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Bill Foster (#47174064)
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Bio Photo I have lived in Platte County, Missouri all my life and since retirement, I now have time to work on Family Tree. My father's family came to Platte County abt 1890 and my mother's family came to Platte County abt 1850. My wife's family have lived in Platte County since 1841. I volunteer at the Platte County Historical Society and enjoy finding families at cemeteries.
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Debi C
Betty Miller Doke

Hi Bill,
I have been researching my ancestors, the family of Thomas Jefferson Doke. I appreciate your work at the Davis Chapel Cemetery in Dearborn, Missouri so my research can move forward. I have ran into a problem. The infant, Betty Miller Doke has 2 burial sites and 2 different records. The first record is from the Madisonville, Missouri cemetery with her father as Frederick and Mary Doke from The second record is your record and has her parents as Thomas Jefferson and Martha Hall Doke. There is a combined monument for her and other deceased Doke children in the Davis Chapel Cemetery in Dearborn, Missouri. Both listed fathers are brothers and both lived in Ralls County, Missouri when this child was born. The birth and death dates are the same although the cemetery in Dearborn gives complete dates.

So, I am trying to discover which brother is the real father of Betty Miller Doke. Any information you would have from the cemetery or cemetery records would be so helpful.

Thank you in advance.

Deborah Clark
Added by Debi C on Sep 24, 2016 1:05 PM
Rick Hulett
Burial Mystery - Cassidy
Hi Bill,

I stumbled across something that I cannot explain and wondered if you may be able to shed some light. I was researching for a missing family member, Helen Hulett, who is said to have married a Cassiday, Cassidy, Cassady. While do a findagrave search, I saw your entry for Carlton D. Cassidy, Smithville Cemetery. Also listed in the broad search was Carlton D. Cassidy,
Island Pond Cemetery
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Section E Lot 259 No grave number
GPS (lat/lon): 42.17332, -72.47913

Created by: Steve Sawyer
Record added: Jul 12, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 132703710

Same birth and death dates, same spouse name of Helen E. Do you know if there was a re-interment for this couple?
Added by Rick Hulett on Sep 13, 2016 7:22 AM
debra woolery
LLoyd f woolery
Thank you for caring note:: Doris died January 1994 in Escondido Ca I still have her ashes.. How would I get her head stone up dated. I still have deed to adjoining lots. also
Debra Woolery.Belisle
Added by debra woolery on Jun 24, 2016 12:27 AM
Wm K Walters and Victoria Woods
I have found a marriage record for this couple on 5 Sep 1865, but in Bowling Green (Warren County), KY, not in Platte County.
Added by Nearns on Jun 13, 2016 1:24 PM
Michelle Christie
Ridgely Cemetery
I need help with my mom's side of the family. My 4th great grandparents were John Hulse and Mary Malone Ellington, I believe they died in Clay Co, Mo and were buried in Paradise Cemetery.

However Mary Malone Ellington two brothers are buried in Ridgely Cemetery and its believe there mother Mary Malone(Dupuy)Ellington is buried there too around 1850. Is there only records of the cemetery to try and find her.
Added by Michelle Christie on May 31, 2016 10:47 AM
Levi Cline
I found my ancestor Levi Cline, Washington, Kitsap County. You have added a picture to the entry. It is not clear who the picture is. Can you help me figure it out? I have a picture of Levi and Ruth Cline. It is hard to tell if your picture and mine are of the same person. Thank you for your good work.
Added by Bonnie on Dec 28, 2015 3:35 PM
RE: John Green, Dearborn Community Cemetery
Dear Mr. Bill Foster,
According to the letters of John Green, he had (at least) 4 children with Mary: Maria (d)(born 15/6/1893), Albert (s) (born 23/2/1895), Josia (d) (born ??/9/1896), name unknown (s) (born 1/6/1901). As you may appreciate , I can email scans of the original letters to you. In order to find out if this John Green is the brother of mine great grandfather. Yours sincerely.
Added by Woef on Nov 01, 2015 2:20 PM
John Green, Dearborn Community Cemetery
Dear Sir Bill Foster, I live in the Netherlands.

First I want to thank you very much for sharing the photo of the tombstone of John Green and his wife Mary Vogel Green - Cornett (Dearborn Community Cemetery) on the internet. I am almost certain that it is the tombstone of the brother of my great-grandfather.

John Green immigrated to the States in 1890. Our family in the Netherlands has letters writen by John Green for the period of 1890-1901. In 1901 he stopped writing to his family. My family asks for more than a hundred years wondering what happened to John Green. My aunt und uncle are in the nineties and would still like to know that the family of John Green is found and get answer to their question 'What happened to him?'

I want to ask whether you can put me in touch with the family of John Green in the States or advise me in order to achieve this.
I hope to hear soon of you.

Yours sincerely.
Added by Woef on Oct 29, 2015 3:01 PM
Cathy Pepper
Andrew Chesnut
I am wondering where you obtained the info that linked Andrew Chesnut(1820)and Sarah Woodhouse to his father Abraham Chesnut (b 1782)and Esther Evans. It can't be just word of mouth, I need a hard copy of something. Thanks for all the work you do!!! It is really appreciated
Added by Cathy Pepper on Sep 09, 2015 10:14 PM
bill posker
Cox family
Bill - my name is Bill as well. William F. cox was my great grand father. I am very interested in any other family information. I have his parents name but that is as far as I have. My e-mail is Thanks
Added by bill posker on Apr 08, 2015 3:37 PM
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