|Jana Thompson (#47477910)|
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I live in Independence, Missouri, the home town of President Harry S. Truman. I have deep familial roots in the cities of Independence and Lone Jack, along with Jackson County in general. I have family members buried in cemeteries throughout Jackson County and the metropolitan area. This is also the home city of the largest free standing genealogy library in the country and the World Headquarters for the Community of Christ (formerly RLDS).|
My husband regenerated my interest in genealogy, and now it has taken over our lives ;) I am amazed at how we are all connected in some way. As of February 17, 2013, I have 6721 members on my family tree. I have spent about about two years working on my records. So as a relatively new member to FAG, I am learning new things every day about genealogy, grave hunting, record keeping, and all the resources available for us.
I recently traveled to Kentucky, Tennessee, and the Carolinas to visit the cemeteries of several grandparents, including Henry Rice (6th GGF) and Hannah (Boone) Stewart-Pennington (7th GGM). I learned on that trip that two of my cousins have written books, one about their grandfather Marcellus Moss Rice and His Big Valley Kinsmen, and the other about Henry Rice, mentioned above. Both authors are my 2nd cousins, 4 times removed (they are first cousins). It was a pleasure visiting the Museum of Appalachia, where my cousin John Rice Irwin is the founder, and has kept the spirit of our ancestors alive with his museum and artifacts of the region and his book about Marcellus. Thank you John :)
Through FAG, my 4th cousin, twice removed, contacted me. A few months ago we met for the first time at our wonderful genealogy library here in Independence. Our common ancestors were our 5th Great Grandparents James and Rebecca (Miller) Rice in Lost Creek, Tennessee, son to Henry Rice.
Let me know if there is something I can do for you. That is what family is for.
The pictures I use come from a variety of sources, some are personal photos, some are provided by other family members, some are from publications, and some are from other volunteers like us.
You are encouraged to ask permission before using any photos found here, or anywhere else, but my personal photos I will generally grant permission. Just send me an email if you would like to use a photo.
I believe by sharing the wealth of the ever-growing knowledge, we are rekindling the interests in our heritage. As much as we love technology, there was a lapse of a hundred years or so, where oral history and written records went to the wayside during the industrial revolution. Too many records were lost, as well as the interest of one's heritage. With technology's ease of access and evolving nature, we can reassemble our past, keep the spark burning brightly, and preserve our past for the future.
The family surnames I am most interested in researching are listed below. Most are direct, but some are cousins:
My husband's family surnames are:
Thanks for reading and thank you to all the hardworking volunteers that make this site so a joy.
Jana Johnson Thompson
Updated February 17, 2013
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|Leonard Louis Meador||Henry W. Dealy memorial|
I will remove my memorial on Henry. Also if you would like to maintain his wife and daughter I would be willing to transfer.
Leonard Louis Meador
|Bev Golden||Elizabeth Easley Ragsdale|
Thanks for names of her parents. Much appreciated!
|Dana Caruthers Norton||RE: David and Rebecca Dealy|
I'm here..lol sent you a couple of messages.
|Dana Caruthers Norton||Myers....Meyers|
Okay I was reading your sirname list and my mother is of the Faulkner/Meyers line that twist and turns into Boone..omg...what a find! I've been doing this (family history) since about 1976 off and on..then when my mother passed away I really got into it..getting all my notes and pictures together and what not..I have over 12k pictures and almost 16k on my tree. Once this gets into the blood there is no turning back!!!
|Dana Caruthers Norton||Dailey Family|
Hey darlin.....you bet...I have tons of info..and I'm on ancestry.com too..my tree is private due to me working on it all the time..are you on ancestry?
|J. Nell BECK Truitt||RE: Our Hannah Boone Stewart Pennington|
See my Facebook page of "Hannah Boone Descendants 1746-1828" as we need to be in contact.
|J. Nell BECK Truitt||Our Hannah Boone Stewart Pennington|
I am also a family historian and hope you have a copy of Bess Hawthorne's book, "Hannah Boone and Some of Her Descendants" 1960. I am adding many further generations of both her Stewart daughters and her Pennington 3 sons and one daughter. Thought you might like to share genealogy??
We as family have given portrayals of our family ancestors in the Old Mulkey Meeting House in Tompkinsville, KY - 2003 adn 2004. Nell
|Dennis Rice||Charles Rice|
I've been doing research on a John L. Rice born in 1800 in South Carolina, went to Coweta, Georgia and then to Randolph County Alabama. His great Grandson Awyer Rice, born 1910 and I are a 0 step DNA match. We are a 1 step DNA match with two individuals who say Henry Rice 1717 - 1818 is their ancestor. I started searching for a Charles Rice because he seemed to be the most logical father of John. I found a Charles who died in Franklin County Georgia in 1818 and was married to a lady named Mary. Do you know if anyone has checked this Charles Rice as a possible son of Henry Rice?
|Go Longacre||RE: Cave|
Almost all of what I consider "interesting" about my family I have posted on find a grave. I like it because they let you tell the story and link to the other family members.
My details are in Family Tree Maker, which I think is at 36,000 right now. That is totally out of control, I cannot keep track of all the details in FTM & struggle with remembering where to look to find the details, information overload!
I'm in California, where do you want meet? Grand Junction Colorado is about half way.
I haven't been back to Missouri since '06. Recession brought my research trips to a halt. We have a Longacre family group page on FB. It hasn't been used much recently. We could use it, if you wanted to join, we could use it to drop files and try to sort out who was who. Couple of other people on it that have the left behind Longacres (east coast Longacres) really nailed down.
|Go Longacre||RE: Cave line|
When I was talking about Jackson TWP in Johnson county, that's because Nancy Tucker Longacre lived (& died) there. Jackson TWP being next to Jackson Co can be confusing.
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