Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
K_boodle (#47177253)
 member for 7 years, 10 months, 18 days
Jerry Huffman
RE: Bryce Maulty Karr
You are very welcome. Glad to help.

Regards, Jerry

Added by Jerry Huffman on Aug 20, 2015 5:49 PM

Steven Tynan
10th Cousins
I think that we are 10th Cousins through Thomas Gleason and Susanna Page.

Thomas Gleason (1607 - 1686)
was my 9th great grandfather
Joseph Gleason (1642 - 1715)
son of Thomas Gleason
Susanna Gleason (1676 - 1756)
daughter of Joseph Gleason
Joseph Willis (1712 - 1799)
son of Susanna Gleason
Ann Willis (1744 - 1800)
daughter of Joseph Willis
Matthias Parson (1761 - 1833)
son of Ann Willis
Matthias Parson Jr. (1795 - 1878)
son of Matthias Parson
Jacob Henderson Parson (1836 - 1907)
son of Matthias Parson Jr.
Frank Irwin Parson (1876 - 1934)
son of Jacob Henderson Parson
Carol Lavina Parson (1908 - 1947)
daughter of Frank Irwin Parson
Lila Lea Crooks ( - )
daughter of Carol Lavina Parson

I am Steven Tynan
son of Lila Lea Crooks

Added by Steven Tynan on Aug 19, 2015 8:09 PM

J. Spaulding
Cooner & Davis
Hey Patricia, I believe I have those memorials at Flatwoods cemetery TRANSFERRED to you.
Should you see others under my management, you would like (other than my direct line of McGoughs), just let me know and I will gladly transfer.
Judy McGOUGH Spaulding in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Added by J. Spaulding on Jul 31, 2015 3:07 AM

J. Spaulding
Memorial# 136591571-
Memorial# 136591571-Lucendia Elizabeth Cooner, wife of William Thompson Davis, both buried Flatwoods Cem, Nauvoo, AL.

If you are related in any way to Lucendia Elizabeth Cooner, or her mother Lucinda DILL, I would gladly TRANSFER their Memorials to you. Just send me your Find A Grave Provider No. at the time.

If you have additional research on the COONER family of this area, I am seeking the parents and family of Minnie M. Cooner, Memorial# 120654114 buried McDade Cemetery, wife of James HANSFORD.

Thank you kindly for your contribution to the Flatwoods Cemetery!
J. McGOUGH Spaulding

Added by J. Spaulding on Jul 30, 2015 3:19 PM

Valice Raffi
Lula Wallace
Would you like me to transfer her to you? I'm not related.

Added by Valice Raffi on May 19, 2015 9:22 PM

Barbara Smith
Want to connect
Hi Pat,

I sent you an email awhile back and didn't get a reply. I am at Velva Long's house, and she would really love to connect with you.

Please write me or call.

Barbara Smith

Daughter of Jimmie Smith, son of George & Fern Smith, daughter of Charlie & Effie Long, died Lake County, CA, brother to your father, WC Long

Added by Barbara Smith on Mar 22, 2015 2:21 PM

Oklahoma Grave Walkers
James B. Long
I. Will transfer to you I don't know how to remove him sorry I've tried every thing. if you don't want this memorial feel free to transfer back.

Added by Oklahoma Grave Walkers on Jan 31, 2015 1:42 AM

Oklahoma Grave Walkers
James B. Long.
Hi I was unable to remove his name, try the memorial holder of his mother and father, If I can help let me know****cathy

Added by Oklahoma Grave Walkers on Jan 30, 2015 7:13 PM

Gaye Hill
Vincent L Beem
Seymour Daily Republican newspaper, Seymour, IN
Wednesday 30 August 1916;Front Page, Column 2 - with photo


Vincent L. Beem, 90 Years Old, Tells Story of Early Days at Old Fort Vallonia


Enjoys Best of Health, Living Alone in Nineteen Room House, Doing All His Own Work

The eventful life of Vincent L. Beem, of Medora, spans a period during which Indiana has emerged from an unbroken wilderness to a State of agricultural, commercial and industrial wealth. He is one of the real pioneers of the Hoosier Commonwealth and is a splendid example of that rugged physique which was typical of the sturdy settlers who undertook the task of establishing their homes in the new Territory.

Mr. Beem will soon be 90 years old. He lives a unique life. He lives alone in a nineteen-room house, cooks his own meals regularly and, unassisted, looks after all the duties of the household. He is remarkably active and vigorous for one of his years and attributes his excellent health to his method of living. He takes pride in the fact that he has never smoked or used tobacco in any form and does not touch any kind of alcoholic liquors. He says simple living is most conducive to longevity of life. He is an ardent Democrat and believes that the Democratic principles of government are necessary for public welfare as is food for the sustenance of life.

