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*update Nov 2013, now that Ancestry OWNS/has purchased Find a Grave, your Photos are now THEIR photos, as well as all the genealogical date we have all posted on here. Ancestry is not stupid!!
Photos of the World War II crewmen were given by their family members and they shared them for the Memorials.
Genealogist, 30 plus years, DAR, Colonial Dames XVIIC, Mayflower. Would do Digital pics of Fayette and Scott Co, and Bourbon/Paris Cem, KY only. As volunteers for Find a Grave, my partner Clinton Slayton and I often take photos of everyone in the plot. We post ones that have no Memorial, and will be happy to transfer anyone of your family to you if they are not part of our lines.
We also have a private research project called the "Sharon Belle B-17 Memorial Association",to identify the American crewmen of the B-17's flown from England during World War II, particularly "The Sharon Belle". She crashed on 30 Nov 1943 near Helmdon, England, early morning at 0819 hours, on a mission to Germany. The mission was scrubbed due to bad weather.
The ten brave men our Country lost were:
Lt. William Murray Holland
Capt. Richard W. Pugh, new Commanding Officer.
1st Officer, Leighton D. Patterson
2nd Lt. William S. Munro
T/Sgt Thomas D. Glaspell
T/Sgt Billy Freeman
S/Sgt Dean Landfear
S/Sgt Charles E. Slayton (uncle of Clinton's)
S/Sgt Harry A. Scott
S/Sgt Henry P. Brannan
Crewmen were often assigned to fly on other B-17's with other crews so there is an overlap with various planes.
Another research project is to identify the crewmen of the World War II,B-17 "Hell From Heaven Men", that flew under Capt. Richard Ezzard of the 19th Bomb Group. The last mission was in the Pacific with Australian navigator Allen Thompson. Except for Mr. Thompson most of the crewmen are now deceased.
Any information on any of these crewmen is welcomed.
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|Jay||Rucker - Morton|
Thank you for your response and for the information. I was surprised by the reporting of Susannah, second wife of James Rucker, as Morton. I didn't know her maiden name but wonder if that is true.
The Ancestral File lists her as Susannah Ann Morton b 1750, Amherst Co., VA; d 12 Sept. 1813 in Caldwell Co., KY; daughter of John H. Morton and Sarah Browne. You will recognize that the death date given is that of Ann (Morton) Rucker, first wife of James Rucker. So apparently the two wives were combined into one.
The 1807 will of John Morton of Woodford Co., KY lists a daughter Ann Rucker who we know as the first wife of James Rucker. John Morton did not list a daughter, Susanna(h).
I have a copy of "The Rucker Family Genealogy" by Sudie Rucker Wood. On Page 18 she lists James Rucker's wives as Ann / Nancy Morton and Susanna. She does not provide the maiden name of the second wife. On Page 326 she listed children of John Morton according to his will. Susanna(h) was not listed.
"History of the Rucker Family and Their Descendants" by Mrs. Edythe Johns (Rucker) Whitley, Pg 11, shows Susa Ann / Susannah / Susan Morton born in Amherst Co., VA married to James Rucker and states that James moved from VA to KY after his marriage. He evidently married to his first wife, Ann Morton, in VA. However, the marriage to his second wife, Susannah Sampson on 30 May 1814, occurred in Caldwell Co., KY. Again two wives may have been combined into one. Alice Rucker wrote in 1999 that Mrs.Whitley had admitted to many mistakes in her work and added that she was a very inexperienced genealogist when she wrote her book.
Susanna(h) Morton was not listed in the will of John Morton of Woodford Co., KY. Also she does not appear in other records of that family. She may have been combined with Ann Morton. I work on Morton genealogy and do not have an appropriate Susanna(h) Morton to have been the second wife of James Rucker, although one may have existed.
