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Debra H (#47616607)
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Bio Photo I started family history researching about 1979 after my grandmother passed away and someone handed me a box of old letters. It has been my hobby ever since (I mean my life's work) - Always enjoyed going to cemeteries to place flowers and find graves of relatives. Most every time I would take photos and now that I found this website I see the reason why I had to do it.
I am researching Moore, Mabry, Burleson, Speir in Texas; Harper, Seagraves, Cowan, McCarron & Bruce of Illinois, Missouri, Ohio; Haage, Sparman, Schaefer in Missouri. Also, Doeller, Davis, Pulsifer in Illinois & Missouri, Manning family of Maryland, West VA, Missouri; and Henke, Hoorman, Keeven, Bolte of Florissant, MO.
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Carmian
Guy Parvin
Hoping you can check your edits button, and approve the links to his parents. Many thanks!
Added by Carmian on Aug 18, 2014 2:26 PM
FindFamilyTrees
RE: Sister is a Sr.
Hi, I saw your last name on your note to me. Did you go back in edit it (and if so, I never can figure out how to do that - lol) or did I just miss it before? Anyway, I added a thank you to you on my bio for Isaac Keepers II:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=133250028
Added by FindFamilyTrees on Aug 04, 2014 8:04 AM
FindFamilyTrees
Irish counties, Keepers, Manning
Hi,

No. I looked at your photo requests too fast I guess. I meant a different Mt. Hope. But I have a few trees that went thru the Belleville, IL, area. Also, you live just a few miles down the road from me; I'm in StL!

I have info on all the Keepers names you mentioned. (I never forget one like Philamena. :0) )

I probably could track down your specific John Manning. I do this part time professionally. Here's a freebie ...
In Ireland, those two counties are right next to each other. The County Kerry and County Cork border changed over the centuries and it could be that it changed during John's lifetime or his descendants researched that later and decided he really was from the other county.

There specifically was an area of County Kerry that was totally
within the borders of County Cork, near its west border. It is part of Cork County today.

So you very well might have found the correct John! Among other things, I'd try researching him in the other County if you don't know the town where he was born.

Hope that helps. Thanks again,

Leslie@FindFamilyTrees.com
Added by FindFamilyTrees on Aug 03, 2014 12:23 PM
FindFamilyTrees
Sister is a Sr.
I actually have the letter in his files and had quoted from the middle of it in his bio. lol But there was some debate about death location by the author who quoted it. I don't understand the confusion; sounds like he died near Latrobe! So I added that info and the letter excerpt.

Initially, I was confused when you said sister Stella wrote a letter because Isaac Keepers II doesn't have a sister named Stella. But now I see she was 3 generations later and apparently a nun with the title Sr. in front of her name, who also was related. :0) So glad I didn't need to go track down anther sister!!!
Added by FindFamilyTrees on Aug 03, 2014 12:01 AM
FindFamilyTrees
P.S.
Hmmm. No wonder Latrobe sounded familiar. I wrote this on his FindAGrave bio (below), but failed to update where he died on the top of his profile. He is buried in Frederick County, Md., of course, so some sources had assumed he died there. I should have gone back and updated that when I discovered his hunting accident when I researched him further. But then again, the Pa. line borders Frederick Co. and he might not have died immediately. Thanks for the total confirmation! His bio already says:

... When Isaac Keepers was killed in a hunting accident in 1804 in Pennsylvania, his family was living on a farm on the site where the city of Latrobe, Pa., now stands...

I'll also add what you sent in the text. Wish i knew your whole name to credit you! (My family is in Mt. Hope; I see you have some photo requests there; small world.)

Best,

Leslie
Added by FindFamilyTrees on Aug 02, 2014 11:37 PM
FindFamilyTrees
Thank you
No, Debra, I didn't know that. That particular Keepers branches off my family and I'm helping someone else figure out their Keepers line. It's great to have it. I've certainly run across that town studying the family. Thanks, again!

Leslie@FindFamilyTrees.com
Added by FindFamilyTrees on Aug 02, 2014 11:27 PM
Cameron Herrell
RE: Eppersons at Crescent Hill Cem.
Yes, I could see how you would think that. No, the cemetery is just 10 miles from me, and we had to make a trip to Kansas City today, so we dropped by on the way back. I've been photoing different cemeteries around here the past 21 months to help out the genealogical department at our local library.
Added by Cameron Herrell on Jul 29, 2014 9:05 PM
Irene
RE: Helena Keepers Manning at St. Anthony
You're very welcome!
Added by Irene on Jul 29, 2014 5:15 PM
Cameron Herrell
RE: Eppersons at Crescent Hill Cem.
I went to Crescent Hill today. Those 2 stones behind Morton Epperson belong to the S.M. Sanders family, memorials 51411588, 51411600, 51411629, and 51411639. Those 2 stones are Martha W. & Thomas Sanders footstones. Why I didn't picture them, because all 4 of the Sanders family stone are listed on one big stone; then they had individual foot stones. Their big stone is to the left (north) of Morton/Elizabeth Epperson stone in Section 1. Morton Epperson is on one side, and his wife, Elizabeth, is on opposite side (east), which gives her name, date of birth and date of death---no other family names on their stone. Missouri didn't start death certificates until 1910. A lot of the eastern states, such as New York, started doing death certificates in the late 1800's. I don't know if you'll be able to find anything on ancestry.com or not concerning Elizabeth Epperson-Harper and her husband, James. I wish you well on your search.
Added by Cameron Herrell on Jul 29, 2014 3:36 PM
Edward Rowlance
RE: Elizabeth Bruce, Canal Fulton marker photo
Debra, you're welcome. I don't remember cleaning it but I think the light was just right at the time I took the picture. Sometimes the light helps with the contrast. I think that's the only reason that I posted that picture. I see that I didn't post one for James and I think that's because the light for his face on the stone didn't produce a picture that was better than the ones that were already posted.

Ed Rowlance
Added by Edward Rowlance on Jul 27, 2014 2:27 PM
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