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Beegee57 (#47262540)
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My interest in genealogy began long before I had the time to do very much with it but I started by gathering information in 1993 from my grandparents. Then my cousin took my information in 2001 and really completed the maternal side of my family tree.That left my paternal side unfinished.My great-grandmother, Bessie Spurgeon Horn, was an avid collector of family obituaries and newspaper articles. I began scanning them into my computer and slowly started making some sense out of the connections. My five children have finally flown the coop and that leaves me time to really get busy with the information I have collected. I appreciate all that people have posted on the various websites on the Internet and have begun to post as many of the obituaries and newspaper articles that my Great-grandma Bessie collected as I can. As most of them are of her cousins and their families, I have even branched out and researched those connections in order to make these valuable resources available to distant family members.Please feel free to "snatch" them from the Internet and use them in any way you want. If a higher resolution copy is needed, just email me and I will be glad to send it to you.

Thanks...and happy hunting!

(PS If you use my photographs and belong to the Horn or Spurgeon family, I would like to hear from you and perhaps compare notes....)
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Joseph Smith
RE: Nancy Argo, Oscar and Albert Townsend
I sent edit to Irish Eyes to merge his entries. I deleted my previous duplicates and relink edits are in cue. Check back again soon. Thanks.
Added by Joseph Smith on Feb 08, 2015 2:09 PM
Darron Tremain
RE: Elijah Horn Confusion
I believe it must be 2 different Elijah's. The death certs may have been from other Horn's or got crossed somehow as I cannot verify them with Davis County. So if family lore is right then he could not have died within days of her and then buy a tombstone. Can you get me the info you do have? Until we can get proof of another marriage or his real death date I will change it to unknown.

Added by Darron Tremain on Feb 08, 2015 12:59 PM
Darron Tremain
RE: Elijah Horn
Apparently there is a different Elijah Horn who was married to a Margaret Jones. I have copies of death certificates for both Elijah and Martha Eaton Horn from 1858. There is confusion from several sites such as ancestry and which makes it difficult, but alas, fun and intriguing. Hope this helps.
Added by Darron Tremain on Feb 07, 2015 9:41 AM
Linda Linn
RE: AJ Vanlandingham
HI. I subscribe to Newspaper Archives, but you are right--it is too expensive. It works better in some areas than others, but I try to tell myself that articles like the one I found for him make it worthwhile. I have found that some town or county libraries have newspaper archives just for their area with free access. That makes searching easier, too, since there is a smaller pool of papers to start with. Genealogical Societies often have obits, but they charge a fee for them and we are doing thousands of CW veterans, so we can't afford that. Thanks for taking care of Mr. VanLandingham. Linda
Added by Linda Linn on Jan 26, 2015 4:27 PM
Jeff Godbey
RE: Timothy Godbey
Absolutlely!! Please feel free to use any photos of mine you find. My father and I photographed all the Godby/Godbey's we could find in the Bethelridge and Middleburg cemeteries last winter. I am just now getting around to filling some of the voids here on Find A Grave. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help in your research. Timothy is not from my direct line, but I may have some information further back from his ancestors. Also, If you are on, feel free to look at my tree when it suits. ( I haven't added everything there but you might make come connections. I also have a copy of the Godby/Godbey book by Alice Ellison Pitts if you need some pages scanned and emailed. Not everything is correct in there, but it's still a wealth of knowledge. Take care, Jeff.
Added by Jeff Godbey on Jan 26, 2015 1:10 PM
Linda Linn
RE: AJ Vanlandingham
Thanks for your reply. I am guessing that he is buried there, but have no way of knowing for sure. Did you read the newspaper article I added? You can do whatever you like with what I sent--I just thought thought you might find it interesting. It was like a good book---I kept at it till 3:00 this AM. It would be nice if you added his name and dates, but the rest of it is up to you. He is not related to us either.
Added by Linda Linn on Jan 25, 2015 10:08 PM
lee martinson
RE: Robinson--Knapp-House
Yes you may Becky! Good luck!
Lee Martinson
Added by lee martinson on Dec 27, 2014 2:20 PM
Lisa Leiding
Thomas John Orr
There are 2 Thomas Orr's in Missouri. One died in 1844 - and there is a Susan Orr on the same marker - was this another daughter or a wife?

There is another one who died in 1897 - a T. John Orr. It only says he died of TB. But I don't see the husband in the 1870 or 1860 census.

Added by Lisa Leiding on Dec 18, 2014 8:29 PM
Lisa Leiding
John B. Orr
Actually the SOS site says he died in 1884 - but the stone dates say he died in 1888. So that is probably a matter of transcription on the written records. Says this John was born in 1821 on the stone.

Added by Lisa Leiding on Dec 18, 2014 8:09 PM
Lisa Leiding
RE: Roy Cary
Actually got to looking there is a John B Orr who died in 1884 in Missouri in Monroe county. He was 67 years old at the time. He was a farmer and died from Typhoid fever.

Is this him?

Added by Lisa Leiding on Dec 18, 2014 8:06 PM
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