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Bill (#47169641)
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Bio Photo NOTE: ~ ~ Please send corrections and or updates; I want things to be accurate! As one "graver" said about Find A Grave, "Those who think it is only for locating graves have a narrow imagination."

Remember........."That which you share, multiplies and divides. That which you withhold, diminishes and dies." W. Clement Stone

~ The unfolding history revealed during research of families is so interesting, fascinating, but sometimes tragically sad, causing one to wish they had studied history more astutely and to have listened to stories told by our elders when young ~

I'm most interested in helping Nancy Brewer, aka NJBrewer, in her effort on Find A Grave to recognize the pioneers and builders of my home town of Carthage, Missouri.

~ Visit my Websites. ~

NOTE: Several contributors have allowed me to update their memorials by transferring to me then upon completion I return them, ~ ~ if they so desire.

Would also enjoy your comments, corrections, and would dearly love to be given all of my relatives and dearest friends of whom I've deeply researched on Find A Grave which are created by others.

I am a retired civil engineer (raised in Carthage, Missouri(ah) till 1944), with at least three known 3rd g,grandfathers veterans of Revolutionary War, one 2nd g,grandfather (served two years) & two g,grandfathers veterans of the Civil War with father a veteran of WW I, my brother & myself, veterans of WW II, ~ ~ who well over ten years ago was given a WebTv and have since enjoyed setting in my easy chair in Naples, (until November 2006 with moved 35 miles north to Shell Point Village near Sanibel Island, Lee county, Florida), doing genealogy on it till it went out of business 30 SEP 2013, when my 79 websites were transferred by Pris Weathers to host site, so now I'm using a computer.

On 25th May 2010, became oldest in my paternal Boggess line, for thirteen generations, to at least the 16th century, when becoming older than our veteran of the Revolutionary War, Samuel Boggess (1742-1825), with only my maternal great,grandfather, John A Flora, having lived around three years longer as of this writing.

Family lines of most interest to me:
FLORA, Hagee, Shults/z, Wallick.
BOGGESS, Knight, Luke, Robinson, Wood.

Also included among my "Memorials" are all, including 9 blood related, with only 15 listed by others, within this 1964 abandoned Methodist church one acre cemetery we restored in 2004, ie: Point Pleasant

Well in excess of a hundred blood and/or shirt-tail relatives, including a 17-1/2 y/o Burmese cat, have been transferred for my management (one, deleted because she is living) and have transferred hundreds to others. Several others, mostly by mega-number holders are with incorrect information, will NOT correct or stubbornly withheld from me, and refuse to add family links and/or bios. I would like very much to gain management of all my family's Memorials plus those of special interest, on Find A Grave and I'm most ready to share with others.

Several memorials with inactive contributors, have been transferred to me which now have biographies and family links added, helping other researchers.

Many cohorts throughout the states have helped me by sharing family information, pictures, etc for my many booklets which were freely distributed to libraries, universities, historical groups, family members, etc and now my many web-sites with documented information of those researched that are related, some by only a thread.

Much of my research is also filed in some twenty or more states with USGenWeb archives, (should the link NOT open, change "org" within link to "net") and on some on Pris Weathers wonderfull website and also found on my Amarillo (formerly of Graham), Texas friend's Worldconnect tree, some of which I have used for Find A Grave memorials, search his index for name: Daryl

William (Bill) Samuel Boggess
Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri till 1944

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Jenepher Homer
RE: Wood Robinson
Felix is the son of Benjamin Robinson and Magdalene Webb. You have in the bio of Benjamin that he married a Wood but you didnt think he was of the Alexander Wood family. I know who she is. She is a cousin to Felix.
Added by Jenepher Homer on Nov 15, 2014 4:12 PM
Jenepher Homer
Wood Robinson
I have info on Felix Robinson and Elizabeth Wood if you are interested. I descend through the brother of Elizabeth, William.

Added by Jenepher Homer on Nov 15, 2014 2:45 PM
June Ford
caswell p ford #35502032
I checked your records & doubt that you have more but must ask: do you know anything more about this man's ancestry? I believe he was son of Thomas & Melinda (Hackett) Ford, and I'm interested in those people because they may be links to my husband's ancestry. Very complicated but would like to hear from anyone interested in unraveling the Fords from KY, esp Madison, Scott & Harrison counties.
Added by June Ford on Nov 15, 2014 10:29 AM
Sue Wehnert Guss
RE: Memorial# 28786257
Thank you, I emailed the Death Certificate. :)
Added by Sue Wehnert Guss on Nov 09, 2014 4:50 AM
Sue Wehnert Guss
Memorial# 28786257
I have a Death Certificate for Frances Avery Helm if you are interested in having it?
thank you.
Sue W Guss
Corvallis, OR 97330 #47016506
Added by Sue Wehnert Guss on Nov 09, 2014 3:01 AM
Roberta Kasnick RIPPERGER
Ripperger relation
Hello Bill,
I found your name under the Royal W - Winnie Agnew Ripperger lie. My husband is grandson of Winnie A & Lawrence Ripperger, of Stover MO.
Please contact me in regards to filling in more of the family tree?
Bobbie (Roberta) Kasnick Ripperger
Added by Roberta Kasnick RIPPERGER on Nov 08, 2014 12:41 PM
Cindy Cannon
RE: Simeon Collier 20810251
Thanks so much!
Added by Cindy Cannon on Nov 08, 2014 8:43 AM
Cindy Cannon
Simeon Collier 20810251
Bill, I've been searching for info on my 3x great grandmother, Emiline Colier (Collier) DOB about 1835, married to Tilman Gardner Helm on 9-21-1856. She had one son Alonzo Frederick Helm born in 1857. I have not been able to find any other information her but Tilman remarried in approx 1860 so figure either died in childbirth or soon thereafter. I've noticed that Simeon Collier had an "unknown female" born between 1831 and 1835 and wonder if this may be Emiline. Although Tilman's findagrave states that she was born in Laclade County, MO, I haven't found any proof of that. The only piece of paper I have found on her is her marriage to Tilman. I am wondering if maybe she is the "unknown female born between 1831 & 1835," as stated in Simeon's memorial. Do you happen to know if there is any other information as to who this unknown female is? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Added by Cindy Cannon on Nov 05, 2014 5:49 PM
Beverly Brooks Weldon
RE: Borland
Bill, Don't remember whether I ever answered you.
So here goes: 4th ggparents - Sarah Borland 1785-1849 MARRIED TO Daniel Joseph Miller. Andrew Borland 1748 IRE - 1827 PA. Married to Mary Evans. 1756 IRE - 1836 PA. John Borland 1710 IRE - 1778 IRE. Married to Ann Guthrie 1724-1781. Andrew Borland 1690-?. Thomas Borland 1668 Scotland - ?, making him my 7th great grandfather.
Was working in Find A Grave and saw your post. So If this is the first you have heard from me, sorry for being so late. My tree is on - "Brooks Family Tree" with my picture. (Some one started another Brooks F T) But mine starts out with my dad Bruce Van Dyke Brooks, my husband's family - Goins and back and back.
My email is if you wish to write.
Added by Beverly Brooks Weldon on Oct 26, 2014 11:50 AM
Cheryl White
Muth pages in Mt. Hope, Topeka
Photos added to Rev. Muth's pages. I'm deleting my page & transferring the other Muth family members to you. No need to transfer back. I'm always glad to give pages to family.
Added by Cheryl White on Oct 26, 2014 5:17 AM
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