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Mo and Dave Gates (#46929143)
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Bio Photo We live in a small town in southeast Iowa and spend a lot of time in Graveyards and Cemeteries taking pictures, taking notes, just piecing the families together. Some of these Cemeteries are so old that there are not any other records of the people resting there. When these cemeteries does that person's existence! We would like to thank all of you for your contributions to the preservation of these cemeteries.The peace and serenity found in these old cemeteries is our reward! If there is a memorial we have added, that is not in our family, we will consider a transfer of the memorial to you. Please use the Edit tab,(upper right hand corner of the memorial) Please do this on every memorial that you want transferred or a correction on and please include your ID number.
Thank You, Mo & Dave

Dave's family names are- Gates,Mohr,Franks,Applegate,Rebo,Mcminn,Rodgers, Hodges,Kutcher,Lang,Mitts,Muhrer.

Mo's Family names are-
Baxter,Caudill,Cupp,Mitcham,Loper,Waters, Parks,Vaughters(Vawters),Hicks,Walker,Grimes, Combs,Smith,Brashear(s),Dixon and related families.

Other family names... Woodsmall,Brownell,Hill,McGuigan,McMullen, Tague, Mullen,Kerfus,See,Schimer,Stodden,Hein,& O'brien...Happy Trails.
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L. Forbes
William Max Orr # 114348658
I went ahead and linked him to his mother and his 2nd wife, unfair to you.
L Forbes
Added by L. Forbes on May 26, 2017 12:38 PM
James Clark
Duplicate memorial
Hello Mo and Dave,
Thank you for your dedication and diligence in documenting all of these grave locations. I do have a duplicate for a family member to report at Forest Home.
Memorial 86935120 for Martha V Lyons is the same person as Memorial 74295213 for Mattie Lyons. Mattie is a nickname for Martha. It looks like there also were typos in the dates on the Memorial page because they don't match the info on the stone. I did send in an edit to correct this.
I have the Hall-Lyons hand-written family genealogy from late 19th century. It lists the children of James Lyons and Margaret Crouch in 3 different places. It shows that Malinda and Martha both died in Mt Pleasant of diptheria on Nov 7 and Dec 13 in 1865 respectively. No "Mattie" is listed.

Thanks again,
James Clark
Added by James Clark on May 24, 2017 3:26 PM
Bob & Sandi Hamilton
Chad Allen Hamilton, # 86319601
Thanks for the transfer of Chad Allen Hamilton over to us.

Added by Bob & Sandi Hamilton on May 24, 2017 12:24 PM
Bruce Tennant
Matthew Patterson Tennant
Thanks so much for this. Matthew Tennant was my great-great uncle. He enlisted underage with his father's permission and died from illness in the Civil War at age 17. I do appreciate this picture.

Bruce Tennant
Long Beach, CA
Added by Bruce Tennant on May 18, 2017 9:39 AM
Dan D. Dawson
John Wesley Dawson
thanks will do
Added by Dan D. Dawson on May 14, 2017 8:42 PM
Mette Holbrook
David Askins 1795-1854
It says he may have been buried in Sample cemetery. Have you found his marker or are you yet to photograph it.

Please contact me at

Mette Holbrook
Added by Mette Holbrook on May 11, 2017 1:57 PM
Photo request
Hi there, Some years back you added a photo to one of my ancestor's profile William H Ogg Jr 101852403. I was wondering if you could add a photo to his wife's profile Amanda Bevans Ogg 101851715? They are buried together at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, IA. I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks Patricia
Added by Patricia on May 10, 2017 11:01 AM
Merilee Speilberg Sommers
Nancy Cox Olinger
I am putting my tree together and have run into a dead end and need to know if you have any information on the birth of Nancy Cox Olinger. She was my 3rd great grandmother. You say she was born in Roane County TN. Other trees say so too but offer no proof. She and John Henry Olinger reared their family in Sullivan Co TN, so she was probably born in East TN, according to a genealogist at the Eastern TN Historical Society. They migrated to SW Iowa sometime after 1859. Any leads about who her parents were? Her marriage date is estimated at 1836. Any other information would be helpful. Thank you.
Added by Merilee Speilberg Sommers on May 09, 2017 8:25 AM
Dan D. Dawson
John Wesley Dawson
Find A Grave# 732023781 Finton Cemetery, Henry Co, Ia.,... is my 2nd great uncle. his parents William and Elizabeth migrated to Kansas in 1870. grandma passed in 1873. parents and most siblings are buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Indepedendence, Montgomery Co.,Ks.,... would you transfer to me. thank you for your great hobby, have spent 8 yrs tracing family.
Added by Dan D. Dawson on May 06, 2017 9:51 PM
Andrew Michaelsen
Nelson Avery Wells
Nelson 58611620 and Mary's eldest daughter, Luna, is resting at Springdale Cemetery in Clinton, Iowa. Nelson was a Methodist Minister in eastern Iowa. Some of his parishes can be tracked by the births of their children. Also, he was either native of Pennsylvania or Erie, Pennsylvania. The GAR records show Erie. You got me.

Thanks for keeping these memorials. Andy
Added by Andrew Michaelsen on Apr 30, 2017 8:15 PM
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