I have been researching my family genealogy since 2001. I had made a trip to my hometown in North Manchester, Wabash County, Indiana and realized I knew nothing about family background. I wanted to find out about my grandparents. I knew some of my grandmother's side but nothing of grandfather's. I have been somewhat successful so far in getting back 2 generation on his side. Been more successful on grandmother's side for have gotten 9 generation back. I really enjoy walking the cemeteries and seeing the headstone. Plus looking up old obituaries and reading some of the other stories about the family in the old newspapers. Found out a lot about my dad and his brother's thru the articles. I would suggest that we start telling our children and grandchildren about family history and get them involved in researching. It relaxes me and I enjoy putting together my family history into a scrapbook. Plus all the wonderful people I have meant over the internet that I have found to be distant related to me.
Thomas Steele 1810-1886 I too am researching the Steele family (my husband's side). I have come across information that Thomas left his family in Indiana in 1883 and returned to W Va to live with relatives until his death. He died in Morgantown and is buried in the McBee Cemetery, in an unmarked grave. I saw a message to you from Dan Shane and just wanted to let you know what I have found for information. Marilyn
Thomas Steele, McBee Cemetery, Monongalia Co. WV. I could not locate a stone for Thomas at this cemetery. I couldnt spend much time in the cemetery because it is fenced with goats inside. They wouldnt leave me alone long enough to to do a thorough search. There are at least 60 graves here. I do have some other Steele's that I found in this cemetery that Im going to post soon.
Martin graves at Pleasant Grove I was unable to locate where the three Martins are buried in Pleasant Grove. I did however find an obit at the library for Catherine which I posted on her memorial. Perhaps if you called the funeral home that buried her they would have record of where in the cemetery she was buried. Perhaps the other two Martins used that funeral home as well. I don't actually live in Wabash County but do get in that area occasionally to take pictures for Find A Grave. If you get the locations for the graves send me the info and I will try to get back to Fairview again.
Lydia A. Krichbaum Martin I think you might have got a wrong child of Lydia, Lucinda Martin Crill cannot be her daughter because they were both born the same year, and she has a different set of parents listed on her page.