Mr. Beem is probably the only person living who has seen the old fort at Vallonia. He recalls that as a boy he frequently visited the blockhouse which protected the soldiers and oftentimes the few families of the community from the depredations and outrages of the hostile Indians.

He was born September 14, 1827, and while the Indians had departed from this section of the territory before that time, he recalls that the old blockhouse was not torn down until late in the thirties. He had a peculiar attachment for the old fort, for it was there that his father and mother were united in marriage. His father was Michael Beem, a Captain of a company of Federal soldiers sent to Fort Vallonia in 1811 to protect the settlers. His mother was Polly Lockman, a native of Kentucky. She came to the settlement at Vallonia with her parents when she was a girl. The young officer and the girl met soon after he assumed command of the fort and after a brief courtship they were married, the ceremony taking place during the early winter of 1811.

A Spanish coin, which was presented to his father and mother on their wedding day by a friend who rode horseback from Kentucky to attend the wedding festivities, is in the possession of Mr. Beem. It bears the date of 1811 and was probably bright and new when it was given to the young Captain and his bride. Mr. Beem keeps the coin in a small sack made of deer skin which was taken from a deer shot by his father in this locality.

Mr. Beem delights to talk about the early days of his career and gives some hitherto unknown information concerning the construction and arrangement of the famous old fort at Vallonia. He describes it as a log building, probably twenty-five feet long and fifteen or twenty feet wide. It was constructed of split logs with the rounding surfaces on the outside. The timbers were hewn by skilled hands, and he says they were almost as smooth and even as if they had been planed. The logs were held together by heavy girders near the top and bottom. Each log fits tightly in a carefully cut groove in the girder and was secured with a heavy wooden pin which was forced through both the logs and the girder. The roof, he remembers, was made of bark which was stripped from trees which surrounded the blockhouse. At different places in the walls were a number of port holes through which the guns could be fired in case of attack by the savages. These port holes were covered by heavy boards when not in use.

Surrounding the fort was the stockade, which was also made of logs. These were well anchored in the ground and were about five of six feet high. The logs in the stockade stood close together for a considerable distance around the fort and sheltered the horses and other stock of the settlers when they sought protection within the building. The stockade, of course, was also an additional protection for the fort.

Mr. Beem said that, as a boy, he was interested in how those within the fort secured water, for he had heard his father relate the were compelled to remain inside for days at a time when the savages kept up their attacks. One day while on a visit to the old building a trapdoor over a creek which flowed under the floor, was pointed out to him. The site of the fort was selected because of the presence of running water there. Directly under the trapdoor was a small basin curbed with timbers from which the defenders dipped their water supply when they were unable to leave the building.

Mr. Beem's father was in command of the company of soldiers who chased the bands of Indians into Northern Indiana after they had murdered a settler named Sturgeon. The murder took place near Vallonia, when Sturgeon was returning to the fort from the woods. The body was found by the soldiers concealed in a clump of bushes by the side of the road. The chase continued for days, but the savages eluded the soldiers, who followed the trail through the underbrush for miles.

Mr. Beem smiled when he talked about the marketing conditions during his boyhood days. He recalled that James Burky married a girl who possessed a fortune of $400 in cash. With part of this wealth Burky opened a store near Vallonia and supplied the settlers for miles around. Fred Burky, a son of the pioneer merchant, now lives in Salem and is an intimate friend of Mr. Beem.

The aged man recalls that the storekeeper offered him and his mother a premium of a stick of candy for carrying the largest number of eggs from their homes to the store. The contest was often spirited. The dealer gave them 2 1/2 cents a dozen, and in return charges 25 cents a yard for calico. At that time the woods abounded in deer, wild turkey and other game.

Mr. Beem was born within two miles of the place where he now lives. Forty-six years ago he moved from his farm to Medora and opened a hotel. Several years ago he disposed of the business and, with his wife, moved to a small cottage about a block away. Because of his wide acquaintance with the traveling public, however, many traveling men insisted on spending the night at his house and because of the demands he added to his cottage from time to time until he had a house of nineteen rooms.

Mrs. Beem died several years ago, but her husband remains at the big house alone. He has two living daughters, Mrs. Robert Irwin, of this city, and Mrs. Maude Wray, of Kansas City. He also has three grandchildren. He refuses all invitations to move from his home and seldom spends a night away from the house.

