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Larry E. Barnes (#5663157)
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Bio Photo Please use the edit button when making requests as it gives me a link to the memorial.

I would like to ask if you would take a moment to place a flower at my dad's memorial, Gene H. Barnes (1928-2007), Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas? Other memorials include Lezlie S. Boast (1959-2001) and Dana Schaber (1959-1991), dear people who left us far too soon. Many thanks to those who have.

At one time or another, we have all looked at a cemetery and felt that the people buried there are not only long gone, they're also long forgotten. And if it happens to be our relatives or friends it can leave an especially empty feeling. But, Findagrave empowers us to put an end to those concerns. Therefore, I now view cemeteries as a place where people can be remembered and their stories saved and shared rather than lost.

Just one of the many lives that sticks with me is that of Daniel Cason, former slave and Union Civil War soldier who died in Newton, Kansas in 1911 at the age of 67. What incredible obstacles some have been forced to overcome.

Within most people, there is a basic desire to learn the events of their family's history. The fortunate ones get to experience those moments of discovery. As Gordon Lightfoot wrote, "to know the wherefore and the why."

My Barnes ancestry;
James Barnes, Died in 1795 in Nelson County, Kentucky.
Elijah Barnes (1777-1845) Died in Nelson County, Kentucky.
Armstead Barnes (1809-1854) Died in Meade County, Kentucky.
Elijah Hicks Barnes (1845-1933) Died in Clinton County, Missouri.
George Richard Barnes (1870-1944) Died in Montrose County, Colorado.
Elijah Harry Barnes (1902-1973) Died in Wichita, Kansas.
Gene Harry Barnes (1928-2007) Died in Wichita, Kansas.

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Martha King
James Board Dowell
Elijah Dowell is my line in the James Board Dowell
Family. There two missing from that line but having trouble finding their graves. Mary S Dowell
Stith, 1825 or 1826-1880 Kentucky on both. Married Edmond Stith in Aug 22, 1844. Find her in the Census of 1880 in Texas.
Neehmiah Dowell 1823-1827 birth year, Death 1862 Texas, Possible Civil War Death, One report said He was Kicked in the head by a horse.
Do you know anything on these or if they are connected?
Added by Martha King on May 22, 2015 7:57 AM
Sandra Lytch
Sarah Ross Barnes
Hi Larry, Found out where we connect. Sarah Ross Barnes was daughter to my 3rd gr Grand Uncle Samuel Ross and her mother was Elizabeth Wortham Ross. Samuel Ross appears to have been Joseph Harve Ross and Nancy Williams Ross' last and 14th son. As you know, Sarah Ross married Washington Ross Barnes. I find his middle name intriguing and most likely divulges how close the Barnes family was to the Ross family. Thank you for creating the memorial to Sarah and Washington Barnes. Much appreciated! I also noticed that this Barnes line originates in the U.S. in Maryland. I believe the Ross family moved there from Delaware, PA. The Williams family also lived in Maryland before moving in 1774 to Ohio, KY. So, the picture is getting clearer. Thanks again for all of your info. - Sandra
Added by Sandra Lytch on May 19, 2015 6:31 AM
Lorna Clevenger
Clevenger infants in kingsdown ks
I know one of the infants is Lawson Monroe & Nellie Clevenger. The family's didn't talk about it much though. I still have one burial plot in bucklin, ks though.
Added by Lorna Clevenger on May 11, 2015 8:21 PM
Sandra Lytch
Nancy Williams Ross and Joseph Harve Ross
Hi Larry, I've been wondering if the Abell Cemetery is on your property as the photo of the overgrown cemetery indicates it is on old Chester Barnes' property. I noticed that you created a memorial for Nancy Williams Ross. I, in turn, created one for her husband Joseph Harve Ross. If at all possible, I would love to know if their gravestones still exist. It is possible that Joseph Ross was the son of James Ross; a brother to George Ross; signer of the Declaration of Independence. Three of Joseph and Nancy W. Ross' children married into the Ashby family. The Ashby's were close to George Washington during the revolutionary war; at least a couple of Ashby's were close personal friends of his. This also leads me to believe that Joseph was James and Eleanor Ross' older son. It is my belief that after Joseph's father James died at the age of 39, his mother Eleanor moved to Virginia (KY). She lived to an advanced age and it is said that she died abt. 1836. Anyway, getting carried away here, but I do believe that Joseph has quite the heritage. Hope you are having a good weekend. - Sandra
Added by Sandra Lytch on May 09, 2015 5:42 AM
A. J.
RE: Bernice Hough Barnes
Sorry to say, I am as confused as you and do not know.
Added by A. J. on Mar 12, 2015 5:04 PM
Sue Ellen Cave-Ash
Daniel Cason
If you mean Rhoda that is his younger wife. :) He was married to Mary in KY then in later years to Rhoda. Both ladies drew from his Civil War pension and both shared in his estate. Long story...
Any way in his obit which is a great write up of that time period of a black man " He is survived by his wife, and three children. Mrs. A. L. Ford, of this city; Thomas Cason of Aurora Illinois; and Miss Amanda Cason who resides in Madisonville, Kentucky.
He also has a brother, Morris Cason, in Penbrook, Kentucky.
My grandma and grandpa went to his funeral and said there was standing room only for this well loved man.
Added by Sue Ellen Cave-Ash on Feb 22, 2015 9:40 AM
Sue Ellen Cave-Ash
Daniel Cason mentioned in your bio
Hi I have done quite a bit of research on Daniel. I have a letter he wrote to my grandpa and a photo that I think is of him when he was helping on our farm. He worked part time for my great grandpa.

Recently found he was an officer of the GAR that met at Annelly then later in Newton.

Sue Ellen
Added by Sue Ellen Cave-Ash on Feb 20, 2015 9:50 PM
M (Dillon) Goddard
Ralph and Marjrie Pittman
I was led to believe that this couple was buried in the Fairview Cemetery, Kiowa Co KS however I am unable to locate them on Find A Grave.

Could you check the cemetery to see if they are actually buried in this one.

Added by M (Dillon) Goddard on Feb 02, 2015 4:16 PM
Mary Simonelli
Martha J. Piper
Just want to let you know that there are two memorials for Martha J. Piper, at two different cemeteries, both in Linn County, MO. Yours is the first memorial posted, but I don't know which cemetery Martha is actually buried in. The other listing also has an unnamed infant of hers listed in a separate memorial. Martha's other memorial is Find A Grave Memorial # 132064102

Martha is a relative of mine, but the duplicate memorial is not mine. Thought you might want to contact the holder of the duplicate memorial to figure out where Martha is buried, and to consolidate the memorials.
Added by Mary Simonelli on Nov 20, 2014 9:25 PM
Courtney B
RE: Jesse Elbert Barnes 1917-1937
Yes, this full name was based on the cemetery record. I hope this is the person you've been looking for.
Added by Courtney B on Oct 24, 2014 10:18 PM
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