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Debbie Smith (#46974389)
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Bio Photo I'm working on my family trees. Something I started years ago, but kept getting put on the back burner.
I enjoy finding long lost relatives and putting all their information together so they are not forgotten.
In my spare time I enjoy adding photos of tombstones and adding the obits to the memorials. Maybe I can help someone find a relative with some information in the obit., or at least tell something about the person.
If I have placed a flower, I either knew that person or they are somewhere in my family tree.

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John Sloan
Burgess' in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Fairmont, Missouri
Debbie,
Thank you for taking and posting the gravestone photos. I have attached them to my family research.
I have a question and a favor to ask. Can you tell me if the graves were in one family plot? When you are that way again could you photograph Find A Grave Memorial# 84514046? There are two Etta's, one who died in 1878 and one in 1870.
Thank you again
Regards, John
Added by John Sloan on Jul 09, 2016 4:27 AM
Nicole (Mohr) Bergman
RE: Ada Lucretia Smith Bergman
I'll try to ask Grandpa (her son) next time I see him and get back to you.
Added by Nicole (Mohr) Bergman on Jul 03, 2016 9:58 PM
Grandma Jin
RE: Wm ScottLAND Bounds
Thank you for questioning an edit. Most of my data has been verified some way - I've found most Bounds researchers reliable; and I do usually follow up on leads. In this case (32031283) I found this as a resource. https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3A"WILLIAM SCOTLAND"~%2Bsurname%3ABOUNDS~%2Bbirth_place%3AOHIO~ %2Bbirth_year%3A1850-1850.

Without actual birth certificate in hand, and because the county in question was Scotland, I feel fairly certain that his middles name IS indeed, Scotland.

After the publication of the follow-up book the "Boundless Bounds Family" by Ruth Dryden, my cousins and I did our best to prove the edits. As you know, sometimes family members know things we don't! In 2001, we published a 'supplement' of additions and corrections for the Bounds book, and I've been keeping a database ever since. Regards, Jinny Myler Collins-Cooper
Added by Grandma Jin on Jan 31, 2016 1:55 PM
David W. Martin
RE: Martha Ann Ball Martin
Martha Ann Ball Martin
Dave,
Andrew J. Martin in Sand Cemetery memorial #155807487.
Yes, I know Peggy, we help each other on memorials, we have never met, but worked together for several years. I lived in Southern MO for several years and returned to Clark Co., 3 years ago.
I also have a book Marriage Records of Clark Co., MO in Volume 3 I found A.J. Martin that married Martha Ann Ball on June 7, 1897. (The day may vary as that may be the day they got the license).
Was Martha with him in Texas?

Martha was not with him in Texas, that we know of.
I looked up the Andrew Martin in Sand Cemetery, he was too young.

Dave
Added by David W. Martin on Dec 09, 2015 8:35 PM
David W. Martin
RE: Martha Ann Ball Martin
Debbie,

Thanks so much for your reply.

I am working with a Scotland CO resident who is part of my extended family. I just found the memorial for Martha Ann Martin the other day. We thought that there was just the one for her daughter.

Andrew Jackson Martin died, we think, in 1910 or later. He was with one of his sons in 1910 in Texas and cannot find him after that. I would be very interested in the A. J. Martin that you mention. That could be our man.

I don't know how common that the name Andrew Jackson was at the 1900 time frame, but I have found 3 marriage certificates for an Andrew Jackson Martin (besides Martha there is one in Adair CO, and one in Scotland CO).

Thanks again,
Dave Martin searching from Arizona.

PS I was there last summer with my cousin Peggy Dochterman who you may know.

Added by David W. Martin on Dec 09, 2015 10:37 AM
David W. Martin
Martha Ann Ball Martin
Debbie,
I just found your picture of this person. The picture is so clear. The memorial looks almost new. Would you know the date of memorial? She died in 1928.

There is a daughter of Martha. She died not quite a year old, Mabel Beatric Ball. We were thinking that Martha did not have a memorial and was buried next to her little girl.

I am working with another person who lives in Etna. We are working on the husband of Martha, Andrew Jackson Martin. I have been working on the Martin family for a long time, and he is the last one to get information. AJ Martin was a cousin of my G grandfather, Samuel Granville Martin of Knox CO.

Regards,
Dave Martin in Arizona.
Added by David W. Martin on Dec 06, 2015 4:17 PM
Tree Leaf
Harold Raymond
OK I will change it to 'six children' instead of 'five children' if you are sure. Information was from the obituary if memory serves. But perhaps you knew the family.

I do not put names of living children or recently deceased children in obits though, and I think that is alignment with the site rules for privacy and against potential identity theft etc.

Thanks for the suggestion.
Added by Tree Leaf on Sep 18, 2015 11:44 PM
Henry Webber
Mary Ball
Thanks so much Debbie for the information. I have added to her bio and given you credit as always. Thanks, Henry
Added by Henry Webber on Sep 18, 2015 9:40 AM
Lewis Jeffrey Wells
Richard Bash
Added the bio. Thanks!
Added by Lewis Jeffrey Wells on Sep 15, 2015 11:47 AM
Henry Webber
Margaret Bertram
Debbie,
I really appreciate all of the information that you send to be added to the memorial's. Keep the information coming and I'm willing to add. Thanks you again so much, Henry
Added by Henry Webber on Sep 13, 2015 3:38 PM
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