Family Photo Scrapbook

I've added enough photos that the "people" photos and the headstone photos have been separated into their own pages. This is the headstone page-- for the "people" photos click here.

I'll try to provide a little information to relate the subjects of the photos to other members of the family. Also, on several of the photo pages I've added obituries or county history biographies of the subjects. This will be an ongoing process as I find and scan or rekey them. If you've surfed in and would like more information on any of these families, please drop me a line! There's also an email link and regular mail address at the bottom of the page. I've got at least a little information on everyone here.

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Samuel Cook headstone, IOOF Cemetery, Jamestown, Indiana.
Samuel was the father of Rosetta Caroline "Carrie" Cook, who married John D. Porter. His second wife Louisa Jane (Utterback) is memorialized on the other side of the same marker. When the cemetery was read years ago, evidently they never looked on both sides as Louisa appears in the listings but Samuel does not.

Mary Cook stone, Stoner Cemetery, near Ladoga, Indiana
Mary Lewisa (Otterman) was the first wife of Samuel Cook. The Stoner cemetery contains the stones for many members of the Otterman, Cook, and Utterback families.

Samuel G. Cook family monument, Stoner Cemetery, near Ladoga, Indiana.
Samuel G. is often confused with my gggrandfather Samuel Cook; this Samuel was a nephew. He lived and died in the same Montgomery- Boone- Hendricks County area, but was a bit younger, served in Co. A of the 51st Indiana Infantry in the Civil War, and married Lydia Stoner.

Jacob Cook stone, Stoner Cemetery, near Ladoga, Indiana.
Jacob Cook was the younger brother of Samuel Cook.

Joseph Cook stone, Stoner Cemetery, near Ladoga, Indiana.
Joseph was the father of Samuel and Jacob Cook. It's hard to tell on the photo, but the date of death is 1840.

Elizabeth Cook stone, Stoner Cemetery, near Ladoga, Indiana
Elizabeth (Layman) Cook was the wife of Joseph Cook.

John W. Porter stone, Porter Cemetery, near Jamestown, Indiana.
Pioneer settler of Boone County, John is the father and grandfather of John Porters. A link to grandson John D.'s stone is a little farther down this page.

Catharine Gose Porter stone, Porter Cemetery, near Jamestown, Indiana.
Wife of John W. Porter. Note Catharine is spelled with two A's.

Mark Porter stone, Porter Cemetery, near Jamestown, Indiana.
Mark W. Porter was a son of John and Catharine. As you can tell from the strong backlighting, I was at the cemetery early in the morning. Next trip, I'm going later in the day to remedy this problem.

John D. Porter family monument, IOOF Cemetery, Jamestown, Indiana.
Monument for several members of the John D. Porter family. There were also three sons (Charles, J. Guy, and Alvah) and another daughter (my grandmother, Sadie Porter Slavens), who moved away from Boone County.

James L. and Sarah Davis monument, IOOF Cemetery, Jamestown, Indiana.
Sarah (Gardner), the second wife of John W. Porter, and Sarah's second husband James L. Davis are memorialized on the other side of the stone honoring her son John D. Porter and family.

Allen and Martha Gardner monument, IOOF Cemetery, Jamestown, Indiana.
Allen Gardner was a brother of my gggrandmother, Sarah (Gardner) Porter.

Russ Gardner monument, IOOF Cemetery, Jamestown, Indiana.
Monument for "Little Russ" Gardner, son of Allen and Martha Gardner. From the design of the stone, it would appear that Allen was a member of the Woodmen of the World.

Oliver and Mary Gowin monument, Fairview Cemetery, North Salem, Indiana.
My ggrandmother Emily "Adeline" Gowin Slavens came from a large blended family; she had six brothers and sisters, four "half" siblings from her mother's (Elizabeth Debery Walton) first marriage, and eleven more from her father's (Stephen Gowin) first! Here is the monument for her brother Oliver and his wife. The two small stones in the foreground are for...well, I don't remember. Have to stop back next visit.

Amos and Lettitia Walton monument, Fairview Cemetery, Madison County, Iowa.
Amos Walton was a half-brother of Adeline Gowin on her mother's side, and Lettitia Gowin Walton was the daughter of Allen (A.S.) Gowin, a half-brother on her father's side. This cemetery is located a few miles south of DeSoto or about ten miles north of Winterset, of "Bridges of Madison County" fame.

A.S. Gowin monument, Fairview Cemetery, Madison County, Iowa.
Note that the monument for his daughter and son-in-law is in the row right behind his monument. There are quite a few Gowin and Walton burials in this cemetery.

Eliza J. Gowin monument, Fairview Cemetery, Madison County, Iowa.
Eliza Logan Gowin, wife of A.S. Gowin.

William B. Gowin monument, Fairview Cemetery, Madison County, Iowa.
William Gowin was a son of A.S. Gowin.

Elizabeth and Elliott Pearson stones, Stoner Cemetery, near Ladoga, Indiana.
Elliott Pearson was the guardian of my ggrandfather William Slavens for a few years in the 1860s. It's likely Elizabeth was a sister of my gggrandmother, Margaret Crane Slavens.

Martin Utterback stone, Stoner Cemetery, near Ladoga, Indiana.
Martin is the father of Louisa Jane (Utterback) Porter.

