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Watoga (#47498391)
 member for 5 years, 11 months, 29 days
Cheryl Rogers
RE: Another FAG member w. ancestors in Mullins & Cochran Cemetery
Thank you, Millie and I have had some correspondence and there is no doubt we are related, she has devoted over 40 years researching our family, she has given me plenty of information about this family is has been super helpful, she is an expert on this family! I will read her post though, she is wonderful!

Added by Cheryl Rogers on Dec 23, 2011 11:36 AM

Millie Hammonds Stinnett

Over the years I have not been able to locate a cemetery in Pocahontas Co where I was told several Mullens/ins-Hammon(d)s-Roberts were buried. I found a few clues but then cannot locate the cemetery(s):The Meadows Cemetery - Mullens Cemetery (they may be the same cemeteries or known by a completely different name. The area would be Woodrow, Edray Dist of Pocahontas Co. Woodrow appears to sit at the junction of Woodrow Rd & Williams River Road on the edge of Handley Wildlife Management are. Burials at Woodrow are:

1)Lottie Margaret Hammons b. 1-25-1867 d. 2-2-1937 buried The Meadows(widow of Paris Hammons and d/o Cornelious Roberts Nancy Hammons Roberts)
2)Amanda Hammons b.ca1891 d. 12-25-1938 buried Meadows Cemetery (she d/o of Paris & Lottie Roberts Hammons and wife of Millard Hammons)
3)Sarah Jane McCombs b. 8-4-1887 d. 2-17-1943 buried Mullens Cemetery (d/o "Nige" Cogar & Dicy Hammons Cogar wife of John Davis McCombs)
4) Estel Riddle b.ca1895 d. 8-1-1943 buried Mullens Cemetery
(s/o Christopher Columbus Riddle & Rebecca Cogar Riddle/he never married)
Most of these family members are buried in the Cochran Cemetery.
If anyone can help in any way - please let me know.

Millie Hammonds Stinnett

Added by Millie Hammonds Stinnett on Dec 22, 2011 3:19 PM

Mary Johnson
You left me a message concerning Mary Johnson.. I went to the memorial and now I'm confused. I think I will need your help on this one. I have Mary Frances Gum Johnson as the name but in the obits, she is referred to as Mabel! Now is she, Mary or Mabel... that is the question and I can't do any checks at this time. I won't be coming to Pocahontas Co. until Memorial day of next year, so if you can help me out, I would appreciate it, otherwise, I'll have to try and remember to check this out next year. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Thanks for your help....... judykay

Added by judykay on Dec 19, 2011 6:57 AM

Cheryl Rogers
RE: pics for John Roberts
Thank you so much! I will see about deleting the one photo so the Hammons one could be added. I am glad to hear that you have known Corenia, I had not known she had breast cancer and I am glad that both of you beat it! I have spoke with Corenia on the phone, and she is a dear! I wish I could have given her a hug, she was just so sweet. I will have to tell her about running into you online and our discussions. Have a great day!

Added by Cheryl Rogers on Dec 05, 2011 10:54 AM

William Adkins buried @ droop mtn
Thank you for your information. I have researched a bit of the history of that area and the hospital/prison, but have not actually walked it as we live in California. If you find any additional information, I am interested.

Although, we know by William Adkins' (my great grandfather) death certificate stated that he died at Denmar and his son stated to me that he was buried at Droop Mtn, other members of the family have never found a tombstone or any documentation stating that as fact. He is, I'm sure there, but without a stone. ):

Added by Pat on Nov 27, 2011 6:53 PM

Cheryl Rogers
RE: Mullins Cemetery, Handley Wildlife Management Area, Pocahontas County, WV
Your courage amazes me! I know my grandpa from that neck of the woods always was showing us the signs of a bear in the woods. I am glad someone taught that to you too!

I think I will check out more of the information you mentioned. I know the Hammons/Roberts were related to the Mullins so I am not surprised in the least with your discovery. I am really glad you chose me to help on findagrave, the information you have given me has been awesome and you keep on giving! I hope you are successful to document this new cemetery you are starting to work on.

I am willing to talk with the neighbor to see if he remembers anything else that would light the way for me to find out more information on my Hammons/Roberts family.

