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David W. Jent (#47181167)
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Bio Photo Greetings Colleagues!

I am currently compiling a family historical account of my dear ancestors as well as compiling, assembling, and writing a book reflecting the great historical significance of the Williams Prairie United Missionary Baptist Church adjacent to our centennial family homestead. Located in Williamson County, Illinois, Williams Prairie United Missionary Baptist Church is approaching its150th Anniversary of its founding, thus this ancestral research and documentation account has intrigued my interest level as well as enthusiasm to the "Find A Grave" website.
Currently residing 1800 miles across the country, I still envision many rituals, joys, and memories that compelled my desires of research and memory treasure by my previous career requirements and being blessed with a couple years of sabbatical has allowed me to enjoy the hunt before I follow that next journey of life and prior to the beginning of my 4th decade of being here on earth!
Extending my assistance to those that may have some of the same desires or ancestral connections is foremost in my research. Please feel free to contact me directly at with any memory treasure hunts that may be related to mine in nature or if I can share the plethora of information I have ascertained through my efforts!

Extensive information on Jent, Gent, Ghent, Dorris, Clayton, Batts names to name a few as well as some original documents pertaining to these families, Williams Prairie Baptist Church, adjacent Stilley Cemetery, and Williams Prairie, Williamson County, Illinois…
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Bob Nance
RE: Myrtle, Ralph and William Anderson
Thanks for the transfer of the Andersons. I am distantly related and I will manage them until someone more closely related comes along.
Added by Bob Nance on Jun 22, 2015 8:47 AM
Lillian Marie Cammers (Marshall)
Married to Earl George Cammers #456352
Added by Richard on May 20, 2015 4:46 AM
Spirit Baker
RE: William Sherman
Thank you so much for the info and transfer!
Added by Spirit Baker on May 04, 2015 2:39 PM
Spirit Baker
RE: William Sherman
Thank you so much. I'll see if I saved the information and if not then I will research it again. And thank you for the transfers. You made my week and this should help with some brick walls my cousins and I have.
Take care,
Added by Spirit Baker on May 02, 2015 5:00 AM
Spirit Baker
RE: Sherman's -Lake Creek
Thank you SO much Dave. I will be very busy finishing up with their information.
Added by Spirit Baker on Apr 29, 2015 3:05 PM
Spirit Baker
RE: Sherman's -Lake Creek
That would be fantastic Dave. Sherman is my 2nd generation family and they have married into 2 of my lines and my cousins and I have been gathering a lot of info abt them. I was surprised to see them so far out so quickly. I am in Massachusetts and they have a private plot near me.

Thank You!

Added by Spirit Baker on Apr 28, 2015 2:54 PM
Kathleen Farmer
Aretha & Floyd Jent
If you are related to Aretha Ella Jent and C. Floyd Jent, you are related to me too. I am one of Aretha's brother's grandchildren. I am interested in knowing more about my grandfather's side of the family as he died so young.
Added by Kathleen Farmer on Apr 25, 2015 9:57 AM
Ann Maree
Mary Gent
Hi David, I was hoping you could point me in the direction of the source for her birth date (November 23, 1821) and place (Robertson county TN). Her marker does not have that inscribed, and there is no death record or obit for her in Jackson county that showed that information. Her husband's obit says they were from Cheatham county TN. Just wanted to double check with you. Thanks
Added by Ann Maree on Apr 21, 2015 11:05 AM
robin schnicker
hi my name is robin schnicker and i am related to the sanders through jacob sanders and francis gower sanders was wondering if you had any old family photos that you may be able to post or email me at thank you
Added by robin schnicker on Apr 18, 2015 4:18 PM
Williams Prairie Baptist Church Cem.
Dear David

Just read your profile and it seems like you're the guy we've been looking for. We've been searching for the grave of Joseph Terry Williams (1756- 1832) for several years. You don't have JTW's grave but what a joy at last to find some of his descendants, one listed as a Charter Member! Perhaps we can fill you in on the earlier Williamses, including JTW, who is most likely buried in your churchyard. Could you give us a township for the Prairie Baptist Church? You don't list one. Better yet, a legal description of the location of the church?

We're very impressed with your project, which seems very promising, and we would love to learn more. Where could we find information about the Williams Prairie United Missionary Baptist Church? Is there a list of the Charter Members online anywhere?

Many thanks--

Wayne Pounds
b. 1946 OK
Added by wayne on Mar 03, 2015 5:33 PM
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