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dcterri (#47511169)
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Yvonne Birchett
Benjamin Hylton # 161995992
I have found the death record of Benjamin Hylton. mis-categorized under his mother, Juda in the Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1963. Benjamin's correct DOD is: 28 July 1856, COD; Dropsy.

If you could correct this information on my 3x great grandfather, I would appreciate it.



Added by Yvonne Birchett on Sep 20, 2016 9:52 AM

Riffe - Lewis
Hello, I just posted some pictures as you requested from Doris Jean Lewis at Valley View Memorial Park. While I was taking those pictures, I saw that the headstone was also shared by the following: Cecil G. Lewis (1900-73), Zella Riffe Lewis (1900-95), Nannie B. Riffe (1897-1971). I took pictures of those markers as well, in case you're interested.

Added by Rodney on Aug 01, 2016 5:26 PM

RE: James Riffe
That makes sense. Death records aren't always accurate. It's nice to have other records available for comparison. Thank you for the proper pronunciation of Riffe. I always like to ask because it could be pronounced a couple of ways. Have a great day! Jamie

Added by JFINK on Aug 01, 2016 9:18 AM

RE: James Riffe
I am way off today...I must need another cup of coffee. I meant to say Judith Arthur, not Joyce and excuse my extra wording...I should have proof read. It looks like Piety Riffe is James Riffe Sr's mother and a James H. Riffe is his father. Piety's parents were Lexius Riffe and Judith Arthur. The only James Riffe with a close birth date as Piety is her brother James unless there was another family of Riffes in the area. But I wasn't able to find any. I will do some more digging on Robert Arthur to see what I can find. Have a great day! Jamie

Added by JFINK on Jul 25, 2016 9:08 AM

RE: James Riffe
Hi Terri

I did a little more digging on the Riffe line and added a death certificate/edits for David Hamilton. The certificate shows a death year of 1914 but Ancestry labeled it as 1915 for some reason. It says he was buried in the Morris Riffe Cemetery. There was a Morris Riffe living in Greenup but he was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Ashland. Perhaps this is one of the family cemeteries located within Greenup. There seems to be a couple listed on Findagrave. Have you come across any other death certificates showing "Morris Riffe Graveyard?" Maybe you can create one to give David a location. I saw your message and checked to see if I have a Joyce in my file but I don't. I noticed on Findagrave that her parents were listed as Robert and Sarah which would be about the right time for my Caleb Arthur to have children from his first wife. I don't have Robert or Sarah listed either. I am still not clear as to how Eli Arthur fits into my family or if it he even does...I am on Ancestry regularly and have a tree on needs a lot of TLC and I may have to delete it or at least go through each name and make sure there is accurate info. When I first started, I added mistakenly added stuff from other trees without checking the info first. I don't do that anymore....Thank goodness my FTM is straightened out. If you have a tree, I will surely check it out. Mine is under Schneider/Arthur/Nutting/Walsh. Thanks again! BTW, how do you pronounce Riffe (long I ending in long E or silent E)?

Added by JFINK on Jul 25, 2016 8:54 AM

RE: James Riffe

Thank you for accepting all of my edits. I am related to many of the Arthur families in Boyd, Greenup, Lewis Counties. I had time to start putting them together with all the info on Ancestry and the research I collected while in Kentucky. I am trying to find more siblings/children to my Caleb Arthur (3rd great grandfather) and today I struck gold. It seems that some of the family crossed the Ohio River to Lawrence Co. and into Wayne/Cabell Co. of WV.

As far as the edit for the name Harvey, I sent the edit for James Jr because everything online that I found for his middle name had the "y" but his father didn't. I am not particular about name spellings or variants of them like many.

I believe I am a 3rd cousin to his wife Mary, so that means we are related (somehow). Have you done much research on the Arthur side of your family? My personal email is if you would like to contact me that way. Thanks again, Jamie

Added by JFINK on Jul 21, 2016 8:37 PM

Baxter B. Fite III
Private Alexander Snyder, Co. F, 86th Illinois
Dear DC, I think it interesting that one of the first seven people which you have placed on Find A Grave is a man whom I have been looking for for 26 years. Private Alexander Snyder was a member of Co. F of the 86th Illinois from Knox County, Illinois during the Civil War. How is it that you came to add him to Find A Grave? Are you related? What can you tell me about him? I have been searching for the 992 men who served in the 86th since 1985 and have, up to now, located 854 of them. If Alexander is the right man, and I believe that he is, he is number 855. The surviving members of the 86th were of the belief that Private Snyder died in the Derby, Ohio area on February 10, 1913. Looking forward to hearing from you about Mr. Snyder. If he is the right man, I would love to work on his biography. What a way to start you Find A Grave Contributor work. Thanks for what you have already done and Thanks for what you will yet do for Find A Grave. Baxter

Added by Baxter B. Fite III on May 28, 2011 8:32 PM


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