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Sandy Smith (#47090076)
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I feel we should always remember our loved ones. The memories we shared with the ones we knew and loved and the stories and sagas of that part of our families that we didn't. Whether, good or bad, famous or not, influential or unknown, they are all a part of who we are and we have a connection to them and a responsibility to share their stories with future generations.

I am semi-retired and have been researching my husband's and my family genealogy for 14 years.
A few of the names we are researching are: Bob's family,
Smith, Kagarice, Henderson, Bailey, Looney, Brigham, Hatfield.
And in my family a few are Wilson, Evans, Tietge, Shipley, Rust,Johnson, Anderson and Ford
You can find pictures of our ancestors on our website at
Other favorite activities include gardening, home improvement,woodworking, craft shows and family get-togethers.

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SL Shippy
Thank You Sandy if ever i can help you let me know SL
Added by SL Shippy on May 05, 2014 5:54 AM
Beasley Transfers
Thank you so much for the Beasley transfers and all of the hard work that you put into the memorials. Have a great day
Added by gardengirl on Sep 30, 2013 10:50 PM
RE: Groce
Right, it just doesn't add up! Would appreciate anything you find. Jen
Added by Jen on Sep 16, 2012 5:57 AM
I hadn't paid much attention to it, but there is something not quite right. Everyone has Sarah born in Reading, PA. All three children seem to have birthdates after marriage to Yergey. So I just don't know, possibly she had other children? Just don't know. Hope you can figure it out, not really any relation to me, so I will not be doing any research on that, just the basics.

Good luck!

Added by Jen on Sep 15, 2012 5:08 AM
Sarah married 12Nov1815 at Trinity Luthern church in Reading, Pa to Johannes Yergey. The 13Apr1836 in Circleville to William Britton. Then abt 1842 in Pickaway Co to Samuel Dresbach.
Her obit below states she came to this country a widow with three children, so although Harriet, Matilda and John carried the Yergey name, they may have a unknown father! She died 17Sep1874 in Circleville. Here is her obit.

Circleville Herald, Sept. 1874 Deaths

DRESBACH -- At the residence of her son-in-law, Bentley Groce, in Circleville township, on the 18th inst., Mrs. Sarah Dresbach, in her 77th year. She was thrice married and thrice a widow. Her first husband was John Yergey and they were married in Reading, Penn.; her second husband was William Britton; her third, Samuel Dresbach. She came to this county about forty years ago, when first a widow, with three children. Her funeral took place on Sunday."

Also I am sorry I told you wrong, Matilda wasn't married to Hugh Larimer, it was her sister Harriet. Harriet first married George Weaver, then Hugh Larimer. Sorry about that, shouldn't go by memory! Jen
Added by Jen on Sep 15, 2012 4:58 AM
RE: John Henry Groce

The first John Henry was a Captain in the civil war and died 1864. Many families use the same name for a deceased child. He is buried at Forest Cemetery in Circleville Find A Grave Memorial# 47150877. Matilda's last name is Yergey, after her husband died she remarried Hugh Larimer (my line). Her mother was Sarah, but her maiden name is Gossler, she married Johannes Yergey (also spelled Jorge). When he died she remarried twice, first to Samuel Britton, then to Samuel Dresbach.

Hope that helps,

Added by Jen on Sep 14, 2012 2:38 PM
RE: Smith's
Oh...well I went to your website that you have listed on your profile and it says that your husbands Grandfather is Alfred Smith, son of Jackson and Susan Miller??? If this is true then we are related, through marriage, your husband and I would be related by blood! Alfred is my great great grand uncle, his brother John Edward Smith is my great great grandfater!
Added by Ninny829 on Jun 05, 2012 6:05 PM
Hello! My name is Jenny (Brown) Torres. My granparents are Ray Curtis Smith and Opal F (Milam) Smith. I just wanted to say hello, since we are related!
Added by Ninny829 on Jun 05, 2012 12:58 AM
Jana Thompson #47477910
RE: Martin Rice
Yes, I was aware of Martin's books. I was able to view two of the three editions of his Rural Rhymes series at the library. They cannot be checked out, due to their poor condition. I photographed some of the cemetery last summer, but the file was destroyed on my sim card. I am hoping to get out there in better weather and photograph more (after the burnoff occurs, whenever that might occur). Please feel free to send me any photos you might have. I am primarily working on my lineage of the Cave family at this point, and some other JaCo families. I would like to help develop founding family trees for Lone Jack, with some assistance, if you know of anyone able to do so. Thank you for the information on MDR.
Added by Jana Thompson #47477910 on Jan 05, 2012 7:04 PM
Michael Stalnaker
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Sandy--Thank you so much for taking the time and taking the photo of my great great grandfather's marker in the Lone Jack Cemetery. I have been in the hospital and am just getting my E-mails taken care of. Thanks again and sorry for the delay in the Thank you.
Added by Michael Stalnaker on Sep 03, 2011 9:00 AM
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