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Juliaom (#46905166)
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Bio Photo Permission Granted to download or save for use at your discretion, any photos taken to fulfill F.A.G. Requests, or any photo of my direct family I have posted. Please attribute me if posted on those "paid" sites, ie Ancestry.
*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. *Please do not take them unless you are a family member!

Genealogist, 30 plus years, DAR, Colonial Dames XVIIC, Mayflower. Will do digital pics of Fayette, Scott,and Bourbon cos only. As volunteers for F A G, my partner Clinton Slayton and I often image all in the cemetery. We are 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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Paul Wilcox
RE: DeLoach
Thanks! I've updated the memorial for his headstone in Kennan.
Added by Paul Wilcox on Mar 17, 2014 4:29 PM
Phillip Plotz, M.D.
Great photo of you and the cows
I like your photo of you and the cows. Goes well with your last comments about neglected cemeteries among farms. You would think the farmers would at least try to keep up what they "own" out of respect.

Added by Phillip Plotz, M.D. on Mar 12, 2014 7:15 PM
Phillip Plotz, M.D.
RE: Florence Mae Bender Slayden
My pleasure. Just wish it wasn't so covered with mud.

I have been making markers for several ancestors that didn't have them. It is because of seeing so many flat markers covered with mud, leaves and overgrown with grass that I never order flat markers. I just hate to see that and wish the cemeteries would take better care. I guess they don't have the manpower.

Have a good day.


Added by Phillip Plotz, M.D. on Mar 12, 2014 3:15 PM
Phillip Plotz, M.D.
Florence Slayden
If you will please place a photo request for Florence, I will upload the photo. Unfortuantely their marker was covered in mud and acorns. I wiped away as best as I could but the marker is still smeared and did not make for a very good photo. That is often the case at Westview.

Added by Phillip Plotz, M.D. on Mar 12, 2014 2:06 PM
RE: DeLoach
If they were in the Douglas county area, I can try to see if the library has any information on them. Can you give me their full names and dates?
With all this snow and now ice/sleet, not sure when it will be though!
Added by Tori on Feb 16, 2014 11:42 AM
DeLoach...Villa Grove
I transfered them over. Since they are your family, I will let you update their memorials.
If you would like John and Albert also, just let me know!!
Added by Tori on Feb 16, 2014 8:35 AM
Neil Gest
RE: Soule Kindred
Hi Julia,
I have not received my 2014 issue yet. There was an article in the DEC 2102 (Vol 78 No. 4) issue of the Mayflower Quarterly by Louise Throop on Mary Bucket & Geo. Soule. Louise is an active member of Soule Kindred, so perhaps you will meet her. For me, this is important stuff, considering all the conjecture and research as to our Soule origins. I was corresponding with Frank Soule on this issue a few years back and the fact that Dna comparisons between American males and the English Soule line did not match up.

Added by Neil Gest on Feb 09, 2014 5:27 PM
Neil Gest
RE: Soule Kindred
Hi Julia,
I am a bit late in responding - Happy 2014. Glad to hear that you have rejoined Soule Kindred; say hi to Judy when you see her. Haven't done much in the way of family history this past year. Other priorities get in the way. Let me know of your impressions of the association. I am interested in the ongoing research into the origins of George Soule & Mary Beckett. Last I heard is that they both could be Dutch in origins, although not nationality - possibly Walloons or Huguenots. Pretty interesting. Hope you winter weather dissipates soon.
Best regards, Neil
Added by Neil Gest on Feb 09, 2014 12:43 PM
Susan Bowman
RE: Lazarus Dodson

Yes, I am related to the Dodson line. Jethro Dodson married Lucy Slayden and I recently got my niece's DAR app approved through Jethro Dodson to George Dodson born 1737. I do own the book (Volume 1) you refer to but I am currently in Salt Lake City doing research and will also attend Roots Tech. I will look tomorrow at the library for you to see if the children of Lazarus are mentioned in the book. I cannot tell you how much I respect Clinton Slayton and his work and yours as well.

As you know Jethro Dodson married Lucy Slayden so you and are distant cousins!

The Raleigh you refer to is the brother of my George Dodson who was the father of Jethro.

I have access to my family tree notes but not the actual documents and this is what I have in them:


Maury Co., Tennessee Wills and Settlement Book B page 1 you find Lazarus Dottson

from:; 5-18-2011

My cousin, Debbie Frantz, and myself are pleased to announce the placement
of a Revolutionary War commemorative marker for Lazarus Dodson, born about
1760 in Virginia, died between 1819 and 1826 in Claiborne County, Tn., the
son of Raleigh Dodson and his wife Elizabeth or Mary (Mary was Raleigh's
wife when he died), last name unknown. Lazarus Dodson married Jane, last
name unknown, about 1779. His marker is being placed in the Cottrell (also
called the Johnson) Cemetery, on the land he owned in Claiborne County.
This land was subsequently sold by his heirs in 1826 to David Cottrell, who
is also buried there along with his many descendants. The Cottrell family
has graciously allowed us to mark Lazarus's grave, one of several unmarked
graves in the cemetery. The ceremony is open to all and will take place in
the cemetery, which is now located on Lincoln Memorial University property
in the southwest corner of the campus, at 2PM on Saturday, June the 11th.
Our family has prepared a document about the life of Lazarus Dodson which
will be read by Debbie Frantz, his descendant, a member of the DAR who
joined through Lazarus. Debbie's husband, George, a SAR member, has been
instrumental in completing the paperwork and paving the way for Lazarus's
stone. We welcome all descendants and anyone else interested. This event
will be in conjunction with the Cumberland Gap Jamboree which will be taking
place during this timeframe in areas near the Gap. Lazarus lived just below
the village of Cumberland Gap on current day Tipprell Road. A copy of the
document about the life of Lazarus Dodson is being contributed as a gift to
Lincoln Memorial University by the family, along with a complete census of
the cemetery and known genealogical information about those buried there.
We would like to thank the Sons of the American Revolution for making this

Roberta Estes
I hope the above helps and I would love to know what you have regarding Lucy Slayden and any documentation you would share with me. Please contact me privately at

Added by Susan Bowman on Feb 03, 2014 5:55 PM
RE: Dr. William Calloway Dobkins
I am not related. If you click on the photo, I put the info on the source and anything written on the back of the photo on that page. I am able to pull up his death certificate on Familysearch. Father is listed as A. Dobkins and mother as Mary Neil. The informant's signature looks liks B.S. Dobkins, but could be R.S., I guess. Let me know if you need anything else. Sorry I couldn't help more.
Added by Sherry on Jan 25, 2014 12:29 PM
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