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Barbara Knotts (#46911936)
 member for 7 years, 3 months, 3 days
Julia Savage Minatra
Our ODLE family & others
Barbara, thanks for all your hard work and this wonderful history. I still need to follow up on several things before the RICH reunion October 10 & 11, 2014. Hope to see you this year in Celina. Juls

Added by Julia Savage Minatra on Apr 17, 2014 2:27 PM

Diane H
RE: Odle Family
Thanks for the invite! I will pass the info on to my children. It's always fun to know you have distant relatives somewhere. :)


Added by Diane H on Jul 13, 2010 11:41 AM

Diane H
RE: Odle Family
Thanks for the info, Barbara! I just left you a message on with some info.


Added by Diane H on Jul 13, 2010 11:29 AM

Diane H
Odle Family
Hello - are you in any way related to Emma Eads Odle? She was the great-grandmother to two of my children. Thanks for any info you can provide.


Added by Diane H on Jul 12, 2010 7:57 PM

Hi Barbara
Happy Valentines Day

Added by gabbybug on Feb 13, 2010 8:55 PM

Genealogy Girl
Genealogist's Christmas Eve
'Twas the night before Christmas
When all through the house
Not a creature was stirring,
Not even my spouse.

The dining room table with clutter was spread
With pedigree charts and with letters which said...
"Too bad about the data for which you wrote;
Sank in a storm on an ill-fated boat."

Stacks of old copies of wills and such
Were proof that my work had become too much.
Our children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugarplums danced in their heads.

And I at my table was ready to drop
From work on my album with photos to crop.
Christmas was here, and such was my lot
That presents and goodies and toys I'd forgot.

Had I not been busy with grandparents' wills,
I'd not have forgotten to shop for such thrills,
While others bought gifts to bring Christmas cheers,
I'd spent time researching those birth dates and years.

While I was thus musing about my sad plight,
A strange noise on the lawn gave me such a great fright.
Away to the window I flew in a flash,
Tore open the drapes and yanked up the sash.

When what with my wondering eyes should appear,
But an overstuffed sleigh and eight small reindeer.
Up to the house top the reindeer they flew,
With a sleigh full of toys and 'ole Santa Claus, too.

And then in a twinkle, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of thirty-two hoofs.
As I drew in my head, and bumped it on the sash,
Down the cold chimney fell Santa--KER-RASH!

"Dear" Santa had come from the roof in a wreck,
And tracked soot on the carpet, (I could wring his short neck!)
Spotting my face, good 'ole Santa could see
I had no Christmas spirit you'd have to agree.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work
And filled all the stockings, (I felt like a jerk).
Here was Santa, who'd brought us such gladness and joy:
When I'd been too busy for even one toy.

He spied my research on the table all spread
"A genealogist!" He cried! (My face was all red!)
"Tonight I've met many like you," Santa grinned,
As he pulled from his sack a large book he had penned.

I gazed with amusement--the cover it read
Genealogy Lines for Which You Have Plead.
"I know what it's like as a genealogy bug."
He said as he gave me a great Santa hug.

"While the elves make the sleighful of toys I now carry,
I do some research in the North Pole Library!
A special treat I am thus able to bring,
To genealogy folk who can't find a thing."

"Now off you go to your bed for a rest,
I'll clean up the house from this genealogy mess."
As I climbed up the stairs full of gladness and glee,
I looked back at Santa who'd brought much to me.

While settling in bed, I heard Santa's clear whistle,
To his team, which then rose like the down of a thistle.
And I heard him exclaim as he flew out of sight,
"Family history is Fun! Merry Christmas! Goodnight!"

Added by Genealogy Girl on Dec 24, 2009 11:56 PM

Hi Barbara

Added by gabbybug on Dec 20, 2009 11:37 PM

Carrol Brewer
Isaac Anderson will
Hello Barbara,

Might you have a copy of Isaac Anderson's will? He died in 1871 in Ellisville, Jones, Mississipp.

I recently received a copy of a notarized transcription of his bible which, I believe, you had done. Thank you so much for making it available.

I am descended from his daughter Mary and her husband James Leander Parker. I am trying to document my lineage back to them.

Thank you,
Carrol Brewer Rufener


Added by Carrol Brewer on Nov 30, 2009 3:48 PM

Hi Barbara
Hi Gabbybug,
Thank you for leaving flowers for my loved ones. I do appreciate it.
I have been off Find A Grave for almost 3 months. My 4 Grandsons have had H1N1 flu. Three of them got over it, but my 12 year old grandson has complications from it. He has been diagnosed with Myocitis, something I had never heard of. It is very rare. It is in his leg. He is in continuous pain. Even with his pain medicine he is never without pain. He is unable to attend school and will be tutored when he is up to it. He is in a wheelchair or otherwise immobile. He is very depressed at this point. Schuyler has had nearly 30 different Dr. specialists examine him. He's also been in the hospital.
I was hoping that my fellow "gravers" might send him a card to cheer him. He has gotten a few cards and my daughter says he really enjoys getting them. His 13th birthday is December 3rd. I know he would like birthday, get well or Christmas cards. I would be deeply grateful if you would send a card to him. Thank you so much.

His address is: Schuyler Thompson
4398 E. 800 South
Markleville, IN 46056

Added by gabbybug on Nov 30, 2009 12:38 AM

Hi Barbara
Just dropping in to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

This is the day we reflect on everything we are thankful for and I am so thankful for having you as my friend.

Added by gabbybug on Nov 22, 2009 8:06 PM

I'm Sorry
Hi Barbara,
I'm sorry but I must have copied your e-mail wrong. I wrote you an e-mail and it came back. My e-mail is on my bio You didn't have your e-mail on your bio so I figured you didn't want it known thus why I deleted it

Added by gabbybug on Aug 19, 2009 10:20 PM

Hello Barbara, I do not know about the stillborn baby but Lillie is my husbands Aunt. Wow what a small world. We did go to the Meadows cemetery in Moss, TN and copied all that were buried there plus took pictures. They had an older daughter who passed away very young. If you go to the Meadows Cemetery and click on her there is a picture there her daughter put on. Click on that picture and it will take you to her sight. She may be able to help you.

Added by gabbybug on Aug 18, 2009 9:45 PM


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