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Leon Barton (#46904326)
 member for 10 years, 1 month, 13 days
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Bio Photo I have been researching the families of my wife and mine for about thirty years. It is great to learn about family and their migrations.
If anyone finds mistakes on my entries or would like to add information, please contact me. I have been going to cemeteries in my area and have been entering photos and info so many of my entries aren't family. It is always great to meet new family and friends.

Genealogy Research
My family
Barton/Lambert/Goforth/Schooley/White/Miller/ Dunn/Massie/Eggers research is in IL, IA, IN, KY, ENG, MA, DE.

My wife's family
Gibson/McCandless/Turner/Dunn/Ramsey/Brammer/McCully/Wilson genealogy research is in MO, TN, PA, IN.

My wife and I have four children and nine grandchildren which makes our life very enjoyable and now we are blessed with seven great grandchildren. Besides searching for our family, I enjoy wood carving.
The Good Lord has blessed me in many ways!

Remember, "No one is truly gone, until they are forgotten".

With the memorials I have set up, if you find any mistakes, please let me know so I can get them corrected. I'm not perfect, but I strive for perfection in all that I try to do on Find A Grave.

When requesting links, please give me the name of the person plus the ID number. This insures I link the correct person, mother, father or spouse.

On ADDITIONS, CORRECTIONS, LINKS or TRANSFERS for any Memorial, PLEASE USE THE EDIT BUTTON and Suggest A Correction or provide additional information. Any of the above posted on my message board will be ignored and deleted.

IN OTHER WORDS, SEND A SAC! Please, no bulk transfer requests!

I will be happy to transfer to a relative if it is within the Find A Grave guidelines, otherwise it will be at my discretion. Please state your relationship of the memorial you want transferred. Just saying they are family is not acceptable.

We want the memorials of those we loved to be as nice as possible.

Thank you!
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Jennifer Thompson
Eighth Indiana book
My book on the Eighth Indiana has been published in a four volume series entitled, Above Us or Around Us. Volume I: The Story of the Bloody Eighth tells the history of both the three-month and three-year Eighth Indiana Infantry regiments from April 1861 to August 1865. Readers will learn how they chose their motto "Above Us or Around Us," how they earned their nickname "The Bloody Eighth," and what occurred during each battle. They will also learn about the soldiers' family ties, claims to fame, and tragic endings. This volume includes poems about the Battle of Cedar Creek and poems written by James Whitcomb Riley, whose father, uncle, and favorite teacher served in this regiment, and includes regimental correspondence. Volume II: The Men of the Bloody Eighth A-K and Volume III: The Men of the Bloody Eighth L-Z continue the story of the Eighth Indiana Infantry through the biographies of the soldiers and contrabands who served in this regiment. Readers will learn about the regiment's Medal of Honor recipient, the soldier who made and sold the first ice cream cone in the world, James Whitcomb Riley's teacher and relatives of James Whitcomb Riley and Carrie Nation, the soldier who held ten patents for his inventions, and the soldier related to Presidents William Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison. Two soldiers in this volume named the town of Windfall, Indiana. One soldier and his brother built the first threshing machine in Indiana. Several soldiers experienced close encounters with death or PTSD, which led to suicide. Some became murder victims or committed murder. These biographies will leave a lasting impression on readers as they learn more about the men of the Bloody Eighth. Volume IV: The Story and the Men of the Bloody Eighth in the News includes the newspaper articles that provide reports during the war and about brigade reunions after the war. The articles also help readers learn about tragedies, special events, and the deaths of the soldiers in this regiment. Readers can also follow a Tennessee murder trial. The men of the "Bloody Eighth" lived up to their motto "Above Us or Around Us" and are men to be remembered for years to come. This series is now available on
Added by Jennifer Thompson on May 26, 2017 9:52 AM
Carolyn (Smith) Szafran
Sarah Tosh Morlan
Thank you so much for the really quick edit, I really appreciate it.
Added by Carolyn (Smith) Szafran on May 17, 2017 6:58 PM
Linda Dallas Sharp
Wilson Edwards
Thank you for transferring his memorial to me! Hope you like what I submitted for his site.
Added by Linda Dallas Sharp on May 15, 2017 10:44 AM
George Richwine
Thank you for the quick transfer of my husbands grandfather.
Added by ChuckNorris on May 14, 2017 5:17 PM
liz p
RE: Rufus James
dear Leon
thank you so much for your time and information
and rapid response on this issue. Liz
Added by liz p on Apr 25, 2017 10:29 PM
liz p
Rufus James 39971798
Gladys James 39971763

Trying to find out IF SAME PLOT and headstone, if husband and wife,
Can't find information on cemetery to contact them. Would appreciate any information you could give me

Thanks Liz
Added by liz p on Apr 24, 2017 12:15 PM
Kim & Steve
Clarisa Pitts - Atwood fairview Cemetery
You requested a photo of the grave of Clarissa Pitts. The directory of the cemetery indicates that Clara Pitts is buried in Original Addition, Block 25, Lot 3, Space 2. However, when checking that grave, it is occupied by Clara Dunn Scott, wife if Dempster Scott. Is this possibly your Clarisa? If, so I will post the photo.

Added by Kim & Steve on Apr 23, 2017 9:37 AM
Dianna Pennington Hendren
Find a grave #36875290
Hi Leon,
I was wondering if you would be willing to transfer this grave of Geraldine Kaplicky to me. She is an aunt to my husband, Gary Hendren, son of Wilma Kaplicky Hendren. We live in La Junta. My husband and I have been trying to get as much information added to our relatives memorials. I started helping my mom do family genealogy when I was a kid. My # for Find a Grave is #48435834. We would greatly appreciate it if you are willing to transfer your page to me.

Dianna Pennington Hendren
Added by Dianna Pennington Hendren on Apr 13, 2017 4:20 PM
Dave Davenport
CHAPMAN 33684490 AND 112196723
Added by Dave Davenport on Apr 03, 2017 12:00 PM
T Draper
Nancy E Broyles Daughtery Draper
I have transferred the memorial I created for Nancy originally placed in another cemetery, However I made a trip to the Hays Cemetery and found her memorial with her first husband John and next to her parents Benjamin and Martha Weese.
Rather than delete as the duplicate I went ahead and transferred to you so you can do as you wish
at least this way the one I transferred has all the family links
Since her marriage to John Draper was later in life and was only a short time would be the reason she or her family with John chose to have her interred as Daughtery instead of Draper
Added by T Draper on Mar 26, 2017 8:32 PM
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