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Kevin A. Pears (#46905624)
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Bio Photo I am the son of Howard Glenn Pears & Elsie Louise Eadens Pears(Deceased)
I was born in Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky.
Caught the Genealogy Bug in Middle School.
Have been working on Warren County, Kentucky (Mom) & Mercer County, Pennsylvania (Dad) since.
I have also Incorporated Inlaws genealogy too.
I now live in Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky(Wife).
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Patricia Short
John L and Mary Jones Enquiry
I am trying to trace thee above names parents. Myself and another person is looking for John parents and the date of birth for John and for Mary. Do you have anymore info please?

Kathleen Jones
Added by Patricia Short on Jul 22, 2016 5:19 PM
Anita R. Austill
Thank you for looking at her memorial. I do not add obits and pictures to the memorial due to the fact I do not own the copyright to them and Find A Grave rules of not adding them. You can read this for yourself on your contributor's page under the frequently asked questions. Please do not get me wrong I love obits and pictures and have added many to my memorials and I have also spent months deleting them. I do not want my account closed for breaking their rules or I do not want to be sued for breaking the copyright law. I have her linked to her parents and the rest are still living.
Added by Anita R. Austill on Mar 13, 2016 2:40 PM
Howard Simons
Jones Family Mercer County Pa
Ref your Find A Grave memorial #615520071.
Curious if you are related on your fathers side to this Jones Family.

Added by Howard Simons on Feb 04, 2016 6:13 AM
J. Trask
RE: Welsh
Thanks. I will see what I can do about changing the POB and children.
Added by J. Trask on Dec 07, 2015 2:23 PM
Barbara Long
RE: Edit
Kevin, you're very welcome. I know what you mean. You did such a nice job, I knew you would want to have it right. Thanks for your work on Find A Grave.
Added by Barbara Long on Sep 29, 2015 6:25 PM
Pamela Hoffman Winkler
Hi Kevin,

Just wanted to let you know that Hillcrest Memorial Park in Hermitage, PA has been renamed America's Cemetery as of June 1, 2015...for your records. This could get confusing for folks on down the road.

Added by Pamela Hoffman Winkler on Jun 28, 2015 3:30 AM
Anita R. Austill
Thomas Reynolds
I use to add obits and pictures to memorials, until it was pointed out to me that find a grave does not want them added due to the copyright law. The obits are usually added in the bio area so they do not have a place for obits. I have spent months deleting obits and pictures that I do not have the copyright to. I do not want to have my account closed from breaking their rules. You can read this for yourself in the Q and A section on your contributor's page.
Added by Anita R. Austill on Jun 27, 2015 3:22 PM
Tom Allen
Ellen Pears wife of John Pears
Hi Kevin, I came across Ellen Pears gravestone in the Stevenson Cemetery (PA) and saw where you created a Find A Grave memorial for John Pears in the same cemetery. I have done the same for Ellen. I assume she is the wife of your John Pears. I am not related. I did not see John's gravestone or I would have photographed it. If she is related I can transfer the memorial to you. Tom
Added by Tom Allen on May 04, 2015 11:30 PM
Kelly Humphrey
RE: Rev Dr James Hollis Johnson Photo
You are certainly welcome! I'm glad I could help. :)
Added by Kelly Humphrey on Apr 26, 2015 7:24 PM
Linda Page Brownfield
RE: how is this related to David Cropper
Hello Kevin,

As on my Edit submitted for David Cropper, Clara Brister Cropper Martin was David R. Cropper's mother.

See the photo of the gravestone at Find A Grave Memorial# 8971897 for her Cropper name.

Her 1st husband was JW Cropper, and he was David's father, burial unknown at present.

Clara's second husband, John G. Martin, was David's step-father. Clara is buried with John G. Martin at Grave link above.

To put them altogether see: Dave Cropper in the 1930 US Federal Census for Olmstead, Logan, Kentucky at:

Clara E Martin is listed as MOTHER of David Cropper.
John G Martin is listed as the Stepfather of David Cropper.

Dave Cropper 44
Earl F Cropper 15
Keith G Cropper 13
Imogene Cropper 3
John G Martin 64
Clara E Martin 64

Clara's maiden name was Brister, but Brister is not on her gravestone. They used Cropper, I suspect, to leave a record of her first marriage and relation to her son David.

More references:

(Note the MRS)
Mrs Clara Cropper in the Kentucky Marriages, 1851-1900
Name: Mrs Clara Cropper
Gender: Female
Spouse: J. G. Martin
Spouse Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 18 Nov 1891
County: Logan
State: Kentucky

John G. Martin: Find A Grave Memorial# 8972019
Spouse: Clara E. Brister Martin (1866 - 1958)

For me, it's easier to understand visually what all the connections are! For a more complete view, see my page for Clara Brister on my "Brownfield Ivey Myers Kirby Brister Taylor Perry Family Tree" on This link may work:

Incidentally, while there, see also the page for David Cropper's second wife, Mettie Lee Sanders, and their children, see: David Rusoe Cropper:

There you will also find the child listed on your memorial page for David Cropper, as "infant Cropper (1935 - 1935)*," which is his daughter, Jeriana Cropper (1935-1935).

I'm a Brister descendant, so I did not try to add all of David's second family to your memorial page. But, feel free to use my data and do so if you wish.

Meanwhile, my research on David's father, JW Cropper, continues. No one seems to have it right with needed documentation. If you have access to grave lists, and find another Cropper that fits JW, perhaps a full name for JW Cropper would head me in the right direction.

Thanks for all you do on Find A Grave! This one is certainly a tough one to complete, but hoping this will help.

Warm regards,
Added by Linda Page Brownfield on Apr 23, 2015 6:03 PM
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