I have been hooked on photography ever since grade school when I used my grandmother's old "Brownie" on a field trip to Hoogle Zoo. Find A Grave lets me combine both my love for family history and photography.
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Dingle Cemetery The reason I took all of the photos of the Dingle Cemetery is because my great great uncle is buried there and I couldn't find a picture of his stone on Find A Grave. A lot of my family is buried there and I didn't even know it until I took the pictures. William Henry Bird and Mary Ann Sparks are my great great Uncle and Aunt. Then I found my great aunt and uncle, William Perry Nowland and Edith Georgina Bird Nowland. So...yes, I am related to several in the Dingle Cemetery.
Transfer of Management I transferred the whole family to you. Are there any others in the Dingle Cemetery that I added and you would like to manage? I spent one whole Sunday taking pictures of the entire cemetery and then adding them to Find A Grave. It was a wonderful experience.
I noticed someone had just recently added another memorial for Helen. You might want to ask them to transfer it to you too. That way you can combine them and there will only be one.
Cheryl Ann Aven I will be happy to transfer Cheryl, Sherry.... by the way, did that "Tami" ever respond about the burial of Jonathan Sawyer Wells?
I keep the death records for Willard Cemetery and had linked his actual memorial burial in Iowa to Margaret Gardner Wells. I got no response from her so I finally left the history on her page and then left flower messages on both memorial explaining that the one in Willard is a cenotaph (look at the stone -"Died in Iowa")
Sorry for the misspell on Cheryl's name - it was wrong on the death record. Cheers~ Shirleen
History written by grandaughter They had come to make their homes, to till the soil and become permanent citizens. The members of the party were: Johnathan Wells and his wife Margaret Gardner, and their children Otis Nathaniel, Erastus Nelson, Hulda Mariah, Sarah Matilda, Julia Ann and Judah Smith Wells. Also with them was Johnathan's oldest son Lyman and his wife Bethia and small son Mortimer - along with the oldest daughter, Samantha, and her husband John Memory McCrary and their small son William Austin. With them were Elisha Mallory and wife Mary, Mary Ann Yearsley, her son Nathaniel and a young man who lived in her home. The last three named did not remain long, but moved back to Ogden. The morning after their arrival, the men went into the Willard Mountain and brought down logs to build some houses. They all worked together, in what they called "house raising." The houses had no floors, windows or fireplaces. The roofs were made of split logs with dirt piled over them, and when it rained, mud trickled down the walls." The first two homes were built for the two young couples who were expecting babies. Elisha Mallory's first and then the young McCrary's (Samantha). The cooking was done outside. The babies were washed out of doors, as it was warmer outside than in. Soap to wash the babies was made in a frying pan. Immediately claims were laid out and crops were planted. A school house was built and it was also their church and place of amusement. Johnathan and Margaret's youngest daughter Margaret Ann was born on June 11, 1851 in Ogden where Grandma had gone for this event. This Wells family lived in Willard for fifteen years, and then were sent north to settle Deweyville. Grandpa Wells was a Seventy in the priesthood. He was a bishop's counselor. He was justice of the peace. He was a veteran Indian fighter. He was a builder of communities, an honest, energetic, good man, an honored and revered father, a devoted husband. Early in 1866 Grandpa and Grandma returned to visit Iowa. A year and a half later Grandpa Johnathan Sawyer Wells died there, in Harrison County, on the 27th of July 1867. Grandma Margaret Gardner Wells had to make the trip back home without him. Grandma died in their home in Deweyville on October 5, 1878.
Jonathan Sawyer Wells Hello Sherry: Did you ever hear from the below named "Tami"? I have sent the same question to her - Wells was buried in Indian Territory at Harrison, Iowa while on a mission. The stone is a cenotaph. Please let me know if she responded. Thanks ~ Shirleen [history4sure]