Added by Gaye Hill on Sep 11, 2014 8:54 AM

Zeda Smedley Steele
I really appreciate all of the transfers you sent me. Let me know if there is anything I can help you with. Thank you. Zeda

Added by Zeda Smedley Steele on Jun 10, 2014 10:37 AM

Zeda Smedley Steele
RE: Smedleys
Yes, that would be very nice. Thank you. Zeda

Added by Zeda Smedley Steele on Jun 07, 2014 4:21 PM

Joy Dupy
RE: George Washington
Oh wow! That would thrill me so much. Thank you!!

Added by Joy Dupy on Jun 05, 2014 7:54 PM

Leslie Lewis
Anna Starkweather
Got your edit suggestion for Anna Starkweather and just wanted to check in. Do you have something that shows her surname? There's a lot of stuff floating around out there about the early Starkweathers and I really want to be carefully with documentation. Any help appreciated.

Added by Leslie Lewis on May 31, 2014 11:53 PM

Lady Nic
Information added to bio. Thanks!

Added by Lady Nic on Feb 17, 2014 2:50 PM

RE: Flora Belle Hirby McDill
I just sent you an email.

Added by cdapvd on Jan 31, 2014 6:53 AM

Flora Belle Hirby McDill
Hey, Flora Belle Hirby was my 1st cousin twice removed. Her father was my great-grandmother's brother. I have a lot of history done on the Hirby / Herbe family and photos if you'd like to see them. It'd be great to know you... Kind regards, Daniel

Added by cdapvd on Jan 29, 2014 12:02 PM

Zeda Smedley Steele
Thanks for your help.

Added by Zeda Smedley Steele on Nov 23, 2013 9:27 AM

Zeda Smedley Steele
Update for Memorials
I want to thank you for creating Memorials for David L and Ida Mae Smedley #54645156 and #54645390 and several of their children. They are my Grandparents. Would you please add my dad, Elzie Smedley #81072282. He was the sixth one in the family. The correct spelling for Uncle Tom #54661608 is Yuell Adell. There are only four more to find and then all of Grandma's children will be home. Thank you for your help.

Added by Zeda Smedley Steele on Nov 22, 2013 12:37 PM

Ola Mae (Griffin) Trout
Almeda Acock
Cummings Cemetery, Maud, Ok.
Memorial # 119986283

Added by Ola Mae (Griffin) Trout on Nov 10, 2013 7:28 PM

Ola Mae (Griffin) Trout
Ida Mae Wilson Smedley
My daughter and I do lots of work on find a grave for the Cumming Cem. I see where you said that Ida Mae Wilson Smedley and Frank Wilson were brother and sister. The obit for Almeda Acock died 3-1953 has been added, the obit list her as a sister to Ida Mae and Frank. Thought you might like to see it. (there is no record of her in the cemetery, except this obit.) I'm sorry I forgot to look for the memorial # before writing. But will post it.

Added by Ola Mae (Griffin) Trout on Nov 10, 2013 7:23 PM

Robin Lish
RE: Carrington Bloom
Your very welcome. Was glad to help. I also added a picture to his wife's memorial.

Added by Robin Lish on Oct 18, 2013 2:45 PM

Johnna Schlueter
RE: Dora Cem
It was no problem! There are a lot of graves there with only a rock as a headstone! I didn't mind going down there, my great-grandparents are buried there!

Added by Johnna Schlueter on Oct 11, 2013 1:03 PM

Russ Pickett
Kate Spear
So you are noting that her maiden name and married name are the same ... Correct? Just want to make sure before I add it... :-)

Added by Russ Pickett on Oct 07, 2013 3:06 AM

Amanda Page
Eric Allen
Hello! My name is Amanda Page and Eric was my half brother from my mother. I am trying to find out anything and everything I can about him. I was 6 years old when he died, but my mom never told me anything about him until I was in my late teens. My aunt sent me some pictures of the two of us, but that is all I have besides a few faint memories from Texas. Any info you could share with me would be greatly appreciated! I want to keep his memory alive through myself and my daughter! You can email me at! Thank you for your consideration into this!!

Added by Amanda Page on Sep 16, 2013 6:20 PM

RE: Carey Cemetery-Windham, CT
I checked but could not find the cemetery or the other memorial for Joseph Ensworth. Could you be referring to the Hale collection of cemetery inscriptions?

Added by Judith on Aug 15, 2013 12:32 PM


Privacy Statement and Terms of Service