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Doug Wilson (#47157477)
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Most of my ancestors were early settlers of Kentucky who migrated from Virginia and Maryland.
Direct line surnames on my father's side include Holsclaw, Snawder, Harshfield, McDaniel, Buckman, Jones, Paulley, and Collins. My father's ancestors settled in Nelson, Bullitt, and Hardin Counties. Some family members later moved to Jefferson County.
Direct line surnames on my mother's side include Dennis, Taylor, Logsdon, Haycraft, Atterberry, Elliott, Wells, Richardson, Saltsman, and Craddock. My mother's ancestors settled in Grayson, Hart, Larue, and Hardin Counties. Some family members later moved to Jefferson County. A few wayward family members crossed the river and settled in Floyd and Harrison Counties in Indiana.

I also like to take time to pay respect and honor all veterans when I visit cemeteries in my area.
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Gary Stanford
Pioneer Mass Grave
TO: Doug Wilson

My name is Gary W. Stanford and I am of Westerfield/Westervelt descent. My Uncle, Robert Edward Westerfield began doing genealogy in the 1960's. He handed the responsibility down to myself and his son Robert in the 1980's. He asked that I find all of the Westerfield family members in southern Indiana. I promised him that I would.

During my research I traced everything back to as far as Jacobus Westervelt. I found his sons, Samuel Leander Westerfield and James Westerfield, but had great difficulty finding Jacobus Westervelt. I even created a Find A Grave #: 141718166.

Finally I found a note that my Uncle had left me. All it said was: after Jacob (Jacobus)was killed, Samuel Leander and his mother relocated to Ohio from New Jersey. I knew this note was important because our genealogy line had somehow been broken with the death of Jacobus Westervelt.

Further research has led me to the "Westervelt Massacre". A group of forty-one settlers were traveling through what was then Virginia. They were south of what is today known as Louisville, Kentucky. Further investigation led me to my families mass grave in Shepardsville, Kentucky in Bullitt County. I have reason to believe that I know at least some of the Pioneers who were buried at Bethany Cemetery (later relocated to Jefferson County, Kentucky's Pioneer Cemetery. The Westervelt Massacre has also been recorded in history and I would like to share my documentation with you. Jacobus Westervelt led the caravan of settlers who were ambushed and killed by Indians on June 27, 1980 at 3:00 AM. The Westervelt family had tem men, woman and children killed that night! There was estimated to be at least seventeen killed from ten different families. History has documented this tragedy as The Westervelt Massacre. I can be reached at garywstanford@att.net for further information. Thank you, Gary W. Stanford
Added by Gary Stanford on Jan 24, 2015 8:15 PM
Shirley Gragg
Wright Cemetery Washington County Indiana
Doug - hello. You took the wonderful pictures of the Wright Cemetery [aka Philbert Wright Family Cemetery].

I have accounted for about 16 altogether - including Eli Wright who is annotated as being in the PWFC. A descendant of PW recently confirmed that both cemeteries are actually one-in-the-same and I am trying to rectify that and have find-a-grave merge the two.

I'm trying to find out just how many grave sites there are and wonder if you did any kind of 'survey' of the cemetery when you took the picture.

I, too, am a Wright descendant of Philbert. He was the last of 8 sons of my 3x great-grand father, Richard Wright, Sr. of MD, VA and later NC.

Any information on this site would be greatly appreciated.
Added by Shirley Gragg on Jan 18, 2015 5:34 AM
JJ
Dennis Family Grave
Doug,

You have a picture of the Dennis family Cemetery. Where is this located? I am looking for the grave of my Great Grandfather Robert Case, died 1912. All my surviving family knows is that it is a "family cemetery in Anderson". I've tracked down 2 Case Cemetery's one on Puncheon Creek Rd and this one (it has more recent Case relatives in it). I am going to be in the area in a few weeks and I would like to see if we can locate him. It always bothered my great grandmother that she would not be with him. She died in 1988 and is buried in Maysville. So I would at least like to know where he is. Thanks
Added by JJ on Sep 20, 2014 2:55 AM
Dani Cash
Julia Badger Cash/ Badger Cemetery
Doug,
I'm wondering if you could do a photo request in Durby at the Badger Cemetery. I've had it posted as a photo request for such a long time. I've contacted another contributor by the name of Wally but he is no longer in the area. Memorial# 122430719 is my husbands grandmother Julia Cash. I have no space or lot number. Any thing will be helpful.
Please and thank you!
Dani Cash
Added by Dani Cash on Aug 10, 2014 11:10 PM
Ruth Fox
Jesse McDonald
Doug:
I don't know if you live close to Bardstown KY, but you took a picture of the gravestone of Jesse McDonald In the Pioneer Cemetery of Bardstown. It is an old tombstone. Is it possible to get a rubbing of the date of birth and date of death? My records show his death about 1846-1846 as his will was dated 1847. Any help would be most appreciated. Warm Regards, Ruth Fox
Added by Ruth Fox on Jun 24, 2014 11:45 AM
Bill Durham
George B. Walker, Plum Run Cem.
WALKER, George B.
b. Jun 1840, Wayne Co., KY
d. 20 Jun 1917, Sellersburg, Clark Co., IN
Son of Benjamin and
Rebecca (Jett) Walker
Children(5): Sherman (1867), Thomas (1870), James (1871), Walter (1875) and Charlie (1879)
Husband of Anna
Married: about 1866, Wayne Co., KY
Husband of Eliza McConnell
Married: 3 Oct 1883. Clark Co., IN
Marriage Record Book L, page 505
Children(5): Bernetta (1885), Henry C. (1888), Celia J. (1894), and Marcus (1897)

Veteran: Civil War, Co. A, 1st Kentucky Calvary, enlisted 1 Jan 1863, mustered out 30 Sep 1865

Compiler's Note: stone is near Marcus R. Walker's stone.
Hope this is helpful.
Added by Bill Durham on Feb 08, 2014 7:21 AM
Vickye Blatherwick
Kasey Cemetery, Hardin County Kentucky
Hi Doug,
I think that Kasey Cemetery (Hardin County, Kentucky_ is the same cemetery as
Grandview Cemetery (Breckinridge County, Kentucky)

For instance,
your memorial for Florentine Brown seems to be the same person in both cemetieries.

Could you please check out your memorials for that cemetery. Thanks. I just stumbled upon this today and have no answer for it, except,
at some point Find A Grave needs to straighten out the name and location of the cemetery. I would appreciate hearing from you...your thoughts??
Vickye Blatherwick vbwick@q.com
Added by Vickye Blatherwick on Aug 27, 2013 6:31 PM
DJ
Mary Jane Snawder Hibbs
Doug,

Do you mind changing her mother's name in your narrative to "Mary Alice" not Mary Ann? Mary Alice was my great great grandmother.

Many thanks,
D Jewell
Added by DJ on Aug 07, 2013 5:14 PM
Tami
Richard HAMILTON
Thank you - thank you!! I am thrilled with the transfer and will lovingly update and care for this family member.

Thank you!

Tami
Added by Tami on Aug 02, 2013 5:53 PM
Roxanne and Charlie
Sarah Stivers gravestone
I just came across your photo of Sarah Stivers gravestone. She is my Great grandmother. I took a photo of her marker several years ago, but it had so much crud on it , it is hard to make it out. How did you clean it up, to get such a good clear picture ?
Thank you !
Added by Roxanne and Charlie on Apr 19, 2013 3:16 PM
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