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Kat B (#47447776)
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I have a passion for anything old; antiques, histories of old communities, and especially old cemeteries. The more I photograph and transcribe them, mainly in Nevada County, California, the more I learn about the people. That is what is most fascinating to me. I have a Bachelors Degree in History and hope to continue to photograph the old headstones for many years to come. I believe in preserving the old cemeteries and documenting the markers left by old pioneers.
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glenda (contributor #47305349)
Fair Oaks Cemetery
Thank you for helping get the memorials for this cemetery updated. I am trying to link all the ones you send me indicating they are side-by-side. So far, I have been able to either find them in census or to find their marriage certificates and have updated the memorials accordingly.
Added by glenda (contributor #4730... on Aug 29, 2015 10:05 AM
Memorial# 150817138
"Note: It is not confirmed yet, but most likely Peter and Jane (Shy) Shelley are buried in the Davis family cemetery. Please notify me if you can confirm."

No, they are not (I'm related to everyone there: from my daughter to my great, great grandparents - where I will be buried, too). Find-A-Grave shows that that Peter & Jane both died in Kentucky.

Their son Anderson Campbell Shelley is buried in the Roberts-Shelley-Hardin Cemetery (

Two of their grandchildren (children of Anderson Campbell Shelley & Mary Russell Shelley nee Shugart) ARE in the Davis Family Cemetery: Thomas Hardin Shelley & Sarah Jane Shelley.

Eli Martin Shelley is in Round Mountain; Peter Marion Shelley is in Marblefalls.

From Blanco County Families For 100 Years by John Stribling Moursund, page 385: "4. Mary Belle Shelley, born March 27, 1852, died February 8 1950, married John Ferrel, born November 30, 1851, died September 25, 1900, moved to Colorado."
(I know of errors in the book; I wonder if it is actually Farrell? I found a letter in the old Blowout Post Office [of which 'Aunt Sadie' was the postmistress until it closed in 1918] from the ghost town "Hastings Colo May 22nd 93" that was signed "your brother John Farrell".)

Thanks for doing this!
Added by Mama82eoh on Aug 28, 2015 12:16 AM
glenda (contributor #47305349)
RE: Eddie French
You are very welcome. Are you related? I transfer out of guidelines. :)
Added by glenda (contributor #4730... on Aug 26, 2015 7:39 PM
glenda (contributor #47305349)
THEIR not there. Sorry about the typo in message below!
Added by glenda (contributor #4730... on Aug 26, 2015 10:52 AM
glenda (contributor #47305349)
Change request for Eddie French
Eddie & Ethel were married in Indiana in 1905. I have updated both there memorials with dates and full names. Thanks for the request.
Added by glenda (contributor #4730... on Aug 26, 2015 10:51 AM
Ms. Mandy
Thomas Harris Tombstone #96598638
After reviewing this memorial that you created and took a photo of (thank you, by the way!), it appears that the transcription may be incorrect.

This is most likely due to the deterioration of the tombstone and the moss or lichen that cover up the dates of birth and death.

Is there a way to re-confirm this information? This is a direct descendent relative of mine and I'm trying to crack a mystery that's puzzled our family for a long time and how this man possibly was alive with his family prior to them moving to California and then in turn died here before they were as settled as they did eventually become.

My hypothesis is that he was born in 1835 vs. 1885 and died in 1898 or 1899 as you indicate.

Also curious about the same tombstone with the second name of George Harris and his dates. I think these are also a little off on his date of birth and he was born in 1838 - as this may be his brother or if it's 1858, maybe a son?

Thank you so much in advance!
Added by Ms. Mandy on Aug 22, 2015 10:20 PM
Delilah (Ryals) Keith
The only problem I see with a possible connection to William F Ryals and wife Nancy Smith is Nancy would have been 13 when delilah was born, not impossible, but not likrly.
My guess is that she descended from one of William's brothers
About 20 or so years ago, I was contacted by a Ryals descendent concerning a recently published Ryals chronology. I believe they were asking about $80 per copy which I thought was a little rich. In retrospect, I wish I had sprung for a copy. Now I cannot seem to find it listed anywhere
Added by GPoppa on Aug 13, 2015 7:13 AM
Jackie (Cobb) Condon
Absolom Shelley
We we're just @ the Mesa Cemetery & I completely forgot to see if Absolom was buried there . I'm almost sure he is but I could be wrong , there was a couple other stories surfaced recently I hadn't heard before. I will be back in that area in about 6 weeks & I'll check
Thank You ,
Judie Gallegos
Added by Jackie (Cobb) Condon on Aug 01, 2015 2:46 PM
Robin Franks
lemuel wright
I asked my mom and she said Lemuel Payne Wright and Nancy Payne Wright had Lula Lola Wright Evans March 20, 1886 and Nana was born in 1888 with Nancy dying in childbirth.
Added by Robin Franks on Jul 12, 2015 9:26 PM
Robin Franks
lemuel wright
I asked my mom and she said Lemuel Payne Wright and Nancy Payne Wright had Lula Lola Wright Evans March 20, 1886 and Nana was born in 1888 with Nancy dying in childbirth.
Added by Robin Franks on Jul 12, 2015 9:24 PM
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