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Fred Downs (#46545149)
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My DOWNS ancestors came to Cooper Co., MO shortly after the Civil War ended. My GGG grandfather, George Haven DOWNS, was born 12 Sep 1794 in Strafford Co., NH. He died 14 Jan 1872 in Cooper Co., MO & is buried in the New Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Cooper Co., MO.
Grandfather George married my GGG grandmother, Olive PINGRY, on 13 Apr 1817 in Coshocton Co., OH. Grandmother Olive was born 20 Jun 1795 in Strafford, Orange Co., VT. She died 6 Sep 1867 in Michigan Twp., Clinton Co., IN & is buried in the Brandon Cemetery, Michigan Twp., Clinton Co., IN.
My GG grandfather, Sylvanus P. DOWNS, was born 25 Aug 1826 in Newcastle Twp., Coshocton Co., OH. He died 21 Feb 1900 New Lebanon, Cooper Co., MO & is buried in the New Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Cooper Co., MO. Grandfather Sylvanus married my GG grandmother, Nancy Jane TAYLOR, on 2 Nov 1848 in Bartholomew Co., IN. Grandmother Nancy was born 21 Jun 1829 in Decatur Co., IN. She died 6 Aug 1906 in New Lebanon, Cooper Co., MO & is buried in the New Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Cooper Co., MO.
My GGG grandparents, George & Olive DOWNS, moved to Clinton Co., IN about 1830/31. They lived there until they moved to Cooper Co., MO after the Civil War.
I will be happy to exchange info with anyone researching any of these individuals.
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william and nancy king in Antioch
I visited Antioch Cemetery in Cooper county today. I have uploaded photos to your memorials for William and Nancy. If you have other memorials there--either ones you created or others in which you have an interest--I'll be loading more pics in the coming days.

Added by grandmacarol on Oct 27, 2014 2:53 PM
Philena Waters #6628413
Fred, do you happen to know why the burial stone photo posted on this memorial has the woman's last name as Cooper. I thought it was Downs.

Added by Helperkw on Oct 23, 2014 5:44 PM
Deborah Stewart
Nancy Boren
My ancestor is Nancy Boren. Has there been additional research on this pioneer woman?
Added by Deborah Stewart on Jul 24, 2014 10:11 PM
Mary Jane (Meroney) Taylor
Iona Boren
Please add DOD of 1991.


Mary Jane Taylor
Added by Mary Jane (Meroney) Taylo... on Jun 13, 2014 1:49 PM
Joan Kobernik Hoeft
James Turner son of Matthew & Harriett
I put on James Turner and his family that are Terrace Heights Cemetery here in Yakima, WA. Would you like a transfer?

Here is the source:
Added by Joan Kobernik Hoeft on Apr 08, 2014 9:55 PM
Haupt Family
Thank you !!! Your efforts to create informative memorials is so valuable to all who come after you . You give me hope and so many avenues to pursue in researching the Haupts of Carbon county. THANK YOU !!!!!
Added by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2014 8:29 PM
Timmy McKinney
RE: Correction to my previous message
The name Slinker is most likely correct. I had seen that name before in a couple of places. One was the LDS website which probably got the information from the same marriage record you found. I am glad you found it.
Added by Timmy McKinney on Oct 31, 2013 4:13 PM
Judy Gautier
Gravestone of Edward Long CSA with 18th TX Cavalry
Edward Long's Grave on Find A Grave
The Eighteenth Texas Cavalry, also known as Darnell's Cavalry Regiment, was organized at Dallas, Texas, on March 15, 1862.

If the Edward Long described on this stone died in 1859, before the Civil War began, I don't see how this could be the same person as Edward the son of John Long.

Please enlighten me. Edward Long is in our direct line, too and we have been trying to make some headway with info on him and his wife.

Thanks so much. Judy Gautier
Added by Judy Gautier on Oct 04, 2013 11:11 AM
Rebecca Wright
James Rankin Goodall
Hi Fred,

Thanks for responding...I have the info about their marriage, etc. I wrote a bio on Louisa's memorial page if you want to check it out!Mem.#28488726. There was a family story that James had been shot, or something like that, but I've never been able to confirm or deny the story, so it remains a mystery as to his early death.

If I ever do find any further info on James , I'll be sure and let you know!

Best regards,

Added by Rebecca Wright on Jul 25, 2013 12:16 PM
Rebecca Wright
RE: Louisa M. Harrison
Hi Fred,

Thank you for adding the link, I appreciate it. I was wondering if you have any information about James Rankin Goodall? I have been working on my family history for many years and have never found any information about why he died so young, at just 25. He and Louisa had only been married a little over a year.


Added by Rebecca Wright on Jul 20, 2013 8:08 PM
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