And yes, I wish I could be there again. tj
I lived on the property containing the Winkle and McBee cemeteries. McBee is on the large butte, there is a cemetery that used to be visible from the highway(99w) at the base of the small butte(Winkle?), and there were scattered graves over the upper portion of the small butte. Is there a name for the area of scattered graves or info on the persons buried there? The headstones have been missing for years, although they were there when I was young.
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