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IvaSueShepardSmith (#47216375)
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Bio Photo My husband owns his own business for which I do the office work, so I get to work from home. I have one daughter, two sons, five precious grand-children and two long hair chihuahuas. Other than spending time with my family, my favorite things to do are, work on my family trees, graving and contributing to this website. Researching Shepard, Steffey, Brown, Shocklee, King, Howard and several more.
I do not transfer records, please don't ask. I have transfered them in the past only to find them deleted. If you have info you want to add to any of the one's I've contributed, PLEASE SEND ME AN EMAIL with the information and I will gladly add it. PLEASE PROVIDE THE MEMORIAL NUMBER.
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genia Niswender berry
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Hannah Sutton Stephen-Find A Grave Memorial# 50256625

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David Sutton: Find A Grave Memorial# 26893556
Letitia Gard Sutton; Find A Grave Memorial# 26893648
Added by genia Niswender berry on Jul 14, 2014 6:47 PM
genia Niswender berry
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Jane Sutton Spivey-Find A Grave Memorial# 50338679

History of Fayette Co., IN 1885
Mrs. Jane Spivey, widow of Adam Spivey, was born in Butler Co, OH 1/22/1810. Her parents were David and Letitia (Guard) Sutton, natives of PA & NJ, respectively, the former b. 12/14/1774, & the later 3/26/1773. they were married in PA, where they remained until 1807, when they moved to Butler Co, OH, & in 1828 to Rush Co, IN, where they resided until their demise, Mr. Sutton dying in 1862, & his wife in 1830. David Sutton was a soldier in the war of 1812, & was the father of 12 children: Jacob, Rachel, Samuel, Hannah, Rebecca, Jane, Polly, Sarah, Benjamin, Phebe, John, & Sarah, who died in infancy. Jane, our subject, was married in Butler Co, OH 5/25/1826, to Adam Spivey, who was born in PA 5/5/1803, one of 12 children of John & Jane (Vinage) Spivey, both natives of PA, & of German descent. They moved to Butler Co, OH in an early day, and their remained until their death. Their children were as follows: James, Bersheba, Elizabeth, Margaret, Jane, John, Rebecca, Nancy, Rosanna, Emily, Lucy, & Adam, the husband of our subject, who was the 3rd child, b. 5/5/1803. After their marriage Mr. & Mrs. Spivey settled in Butler Co, OH, where they remained until 1829, and then moved to Fayette Co, IN, settling in Orange Twp. Here Mr. Spivey d. 11/30/1869. He was the father of one child, John, b. Butler Co, OH 1/11/1828, m. in Rush Co, IN 5/16/1850, to Rhoda Long, b. in Hamilton Co, OH 12/27/1830, & daughter of Daniel & Rachel (Sparks) Long. After their marriage Mr. & Mrs. Spivey settled in Orange Twp, this county, where he d. 7/12/1879. To this union were born 8 children: Luella J, Estella R, Daniel L, Martin V, John T, James R, Jessie F, & Adam V, who was b. in Fayette Co, IN, 5/10/1859, and was m. in Rush Co, IN 11/20/1882 to Grace, daughter of Clinton & America (Amos) Blacklidge, & who was b. in Rush Co, IN 4/9/1863
Added by genia Niswender berry on Jul 14, 2014 6:45 PM
Michelle Pendleton
Adam Nelson Memorial 47295860 and More
I have lots of information that needs to be added to the memorials of my family buried in the Elder-Tyner cemetery and I will take care of the memorials and maintain them gladly and with respect. I have sent information to you to add in the past more than a few times and requests to link to family memorials and they never get added to the memorials. Please make the transfers so their memorials can be completed and in the "hands" of someone from their family that will take good care of them.


Michelle Pendleton
Added by Michelle Pendleton on Jul 12, 2014 9:53 AM
Michelle Pendleton
Adam Nelson Memorial 47295860

I have left you a couple of messages in the past 2 months, one public and two other privately via the SAC system on FindAGrave as well as earlier in the year.end of 2013. I am unsure if you are still an active member here or not and I am hoping you will respond to me at some point.

