John, I found Antioch yesterday, as well as all the other cemetaries you mentioned.I had a great time at Bethel and Bethany in Clay counties.I found lots and lots of headstones for folks I knew about and a few I think are new to me.I couldn't get my digital camera to work, so I have about 3 rolls of film to develop, then I'll sort through it and see exactly what I've got.
I don't know what Bill's got but I haven't found any trace of Columbus.Of course my computer is on it's last leg and I'm not doing too much on-line work right now till I can get it replaced.I was wondering about him yesterday when I was standing there with TL's headstone.
I also went to visit Dot Hunter in Mountain Community outside Goldville.You wouldn't know her, but her sister married Woodson Alford, son of James Lafette Alford and Nora Cheaney.She gave my mom and me half a grocery bag of family pictures and post cards and things like social secutrity cards and drivers licenses from some of my late ancestors as well as a family Bible from James and Nora.My mom kept the bag for now, but when I get ahold of it I expect to be busy for awhile.I do wish they had put names on pictures, There are several OLD pictures, WWI and before that I can't identify.When I get my new computer I can digitize the picture and add some to my file for the folks I know.The rest I will digitize and post somewhere to see if anyone recognizes them.
I ran into a could folks I knew and learned some important lessons.1) wear bug spray2) watch out for hornets 3) talk to anyone around4)wear a hat, and most important 5) Monday seems to be the day folks come out to do maintenance on cemetaries.I figure they see the cemetaries when they are going to church on Sunday and it occurs to them how bad it looks, so they come out enforce on Monday to see to them.We ran into folks at Bethel, Bethany, Almond, and Pleasant Hill, all with weed eaters and all knowing exactly who was buried where.
Mom says we will go back out in September when it cools off.Maybe next time we will head to Eclectic where some Cheaney's are buried.Nora Cheaney married James L Alford and her Grandfather served in the confederacy, he and many of his family are buried in Eclectic.