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Vada L. Long (#46807018)
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Bio Photo Hi, I have been doing family Genealogy as far back as I can remember. My Great Aunt Pauline had me walking in cemeteries as soon as I was old enough to walk. My aunt Pauline Myers died in 2000 but I still carry on with her research.

This is a wonderful place to remember our loved ones and too pass along information to others. Coming from a military family I have been trying to record the graves of the Veterans, especially the civil war vets. Many of the old stones are gone but with a sight like this maybe they will not be forgotten. My daughter and I spend weekends finding old cemeteries that have been forgotten, (a lot of walking). We have also recorded cemeteries where all headstones are gone and the only records for these graves are recorded at the county library.

I want to thank Dave and Apple Dwiggins for the info on the Indiana Service men who were killed during World War II, and are buried at the Manila American Cemetery. See their web page here.

My grandma, Inez Rogers (Buried at Grandview Cemetery, Vigo Co. IN) died Aug. 7th 2009 if you have time please visit her memorial and leave a flower.
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Chris Walker
RE: Charles F. Plymate
Hi Vada,

I just now saw your reply - thanks! With the help of some locals, I was able to find the cemetery and yes, it is in awful shape. It is on a heavily wooded hill and this isn't an ideal time of the year to look for stones because of all the foliage and vegetation. Besides, I'm afraid of snakes too! A tree or several trees have fallen down in the cemetery and I know there are some stones under the trees. I think I counted seven stones that were standing, but I know there are quite a few others there. I was looking for the stone of Charles Plymate, a Civil War veteran and I think he should have a military-style marker. However, I didn't see it on my visit. The owner of the land on which the cemetery sits was very pleasant and told me I could come back anytime to look for it again. I think I'm going to go back in the late fall or early winter, when the weeds and leaves are down (and the snakes in the ground!). If there is a particular grave you'd like a picture of, let me know. I may be able to find it. Thanks for responding to my message!

Added by Chris Walker on Aug 20, 2015 6:01 AM
Chris Walker
Charles F. Plymate
Hi Vada,

I noticed you created the memorial for C.F. Plymate at the Livick or Liffick Cemetery in Clark County, IL, and that you took pictures of several stones there. Were you unable to find Charles Plymate's stone when you visited the cemetery?

I stopped by there today and did a quick scan of the cemetery and didn't see his stone. However, the cemetery is in awful shape. Trees have fallen on stones, the vegetation was high, etc. The owner of the property was kind enough to let me look for the stone. I told him I would come back in the late fall or early winter when the leaves have fallen and the vegetation was down and look again. The owner did mention, however, that some of the stones were stolen at one point. If you have any information on this cemetery and the Plymate grave, let me know. Thanks!

Chris Walker
Whitestown, IN
Added by Chris Walker on Aug 03, 2015 7:12 PM
Lynne Sherer Sitkiewicz
RE: Irene
Vada, You are so very welcome. I was in Marshall for 2 days and took pictures while I could (I live 200 miles away). I hope you are doing well.
Added by Lynne Sherer Sitkiewicz on May 18, 2015 10:11 PM
Roger Brown
RE: Edits
I am not directly related to the people in the Hogue Cemetery. I was doing some linking and saw this little cemetery whee most of the people, particularly the children, were not linked to any family members. Also, it looked like the gravestone were quite weathered and what information on them needed to be captured before it is too late. So, I decided to give everyone a family tie. Thanks for your support in assisting in this effort. I had a good feeling for doing the work on this cemetery. I don't know who created the name for this cemetery, but the name of it should be changed for Hogue to HOGE because all the Hoges spell their surnames HOGE.
Added by Roger Brown on Apr 16, 2015 2:17 PM
Paula T. Marshall
RE: Marshall connections
When my husband and I visited about 2 years ago, we were disturbed by the shrub (tree?) that was about to totally engulf one of our family headstones. I have not been able to get it out of my head and wish we lived close enough to go take care of it.

I, too, am passionate about visiting the grave sites of my ancestors. It is like "meeting" them, in a way.

In Him,
Paula Marshall
Added by Paula T. Marshall on Mar 25, 2015 9:28 PM
Michael Hernandez
CHESTER D GOODWIN, Find A Grave Memorial# 56760564
thank you for posting his photo. can you tell me where you found it? i tried the link on his F-A-G page, but the link is broken.

i'd like to find the photo and use it, with your permission, use it on my own website,

I have assembled a tribute site to honor the men of the 7th Bomb Group of WW2.


Added by Michael Hernandez on Feb 05, 2015 1:04 PM
Paula T. Marshall
Marshall connections
Thank you for your many contributions to the Find-A-Grave project!

I have a request. Please add parents to the family links of Erastus B Marshall, buried in Heddings [here Headings] Road Chapel Cemetery in Spencer, Owen County, Indiana.

Father: William G Marshall (1788 - 1872) (memorial #77578440)
Mother: Christiana Strawn Marshall (1798 - 1885) (memorial #77578618)

Thank you!

Also, do you know how we might go about correcting the spelling error in the name of the cemetery? (I have visited and the Courthouse records, local maps, and the signs on the road all say "Heddings".)

Any help you can give would be appreciated.

Thank you kindly.

Paula Marshall
Added by Paula T. Marshall on Jan 07, 2015 7:04 PM
Kay Katopodis
RE: Cole Cemetery
Dear Vada, I was so glad to hear from you. Henry Harden is my great great grandfather the father of Lydia Hardin Thomas. Don't know why the last name is spelled different. I never knew too much about Lydia's side of the family. I was named after Lydia as my name is Lydia Kay, but I go by Kay. I did know that somehow we were related to the Harden side. So interesting to know that Josie Harden Rodgers was your great grandmother, I think she might have been my babysitter when I was a small child. Do you know if she lived in Saline City close to the picnic grounds years ago? If so she was our babysitter. I live in Saline City and have probably gone to the Saline City picnic every year since I can remember. I would like to keep in touch with you as I get more involved with the Harden side of the family and I haven't yet gotten into that side of my family too much other than my great grand mother Lydia, wife of Marion Thomas. They are both buried at McCullough Zion Gummere Cemetery in rural Cory, Indiana. If there is any information I can send you I would be glad to. My e-mail address is You are more than welcome to e-mail me at any time. Thanks so much again for your information. Kay
Added by Kay Katopodis on Dec 31, 2014 1:27 AM
Kay Katopodis
Cole Cemetery
Dear Vada, My name is Lydia "Kay" (Nees) Katopodis, and I'm working on genealogy for my paternal grandparents Marion & Lydia (Hardin) Thomas. They are buried at McCullough Zion Gummere Cemetery in rural Cory, Indiana. I noticed that you had a picture of Lydia's parents in Cole Cemetery and have Cemetery listed as in Center Point in Clay County, actually this Cemetery is in Clay City, Clay County Indiana. I also have other ancestors buried in Cole Cemetery so I have visited this cemetery, but didn't know my great great grandparents were buried there until I seen your genealogy on find a grave. I didn't even know the names of Lydia's parents. I will add them to my genealogy and go back to Cole Cemetery and visit their grave site. Thank You. Kay Katopodis. I was named after Lydia.
Added by Kay Katopodis on Dec 27, 2014 4:39 PM
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Margaret Farris
Hello Vada,

Thank you for the obituary. I have added it to Margaret's memorial. :)

Added by Whispers From The Grave on Sep 10, 2014 5:08 AM
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