An excellent site for cemetery records and photos is the Find-A-Grave webite. From their
search page you may be able to find an interment
record, and if you're lucky, a photo of the stone as well! If there isn't a photo available, you can request
that a volunteer take a picture and upload it to the site. If you have photographs of headstones, please consider
sharing them with both slavens.net and Find-A-Grave. I'd be glad to upload them to Find-A-Grave for you if you
don't have the time or find the process intimidating.
Mt. Hermon Cemetery, Washington Parish, Louisiana.
Slavens Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri listing. Thanks to Ray Slavens for finding and sharing this census.
Camden County, Missouri records.
Miller County, Missouri records.
Slavens Cemetery, Pike County, Ohio.
Carol and Bill Slavens sent these photos of some of the stones in the Slavens Cemetery, in rural Pike County, Ohio.
The cemetery is located on property that had belonged to Reuben Slavens.
Many thanks to Carol and Bill for sharing the photos!
Charles Slavens stone. Charles was a son of Reuben Slavens and Sally (Kinnison) Slavens, and grandson of John and Elizabeth (Stewart) Slavens. He was
born in Bath County, Virginia and came to Pike County, Ohio, with his parents at a young age.
Margaret Slavens stone. Margaret (McClure)
Slavens was the wife of Charles Slavens, and is commemorated on the same stone. Charles and Margaret had a dozen children
in Pike County.
Charles and Margaret Slavens stone.
Bill Slavens stands next to the memorial of his great-great-grandparents, giving you an idea of the height of the spire.
Jacob W. Slavens stone. Jacob Slavens was a son of
Charles and Margaret Slavens.
R.H. and Julia Slavens stone.Rueben Harrison Slavens
was a son of Stuart Slavens, one of the brothers of Charles Slavens. His wife was the former Julia Sampson.
John Slavin stone and gravesite, near Meadowdale, Highland County, Virigina.
Chris Pollock sent these photos from the old Slaven buring ground near Meadowdale, Virgina. The first photo
is of the memorial stone contrributed by
General Thomas H. Slavens in 1938 in honor of the family's founders John and Elizabeth (Stuart) Slavin.
Chris also sent a photo of John Slavin's
gravesite. The photo is dominated by the remains of an old ash tree.
According to one of the family histories floating around, "(a) large ash tree has grown up since [John
Slavin's] burial and the footstone is imbedded in its roots." A piece of that stone-- at least we
assume it's that stone-- is seen near the center of the photo along the bottom edge.
Chris reports that the farmer that owns the land is planning on cleaning up the site in the future.
He lifted a section of the downed tree this summer but found a family of skunks had taken up residence
so the clean-up was put on hold.
The photos were taken in late October 2009; you can see the trees in distance are turning color.
Both photos are larger than most on this site-- my apologies to those still using dial-up internet access!--
but thought the interest in John's gravesite warranted the extra KB's. Many thanks to Chris for sharing these
with the rest of the family!
Cemetery photos from Dallas County, Missouri.
Pat Davis shared some memorial photos from Dallas County (Urbana), Missouri. Thanks Pat!
Rev. James H. Slavens stone.
The Reverend Doctor's stone is located in the Bowers Chapel Cemetery. He was a pioneer physician and minister in
southwest Missouri; there's more information on him and his descendants in the Bios section of the website.
Louisa Slavens stone.
Louisa (Rountree) was the wife of James H. Slavens and is buried beside him at Bowers Chapel.
Lucius and Martha Slavens stone.
Lucius Bailey ("Bud") Slavens, one of James and Louisa's sons, and his wife Martha ("Mattie"
Johnson) are also buried at Bowers Chapel.
Because of the interest, we're also including photos of the memorials for Louisa Slavens's parents, Joseph and
Nancy Rountree. Their original(?) stone
newer memorial are at the Bowers Chapel cemetery.