On the other hand, NSDAR National #446110, Ancestor #A099485, John Rucker Sr. who married Eleanor/Mildred Warren shows descent from the son James Rucker married to Susannah Morton. I wonder what proof is given concerning Susannah's maiden name. My DAR contact is having a cataract operation today so I can readily inquire about that. However, the descent is shown as through their son, John Rucker b 17 Sept. 1768. As you know, that precedes the death of Ann (Morton) Rucker in 1813 (James Rucker's first wife) so evidently again Susannah and Ann were combined.
I seek appropriate documentation of Susannah's maiden name but, for now, I will not list her as having been a Morton.
In collecting records concerning John Morton in VA and later of Woodford Co., KY I have never seen his name listed with an initial in original records. "The Rucker Family Genealogy" by Sudie Rucker Wood, Pg 326 lists, him as John Morton and his wife as Sarah (Browne). Pg 18 lists Ann /Nancy Morton, wife of James Rucker, as a daughter of John H. Morton. That is the only place that I have found providing an initial in connection with John Morton of Woodford Co., KY. If that is valid I would like to know the source. I haven't seen the initial in any original records located to date regarding Mortons. So I do not list his name with an initial.
I could comment further but will wait for your response. Separately I will recommend linking the memorial for Ann (Morton) Rucker to memorials for her parents that I created in findagrave.com.
Added by Jay on Dec 05, 2013 8:56 AM
|Jay||RE: Rev. James Rucker|
Have you heard anything about the specific location and condition of the Rucker Cemetery at Princeton, KY? I sure wish we could obtain pictures of the gravestones.
I have no strong opinion regarding James Rucker's death date. Various researchers listed his death date as 2 Mar. 1827. Whether they copied from each other and how and if someone at some time documented the date we don't know. I haven't seen "The Statistical Handbook of Trigg County, Kentucky" listing the date as 3 Mar. 1827. That seems like the best alternative for now.
I do want to write further to you but that will be delayed, hopefully later today.
Added by Jay on Dec 04, 2013 10:52 AM
|Steve Miller||RE: Mary Rogers Gilbert|
Glad to please!
|Karen Mickel Bennett||Cartwright|
Will Do!! I will get back to you after the holidays.....
|Chris and Susanne Eliasen||Samuel Gilbert|
Thank you for your kind words on being able to read his tombstone. Yes it is very tedious hard work to do that. Hours sometimes. They must be the perfect canidate for me to attempt as I will not harm any stone in anyway. Only certain ones are able to be done. I think it is so neat to be able to read some of the 1 to 200 year old stones and older here in New England. Plus I love doing it. Thanks again. Chris
|Karen Mickel Bennett||Justinian Cartwright|
I am still in North Carolina and not returning home until the first week of December. Will see what I have then. Much to do when I return home, I've been gone a while!!
|Jeanjo||Alethea (Shipley) Warfield FAG #97013104|
Thank you for correction and additional biography information. I have made the name correction and added the biography information. Thanks again.
Added by Jeanjo on Nov 03, 2013 7:27 PM
|Bobbie O'Barr||RE: Ancestry and FAG|
If Ancestry has acquired Find A Grave, then you can bet it won't be free for long. Ancestry doesn't operate free sites, they want the money. Every time a promising genealogical site opens up, Ancestry buys them out to quash the competition. I despise Ancestry and their method of operation.
I signed up for the Dick Eastman newsletter, thanks for the tip.
|Donna Moore Rhoads||RE: Your Reuben Moore|
He was married to Matilda Johnston Hall which was Abe Lincoln's half sister he built the Moore home in Charleston,Ill. you can google the Moore home. She was his second wife his first wife was Mary at this time I dont remember her last name.
|Karen Mickel Bennett||J. Cartwright|
I have years of research on the Cartwright family. I live in California, but am in Raleigh, North Carolina, right now visiting my family and going to my grandson's wedding Nov. 9th. I am not returning until the first week of December. I will definitely be able to help you with Justinian Cartwright Please send me a "reminder" email so I don't forget to contact you as I get so many requests for help it's hard to keep track.
Karen Mickel Bennett
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