Monday, June 13, 2011

Cemetery Stones

The Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery is filled with my relatives most of whom were Longs, Browns, Grahams, Reiters, Tyreys.  But, I did photographs some that weren't related (as far as I knew)
The stone above appears to say "Miller" but I don't know whose stone it was, but it was so different from most of them in the cemetery.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Manion and McKay Grave Stones

In Memory of Paul E. Manion 1925-1945 Died at Sea, Attached U.S.S. P.C. 815.  According to this Wikipedia article, this ship collided with another ship in San Diego in 1945 and one person was lost at sea and presumed dead.  His name was not mentioned in the article, but I have to assume it was Paul E. Manion.  The ship, oddly enough, was at one time under the command of L.Ron Hubbard of Scientology fame. Paul's parents were Carrie Wilson (1856-1979 and William Clinton Manion (1869-1979).

He was not their only child to die young:  Ross D. 1908-1927  Ruth E. 1913-1937.  William Clinton Manion's first wife was Elizabeth Reiter whose stone can be seen here.
Valentine A. Manion (1838-1860) was the son of Susan Graham and John Samuel Manion.
Although this is clearly a Manion, but I am not sure who.
John F [Franklin] Manion Nov 10, 1864-May 13, 1925 and his wife Lucina McKee Sept 8, 1865-June 3, 1945  John F. Manion was the son of William G. Manion and Minerva McCulloch (Grandson of Susan Graham and John Samuel Manion).  Minerva's stone can be seen here.
Thomas J[Jefferson] Manion born June 18, 1831; died Feb. 9, 1908 was the husband of Mary [Ann Pounds] and also the son of Susan Graham and John Samuel Manion.  Although I am related to all of these Manions above (through Susan Graham), the McKays below were photographed because, I had read enough of the Bethlehem records to know they were the "movers and shakers" of the church.
Elizabeth G. [Wilson] McKay born Dec. 8, 1824 died Jan. 23, 1894 was the wife of John Michael McKay (1821-1891).

Rev. Robert W. McKay Feb. 7, 1903- Oct. 26, 1947  Berta Lee McKay Sept. 3, 1906-Nov. 8, 1998
Mary L McKay March 9, 1851-Nov. 2, 1937  Wm Robert McKay March 9, 1859-Nov. 2, 1938.  At this time, I don't know the maiden names of Mary and Berta Lee McKay.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Lees in Bethlehem Cemetery

 Isreal E. Lee born Dec. 28, 1843 Died Mar. 24, 1920 Matilda [Wilson] Lee born Mr. 19, 1855 Died Jan. 24, 1909  I'm sure his name was Israel Edward Lee.
 This is just a fragment, but I think this is a Lee born July 17, 1876; died April 14, 1887.
 John T. Lee 1843-1922 [John Thompson Lee] Frances Lee 1849-1932 [Margaret Frances McKay Lee]

J.Edward Lee [John Edward Lee] 1870-1897 Son of John Thompson Lee.
Gladys Lee Hart Castleberry Dec. 23, 1900-Oct. 15, 1990 [Granddaughter of John Thompson Lee; daughter of Charles Oliver Lee]
Mary E. [Johns] Lee 1877-1940 Charles O. [Oliver] Lee 1871-1938