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Gayle Hennington Van Horn. (#46834516)
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Bio Photo Active genealogist and history buff, with a special interest in Civil War and American Revolution.
If you need a transfer, please click on Edit with your information, and I will assist you.
Please do not post any death certificates, or census transcriptions. However an obituary or photo is always appreciated.
I love to travel and my passion for digital photography fits in nicely! Part of that includes prowling cemeteries and photographing unique and interesting tombstones.
I am a member of Georgia Daughters of the American Revolution, a registered Field Genealogist and Genealogist Consultant. I have been active in genealogy for over 40 years. Member of the Bosque County Texas Pioneer Family descendants, Oklahoma Territory First Families, Seely Families, Claiborne Society and Austin Family Association.
Cemetery, history and battlefield preservation are important causes I support as well as Samaritan's Purse Ministry.
My genealogy blog is Gayle's Family History at:
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James Coston
Mary Willingham @ Mount Antioch Cem
Evening Gayle,
I just got back checking on 20 requests, 1 of which is yours. Of the 20, I managed to complete 10 of them.
In my opinion, Mary's resting place will -not- be located so, as such, I put a memo, ahown below, in the "problem" entry. Just wanted to make U aware that several of us have been trying over the years, just to no avail.
Later, James Coston
= = = = =
I have visited this cemetery many times over 5 years & found only one Willingham plot, of which the family plot foto shows everyone that has a marker.
I checked around and located several adult males & females unmarked but obviously there is no way to identify what remains belong to whom.
"If" she is buried in that plot, or cemetery for that matter, this grave will never be located.
Mother Nature & Father Time has won this battle.
Later, James Coston
Added by James Coston on Jun 22, 2015 6:33 PM
Hennington-Flowers Cemetery
Hello. My name is Steve. We are probably related. I am a direct descendant of Richard Henington. He was my ggg grandfather and was a Confederate chaplain for the Mississippi Volunteers. I come down through his son and daughter-in-law Thomas and Margarida who is known as Maggie in my branch of the family. My brother and I went to the cemetery about 25 years ago and saw and took pictures of Maggie's tombstone. I figured the other folks buried there are probably relatives as well. Thank you for your work regarding this cemetery.


D. Steven Maclin
Ovilla, Texas
Added by Steve on Jan 22, 2015 7:18 PM
Added by Steve on Jan 22, 2015 7:09 PM
George & Sue Neal
RE: Memorial# 72983719
The Jeremiah F Cooper who died at Fort Donelson was the son of Fredrick J Cooper and Sarah Downing. He was born in Illinois in 1840. He and his bother William Cooper, my second great grandfather, both enlisted in Company I of the 11th Illinois Infantry at Lacon, Illinois. Jeremia enlisted Sep 1, 1861. William enlisted NOV 1, 1861. My GG Grandfather was present and was wounded at Fort Donelson when his brother died.

I believe the Jeremiah F Cooper described in the current posting survived the war and was living in Indian Grove Illinois in 1870. See below:

1870 Federal Census
Name: J F Cooper
Age in 1870:37
Birth Year: abt 1833
Home in 1870:Indian Grove, Livingston, Illinois
Race: White
Gender: Female
Post Office:Fairbury
Value of real estate: View image

Household Members: Name Age
J F Cooper 37
Eliza Cooper 33
J M Cooper 15
Viola B Cooper 12
Luella Cooper 9
Anne Cooper 6
Susan Cooper 4
Adelia Cooper 2
Jacob Cooper 1
John Ranken 24

Added by George & Sue Neal on Dec 16, 2014 6:40 PM
Bob & Bonnie McEver
Files Valley Cemetery
This relates to the status of the cemetery in Files Valley, TX. In the 1970s, a board was established to oversee maintenance of the cemetery. All of the board members are now deceased. In order to insure some level of maintenance going forward, a new board should be established. A meeting seems necessary to reestablish the board and the first group to make contact with, before going to the general population of the community, in my opinion, should be those FindAGrave Contributors who have shown an interest and demonstrated some effort to preserve the memory of those interred there. If you have experience in managing small cemeteries and/or the interest to participate in this process, please contact me via email at

Regards and thanks for all your work for FindAGrave.
Robert McEver
Added by Bob & Bonnie McEver on Oct 18, 2014 4:07 PM
Abbi Bufford
RE: Your grandmother's page
Thanks, so Much Gayle. I really appreciate it. The Picture you took of the headstone is awesome. I appreciate all the time you put in on this. It means a lot to me. Sincerely, Abbi <3
Added by Abbi Bufford on Sep 23, 2014 1:24 PM
Wanda Corn
Andrew Corn #59614648
Hi Gayle, I see you have Andrew as your 3rd great Uncle. He is also my 3rd great Uncle. I have quite a bit of Corn information and would be happy to share what I have if you would like it. I am Thanks for managing his memorial. Wanda Corn
Added by Wanda Corn on May 19, 2014 12:54 AM
Loretta Grover
Jeremiah Cooper
Memorial 72983719

I am a descendant of Frederick-Jeremiah Cooper with sons William and Jeremiah living in Lacon Marshall Illinois-I am the 2nd g grand daughter of Elizabeth, sister to these boys. Their other sister Cynthis married Erastus McKinney. Both boys enlisted in CW in the 11th with Erastus R McKinney (brother in law to both Jeremiah and Wm Cooper) in the fall of 1861. I have letters written by Erastus that notifies family of Jerry's death. also show Jeremiah from Lacon Marshall Illinois and died 15 of Feb 1862 at Donelson. I find only 2 Jeremiah Cooper in the Report of Adjutant General of Illinois (1900) The other Jeremiah was from Steuben Marshall and I have CW cards that indicate he was 26 and enlisted at Peoria assigned to Stueben Ill 5 dist 71 sub district. He was attached to the Illinois 8th Infranty from Oct 18 1864 to 1866 no indication that he never was transferred to the Illinois 11th.

I nee help in getting my information correct
Loretta Love Grover
Added by Loretta Grover on Apr 12, 2014 1:53 PM
Esther Eustaquio
RE: Mason Cemetery/Old City Cemetery
People don't like to be told something is wrong. You can understand. I have been dragging my feet. Some receive the info gratfully, but other do not. What can I do.. so many mistakes on the internet...
Added by Esther Eustaquio on Mar 21, 2014 5:58 PM
Esther Eustaquio
RE: Mason Cemetery/Old City Cemetery
Old Wedowee City Cemetery is off of Hwy 431 at the edge of town. I think it is 4th or 5th Street. The last person buried there was about 1899. There had been a restortation some some ago. Then they put about three rows of unmarked cement crosses. I have tried the best I could to document readable ones with photos. A couple of ladies documented many of the graves in 2002 or 2009, from USGENWEB.
The Wedowee Masonic Cemetery is active and off of Hwy 48. My girlfriend and I are trying to finish taking picture of all the headstones. Unfortunately the grounds are not kept up and it always means digging out flat stone buried by crabgrass.
Do you live local?
I wish I knew how to put a better description on Findagrave. Do You? Maybe it would help if there was a better description on front page.
Added by Esther Eustaquio on Mar 21, 2014 5:38 PM
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