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Jan Breshears Thomas (#47101985)
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Bio Photo Hi,

I got into this research as a personal and final request for my mother just before she died. She had worked many years on the family history research and had done it with paper and pen. I promised her I would work to get it on the computer. Well you guessed it, I am now hooked as well.

I use FAG as a means of communicating to others the information I accumulate. I appreciate your postings on my memorials, but please, no death certificates. When I find a memorial created by someone else, and I have information that will enhance the memorial, I send a SAC to that person with the information. Each SAC I send is sent with love and a desire for valuable information to be shared. The only negative thing I have to say is that if you respond to me abusively, I will send your message, in its entirety, on to FAG, for appropriate action.

The surnames I am interested in are Breshears, Blackwell, English, Carter, Gantt, Tuckness, Arnold, Cooper, Hogg, Harden, Sherertz, McNair, Sims, Butler, Gallaher, etc.

I'll be happy to transfer records to you if you are relatives of those I have management of. Please let me know if you have corrections or additional information that you would like posted. The proper way to request these changes is not here on my profile page in the comments. To request changes of any kind, go to the memorial in question, click on the [edit] at the top right of the memorial and then select the first option. That will give me a link to the proper memorial. Changes requested here on my profile page will be deleted with no action.

I create memorials for anyone that has a headstone in the cemeteries I survey. If there is no date of death, I am uncertain as to whether they are deceased or not. As a result, I create the memorial and connect them to the spouse that shares the headstone.

I post pictures of the persons based on what I have available. If you have better pictures, feel free to post them and send me a note so I can decide if I want to remove the one I have posted.

I have no desire to amass high numbers in any of the categories that FAG tracks. I hope you don't either.

I have added a link to my local Genealogical Society here in Polk County. You will enjoy our site. It is not my personal web site.
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Sara Fielder
RE: Memorial #60946584
Jan, Thanks so much for the quick reply. I truly appreciate it. I spent a few hours researching yesterday and from what I learned, the only way you could be related to Benjamin Franklin would be though William Temple Franklin daughter who married a Bache. Benjamin Franklin had a son, William, who was illegitimate. No one has been able to determine who the mother is. There is no proof it was Deborah Read. This William, had William Temple Franklin who was also illegitimate. There is no proof that Elizabeth Downes was his mother. You might read this link and do some more research to validate what I've said. https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110810232435AArh1au

Your friend, Sara
Added by Sara Fielder on Aug 25, 2014 6:28 AM
Sara Fielder
Memorial #60946584
Hi Jan. I've been researching Jane Franklin who was married to John Skinner Smith. Do you know for sure that William Temple Franklin and Abigail Brawner were her parents? I can't find any proof. Also, according to what I can find on William Temple Franklin, he fathered 2 illegitimate children. Please help if you can. Friends, Sara
Added by Sara Fielder on Aug 24, 2014 8:07 AM
peggy shults
Juanita Mae Swearingin,Stovall
Do you know where Juanita's sister Helen is buried?
Added by peggy shults on Aug 23, 2014 1:50 PM
Rodney Parker
Seaman 2c Roy Eugene Mc Gee
Ms. Thomas,

I am researching the crew of the USS Nashville CL-43 who were killed in the Kamikaze attack of December 13, 1944 during the Liberation of the Philippines. According to the WW II Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Casualties, 1941-1945 list in Ancestry S2c McGee's Guardian was Mr. John M. Breashears of Wheatland and the request for a VA Headstone was signed for by a Mrs. John M. Breashears on October 11, 1948. My father was one of the Marines serving onboard the USS Nashville who was wounded but survived the attack. I have been researching this part of the USS Nashville's history since 2010. I am sharing my research with Steven Bustin, author of the book "Humble Heroes: How the USS Nashville CL-43 Fought WW II," whose father also served on the USS Nashville. Steve also maintains the website dedicated to the ship's history. Is there anything you can share in regards to S2c McGee?

Sincerely,
William R. Parker
Added by Rodney Parker on Aug 12, 2014 2:45 PM
Genealogy Lover
RE: Brashers Cemetery, Lawrence Co MO
If you find any of my memorials that are your people, let me know. Always glad to transfer to family members (if they aren't mine -- and I don't have any of the names you have mentioned, I don't think).

Sharyl
Added by Genealogy Lover on Aug 10, 2014 12:50 PM
Genealogy Lover
Brashers Cemetery, Lawrence Co MO
Is Lucy Brashers buried in the above cemetery perhaps one of your people? I have the memorial on her but she is not one of my people. I'm always on the lookout for family members of those who aren't my people.

Sharyl
Genealogy Lover
Added by Genealogy Lover on Aug 10, 2014 5:20 AM
A Families Tree
RE: Herman D. Breshears
Thank you.
Added by A Families Tree on Aug 05, 2014 8:03 AM
A Families Tree
Herman D. Breshears
Daughter-in-law's mother is a Breashears. Do you have any details on Herman's military service?

Art O'Neill
afamiliestree@gmail.com
Added by A Families Tree on Aug 05, 2014 3:24 AM
Stephen Barneby
Middletons
Would you have any objection to my using your photos of Eleanor and James Middleton (#23607401 and 23607402) on my Ancestry.com family tree?

Thanks, Steve Barneby
Added by Stephen Barneby on Aug 03, 2014 7:03 AM
Mary D
RE: John William Gaunt
Thank you
Added by Mary D on Jul 23, 2014 6:16 PM
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