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Judy (Cook) Penley (#46802875)
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Bio Photo Hi my name is Judy (Cook) Penley. I live in the beautiful state of Missouri. I am the mother of four grown children & the Maw-Maw of nine (almost 10, come Feb 2015) grandchildren, ranging in age from 16 yrs old down to 1 yr old. Boy, am I ever a pushover when it comes to those grandbabies! I am the wife to the love of my life, my husband Ric, we've been together 26 years & 23 of those years married.

I'm a genealogy nut, I caught the bug about 13 years back and I'm hooked. What I thought would be a part time interest has grown into a full time love. Through my genealogy research, I've reconnected with family & connected with distant family I never knew I had. My one hope is that my children, their children & so on, will maintain & continue to document family as they come & go.

Now, down to business...

If you want to have a memorial transferred, I generally do not do so, but I will be happy to add additional information, do corrections, or add links, just send me the information thru Find A Grave suggestions or corrections & I will be happy to add it to the memorial crediting you as the informant. Make sure to send all the pertinent information (ie: Deceased full name, cemetery name & memorial number for that person & whatever else you might think helpful to me).

I am also currently trying to load all my pics of the graves I have been able to visit. As you will see, when I first started I only took close-up pictures of the headstones, however, I later began taking full pictures of the headstones as well as close-ups, sorry for the error in judgement.

p.s. I am sorry to say I am no longer able to get out & take photos of the cemeteries.
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Alicia Crouthers
Family Match

I'm doing some family tree research and I've come across a James H cook in my family.according to a few pages you manage, you are related to him as well and have info on his family.

I'd love to get to talk to you and maybe request some records please. I'd be more than happy to return the favor. I've sent you an email but I am unsure if you still use the account.

Please get back to me if you can, James has been a major roadblock for about 30 years on our family's research.
Added by Alicia Crouthers on Jan 23, 2015 1:40 AM
W. Gayden
All I have is listed in my tree on
Wanda or Wanda1. I updated, they may not have complete online yet.
Added by W. Gayden on Nov 30, 2014 3:09 PM
W. Gayden
Hello, I am a Moreau decendant thru Mary Ellen Moreau sister to your William Alexander.
Added by W. Gayden on Oct 19, 2014 10:28 PM
D G Hadusek
RE: Francis M Cook
Thank you Judy, hey my profile picture is a photo of Valley Springs school @ 1894 my grandfather Ira T. Cook is about 12 in this photo(back row 2nd from left) and his sister Eugenia Cook Jacobs is 5 or 6 (arms crossed on left end front ). Another sister Nina Gertrude Cook passed away in 1894 and I am not sure if this photo was taken before or after her death. My uncle Carl Cook was not sure either. Maybe some of your line is in it also ? I assume most are Cook, Daly,Wood ,Boldin/Baldwin, Boggs families. Would love to be able to I D some others in the photo , any help appreciated. On a second note there are 2 gentlemen listed as buried at Valley on Find A Grave,private A Foster and private R E James , they are not there, i have emailed their creator a mister Rickards, a couple times and no reply. Any idea to get this corrected? Thanks again. Duke Hadusek
Added by D G Hadusek on Sep 05, 2014 7:59 PM
D G Hadusek
Judy thanks for the edits
And look forward to much more info swapping if you wish- again thanks Duke
Added by D G Hadusek on Aug 15, 2014 9:10 PM
Dianna Taylor
Thank You!!!
thanks so much for the edits/links on Exie L Hunt-Moreau's memorial.
Added by Dianna Taylor on Aug 11, 2014 10:45 AM
link help
Hi Judy,
Could I trouble you for your assistance in linking my Great Grandad, Roy Baumgartner #32945200, to his father Frank Baumgartner #52836418. Thank You.
Added by Baumgartner on May 29, 2014 1:33 PM
Susan Smith
Delilah Stafford d/o Laban & Easther Stafford
Hi Judy,

I know that some family tree listers list Laban's wife as Lucy, but they offer no documentation. So that must have been somebody's guess that got picked up by others? Actually the record reveals that Laban's wife was Easther.

Before Laban Stafford moved to North Carolina, he was living about 40 miles North of the NC county line in Virginia.

Lunenburg Co., VA Deed Book 8, p. 187-188
12 July 1764 Laban Stafford purchased land from John Ezell. That part of Lunenburg Co. became Mecklenburg Co.

Laban Stafford's name appears in the land records of Mecklenburg Co., VA 1770 - 1772.
11 & 13 April 1772 Mecklenburg Co., VA land transactions record Laban Stafford's sale of land there. His wife is named as Easther in these 2 records.

Then in North Carolina
20 April 1772 Orange Co., NC Deed Book 4, p. 423
Laban Stafford purchases land on both sides of Cobb Creek.

(Part of Orange Co., NC became Caswell Co., NC in 1777)
1777 Laban Stafford appears on the Caswell Co. tax rolls.

I'm glad fellow descendants are interested in the family tree.

Added by Susan Smith on Apr 18, 2014 6:57 PM
alice nelson
cook family
long time l have some information david willis cook had 3 chidren archie wade cook born 1876 died july 1976 bury in forest hill memorial park cemetery luther b. cook june9 1887-august 8 1988 bury in mt washing cemetery he was my grandfather he was marry to may m bost sept 26 1891 -march 26,1967 same cemeterty the other is a rudy a cook born dec 1889 and married arthur wilhite thats l l have on her l have more l will send later
Added by alice nelson on Mar 25, 2014 2:33 PM
Ron Craig
RE: Myrtle Vandiver Selby Vemer, Memorial #79263802
I think that would make us third cousins once removed on this Burnett line.

Added by Ron Craig on Feb 20, 2014 2:09 AM
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