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Edward (Ted) Tyler (#46633798)
 member for 9 years, 10 months, 23 days
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HWA
Fair family
Hi Ted,

I live in Arlington, but am not a member of the Fair family and don't have any more information than I have posted here. I ran across this info in a roundabout way because I'm very interested in local history and am researching Arlington and Falls Church people. The tragedy of the Putnam family (see Silas W. Putnam on Find-a-Grave), which led to the murder of Emily Fair Beavers in 1907, was one of the subjects I have been studying. That led to the Fair family as a whole. Very interesting! I used the websites chroniclingamerica.com (free) and newspaperarchive.com (paid membership) quite a bit in this project; they may be useful to you as well.

If you take any photos this weekend while you are visiting the Fair cemetery, please post them. I am wondering whether any of the fieldstones are marked.

Best,
Heidi

Added by HWA on Oct 07, 2011 7:38 AM

HWA
Fair memorials
Thanks for the links and the quick response!
Heidi

Added by HWA on Sep 30, 2011 8:27 AM

HWA
John and Milton Fair
Hi Ted,

Could you link both John W. Fair (#18090776) and Henry Milton Fair (#17559691) with their parents:

Charles W. Fair #77275758
Mary E. Posey Fair #77282585

Thanks so much!
Heidi

Added by HWA on Sep 29, 2011 8:19 PM

Nikita Barlow
Agnes Upshur
Greetings!

Agnes Upshur (nee Maxwell), the second wife of Admiral J.H. Upshur, was the widow of the famous Maj. General Philip Kearny, killed in action at Chantilly, VA in September 1862, and of historic interest in her own right.

The daughter of Hugh Maxwell, Director of Customs for the Port of New York, Agnes met the wealthy and dashing Kearny--then separated from his first wife--at a ball in Paris in 1853. She subsequently broke her engagement to her fiance back home, and Kearny sought a divorce from his estranged wife, the former Diana Bullitt. Diana adamantly refused, and Kearny tried to overcome his feelings for Agnes by sequestering himself at a family estate in upstate NY. While there he suffered near-fatal injuries in a bridge collapse, and upon learning of the accident, Agnes journeyed to his side to nurse him during his convalescence. The lovers then became inseparable, causing a scandal that rocked Victorian era society, and which later hampered Kearny's advancement in the Union Army, as he'd been denounced in some quarters as morally unfit to lead. The couple first sought privacy at Kearny's estate in New Jersey, but when Agnes became pregnant in 1855, they moved to Paris, where the first and second of their three children were born. Diana Kearny was finally forced to consent to a divorce, and Agnes Maxwell and Kearny were married in April 1858. During the Civil War she remained at Bellegrove, Kearny's opulent country estate near Newark, New Jersey. Widowed in 1862 with two young daughters, Susan and Virginia (the Kearnys' young son Archie had died of typhoid earlier that) she married Admiral Upshur in 1868.

Would you please update Agnes' memorial with her maiden name: Maxwell, the date of her death: July 2, 1917, and the spousal link to General Kearny (#1912)? You may also include what I've written above, if you wish, in the Bio section.

Thanks.
Niki Barlow

Added by Nikita Barlow on Jul 29, 2011 3:14 PM

Pennsylvania Lady
Robert Cox Craig
Some time back you took a photo of the above named Marine. He's buried in Arlington Cemetery. I was wondering would the cemetery help find family members or contact living family members?

I have another Marine that has some paperwork that might interest them.

I have never tried to locate living relatives before so forgive me if I am going about this in the wrong way.

Added by Pennsylvania Lady on Apr 14, 2011 9:36 PM

Anita K
St. Mary's, Annapolis - Lewnes family
Thanks for the welcome! Yes, I'll happily claim management of the Lewnes memorials. I very much appreciate your documentation of them! Thanks again... Anita

Added by Anita K on Mar 20, 2011 3:11 PM

Marylin Rumph
RE: Elizabeth & Daniel Robertson
Ted,

Thank you for the transfer. I know that my father who was born in 1896 could have told me a lot, but most of my genealogy focus back then was on my mother's line. Daddy married late in life and I was the last child, born 7 years after my 3rd brother, so I was the baby who never got to meet a lot of older relatives etc. Thanks again. I think that Elizabeth lived around Nokesville area much of her life, at least after marriage, and I think her sister may have also, or else lived nearer DC. I need to drag out all the old papers. Thanks again. Faith Rumph

Added by Marylin Rumph on Mar 19, 2011 10:56 AM

Marylin Rumph
RE: Elizabeth & Daniel Robertson
I see what I wrote - sorry.

