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22 Obits/Cemetery updates, 102 Twin Hill - T pics 14 Admin -
Bloomfield 7 - Bost
15 Cemeteries, 15 obits, and 27 Boundary
18 Cemeteries, 18 obits, 59 Twin Hill pictures
and 17 Administrative updates
5 Cemeteries, 5 Obits, and Administrative updates
and 109 Twin Hill W pictures
22 Cemeteries, 22 Obits, and Administrative updates
Updated 22 Cemeteries and 22 Obits
8 Cemeteries, and 8 Obits
9 Cemeteries, 9 Obits, 110 Twin Hill Headstone Photos and
2 Military updates
18 Cemeteries and 18 Obits and 31"W" Twin Hill Cemetery
8 Cemeteries and 8 Obits
43 Cemeteries and obits updated
March - May 2019
21 Cemeteries updated, 24 obits and 38 Twin Hill - W
28 Cemeteries updated, 30 obits and 19 Twin Hill - W pics
10 cemeteries, 10 obituaries and 37 Twin Hill Cemetery "W"
23 cemeteries, 23 obits, and some headers were added
1 Bio, 14 cemeteries, 14 obits, 47 Twin Hills photos added.
1 Bio, 28 obits, 28 Cemetery Updates & 251 Maplelawn
Updated 25 Cemeteries, 25 Obits and Added 94 Maplelawn Photos
Added 13 Biographies, updated 18 Cemeteries, Added 11
Obits and added 207 Maplelawn Photos
Updated 9 Bios, 13 Cemeteries, 13 Obituaries, 122 Maplelawn Photos
Updated 5 Bios, 21 Cemeteries, 21 Obituaries, 98 Baird
Funeral Home Records and 74 Maplelawn Photos
Updated 16 Biographies,& 25 Cemeteries, 25 Obituaries and 67 Baird Funeral Home records
47 indexed records from the 1948-1950 Baird Funeral Home records
Twin Hill Cemetery - added 225 tombstone photographs (H-I) and 1 obit
Completed moving Jay County from the old server to the INGenWeb server
Updated Twin Hill Cemetery with 395 tombstone photos & 11 obits
Updated Powers Cemetery with 3 obits
Funeral Home Records: added 38 indexed records with scans of original records from Baird Funeral Home - 1948-1950
Cemeteries: Daugherty - added 4 obits & 2 bios; Gravel Hill - 2 funeral home records, 2 bios, 7 obits and 1 photo
Funeral Home Records: added 45 indexed records with scans of original records from Baird Funeral Home - 1948-1950
Cemeteries: Antioch - added 19 obits & 3 tombstone photos; Center -
5 obits & 2 photos; Twin Hill - 21 obits & over 600 pics,
thanks to Lana Freeman McAfee & Jim Cox (more coming)
Cemeteries: Twin Hill - added 409 of Jim Cox & Lana Freeman McAffee's tombstone pics + 8 obits
Land Patents: completed the B listing by adding 70 copies of the original patents and started C with copies of 31 patents
Military: added listings for veterans buried in Jay County - 259 Civil
War vets, 230 World War I vets, 814 World War II vets, 154 Korean
Conflict vets and 81 Vietnam War vets along with listings for
65 WW II Gold Stars, 7 Korean Conflict Gold Stars, & 14 Vietnam War
Gold Stars. Also collecting tombstone photos of military to add to the
various cemeteries with the help of Jay's Museum of the Soldier.
Biographies: added 18 new bios from Biographical and Historical Record of Jay County, Lewis Publishing Company, 1887
Cemeteries: Salamonia - added 6 obits & info from 6 bios & 5
funeral home records, Twin Hill - added 12 obits & 695 pics thanks
to the work of Lana Freeman McAfee & Jim Cox
Military: added listing for 9 Rev. War patriots buried in Jay, 29 vets
of the War of 1812, 5 vets of the Mexican-American War, & 9 vets of
the Spanish America War
Jim Cox & Lana Freeman McAffee have been out photographing cemeteries for the site.
Antioch - added 893 tombstone photos
Little Salamonia - added 22 obits & 682 tombstone photos
Biographies: added 13 new bios and found burial places for most of the people with bios.
