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JD Gilkey (#47334715)
 member for 6 years, 8 months, 17 days
RE: Boydtown Cemetery
Yes Boydtown is a Black Cemetery. I knew and grew up with some of the Gilkeys who lived on Anderson Pike. Boydtown was just about abandoned and grown up with trees and weeds. The Church that stood there was raised several years ago. I know the Happys that lived on U.S.62 attended church there for many years. Most of the graves are not marked or lost to years of neglect. There is a small house next to the Cemetery that was the Boydtown Elementary "Black" School. Overs the years several families lived in the school. The Davis family lived there for many years. Teddy Egbert bought it remodeled it after that. I don't know who lives there now. If you are not from the area, there are several locations in Scott County that were Black communities. Boydtown, Boston, Cranetown, Clabbertown, New Zion to name a few.

Added by Glynn on Apr 21, 2017 8:38 AM

RE: Annie Gilkey
Sorry, i don't know who her husband was.

Added by Terri on Apr 20, 2017 6:12 PM

Vicki Hittson
RE: Johnny B Gilkey
JD, I don't have any photographs of Johnsie, but there are volumes of historical keepsakes at my Aunt Pauline's house in California. Hopefully, I will be visiting there soon and I will make it a priority to look for John and Johnsie. It's very nice to hear from you.
Vicki Hittson

Added by Vicki Hittson on Apr 18, 2017 1:03 PM

Cheri Lenssen
Sarah 'Sally' Franklin Gilkey
In Sarah's Find a Grave info it states she was a grand-niece of Benjamin Franklin. Do you have any information as to her parents in order to make the familial connection? Thanks Cheri Lenssen

Added by Cheri Lenssen on Apr 10, 2017 4:18 PM

Sarah Frew Gilkey #50788326
Hi JD,

Sarah cannot be the wife of this Francis Gilkey. She was born in 1812. He was not born until 1856.

Diane Inman

Added by inmand15 on Mar 21, 2017 7:28 PM

memento mori
RE: your edits for Achsah Bates
The issue is what documents, if any, such as a marriage record, show that Achsah Gilkey and not some other Achsah married Willard Bates. Have you found any? I'm aware of the children, since I already found records and created memorials for them.

Added by memento mori on Mar 03, 2017 1:59 PM

memento mori
your edits for Achsah Bates
Have you found any proof that an "Achsah Gilkey" married Willard Bates?
Evidence I have found on says that Achsah Bates was the wife of Col. Willard Bates and died in Pownal, VT, on Nov. 3, 1822 at age 41.
Also on, I have found evidence that Achsah Gilkey, daughter of William Gilkey, Jr. and Hannah Gilkey, was born on June 29, 1782 (not 1781, as submitted by you). If Achsah Bates had been born in 1782, she'd have been 40, not 41 (as indicated in the record I found) at death. I have found no document indicating that Achsah Bates's maiden name was Gilkey.

Added by memento mori on Mar 02, 2017 3:46 PM

Marilyn Sommers Neal
RE: Birdie Gilkey
Sure! Will do

Added by Marilyn Sommers Neal on Mar 01, 2017 5:14 PM

Marilyn Sommers Neal
RE: Birdie Gilkey
I looked at the pictures and there is a man with her in a couple but no name. My Mom said she was a nurse and there are pictures with her in a nursing uniform and one of them says Osceola, Iowa on the back. Most of her later pictures were taken with a lady.

Added by Marilyn Sommers Neal on Feb 28, 2017 11:55 AM

Marilyn Sommers Neal
RE: Birdie Gilkey
This is a interesting question. What my Mother has told me in the past Birdie got married and was married for one day and night and then got divorced. I am sure she took her maiden name back but will look at the pictures I have as I believe I have one of her and the man she married

Added by Marilyn Sommers Neal on Feb 28, 2017 7:54 AM

Marilyn Sommers Neal
Birdie Gilkey
Do you know where this person is buried? My mother is still living and this was her Aunt and my mother does not know her by any other name. Maybe it is Roberta but that is a guess. Her sister is Ida Gilkey Reeves who was my grandmother. I have some pictures of her I would like to put on Find A Grave and link her to my grandmother. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me. Marilyn

Added by Marilyn Sommers Neal on Feb 26, 2017 1:12 PM

Marilyn Sommers Neal
RE: William Gilkey
My grandmother was Ida Katherine Gilkey Reeves memorial number 83886117. Her father was Franklin Westley Gilkey memorial number 19100248. His father was William Kenneth Gilkey memorial 50788659. I am new with all of this but was just curious if we were related.g

Added by Marilyn Sommers Neal on Feb 23, 2017 7:15 PM

Frank Walker
RE: Wm Gilkey 137448030
Thanks for your reply. I went ahead and put the pics at 137448030 and 162179492 (William and Caroline Steen Gilkey). My interest is in the Steen family and these pictures were in an old Civil War era album that belonged to Robert Pollock Steen (69911785). Let me know if you have any further questions. The captions explain their origin more in detail.

