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Michael Shepherd (#46986187)
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Nickie H.
RE: Frances Romain
Hi Michael,
Busy is good. I've been busy too. Time flies, I wish I had more time for this. The image for their marriage info is on the West Virginia Culture website.

Apparently, Jane was the widow of Harvey Summers when she married Toussaint. And after him, she married another Summers. I'd be very interested in anything else you find too.

Added by Nickie H. on Oct 06, 2013 6:15 PM
Nickie H.
Frances Romain
Hi Michael,
I've been following a trail of census' and books and family letters & public records, starting with the 1860 census with John Murray Springer, Mary Virginia and Robert B and Jane Ellen Summers in Missouri. This is what I believe to be true.
Jane E. Summers married Toussaint Schoumann in 1823. Her marriage record to Toussaint listed her as a widow of Harvey Summers. Toussaint and Jane E. had Jane Harvey Schouman in abt 1828 and Frances Romain in abt 1831 (acc to 1850 census). Jane E was the daughter of Thomas Summers and Rachel Hooper. Then she married Robert B Summers, son of Francis F Summers and Sarah Farr, and they had Sophronia Ann and Mary Virginia Summers. Sophronia married William Cox Hereford, and then Joseph D. Moore (I believe) Mary Virginia married my great-grandfather, John Murray Springer. The story of Mary and her babies deaths from cholera or something was so tragic, it must be in someone's family history. I hope someone knows a little more. And please let me know if any of these facts are incorrect.
Thanks so much,

Added by Nickie H. on Nov 29, 2011 8:36 AM
Nickie H.
Frances Romain's family
Hi Michael,
My name is Nickie. Frances Romain was the half sister of my great grandfather's first wife, Mary Virgina Summers. Mary and her two small children died within days of each other in the summer of 1863 of some kind of illness. I'm looking for information about where they are buried. My great grandfather, John Murray Springer, wrote to his parents about the funeral but I can't find any record about location, except they were in Winfield, Putnam County, West Virginia. I would be eternally grateful if you or anyone else has information. You can leave a public message or write to me at
Added by Nickie H. on Nov 28, 2011 10:37 AM
Kevin Price
RE: Re: Eliza Ballou
Your welcome Michael.
I am new to FindAGrave. I took about 10 photos of that area (yes I can send them, but I need an email address).
I couldnt read Elizabeths inscription at first so I talked with Canton Township (Craig King They documented and photographed each marker/headstone in Downers Cemetery in 2003. Craig was happy to help; you might want to contact him for other Ballou's there. I would guess, there are about 4 to 6 Ballou's in that area.
I posted that first photo as a general view. The other two (showing closeups of both inscriptions) are too big to post to FindAGrave. Again, I'd be happy to send them to you. Please contact me through my email on my profile page.
Best of luck
Added by Kevin Price on Apr 20, 2010 4:45 AM
Kevin Price
Re: Eliza Ballou
Hello, I saw that you requested a photo of Eliza Ballou (Downer Cemetery, Canton MI). I went there today and looked. I'm sorry to say the cemetery is old and not well cared for. I did not exactly find Eliza's headstone.
I did find other Ballou's there; let me know if you want those photos. I've also called the township to try and get better information, to locate Eliza.
Please let me know if you are still in need of a photo of her headstone
Added by Kevin Price on Apr 19, 2010 1:06 PM
C. Cross
RE: Photo for Harriet Gill
Ah, I was guessing. I that makes sense since it was on top of the stone instead of on one side. Glad I could help - Candace
Added by C. Cross on Nov 28, 2009 7:41 AM
Dave Parker
Drakes Chapel Cemetery address
Hi, from other sources I've found on the internet, Drakes Chapel Cemetery is located in Deer Creek Township, Henry Co., Missouri. However, I see that the cemetery is listed here as Calhoun, Henry Co., MO. I have relatives I would like to add, but need to be sure I have the correct Drakes Chapel Cemetery before creating their memorials. Are there two Drakes Chapel Cemeteries in Henry Co.? Is the cemetery in Calhoun or Deer Creek Township?

Dave Parker
Added by Dave Parker on Nov 04, 2008 5:18 PM
Sheila Castillo
I got information for you
Hey I am so sorry it took me so long to respond with your information, but I found five Lunsford that are buried at Shady Point. However I am sorry to say that there is only one Shepherd. I did find out that Henry C's father was D.W. Shepherd. D.W. Shepherd married a Loney D. Kinsey that passed away in 1983. He then moved to McAlester and remarried a Liza Herndon on July 1897 in LeFlore county Oklahoma. Also in the funeral records it states that Henry C died in a mine explosion that killed 13 other people. And did you know that D.W. Shepherd was a doctor!!
Added by Sheila Castillo on Jun 30, 2008 4:06 PM
Shepherd/Shephard Family
My name is Chris & I am trying to get what info on the Shepherd Family Are you related to the shepherds from ,KY if so maybe you can help me
Dose any of this have a connection
Any Help whould be great For me to fined out about my Mothers Family

This is what i have
MY Grand Mother was Opal Vern Shepherd Born in Walls,Oklahoma LeFlore County Abt 1912
1920 LeFlore Co. Kennady Twp. Censes Shows
Henry C. Shepherd Age 30 Born in ,Ok Parents Born in ,AR
Winnie L. As Wife Age 26 Born in ,Ok Father Born in ,Ms Mother Born in ,OK
Opal Vern Shepherd shows as son but the next censes as Daughter Born in ,OK & Parents Born in ,KY
Either Censes Taker made an error or Henry C. & Winnie L. Shepherd adopted her or she was from one of the shepherds from ,KY

1930 LeFlore Co. Kennady Twp. Censes Shows
Vern Alexander Age 18 Born in,ok Parents Born in ,OK Listed as Daughter of Winnie L. Shepherd Age 36 AS Widow & Vern Alexander as a Widow also

WW 1 Draft Registration 1917-1918
Henry Cleveland Shepherd
Calhoun ,OK
Age 27, b.24 Nov ,1889 in Shady Point,OK
Farmer-Self-Employed-Brozie Station,ok
Wife & Child
Medium Height,Med Build,Blue Eyes,Dark Brown Hair

Also 1900 Choctaw Nation Census Shows him as White So Winnie Could of been Indian Blood
Added by Chris on Jun 07, 2008 10:03 AM
C. C
I will be glad to send the information on the child to you if would like to add him to findagrave, or, I will add him and the picture of his tombstone. My link has an e-mail link if you wish to get the information privately. I will do with your wishes on this.
Added by C. C on May 30, 2008 1:50 PM
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