Cemeteries: Brooks, Claycomb, Hill Crest, Hillside, Twin Hill - updated
with info from funeral home records, bios & a few obits; Bloomfield
- updated with info from a 2004 restoration project; Little Salamonia -
added 199 tombstone photos (thanks to Jim Cox and Lana Freeman McAfee)
with more to come
Federal Land Patents: began the project with 160 copies of the original patents (A
Cemeteries: Antioch - 2 obits; Little Salamonia - 3 obits & 1 bio;
Twin Hill - 5 obits; Salamonia - 5 obits, 6 tombstone pics, map of
Funeral Home Records: Baird Funeral Home Records (1946-1948) COMPLETED!
with 102 indexed records added to our Death records and to each
Cemeteries: Center - added 3 obits; Dunkirk - 5 obits; Gravel Hill - 5
obits; Green Park - 38 obits, 2 bios, 11 newspaper scan replacements;
Liber - 5 obits, 1 bio; Wells - 4 obits; Zoar - 216 pics
Funeral Home Records: added 64 indexed records from Baird Funeral Home 1946-1948
Obituaries: added 29 obits for people with Jay County connections who are buried out of the county
Cemeteries: Salamonia - 62 replacement obits for newspaper scans &
added another 62 obits; Twin Hill - 28 replacements & 13 new obits;
Biographies: added 10 new bios
Funeral Home Records: added 21 indexed records from Baird Funeral Home 1946-1948
Cemeteries: Whicker - 3 replacement obits for newspaper scans; Maple
Lawn - added 8 obits; Mount Zion - 8 obits & 8 replacements
Funeral Home Records: added 23 indexed records from Baird Funeral Home 1946-1948
Cemeteries: Center - added 11 obits; Claycomb - 10 obits; Daugherty - 5
obits; Gravel Hill - 15 obits & 5 pics; Green Park - 63 obits; Hill
Crest - 38 obits; Holy Trinity - 4 obits; Little Salamonia - 7 obits
Funeral home records: added 44 indexed scans of Baird Funeral Home records 1946-1948
Cemeteries: Antioch - replaced 6 newspaper scans with typed obits and
added 7 new obits; Bluff Point - 1 obit; Twin Hill - 22 obits
Funeral Home Records - added 42 indexed records from Baird Funeral Home (1946-1948)
Cemeteries: Old Baptist - added 27 photographs; Old Brethren - added 40 photographs
Cemeteries: added listings from Salamonia Cemetery: Salamonia, Madison Twp., Jay County, Indiana, East Park, West Park, Grandview, 1840-2000 by Phyllis Strock Franklin and Jay W. Franklin, published in 2001 by the Jay County Genealogical Society (part 3 complete)
Antioch - 7 obits & 7 pics; Bluff Point - 25 obits & 25 pics;
Center - 6 obits; Gravel Hill - 8 obits; Pingry - 75 pics; Green Park -
16 obits; Kunce - 9 pics
Still updating cemeteries
Updating links: Stephen, Walling, Wayman, West Grove, Westchester,
Whicker, White Oak, Whiteman, Winters, Zoar, Praise Chapel, Spring Hill
Adding obits and/or pics: Stevenson (1 obit), Stratton (2 obits), Twin
Hill (19 obits), Wells (3 obits), Whaley (1 obit), Dunkirk IOOF (2
obits), Daugherty (42 obits, 400 pics)
Salamonia (65 obits, 4 pics), also adding listings from Salamonia Cemetery: Salamonia, Madison Twp., Jay County, Indiana, East Park, West Park, Grandview, 1840-2000
by Phyllis Strock Franklin and Jay W. Franklin, published in 2001 by
the Jay County Genealogical Society (part 1 & 2 complete)
Updating cemeteries: Harshbarger, Hearn - 9 obits; Hillcrest - 30
obits; Hillside - 15 obits, Jaque - 11 obits; County Farm; Kinsey - 8
obits, Kunce, Lancaster - 4 obits, Liber - 69 obits, Little Salamonia -
11 obits, Lotz, Maple Lawn - 7 obits, Morehous, Mt. Vernon - 1 obit, Mt.
Zion - 31 obits, New Mt. Pleasant - 15 obits, North Salem - 1 obit, Old
Baptist, Old Brethren, Penn Amish, Pingry - 8 obits, 1 bio, 2 pics,
Pleasant Hill - 9 obits, Powers, Reed - 9 obits, Ruple, Oak Ridge - 1
obit and Sager.
Replaced both Cemeteries and Death Records icons with new ones.
Updated Green Park Cemetery with 453 obits and 2 bios.
