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Leon Armentrout (#47671874)
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RE: Pvt. James Columbus Kerns

Certainly. Please use the photo as you mentioned.
Added by JC on Jul 11, 2014 10:20 PM
Anne Cady
Make that the photo for James Done Kerns that you have permission to use. My eyes looked at the wrong place when I was typing the message!
Added by Anne Cady on Jul 02, 2014 12:01 PM
Anne Cady
RE: Tombstone of James Done Kerns
You have my permission to use the photo I took at Arlington for Leon Armentrout. Thank you for asking. Anne Cady
Added by Anne Cady on Jul 02, 2014 11:49 AM
cynthia mullens
RE: Grave Marker - Henry Lantz
You're welcome.
Thanks for your note.
Added by cynthia mullens on Jun 25, 2014 6:08 AM
Carolyn Boggs
John S Kerns
Hi Leon,
My family sometimes gave middle initials and not names. I am curious because of French Scott Kerns. Possibly John's middle name was Scott but wasn't recorded but only told to him and so he named his last born child's middle name 'Scott'.

I find this a lot on the old WV Gen website where the parents gave initials and not names but find through other records they did infact have a name and middle name.

My grandparents on my Mom's side had no middle names. My Dad's father lived by the name of Jacob S Boggs yet his grandfather was Jacob Shock Boggs. So I wonder if his middle name was Shock or just 'S'.

I will never know because they have all passed.

Don't you wish you could have just talked to them and they could just answer those questions that we have all these years later?

I know I do mostly . . .
Added by Carolyn Boggs on Jun 02, 2014 7:42 PM
Carolyn Boggs
RE: Thomas Joseph White
Hi there Leon,
The photo's were from my grandmother. She stated that we came from Indian Cherokee descent. But upon my searching our family I am finding most was at best word of mouth. She had a lot of photos of our family from her Father, Robert Lee Smith as well as some from her husband Clarence White who was an orphan at age 4 and was raised by his grandparents the Elza's at Dry Fork, WV.
Your John S Kerns married my great-grandma Phoebe Smith after the death of her husband William Pennington. She died while giving birth to their son French Scott Kerns at age 43 (he was her 6th child as I am still searching for those records). After her death her parents once again raised him as well as all of her children. Only this time they adopted French as we see on the Census records. My Great-grandpa Robert spoke of French often and highly with love and respect for his little brother.
After Phoebe's death John married Margaret Montoney. She was a widow of George Bible.
I wish I had their photos but the only thing I had was bits and pieces of what was told to my grandma. She was 8 years old when her father died. She was the last of a large amount of children from her fathers two marriages (His first wife Elizabeth White died in childbirth as well as their son Clarence Smith).
My Mom knows things but she plays games and if she is in a good mood the day you talk to her she will talk. I am finding most of it is bull because of what was told to her.
I searched books, West Virginia records, census and names. Asked our cousins as well. I was (thankfully) able to piece together Robert Lee Smith's family history from his Bible records. It was hard when I was uneducated. I have learned a lot but I have a lot more to learn on how to find what I am looking for but I will ask my Mom if she has anything else to share, but I can tell you that since her health is bad and she is old the answer I will receive is, it's buried and when I get around to it I will let you know. (that has been my answer thus far) And she is like a bill collector, If she wants it she will insist but if you want it she will just let it ride.
I asked her if she had her mother's Bible's and she replied 'yes' they are hidden in a place only I know.
So there you have it. . . I will help you as I am able. If she has a picture of your John S Kerns, I hope it is labeled. If you know my meaning . . .
Added by Carolyn Boggs on Jun 02, 2014 7:31 PM
Carolyn Boggs
RE: Carr Headstone Photos
Hi Leon,
You are welcome!
Could we get your Kerns and my Kerns family history joined. My Great-Grandfather Robert Lee Smith's daughter married Jacob Teter Kerns on March 03, 1903. I had stumbled into her great-granddaughter the other day and am so busy I sometimes don't have time to breathe. Today I am trying but keep falling asleep when I sit down. Can't accomplish our family history with my eyes closed... ZZZZZ
Added by Carolyn Boggs on May 22, 2014 4:22 PM
Carolyn Boggs
RE: Memorial for Phoebe Smith Kerns
I found the middle name in 'The Family Album, Dry Fork by Carolyn White'. This may or may not be correct. Her book does have some errors, she compiled the book from her dad's memories and stories of Dry Fork, WV. The book is for sale on Amazon or Ebay.

If you find this is an error please get back with me so that I am able to correct my family history.

Thanks for contacting me!
Added by Carolyn Boggs on May 03, 2014 12:05 PM
cynthia mullens
RE: Grover & Dovie Mae Weese
You're welcome.
It was a pleasure.

Added by cynthia mullens on Mar 01, 2014 5:30 PM
Ernie Wright
No I sure don't have . I at onetime coresponded with a lady that had put together a history but I didn't get any copies.
Added by Ernie Wright on Dec 04, 2013 1:51 PM
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