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Judith Abernethy (#47133960)
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Hi! I have been doing genealogy for a number of years now. Names I am researching are:

Henderson, Russell, Lee, Rankin, Gallaugher, Muir, Swain, Dunlap, Buck, Truman

Whamond, Edward, Orr, Wilkinson, Hixson/Hixon, Day, Moss, Glasscock

Abernethy, Hayes, Walker, Dunning, Hoggard, Early

Chase, Hathaway, Hibgy/Higbee, Mussen, Saunders
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Rev. John Rankin Lee
There is a memorial for Rev. John Rankin Lee, son of James Lee and Elizabeth Rankin, on Find A Grave, with a good photo of his marker. I found lots of records pertaining to him, including his death on Easter evening at his church in Rocky Mount, Franklin county, Virginia. He was buried with his wife and daughter in Church of the Epiphany cemetery, which he founded in Rockingham county, North Carolina on 1 August 1844. He married Elizabeth Mann Page Nelson (grandfather signed Declaration of Independence) in VA during 1836; record on His son was a 1st Lt. in the CSA during the Civil War, and never married, thus no descendants of Rev. John. John has now been linked back to his parents on Find A Grave.

Interesting to note that John performed the marriage of Stephen A. Douglas to Martha Martin in North Carolina during 1846; his mentor, Rev. Charles Dresser (for whom his son Charles Dresser Lee was named), came to Illinois in 1838, and married Abraham Lincoln to Mary Todd. Stephen Douglas was also a suitor of Mary Todd. In 1844, Rev. Dresser sold his home to Abraham Lincoln, who added a second story to it; that is the same home that is still open to the public as the Lincoln home in Springfield.
Added by Richard S. Clark on Jan 03, 2015 7:32 PM
Hi Judith, tried your email but it was returned as undeliverable. Please email me if this message gets to you. Thanks! Marji
Added by MarjisAngels on Oct 13, 2014 11:45 AM
Dorian S
Mussens of Essex
Interested in anything you may have about the Mussen's of the Highlands, Essex co NY. John Mussen/Louisa Drew were buried at Port Douglas, along with their daughter, Emily Mussen Pelkey (most likely in unmarked grave)


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Added by Dorian S on Mar 14, 2014 7:27 PM
Richard S. Clark
David Huston Henderson, s/o Ebenezer and Jane
Looking through the Henderson family again. I found the Civil War marker application for David Huston Henderson on; he was buried in the GAR section of Riverside cemetery, Denver, CO. His wife, Margaret S. Burns, was listed in Denver city directories until 1913. Their daughter, Cora Lee Henderson, died at the age of 22 months and is buried in Hope cemetery, Ottawa, KS (as shown in the 1870 census); I've asked that Cora's memorial be linked to her parents.

I've also asked that the memorial for Clark Ebenezer Henderson be linked to his parents, but it has not been done yet. They may be buried with son Paul's in-laws, Congressman & Mrs. Martin Madden near Chicago (same cemetery, matching markers). I added a memorial for their son Paul at Arlington Cemetery - lots of interesting information in those lines. There is currently a photo of Paul for sale on eBay. His obituary was carried by the wire services, but erroneously credited him as "the father of the airmail service"; airmail trials began in 1911, with regular service in 1918. He became asst. postmaster general in 1922, but did institute the beacon network so pilots could fly at night - one of those beacons is still here at Monmouth airport, part of the Chicago to Cheyenne link.
Added by Richard S. Clark on Dec 20, 2013 8:36 PM
Hooked On Family
Robert and Margret Henderson - Clearfield, IA
I have posted several photos on Margret's and Robert's memorials.

I would email the "originals" to you if you want them.

Added by Hooked On Family on Aug 19, 2011 11:48 PM
Richard S. Clark
Hello Judith,

I see you left "flowers" in the past few days for Rachel M. Henderson Gowdy and family, buried in Richmond cemetery, Richmond, Kansas. A very thoughtful volunteer, Darlene, posted photos for all of their markers on October 31st. I thought I'd let you know, in case you wanted to see the markers.

Best regards,

Added by Richard S. Clark on Nov 01, 2010 6:44 PM
Richard S. Clark
Found John Russell Henderson & family
I wanted to leave a note that I had found John Russell Henderson and family, and added them to Find A Grave. I did not start the memorial for his wife; that was done by the volunteer who photographed their markers. I have asked that her information be updated, as she actually died in West Liberty, Iowa, not Pawnee City, Nebraska.

Here is a link for John's memorial, which is in turn linked to the other members of the family:
Added by Richard S. Clark on Nov 29, 2009 9:20 AM
Hi Judith,

Welcome aboard! I know you'll find it as rewarding as I have.
Added by MarjisAngels on May 29, 2009 12:17 PM

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