Cemetery photos from Wayne and McCreary County, Kentucky
Thanks to Regina Williams for sharng photos taken at cemeteries in Wayne and McCreary County, Kentucky!
Alexander Cemetery (Wayne County)
Virginia and Effie Slaven stone.
Close-ups of the engravings of the above stone.
Barren Fork Cemetery (McCreary County)
Barren Fork Cemetery, two views.
John A. and Elizabeth Slaven stone.
Close-ups of the engravings of the above stone.
Avery Slaven stone.
Irene Slaven stone.
Nova Slaven and John C. King stone.
Roger Dale Slaven stone.
Holloway Cemetery (McCreary County)
Holloway Cemetery sign.
Dillman Slaven stone.
Close-up of Dillman Slaven engraving.
Donald Slaven marker.
Laura Slaven stone.
Carter Cemetery (McCreary County)
Carter Cemetery entrance.
Victoria Slaven stone.
Close-up of Victoria Slaven engraving.
Slevin memorials, Santa Clara, California. Keith Garvin sent
these photos of family memorials in the Santa Clara Mission Cemetery. Thanks Keith!
Patrick and James Slevin.
Brothers Patrick and James Slevin were born in Minnesota and came to California late in the 19th
century. More information about James can be found on our photos page.
Slevin/Bixler family plot.
James and Patrick's mother, Mary Slevin, and some of their siblings and other family members
are honored at this family polt.
Slavens family stones, Waverly area, Morgan County, Illinois. Jane Slavens is sharing with us photos taken of family markers at Waverly, Illinois. Thanks Jane!
George Slavens family marker, Waverly East Cemetery.
George W. Slavens was a son of Jacob and Nancy (Cheek) Slavens. He shares a stone with his wife Mary Sophia (Rees) and their daughter Daisy Edith Slavens, who was known her great nieces and nephews as "Aunt E."
Pansy and Henry Wilburn Smith stones, Waverly East Cemetery.
Pansy Slavens Smith was another daughter of George W. and Mary Sophia (Rees) Slavens, and was married to Henry Wilburn Smith.
Robert and Lola (Stewart) Slavens stone, Waverly East Cemetery.
Robert was a son of George W. and Mary Sophia Slavens.
Albert Slavens stone,
Calvary Cemetery, Springfield.
Albert was a son of Robert O. and Lola Slavens.
Joseph Zelmer Slavens stone, Waverly East Cemetery.
Joseph was a son of Robert and Lola Slavens.
Hallie Marguerite (Slavens) Dain stone, Waverly East Cemetery.
Hallie was the wife of Robert Dain Sr. and was a daughter of Robert and Lola Slavens.
Lafey Talkington stone, Rogers Cemetery.
Lafey was a daughter of Jane Louvina (Slavens) and Joseph S. Talkington. Jane was a daughter of Jacob and Nancy (Cheek) Slavens.
Joseph Talkington stone, Rogers Cemetery.
Joseph was a son of Jane Louvina (Slavens) and Joseph S. Talkington.
Slaven family stones, Monterey Cemetery, Highland County, Virginia. Kathy Steffy shared these photos she took at the Monterey Cemetery in Highland County, Virginia over Memorial Day 2006 and 2007. Thanks Kathy!
Head and footstones, Thomas and Ursula Slaven.
Thomas Hodges Slaven was a son of Thomas Hanson and Margaret (Fleisher) Slaven. His footstone and that of his wife, Ursula "Sula" (Sipe) is shown with the headstone at the family plot.
Head and footstones, Howard and Daisy Slaven.
Howard Morgan Slaven was another son of Thomas H. and Margaret Slaven; his wife, Daisy (Bussard) married a Curry after Howard's death.
Harry Fleisher and Maud (Siple) Slaven memorial.
Harry Slaven was a son of Thomas and Margaret (Fleisher) Slaven, and lived his entire life in Highland County. He is descended from John and Elizabeth Stuart Slavin through their son Stewart.
