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Edna J. Ellis (#46925654)
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I started my family history when I was about 8-10 years old when I asked my parents and grandparents (and about their parents, which was my great grandparents) their full names and dates of birth and wrote them on a small shopping list. (How I wish I had asked for places also!) No matter what I discarded throughout my life; I never could throw away that list.
When I was about 26 years old, when I became interested in family history once again, my dad gave me a black tin box with my great grandmother's name engraved with gold ink on the end of it, Nancy E. Long. I knew she was an Eisenhower and because of that I somehow developed a great desire to learn more about her and see if I was related to President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Not that it mattered that he was famous, I just wanted to know. After 12 years and much research this is what I learned: Edna Jane Long Ellis and Dwight David (Ike) Eisenhower U.S. President are 3rd cousins 2 times removed. Their common ancestors are Hans (John) Peter Eisenhauer and Ann or Anna Margaret Dissinger.
And that led me to more ancestors and who were they and where did they from? I have spent many nights, many times till wee hours of the morning, searching diligently for my family roots. Sometimes it is as if they are right here by my side, guiding me and directing me to their records, their stories; wanting and waiting to be found and recorded. Sometimes I wonder why I do this, but then their voices seem to speak to me from the past and they want to be found and recorded. But more than that I want their records to be accurate. I have always tried to do my very best to read and proofread all I do. Please, if you find any mistakes, please let me know so I can get them corrected. God bless each of you with the spirit of Elijah in your search for your ancestors and may YOU strive to record them with accuracy.
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Linda Dukes
RE: Louisa Carr Hopper
You Bet :-)
Added by Linda Dukes on Jan 16, 2015 9:52 AM
LaDon Brennan
Robert Smallwood spouse
YEA. My keyboard and mouse arrived today, I don't do touchpad very well. So your information has been added, I very much appreciate the update.
Added by LaDon Brennan on Jan 14, 2015 12:45 PM
Beth in Colorado
I didn't get up early enough to wake up, get ready for work, and answer all your questions....sorry. I'm not much of a "wake up" least an hour and two cups of coffee is necessary.

When I get home tonight, I'll get back with you. I did send Catherine Cook Brazzell's obituary out there to you, tho.

Happy 2015!
Added by Beth in Colorado on Jan 06, 2015 6:31 AM
Beth in Colorado
Allen Cemetery, Harrison County, Missouri
Hi, Edna, Your husband & I are more than likely related. Abel Willis Allen is my 3rd Great Grandfather. As far as I can tell, we're related to 100% of the people buried in that cemetery! :D

My line is through his daughter, Nancy J. Allen/John Oliver Hampton-->Lizzie Arabelle "Belle" Hampton/Albert Edwin Geer--->Frederick Allen Geer/Dora Ellen Sala--->Marjorie Ellen Geer/William Manly Cargo-----> ME!!!! And my brother, and 25 or so cousins. (Mom had 7 brothers.)

I fell and broke both my arms in May of 2013 and could do So, after work, I started in-putting the book “ABC of OUR FAMILY TREE” compiled by Dorothy Allen Gibbs, Mildred Moore Huntsman, and William C. and Beverly Cowan Morcom, Jr. Originally published in 1983; Revised 1985 on to my Tree on I have also gotten with the Harrison County Genealogical Society, and am tracking a variety of far-flung kinfolk. Sampson Brazzell is "the Father-in-Law of my 2nd cousin 3X removed," Bessie May Tripp. I'm eventually going to get into the Tripps, but good grief, there's a boatload of them! ...and I keep getting side-tracked. I've got a bad case of "follow the butterfly" syndrome.

I've been doing genealogy for quite a while myself, and when my mother passed on two years ago, I inherited every thing she had amassed. Oh, the photos!!! I love doing this stuff, and now I am totally committed to doing as much as is possible before I bite it. (I'm a hair's breadth away from 61, and I feel it.)

So, as long as the volunteers at the Harrison County Genealogical Society remain saints (and they me, they are), I'll be getting as much information out there as I can.

Hey, Cuz!!!
P.S. Missouri is GORGEOUS! But, omgosh, the heat and humidity. Mercy!
Added by Beth in Colorado on Jan 05, 2015 7:24 PM
LaDon Brennan
RE: Robert S Smallwood
Thanks for the nice message, I have finished with the memorial and linked his parents. Do you have any idea where Sarah Belle is buried? It was interesting their son put Robert as a widower on the death cert, but obit said "his wife" survived? Do you know if Robert perhaps remarried after Sarah's death - grown children sometimes won't acknowledge a 2nd wife (or husband) of their parent, especially when he was along in years.
Added by LaDon Brennan on Nov 18, 2014 1:38 PM
Linda Dukes
RE: Memorials
Coulter Dukes/Colter Duke was my Great Grandfathers (William Charles Dukes Jr)first cousin, Colter's father Mathew Anderson Dukes and My 2nd G Grandfather William Charles Dukes Sr were I guess he was my 3rd Great Uncle. I enjoy doing the research and finding new info.
Added by Linda Dukes on Jul 14, 2014 12:46 PM
ID Military in Westlawn-Hillcrest
We are currently working to identify anyone buried in Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery Omaha NE that has served in the military. If you have a loved one buried there or know of someone, please send us a message. We place flags on the graves for Memorial Day. This project is sponsored by Centennial Masonic Lodge #326.

If you can send us the names, we will be sure to include them on our list to get a flag.

Thank you for the help with this ongoing project.


If you have already received this message, please accept our apologies for the duplicate message.
Added by C.C.Diamond on Mar 02, 2014 1:20 PM
Just found
your note in the flowers section and transfer your ancestor to you. The best way to request a transfer is to click "edit" then click "send a correction". If I have others of your kin, always happy to transfer!
Added by Deb on Nov 23, 2013 6:06 PM
"ilbur" Bates
I remember that laptop. The W would often refuse to type. Thanks for letting me know. It is now corrected.
Added by jbmgs on Sep 03, 2013 4:12 AM
Inez Miles
I am not related to Inez, I found a news article on her burial that I put on her Find A Grave site. But I still can not find a death record for her.
Added by DKOWN on Jul 17, 2013 8:09 PM
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