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DSON1492 (#46855689)
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I am creating these memorials and adding pictures to help others Only, my source is mainly from the pictures I take.
I believe everyone should have a way to be contacted through a public message.

My Twin Son
Find a grave # 15123713
THANK YOU All For Visiting his Memorial.
Our Granddaughter Memorial 64442314

I Have Enjoyed Genealogy for over 20 years and found I am related to the following Family's, I know i am leaving some out!

Leonard,Hitchcock,Petri,Eversole,Kennedy,Kenneday, Cannaday or Canaday, Spencer,Hedgecock,Coffin,Paddock,Stalker,
Allen,Cobb,Willard,Garlinghouse,Bennett, Gerves,
Cox,Jones,Rogers, Shurtleff,Bonnell,Littel,
Winslow,Peircefield,Chandler,Webb, Tucker
Leonard,Ross,Osborne,Stanborough,Palmer, Spier,
Dalliber, Kuenkin, Buchanan, Scott, White, Miskell or Mikesell

I Also found that I am a direct descend from over 20 Revolutionary War veterans and Have had family serve during every war since this Great country was founded. God Be With Our Veterans!
We also Found I that we are Mayflower Descendant's, Also descended from The First Settlers of Nantucket Island. and found several towns named after some of my family, "Burnsville" Indiana, and the town of "Wynn" Indiana.

No Pictures are to be used for another web site, all pictures are protected under the FAG guidelines and are to be copied only if permission is given by the owner.

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JP Strizzi
Minnie Riley
I was going thru some old messages and had the one from you about Willard Riley. I went there wanting to make sure I had sent you the info. Then I went to his mom, Minnie's memorial #127354378 and seen you added a pic.. I can't thank you enough.. I means so much to know she has a stone. She was the only one of my aunts I can't find a picture of so to have the stone on her memorial really is nice.. Thank you so very much... Juanita
Added by JP Strizzi on Mar 23, 2017 8:33 PM
Mary C. Drummond

I'm trying to learn more about my ancestor, Mary C. Drummond in Pine Village Cemetery in Warren County, Indiana that you posted about. I think her death date is in 1872. Do you have a photo of that grave marker? I'm trying to figure out if she is indeed the daughter to William A. Drummond and Elizabeth Adellia Eberly.

Thank you for your help :)
Added by Larissa on Mar 21, 2017 8:46 PM
Infant Stover Burial in Palestine Cemetery
Hi there,

I have a few things to ask before editing this grave-I have seen it twice see below in my lifetime), so know that the person in my tree is an Infant Daughter. If this is so, then I can provide the information that she was probably born in 1878 (close to death date, but do not have exact) to Robert Philip Stover (may show R P Stover on headstone) and Alice Elsie Wilcox, daughter of James Wilcox Jr & Elizabeth Ketring.

I have edited the two other child grave information regarding lost children to R P Stover & Alice Elsie Wilcox. It would give me great pleasure to add this.

I am also sending a copy of the way I became familiar with these children (I am gr grandaughter of P R Stover & Alice Elsie Wilcox. My story originally came from Adavier Wilcox in 1964 and I then confirmed on a 1 day trip to Palestine in about 2006.

During my first trip to Palestine, Ohio in 1964, I was 10. We had travelled by van to attend the Wilcox Family Reunion that year.
Adavier (Grandpa's 1st cousin) Wilcox acted as a guide and hostess to our family.
She was very proud of her Wilcox family heritage, did genealogy (along with her cousin, Genevieve), and wanted to show us all of the important places where we could get a sense of our Wilcox (primarily) and Stover heritage.
We travelled through the town of Palestine (4 corners), saw the house she had lived in since she was born (3 blocks out), visited two cemetaries...Palestine Cemetary (owned by the Brethren Church in Palestine) and St. John's Cemetary...where many Wilcox', Ketrings, Kesters and a few Stovers were buried. She took us to Greenville to meet Cousin Genevieve, who was very interested in genealogy as well, and a gracious hostess.

Of the entire trip, the most impactful sight for me was the sight of three tiny headstones in the Palestine Cemetery where Adavier, seeking to show us something about our other family line, the Stovers, directed us to look. She told the story about how Robert and Alice Elsie were so poor when their children died that Wilcox family members who owned gravesites allowed them to bury them in Wilcox sites in order to be able to bury them.

The Palestine Cemetary is impressive that way (not unusual in the mid-west, but to a California girl...absolutely breath-taking)...families would buy up land within cemeteries which was meant to bury many generations of family members. Travelling through the cemetery, it was like a city of the many of the pioneer families who settled Palestine during their times and then, their children and children's children.
Adavier had recently married Jesse Ross, a member of a well respected member of the community, and she pointed out to us where she would be buried when her time came.