Roy Bernard and Mabel (Wimer) Slaven memorial.
Roy Slaven was another descendant of Stewart Slaven, through Jesse Benjamin and Henry Adam Slaven.
Alfred and Mildred (Slaven) Simmons memorial.
Mildred Lee (Slaven), daughter of Roy and Mabel Slaven, married Alfred Simmons.
John Robert Slaven memorial.
John R. Slaven was a son of Henry Adam and Allie Elizabeth (Gum) Slaven.
Howard Morgan Slaven memorial.
Howard Slaven was a son of Thomas and Margaret (Fleisher) Slaven.
Marion "May" Slaven memorial.
Marion Virginia "May" Slaven was a daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Fleisher) Slaven.
Slavens family stones, Miller County, Missouri. Thanks to Randy Hood for sending these photos of stones at cemeteries in Miller County in central Missouri! Can you help us out with identifying the families of these people?
Slavens family memorial, Eldon Cemetery.
This memorial sets off the Slavens family plot at the Eldon Cemetery.
Daniel E. Slavens stone, Dooley Cemetery.
Daniel E. Slavens was a son of Daniel F. and Martha Slavens, and grandson of William B. and Rhoda Slavens.
Robert Slavens stone, Dooley Cemetery.
Robert Slavens was a son of Daniel E. and Mary Wood Slavens.
Bernice Slavens stone, Dooley Cemetery.
Bernice Slavens was a daughter of Daniel E. and Mary Wood Slavens.
Margaret Slavens stone, Eldon Cemetery.
Jack Slavens stone, Eldon Cemetery.
Jack A. Slavens stone, Eldon Cemetery.
Minnie Slavens Boan stone, Eldon Cemetery.
Kenneth Slavens stone, Eldon Cemetery.
Henry B. Slavens stone, Madden Cemetery. Thanks to Judy Mace for sharing these photos
of Henry B. Slavens's stone. Henry was a son of Stewart Slavens, whose stone can be found below
Slavens family stones, Wyandotte County, Kansas. Randy Hood also sent these photos of stones at Maple Hill Cemetery in Kansas City, Kansas. Thanks Randy!
Grover and Doris Slavens memorial.
These five memorials honor children of Daniel E. Slavens, whose stone is in the previous collection of photos.
Olive Jane Slavens stone.
Olive, the youngest daughter of Daniel Edward Slavens, was born at Eldon, Miller County, Missouri, and died in Kansas City, Kansas.
Edward L. Slavens stone.
Rev. E.L. Slavens was a noted evangelist in the Midwest. Several 78 rpm recordings from the Reversand are pictured on the Misc page.
Rev. J.F. Slavens stone.
Rev. E.F and Ellen Schuler memorial.
Not only did Daniel E. Slavens have two sons who became ministers, his daughter Ellen married a minister.
Nadine Elliott memorial.
Linda (Slavens) Francis memorial.
Linda was a daughter of Grover and Doris Slavens. Her memorial is at the Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas.
James and Frances Slavin stone, St. Patrick's Cemetery, McHenry County, Illinois.
James was a great-grandson
of Matthew and Ann Slavin, both natives of Ireland, who came to America and lived in New York and Wisconsin
before settling in McHenry County, Illinois. Thanks to Jessica Slavin for sharing the photo!
Slaven family stones, Glenwood Cemetery, Mitchell County, Kansas.
Sheri Vigil shared photos of these stones of James and Emily Slaven and other family members buried at Glenwood Cemetery at Glen Elder, Kansas. (There are six good-sized photos on the page so it's going to be slow to load if you're on dial-up-- sorry!) Many of the burials were moved here from Grelette Cemetery, which was displaced by the formation of Waconda Lake. The James Slaven homestead is also under the waters of the reservoir. Thanks to Sheri for sharing the photos.
Thomas M. and Lucy (Perks) Slavens stones, Slavens Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.
