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Helen McKeown
RE: Zephaniah Harrell
1. no marker at Rockport
2. Z, 2nd wife and son always on Sunnyside list from 1970's
3.All of Sunnyside is being photographed app 4500 pics so hope to have that for you.
4. You can change your entry to Sunnyside and 2014 entry there will be deleted.
5. This family is a challenge due to ease of spelling incorrectly. Did not know if you had the following
ZEPHANIAH HARREL was introduced to the practical game of life when a boy of fourteen or fifteen, did a great deal of arduous and rough work in mines and lumber camps, and with his maturing experience and ability took up a career as a merchant and for many years past has been associated with a brother conducting one of the largest stores of Ohio County at Rockport, where he enjoys an enviable place as a citizen. Mr. Harrel was born in Butler County, Kentucky, May 5, 1868. The name Harrel is of Irish lineage. His grandfather, Noah Harrel, born in 1801, was a pioneer farmer of Grayson County, Kentucky, and late in life moved to Rockport, where he died in 1873. He married Miss Craig, who also died in Rockport. Their son, Uriah Blue Harrel, was born in Grayson County in 1834 and was reared and married in that county. When the Civil war came on he espoused the cause of the Union, enlisted in Company G of the Eleventh Kentucky Infantry, and for four years fought for the Stars and Stripes and the integrity of the state. Shortly after his marriage he moved to Butler County, where he became a fanner, and in 1872 he came down the Green River on a log raft to Rockport, where he re-established himself as a carpenter and farmer, only to be interrupted by death eight years later, in 1880. He was a republican, a member of the Baptist Church and was affiliated with Ceralvo Lodge No. 253, F. and A. M. His wife was Jane Hunter, who was born at Evansville, Indiana, in 1842, and survived her husband forty years, passing away at Henderson, Kentucky, in February, 1920. She was the mother of seven children: M. F. Harrel, a farmer at Rockport; A. M. Harrel, who is a carpenter in Cloverport, Kentucky; L. F. Harrel, now waterworks foreman of the Illinois Central Railroad Company at Grenada, Mississippi; Zephaniah; Agnes, of Henderson, widow of Warren Nichols, a railroad man who died at Rockport; Mattie, wife of Luther Camfield, a carpenter and builder at Henderson; and Alma, wife of Emery Tilford, a miner living at Rockport. Zephaniah Harrel was twelve years old when his father died. He attended the public schools of Rockport and also was in school at the Masonic Home in Louisville. At fourteen his education was ended, and from that time for several years he made a living
in the mines and logging camps around Rockport. From 1889 to 1895 he was an employee of the Newport News Railroad Company, and then returned to Rockport and became a partner in the mercantile firm of Gibbs Brothers. The partnership was dissolved in 1898, and in that year Zephaniah Harrel and his brother, L. F. Harrel, joined forces as general merchants, and in twenty years have expanded and increased their business until it is now one of the largest stores in this part of Kentucky. They do an immense business, and are leaders in enterprise in their home town. They own a large store building, also own and operate the moving picture theater of Rockport, and have six dwelling houses and other real estate at Rockport. Mr. Harrel saw his son volunteer at the beginning of the World war, and his interest and enthusiasm in behalf of all patriotic movements were unabated until after the signing of the armistice. He and Mrs. Harrel served on every committee for war purposes and the filling of every quota for their community they regarded as a burden upon their individual responsibility. They promoted a show and gave all the proceeds to the Red Cross. Mr. Harrel is a republican, is affiliated with Rockport Lodge No. 312, F. and A. M.  Mrs. Harrel is a member of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 103, and also a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. In 1898, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, he married Jessie Brown, who was born in Ohio County, Kentucky, and died at Rockport in 1906. She became the mother of his two children, Ray and Nora. The latter is Mrs. Walker, of Louisville. The son, Ray, was born September 24, 1898, and was only a youth when in July, 1917, he volunteered for service in the World war. He was in training at Camp Stanley in Lexington until the 25th of July, was then sent to Camp Shelby, Mississippi, was assigned to the infantry and on September 12, 1918, embarked for overseas duty, landing at Southampton, England, October 9th, at Havre, France, October 11th , spent two weeks at St. Sebastian, a suburb of Nantes, and for nine days was on duty at Le Mans and until December 30, 1918, was stationed at La Suze. He was then ordered to Brest, and after days at that port embarked for home. He was mustered out at Camp Sherman, Ohio, February 8, 1919, being discharged as a sergeant, and is now assistant cashier in the Rockport Deposit Bank. In 1910, at Louisville, Mr. Harrel married Miss Elizabeth Stevens, daughter of J. P. and Elizabeth (Taylor) Stevens. Her mother is living at Hartford, Kentucky. Her father was at one time sheriff of Ohio County, living in Hartford, and died there. Mrs. Harrel is prominent in social affairs in her home city, and is also a director in the Rockport Deposit Bank.
