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Nancy (Hitchcock) Clewell (#47250521)
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Bio Photo Please help me process your edit requests by sending me a personal email to alert me that you have sent through a correction if you see that it has been a few days and the changes did not take place. With the new system there are no notices sent to the contributors that there are edits waiting to take place and we usually have to randomly stumble across them, or check daily.
I am an amateur "genie" researching many family lines in both my husband's and my own family.

During the summer of 2010, we re-traced the path of the wagon trains that brought our families out to Kansas, which took us through MO-IL-OH-PA. During our trip we not only visited the Historical Societies, but also many cemeteries where we cleaned or uncovered headstones, took photos, and documented the information for not only our records, but for future generations.

HEADSTONE PHOTOS: My husband and I have spent considerable time, and in some instances driving great distances, battling weeds, heat, rain, bugs and critters to take these photos. Saying that...please feel free to use any photo for your family records. Please be respectful and do not re-post to any other memorials on FAG or any other public grave website. Should you find any questionable information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

This summer 2014 we are working on Lincoln Cemetery in Lebo, Kansas and Arvonia Cemetery in Arvonia, Kansas.

My husband's family lines are: Clewell, Cryder, Clester, Brink, Donley, Dixon, Derrick, Downs, Reid, Louthan

My family lines: Hitchcock, Higgins, Homire, Heskett, Van Buskirk, Meek, Robinson

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Nico S.
Hi Nancy
Could you transfer Mary Margaret (McNeil) Buker to me? She is my grandmother and I would like to update her information and include some photos. Thank you!
Added by Nico S. on Jul 22, 2017 4:52 PM
helen barrows
Parents added.
Added by jtb on Jun 30, 2017 7:24 AM
Francis Pope
thank you for names :)
Added by Anonymous on Jun 22, 2017 4:16 AM
Walter Schley
RE: MSGT James Luther Ferguson, Sr
You are welcome.
Added by Walter Schley on Jun 21, 2017 11:53 AM
Sara Snell-Kirton
RE: Sherry Showalter
I was out of town last week. I see you found obits and I added them. Sorry for the delay.
Added by Sara Snell-Kirton on Jun 17, 2017 8:46 PM
sherry cain
Wesely cemetery- Hopetown (Ray)
I changed the name of the cemetery to Hope Town I did not put wesely but it is a good story that you wrote about it, cleaning and trying to restore you relatives stones. Since I was little and lived in the neighborhood I have always heard Hopetown Cemetery. so I did not put another name for the cemetery. I have tried to work with the Township person, asking if she would check with a probe where my grandfather's grave is on his left side to see if there is a body there and if I could put grandma a stone there, but things came up and she never called back so I still will try to see if I as a grand daughter can put a stone beside her husband Henry C. Ray.So then Henry and Mary M. Ray can be viewed as husband and wife, this is my dream as a grandchild. I corrected it (:)
Added by sherry cain on May 13, 2017 1:01 PM
Sara Snell-Kirton
RE: Sherry Showalter
Unfortunately they died in a house fire.
Added by Sara Snell-Kirton on May 12, 2017 9:43 AM
Thomas Adams.
Note left Nancy - Than you,

Added by Ghostdigger2 on May 12, 2017 9:28 AM
Carol & David
RE: Amanda J. Henshue Colver memorial
I would agree with the cross referencing at this time since there are gravestones in both cemeteries.

It may be that they were buried in God's Acre and then family members decided to move them to Belfast for some reason.

I have an ancestor in my tree buried in St. James Lutheran with his parents. Joseph Roseberry died at 27 in 1864/1865, was married and had a young daughter. His parents, who were still alive, appear to have wanted him buried there with them when they passed. His wife, Mary, who lived until 1924, was buried in Easton Cemetery. She has a gravestone with her name & his name on the gravestone, yet the Easton records do not show him ever being removed from St. James and then being re-interred in Easton. He is not listed in their records at all, so I have to assume maybe his wife had a gravestone engraved with his name before she died. He was mentioned in his father's will as deceased and his daughter was listed by her married name in her grandfather's will so I knew I had the same person even though the death year was off by one year on the two gravestones.

This is his memorial #31582059 and I copied the link Find A Grave has so it can be clicked on to take you to the other memorial for him. This would certainly work to link the memorials together if both you and Tim Gruber can do the same thing.

Added by Carol & David on Apr 24, 2017 8:17 PM
Carol & David
RE: Amanda J. Henshue Colver memorial
Thank you for your response, I contacted you because Tim Gruber created a memorial in Belfast Union Cemetery, 171015506 for Amanda. So there are now two memorials for her, one in Belfast and your memorial in God's Acre. Tim also created on for Edward W. Colver in Belfast Union Cemetery, 171015477, so two memorials for him too.

I did find the gravestone I added to Amanda's memorial in Belfast and I can delete it if you prefer I do so. No rush on messaging me back. Please wait until you are fully recovered.

You may want to contact Tim when you feel better.


Added by Carol & David on Apr 08, 2017 3:56 PM
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