My email as before is


Added by Cheryl Rogers on Nov 07, 2011 2:11 PM

Cheryl Rogers
RE: pics of West Union Chapel
I will look forward to the pictures, I appreciate the effort and the sentiment behind your actions. Sincerely,
Cheryl Rogers

Added by Cheryl Rogers on Nov 05, 2011 9:14 PM

Cheryl Rogers
RE: John F. Roberts' obituary
You are amazing Watoga! You have gone far beyond the call of "duty". This will be an excellent addition to the knowledge we have of John Roberts, I am sure my grandmother will be pleased that someone took so much time to find her uncle. I just can't say thank you enough! This is wonderful news! I also will contact my grandmother to tell her that there is information about her uncle so she knows. She already knew her dad ( Arthur Mcfadden is there too). He married John's sister, Nancy, who remarried and is buried in Knox county, Ohio. Have a great weekend!


Added by Cheryl Rogers on Nov 04, 2011 12:21 PM

RE: Floyd Dilley
HI, i have his gravestone foto he is on Find A Grave, I have him with 2 wives, see below the info of headstone with other wife in OHIO, USA;

Birth: Feb. 28, 1910 Death: Jan. 30, 1966 Family links: Spouse: Elnora C Dilley (1921 - 1997) Inscription: TEC4 HQ CO 8 ARMY WORLD WAR II Burial: Bellville Cemetery Bellville Richland County Ohio, USA Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?] Created by: Todd James Dean Record added: Jul 29, 2011 Find A Grave Memorial# 74127077

This is not a close connection to me, please there is no hurry or rush for the fotos, thanks for the message

Added by YVONNE BILGIN on Nov 01, 2011 4:29 PM

Tim & Shirley Boggs
RE: woodrum
I don't know of a memorial for Chap. Just a historical footnote in time. I have spent 20 years researching the 26th BN and have stood where the colors were taken from Chap. Lt. Col. George Edgar lived beyond the invention of the typewriter so he typed all of his civil war notes and records and they are located at the UNC Library Chapel Hill. I have his own account of Cold Harbor and the taking of the colors. Chap was a southern hero.

Added by Tim & Shirley Boggs on Oct 22, 2011 8:44 PM

Tim & Shirley Boggs
This may interest you. After the civil war all over the south the confederate veterans organized into what became known as the UCV United Confederate Veterans and it eventually evolved into the SCV Sons of Confederate Veterans. which I am a member. The point here is that local units would name their camp after someone they honored from the area and the Summers Co. camp was named after George "Chap" Woodrum and the monument in the middle of the street in Hinton was erected by that camp and and bears his name. Check it out. Tim

Added by Tim & Shirley Boggs on Oct 21, 2011 6:48 PM

Tim & Shirley Boggs
Terry is from South Charleston and has written a few books on the CW. He wrote The Last Sleep which is a very good history of the Battle of Droop Mt. The 26th was at Droop but may not have fired a shot. They were guarding the Locust Creek Rd. against a possible flank attack. There was a flank attack but it came on the Confederate left by way of Ceasar Mt. Rd. I don't know if you are familar with Chap Woodrum from Wolf Creek but I would really like to find his grave. I have an eye witness account (Col. Edgar) of his action at Cold Harbor. He died defending the Va. flag, his sweetheart as he called it. We have seen the flag in the museum of the confederacy in Richmond. Keep an eye out for that grave.

Added by Tim & Shirley Boggs on Oct 20, 2011 4:46 PM

Tim & Shirley Boggs
My CW ancestor
You may want to read my cw ancestors memorial #381761

Added by Tim & Shirley Boggs on Oct 19, 2011 10:16 PM

Tim & Shirley Boggs
The 26th was also known as Edgar's Battalion, you may want to read Edgars memorial: Paris, Ky. Bourbon Co.

Added by Tim & Shirley Boggs on Oct 19, 2011 10:09 PM

Tim & Shirley Boggs
There is a Virginia Regimental History series in print. Over 100 books, one for each unit from Virginia during the Civil War. There is one on the 26th Battalion by Terry Lowery, Howard Publishing, Lynchburg, Va. I and the White Sulphur Rifles re-enactment unit contributed to it on a small scale. The History includes a roster of the men including George "Chap" Woodram from Wolf Creek. He was the color bearer for the 26th and was killed while defending the flag at Cold Harbor. I would love to find his grave. I am sure he was buried somewhere near the battle sometime after. I have looked but no luck so far.
The largest train wreck in US history in human life lost happened in July 1864 while hauling confederate prisoners from NY City to Elmira. It happened at Shohola Pa. The POW train, much like the trains that hauled the Jews to the death camps, hit a coal train head on due to a drunken switch operator. The dead were buried by the tracks and stayed there until the early 1900s when the flooded Del. river started washing them out. The remains were then transported to Elmira and to Woodlawn, Nat. Cemetery. My great grandfather was in the wreck and was injured. I have walked the tracks where the wreck occured.