Elizabeth Utterback stone, Stoner Cemetery, near Ladoga, Indiana.
Elizabeth (McDowell) Utterback, Martin's wife.

Joseph Wells family monument, White Lick Cemetery, near Pittsboro, Indiana.
Joseph and Ruth (Hornaday) Wells are memorialized on this monument. Several of their children are buried nearby. A finial was originally atop the monument but it now lies on the ground besides it.

Balaam and Pernetia Wells monument, White Lick Cemetery, near Pittsboro, Indiana.
Balaam was the oldest child of Joseph and Ruth Wells, and he and his wife Pernetia ("Pernity") Holtsclaw Wells have a monument similar in style to his parents' monument-- and due to subsidence it's suffered the same fate, with the fallen spire lying beside the base. Photos on the page show Balaam's side of the monument, Pernetia's side, and an overall shot showing the relationship of the various monuments.

Orpah Wells monument, White Lick Cemetery, near Pittsboro, Indiana.
Orpah was a daughter of Balaam and Pernetia Wells and is buried alongside two of her father's sisters.

Martha (Wells) Parker stone, Greenlawn Cemetery, Brownsburg, Indiana.
Martha was the sixth child of Joseph and Ruth Wells, and is buried in Greenlawn with her husband William Parker and other family members.

Oliver and Martha Wells monument, Greenlawn Cemetery, Brownsburg, Indiana.
Oliver and Martha (McLeod) Wells are buried in "section A" of Greenlawn Cemetery in Brownsburg. The section is approximately the southern fifth of the cemetery, which lies on the west side of the road. (Brownsburg Cemetery lies directly opposite Greenlawn to the east.) Oliver is another son of John and Ruth Wells.

Susan (Wells) and John Carter monument, Maple Hill Cemetery, Plainfield, Indiana.
Susan, a daughter of Joseph and Ruth Wells, married a John M. Carter and is buried at Plainfield.

Mary Ann Wells stone, White Lick Cemetery, near Pittsboro, Indiana.
Mary Ann, daughter of Joseph and Ruth Wells, died at 12 years of age in 1846.

Sally Wells stone, White Lick Cemetery, near Pittsboro, Indiana.
Sally Jane was another daughter of Joseph and Ruth Wells who died young at 18 years of age.

William Crabb stone, White Lick Cemetery, near Pittsboro, Indiana.
William Crabb was the father of Vincent Crabb, who married Hesterann Wells, a daughter of Joseph and Ruth Wells.

Jane (Frame) Crabb stone, White Lick Cemetery, near Pittsboro, Indiana.
Jane (Frame) was the wife of William Crabb.

Simon and infant Crabb stones, White Lick Cemetery, near Pittsboro, Indiana.
Two infant children of Vincent and Hesterann Crabb are buried at White Lick, Simon W. and an unnamed infant. Simon's stone is broken but I put the two halves together for the photo.

Vincent and Hesterann Crabb memorial, Peoria Cemetery, near Maxwell, Iowa.
Vincent and Hesterann (Wells) Crabb memorial. Vincent died in 1879 of "lung fever" (likely tuberculosis) contracted during Sherman's March through the Carolinas while he was with the 25th Indiana Infantry.

James and Orlena Cleverley memorial, Peoria Cemetery, near Maxwell, Iowa.
Memorial marker for James Herbert ("Bert") and Orlena (Crabb) Cleverley.

Jonathan and Jane Cleverley memorial, Peoria Cemetery, near Maxwell, Iowa.
Memorial marker for Jonathan and Jane (Owen) Cleverley.

Kimberley family grouping, Peoria Cemetery, near Maxwell, Iowa.
Memorial and individual markers for pioneer residents John, Isaiah, Mary Ann, and George Kimberley.

Individual stones in Kimberley family grouping, Peoria Cemetery, near Maxwell, Iowa.
Individual photos of the markers for John, Isaiah, Mary Ann, and George Kimberley.

Arthur Kimberley memorial, Peoria Cemetery, near Maxwell, Iowa.
Memorial for Arthur Kimberley, a son of Isaiah and Mary Ann Kimberley.

Charles Kimberley memorial, Peoria Cemetery, near Maxwell, Iowa.
Memorial for Charles Kimberley, another son of Isaiah and Mary Ann Kimberley.

Stephen Kimberley stone, Peoria Cemetery, near Maxwell, Iowa.
Stephen was yet another son of Isaiah and Mary Ann Kimberley.

Burton and Bertha Kimberley stones, Peoria Cemetery, near Maxwell, Iowa.
Burton and Bertha were twin children of Isaiah and Mary Ann Kimberley.

Elijah and Mary Kimberley stones, Gabe Rock Cemetery, Banner County, Nebraska.
Elijah was a brother of Isaiah Kimberley.

Thomas and Harriet Swalwell stones and memorial, Peoria Cemetery, near Maxwell, Iowa.
Family marker for Thomas and Harriet (Kimberley) Swalwell.

Jane Swalwell stone, Peoria Cemetery, near Maxwell, Iowa.
Jane was the first wife of Thomas Swalwell. While she's not otherwise related to the Kimberley/Cleverley clan, if you check out the photo you'll see why I couldn't resist taking a photo.

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