Tag Archives: cemeteries

Lemuel Bolter’s Pension

L Bolter grave monument, Shavehead Cemetery

A recent story in the Wall Street Journal about the last remaining person still receiving a Civil War pension (“Still Paying for the Civil War: Veterans’ Benefits Live On Long After the Bullets Stop“) reminded me to go back into my old photo collection to find the above one taken in 2008 at Shavehead Cemetery […]

John McCoy and Tippecanoe

Robert McCoy gravestone, McCoy cemetery, Knox County, Indiana

In the McCoy Cemetery (Knox County, IN 27-Mar-2012) there are two tombstones for Robert McCoy, placed back to back. In John Reel – Found there is a photo showing the one on the other side of the one shown in the above photo. Tonight I am trying to reconcile information about Robert’s brother, John.   Family […]

John Reel – Found

Just north of the Louis Reel Sr place

On Tuesday’s ride I was looking for the John Reel who served in a mounted militia unit during the Black Hawk war.   I thought I might have found his grave in the McCoy Cemetery near Monroe City, Indiana, but it was only an informed guess, based on very scanty information. Wednesday morning I learned my […]

Looking for John Reel

Hamline Chapel cemeteries

This scene is from yesterday’s bike ride.  I was looking for the grave of a John Reel who was in the militia from Vincennes that marched to the Black Hawk war (or at least part-way there).    I may have found him, but not at this cemetery, even though at lot of Reels are buried here, […]

William Helm

William Helm gravestone near Harrisburg, IN

(October 1, continued) I’m not quite ready to leave the William Helm gravestone and story just yet.   (Helm’s  gravestone is just to the left of the front end of the bicycle — the larger stone that’s standing straight.) I hadn’t realized until now that William Helm is connected with a story I had been following […]

Bentonville Tea Partier

Downtown Bentonville

(1 October 2011, continued) The next stop was Bentonville, where I hoped to find the grave of Nicholas Kemmer.  This is a view from the north. This is looking north at the main intersection in downtown Bentonville.   The 1885 county history says, “The hamlet-to-day, in a business sense, consists of one blacksmith shop, three groceries, […]

Miscellaneous Martindales

James and Mary Martindale tombstone

(August 29, continued) The main reason for my first visit to the Salem Baptist cemetery was to look for the graves of John and Mary Martindale, parents of  Elijah.   I don’t even know for sure that they ended their days near here, but where better to look than along the stream that bears the family […]