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Jodi Neely (#46789836)
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Bio Photo I am a descendent of the W.C.Watkins family that I am submitting and would like to hear from any researchers of this line. I enjoy sharing information with other researchers. I have added my Cobley and Matthews families. My McKinzie/McKenzie and Glasscock/Glassco families have been added so visit their pages and let me know if you are connected to any of these families. They are all connected to each other.
I am now adding what I believe to be my biological maternal Riggs family. They are not connected to any of the other families as far as I know.
I have added part of my husband's Neily/Neely family. I will add the rest later.
I want to thank everyone who has placed flowers and flags on my memorials.
I also want to thank all the volunteers who have sent photos of my requested gravestones. Your help is greatly appreciated.
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I found it on the Library of Congress website
in their historic newspapers collection. The site has a good advanced search that allows looking for combinations of words within 5 words of each other.
Added by Irememberu on Dec 29, 2013 6:46 PM
Capt. William Calvin Watkins
obit added
Added by Irememberu on Dec 26, 2013 11:41 AM
Memorial# 11006024
obit added
Added by Irememberu on Dec 24, 2013 12:07 PM
Deirdre Franklin
Adelphia Leggett Matthews
Hello there. I'm researching my husbands "Matthews" family and came across your Find A Grave Memorial #Memorial# 20928604 for Adelphia Matthews (wife of George Matthews). I enjoyed reading your bio on her. She would be my husband's 4x great grandmother. I was wondering if you have any idea of her mother's whereabouts? Where is she buried, any idea? Thanks again for sharing Adelphia's story.
Added by Deirdre Franklin on Dec 17, 2013 10:42 AM
Virginia Kidd
Family Tree
Thomas Cobley was my 3 x great grandfather...please leave a message if you would like...

Thank you
Virginia Kidd (Stacey)...
Added by Virginia Kidd on Dec 05, 2013 10:59 PM
Brad Whitney
RE: Earl Donley
You're very welcome, I'm glad I could help.
Added by Brad Whitney on May 19, 2013 9:23 PM
Thomas Matthews, Junction City
Hi Jodi--

Can you tell me if Thomas' daughter Julia had a son by the name of Ellsworth McBride? Ellsworth is living with Thomas and Mary on the 1875 census in Geary Co., Kansas, and ten years earlier was in the household of Samuel McBride, with Thomas and Mary (and I assume their daughter, a woman named Julia McBride) living next door. Also in the McBride household were a mother and child named Van/Vann. There was also a Van living in the Matthews household--the husband and father of the female Vans next door? Perhaps the enumerator got the households a little mixed up--not sure. If sending you a copy of the census would help, I would be glad to do so.

Added by Sheryl on Mar 03, 2013 1:07 AM
Elaine Clark
Joel Matthews
Hi Jodi,

I am a direct descendant of Joel Matthews - your entry #20969145

You've mentioned on your record of him that Rebecca was his sister and not his daughter. He did have a sister - as well as a daughter (my 3g grandmother) named Rebecca. I'm hoping we can compare and align our information!

Joel Matthews sister Rebecca was born in 1778. Rebecca Matthews Clark was born in 1799. I have a family history written by John and Rebecca's granddaughter Flora Clark Whisnand. In it, she lists the following sisters, including Rebecca:

Elizabeth m Benjamin Noble
Rebecca m John Clark
Mary m John VanMeter
Margaret m Abraham Griggs
Lavine/Lovina m Zephaniah Spears
Nancy m James Noble
Ann m Jeremiah Brewer

There is a biographical sketch of Zephaniah Spears in Clinton Co, Ohio. It says he married Lovina Mathews on September 20, 1829 and says she was the daughter of Joel and Phebe Mathews. If Lovina is Rebecca's sister, and Joel is Lovina's father, I infer that he is also Rebecca's father.

Link to Spears/Mathews sketch:

Are you descended from Joel Matthews? It would be great to make a connection. If not - perhaps you would consider transferring his entry to me?

Happy to provide any other documentation you may be interested in. I hope we get to talk soon!

Best regards, Elaine Clark
Added by Elaine Clark on Nov 04, 2012 3:59 PM
Dobson Request
Hi Jodi: I had a friend call to get the grave location for Dobson since Findagrave volunteers are unwelcome at this cemetery. However, when I went to the location this morning, I was sadden to find it unmarked. I have posted a photo of the place where he is buried for you. Chris
Added by macso on Jun 25, 2012 1:40 PM
RE: Louisa Watkins Cravens
You probably saw but I added one for Walter also.
I think Bennie I added is the son of George T Cravens
Added by InSearchOf on Jun 18, 2012 4:20 AM
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