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Kaaren Crail Vining (#11705756)
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Hi FINDAGRAVERS. Love researching. Especially family names like WALKER, RILEY, CRAIL, WATKINS, ASHURST, PURDY, BERRY, WILSON, BATES, POWELL, DAY, LINTON, RANDOLPH, LEWIS, WARNER, TALIAFERRO, THORTON, VINING and many earlier links. I am willing to transfer to relatives of someone within 3 generations but not of my own family listings and their ancestors.I don't get to get online very often so my response is not as often as I would like. Thank you for info you may share and your patience. Good Gravehunting!
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Don Sturm
Dr. Samuel Watkins
Excerpts from Samuel Watkins biography from the book, History of Vigo County, by H. C. Bradby, pages 987 - 988.
"Samuel Watkins, physician and surgeon, Otter Creek township .... was born in Indiana 31 Oct 1847, and is the son of George and Serrenta (Elkins) Watkins."

" He (Samuel Watkins) had been twice married, first in 1872 to Ellen Baldwin, who died in 1873, leaving one child, Nellie M. His second marriage was in 1875 with Miss Alma D., daughter of Isiah Murphy .... They have two children; Paul Earl and Alma Ethel."

Terre Haute Tribune newspaper
8 Mar 1900
"Letter Written by Dr. Watkins"
"Sketch Of His Life"
"The funeral will take place Saturday morning at 10 o'clock from the family residence and the remains will be interred in the Markle cemetery"

Indiana Marriage Index
Isiah Murphey married Margaret "Peggy" William
9 Jan 1833, Putnam county, Indiana.

Indiana Marriage Index
Alma D. Murphy married Oliver H. Shinn
23 May 1869 - Clay county, Indiana

Oliver Shinn died 17 Dec 1870 and is buried in Palestine cemetery, Putnam county, Indiana.
Find A Grave Memorial #24239032

Terre Haute Tribune newspaper
2 May 1908, page 2
"Watkins, Mrs. Alma D. - Mrs. Alma D. Watkins,65 years old, died at her home in Ellsworth yesterday. She leaves a son, Paul, and a daughter, Mrs. E. E. Miller. The funeral will be held from the residence at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Burial in Markle cemetery."
Added by Don Sturm on Mar 22, 2015 3:31 PM
James B. Kelly
Memorial 66531069
Concerning data for the memorial for Vincent Herbert II, I believe there is a small problem. The page shows Vincent's death as 1402 but his daughter Isabelle is shown born in 1405.
Added by James B. Kelly on Mar 21, 2015 12:56 PM
Dave Purdy
Thank you
My name is Dave Purdy and I am a direct descendant of Samuel Purdy of Falmouth, Ky. through his son Martin Luther Purdy, via his son Daniel Boone Purdy, then my grandfather Louis Purdy, and my father Walton Daniel Purdy. I just want to thank you for all the work and postings that you have provided regarding the Purdy family. My Dad passed away in 2001 having only heard the words Falmouth Ky. mentioned as a possible homeland. He knew nothing of his family history. Apparently when Daniel Boone Purdy came to Arkansas from Kentucky, he didn't talk much about the past. My son Joseph Daniel Purdy began asking questions that I couldn't answer a few years ago and he started looking into and found the wealth of information you had supplied. Again, we can't thank you enough. We hope to find out more about Samuels father and his ancestry by going to the Wheeling West Virginia area to dig up anything we can about the indian massacre. So the hunt continues. Thanks again and God Bless You..............Dave
Added by Dave Purdy on Mar 04, 2015 9:12 PM
Dancing With Ghosts
Capt Joseph Rutherford Walker
Capt Joseph Rutherford Walker Find A Grave Memorial# 5755541. I am the one sponsoring his memorial.
I believe we have discussed this before my friend. Capt Walker's memorial should have been marked famous years ago when you first listed him. He is famous on so many different levels. I know I tried and was fighting an ongoing losing battle with the old crew running Find A Grave.
If you are game, I think it might be time to try again.
I know it can not be approved with the bio that is on it now because it is from somewhere else.
If I am not being forward, let me try writing one to send to you to try again.
Let me know and take care