Two photos of the stone honoring these Missouri pioneers. Thomas was a son of Isaiah Slavens, and came to Missouri in 1819. Thanks to Ray Slavens for the photos.
Thomas J. and Livvia (Jackson Elsberry) Slavens stones, West Cuivre Baptist Church near Laddonia, Audrain County, Missouri.
"Jeff" Slavens was a son of William Fletcher Slavens, grandson of Thomas M. Slavens. Thanks to Ray Slavens for sharing the photos.
Wolford Slaven stone, Hazelwood Cemetery, Grinnell, Poweshiek County, Iowa.
Wolford was a descendant of Richard Harve Slaven through Elisha and Andrew Slaven. Thanks to Lorna Gheen for sharing the photo, a part of the Harriet Smith Gunther collection.
Pinckney and Harriet (Slavin) Kilgore, Poplar Bluff City Cemetery, Poplar Bluff, Butler County, Missouri.
Harriet was the daughter of Abner Calvin and Mary Slavin of Tennessee. Thanks to Michael Kilgore for the photo.
Slavens monument, Picton, Ontario.
Members of the Patrick Slaven family are honored by this impressive monument in Picton, Ontario. Thanks to Scott Slaven for the photos.
W.C. Slavens stone, Dooley Cemetery, Miller County, Missouri.
Thanks to Ramona Stewart for the photo.
Charles Slavens stone, Dooley Cemetery, Miller County, Missouri.
Thanks to Ramona Stewart for the photo.
Charles and Georgia Slavens stone, Dooley Cemetery, Miller County, Missouri.
Thanks to Ramona Stewart for the photo.
Joseph Slavens stone, Tharp Cemetery, Wayne County, Iowa.
Mary Slavens stone, Tharp Cemetery, Wayne County, Iowa.
Mary (Mabee) was the wifeof Joseph Slavens.
Clara Mathers stone, Tharp Cemetery, Wayne County, Iowa.
Clara was a daughter of Jospeh and Mary Slavens.
L.A. May Slavens stone, Tharp Cemetery, Wayne County, Iowa.
Daughter of Joseph and Mary Slavens, who died at the age of two days.
Sarah Ann Slavens stone, Greer Cemetery, Wayne County, Iowa.
Sarah Ann (Coffee) was the wife of Thomas G. Slavens. In 15 month four members of this family were laid to rest in this cemetery on the Iowa-Missouri border.
Elizabeth Slavens stone, Greer Cemetery, Wayne County, Iowa.
Daughter of Thomas and Sarah Slavens.
Nellie F. Slavens stone, Greer Cemetery, Wayne County, Iowa.
Daughter of Thomas and Sarah Slavens.
Infant Slavens stone, Greer Cemetery, Wayne County, Iowa.
Infant son of Thomas and Sarah Slavens.
Nimrod Slaven stone, Terry Cemetery, Scott County, Tennessee.
Thanks to B.J. Boyatt and Dee Murphy for the photo.
Dewey Slaven stone, Terry Cemetery, Scott County, Tennessee.
Thanks to Dee Murphy for the photo.
Slaven Cemetery, Rockybranch, Wayne County, Kentucky.
Sign for Rattlesnake Ridge cemetery, also known as the Slaven Cemetery, in Wayne County, Kentucky. A listing on Rootsweb refers to this cemetery as the William Slaven cemetery and places it in Scott County, Tennessee. Thanks to Lucy Slaven for the photo.
Elige Slaven stone, Slaven Cemetery, Wayne County, Kentucky.
Preston Slaven made this headstone for his father, Elijah "Elige" Slaven. Photo courtesy of Lucy Slaven.
Stewart Slavens stone, Conway Cemetery, Camden County, Missouri.
Stewart was a son of Henry and Elizabeth (Houchin) Slavens, grandson of John and Elizabeth (Stewart) Slavin. Thanks to Joe Slavens for the photo.