Added by Helen McKeown on Dec 20, 2014 8:59 AM
Dan Ryan
Rodger Sprague
Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I went back & added the grave marker for Rodger & in the background you can see Laverne Johnson 1906-1986 who was buried in Mausoleum Pk. & the memorial page was created by Tony Cannon. It is easy to get them mixed up over there & Secret Garden has sent me a few corrections in the past helping me sort them out, now when I go from one cemetery to the other I take a photo of the blue sky to separate them.
Hope you had a good Thanksgiving!!!
Dan R.
Added by Dan Ryan on Nov 28, 2014 5:47 PM
Ruth Wallbrown
Thanks so much for taking and adding a pic of her headstone,god bless
Added by Coleman on Oct 25, 2014 12:24 PM
Katie Litchfield
RE: George W Gandee
Thank you for letting me know. I added them when I cataloged Fairplain as they weren't listed in the current memorials at that time.
Added by Katie Litchfield on Oct 18, 2014 2:53 PM
RE: Droddy Cem
Then you were in the Canterbury Droddy Cemetery (aka Coumbus C. Droddy Cemetery.) This cemetery is located by traveling from Walton on Poca River Road past the Walton Post Office .4mi, turn right on the paved road up the hill. There is a gate that one must go through. Travel up this paved road .3mi and the cemetery is at the top of the hill. This cemetery is not fenced.
Added by WCHS on Sep 20, 2014 4:53 PM
Joseph Forneris
Edd, thank you for posting the bio to Joe Forneris' memorial.

By the way, I have Matheny in my paternal family tree. They are in Muhlenberg Co, Kentucky in the early-mid 1800s and are related to the Randolph and Stewart clans, among others. I will look at your Rootsweb link and see if I think there is a connection. If so, I will contact you again.

Added by Searchers on Aug 28, 2014 9:23 AM
Rick Foster
RE: Lena Rothman
I am sorry that it took so long also. I just started this cemetery last week and have done most of the requests That were easy to find and will soon have them all done. Glad to help. There are other Rothman's buried and I will enter them as I find them. If you have any family members present do send all your photo requests.
Added by Rick Foster on Aug 12, 2014 7:53 PM
Diegel Photos
Thank you for posting Mildred and Jesse Diegel's photos. I appreciate you taking your time in getting them.
Added by Gina on Aug 07, 2014 8:59 AM
Jules and Marjorie Hightower
Thank you for photographing these grave markers. Your kindness and generosity is appreciated.
Added by Tony on Aug 04, 2014 9:58 AM
Neal W. Robertson
Bonnie Vef Bethel Cemetery
Hello Edd, thank you very much for looking for "Bonnie" Vef's gravestone. I think I may have discovered why you didn't have any success finding it. I got to checking my family genealogical records and my records show that the name should be Bennie F. Vef rather than "Bonnie". I think the couple who created the memorial made a mistake in entering his first name. His parents are also buried there by him, in plots; B2L3G4 & B2L3G5. Would you please check once more for the name Bennie or Benjamin in plot #B2L3G3. I would appreciate it very much. Thank You
Added by Neal W. Robertson on Aug 03, 2014 6:00 AM
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