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Lori Myers (#47312004)
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I have been tromping around cemeteries since I was 10 years old, which triggered an instantaneous urge to do the family history. I guess it has to start somewhere...So here I am 30+ years later, still tromping, somewhat more reverently, through cemeteries.
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Joanne Swart
Lydia Bishir Memorial
Thanks for your input. I have deleted Lydia Bishir's memorial. Also, I am well aware that the Indpendence Cemetery is in Gillam Township, Jasper County, Indiana. Perhaps the reason that The Independence Cemetery is listed at Find a Grave as being in "Medaryville, Pulaski County, Indiana" is that may be the address or it may go by the nearest town.
Added by Joanne Swart on Mar 18, 2014 12:14 PM
Eric Atkisson
RE: Robinsons in Independence Cemetery
Lori,

Thanks for your note. I see an Independence Cemetery in Bailey's Corner, Jasper County, but not in Gillam Township. Do we need to create a new cemetery?

Eric
Added by Eric Atkisson on Mar 17, 2014 3:14 PM
Richard Soash
Eliza Jane Sowash
Would you mind uploading the gravestone picture on 24075892 to his wife 111761608?

Or if you don't mind, I can upload it.

Thanks
Richard Soash
Added by Richard Soash on Jun 04, 2013 8:03 AM
Sarah Lee
RE: transfer of grave #27141161
Sorry it took me so long to transfer the Reed family to you for management. I haven't been on here much lately and been busy with my little ones.
Added by Sarah Lee on Jan 22, 2013 7:04 AM
Daniel Maxwell
RE: Maxwell Book
Mrs Myers,

Right now the research is centered in Wayne Co KY. I have been unable to find the supposed source she uses for the probate info for John Maxwell (supposedly died ca 1802). The actual Wayne Co probate books start in 1802 and John's does not appear. Here's where her contradiction is. Elsewhere in the book, she states that the father John is living with son Basil in the 1830 Census. (there is an older man living with him in 1830, that much is true). It obviously cannot be both!

One other red flag for genealogists is her statement that John Maxwell 'divorced' Rebecca Anderson and continued to have children with an unknown 2nd wife. She gives no proof that there was a divorce, and interestingly descendants of Rebecca Anderson by her 2nd husband John Crawford not only claim that John died young but that Rebecca and her 2nd husband named a child 'John Maxwell Crawford' - if there was a divorce, would you really name children after your ex-husband?

It is my belief that the John, son of Capt John Maxwell (another unproven link, btw - way too many Johns) probably died young, and that even if there is another John Maxwell who is a father of Basil - he is probably a completely different man, but like I said, in my mind she doesnt give adequate proof for the Johns being the same man.

There is another red flag with the marriage of Bezeleel to Polly Rice in 1805. If his father left him part of an estate in 1802 in Wayne Co KY, why is he hundreds of miles away in Central VA getting married? Sure, its possible that he could have stayed in VA with a relative but that is not a typical migration pattern. A Bezeleel appears with a young family in the 1810 Census in Albemarle Co and it is PROBABLY the same man.

If the Wayne Co link can be proved or disproved, the research would then move to Albemarle to see the land transaction patterns of the Bezeleel who is living there in 1810.
Added by Daniel Maxwell on Dec 28, 2012 7:03 AM
Daniel Maxwell
RE: Maxwell Book
The problem with the book is that generations earlier than Basil Maxwell (ca 1785 - ca 1840) have errors. She took as gospel the work of the earlier Maxwell work which has a number of unprovable assertions. I have spent the last year trying to get the full picture and track down the sources she used.

In particular, she makes some contradictory statements about the John Maxwell who married Rebecca Anderson, who is the supposed father of Basil. It is within that generation that has most of the problems.

Her book is still an excellent work on the descendants of Basil, but earlier generations should be look at with caution.
Added by Daniel Maxwell on Dec 28, 2012 6:31 AM
Daniel Maxwell
Maxwell gen
Hi I noticed a two year old message about the Maxwell family you left on the memorial page for Alice 'Peggy' Maxwell Arnnold, who wrote a book on the Maxwell family (which I own).

I'd be glad to help you with this line and give you some tips about said book. Write me at my Findagrave wall.
Added by Daniel Maxwell on Dec 28, 2012 5:58 AM
Vicky Stozich
RE: Can I post this pic on a family web site?
Hi Lori,

Of course you can. It is the coolest stone.... by all means share....
Vicky
Added by Vicky Stozich on Feb 19, 2012 3:39 PM
Vicky Stozich
RE: Thanks!
You are welcome Lori. That was the neatest stone I think I have ever seen. The cemetery is back a long lane in the middle of a field by some woods. We drove back there and it is small so I knew I wouldn't have much trouble finding it. It was right in front of us to the back. I love how the moss on the stone makes it look like real trees. Everyone I have shown this pic to loves it. I can't imagine what that cost back in 1911. I'm glad I could find it for you!
Added by Vicky Stozich on Feb 19, 2012 5:03 AM
Lorie
thank you for your help
thanks for your help and ALL of the time you put into this work!!!!!!!!!!!! Lorie
Added by Lorie on Oct 11, 2011 10:28 PM
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