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Farm Girl from MO. (#47142793)
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Bio Photo PLEASE DON'T CREATE DUPLICATE MEMORIALS!!! If you find one that I have created just let me know but be nice about it as mistakes do happen!

BIO. AREA: If listing a woman's maiden name in the bio. area it is recommended that it be put it in parenthesis or, as I recently learned how to do them, in italics, thanks to Pam Witherow.

The last name on a woman's memorial should always be the name that appears on her headstone. If she is married more than once then those names should be included as part of the biography section or by making family links to her husband's memorials. The "maiden name" field is only for a woman's maiden name. NO PUNCTUATION is permissable at the top of a memorial except for a period following an initial. Quotations marks should only be used around a nickname and FAG adds them in that field for you.

NAMES AND DATES on stones or from cemetery records take precident over any other source. I do try to add a note with any conflicting info. and a persons full given name if different than the name that appears on their stone. For those using death certificates for creating memorials please remember they may contain ERRORS! I have come across many errors including misspelled names, the deceased persons name left blank, the deceased persons wife listed as their mother, incorrect birthdates and many other errors on death certificates for my own family members so be careful when using them as your only source of info. I have also found mistakes in obits and census records as well as on cemetery stones!

MY PHOTO PROJECT: I am working on photographing all of the stones in the La Plata cemetery located in La Plata, Macon County, Missouri. Please do not add grave stone photos to the memorials that I have created in this cemetery. Some photos, that I have already taken, may even be retaken as time & the weather permits. FEB. 2015-I am really hoping to finish the entire cemetery come spring as long as my health will let me. I've had hip problems recently so I don't know how much longer I will be able to take photos. I really hope everyone will give me a chance to at least finish this cemetery as this may be my last contribution to FAG!

FREEDOM TO USE DATA SENT ME: As of July 7, 2014. If you send me info., links, obits, etc. please note that you are giving me PERMISSION to use it to create memorials or to add it to a memorial. I hope this will prevent any confusion when it comes to info. being shared on this site. If you would like credit for anything you have sent me or plan to send just ask and I will add a note to the bio. area. I guess I should have been doing this from the beginning but I just didn't think it was necessary!

I would prefer that death certificates and obits. not be added as a photo. Thanks to all the great fellow contributors who have sent info./links to me to be added to memorials. Most of you are now listed as my friends.

The experts, which I do not claim to be, recommend that you don't take photos with your reflection in the stone, cars or people in the background or the tips of your shoes in the photo. NO DATE STAMPS on photos. Be carefull of objects that might get in front of the lens such as your finger tips, camera strap, hair, etc. No photos taken after dark or with snow completely covering the ground. Hopefully most photos will have green grass around the stone. I prefer seeing the whole stone not just a closeup of it. Do not take photos of an upright stone looking down on it. This distorts the engravings and makes the stone look like it is falling over. Always try to take photos at a right angle to the face of the stone. This may mean bending over or getting down on one knee to take a photo. Also removing dead grass and bird droppings would be really nice and please no shadows of yourself (hands holding your camera, etc.) or your body parts across the face of the stone. Remove artifical flowers to get a clear photo of the names & the dates and then always replace the flowers!

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Henry & Lena Hayden
You are fast!! Thank you for your help.
Added by Member #47019839 on May 19, 2015 7:49 PM
Heather Cottrell
RE: Mary M. (Newkirk) Wilson marriages.

Added by Heather Cottrell on May 18, 2015 12:07 PM
Jane Snell Copes
CUNNINGHAM? family photos
Hello, I've just recently scanned some family photos that I think include Julia Black Cunningham and Charles Wallace Cunningham and children. Could I email a few to you to see if you have them also in your Cunningham album? Not many are marked with names, but the photographer's info is for towns they would have lived in.

Thanks from Jane Snell Copes

If this is not good use of your time, please just say so!
Added by Jane Snell Copes on Apr 26, 2015 2:24 PM
winnie weiss
Malinda Warren Jackson
Hello again,
Thank you for your latest posting to Find A Grave for Rebecca Warren Austill. It helped a lot.
If you can help me on her daughter Malinda, (death, grave, etc.) Would be so-so,appreciated by me. This is my "Brick Wall".
Many thanks,
Added by winnie weiss on Apr 25, 2015 11:14 AM
winnie weiss
RE: Warren & Austill Families
I am descended from Soloman Warren (1748-1820)m.
Mary Tilghman (1751-1825) both of Maryland and Pike Co. Ohio.
Rebecca Warren (1788-1877) their daughter, m. William Austill ( -1829), she born Maryland and died Illinois...he died in Ohio.

Their daughter Melinda Austill (1819- ),born Ohio
died ? m. Benjamin Jackson born in No. Carolina. I have two dates for birth 1805 and 1814, m. Melinda in Rush Co Indiana, 1838 They lived in Vernon Twp. Hancock Co. In. where their children born. Then to Missouri ca. 1870 Census, in Rose Hill Twp. Johnson Co. Mo. Their daughter Hannah Jackson (1845-1920) was my Great Grandmother.

Hannah F. m. Charles Clapper (1840-1917)in Greenfield Hancock Co. Indiana 1865. They had 5 sons and 1 daughter. My Grandfather William was the oldest son and child. Hannah and Charles moved to Missouri ca.1870 settling in Holden Johnson Co. Mo

Hope this helps!!!!
Added by winnie weiss on Apr 13, 2015 8:54 PM
winnie weiss
Warren & Austill Families
Recently found my link to these families. Am interested in Rebecca Warren Austill Trindle and her daughter Melinda Austill Jackson.

They lived in Ohio and Indiana and Illinois. Melinda's daughter Hannah married a Charles Clapper and moved to Missouri sometime around 1870.

If you have any research on these ladies I would so appreciate your sharing. I am staring at that famous "Brick Wall".

Thank you so much for reading my plea.
Added by winnie weiss on Apr 13, 2015 12:43 PM
RE: Unmarked graves at Mt. Tabor
Thank you for your message! That gives me hope that I may find burials at Mt. Tabor from the 1800's that may not have a stone in the Historical Society's listings.
Added by Anonymous1 on Apr 09, 2015 7:55 PM
Alberta Knotts
RE: Thanks for retaking the stones at Wilsontown.
You are welcome. They were difficult and may never look any better. We have tried to clean all of the headstones in Wilsontown. Some came out really good. Have discovered seven or eight new headstones and they look good. Found a Clark and a Taylor in the thicket out by the blacktop.
It's good to hear from you. Alberta Gary says hello.
Added by Alberta Knotts on Apr 09, 2015 3:35 PM
Unmarked graves at Mt. Tabor
It is interesting to know that there are a number of unmarked graves at Mt. Tabor. I am ever on the lookout for John H. McWilliams, who died in 1870. I have long been suspicious that he is buried at Mt. Tabor as he was living in the area, but I have absolutely no proof. I have wondered if the Macon County Historical Society's cemetery records for Mt. Tabor may contain some not found in Ellsberry's book. I need to check into that.
Added by Anonymous1 on Apr 09, 2015 2:10 PM
Mary & William Lyda
Thanks Farm Girl from Mo. for trying and find Mary & William's grave. I didn't know they were unmarked. I have now requested that info be added to their memorial. Thanks again! BarbP.
Added by BarbP. on Apr 09, 2015 12:14 PM
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