I mowed the cemetery for the second time today. It took about 3 hours to mow it. I finished just as it started raining.
And, I found another member of the McNiel family online today. M Chauncy that is buried here was Mary McNiel Chauncy married to Warren Chauncy. I was searching to find where he died in Arkansas [1896 Scott County, AR] and found a query someone posted about their Grandmother Pauline Honsinger and her Chauncy nephew. He said his grandmother was a McNeil and her sister married a Chauncy. Mary McNiel's sister was I thought named Martha Parmilia McNiel as she is Martha P on the 1860 census and Parmilia on the 1870 census. It turns out she was Martha Paulina McNiel Hemphill Honsinger. I found her death certificate online, her gravemarker in New Home Cemetery, Laclede County, Missouri. She married Samuel Arvin Hemphill in 1873 in Laclede County. Then married Farmer Jay Honsinger in 1913, and died in 1928 in Laclede County. She was called Lina. So, the M McNiel stone in my cemetery is not Martha P., sister to Mary.
I live along a deadend red dirt road in North West Arkansas. I am commonly known as the Sweetest Sister. I am an old woman who searches for dead relatives. Sometimes my friends try to get me to help them find people who are living, but I tell them I am only interested in people who can't talk back. Reading blogs is a waste of time.