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David W. Jent (#47181167)
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Bio Photo Greetings Colleagues!

I am currently compiling a family historical account of my dear ancestors as well as compiling, assembling, and writing a book reflecting the great historical significance of the Williams Prairie United Missionary Baptist Church adjacent to our centennial family homestead. Located in Williamson County, Illinois, Williams Prairie United Missionary Baptist Church is approaching its150th Anniversary of its founding, thus this ancestral research and documentation account has intrigued my interest level as well as enthusiasm to the "Find A Grave" website.
Currently residing 1800 miles across the country, I still envision many rituals, joys, and memories that compelled my desires of research and memory treasure by my previous career requirements and being blessed with a couple years of sabbatical has allowed me to enjoy the hunt before I follow that next journey of life and prior to the beginning of my 4th decade of being here on earth!
Extending my assistance to those that may have some of the same desires or ancestral connections is foremost in my research. Please feel free to contact me directly at with any memory treasure hunts that may be related to mine in nature or if I can share the plethora of information I have ascertained through my efforts!

Extensive information on Jent, Gent, Ghent, Dorris, Clayton, Batts names to name a few as well as some original documents pertaining to these families, Williams Prairie Baptist Church, adjacent Stilley Cemetery, and Williams Prairie, Williamson County, Illinois…
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Thomas Edward Pruett
RE: S.L. Dorris
yes is my 4th great grandfather is Simpson Lake Dorris. his son Smith and his son Henry and his daughter Marie. Is my Dorris line.
Added by Thomas Edward Pruett on Feb 27, 2014 12:40 PM
Thomas Edward Pruett
Dorris family
I am forth great grand son of S.L.Dorris which would make us 5th cousins. I would be very interested in exchanging information, I have traced the Dorris line to 1715.

Feel free to contact me at any time, I'm off on Sundays.

Thomas Pruett
Added by Thomas Edward Pruett on Feb 22, 2014 2:34 PM
Diane LaBotte Richardson
LeMay Family

David, thank you so much for the Lemay transfers.

Added by Diane LaBotte Richardson on Sep 30, 2013 5:45 PM
Will cross that off my To-Do List. Was waiting for fall, as the area off Williams Prairie Rd. has crop in it this year. At least I won't have to deal with the coyotes and snakes, LOL. Thanks for the heads up.
Added by DebRob on Aug 11, 2013 10:23 AM
bob hampton
Hi david;
I have posted the pictures of tombstones from my visit to Harris Cem.
Man what a trip across about a mile of farm land, this man from amerian gas took me out there on a kabota four weeler. very run down.
Added by bob hampton on Aug 07, 2013 12:38 PM
Claude & Geneva Hill
Hi David,
I found your very nice message just now and it reminded me that I hadn't made the transfers to you for Claude and Geneva. Thank you for your kind words--and back at you! Thanks, too, for adding the info for Cecil McNew. I've now made the transfers and I noticed I neglected to add Geneva's maiden name of Tanner--so if you would complete that for me I would be grateful.
Best to you.
Added by AZLITE on Aug 05, 2013 12:54 AM
RE: Williams Photo Request's
You're welcome, glad I could find them. Thank you for the email with the cemetery info. It's been a few weeks..I've had computer problems. I appreciate the info. I don't know if I thanked you for connecting all the Herringtons before everything went awry, so in case I didn't, Thank you for that as well!! :)
Added by DebRob on Jul 18, 2013 10:10 AM
bob hampton
delia dorris
you made three memorials for Delia Dorris.
Added by bob hampton on Jul 13, 2013 3:23 PM
bob hampton
Make a request for a photo for Monroe House Dorris ,Mary M.Dorris and Della J. Dorris from Williams Chapel Cem. i have the photo.
Added by bob hampton on Jul 12, 2013 5:06 AM
bob hampton
RE: Lela Chapman
thank you
Added by bob hampton on Jul 04, 2013 3:19 PM
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