I no longer need your help finding the Elder-Tyner Cemetery on private land; I was able o find the information from another very friendly and helpful person.

I have requested a transfer of my 5th great grandfather Adam Nelson Memorial 47295860 a couple of times from you with no response. I am hoping you are willing to do so or at least respond to my message in some fashion.

I have also requested the transfer of Mary Nelson Tyner Memorial #47295870 as well, she is Adam's daughter and my 5th great aunt and I still would like her memorial transferred to me as I have requested before with no response.

The other two buried in that cemetery, Dr. Edwin Elder and son Homer Elder are family to me as well. Another Nelson daughter of Adam and sister to Mary married Dr. Edwin Elder and Homer is her son with him.

As you can see, the entire small family cemetery known burials are of my family. I am hoping you will be willing to make transfers of the specific ones requested. It would mean a great deal to me and I would be very thankful.


Michelle Pendleton
Added by Michelle Pendleton on Jul 11, 2014 4:51 PM
Carma Coleman
Hi, I sent an old photo to the page you created for Sampson Cully #50204877; he is a direct grandfather. He is my Grandfather's Grandfather. Thank you kindly. My mother has books on the Cullys so when I come across more information, I can add it. Again, thank you for your consideration. I have more headstone photos and I believe I have a photo of Sampson but will be looking for that.
Thanks again! Carma Find A Grave Member ##48148003
Added by Carma Coleman on Jul 09, 2014 11:31 PM
Michelle Pendleton
Elder Cemetery

I am wondering if you can give me directions to this cemetery and if you know how to contact the person on whose land this tiny family cemetery resides? The information about the cemetery states: "This is an abandoned cemetery 2.9 miles south of Brookville on Lee Orschell Farm." My 5th great grandfather, his daughter my 4th great aunt and a cousin are buried here and possibly my 5th great grandmother. I really want to visit their graves and see if there are still stones that exist for them and if so take photos.

I live in ILL. and am planning a trip to Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania at the end of July with my 71 year old father. We are trying to gather information about our ancestors and visit significant places where they lived and died. I am hoping you can help me find this forgotten cemetery and you can contact me privately at my home email address, I really hope you are willing to help me.


Michelle Allensworth Pendleton
Added by Michelle Pendleton on Jun 05, 2014 12:16 PM
Illona Jensen
Memorial# 50354760
The death date for Janet is 1870, not 1879. I have the chalk rub that shows it clearly and can send a copy to you. Also, her sister, Cathie Clementine Conner, recorded it as 1870, as Cathie was born the next year in 1871 and all three of her oldest sisters had died, 2 in 1865 and Janet in 1870. The only 2 girls to survive were Cathie and my great grandmother, Mary. The record in the Alpine library has it wrong also. The chalking is the most definitive, of course as well as Janet's sister's record. That is me in the picture, by the way. Thanks for your hard work!
Added by Illona Jensen on Mar 17, 2014 11:55 PM
Illona Jensen
Find A Grave Memorial# 50354646
Hi IvaSue,
So glad to see this cemetery being photographed. I did it in 2006 too. Henry O Conner is actually Henry D Conner. The D is for Dicken, his mother's maiden name. If you look closely at the photo, you can see the edges on the left of the D are not curved like on the right.
Thanks again for you wonderful service!
Illona Jensen
Added by Illona Jensen on Mar 17, 2014 11:46 PM
Would you transfer Jacquemina Heck's (47838342) memorial To me?
She is my wife's mother.
Thank you in advance,
Keith Doub
Added by FKD on Mar 02, 2014 5:52 AM
I was double checking corrections that I had sent under the new system and found many were not processed. I don't know if you know about the new EDITS tab to the right of your name. If you click on it, it shows pending edits received through this new system. If you agree to make the changes, click the button at the bottom. It's really quite easy to do and will make all my hard work finding the information worth while.

Thank you for all of your efforts,
Added by Bob on Feb 18, 2014 10:48 AM
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