Stewart Slavens stone.
A closeup of the stone pictured above. Thanks to Joe Slavens for the photo.
Jordon Boyatt stone, No Business Mountain, Tenneessee.
Jordon (aka Jurdun) Boyatt, 1828-1900, was the husband of Mary Ann Slaven. The stone is quite worn and hard to read, and the white spot in the upper portion is an inlaid stone. According to BJ Boyatt, some people see it as bighorn sheep, a wolf, or a face. The gravesite is on No Business Mountain in what is now the Big South Fork recreation area. Thanks to Dorothy Slaven and BJ for the photo.
Slavens plot, Springfield Cemetery, Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
The tall white obelisk is engraved "Slavens" and the three stones in the foreground are for Dr. John "Jack" Slavens, his wife, and a son. Thanks to Shari Slavey for the photo.
Dr. John Slavens stone, Springfield Cemetery, Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
Dr. John Slavens was a son of Isaiah Slavens and practiced medicine in Kentucky. See the "Bios" page for more information on Dr. Slavens. Photo courtesy of Shari Slavey.
Sophia Slavens stone, Springfield Cemetery, Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
Sophia (Graham) was the wife of Dr. John Slavens. Photo courtesy of Shari Slavey.
George Slavens stone, Springfield Cemetery, Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
George was one of the sons of Dr. John and Sophia Slavens. Photo courtesy of Shari Slavey.
George C. Slaven monument, Shepherd, Isabella County, Michigan.
George and Nancy Anderson Slaven lived in Oil City, Pennsylvania, before relocating to Michigan. George was a Civil War veteran, serving with the 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry at Gettysburg. Serving in the same unit was an Andrew Slaven, both apparently from Greenwood Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. Anyone know more about this line? Thanks to Fred Knipp for the photo.
Woodford Slavens headstone, Marena Cemetery, Payne County, Oklahoma.
Woodford was the son of Lucinda (Vermillion) and Thomas Jefferson Slavens (Thomas, the son of Reuben Slavens and grandson of Isaiah Slavens). The sandstone headstones for Woodford and his wife were carved by their son, Frank Slavens. Thanks to Thomas Slavens for the photo.
Abbie Slavens headstone, Marena Cemetery, Payne County, Oklahoma.
Abbie (or Abbey E.) was the wife of Woodford Slavens. Thanks to Thomas Slavens for the photo.
Frank Slavens marker, Marena Cemetery, Payne County, Oklahoma.
Frank was a son of Woodford and Abbie Slavens. Thanks to Thomas Slavens for the photo.
John Slavens stone, Romney Cemetery, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
John was a son of James and Margaret Slavens of Hendricks County, Indiana.
Mary Acheson stone, West Point Cemetery, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
Mary was the wife of John Slavens. The stone for one of John and Mary's daughters, Martha Slavens Thomas, can be seen in the background. Photo courtesy of Brad Slavens.
Mary M. Slavens stone, Romney Cemetery, Romney, Randolph Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
Mary was a daughter of John Slavens and Mary Margaret (Tittman). Photo courtesy of Brad Slavens.
Martha Slavens Thomas stone, West Point Cemetery, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
Photo courtesy of Brad Slavens.
Charles Alexander Slavens stone, Mt. Gilboa United Methodist Church Cemetery, Mt. Gilboa Township, Benton County, Indiana.
Charles was the son of John Slavens & Mary Margaret (Tittman). Also pictured are the stones for Hildur Elizabeth (Esping), his first wife, and second wife Agnes M. Photo courtesy of Brad Slavens.
Henry G. Slavens stone, Brick Chapel Cemetery, Putnam County, Indiana.
Henry was the son of Dr. John and Sarah Slavens.
Henry M. and Mary Slavens stone, Clinton Falls Cemetery, Putnam County, Indiana.
William T. and Nancy Slavens monument, Clinton Falls Cemetery, Putnam County, Indiana.