Added by Tim & Shirley Boggs on Oct 19, 2011 9:55 PM

Tim & Shirley Boggs
My great great grandfather also died in Elmira. He was captured at Cold Harbor, was injured in the train wreck at Shohola, Pa. and later died there. Tim

Added by Tim & Shirley Boggs on Oct 19, 2011 7:17 PM

Tim & Shirley Boggs
James V. Cackley was in the 26th Battalion Va. Inf. Not the 26th Virginia Regt. They were two different organizations. The majority of the men from the Anthony's Creek area served in the 26th Battalion. Most from Anthony's Creek served in E Company but some were in G. My ancestor served in E. Tim

Added by Tim & Shirley Boggs on Oct 19, 2011 7:15 PM

No Reins
Ervine Family memorial photos
Just want to thank you for locating, photographing and adding them to the Ervine family memorials. Thank you for all you have done.

Added by No Reins on Oct 14, 2011 5:39 PM

RE: so happy to have photo req. filled so quickly
You are welcome. It is a privilege to photograph your request. But foremost it is a privilege to pay homage to our ncestors who served and died for their beliefs.

Added by whitepaper on Oct 06, 2011 5:48 PM

Barbara "Bobbie" Sharp
RE: Cora I. Combs Cunningham Memorial# 73014331
I would contact the person that created her memorial in it wasn't me. Maybe they are related in some manner.

I will look around and see if I can find something and let you know.

Regards, Bobbie

Added by Barbara "Bobbie" Sharp on Oct 06, 2011 3:25 PM

"McCarty Cemetery" page
You emailed me pertaining to information to be included onto the "McCarty Cemetery" page. I do not know how to add this info either. ):
I only updated the cemetery page with my great grandfather's memorial, William Adkins, as was told by his son (my great uncle) that he was buried at Droop Mountain Cemetery. I have since been told that Droop Mountain Cem also known as "McCarty Cemetery." The death cert states he was buried in Den Mar.
I have never found a grave marker for him, so believe that either his family was too poor to have one, or that it has deteriorated to the point of not being recognized.
Most of my Adkins family is from West Virginia (Greenbrier, Summers and Pocohantas Counties). Living in California, I am unable to physically walk the cemeteries.
Sorry that I am unable to help with including the information that you provided, Pat

Added by Pat on Oct 05, 2011 2:46 PM

Cheryl Rogers
RE: John F. Roberts
Once again you go beyond the call for me, thank you for doing so much for our family. Yes I am sure there are some Hammons around to ask. My grandmother was his niece and I am sure there are some folks out there who know about him. I apologize that it is not getting easier.

Cheryl Rogers

Added by Cheryl Rogers on Oct 04, 2011 12:40 PM

Krewe of Neighbors
RE: asking you a favor
What I would do is click on the EDIT tab on the upper right side of the memorial you wish to thank them for or the ones you would like to get transferred. Then click on SEND A CORRECTION... and send your message. Hope this helps!

Take Care,

Added by Krewe of Neighbors on Oct 04, 2011 10:39 AM

Stone Branches
PVT James G Martin
Thank you so very much for the headstone and photos for my ancestor. Your commitment to Find A Grave is so greatly appreciated!

Added by Stone Branches on Oct 02, 2011 11:54 AM

Dixon In Dixie
Huntersville CS Cem.
Thank you, you are the greatest!!! I missed being there sooooo much. I was there in '09 and '10. And I do know Mike and all the reenactors and have touched base with them all this week. You don't have to send what Gen. Lee said about the boys because I'm the researcher, I wrote it. And yes I do know Mike and his mom. Was some confusion on whether it would be on Sat. or Sun. I really love getting the pix, thanks so much for sending them, you can't imagine what it means to me to see them (although sadly because I wasn't there.) Thank you.

Added by Dixon In Dixie on Oct 01, 2011 10:14 PM


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