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G. D. Cross (#47671423)
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Judy Mayfield
Sina and William Reynolds
Hello Gary,
Wanted to let you know that I did find obits for Sina and her husband William in the Winfield Daily Courier and have posted the obits to their memorials.

Take care
Added by Judy Mayfield on Jul 06, 2014 11:50 AM
Judy Mayfield
Sina Reynolds
Hello Gary,
I am adding names to the Dexter cemetery listing from a written cemetery transcription I had copied from the Cherokee Strip Museum at Ark City. I have already photographed the entire Dexter cemetery a few years ago and now adding additional names from this list. I have noticed that many from this list are unmarked graves. I have gone to the Ark City public library to confirm that many of the additional names that I am adding are in fact buried there according to the obits that I have found. On my next visit to the library I will look for Sina Reynolds obit to see if I can find it.

Take care
Added by Judy Mayfield on Jun 25, 2014 11:11 AM
Deborah Black Phenix
Wesley Lea
Hi Gary,

Yes, James is his father. I have now posted everything I currently have on the Lea family.

Hope that helps,
Deborah Phenix
Added by Deborah Black Phenix on Oct 31, 2013 8:52 AM
Lynn Marie Vint
Asa Carrico

Thanks for identifying Ann Lewis as the daughter of Asa Carrico. I'm working on the bios for the Calhoun memorials I've added, but that is a very slow process. Each one takes a long, long time to research, verify and link to others. Much of Carrico-Plummer Cemetery is still on my to-do list.

I agree with you that it seems logical that Asa Carrico was buried at Carrico-Plummer. However, there must not be documentation of any kind to prove that or the historical society would have him listed there. I have added every name to Find A Grave that the historical society confirmed for that cemetery.

I have talked to several others who feel that there are some questions as to the difference between Carrico-Plummer and Gilead Cemeteries. There is some confusion about people whose death records show them buried at one, but their obits clearly indicate burial was the other. I discussed this with some very knowledgeable people, but never did come up with a definitive answer.

The lack of photographs does not necessarily indicate a non-existent stone for those buried at Carrico-Plummer. There are no pictures because no one has taken any there and posted them on Find A Grave.

I don't know exactly where Carrico-Plummer is located. Most of my closest relatives are buried south of there. Do you live near Calhoun County? Your research might benefit greatly if you were able to visit the cemetery yourself. I have seen a couple of old pictures that were taken there years ago, and it looked ok at that time. It may have fallen into disrepair in the years since. The historical society might be able to give you specific directions, but I don't know.

Since we don't have any hard evidence whatsoever as to the cemetery where Asa Carrico was buried, I would not put him at Carrico-Plummer at this time. You could create a memorial for him and indicate that the burial place is unknown. When you click on the edit button by the word Burial, "Burial Information Unknown at this time" is an option.

Find A Grave actually intends Burial Information Unknown to be used temporarily until you find the cemetery, so you can always change it later if you do come up with documentation for where Asa was buried. An overabundance of unknown burials would make a mess of Find A Grave, so I try to keep the number of these memorials to the bare minimum in order to avoid confusion.

If you do decide to create a memorial for Asa, I would be sure to write a very complete bio that tells as much of his story as possible. That way, others may be able to assist you with more information or contact you if they have documentation regarding the cemetery. You should probably send link numbers to the owner's of memorials for Asa's children--like Ann Lewis--so that they can be linked to Asa if you do create a memorial for him.

I do know of a couple of Calhoun County burials that are not included in the historical society's records, so I am sure some others have also been missed along the way. That would be especially true of the earliest burials. It does surprise me that Asa Carrico would have been left off the list since his family must have been connected in some way to the cemetery that bears their name. Those are not the type that are most likely to be lost, but stranger things have happened.

Hope this helps.

Added by Lynn Marie Vint on Sep 19, 2013 7:09 PM
Barb Destromp
Martin Mead
You gave me that Martin was

born: Nine Partners, Dutchess Co., VT,

I know there is no such County in Vermont... Did you mean NY?

Added by Barb Destromp on Sep 11, 2013 3:00 AM
Lynn Marie Vint
Hi Gary,

The Calhoun County Historical Society does not have a recorded burial or stone for anyone named McDowns at any cemetery in all of Calhoun County.

I even looked for names that might be similar to that, but nothing looked like a match.

Added by Lynn Marie Vint on Sep 02, 2013 2:42 PM
Lynn Marie Vint
Lucinda Church

I'm so glad you put the headstone and footstone pictures on Lucinda's memorial. We searched that whole cemetery and did not find either one.

I added a link to Lucinda's father. Thanks for that information.

Added by Lynn Marie Vint on Aug 05, 2013 3:28 PM
Everett Miller
Thanks for the Everett Miller kin to you?....Harv
Added by Harv on Aug 03, 2013 9:08 AM
RE: Francis Gulick
My info on Francis and Elizabeth (Spencer) Gulick is packed away in a box somewhere. I'll see if I can dig it out and let you know what it says. I believe they lived in Virginia and it was their son, Francis (b. 1806), who went to Adams Co., OH. This Francis married Elizabeth Marshall in Adams County and then settled in Des Moines Co., IA around 1837.
Added by Scott on Aug 02, 2012 3:52 PM
Lynn Marie Vint
RE: Lucinda Hutchinson Church
Hi G.D.,

Boy, this one is a puzzler. I can't figure out why Lucinda would have been buried in Calhoun when she and her family had moved to Kansas.

Considering the date, it seems almost certain that she must have been IN Illinois at the time of her death. Calhoun had no railroad connections, so, if she did die in Kansas, her body would have had to have been transported to Illinois by way of rail or wagon and then shipped by steamboat to Calhoun County. I can't imagine anything like that taking place in 1876.

Perhaps Lucinda and her husband divorced after Rosa's birth, and she had returned to Illinois??
I guess it's possible that she was back visiting or caring for an ill relative, and she just happened to die while she was there?? Neither sounds very likely, but it's hard to come up with many other plausible possibilities.

Things would make more sense if there were other Churches or Hutchinsons at Cresswell, but there definitely are not. I looked and couldn't find any records for family members who might have died in Calhoun around that same time either.

We were at Cresswell in 2010 taking pictures of the stones of friends and relatives who are buried there. The thing with Calhoun County is that if you have many roots there like I do, you're pretty much related to everybody whoever lived in the entire county! Because of that fact, I went ahead and took pictures of all the stones at Cresswell. I haven't found any direct links between myself and Lucinda's family (yet), but it wouldn't surprise me to uncover something in the future.

The geography of Calhoun County, nestled between (and isolated by) the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, resulted in many families remaining there for generations. The Church family goes way back; however, I haven't run across nearly as many people named Hutchinson in my genealogical research.

I would appreciate it if you would add your picture of Lucinda's broken stone to her memorial. I went through all my Cresswell pictures again this morning, and I can tell you that there is no longer any part of it left at Cresswell.

I added your information to Lucinda's memorial. If you ever learn more of the story, I'd be very interested to hear it!

Added by Lynn Marie Vint on Jan 14, 2012 10:43 AM
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