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VJ Litton (#47812959)
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I have had an interest in genealogy for years but didn't really put much effort into it until the last 8 years or so.

At this point in time I have only added family members to FindAGrave. I feel I know their story better and I am able to connect them to parents/siblings. I have been trying to add/connect everyone on my mother's side since the majority of the ancestors are buried within a 20 mile radius from where I live. Have made many trips to the cemeteries, taking notes and photos as I go along.

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Pamela Pomeroy
RE: Charles Spurgeon White
Sorry, Dollie White Cook has been corrected. Thank you for pointing it out.
Added by Pamela Pomeroy on Feb 04, 2016 5:22 PM
RE: Alma Mace
Hello, VJ!
Unfortunately, I don't know whether little Alma is even buried in O'Dell, and, other than Aunt Esta's and Uncle Henry's son, Frank, I don't believe anyone else would know. Clyde had a daughter, but she has been in another part of the country for years, and I have no idea how to contact her. I'll see if I can't get in touch with Frank. I think he might be our ace in the hole. I hope so! Thanks for your willingness to help! Good to hear from you!
Added by becca on Jan 29, 2016 8:10 PM
Don Pierce
RE: Henry Mace death date
All I have is the year. I have the date of his marriage to Melinda Truman, marriage date to Julia Ann Wiseman, 1880 Census and photo of gravestone. The exact date of death, I do not have. Each of these other dates were uploaded by Hugh Kincaid to the site.
Added by Don Pierce on Dec 28, 2015 12:12 PM
Hugh Kincaid
RE: Henry Mace marker
It is my pleasure! Nearly everyone buried in the cemetery is an ancestor of mine.

I see that you and I have connections on both my mother's (Mace and others) and my father's (Slate) sides of the family.
Added by Hugh Kincaid on Nov 25, 2015 7:39 AM
Don Pierce
RE: Henry Lewis and Ora Elsie Mace photos
VJ Litton

Thank you very much VJ. These pictures are of great quality and much appreciated.
I have been pondering my relatives in my family tree for quite some time and some questions were unanswered. This has cleared up a lot of questions.
Thank you again for the time you took and effort made. It is much appreciated.

Added by Don Pierce on Nov 20, 2015 7:19 PM
Sherry C.
RE: Regina Wentz O'Dell
VJ Litton,

Regina Wentz-O'Dell was my great-grandmother. I put her in the Harkins Cemetery simply on a family rumor she was buried there. I never could find her death certificate to verify this. Harkins is where her son Robert Friel (my grandfather) is buried, therefore I thought he may have bought a plot there for her. I never knew she had re-married after Georges' death. There was not much documentation on her. I corrected this on the find a grave site and placed her at the Kanawha County Ward Cemetery. If this is not correct please advise.
Added by Sherry C. on Apr 30, 2015 12:38 PM
Keith Meadows
RE: Mary Caroline Sauls Stewart-Meadows-Jackson

No, the Elijah that past in 1929 is not the one married to your Mary Sauls - he is Richard's son. The Elijah that was married to Mary Sauls is memorial# 140151112 - he died in 1932 and he is Richard's brother.

In the spring, when I come up there he's one that I am going to formally document the location of. He's buried on his old family property. The headstone is supposed to have a picture of him on it so I'm looking forward to seeing and documenting that.

The relationship between Elijah and Mary to me is very questionable. It must have been an on and off kind of relationship as they married in 1897, weren't together in 1900 but in 1902 they had Florida and by 1910 they weren't together again....

I didn't find all of Florida's kids but I got a couple of em and one of Mary's sisters too if I remember correctly with this last perusal. I'll work on one for a bit and then go back and hit them again after the changes have went through till i get it as far as I feel like I can.

I'm working on my side of the family from Jeremiah Preston Meadows down. Jeremiah Preston is Richard's father.

As far as how fast they go through that depends on the users and can be up to 30 days before they just flow through without interference.

Have you been to Mary's grave by chance?

Thanks for your help!!

Best regards,
Keith Meadows
Added by Keith Meadows on Jan 08, 2015 4:04 PM
Keith Meadows
RE: Mary Caroline Sauls Stewart-Meadows-Jackson

Thanks for the feedback!!

I'm working on the Meadows side and was trying to get pictures of all of the wives. There were actually 3 Elijah Prestons. One was my GGG Grandfathers son, one was my GGG grandfathers brother and another goes well back in the family tree.

I take every opportunity that I can to try to find pictures of folks and try to get them in here for just the reason that you mentioned. When pictures aren't documented, people who own them pass on and they're left to other generations who if they even bother to keep them don't know who they are.... Every now and then I hit a gold mine on pictures..

I've done the edits for a ton of information on these folks if I didn't add them from scratch. I found several more last night and linked more to Mary as well as Florida.

Do you happen to know how long Elijah and Mary were actually married? If you look at the census info it doesn't look like for long.

Thanks again for your help!

Best regards,
Keith Meadows
Added by Keith Meadows on Jan 08, 2015 9:05 AM
Keith Meadows
Mary Caroline Sauls Stewart-Meadows-Jackson

I noticed that you had put a flower out there on Jacob Stewarts' memorial and that you were his great grandson - I was wondering if you had a picture of him, Mary Sauls or Florida Faye??

Thanks for your help!!!

Best regards,
Keith Meadows
Added by Keith Meadows on Jan 07, 2015 11:55 PM
Michelle of Hardin family WV
RE: Thank you for transfer
I'm glad to hear the O'Dell Cemetery is in good hands, and it sounds like it will be safe for a long time. I have been trying to do some genealogical research on my family off and on over the years, but I didn't have much luck until recently. The WV State Div. of Culture has a Vital Records Research page, and they have been uploading scanned images of the original birth, marriage, and death records for all of the counties. They have misspelled the names for some of the links to the images, but being able to search these records has made a big difference in my success rate!

I hope to get all of my research organized into a format that I can present to my first cousins (5 living who are related to the Mayes), so they or their children/grandchildren (20+ people among them at the last count) can build on what I found. I think it would be good for your family to be able to contact my family, and vice-versa, just in case. Most of my Mayes-related cousins are in the Hurricane to Huntington area, so they're not far away.

My personal email is mlfriery[at]

By the way, I don't know who decided that Alice Linkfield's first name was Melissa; that's a fairly modern name. Her birth record shows her given name only as Alice, and her mother's name was Mary. I think it is more likely that she was known in life as "Mary Alice."
Added by Michelle of Hardin family... on Dec 22, 2014 9:41 AM
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