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Karma Martin (#46862371)
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I live in Oklahoma. I was bitten by the genealogy bug about 15 years ago and have been addicted ever since. I also love gardening and cats.

Please email me with any additional information, corrections or questions you might have. Please indicate Find A Grave in the subject line.

I am connected in some way, whether it be close or distant, to many (but not all) of the memorials I have entered. I do not believe Find A Grave guidelines are chiseled in stone as some do. Therefore, I will transfer memorials if I am not related or on a case by case basis.

A family tree can wither if nobody tends it's roots.

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Conservative Patriot
Jones Farm
Some of the McClung graves at FG McClung north of Rupert have not yet been moved to Jones Farm. The ones with photos are actually at Jones Farm. I have to give the person reasonable amount of time to move, and if that fails, then I contact FG staff for assistance.
The one puzzling me at the moment is Alban S. McClung. No stone at McClung, but have not yet found other records. Sometimes names on stones vary from other records while dates match.
Too bad Greenbrier County does not have online historic newspapers, would be helpful.
Added by Conservative Patriot on Jul 09, 2015 9:11 PM
Conservative Patriot
Jones Farm
I looked on 1950s topo map and it just says CEM
for the Jones Farm Cemetery.

I posted the lat long so MAP is now available if you want to see SAT view
Added by Conservative Patriot on Jul 07, 2015 8:27 PM
Conservative Patriot
Jones Farm Cemetery
I encountered many rattlesnakes in OK... even in the dead of winter which I thought was odd.

Greenbrier County is relatively free of such things because of altitude... but in creek bottom country, like Jones Farm, well I have my Kevlar chaps and 410 pistol... just in case.
Added by Conservative Patriot on Jul 07, 2015 7:58 PM
Conservative Patriot
Jones Farm Cemetery
Thanks for the move as Jones Farm is where the stones are. In fall I need to get weed wacker in there and photo all the stones in better light after leaves fall. Place is way overgrown.
I have added dozens of missing cemeteries for Greenbrier County and have many dozens to go!!
Jones Farm was a recent add.
Finding them is quite an adventure knocking on doors, calling around, following leads, etc.
I am sure many cemeteries are missing for Oklahoma especially more the remote areas like West Central OK north of Alta, northwest of Lawton. People moved in there 1900 and many left by 1930s drought.. likely leaving small burial grounds all over the place.
As far as names, yes, Greenbrier County has its fair share of renaming events.. one graveyard I know has four names... it gets confusing at times.
So boots on the ground with photo documentation required.
And families do move stones around too!! Documented many of those type events.
As far as Jones Farm, that is the official name as of 1998, registered by county historical society. The cemetery has no deed. Just abandoned plot on land owned by cattleman LLC.
Would have to do title search to see who owned the farm over time... may be Ben Franklin McClung did own in that area.
Not very far away from Jones Farm on the adjacent land still owned by Bruce McClung is a plot with six burials for McClungs (no stones just family lore as to who is buried there). I have now added that on FG.
Now I just have to the remaining misplaced graves in the other "McClung" north of Jones Farm moved to the correct cemeteries. Seems a bunch of graves were just added based on guesses and not actual readings of stones by field work.
Added by Conservative Patriot on Jul 07, 2015 5:07 PM
Conservative Patriot
Florence McClung Beitz
1. you will find death certs are not always accurate. they are provisional burial location based on word of mouth of a person interviewed. many times I find people buried in other locations in the days following death cert while families work through arranging such things.
Death certs even have wrong or misspelled names, wrong or misspelled parents, wrong birth dates, and some really awful spelling of medical terms... Yes sure Government form, very official looking, but they get the info second hand from a person who is a friend or family and not from official records.
2. If death cert says McClung... then I say which of the half dozen "McClung" cemeteries in the Greenbrier County WV are they talking about!!! Around Rupert, there are three!! cemeteries named McClung... but let us not confuse these three with the Jones Farm Cemetery on County Road 60/18. I should say former Jones Farm as it is now taken over by an LLC to raise cattle and maintain gas/oil rights.
3. several graves you placed in McClung, which is north of Rupert, are actually located on Jones Farm Cemetery and it is southwest of Rupert.
4. I am boots on ground in Greenbrier... you are in Oklahoma (Cultural Center of the Universe, home of the Cowboy Hall of Fame, wintering grounds of the Harris Sparrow, and mystical ancient Mount Scott and such)
5. two other remote people have made the same mistake. in fact the FGer posting the "McClung Cemetery" photo actually took a very nice photo of the overgrown Jones Farm Cemetery.
6. The county is wall to wall McClungs.. very common name.
Added by Conservative Patriot on Jul 05, 2015 7:37 PM
Red
RE: LCpl Floyd Wayne Hamilton
You are welcome. I have used the Coffelt Database exclusively for information regarding servicemen who died in Vietnam. I find their information very accurate and have sent them photos of headstones to use on their website. Red
Added by Red on Jul 12, 2014 7:48 PM
Johnny Johnson
Leroy and Sarah
Leroy and Sarah are my 2nd great grandparents. They were first cousins. Leroy's mother Lydia Querry and Sarah Amick's mother Elizabeth Querry were sisters. Their parents were Elisha Querry b. 1755 Ireland and Sarah Brown in England.

Leroy never knew his biological father. So he took his mother's maiden name as his surname. Querry comes from Clan MacQuarrie in Scotland. They are one of the 7 clans that descend from King Alpin father of Kenneth MacAlpin the founder and first king of Scotland.

Oral history was that Leroy's father's surname was Davenport. But no one today knows his first name. It is said that he was a traveling man. That is all we knew.

I just here recently had a male McQuerrey that descends from Leroy do Y-DNA testing and it have come back as Davenport! So the oral history was right. Through the DNA matches I now have a Davenport line to look through to try to narrow down who Leroy's father may have been...

I have a picture of Leroy and Sarah I will try to post on here if I can figure it out...
Added by Johnny Johnson on May 18, 2014 6:00 PM
B J
Eunice Emma Olmsted Cousens
Created by: Karma Martin
Record added: Jul 18, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 114007198


Posted a marker photo of Eunice and her husband Edwin from Evergreen in Oakland.

Added by B J on Mar 27, 2014 12:33 PM
Cenantua
James Lee Hilliard
Corrections complete. Thanks!
Added by Cenantua on Oct 24, 2011 9:24 AM
DogMama08
RE: Velma Pryor double post
I can't tell the exact time of day. The memorial numbers are sequential. If duplicate memorials were added, even on the same day, the lower number was added first.

So many memorials are being added that there are about 400 or 500 new ones added in the time it takes me to add just one. Additions are supposed to be real-time and show up immediately, but that's not always the case. Some memorials don't show up for a day or two.

There are times when Find a Grave's search function is on the fritz, and it won't show any results even if there are existing memorials for those people. It's not you or me making mistakes in our searches or not searching at all and adding duplicates; the website is just having a bad day. It has happened to me on several occasions, and I'm sure I'll do it again.
Added by DogMama08 on Sep 22, 2011 10:58 PM
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