Pertinent info:

Elizabeth (known as Lizzie) Heflin Robinson -
daughter of James William Heflin and Roberta Butler Heflin of Fauquier County. Roberta's family may have lived near Bealeton.

James Wm Heflin re-married to Angeline Kane of Bealeton after his first wife's death and had four other children with her: Guy Heflin, Ruben A. Heflin, and Roger Heflin, all of Catlett, Fauquier County, and Lillie Heflin Godfrey of Fairfax County, Virginia. Guy and Ruben are interred at Catlett Methodist Cemetery; Roger is buried in a private family cemetery at Sowego, Fauquier County, along with a young son of his, and Lillie Heflin Godfrey is buried in Fairfax County.

I ERRED WHEN I SAID THE PERSONS WERE THE SIBLINGS OF ELIZABETH - obviously those have to be her children with Daniel. I suspect I got them off a family sheet here. I never met any of them. So they are not her siblings but must be her children.

Elizabeth had several siblings (children of James Wm Heflin and Roberta Butler Heflin). One was Morris Heflin who never married. He is buried at Catlett Methodist Cemetery. Morris died about 1949. Elizabeth also had a sister - I think her name was Fannie.


{I could get their names from family sheets later but do not have access now. Thanks.) M Faith Heflin Rumph my preferred listing of name)

Thanks, and sorry for the errors.

Added by Marylin Rumph on Mar 18, 2011 4:38 PM

Marylin Rumph
RE: Elizabeth & Daniel Robertson
Hi, just came online.

I don't remember what I sent you but maybe I accidentally put Robertson instead of Robinson.

Find A Grave Memorial# 17818621 Elizabeth Robinson wife of Daniel

Oakdale Baptist Cemetery Prince Wm County VA

Elizabeth (called Lizzie) was the half-sister of my father, Ruben Ambrose (Ruben A) Heflin, buried at Catlett Methodist Cemetery. Elizabeth's mother was Roberta Butler, the first wife of my grandfather, James William Heflin, of Fauquier County, as was she. He re-married to my grandmother Angeline Kane after Roberta died. I don't know much about Roberta and have never been able to find where she is buried.

Their marriage record is easily located online for Fauquier marriages of that time.....we have known in our family always that the first wife was Roberta Butler. We just don't know much about her. My grandfather James Wm and wife Angeline are also buried at Catlett Methodist Cem in Fauquier County.

Elizabeth had several siblings. I don't think I have located their final resting places yet.. The Robinsons I think lived near Bealeton, originally.

thanks Marylin F Heflin Rumph

Added by Marylin Rumph on Mar 18, 2011 4:11 PM

Craig Wilson
robertson's
hey Ted , can you please transfer my great grandparents geo w sr. 1906-91 , harriet sutphin to me.

and add dec 17, 1882 date of birth bristow va to edward p and apr 8, 1969 as death date .

thanks!!

Added by Craig Wilson on Feb 27, 2011 11:59 AM

Jo
82nd Ariborne
Hi Ted. Tried to send you an email but it came back as user unknown.

Just wanted to say my Dad was in the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg in 1953. Take a look at his memorial and see if his name or picture rings a bell. :)

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=21104279

Added by Jo on Feb 13, 2011 11:43 AM

Kathy (McPhaul) Cather
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Feb 2011
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Thank you for your patience and understanding!!!

Kathy McPhaul Cather

Added by Kathy (McPhaul) Cather on Feb 09, 2011 11:21 PM

Marylin Rumph
Elizabeth & Daniel Robertson
Thank you. I am glad to find the final resting place of my half-aunt and half-uncle. She was the half-sister of my late father, Ruben Heflin, who lived to about 92 and died in 1988. I never saw her but a few times when I was small. I do know that she had siblings Marie Robertson ______, Floyd Robertson, Norene T. Robertson _______, and Noland Roberton, the oldest.

