|Veronica Tofflemire (#47725472)|
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I am very interested in the Stonyford Cemetery. Many of my relatives are buried there beginning with my grandparents, Elmer and Alice Huttman. My great grandparents, John M. and Belle Adams and my great-great grandparents Wm. Alexander and Nancy Ann Stites are also there as well as many of their children.|
I was raised in Maxwell, CA, daughter of Lawrence and Carmen (Huttman) Urrutia. I now live in Hillsboro, OR. I visit the cemetery as often as I can when visiting in Maxwell.
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|Tom Thomas||Linking William to Rev David Stites|
Rev David Stites memorial number is 25473605. Since you own William, you can link him and other siblings to their father. I can't link children to the father.
|Tom Thomas||RE: Rev David Stites|
Thanx for the photo of Rev David Stites. We really had very little on him but a partial name and that he'd married Mary Callahan Thomas, widow of Jacob Thomas. Jacob had died in Jefferson County, TN in 1847. Mary moved her young family to Buchanan County, MO in late 1850 to live near an uncle. When her mother Rachel Vanhoozer and other relatives moved to Harrison County, MO about 1856, Mary left her older sons and families in Buchanan County, and went to join her extended family in Harrison County. Thats where she probably met Rev David Stites. They married on 29 Dec 1861 according to records I've found. No children as both were "mature" by then.
Did you know that Rev Stites had married 3 times? I would have found this researching on the internet so hope I'm right. I did find a marriage registry for him and Rutha Rutherford in 1839 in Gasconade County, MO. He had two children with her, Samuel and Benjamin from what I found in the 1850 census.
His name appears as Stiles more often than it does as Stites or Stitts so sometimes difficult to find something on him. Even on a land title in 1838 where he bought about 48 acres in Franklin County, MO.
Thanx for the email and the photo. Tom
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