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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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Keete Clark
Martha Jane Berryman Abraham
Thank you updating my Aunt, I had to resend it to you because I spelled it wrong. I am so sorry.
Added by Keete Clark on May 21, 2015 9:09 PM
James Scott
On this site:
I found this entry: "Scott, James 1781-1868"

On find-a-grave I found:
"James Scott
Birth: 1781
Death: 1886

Note: Believed to be the Mr Scott who came to Nevada County in the spring of 1850 and settled in Grass Valley.

North San Juan Catholic Cemetery
North San Juan
Nevada County
California, USA

Created by: Kat B
Record added: Apr 20, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 108831962"

I am looking for a father and son, both named James Scott. "Old Jim"(1) was born in Scotland and came to the US in 1822 with a five year old son named James(2).

In about 1836 they settled in Kendall County Illinois from Oneida, New York. Old Jim was born about 1784, his son James about 1817.

Both "disappear" from records in Illinois between the 1840 and 1850 census, though both their wives (both named Sarah!) were still in Kendall County in 1850 living in a "hotel" in Oswego (run by a James Scott, no close relation!). Old Jim's wife Sarah Harris Scott died in 1854 and is buried in Illinois (Fowlers Cemetery).

Are the two North San Juan Cemetery dates (1868 versus 1886) just a scriveners error or could the 1886 date reflect the death of younger James Scott?

It is also possible that this(3) James Scott (born about 1835) is the son of the younger Scott(2):

"Birth: unknown
Death: Dec. 24, 1902
Nevada County
California, USA

Genealogical Abstracts From Old Mortuary Records
Grass Valley and Nevada City, California
Prepared by Capt. John Oldham Chapter, Grass Valley-Nevada City, California-National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Volume 3
February 17,1902-September 5, 1908, page 6:
Scott, James W. age 67 yrs, single, Protast. Occupation timerman. Died Dec 24, 1902, nephrietiss. Buried San Juan Cem. Charge to Walter Mobley.

North San Juan Protestant Cemetery
North San Juan
Nevada County
California, USA"

I suspect it might be impossible to sort this out. Scott is a common name. But many Illinois pioneers went to California about 1850. A Nevada County history speaks of Mr. Scott and wife in Grass Valley ~ 1850 and a Kendall data base ( has them dying in California in 1886. But, of course, no source for this.


Rod Nelson

for example:

Old Settlers Picnic in 1885 of Mrs. D.A. Aldrich: “Take for example, if you please, the gold excitement of California more than thirty years ago. How many of our citizens rushed there for gold? Made haste to get rich? Many of them were among our best citizens. Generally they were strong, enterprising and energetic men. Probably none of them thought when leaving here of making their homes in California, but to take all they could get of its wealth and return to their homes. And that spirit or sentiment with which California was settled is the sentiment of their people today. 'In the golden state the stronger said to the weaker, 'get our of my way; I want all there is to be had,' instead of acting on the principals of our fathers on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains, even down to the Atlantic coast, inviting those of all nations and every clime to come to our shores and find a haven of peace and rest.”

Added by rbn3 on May 20, 2015 4:10 PM
Mary Thompson
RE: Sleeman
I'm between Grass Valley and Auburn
Added by Mary Thompson on May 03, 2015 10:15 PM
David E
RE: Thanks and Transfer Request
Done! :) Transferred it back. No harm, no foul! *smile*
Added by David E on May 02, 2015 7:47 PM
David E
RE: Thanks and Transfer Request
You transferred the wrong one! *smile* You transferred Frederick Miller (98346154) to me; I was asking for George Fortier (127870837).

Should I transfer Frederick Miller back to you, or...?
Added by David E on May 02, 2015 7:41 PM
David E
Thanks and Transfer Request
First of all, I see you have done extensive work on adding graves/memorials to St. Canice in Nevada City. Thank you for your hard work and contributions!

I would like to request transfer of George Fortier (Memorial# 127870837) to me, if possible? He is my grandfather's grandfather, and the entire family is buried up there. Failing that, I'd like to send you a grave photo and some additions to this memorial? Let me know, thanks. My member number is #47186729.
Added by David E on May 02, 2015 2:52 PM
Mary Thompson
RE: Sleeman
No complaints. Good work. Call me when in the area, maybe we can work together for the day, or just have a cup of coffee,MaryLou
Added by Mary Thompson on Apr 23, 2015 5:21 PM
Mary Thompson
Humans are presently not allowed into the cunnigham cemetery so we have looked into some others. I found a WJ Sleeman buried, unmarked, died July 24, 1932 in Nevada City, CA. It is not yet on findagrave. The cemetery district gave me permission to put 800 names on findagrave, but it seems that someone else has been working on it. So I need to contact the society before starting to avoid duplicates. I was just too excited when I saw the Sleeman name and wanted to let you know. The society seems yo have availability of information I have not located yet and that is very informational to some of the buried. MaryLou
Added by Mary Thompson on Apr 22, 2015 9:20 PM
Diane & John
Re: Katherine Frederick
I have added the tombstone photo to your memorial. I did not notice I had a duplicate when I entered her name! I have deleted mine.

Added by Diane & John on Apr 21, 2015 11:58 AM
Josephine Wagner
RE: Benjamin G. Frederick 1844-1906
Hi Kat, I'm going over this week to see if the man that takes care of the records is able to answer some questions. He was the person that gave me the plot numbers and information. I'll let you know sometime this coming week.
Added by Josephine Wagner on Apr 17, 2015 11:14 PM
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