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I'm happy to report I've completed a renovation of the Cemetery Pages at
the Jones county site with much additional information added, thanks to the
members of the Jones County Genealogical Society. Our goal is to have a
burial list, photos and a bit of history for each of Jones county's 84
Please visit the site and browse through the information, and if you can
fill in any of the gaps, please let me know.
Jones County IAGenWeb Coordinator
The Jones County Genealogy Society is about to put a listing for Pleasant
Hill Cem., Section 22, Jones Co., IA online.
Below is a list of the unmarked graves taken from a 1939 Plat map. This map
has very little detail. We have tried to make educated guesses as to the
who these people are. For instance, Mr. & Mrs. Jeans. The only Jeans listed
in Hale Tsp. were John N & Susan (Weir) Jeans......
If you know that the information we have "surmised" is incorrect, would you
be so kind as to notify us. I am copying this from a Word document. I hope
you will be able to read it.
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Information from 1939 Plat Map
Mr & Mrs. Dan Switzer (Daniel b 1823 PA and Mary Purbaugh/Perbaugh b 1818 PA)
Charlie Collin’s boy
Mr & Mrs. Jeans (Is this John N b 1811 NC & Susan b 1807 PA (Weir) Jeans?)
John & Susan died between 1885 & 1895
Philip Switzer’s twins (parents:Phillip b1853 Penn & Agnes b1861 OH)
Will Starry’s baby girl
Charlie Collin’s boy (maybe a duplicate entry)
George R Clay’s parents (George, Sr. b1806 Eng & Argentine b 1814)
Sam Leslie’s “people”(s/o Andrew & Nancy (Chester) Leslie –wife: Suzy
Switzer who was dau. Of Daniel & Mary (Perbaugh) Switzer)
Baby of Mr & Mrs. O Brown
Dave Houston’s wife ( Lizzie b 1858 MN died 1890-1900 – their children
Norris A b 1881, Archie R b1887, and Florence Belle b 1890)
Spicer Harris “family” – (Edward Spicer Harris b 1846 OH and Julia Benridge
b 1849 MO died bet. 1885 & 1895. Children: William Wilbur Harris b 1870 MO
married Sophia Oswold. Geneva b 1876 IA does not appear after 1885 – no
marriage license in Jones Co.
Doc Starry’s boy, Harlen
August Ingwersen’s baby
Hansie Ahrendsen’s baby
Ray Blythe’s boy
Justice/Justus Aldrich and his parents (and, maybe, his brother, Dexter A b
1843 NY and died bet 1870 & 1880)—s/o Joseph b1817 VT & Chloe (Bakin) b 1823
MA ALDRICH. Joseph died between 1870 and 1880. Chloe died after 1895.
John Conley’s baby
Jones Co. Gen. Soc.
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U.S. Surgeon General's Family History Initiative
Health care professionals have known for a long time that common
diseases - heart disease, cancer, and diabetes - and even rare diseases -
like hemophilia, cystic fibrosis, and sickle cell anemia - can run in
families. If one generation of a family has high blood pressure, it is not
unusual for the next generation to have similarly high blood pressure.
Tracing the illnesses suffered by your parents, grandparents, and
other blood relatives can help your doctor predict the disorders to which
you may be at risk and take action to keep you and your family healthy.
To help focus attention on the importance of family health history,
U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., in cooperation with
other agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
has launched a national public health campaign, called the U.S. Surgeon
General's Family History Initiative, to encourage all American families to
learn more about their family health history.
In addition to the Office of the Surgeon General, other HHS agencies
involved in this project include the National Human Genome Research
Institute (NHGRI), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and the Health Resources
and Services Administration (HRSA).
National Family History Day
Surgeon General Carmona has declared Thanksgiving 2004 to be the first
annual National Family History Day. Thanksgiving is the traditional start of
the holiday season for most Americans.
Whenever families gather, the Surgeon General encourages them to talk
about, and to write down, the health problems that seem to run in their
family. Learning about their family's health history may help ensure a
longer future together.
My Family Health Portrait
Americans know that family history is important to health. A recent
survey found that 96 percent of Americans believe that knowing their family
history is important. Yet, the same survey found that only one-third of
Americans have ever tried to gather and write down their family's health
Because family health history is such a powerful screening tool, the
Surgeon General has created a new computerized tool to help make it fun and
easy for anyone to create a sophisticated portrait of their family's health.
This new tool, called "My Family Health Portrait" can be downloaded
for free and installed on your own computer.
The tool will help you organize your family tree and help you identify
common diseases that may run in your family.
When you are finished, the tool will create and print out a graphical
representation of your family's generations and the health disorders that
may have moved from one generation to the next. That is a powerful tool for
predicting any illnesses for which you should be checked.
For information on other activities of the Office of the Surgeon
General, please visit www.surgeongeneral.gov.
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