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Dawn Kelley (#47319272)
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Bio Photo I have been working on my family's genealogy since the 1980s. My research focuses on the Kelley, Renshaw & Latimer families in Texas and the Girling, Quin, Kaigler, Massey, Cansler, Bobo & Herrington families in Mississippi.

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Verna Vernon
Thank you for looking for Verna Vernon. I figured she would be next to Oscar. Thanks for searching! :)
Added by OkieFind on Nov 25, 2016 4:17 PM
tina griggs
Mariah Alice Todd Caldwell
I want a photo of her very badly. Do you have one? I have photos I question who they are? Would you be able to help me?

Thanks, Tina Griggs
Added by tina griggs on Nov 07, 2016 6:27 PM
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Galts & Coes in Riverside
Dawn, thanks so much for all of your research and input on the two subject families, and making the memorials more complete. The descendants will benefit greatly with you helping to connect the dots. You did a stellar job!
Connie Lou
Added by LOU member #47653322 on Sep 29, 2016 8:26 PM
Anton Fritz #102637179
Hello Dawn--I have added three photos for Anton.
One of them shows four family headstones, but maybe you will want to sort the photos, if you want to. I have submitted an edit for the plot location. Very nice memorial page, you have done lots of good work. Peggy
Added by pz on Jun 22, 2016 5:19 PM
Anna Jaech
Alfred Quinton Kennett
This memorial is a delight! The large Kennett family practically owned the Mississippi River from Galena, IL to New Orleans. They were fascinating. Gen. Grant thought they supplied more lead shot pellets to the CSA than any other supplier. They made this shot in the lead belt of Missouri; in the city of Potosi (one of the names of the steamboat lines in the obit you supplied.) They built their own RR from Potosi to St. Louis.
They had unlimited slave labor. Galena was a station on the Underground Railway. The Kennetts paid folks to collect slaves from the Underground. They were taken to the lead mines and shot towers.
I've collected many, many stories and knew about Quinton. It was rather thrilling to read about a Kennett who had many friends and was generally admired.
I just wanted you to know I appreciate your dedication to those we summon back to life.
Added by Anna Jaech on Jun 02, 2016 9:08 PM
Bobbie Scott
Frances Carruth Quin - John Carruth'a will mentions his four daughters, Fanny Quin,Elizabeth Henderson, Jane Allison, and Polly Graham...also his living sons, George and John plus two deceased sons Walter and Adam. Don't know if that is info you might have an interest. My husband's mother was a Carruth and have been trying to follow her genealogy (not easy as every Carruth had 10-12 kids all nameed John, George, Adam, Robert....).

Added by Bobbie Scott on Sep 24, 2015 12:38 PM
William Green
Duncan and I are 2nd cousins. Cecil Sr and my grandfather, Charles Sr were brothers. We've never met and I do not have a memory of Cecil, just his brother James (Jim). Jim lived with Charles and Vada. Amy keeps the Find A Grave info for Cecil and one aunt, Georgia. She is Cecil's great-grandaughter, I think.
Added by William Green on Sep 07, 2015 4:04 PM
Sue Pittman McPeak
Marley Family
Dawn...thanks so much for the information on Arvil and David Marley. Your research and posting is appreciated.
Added by Sue Pittman McPeak on Aug 24, 2015 5:32 AM
Allan Thomas
Fred Thomas Sr
Thank you so much for adding my Great Grandfather, Fred Thomas, I've looked for him for years. I hope you will go here
and read the Mother's Day Letter he wrote his Mom
Added by Allan Thomas on May 15, 2015 3:07 PM
Sharon Saunders Crockett
RE: Prell family of Kansas
Hi Dawn,
I am not related to the Prell family, but was at a flea market this weekend and came across a picture of the Prell family. I bought the picture because I can't stand the thought of a family photo not being with the family! It is a wonderful (good size) photo with 3 boys, a man and woman. I "think" it is your sister in laws family. The back of the photo has some writing on it, the reason I bought it. It says, Mr & Mrs Prell, it lists 1 of the boys as Henry Prell and the other boy is listed as Louis Prell, no name on the other boy. Under the name for Mr. & Mrs. Prell it says, "neighbors in Bremen, Kansas to Fred & Alma Harder & Children". Under Henry's name it says, "died young, killed by", nothing more is written. I think this is Friedrich, Sophia & sons, Friedrich, Henry & Louis. In the 1900 census they were neighbors with Fred & Alma Harder. If you are interested, I will be more than glad to send it to you.
Sharon Saunders Crockett
Added by Sharon Saunders Crockett on Feb 08, 2015 2:01 PM
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