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Cheryl (#47533791)
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My father was descended from the pioneer families of the Crab Orchard (Elkhorn)/Rock Falls/Red Brush School area of Ray Co., MO. I have multiple connections to the O'Dell and Tarwater lines, among others. I don't live in Ray Co., but still visit several times a year.

I'm all for preserving headstones (I transcribed all of the stones at O'Dell Cemetery in Ray County several years back), but more important to me is preserving the histories of the people themselves. I'm interested in all surnames at O'Dell - the main ones are O'Dell, McAfee, McKissack, Brown, Roe, Riggs, and Woods. I'm also interested in the Whitton, Slover, Clark, Hall, Harris, Clevenger, and Tarwater lines...and, well, pretty much any and all of the old families of the area.

On my maternal side, I'm descended from the Shepard, Harold, Briscoe, and Hays families of Saline County, MO.
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Cheryl Champion
Carol Marie Mcafee
Thank you for placing flowers for my oldest sister. May God bless you.
From Cheryl Lee Champion (Mcafee)
Added by Cheryl Champion on Feb 01, 2015 4:38 AM
Robin McAfee
It is very strange, like they just disappeared. I did find my Father on the 1930 census, (I think it was that one) anyway he lived as a boarder in Idaho. Roberts family I think I found in Lubbock Texas. Interesting that my grandfather was divorced. I know Florence passed away early. Recently I found out my father was married twice prior to my mother, both ended in divorce. Question, say I believe I found Robert's family in Texas. I'm apprehensive about contacting them, would you write and mail it? That way if they wanted to stay "disappeared" it wouldn't be as threatening as a phone call? I've thought about this for many years.....
Added by Robin McAfee on Nov 07, 2014 4:10 PM
Robin McAfee
Ernest Carter McAfee Sr.
Hi Cheryl! Unfortunately I don't know. I met him twice only when I was very little. He lived in Hemet California at the time, but later records show he lived and passed away in Long Beach California. I keep hitting road blocks in my sporadic searching. Strange, they even disappeared in one of the census records. Perhaps they weren't home when the census workers came by? Years ago I found a Patricia who was my father's brother's sons daughter, but I moved, and lost contact with her. She was searching for info on our grandfather. I wish I could find her again. I sent a photo of me and my grandfather which she showed to her Dad, who verified that was his grandfather! I really would like to talk to him! (Sorry to ramble on) If you find anything let me know. Hope you are well, and take care! Robin
Added by Robin McAfee on Nov 06, 2014 4:54 PM
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USN service
Thank you for your service. Were you related to Capt McAfee?
Added by Family Searcher on Aug 04, 2014 7:55 PM
Ms Martie Martin
RE: Mark Twyman
Yes, I know what you mean Cheryl; this year is our 50th year reunion for Ruskin High and there are so many gone! :(

Added by Ms Martie Martin on Jul 21, 2014 5:17 PM
Jeanette Shannon
Hey COUS!! from the Ephraim & Julia CLark side of the family. Jeanette Clark Shannon Liberty, MO
Added by Jeanette Shannon on Jun 18, 2014 9:37 PM
RE: Briscoe transfers
You are welcome, glad to help.
Added by PShannon on Mar 20, 2014 4:20 PM
Briscoe family
It is my honor to pass the Briscoe family on to you. If there are more that I have and you need, please let me know.
Added by PShannon on Mar 19, 2014 10:44 AM
jo buis
Laurel Oaks
Thank you for the photo of the marker for Oscar Huff
Added by jo buis on Mar 16, 2014 1:49 PM
Wilda Dillion
RE: Nancy Hockensmith
Cheryl = It fits perfectly. Nancy was born in Lincoln County, KY 24 October 1804 and died 12 November 1842. She was the daughter of Phillip Tucker and Elizabeth Collier, who don't have memorials because they were buried in a family graveyard that hasn't survived. Nancy is listed as Nancy Hawke Smith in the settlemet of her father's estate.

Euphemia is the name of the first child of one of Euphemia's sisters. I have her listed as Frances [a very uncommon name for this family] when she married William Hockensmith on 19 February 1844 in Garrard County. From the numbers you sent she was born 10 January 1806 and died 28 March 1847.

Euphemia's paremts were Solomon Collier Find A Grave #97104292 and Mary #99211321. They had eleven kids that I know of and most are buried in the Old Paint Lick Cemetery. They were married in Lincoln County 3 March 1805 and I had their first child as Whitley born 31 October 1807. There's room there for Euphemia to be the first.

Can you have Euphemia connected to her parents and husband and the proper dates added to her memorial. One of Nancy's son is #53300997.

Thanks for your help. Wilda
Added by Wilda Dillion on Feb 19, 2014 9:15 PM
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