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Justin L. Smith (#46500408)
 member for 15 years, 4 months, 16 days
Marlene Bennett
RE: John Music 1816-1902
I will look for my notes on his Civil War service. I had ancestors who served also, but found the information on my own. My parents or Grandparents never mentioned it. I will gladly share any family information I have on this family through email. My email address can be found on my contributor page.

Added by Marlene Bennett on Dec 30, 2016 8:02 AM

Marlene Bennett
RE: John Music 1816-1902
Let me know if you find out which VA unit he was with, if you think the current information is incorrect. I will also double check my notes. I do remember his Grandson saying that Grandfather John Music was a Civil War veteran. I believe this was in the local paper in Richwood.

Added by Marlene Bennett on Dec 29, 2016 7:04 PM

Marlene Bennett
RE: John Music 1816-1902
Justin, I'm not sure where I got that information, but I checked the Historical Society Cemetery listings. They have that information listed under his name. My notes do say that he was one of two Civil War veterans buried on Hinkle Mountain. Also, he had a brother who served with the 39th KY Infantry, USA. I will let you know if I find more.

Added by Marlene Bennett on Dec 27, 2016 9:40 AM

The Bradford Family
Hey cuz. This is so awesome finding new relatives and ancestors. If there is anything I can do to help you with our famlies let me know. Thank you for everything.

Added by HeartFelt on Dec 07, 2016 2:11 PM

Kel K
Hi Justin. We're related through Morris. John Smith Morris was my 5th-great-grandfather. Thomas Smith Morris was my 4th-great-grandfather.

Added by Kel K on Dec 06, 2016 1:14 PM

Lewis Clark
David Rawson
Hello Justin,
Thank you for your kind note. Yes, David Rawson is my 10x great-grandfather. In my line, a Rawson married a Wheeler and their daughter married a Putnam, then a Putnam married a Curtis, which was my mother's maiden name. You can follow this line through the memorials I manage. Genealogy is certainly very interesting, especially when you find distant cousins!

Added by Lewis Clark on Nov 29, 2016 7:36 AM

Samuel Chipman (1661-1723)
Hi Justin my name is Shelley Bradford and I've been doing our Bradford ancestry. I have a question. One of my ancestors ( Priscilla Bradford 1686-1732) was supposedly married to a Seth Chipman and his father was Samuel Chipman ( 1661-1723). Is this Seth the son of Samuel? I don't see his name listed on Samuel's memorial. Thank you.

Added by HeartFelt on Oct 11, 2016 4:48 PM

Belquis N Jones
RE: Hazel Irene Jackson Friebus / William Jackson
Hi Justin - My husband and I just visited Hazel and Arthur Friebis's graves along with Arthur's parent's grave. Greenwood is a well managed and well mainted cemetery. We did a genealogy trip stopping in OH, WV & KY. Feel free to transfer Hazel and Arthur's memorials to me. I will figure out the rest on my end. Thank you for the death certificate on William Arthur - Greenwood had been kind enough to check the records and confirmed he was a man of color. I'm still hitting a brick wall on Hazel's father William Arthur Jackson and her brother William Ernest. They disappeared...I will continue to try to find them. Thank you for your help on this. If you need any assistance from me in my neck of the woods - Connecticut - please let me know. Belquis.

Added by Belquis N Jones on Oct 08, 2016 5:13 PM

Martin W Johnson
RE: Swain family
I'm not related. just a civil war & county historian.

Added by Martin W Johnson on Sep 17, 2016 12:06 PM

Nirvana Sentinel
RE: David Smith (Schmidt)
I believe he was my Great x4 Paternal Grandfather.

Added by Nirvana Sentinel on Sep 05, 2016 7:37 AM

Nirvana Sentinel
RE: David Smith (Schmidt)
Thank you for your inquiry about the Smith lineage. I have not done DNA research as of yet. My Find a Grave research is somewhat based on connecting the dots and very few speculation and best guesses until further evidence is revealed by others.

Added by Nirvana Sentinel on Sep 05, 2016 7:30 AM

Kent R. Ickler
RE: Norma Jean Swain
You're welcome.

Have a great autumn.


Added by Kent R. Ickler on Aug 31, 2016 11:32 AM

Allen Crain
RE: Samuel Hensley died 1841
Simon (b: Apr 26, 1785 Washington Co Va - d Aug 12, 1826 in Sangamon Co. Illinois) married Mary Arnold on Feb. 2, 1820. Four children: John, Samuel, James, and George. I've been able to find some info on these children.

Thomas (b: Apr, 20, 1788 Washington Co Va - d: after 1850 in Marion Co, Indiana) married Nancy Davis on Sept. 25, 1846 in Ind. Four children: Abram, Elizabeth, Samuel and James L. Haven't found much on them.

I am descended from Fielding Hensley which was Samuel's brother. I have traced several of Samuel's children if you need the info.

Not sure why you didn't find Washington County records but remember Scott County was formed from Washington County but not sure on the date. I've been meaning to go there myself.

Hope this helps but email me at if you have further questions.


Added by Allen Crain on Aug 21, 2016 8:46 PM

Belquis N Jones
RE: Hazel Irene Jackson Friebus / William Jackson
Thank you for the information on Amanda Furnace! How can we get the records "unlinked" from Hazel and this William since obviously, they are not related? William Arthur had a son William Ernest. He lived in Columbus and was alive when Lena passed on February 24, 1947. He's my new mystery.