Over 40 years passed before I visited Palestine again. I was sent on business to Kentucky and able to take a quick day to travel to Ohio and seek to find some of the threads of family history that I vaguely remembered from my first trip there. When I arrived, I visited the Coon's Den...a trading post on one of the four corners in the center of town. Thanks to Mike Sellsall, the owner, and his two buddies, I was able to refind the Ross farm (where Jesse's son, Tom, has lived with his wife for a lifetime), the Palestine Cemetery, where the Cemetery records-keeper kindly helped me look for the small gravestones that I sought...finding them after looking through so many generations of Wilcox's along with other founding fathers from Palestine and from the Brethren church.

Over the years, I had come to wonder whether my memory of the three small headstones...brothers and sister to my Grandpa..Philip Alfred Stover...were fact or an imagination of a romantic and active imagination (which I have aplenty). When I saw them again, they were just a poignant as I remembered...and on the headstones were listed their names except for the girl who died at birth who was listed as infant daughter Stover.

During this trip, I discovered that the forgotten name of the "other" cemetary was St. John's and I spent some time there noting the families buried there...Wilcox's, Ketrings, Teafords, Kesters...all of whom I have found in the family genealogy as I have done historical record research.

Thank you,

Kathleen Busk Varas
Added by Irisgardens on Mar 19, 2017 5:33 PM
Becki (Polk) Pavlik
POLK Surname
Hi, I'm wondering if you would consider turning over your listings to me for those with the POLK surname in Delaware and Henry Counties, IN. These are my direct line ancestors for which I've frequented the cemeteries in these counties to take actual readings of tombstones, as well as spent over a decade tracing their ancestors and descendants through actual records. I've also been a findagrave contributor for a number of years.
Thank you,
Becki (Polk) Pavlik
Added by Becki (Polk) Pavlik on Mar 18, 2017 7:06 PM
Ruth Kennedy MacDonald
RE: Kennedy Beech Grove Muncie, IN
Hope this finds you doing well.
I'm still working on my Kennedy line.
Just a quick question-is it possible that Stephan Kennedy born 1822 married a Nancy Lee Malcom Oct. 1840, I also found a Steven Kennedy 1785 that married a Nancy Malcom 1788? One record shows that Nancy's parents are from Ohio.
Thank you in advance.
Ruth Kennedy MacDonald
Added by Ruth Kennedy MacDonald on Mar 17, 2017 9:26 AM
Thank You
Thank you for your quick response on suggestions to your memorials, adding more information.

I greatly appreciate your courtesy!

Added by familysearcher on Mar 16, 2017 3:19 PM
Leslie Calvert
Harry Mann
Hi Dave,
Yes, I see now, what you mean about the Gilead Cemetery. I do see where there is Harry Brown # 148451199 is really Harry Mann 148451404 - same picture. Details on Harry C. Mann, son of R. & E. d. Sept. 11, 1871 - age 3yr. 6mo. & 9days.
Added by Leslie Calvert on Mar 14, 2017 7:12 PM
Leslie Calvert
Gilead Cemetery
Hello Dson1492,
I was wondering if you could move the control of Gilead Cemetery to me? I have walked this cemetery about 1985 and 1987, and have many dates and full names to many if not all the graves. I am related directly to the Mann family and many of them are here at Gilead. Once I get the info corrected and or fixed I can turn the control back to you. The reason I ask is that I have been working on my family tree for over 40 years, and have found that many people like to copy and or quote from info that is not correct. I don't live near Randolph Co. so I don't get to visit it often, but I did make records of the headstones. You can reach me directly at tymtrvlr at I live in LaPorte county. Thanks for what you do. Back in the 70's & 80's, there was no "Findagrave" Thank you for your time.
Added by Leslie Calvert on Mar 14, 2017 11:29 AM
Ruth Bixler
Hello. I am trying to do research on my mother's family from Darke County. Specifically, her cousin, Ruth (Harrison) Bixler, who was born in 1920 and died in 2008. Her husband was Roy Bixler. Among your memorials, you do have a Ruth and Roy Bixler and the dates on the grave marker are correct but I had a hard time finding them because the dates are reversed on your memorials. Just wondered if you were aware of that and if it can be corrected (if it is wrong.) I know how easy it is to make mistakes. Also, I believe this couple lost a child tragically in June of 1958 and I am looking for information on that child. My big sister was killed the same week and our grandmother was down there for the funeral. My uncle and grandfather had to go bring her back. I don't know the girl's first name to search for her, but I do believe she was Ruth's daughter. It seems that she might be buried near to her parents. Hoping someone can help me. Thank you so much.
Added by Whitt2 on Mar 08, 2017 8:50 AM
Eugene Watson
the Plasant Arthur's
Hi, thanks for the tip on the 1836 Pleasant Arthur, I've looked into it and did find the census with Sarah, his daughter. I've changed his date of death to 1880, till I find otherwise. There are three Pleasant Arthur's in my family history, I use as my guide, It gets confusing sometimes. I see that there is some tree confusion over the Arthur (b. 1815 and b. 1836)and their father Pleasant b. 1785, which is my GG Uncle. Still searching..
Added by Eugene Watson on Mar 01, 2017 11:14 AM
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