Dancing aka Debbra
Added by Dancing With Ghosts on Feb 24, 2015 12:25 AM
John Walker=Katherine Rutherford burial location.
on the grave record for John Walker=Katherine Rutherford, given as "Nottingham Cemetery" Chester County PA. There's a reason that there is no grave marker commemorating their death---namely, this is not where they were buried. Their actual burial site is in what was once the West Nottingham Presbyterian Cemetery on the Nottingham Lots, which lies on the Chester County-Cecil County border. The cemetery was in what is now Rising Sun approximately across the street from the old High School. The confusion about this is driven by White 1902 who had information that they were buried in the cemetery of the West Nottingham Presbyterian MH, but didn't exactly know where it was. (Her book shows a picture of the Quaker Nottingham Cemetery, which is something else again--John and Katherine weren't buried there either.) The confusion over whether they were buried in Cecil county or Chester county stems from the fact that this location is close to the Mason Dixon line. The Walkers were living in this general area, probably thought of their homeplace as being in Chester County So that's what got passed down, eventually coming in to the hands of White. After the Mason Dixon line was established the area became firmly part of Cecil County. The West Nottingham Presbyterian church relocated several times from its founding in the early 1700's. At one point it was located at the mouth of the Octoraro (then called The Mouth of the Octoraro MH). Later they moved North to what is now called Rising Sun. Eventually the congregation divided New Side-Old Side, only to become reunited at a later date. At that time they build a new Church south of Rising Sun, still in operation today. Some, but not all or even most, of the graves at the old Church were moved to the new (or at least their headstones were. Eventually, in the 1960's the old W. Nottingham Presbyterian cemetery in Rising Sun was plowed under and converted to homesites. So there's no trace of the cemetery today. Which is to say, you won't find John and Katherine's tombstone here either, but this is where they were buried. The cemetery they are currently described as being at was not established until long after their deaths.
Added by Bill on Jan 31, 2015 4:53 PM
Chris Hammond
McGill Family
Thank you for all your help with the McGill family memorials! I apologize if I've sent a lot of edits. My first cousin, twice removed, Ted McGill, has researched the family for over 30 years and traced them back to Scotland. His information is very accurate so I am trying to transfer some of that over to Find a Grave. Thanks again!
Added by Chris Hammond on Jan 27, 2015 7:15 AM
Stone Seeker
Thank you!
Added by Stone Seeker on Jan 22, 2015 7:42 AM
Shelley or Terry
William Thomas Prather memorial
Is it possible to add the following information to William Thomas Prather (Find A Grave Memorial# 50034964), the husband of Emily Watkins?

William Thomas Prather was born in Kentucky on 20 Mar 1812 (this date was obtained from a page from his daughter's (Lorana (Prather) Furrow Wilcox) family bible) and he died on 15 Jan 1870 in Bond County, Illinois. He is buried in Mulberry Grove Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 60244144). He married Sabrina Downing on 28 May 1845 in Vermilion County, Illinois.

William Thomas Prather and Emily Watkins' daughter, Lorana (Prather) Furrow Wilcox, is at Find A Grave Memorial# 25117587 under Lorana Wilcox.

Thank you!
Added by Shelley or Terry on Jan 19, 2015 12:43 PM
Shelley or Terry
Emily Watkins parentage
Hi Karen,

Thank you for the wonderful work you have done in showing the Watkins genealogy on Find A Grave. I am descended from Emily Watkins (Find A Grave Memorial# 50034918), likely the daughter of William Arnold Watkins and Irene Lorena Wallace. A descendant of William Wallace Watkins and I just connected through autosomal DNA testing. Do you know if any documentation exists that supports Emily's parentage?

Thank you!
Added by Shelley or Terry on Jan 19, 2015 12:14 PM
Col Francis Thornton, II

It is I that needs to thank you for the creation of the memorial for Col Francis Thornton, II. I have sponsored the memorial because he is one of my 6th GGFs.
Added by DOUGLAS JOHN SHACKLEY on Jan 07, 2015 12:25 PM
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