I got hook on genealogy after talking to my Grandfather (George E. Deskins) about the "Good Old Days" and how he had a story about everyone and everything. I started by researching only my immediate family but it has escalated to years of research, meeting wonderful people, hearing amazing stories and with much help from other dedicated researchers. After joining FAG it keeps getting better and better. I hope that all of realize that we all are related and should treat everyone the way we want to be treated. My main research is on all the Deskin, Deskins and Deskines lines, but I also do Jackson and Matney This wonderful tool of FAG is out of this world, I want to thank all the fabulous people that have help me in so many ways. I would not of had the opportunity to meet many of my relatives, as well as others if not for FAG. There is no way I can ever thank many of you, researcher before me, people willing to share info as well as photos and their lives. I would also like to make a point, this is not a genealogical site, but it gives us a wonderful opportunity to connect our relatives, showing really how small our world is, so I hope that some that feel they don't want to transfer for whatever reason and this is your right, perhaps think that MOST of us, do not do it for numbers but because we appreciate the honor of caring for our relatives like I do. When I hear about my relatives even thou I have never met them, it's like knowing them. Hope this makes sense.
RE: Nancy Heavin Deskin Riley I have explained this many times. Nancy Ellen Heavin, d/o Joseph Heavin and Deliah Baker, married John Wesley Deskin in Phelps County, Missouri 1858. There is a record there. I have a copy. They and my grandmother, Sarah Jane Deskin, were living in Doublas County, Missouri on the 1860 census. They had another daughter, Nancy Isabelle Deskin, and John Deskin was killed there about 1862. Nancy Ellen Heavin Deskin married Simeon Lewis Riley in 1863 Phelps County, Missouri. There is a record. She died Pulaski County, Missouri `1911. There is a death record. There is a stone. My father knew her personally and visited them in Pulaski County as a boy. Sim Riley lived to the mid 1920s and I have pictures of him with my grandparents as he visited his step-daughter, Sarah Jane Deskin Bowen. Nancy Jane Heavin Deskin did NOT divorce her John Deskin. He was killed. The John Deskin in Kansas marrie3d a different Nancy in Virginia before they migrated westward. At the moment I can't think of her surname, but the records are in Virginia, and then I believe in Iowa before they ende up in Kansas. People make mistakes, but this one is the prize. I also have a picture of her and Sim riley that was given me by one of her Riley children's descendants.
RE: Question Sue, I will have to look for a pic of Mattie and Lawrence. They married later in life, so no children. All of Mattie's children were grown by then. I believe it was a second marriage for Lawrence. First wife was Eunice. Do not know last name. No children that I have found. Pam
RE: Zella Evans I found where Zella D. Brewster married Louie Altizer 1918 in McDowell County, W. Va.
Zella Dulsie Altizer married 1920 to Frank L. Evans in Mercer, W. Va.
in 1910 Big Creek McDowell, W.Va census Joseph E. Brewster, age 32 Ethel Brewster, age 28 Zella D. Brewster age 7 Stella S. Brewster age 6 Oetto A. Brewster age 4 Cyle Brewster age 1 10/12 Della A. Brewster age 10/12
I'll still check on this more tomorrow. But from this it looks that her maiden name is Brewster and first marriage Louie Altizer in 1918 second marriage Frank L. Evans in 1920
So far havent found record of her divorce from Altizer.
Leppers in Iowa Hi Sue, On the Iowa Gravestone Photo Project I found Robert Eire Lepper & his 1st wife Julia. Here is the link to a photo of their gravestone. http://iowagravestones.org/gs_view.php?id=42321
Here is a link on Find a Grave to that same cemetery. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=Lepper&GSfn=Laura&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=14&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=161478637&CRid=734000&df=all&
I have created a memorial there for Robert's 2nd wife Laura Souder Lepper. So if you agree you can just change the cemetery for Robert & Julia to the Floris cemetery. Hope I've straightened out any confusion. Robin
Marion Jettner Can you please remove your photo from this memorial? Find A Grave Memorial# 14502448 The family would like to add other photos, and there is now a higher resolution image posted for the stone.
No, I don't know much about either of them; I am working my way through obituaries and hoping that they help descendants along the way. I can poke around a bit if you don't have Ancestry access .. I love a good puzzle ...