Just returned from a wonderful research week in Indiana! With the help
of Jane Edson, Karin King and Jim Cox we accumulated more data for our
Cemeteries: Bost - added 5 obits; Claycomb - 30 obits & 25 pics (thanks to Mary Lou Hudson!); County Farm - 11 obits; Flesher - 13 obits; Gravel Hill - 54 obits
Cemeteries - Whicker: 8 obits, 31 tombstone photos, 1 bio; Dunkirk IOOF: 11 obits; Spring Hill: 2 obits; Center: 33 obits; Finch: 3 obits, 1 bio; Antioch: 53 obits, 1 photo; Bloomfield: 11 obits, 2 bios, 3 photos; Bluff Point: 27 obits; Boundary: 15 obits; Center: 33 obits
Also learned that Bear Creek Cemetery is the same as Old Brethren Cemetery;
combined the listing and added 7 obits, 2 bios and 1 photo. This
cemetery has also been called Frank Boehm, Chapel Hill, Macklin and/or
Wabash (makes it hard to properly place obituaries!)
Added 65 obits for people with Jay County connections buried outside of
the county for a total of 235 obits, 6 bios and 36 photographs for the
Added 8 new biographies thanks to Jim Cox
Added a source for the Dail Death Diary
Cemeteries: Limberlost - added 7 obits & 103 tombstone photos; West Grove - 5 obits; Westchester - 11 obits; Whaley - 1 obit; White Oak - 60 tombstone photos; Winters - 5 obits
& 105 tombstone photos
Baird-Hardy Funeral Home Records: added 61 more records (index and image) Completed thanks to Karin King!
Federal Land Patents: created listing and added 50 early land owners with images of the original patent
Military: added listing of Jay County MIA and KIA during Korea and Vietnam thanks to Jay County's own Museum of the Soldier
added listing of 1883 Civil War Pensioners thanks to Jim Cox
Cemeteries: Wells - added 42 obits and 37 tombstone photos
Baird-Hardy Funeral Home Records 1908-1911: added 41 images w/ index
Military: added 1 Vietnam War KIA memorial
Cemeteries: Stephen (20 tombstone photos thanks to Mary Lou Hudson), Stratton (12 obits), Twin Hill/Pennville IOOF (194 obits; 4 bios)
Baird-Hardy Funeral Home Records 1908-1910 : added 40 images w/ index
Biographies: added 14 new bios from Biographical and Historical Record of Jay County, Lewis Publishing Company, 1897 - thanks to Jim Cox
Cemeteries: Bost (2 obits, 2 bios), Pingry (1 obit, 1 bio), Pleasant Hill (15 obits), Powers (3 obits), Reed (3 obits, 6 tombstone photos), Salamonia (89 obits), Stephen (1 obit, 1 bio), Stevenson (1 obit)
Marriages: 1885 & 1886 Jay County Marriage Records
Cemeteries: reformatted Mt. Vernon, Mt. Zion (added 7 obits), North Salem (6 obits
& 1 bio), Old Baptist, Pennville Amish (1 obit)
Beard-Hardy Funeral Home Records 1909-1910: added 41 images w/ index
Marriage Records: added 1837-1865 & 1884 marriages from DAR records
Cemeteries: Little Salamonia - added 26 obits
Lotz - reformatted & added 1 biography and found the final resting place of two War of 1812 veterans
Maple Lawn - added 11 obits and 1 biography
Miller & Morehous - reformatted
Beard-Hardy Funeral Home Records - added 50 indexed images (1909)
Cemeteries: Gilead - added 2 obits, 1 bio
Jaqua, County Farm, Kinsey, Kunce - reformatted
Lancaster - added 5 obits, 3 bios & 13 pics
Liber - added 47 obits
Limberlost - added 13 obits & found final resting place of 3 War of 1812 veterans
Bios: added 11 biographies from The History of Jay County, published in 1887
Beard-Hardy Funeral Home Records: added 10 images w/ index (1908-1909)
Cemeteries: Green Park - added 153 obits
Harshbarger - reformatted
Hearn - added 5 obits
Hill Crest - added 45 obits
Hillside - added 1 obit
Holy Trinity - added 7 obits
Cemeteries: Center - added 40 obits
Claycomb - added 34 obits & 5 pics
Daugherty - added 27 obits
Flesher - added 4 obits
Gravel Hill - added 75 obits
Biographies: added 11 new biographies from The History of Jay County, published in 1887
Obituaries: thanks to our wonderful volunteers, Jay County now boasts
over 3,000 obituaries in our obit listings (not bad for three years!)
Cemeteries: corrected the location of Bloomfield; updated Boundary with 12 obits, 1 biography and located the burial place of one of WW I's Gold Star soldiers; updated Center with 39 obits and 1 biography
Obituaries: found the final resting place for 22 folks for whom there was an obit, but no cemetery listing
Biographies: added 6 new biographies from The History of Jay County, published in 1887
Added 9 obits to Bluff Point Cemetery.
