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Bonnie Morris Conrad (#46480766)
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Bio Photo I was born in Morgan County, Mo, down the road from Hopewell Cemetery. From the days of my first memory, my grandparents and parents took me to visit the little grave yards in Morgan county. I played among the stones and listened to the remembrances of the family who lay beneath, whose souls soared above. As my parents said, "Now is the time to honor their memories, lest we should neglect to repeat who they were and how much they changed their little corner of the world." As a pebble drops and changes it's place, it also creates it's own space and so have the pioneers who carved out a place and changed the world forever." Morgan County is full of people whose ancestors migrated from the East and became one with the land. They were great pioneers whose ancestors and they themselves fought in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, The Mexican War, the Indian Wars,the War for Texas Independence, the Civil War on both sides and World Wars l and ll. My goal is to honor as many as I can.

I have lived all over the US and traveled abroad. I have five children,ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

I am a DAR member, Museum Guild member, Bay Area Genealogical Society member, Morgan County Museum Society member,
Cole County Historical Society member and I do cemetery restoration. I also transcribe and take pictures of cemeteries. I am working on a book for Family History.

I have more than one copy of all the pictures I have posted so if I can help anyone by sending them a picture, please let me know? I also have death certificates on many and family information.
I love helping other researchers and posters but if you use my info or pictures from my posts please cite me as the source. It causes researchers to hit blank walls when they don't have original sources and it is also considered plagerism and is an ethics issue. Thank you so much.
I want to add to my bio after all these years a great big thank you to all the researchers and
find a grave volunteers who have helped me and continue to add to the site and the memory of so many in cemeteries all over the US. You are remarkable and I appreciate every one of you.
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Sherry Vinson
Arthur Layfette (Dick)Burford
I was wondering if you have any information on Arthur Burford or if you are related to him. He was a sibling to my great grandfather . Milton Burford . Milton and Mary Burford had a daughter named Gussie may Burford she was my grandmother . Any info you have would be appreciated.
Added by Sherry Vinson on Feb 15, 2017 10:37 PM
Old Waco
Added by Old Waco on Feb 02, 2017 8:58 PM
Old Waco
Hello Bonnie,

Thank you so much for asking for documentation on your memorials!! I've had requests for linking a brother and sister as spouses. They both died around age 5!

TB Willis

I have this on my page:


Many errors are occurring on memorials due to inaccurate "Edits." Please provide a primary source (such as a book, will, obituary, birth/marriage/death certificate, or family Bible record) for any changes on these memorials. Linking or changing a memorial will be done only when a verifiable primary source is provided.
Added by Old Waco on Feb 02, 2017 12:34 AM
Lynn Waller
RE: John Hoover
Good to hear from you. I am related to John "Jack" Hoover and his wife Bessie doubly. Jack was my grandmother's (Eva Hoover Waller) brother and Bessie was my grandfather's (Alfred Waller) sister. As a boy we often visited Jack and Bessie when Jackye and family lived across the street. As for documentation Jackye's death certificate lists "J. M. Hoover" as his father. Also the 1940 census has Jackye listed as the son of John and Bessie Hoover.
Lynn Waller
Added by Lynn Waller on Jan 23, 2017 8:59 AM
Glenn D Reasoner
RE: Lemley
The 1850 Fed Census of Union Co., IL lists Lydia in the household of John Lemley and Sarah (Treece) Lemley.

Year: 1850; Census Place: District 2, Union, Illinois; Roll: M432_130; Page: 219A; Image: 152
(this can be found on

The 1860 Fed Census of Palo Pinto Co., TX lists "Lida" as part of John and Sarah Lemley's household.

Year: 1860; Census Place: Precinct 4, Palo Pinto, Texas; Roll: M653_1302; Page: 343; Image: 203; Family History Library Film: 805302
(can also be found on

Mahulda Lemley,Lidia's sister, one of the victims who survived the attack is my 2nd GGM.

-Glenn Reasoner (SRT,SAR,GSMD,GSW1812 etc.)
Added by Glenn D Reasoner on Jan 10, 2017 3:49 PM
Glenn D Reasoner
RE: Lemley
Referring to Liddie Lemley:

Liddie or Lydia Lemley is as Lida Lemley in the 1860 Federal Census of Palo Pinto Co., TX at 13 years of age putting her birth at 1847, but the 1850 Federal Census of Union County, IL says she was 7, putting her birth around 1843. Since the 1850 is more exact with Liddie's siblings, I would believe her birth date to be either c.1843.

There are several accounts of the abduction of the Lemley sisters in several books. One says it happened in Feb 1860, but another puts it in Jan 1861, and I would tend to believe the 1861 date because she was alive in the 1860 FED Census which would post date the Feb 1860 as a date of death.

Pg 317 MConnell's "West Texas Frontier" Vol.II

recounts the attack and lists Liddie by name, but puts the attack in Feb 1860.

pg. 507-508 of Wilbarger's "Indian Depradations in Texas"

recounts the attack but does not list Liddie by name, but puts the attack in Jan 1861.

Added by Glenn D Reasoner on Jan 10, 2017 3:31 PM
Bob Dent
RE: Amanda Paul
Hey Cousin Bonnie! Thanks for the response. I do have some information about the children of John Wesley Paul and Amanda Viola Miller:
1. Hazel Paul 1891-1973 (no grave noted) m. Ray O Tanner
2. Raymond Mark Paul 1895-1976 m. Alia Oleta Robinson (My Great-Grandparents)
3. Bertha Paul 1898-1972 m. Gale W. Cox
4. John H Paul 1899-?
5. Ethel B Paul 1902-? m. Chet Tucker
6. Ida Mary Paul 1904-2000
7. Theodore W. Paul 1906 - ? m. Corrine I
8. Dwight E. Paul 1908 - 2003 m. Letha
9. George Paul 1909-?
10. Marion M. Paul 1912-1947 m. Elise

I have pictures of each of the girls in this list, along with their spouses, and sometimes their children. Most of the primary source documents I have are Census records, along with a couple of the birth certificates. I am checking with my Grandmother (Khiva Paul-Rish) to see if she has photos of any of the males in this group since I only have photos of Raymond. I have yet to find burial places for those you don't have either, so I will continue to ask family, thought there's not many left in Ohio. I also have an Ancestry account as MRBDENT and have completed the AncestryDNA as well
From John Wesley Paul, his father John A Paul, and his father Jacob Paul...I have no one beyond that with any confidence yet.
Best Regards, Bob
Added by Bob Dent on Jan 10, 2017 10:06 AM
Leanne Wiese
RE: Hugh Isaac Slocum
Hi Bonnie,
I deleted the death certificate, however, I know when I do research, I really appreciate having them for reference. Not sure why you think it is unnecessary to leave on the memorial.
Thank you for your efforts on FindAGrave,
Leanne Wiese
Added by Leanne Wiese on Jan 06, 2017 12:09 PM
Judy K. Roberts
RE: Infant Clibourn
I have removed the photo, thank you!
Happy Hunting😊

Added by Judy K. Roberts on Jan 06, 2017 5:50 AM
Judy K. Roberts
RE: Infant Clibourn
Infant is listed on city's unmarked grave page.
Thank you!
Added by Judy K. Roberts on Jan 01, 2017 1:28 PM
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