Oder and Mamie Slavens memorial, Maple Hill Cemetery, Plainfield, Hendricks County, Indiana.
The two stones in the background are their children Lawrence and Nenentah.
Lawrence Slavens and Nenetah Tucker memorials, Maple Hill Cemetery, Plainfield, Hendricks County, Indiana.
Lawrence and Nenetah were the children of Oder and Mamie Slavens.
Hiram B. Slavens stone, Brick Chapel Cemetery, Putnam County, Indiana.
According to a history of Brick Chapel, Hiram B. and Sarah Slavens donated 1.5 acres for the church and cemetery. This land was probably the site of the Montgomery Chapel.
Keziah Slavens stone, Brick Chapel Cemetery, Putnam County, Indiana.
Keziah was a wife of Reuben Slavens.
Elizabeth Slavens monuments, Brick Chapel Cemetery, Putnam County, Indiana.
Two stones, two different Elizabeths? I don't know for sure the answer to this one. Photos show a close-up of Elizabeth's stone, and a photo showing it in releation to the Reuben and Elizabeth Slavens monument.
Reuben and Elizabeth Slavens monument, Brick Chapel Cemetery, Putnam County, Indiana.
On the south side of the monument is engraving honoring Reuben Slavens, while the north side honors his wife Elizabeth. Both sides are shown.
Elmina (Clodfelter) Slavens monument, Union Chapel Cemetery, Putnam County, Indiana.
Elmina's stone is located between stones for her parents and for Isaiah Slavens.
Isaiah Slavens monument, Union Chapel Cemetery, Putnam County, Indiana.
Here's a mystery for you: family records say that Isaiah is buried at Brick Chapel, and that Elmina's husband James Calvin Slavens is buried at Union Chapel-- yet he's not on the cemetery listing for Union Chapel. As a Civil War veteran, James would have been eligible for a government stone like Isaiah's; so did someone get the stones in the wrong cemeteries? (According to a slip in Isaiah's Revolutionary War pension file, on June 16, 1930, the file was examined for tombstone data.)
Luther and Orpha Slavens monument, Clinton Falls Cemetery, Putnam County, Indiana.
Nancy N. Slavens stone, Brick Chapel Cemetery, Putnam County, Indiana.
Nancy was the wife of Hiram Slavens.
Dr. John and Sarah Slavens memorial, Brick Chapel Cemetery, Putnam County, Indiana.
John W. Slavens stone, Greenlawn Cemetery, Wingate, Montgomery County, Indiana.
This badly worn government-issue stone is for John W. Slavens, who died in the service of the 72nd Indiana Infantry on Nov. 29, 1862. I believe the government would replace this stone free upon a family member's request. He was a son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Farrow) Slavens.
Nancy Slavens stone, Greenlawn Cemetery, Wingate, Montgomery County, Indiana.
Nancy was the wife of Isaiah Slavens Jr. The stone's hard to read, which accounts for the Montgomery County InGenWeb site to list her age as 18 years instead of the correct 48.
J.H. Slavens stone, Gem Cemetery, near Sarcoxie, Missouri.
James Henry Slavens was the son of Daniel and Milia Spencer Slavens. Photo courtesy of Bonnie Bartlett.
John C. Slaven stone, Grandview Cemetery, Terre Haute, Indiana.
Photo courtesy of Donna Brewer.
Florence Slaven stone, Grandview Cemetery, Terre Haute, Indiana.
Florence was the wife of John C. Slaven. I believe the emblem is for Theta Rho, a girls' organization sponsored by the Rebekahs. Photo courtesy of Donna Brewer.
Brig. Gen. Thomas H. Slavens memorial, Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas.
Brig. Gen. Thomas H. Slavens was the son of Zenas L. and Irene (Stanley) Slavens and served from the Indian Wars through World War I. Photo courtesy of Rosie Myers.
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