If you ever get the chance you could add the parents of Elizabeth (called Lizzie): James William Heflin b. 1854 in Fauquier County and died 1924 in Catlett, VA. Her mother was Roberta Butler Heflin of Fauquier who died and then James married again to my grandmother. Lizzie's father, my grandfather, is buried at Catlett Methodist Cemetery. I don't know where Roberta is buried.

Half-siblings to Elizabeth were: Gerry Gelesper "Guy" Heflin, b. 1889, D. 1972. buried Catlett Cemetery; Lillie (Monohlilian) Heflin Godfrey b. 1891 and d. 1977. Buried in Fairfax County. Roger Heflin b. about 1895 and died around 1920 of typhoid fever. My father Ruben Ambrose Heflin b. 1896 and d. 1988. Buried Catlett Cemetery.

THANKS. I was glad to find Lizzie. Marylin Faith Heflin Rumph

Added by Marylin Rumph on Jan 14, 2011 8:42 PM

Scott and Renee
Lillian Robertson
FYI, just ogt back from the cemetery and took a picture of the headstone.

I believe her daughter had been out there recently as there were Christmas decorations.

Thanks,

Scott

Added by Scott and Renee on Jan 13, 2011 3:19 PM

Craig Wilson
RE: robertson's/kidwell
thank u as well for all the family info that got me started!!!!

Added by Craig Wilson on Jan 02, 2011 4:15 PM

Craig Wilson
robertson's/kidwell
thanks!!!! can u change the spelling of geroge to george william robertson. (1829-1891)

and link mary virginia kidwell robertson to her parents george parker kidwell and jane ellen richardson kidwell they are at the kidwell ---robertson cemetery in fairfax thanks again!!!!!!!!!!!!

Added by Craig Wilson on Jan 01, 2011 2:16 PM

Craig Wilson
robertson's
please advise the spelling of George William Robertson 1829-1891 and his wife mary middle name: virginia "jennie" kidwell 1848-1915 and link them both to son's charles henry and george b. they all are buried in bristow thanks!!!!!

Added by Craig Wilson on Dec 31, 2010 5:23 PM

Craig Wilson
edward robertson
please update the relationship link for edward p and add his parents george william Robertson 1829-1891 and mary virginia kidwell 1848-1915.

Added by Craig Wilson on Dec 25, 2010 3:59 PM

Debra Miller
RE: H. Milton Fair
I am connected mainly through the Posey line, my great grandmother was a Posey which in turn connects to the Cornwell line/Pearson/Ennis and so on. You are very welcome for the name.
Debbie

Added by Debra Miller on Dec 04, 2010 6:05 AM

Debra Miller
H. Milton Fair
His name was Henry Milton Fair.

Added by Debra Miller on Dec 03, 2010 1:49 PM

Margaret
Tried to put a link in message
I tried to put a link the the message, but that did not seem to work. He's at Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial #28082289.

Added by Margaret on Nov 18, 2010 1:06 PM

Margaret
Clyde Pangborn
You provided the headstone photos for his memorial, so you may want to re-visit Pangborn, Clyde Edward now that it has been upgraded to famous.

Added by Margaret on Nov 18, 2010 1:04 PM

PALLAS HOUSER
RE: Burrell Pruitt
Thank You!!!

Added by PALLAS HOUSER on Nov 12, 2010 9:10 AM

Marguerite Proctor Sciandra
Carlin Proctor
Thank you so much for sponsoring my cousin's memorial. I posted a note to my Uncle Carlin's memorial and saw another Carlin. I gasped when I realized he was the cousin referred to as "Little Carlin." I was born in 1956 and never knew him but wanted to say thank you for your kind efforts. Marguerite Proctor Sciandra

Added by Marguerite Proctor Sciand... on Nov 10, 2010 12:16 PM

PALLAS HOUSER
Photo of Lanceferd Burrell Pruitt
I have a queston about a headstone, My cousin's wife had her fathers headstone totally redone and was wondering if you could possibly get a photo of the new one and put it on there. The one above the one you took I cannot seem to locate an email address for her or a public message place to contact her. I would love to get Lanceferd's new headstone on his memorial page. Thank You from the bottom of my heart.

Added by PALLAS HOUSER on Oct 17, 2010 8:13 AM

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