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linda briggs (#47007255)
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My names is Linda, I am the mother of 5 children and 4 grandchildren. I live in the Portland Or area, but my family is still back in Illinois. I am looking for my mother's side of her family. I would love to find living relatives, but so far no luck. My mother was only 5 when her mother passed away and the family never talked about that side of the family. She did not know any of her aunts, uncles, grandparents. I would love to find all of this information out before she passes away. I would love to put a memorial book together for my mom, and for my children. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
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The Manar Family
I have been gathering information on the Manar family for a few years. My great grandfather was William Elijah Manar. He was called Lige and Elijah all his life. He and his brother Alonzo both married Lucy Ann "Annie" Bloomer. Elijah got really sick with cancer and after his death Annie married his brother Alonzo. Elijah and Alonzo were brothers to Narcissie Manar that I saw on your memorials. They also had Melissa/Melissie Manar Moses for a sister and also Corbin and Hosea/Hosie for brothers. I think there might have been 1 more brother, but I am not sure. They were all children of James Henry Manar who was also called Polk Manar who was my great great grandfather. He was a descendant of the cherokees with his mother Sarah (and sometimes listed as sallie) Lowry (sometimes Lowery) Maner (notice the spelling change of the last name) being either 1/2 or full cherokee. I live in webster county Missouri were a lot of cherokees made a community around or after the time the trail of tears came through here. I am still trying to find out more information. ANyhow I read that Sarah Lowery Maner died in Christian County Kentucky in an area where the trail of tears also happened to go through before the rest of the family came out to missouri. I am not sure if she was ever part of the trail of tears, but I know she was born in the south and happened to be coming this way around that time. Its my understanding that her husband William Maner was likely white and maybe a minister. I dont really know that much about him. I have a letter that someone on this site sent me where the brother of Polk Manar is trying to get put on the Rolls because he did not know about it in time to apply. I can send it to you if you are interest. My email address is
Added by SDC on Jul 30, 2014 6:28 PM
Roberta Breaune
Re: Joseph Barnett
Hi Linda,
We have been searching for Joseph Barnett in the GAR Cemetery in Miami, Oklahoma. Unbelievably, the records for this cemetery also burned around 1929 and efforts are ongoing to try to redocument those buried before 1930 in unmarked graves. Do you have any further information at all? We continue to search and if my claim expires, there are two more seekers in our family who can claim this one as we continue your search. Roberta Breaune
Added by Roberta Breaune on Jul 22, 2009 6:22 PM
Greenlawn Cemetery - Columbus, KS

I went to the cemetery office at Greenlawn Cemetery this afternoon and was told the original records were lost in a court house fire several years ago. The records on file at the cemetery are incomplete making it difficult to locate older graves. There is no record of Nella Barnett or the Hewkin names you requested for this cemetery....sorry.

We did find this link to Greenlawn cemetery which may be of help in your search...

Added by pls on Aug 23, 2008 12:52 PM
Debra Lane

I have taken down your information and will begin my search for you. My email address is Email me your's so that I can send you any information I may find.

Added by Debra Lane on May 22, 2008 8:37 AM

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