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Matthew Brewster (#47537344)
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I'm currently in Seattle and can visit sites or our branch of the National Archives, just let me know what you need.

I primarily manage memorials of ancestors and their siblings, but occasionally I'll add the odd grave to fill up a camera when I'm out at a cemetery. Go ahead and request a transfer and you'll get it if it's not in my tree.

Names in my more recent family are Rawlins, Huston, Butcher, Smith, Boggs, Reynolds, Monnier, Lehn, Mitchem, Davis, Dahlheimer, Henry, Phillips, Vansickle, McNamee, and Gilmore.

I'm currently working on the names Rech, Dehn, Houston and Huston in the early 19th century. I'd like to talk genealogy with anyone who thinks they're related.
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Jason Cerny
John Huston
John was the first husband of my great aunt Beatrice. Going through things with my grandfather over Memorial day, he pulled out an old pocket watch that belonged to John, in it was a little, very old, photograph that was written on the back, "a young Edward Huston" Not sure if it was of his father or a brother maybe. Would you like me to email a copy of the photo to you?
Added by Jason Cerny on May 28, 2015 8:03 AM
Wilda Dillion
RE: Elizabeth Collier
I was just loking at your family tree and its a mess before Moses. Moses' parents were John and Cecelia Collier. There children were Moses, Aaron who married Margaret (?), Margaret who married Andrew Elder and John who married Jean Elder. Then there was Alexander who may be James' son. See Alexander' family on "Robert Collier Cemetery" in Garrard County. This is my line through Alexander's son James.

James and John Collier each got a grant of 400 acres and had it surveyed on what would become known as Colliers Creek.They were there before Augusta became an active County and had to go across the Blue Ridge to Orange County to do business. There recordds can be found in Augusta, Botetourt and Rockbridge County. Wilda
Added by Wilda Dillion on Jun 01, 2014 10:45 PM
Wilda Dillion
RE: Elizabeth Collier
Lately I've been doing some research on Aaron. He was born in 1772 in Collierstown, Rockbridge County, Virginia. Moses moved his family to Kentucky in 1885. Aaron married twice. 29 January 1800 in Green County, KY Aaron married (?). The bride's name is missing but I am assuming it was Louvisa Welch. I got this name from family trees. What evidence do you have for her name? Their children were Louvisa Jane Collier and Laura Collier. I assume Louvisa Welch died when Laura was born. Aaron married Mary "Polly" Hunt 17 July 1806 in Green County. I don''t know what the attraction was in Green County, but Aaron seems to have lived in Lincoln County until 1819 when he sold his last acreage to his brother=in=law Phillip Tucker. Polly released her dower. I found them in Howard Co. MO in 1830; Morgan Co. MO in 1840 and then the 1850 census in Cooper Co. MO which everyone uses to add Polly to Louvisa Welch's name and morph the two wives into one. Aaron and Polly's children seem to be Mahala, Mortimer and D. S. who ended up in Texas. Let me know if you disagree with what I've reported. Wilda
Added by Wilda Dillion on Jun 01, 2014 3:18 PM
Wilda Dillion
RE: Elizabeth Menefee Collier
If you have a copy of Moses' will you know he mentions 11 children. As it turns out they are short 1 somewhere. Ruth (Whitley) Collier's gravestone said she was the mother of 9. Elizabeth's will list 3 of these as her's - Nancy, james and Sarah.

I don't think Elizabeth was a Menefee. I think she's related to the Whitley's in some way. When she married Moses her name was Spalden [which could possibly be Spaulding]

The only one of her children I've found is Sarah, who married Hezekiah Ricketts and is buried in Fairview Church of Christ Cemetery in Rockcastle County.

Are you related to this family? I'm not sure I answerrd your Question. If you need anyhhing else let me know. Wilda
Added by Wilda Dillion on Jun 01, 2014 11:05 AM
Kathie L. Webb Blair
RE: Edward Walter Huston
I just noticed that someone stated there was no grave for Edward Walter Huston. He is buried under Walter Huston in Riverside Cemetery, Plot 59s, Find A Grave#29320310. One of my cousins, Etta M. Waller, was supposedly his wife, [sad to say she died in 1895] but the dates don't match, as she is too old for him. She must have been married to a different Huston, whom I don't know. I noticed that her sister, Ida Waller, b.Feb 1870, d. Feb 18, 1950 in Portland, OR., is buried with the Huston family, although I don't understand why. She was a single woman living her entire life in SE Portland w/a married couple. If you could please shed some clarification on all of this, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thank you so much, no rush. With All Sincerity,
Kathie L. Webb Blair, Portland, OR
Added by Kathie L. Webb Blair on Jan 26, 2014 6:16 AM
Sarah Casey
Thank you for letting me know that I appear to have duplicate memorial pages for this girl. I took my information from a cemetery book, and it's alphabetical, so I missed it! I have 2 different fathers listed for her, so this is something that will need to be investigated further to determine which is correct. Again, thank you.. and good catch!!!
Added by monumentdesigner on Dec 05, 2013 8:57 AM
Patricia Edmonds
RE: Boggs
I have the name of the farm and the address if you would like to be in touch with the person who so graciously gave me access!
Added by Patricia Edmonds on Sep 03, 2013 3:55 AM
Patricia Edmonds
RE: Caroline Cochran
This cemetery is on private farm land and the gentleman who farms it graciously gave me permission to visit it. The cemetery is old and abandoned. I took photographs of every visible marker there. What is the name of your family member? ( I had to walk across a knee high creek coming and going to access it! That was fun! ) :)
Added by Patricia Edmonds on Sep 02, 2013 9:47 AM
Rachel Miller
Irene Lamar
Thank you for the quick transfer!
Added by Rachel Miller on Jul 23, 2013 7:28 PM
Nathan Haines
Mary Jarrett
I got the pics for you for Mary Jarrett. The cemetery did not have it in their records where she was buried for sure aside from Lot 39, grave 1. This cemetery has 8 sections and each one of the sections has a Lot 39 in it. Sigh.
I saw that there are a few other Jarrett's all buried in section F so I played a hunch that since all the rest of them are in section F, I should try looking at Lot 39 in section F. Nope. She was not there. Then I thought I would at least give the next section over, closest by, in that Lot 39, and there she was. :-] All of these Jarrett's are all buried within a hundred feet or so of each other. It looks like this Mary is the wife of the Charles Jarrett buried nearby. Charles is in one corner of section F and Mary is buried in the corner of section C which is just right across a cemetery roadway from where Charles is buried.
This Ruth is surely their daughter, who died quite young and was buried by her mother.
They are both listed in the City of Portland death index.
Mary died May 5, 1907 and Ruth died June 5, 1907. They also both have short, simple death notices in the Oregonian. Mary's says she was "the beloved wife of Charles".
Added by Nathan Haines on Mar 15, 2013 1:27 PM
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