Would you let me know what is entailed in maintaining a memorial? What do I need to do / know? Hazel was my husband's grandmother - she had been married to James A. Medley - had a son Everett who died at 6 months old of dysentery and malnutrition. It wasn't a good marriage. It appears Vernon Allen Medley was removed from the home put in foster care and was raised by Harry C. and Nellie Jones also of Ohio. They may have been part of an organization helping out. If only they knew how close they were to one another. My husband and I are planning a trip to Columbus hoping to get documents - adoption of possible. Be happy to maintain, just need instructions....thanks...Bonnie

Added by Belquis N Jones on Aug 03, 2016 6:17 PM

Belquis N Jones
RE: William Arthur Jackson
Hi Justin,

Thank you for your quick response. I was in a quandry for the last 3 years trying to match up William A. Jackson to his family members. Just recently, I broke down Robert Conroy Jackson's tree down, piece by piece, to where I was able to place Mary West living in Henderson, WV after Robert passed. She was William's step mother and was raising the kids she had with Robert on her own. I believe it was during this time that William was visiting his step mom and met Lena May Turner or possibly, Mary's daughters may have been friendly with Lena and met William. He's the only william I have found born in Amanda Furnace. His birth place appeared on his daughter, Beatrice's birth certificate as "Amanda" - so, I have the right "William"! Thank you for the information...Bonnie

Added by Belquis N Jones on Aug 03, 2016 6:01 PM

RE: John Freeman Rice
You can find a copy of the obituary on the funeral home website. I don't remember which newspsper, possibly the Southern Illinoisan. Hope this helps.

Added by AZLITE on Aug 03, 2016 7:51 AM

Belquis N Jones
Hazel Irene Jackson Friebus / William Jackson
I would greatly appreciate your help! Have been researching Hazel Irene Jackson Friebus #61226371 and William Jackson #67646567. It has been difficult finding information on William Jackson - her father. Just recently, I noticed on his Find A Grave site that Hazel's name was also listed. How excited I got. Is there any way that you can determine if these two memorial numbers are tied to one another? Hazel was born on 3/19/1903 in Henderson, WV. William was born in Kentucky. Believe it was Amanda Furnace, KY although I still need to confirm this. ANY information you can provide me would to solve my mystery as to what happened to him. I am hoping to travel to Columbus and would like to visit their graves.
Thank you for your help. Bonnie Jones, wife of Michael W. Jones, Hazel's grandson.

Added by Belquis N Jones on Jul 31, 2016 10:07 PM

Tess Mabes McIntosh
Hello, You put in a photo request for Margaret and Winston Basista at Holy Cross in Antioch. I spoke with the office today and they say that Margaret and Winston are not buried at Holy Cross. Not sure what has a happened. Sorry.

Added by Tess Mabes McIntosh on Jun 30, 2016 6:09 PM

Perry Tackett
Yes, I'm very interested in family history. I've been trying to find out some of it, but it's very difficult.


Added by Perry Tackett on Jun 27, 2016 9:08 AM

A P McDaniel
You are correct. Martha Patsy Yates (KY) all the way back to George of Maryland.

We also share other names as well...most notably Reed. If you send me your email I can invite you to my tree and we can see what other connections there are.

Added by A P McDaniel on May 31, 2016 6:39 PM

A P McDaniel
RE: Thomas Yeates
He is my 10th great grandfather. Thank you so much for all the work you do! It would be interesting to find out if we are related.

Added by A P McDaniel on May 31, 2016 5:22 PM

Pat Peterson
Portman Swafford Cemetery
I recently visited what I thought was the Portman Swafford Cemetery in Athens McMinn CO. Tennessee.
I was unable to locate any of the graves (Portman Swafford 1816-1911, Drucilla Keltner Swafford 1816-1882, my Great, Great Grand Parents), that I was in search of.
I would appreciate any information you may have on the correct location.
If this is an inappropriate place to ask this question I send my sincere apology.
Find a Grave
Portman Swafford Cemetery
McMinn County
Tennessee, USA

Maintained by: Justin L. Smith
Originally Created by: Marvin & Samme Templin
Record added: Feb 27, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24922141

The location I was at - 35.288962 -84.6829933
on Pine Knot Road.

Swafford Portman Cemetery McMinn Co. TN
ID 20967

Sincerely Pat P

Added by Pat Peterson on May 13, 2016 8:33 AM

Carolyn (Schmidt) Alves
Mead at Valhalla
Hi There, I would suggest calling the cemetery office for a burial location to add to your online memorial. This is why there are so many unfulfilled requests, because volunteers don't know where to find them and the office at Pierce Bros Valhalla is not helpful in giving out the information to us either. Thank you! -Carolyn

Added by Carolyn (Schmidt) Alves on Apr 20, 2016 8:02 AM

RE: William C. Mason
What is her name? I am going to FL Monday. I can double check as there are many people missing from their website. I am sure I would have taken his photo if it were next to another Mason. James

Added by Romper90069 on Apr 11, 2016 12:22 AM

Steve Lewis
RE: Elsie Lewis Reed

I did find in Find-A-Grave that a Robert B. Reed is buried in Tucson, AZ. He died in 1972 and was born in 1892. I could not find a grave that matched Harold Reed nor Victor Reed which matched his dates of birth. I am not sure when he died.

I live in Crittenden, KY. It is in Grant County. If you would like to email me directly, my email address is


Added by Steve Lewis on Apr 04, 2016 3:19 AM


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