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|Being raised in a small town in southeast Kansas family and friends were a very important part of my life. When I was small I loved listening to my parents and grandparents talk of family. I loved meeting older family members and listening to the stories. Even though these people are gone now they are still very much a part of my life, they taught me to nurture and value family, they guided me to become the person I am today. |
My parents and grandparents were faithful in visiting cemeteries and remembering and honoring those that have passed. I guess I inherited that love. Therefore, I dedicate my work on Labette County cemeteries and family histories to my parents and grandparents. Because of them, I've gone from building a small family tree, to getting addicted to family history, to discovering Find A Grave and wanting to contribute to the cause of preserving the memory of our ancestors through these memorials. It is my hope that I can link families together and tell the stories of the pioneers who first came to the area.
NOTE: Any of the pictures that I have entered aren't bound by copyright infringement and can used in your family trees. If you have a question regarding a picture, please feel free to contact me. I will also transfer a memorial to you if they are your family (with the exception of my direct family). Should you find an error or have additional information on any of the people I have posted, e-mail me. I am always glad to make additions and corrections so that the information is as accurate as possible. It may take me a few days to make a correction, so be patient!
But most of all, thank you to all of those who have posted information and photos on Find A Grave. This is a great resource tool for all of us.
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Betty, Cheryl Bates, Dan Stevenson, dtotten, J Thomsen, Jane, Joan Shoffner, JoAnna Stice-Ya..., MaryAnn B., MORRIS SWEET, Quietly Resting, Sharon Durham
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Thank you for the King transfers.
Added by cemgems on Jun 18, 2013 3:24 PM
|Jenny Wood||RE: Mary Salisbury Wood|
Do any of the relatives have pictures of Mary and perhaps Lyman?
I wonder why they got married in Arkansas. Any clues?
Jenny Wood Shangraw
|mpgenroots||99586028 Laura Bennett|
Thank you for the message and for posting the obituary. I have linked her to her husband, but if you would like me to transfer her to you, I would be more than happy to do that. I'm so glad you found her!
|Mary Meadows||Russell & Jane Senior|
I found their photos and posted them to their memorials. I created the one for Russell. I also transferred his memorial to you. I also posted photos for Jane's parents.
|Tracey||Alfred Buffington #100650743|
Margaret..disregard my previous massage..I calculated it wrong..Isabella was born in Aug 1850..meaning she was conceived in Nov 1849..putting Alfred's birth year at 1848 because he was age 2 in the Oct 1850 census and Isabella was only 2 months old...please delete my first massage as not to confuse others..thanks and sorry for the inconvenience...Tracey
Added by Tracey on Jun 08, 2013 6:31 PM
The info for Alfred Buffington (#100650743) the year of birth is wrong on the tombstone..his birth is actually December 1849. Alfred's younger sister Isabella was born in September 1850. Meaning that she was "conceived" in December of 1849. Her mother apparently became pregnant with her within just a couple of weeks after giving birth to Alfred..which is totally conceivable.
Added by Tracey on Jun 08, 2013 5:36 PM
|Jenny Wood||Mary Salisbury Wood|
Mary Salisbury Wood married my great great grandfather, Lyman Wood, on 23 July 1901 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas by Reverend Fletcher, a Methodist Minister. Lyman's first wife, Sarah Heath Wood, died in Flanagan, Illinois on 16 January 1892 at age 62. She gave birth to six children between 1854-1930.
After Sarah's death, Lyman moved to Adair, Iowa, in proximity of his two older sister. He married Sarah Melissa Town on 3 September 1896. Together they lived on Sarah's farm for 2.5 years, but her daughter did not want him inheriting her father's farm and demanded Sarah ask Lyman to leave.
For whatever reason, neither sought a divorce. Lyman then married Mary, and when she tried collecting his Civil War pension upon his death on 23 May 1908 (and is buried Mt. Olive Cemetery, Pittsburg, Kansas) the government had no record of a divorce from Sarah No. 2 and therefore the marriage to Mary was invalid. An investigation ensued, and testimonial letters describing Mary's kind and giving personality plus the many interviews of family and neighbors were recorded in Lyman's Civil War pension files.
Destitute and living with her daughter, Mary finally began receiving the pension in 1917--nine years after Lyman's death!
Jenny Wood Shangraw
|Leslie P. Fowers||Bybee transfers|
Thank you so much for transferring our Cousins Lawrence and Alta to us. Bio info and family links have been added
It is because of people like you, who go out of your way to assist us, that we are able to link to our family members.
Leslie P. Fowers 46928696
Bybee Cousin Finder Organization
|M. Harris||John Wesley Back #91749167|
His parents were actually John Back and Sarah Caudill. Can you please correct this on his bio information? Thank you.
|RememberMe||RE: W J Tebbs|
Thank you for letting us know, I have made the correction.
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