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Mary Jane Presley (Leese) (#46971618)
 member for 8 years, 5 months, 1 day
Jim Godfrey
infant graves

looked for all 3 infant graves this afternoon. Pretty hot to spend much time but did not find any of them. the Aja's I did not expect to as the infant one this morning had no marker same luck with Christin and Frederick

no luck on baby Rakowski either

leave open will check/confirm next week when I am back in town

Added by Jim Godfrey on Jun 22, 2016 4:47 PM

RE: Dr. James Manoah Swetnam
History of Arizona, 1896
The professional career of a skillful and devoted physician ever furnishes material of great interest to all readers and the life narrative of Dr. Swetnam is not exception to this general statement.
He is a native Kentuckian, born in Lawrence County, November 11, 1841, son of James and Rebecca (Osborn) Swetnam and grandson of Neri Swetnam. He received a fair education in the common schools and then went West at the time of the Pike's Peak gold excitement, driving an ox team from the Missouri River to the Rocky Mountains for $10 a month and being more than sixty days on the trip. From there he drifted south through New Mexico and Arizona to Old Mexico and later became a citizen of Prescott, the first capital of Arizona, before a house was erected there. He was a resident of that section for nearly two years and participated in several battles with hostile Apaches.
Early in the year 1866 he returned to Denver, Colorado, making the journey of 1,000 miles on horseback with a single companion, 400 miles of the distance being through a hostile Indian country. During the years 1866 and 1867 he attended school and then taught the public school in Colorado City, Colorado in 1867-68. In 1867 he commenced the study of medicine in Colorado City under Dr. Robert L. Garland; attended two full courses of lectures at the Department of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Michigan and was graduated March 30, 1870. He also attended lectures at the Ohio Medical College, Cincinnati, in 1871-72. Dr. Swetman commenced practicing medicine at Louisa Kentucky in April 1870 and continued there until October 1871, after which he located at Kirksville, Missouri where he remained from the spring of 1872 to August 1882. At the last named place he began the publication of the "Graphic" a weekly newspaper and a few months later the "Dailey Graphic" and in connection with John R. Musick, a literary paper called the "Home Treasure" at the same time attending to his medical practice.
In 1882 he disposed of his newspaper interests and removed to Omaha and was one of the chief movers in organizing the Douglas County Medical Society, filling the presidential chair during 1883. Dr. Swetnam is now a member of the Nebraska State Medical Society and the American Medical Assc.; a member of Apperson Lodge, No. 195, A.F. and A.M., Louisa Ky. and Union Pacific Council, No 1069, Royal Arcanum, Omaha, Neb.
The years 1887 and 1888 the doctor spent in travel in the United States, Canada and Mexico and in May 1889 again resumed the practice of medicine in Omaha. From there he moved to Phoenix Arizona in November 1894 and is now engaged in the treatment of diseases of the chest and stomach as a special practice.
Dr. Swetnam was first married October 21, 1871 to Miss Laura P. Ferguson at Catlettsburg, Ky. She died of consumption in February 1886 [sic*] leaving one daughter, Nellie. His second union occurred October 21, 1877 with Mrs. Nellie E. Brockett at Augusta, Kansas who died in December 1879. On the 27th of December 1887 the doctor married Mrs. Mae E. Black in Omaha and they have one child, Louise.

*apparent typo, as he married Nellie in 1877.
Walnut Valley Times, El Dorado, Kansas
Friday, October 29, 1875, page 3
Married - At the residence of Capt E R Powell of Augusta, October 25th, 1875, by Rev Walter Oakley, Mr John O Brockett of Peabody and Miss Nellie E Burchfield of Augusta.
Walnut Valley Times, El Dorado, Kansas
Friday, September 15,1876, page 3
J O Brockett died at Peabody last Sunday evening a week ago of typhoid fever. The deceased was formerly Prncipal of the Augusta Schools and was well known in educational circles in this county. He leaves a young wife and a large circle of friends to mourn his untimely end.
Walnut Valley Times, El Dorado, Kansas
Friday, January 9, 1880, page 3
Died - Mrs Nellie E Swetnam, wife of Dr J M Swetnam, of Kirksville, Missouri, on Monday evening, December 8, in her 21st year.

Added by Anonymous on May 28, 2016 3:32 PM

heather hargis
B.W Carter
Hello my name is Heather Hargis and I'm wondering if you have any information on B.W Carter. I seen the photo of him and was wondering if you know the name of the children in the photo? His grandson Barney Wilson Carter was my grandfather born in 1913! I have been trying to trace back the carter family and only know that B.W Carter's fathers name was Hiram Carter? If you have any information about these Carters I'd really love to hear from you! My email address is!! Thank You!!
Heather Hargis

Added by heather hargis on Apr 06, 2015 8:30 AM

Delma Walters
Wyatt Johnston
Hello, I am the the granddaughter of one of Wy's brothers - Thomas Henry Johnston. He lived and died in Comanche Co., Texas and still has numerous descendants from there. I have a picture of Wy's and Tom's siblings, brothers sisters and also Sue and Rufus and a brother-in-law, Henry Hunt and their son Henry, Jr. If you would like a copy, give me your E-mail address and I will forward it to you. I also have names, spouses and children of Wy's brothers and sisters if you would like that info.

Delma Helm Walters

Added by Delma Walters on Aug 10, 2013 11:35 AM

Janice Hill
great great grandpa james presley
can you tell me where he is buried or when he died? and maybe what his wifes name is thank you

Added by Janice Hill on Aug 24, 2012 12:58 PM

Janice Hill
pa bill
ok so pa bill's dad's name was james p presley do you know where he is buried or his birth or deathdate and place might be and was he married to amillia or was it millie and when did they get married or where? sorry I know lots of question but trying to get some info and the only people left is uncle barney aunt betty and aunt ethel lou uncle rc's wife and his kids thanks for any help would like to meet you I have a facebook page my name in indiana from chicago 47 yrs old

Added by Janice Hill on Apr 13, 2012 5:04 PM

Janice Hill
Presley family
My name is Janice Hill I'm the youngest daughter of Dorman & JoAnne Hill/ presley Louis F presley & Mary v Presley is my mothers parents louis is the son of laura b presley & william e presley. 1 of the brothers of R C- George-robert-dean-lizzy not sure all of the kids I to am trying to do our family tree I'm just starting thank you for the pics

Added by Janice Hill on Apr 09, 2012 1:02 PM


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