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cataholic4ever (#46531689)
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Since 2009 I have been working on preserving the Greenwood Cemetery. I started out taking care of a few family members there and then found more and more. I am related somehow to almost 1/2 of the cemetery.

I have been going through the cemetery stone by stone trying to physically place all the graves. I'm also trying to add names to the stones that are unreadable, which is very very hard! Sometimes I find a stone which just says mother or father even

I have been going through obituaries, church records, cemetery books, county birth records, funeral home records, and death records just trying to make sure every one is found and taken care of.

If you are within the FAG guidelines I will GLADLY transfer too.

The Greenwood cemetery is done. There maybe the occasional found ancestor in the obits or death certs, but all the photos (Except for recent burials like 2013 to 1016) have been taken of every stone I could find.

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Elizabeth Summers Reffner Hamp
Wow!!! Great job, I sure do appreciate it. Thanks for your help, this "Reffner/Refner" family is tough to follow. It's like my Cupples/Cuppels family line. Thanks again and have a great day!
Added by Lavelle on Oct 26, 2016 2:53 PM
Jeanie Emerson
RE: Middle name for Elizabeth Dawson Smith
well, I looked at every thing I have on my Ancestry tree, that I've been working on for 6+ years. and, I'm not finding where I found it.
later this winter, I will research that more/again.

I putter on my tree throughout the year, making notes of what I want to use Ancestry research for, then, a month or two during winter I PAY for Ancestry's research.

without paying now, I see her Indiana marriage lists a middle initial "J". the 1860 census lists a Jane E Smith.... I will look at that closely to verify its the same person. I will also look at the death certificate and other census records for clues....

we can take the middle name "Jane" off Find A Grave for now, if you want... I'm leaving on my Ancestry account.... and, have notes to look further.

She is also family to me..... my third great Aunt. Her brother, William Isaac Dawson, was my 2nd great grandfather.

I enjoy your picture here.... I also have kitties.

How are you related?

Thanks for pointing this out/ asking me about it.... I do try very hard to keep my entries accurate, but I have not been perfect.
Added by Jeanie Emerson on Oct 23, 2016 2:06 PM
Request a transfer
Good day. Requesting a transfer of Alice O'Hara Riley's memorial - 146649462. St. John's, Altoona, if you would please. As you can tell I manage her parents (my great, great-grand parents) and her siblings, one who is my great-grandmother. Would appreciate your consideration. Thank you and thanks for all the photos you take.
Added by Maureen on Oct 22, 2016 1:25 AM
Request a transfer
Good day. Requesting a transfer of Alice O'Hara Riley's memorial - 146649462. St. John's, Altoona, if you would please. As you can tell I manage her parents (my great, great-grand parents) and her siblings, one who is my great-grandmother. Would appreciate your consideration. Thank you and thanks for all the photos you take.
Added by Maureen on Oct 22, 2016 1:21 AM
Reuben Reffner 54836690
Hi, here's another interesting fact I've just spotted with this family. Reuben's obit shows his daughter Josephine as a survivor, when he died in 1905. This has puzzled me for a while, as I kept coming across her in census records as being born 1911-1912. What was puzzling was, how could she have been born six years after her fathers death? So it's no surprise that her birthdate is wrong, as well as her last name. Another thing I've uncovered, apparently there was something wrong with her, possibly from birth, as they show she cannot read or write in 1920 census, nor working. She was living with her brother Charles and his family and two sisters, after their mom died.
Added by Lavelle on Oct 21, 2016 3:28 PM
RE: Refner/Reffner family
Hi, I completely understand what you are saying, but I have US Draft documents with Henrietta's sons signature as Charles R. Reffner and his headstone has the double ff. His Grandfather Anthony also has the double ff, so I am puzzled as to why some of the headstones only have one. It's like Maude with or without the E. If you contact me via email, I will send you the Draft card, or you can search it yourself. Would like the families to be connected with their proper name. They are family, but a sideline through marriage of my GGM. Thank you.
Added by Lavelle on Oct 21, 2016 12:55 PM
Thanks for updating the memorials, much appreciated.
Added by Lavelle on Oct 20, 2016 8:47 AM
Rich Fedoush
Tnx for the info, I've deleted my entries.
Have a good weekend.

Rich Fedoush
Added by Rich Fedoush on Oct 14, 2016 10:44 PM
Robert Rhoads
RE: Amos Smth
Yes David Vance is my line..:

Margaret Elizabeth Vance
Daughter of David Vance and Sarah Smith. Wife to Cyrus Rhoads
Added by Robert Rhoads on Oct 07, 2016 10:02 AM
Terry in Illinois
Anna Tribble
Anna Tribble
Hi, could you please tell me where you got the information for her name? Thank you very much

From the record search on

Anna Margaretha Grau married Annias L. Tribble
on 17 June 1885, Clay County, Indiana.
They had 2 children:
1. Oval Gertrude Tribble (Richmond & Stephens)
(1885 - 1965)
2. Joseph "Joe" Nye Tribble m. Mary L. Trump
(1888 - 1959)

Then Anna married David Carmichael and had
5 children.

I just uploaded the newest with the info
to Ancestry.

Hope this helps.

Added by Terry in Illinois on Oct 06, 2016 9:46 AM
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