Added by Frank Walker on Feb 23, 2017 4:36 PM

Frank Walker
Wm Gilkey 137448030
Unless you have an objection, I will post a picture (cdv) of Wm Gilkey and Caroline Callie Steen/Stein Gilkey (wedding pose?) on Wm's Find A Grave site.

Added by Frank Walker on Feb 22, 2017 4:30 PM

Marilyn Sommers Neal
William Gilkey
William Gilkey is my great great grandfather. How are you related to him?

Added by Marilyn Sommers Neal on Feb 19, 2017 8:01 PM

you requested a photo of JOHN WINGATE (1857-1924) does not exist....this (1851) is the only one there, in a group plot...sorry

Added by JANET (Simmerman) BARNABY on Feb 16, 2017 7:09 PM

picture of tomb stone needed
We need a picture of Joseph Dean and his wife Mary Emaline Gilkey Dean's tomb stone. We are making application to DAR for a descendant of John Gilkey and need to prove birth and death dates for Joseph Dean and his wife Mary Emaline Gilkey Dean.
Can you help us please?
Emily Cooper

Added by Emmie60 on Jan 23, 2017 11:08 AM

RE: Rebecca Gilkey
That would be the right 1 she is my 4th great grand mother, your the 1st Gilkey I ran into

Added by rwgallup on Jan 21, 2017 7:34 PM

RhondaPattonWathen & children
Memorial 101509348
You sent an edit for a memorial for David H Gilkey from church records states "buried 1852. Son of John and Sarah Gilkey. About 12 yrs old." You wanted me to change to DOB to Aug. 15, 1828 with DOD Jan. 9, 1844. That would make him 16 years old and if died in 1844 not buried until 1852. I do not feel that the memorial I have is for the person you have sent information. Since all church and burial records have been posted on Findagrave for St Thomas cemetery, I feel your person must be elsewhere.

I will place this information all in the declination but wanted to inform you directly of reason for my choice. Thank you.

Added by RhondaPattonWathen & chil... on Jan 19, 2017 2:06 PM

Are you related to Rebecca Gilkey b.1754 d.1824?

Added by rwgallup on Jan 18, 2017 4:49 PM

Patricia Dunford
RE: Dr Helen Gilkey
This is wonderful. No, I'm not related to the Gilkeys. I think that Helen was a friend of my grandmother's first cousin, Mabel Clarissa (Glover) Root. Or, maybe a friend of Mabel's daughter Louise Glover (Root) Godfrey.

Mabel was a woman ahead of her time, graduating from Willamette University, College of Liberal Arts, in 1909, took off to visit a cousin in Honolulu a few years later and married George Harvey Root, whose family were farmers in Pendleton. I think there's way more to this story. Anyway, here's a little story about Mabel's daughter, Louise, on page 4.

Louise went to Reed, was a Navy Wave in WW II, was the "secretary" (she ran everything) of the Multnomah Athletic Club, was a longtime volunteer at the Berry Botanic Garden, and very involved in the native plants, which covered her yard on Council Crest. And, I feel sure that Louise had a copy of the Handbook of Northwest Plants.

Anyway, please leave me an address to which to send the photo and I'll get it to you ASAP.

It's always exciting for me to return these "orphan" photos to their kin. I have several more in the same envelope of a "trek" taken by George Root, Mabel, a "Miss Dunning" and a couple of other women from Bonneville to Multnomah Falls, where they camped out, then to Wahkeena and up Larch Mountain. 1915 or so. These I've offered to the Columbia Gorge group. We'll see what happens.

Pat Dunford

Added by Patricia Dunford on Jan 08, 2017 4:34 PM

Patricia Dunford
Dr Helen Gilkey
I have a photo identified as "Dr Helen Gilkey at Mt Hood" sitting on the stoop of a log cabin.
It was in with some other Mount Hood/Columbia River photos from the teens or twenties that I received from my cousin Louise (Root) Godfrey, who died at age 100 last year. Louise's mother, Mabel (Glover) Root, and Louise, were involved in the wild botany of Oregon, particularly the Rhodadendron.
Would you like to have the photo?
Pat Dunford

Added by Patricia Dunford on Jan 07, 2017 1:31 PM

RE: Raymond Gilkey
let me know which ones you are related to and would like transfer of. You may not be related to all of them. BJ

Added by B J on Dec 27, 2016 10:08 PM

omikeo 🎳
AKA Lost Cemetery
Norman Cemetery

Hi, some photos of Norman Cemetery are posted on the Yell County page, hope this helps,

Gilkey, Giles Alfred s/o Samuel & Nancy

Mike in Arkansas.

Added by omikeo 🎳 on Nov 13, 2016 3:46 PM

Tony Allegra
RE: Ann Irene Humphrey Gilkey (# 90262710)
I'm related on the Humphrey side. Anna's father Charles Humphrey was the half brother of my Great Great Grandfather James Humphrey.

Added by Tony Allegra on Nov 09, 2016 3:32 PM


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