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Mike Bowen (#46911866)
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Bio Photo Profession: Engineer (at the University of Michigan)
Passion: Historian... both family history and Bible history... too bad work gets in the way. =~)

I've been collecting family history for as long as I can remember. My great grandmother Emma Jane Yarian FLOHR lived for 96 years... and loved to tell old stories. She got me interested in genealogy back in late 60's, before I'd turned 10. Most branches go back several hundred years... some fascinating history.

Most of my collection has been uploaded for others to enjoy! Check them out...

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All of our old family photo's, tombstones, scanned documents, etc., have been uploaded to winkflash
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Note that I'm adding more and reorganizing on a regular bases.

To assure my place in findagrave, linked to other ancestors, I've added my memorial... chances are no one else in the family would. I'm at: Michael Bowen

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Dorothy Wilkie
RE: Joseph Deaton
I was happy to try to find the grave. Many older stones were made of native slate, which deteriorated over time erasing the inscriptions. Also, there are many old and probably unknown graves at sites of old homesteads. Maybe someone else with more knowledge of the area may be able to locate the grave.

Best wishes, Dottie
Added by Dorothy Wilkie on Aug 31, 2014 1:30 PM
Jane from MI
Pleasant Grove Cem, Liberty Mills
Mike, Thank you for posting the directions to Pleasant Grove/Union Cemetery near Liberty Mills, IN. Do you know if there is a map of the cemetery available? I am hunting for the location in the cemetery of the tombstones for Daniel Mentzer (32592041) and family. I plan to visit the cemetery in August. Thanks. Jane from MI newjane2011@gmail.com
Added by Jane from MI on Jul 12, 2014 10:23 AM
Tina
RE: Lorenzo Smith
You are welcome, Mike!

Tina
Added by Tina on Feb 09, 2013 7:05 PM
Valerie Stark Newsome
Richard Amos Farley
Hi, you are most definitely a relative to my husband and children. Richard is my husband's grandfather. This is through his marriage to Zelphia Clem (last name of second husband). They had two children, Eula "June" (husband's mother) and Joe Farley.
Added by Valerie Stark Newsome on Oct 09, 2011 2:01 AM
Becky Rudd
James & Peggy Deaton
Hello,

THANK YOU for your time in taking and uploading the photos for James R. and Peggy J. Deaton, much appreciated!

Becky
Added by Becky Rudd on Jun 23, 2008 5:08 AM
JW
Gaston Memorial
FYI:

I found, and added another Featherstone marker while I was over trying for photo request.

Lawson Henry Featherstone

I was not sure if he might be related to you, or not.
Added by JW on Feb 08, 2008 11:09 PM
JW
Benjamin & Elizabeth Bowen
I have to go to Shelby, NC to visit some of my relative's graves soon, and I will try to locate Hamrick Family Cemetery. From what I have been able to find out, it has only stones as markers, and is close to Cleveland Memorial Park Cemetery.

If I do locate it, I will get photos of whatever is there.
Added by JW on Jan 27, 2008 6:11 AM
JW
Harvey, Martha Dilling
I finally found the monument! I took quite a few high resolution photos, which I will send to you. The etching on the stone is almost impossible to read, even in person, and there is a different name on three sides of it.

I can barely make out Harvey, and Martha, but there is also a CM Dilling on one side.

I only posted the full monument photos, at different sides, and you are welcome to post the close ups if you like. I am going to play with my photo program to see if I can enhance the photo enough to read, but I don't hold much hope for that.

Now, that I know where it is, I may go back in the spring and try to do a foil rubbing. I hope you can read the stone close-ups. I tried with and without flash, but the engraving is next to impossible to see.
Added by JW on Jan 24, 2008 4:40 PM
JW
Harvey and Martha Dilling
I just located confirmation that these graves are in Oakwood Cemetery. I know the general location, now, and will go back soon to get photos.

There are headstones, but they might be hard to read. I will get several photos, of each, to post.

Added by JW on Jan 23, 2008 7:38 AM
JW
Harvey & Martha Dilling
I tried again today to locate their graves. I walked the cemetery, once more, but could not locate them. If you have information indicating they are there, please share it with me, and I may be able to dig deeper into local records.

I went to the courthouse, and viewed some records available for Harvey, and Martha ( which included a great many deeds, for the entire family ) but nothing indicating that they bought cemetery plots.

Gaston county cemetery, and burial records before 1935 were lost, but I did find out that you can view records online for deeds. If you would like the web address, please let me know. Gaston county was once part of Lincoln county, so my next step is to search there.

Added by JW on Jan 22, 2008 6:13 PM
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