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bailey262 (#47193087)
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Bio Photo I live in the Pacific Northwest, I am interested in the Purdin, Litherland, Southard, Yoes, Bailey, Randall, McClarin, and Trantow mainly. If you're interested in these families as well send me a message, and I would love to share all the info I have with you :)
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Kerry Rae Smith Moser
Minnie M Potts
I checked with the sexton and Minnie's Husband, William H. Potts is NOT buried with her, or in Vineland Cemetery. I am going today to get a pic of Minnie's marker..
Added by Kerry Rae Smith Moser on Nov 27, 2014 12:06 PM
C Robison
Robert McClarin
You requested a photo of Robert McClarin's marker. I wanted to let you know that he doesn't have an individual marker. However I did take a picture of the area the cemetery where his grave is located.
Added by C Robison on Sep 26, 2014 10:14 PM
Jack Elliott
W.W. Bailey


In regard to your entry Wm W Bailey in Fain Higdon Cemetery, Altus, Franklin County, Arkansas

You have his death date as being 1889, yet I seem to have found him in the 1900 census:

1900 AR Pope County Wilson Township
151 Baily William head wmJune1834 65 m35 MS NC NC cotton buyer
Ruth E wife wfSept1839 60 m35 NC NC NC
mother of 3 children; 3 are living
Wesley son wmOct1871 28 wd MS NC NC salesman, dry goods
Ruth E gr-dau wfFeb1897 3 s AR MS AR
George E g-son wmJune1898 1 s AR MS AR
Gossett Jettie s-in-law wfJuly1835 64 wd NC NC NC

On the other hand, I can't find him in the 1910 census, suggesting that he died in the range of 1900-1910.

Also, if they might be of interest here are a few items that I've found concerning WWB:

DIED. In this place on Saturday Evening the 2nd December, Mrs BAILEY, consort of Edmund I. Bailey, Esqr. In her death society has been deprived of one of its brightest ornaments and received a wound that time can scarcely heal. As a mother she was kind and indulgent, as a neighbor affable and obliging; she has left behind her a husband and several small children, to mourn their bereavement.
Ripley Transcript, newspaper, Ripley MS, 7December1837

Capt WW Bailey, one of our best citizens, was in our office on Thursday last, and informed us that he will leave Tuesday morning with his family for Logan County Ark, where he goes to reside permanently, with the idea to engaging in mercantile pursuits. We have known Capt Baily for many years—we were school mates.
From Ripley Advertiser, newspaper, Ripley MS, 12Feb1881, Saturday
(on 13May1882, RA featured a letter from WWB to RF Ford, ed., from Altus, Franklin Co, AR, 29Apr1882 telling him about AR)

Capt. W.W. Bailey, who was born in Ripley, and left an orphan by the death of both parents when a child, when he was adopted into the family of the noble John W. Thompson, and was raised in Ripley, is at present an influential member of the house of representatives of Arkansas.
From Southern Sentinel, newspaper, Ripley MS, 13April1893 Thursday.

Capt. W.W. Baily has sold his farm near Ripley and will soon move to Ark.
From Southern Sentinel, 6Jan1881 Thursday.

Capt. Baily and Mr. S.N. Talbert with their families left for Ark. Tuesday morning.
From Southern Sentinel, 17Feb1881 Thursday.

Mrs Judge Thompson
Mrs. Jestiana D. Thompson one of the best women, in everything the term implies…died of paralysis on the 19th inst. At the residence of Mr WC Johnson 2 ½ miles east of Ripley…at the advanced age of 84. Mrs Thompson's home since the death of her noble husband Judge JW Thompson was with her adopted son, Hon JWT Falkner of Oxford….though she has been temporarily staying for a year or so with her niece Mrs Annie Johnson….
Her death was calm and peaceful….
The deceased's maiden name was Word. She had several brothers who became distinguished men especially Hon. Jeff Word a member of Congress in the 40's.
Judge Thompson and deceased settled in Ripley soon after the town was incorporated and lived here until the Judge's death in 1873….
She reared two motherless boys WW Bailey and JWT Falkner; each of whom always delighted to call her mother.
Funeral services at Mrs Johnson's residence by Rev JM Wyett, Tuesday morning. Mrs Thompson was buried by the side of her husband in the Rucker graveyard. 4 miles east of Ripley….
From the Southern Sentinel, 22Sept1898

Best regards,

Jack Elliott

Added by Jack Elliott on Aug 02, 2014 4:55 PM
Mr. Louie
RE: Grandma Purdin and Grandma Blurock
Charles A Blurock was a butcher in Portland and Vancouver. He and Mary E Purdin had one daughter Elizabeth who never married and died at the old age of 58.
Added by Mr. Louie on Mar 24, 2014 11:09 PM
Mr. Louie
Grandma Purdin and Grandma Blurock
Since the only Blurock that could be listed as Grandma is Margaret Long Blurock and that would make Grandma Purdin, Martha Jane Griffey Purdin. The photo would have been taken prior to 1910 and in Washington State. Great photo!
Added by Mr. Louie on Mar 24, 2014 10:37 PM
Anita D.
Ira Griffey Purdin
Thanks for sharing the wonderful photo of Ira
Added by Anita D. on Jan 05, 2014 9:05 AM
Glen Nicholas
Amanda Harding
Saw your post at Find A Grave for Amanda. I descend from John Mathis & Martha F. Bailey & I think Martha could be a sister to Amanda. Do you have any data to support this? Thanks. Please email me at
Glen Nicholas
Added by Glen Nicholas on Dec 25, 2013 1:05 PM
Anita D.
Purdin family
Wanted to thank you for all the wonderful photo you have shared on Find A Grave. Please email me
Added by Anita D. on Oct 23, 2013 8:16 AM
Joan& Virg
Yoes line
My email address is
I have photos posted on and on findagrave memorials. You are welcome to copy them. will check the Find A Grave to make sure have added what I have to all.
You descended from Sgt Jacob Yoes (also Sheriff of Washington Co, Ark and U.S.Marshall out of Ft Smith Ark), right?
I descend from his sister Margarette Jane Yoes Anderson. their other sister Mary Ann Yoes Tigard and her husband founded the city of Tigard, Oregon near Portland I guess you know also.
If you check Find A Grave memorials, I believe I have civil war photo of Jacob Yoes. Photos of his sisters Mary Yoes Tigard, Margarette "Jane" Yoes Anderson,and Rosanna Yoes Burris, and brother James Russell Yoes.
I have photo of their father William Conrad Yoes and mother Kessiah Bloyd Yoes.

Added by Joan& Virg on Oct 03, 2013 10:17 AM
Mr. Louie
Purdin Family Photos
Interested where you found Purdin family photos and can I use them on my website?

Louie Griffey
3rd Cousin of Ira Griffey Purdin
Added by Mr. Louie on Jun 07, 2013 3:33 PM
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