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BjJ (#46902476)
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Bio Photo I will be happy to add additional information or make corrections to memorials I maintain. Please use the Edit tab on the memorial (not on my profile page, please) to send your info to me and I will update. I transfer all memorials within the four-generation rule. I do not link to "burial unknown" listings.

My added vs. managed memorials difference is quite large because I manage many memorials transferred to me from a now inactive member. I work on these daily to update with info and add photos.

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RE: Your edit for Martha Macon Curry
OK - this is what I have

1. Siblings born 2 yrs before and 3 yrs after were born in TN. Although when she was abt 5 they temporarily lived in Logan Co., KY So it is possible that she was born in KY.

2. Early census records indicated TN but may not be reliable because all other children were TN

3. Birth date of Oct and 1864 true. 18th very well inaccurate due to handwriting. I am changing dob to 15th. (I am sure children would know her birth date.)
Added by BETTY M on Apr 17, 2015 7:48 AM
AvA powell
Abigail Wright
Hi I was wondering if you would be kind enough to transfer Abigail Wright # 23681616 grave to me .She is my 3rd GreatGrand Mother on my Mother's side Wright .Thank you so much for your hard work ,an thank you for caring. Ava Powell
Added by AvA powell on Apr 16, 2015 10:06 AM
Russ Marti
Speckart Photo
Thanks so much for the photo of Sister Speckart, I have been looking for her for quit a while. And thank you so very much for her obit. There was only a small obit in the Highland German paper which I can not read. Again thanks so much for your help. Would you be able to help me with another person from the Springfield area?
Added by Russ Marti on Apr 14, 2015 4:38 PM
bill buhrman
Otto Heinrichs
Thank You for your interest in Otto, Corrected spelling- He died (1973 In Springfield, was married to my Aunt Helen Ione Wells (1907-1986)
Otto graduate from Grinnel and was a native of Storm Lake,Iowa. Owned Commercial Finance Co. Thanks Again. Would appreciate photo of graves if you Have time.

Bill Buhrman
Added by bill buhrman on Apr 13, 2015 11:53 AM
Michael J. Von Gebel
Anna Jones/ Strother Jones
If you want I would be happy to put something on Anna's memorial that would cover it I believe. Just to clarify I double checked my records, Strother divorced Lucy Newton, Nov., 1850 in Sangamon Co., IL. She married a second time to Ferdinand Meeker. If you want maybe a brief statement to the affect: "While we are not sure that Anna Gable and Strother G. Jones were ever formally married, their romantic liaison produced one daughter Katherine. Evidence to the relationship is found in numerous Springfield Directories listing Anna as the widow of Strother. Also in 1883 Katherine marries W. J. Corcoran in Decatur, Illinois and lists Strother G. Jones as her father on her marriage license. Katherine is not mentioned in her father's 1901 obituary which leads us to believe all events concerning Strother, Anna and Katherine occurred outside the vows of holy matrimony."
Added by Michael J. Von Gebel on Apr 12, 2015 8:12 PM
Michael J. Von Gebel
Anna Jones linked to Strother

Anna had a daughter out of wedlock between his first marriage to Lucy Newton whom he divorced in 1852 and his marriage to Lucy Cass. On his illegitimate daughter's marriage license she states her father is Strother G. Jones. Also in many of the street directories Anna Jones, widow of Strother. Problem was he wasn't dead. She took the Jones name as her legal name even though I like you have never found a marriage for her or a divorce. I did not put this on the memorial as this whole affair has been upsetting to the other Strother descendants. There was a book being done on Strother when the lady doing some research on the family bumped into the guy that was to write the book I guess after she told him about the divorce and the illegitimate child, the book was cancelled. She told me the guy was really upset. Hope this finds you well and hope this clarified the situation.

Added by Michael J. Von Gebel on Apr 11, 2015 9:40 PM
RE: Epler Mills
Great! Love it!
Added by Mary(Coggin)Russell on Apr 11, 2015 4:21 PM
Epler Mills
I added the much improved photo of him in his uniform.
Added by Mary(Coggin)Russell on Apr 11, 2015 8:48 AM
Mary Jane Presley (Leese)
RE: Alex & Sarah Pender
No, but thanks for all of your help!!!
Added by Mary Jane Presley (Leese) on Apr 10, 2015 10:38 AM
Cindy Brooks
Richard Sterling Brooks
Thanks so much for adding my uncle's gravestone picture to his page.

Cindy Brooks
Added by Cindy Brooks on Apr 08, 2015 5:12 PM
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