Completed the listing for Salamonia Cemetery, adding 107 more obits.
Updated Antioch Cemetery with 98 obits.
Created a listing for Salamonia Cemetery. The listing for A thru
R is complete, with 308 obits and several biographies! Also added
obits for 17 folks with Jay County ties that are buried out of the
Finally completed Green Park Cemetery, adding 124 more obits!
Added a listing for Mount Zion Cemetery with 63 obits.
Still working in Green Park Cemetery - added letters N - S listings with 154 obits
Completed Green Park Cemetery listing for letters I - M, adding 172 obits for those letters
Still working in Green Park Cemetery. The H listing is complete, adding 2 biographies and 81 obits.
Added a partial listing of Dunkirk IOOF cemetery with 41 obits for folks
with Jay County connections. The cemetery is located in Blackford
Added listings for the following cemeteries: Pleasant Hill, Holy
Trinity, Westchester, Whicker, White Oak, Winters and Spring Hill with
Posted the G listing for Green Park cemetery with 50 obits.
Added 75 obits for Jay residents who were buried outside the county.
Added listings for Stratton Cemetery, and started on Green Park Cemetery
(over 10,000 burials), completing listings A through F and adding 243
obits to our growing obituary files.
Added listings for Stevenson, New Mount Pleasant and Hillside Cemeteries, plus 34 obits to our growing obituary files.
The big news is that Jay County INGenWeb has a new home! We have moved from Rootsweb to a new server.
Gravel Hill Cemetery listing has been completed, adding 138 obits and
the 1897 Portland City Directory and the 1916 Jay County Farm Journal
have been added to the site (Census).
The hacking of Ancestry.com and Rootsweb slowed us down a bit, but we
finally finished the listing for Hillcrest adding 320 obits; posted
townships maps showing locations of most cemeteries and started on
Gravel Hill Cemetery, posting the A-K listing and adding 159 obits.
Added cemetery listings for Maple Lawn (w/ 38 obits), Whiteman, Welling,
Sager, Wells (39 obits), Bluff Point (35 obits), West Grove (9 obits),
Pennville Amish (5 obits) and got the first two parts of Hillcrest
posted w/ 74 obits.
Added cemetery listings for Bear Creek (3 obits), Little Salamonia (33
obits), Mount Vernon, Maple Lawn (5 obits), Praise Chapel (1 obit),
Spring Hill (4 obits), Stephen (1 obit) and Wayman (2 obits)
Added 153 more obits to Twin Hill-IOOF Cemetery and added the listing for Whaley Cemetery.
The Twin Hill-IOOF cemetery listing (almost 4000 burials) was finally
finished in February and 146 more obits were added for that cemetery,
with more to come from a couple of dedicated obit lookup volunteers.
Biographies R-Z (157) were posted; began working on Twin Hill IOOF Cemetery and have completed listings A-S, adding 173 obits.
L - P Bios were added (107) and listings for the following cemeteries
were completed: Bechtel-Stowe, Harshbarger, Kunce, Liber, Morehous,
Powers & Reed.
In November H, I, J & K Biographies (37) were added, along with
cemetery listings for County Farm, Kinsey, Old Baptist Church, Pingry
& North Salem
E, F & G Biographies (58) were added, along with cemetery listings
for Center, Claycomb and Jaque, adding 156 obits for individuals buried
in those cemeteries.
Added Mariah Mendenhall's Case Book of Midwifery Calls (1862-1900) in the Births section, thanks to contributor Jane Edson!
The entire site was redesigned; added cemetery listings for Boundary,
Clark, Clough, Hawkins, Limberlost, Hearn & Miller and added some
obits to those cemeteries.
Created obit listing and in the process of reformatting the biographies; letters A - D have been posted.
The World War I Gold Star military have been added, along with a What's New Log.
Listings for Burris, Finch, Fletch, Frank Boehn Cemeteries added
New front page
December 2012 - May 2013
Total frustration with CSS; too much to do for Adams Co
2 obits added to Lancaster Cemetery
41 obits added to Antioch Cemetery
5 obits added to Daugherty Cemetery
1 obit & 2 bios added to Zoar Cemetery
1 photo added to Lotz Cemetery
New CCs for Jay: Margie Pearce & Jim Cox
The history, cemetery listing and index were updated
30 obits added to Antioch Cemetery
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