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Dolores J. Rush (#47849893)
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Bio Photo I'm a sentimental romantic with a degree: "MRS." in domestic engineering, am a former homeschool mom to a special needs young man and formerly co-taught a children's Sunday School class with my hubbin. I love poetry, tea, the creative arts and history. I am currently a member of the Missouri State Genealogical Association, and am getting extractions published in their Journal -- latest one is called "Missouri Sunday School News."
I am a member of Findagrave as a family researcher, not for the recognition of the number of memorials I can create. I have created memorials for people who have been buried in our family cemeteries who are not part of our family, making sure they were not here first. If you want a transfer, ask. Depending on whether they are part of my family or not, you may or may not get the transfer, however, it doesn't hurt to ask.
And for those of you who want to merge a duplicate with one of the memorials I have created, I would appreciate a notice. I do not like these kind of surprises. I can be a mama bear. When mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!
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Ms Martie Martin
RE: Robert O'Neal #60916470
Sure, let me know what Findagrave says.
Added by Ms Martie Martin on May 02, 2015 4:28 PM
South Fork Primitive Baptist Church, Vandeveers

I’m a descendant of Aaron Vandeveer’s brother, Joel. They, along with their brothers Charles and George, were all Primitive Baptists. All preached at one time or another notwithstanding their training or lack thereof. However, Aaron appears to have had formal license to do so. About ten years ago I researched the Vandeveers in Taylorville (my line lived in Christian County until the 1870s). There, the Christian County historical society had bound cemetery transcriptions and also I believe transcriptions of the minutes of the Primitive Baptist Church near Sharpsburg and Bulpitt. I skimmed through them but didn’t discover much to elucidate myself on the Vandeveers or their faith. Prior to his death, Horatio “Rash” Vandeveer owned the tract of land and conveyed it to his daughter who later sold it. She didn’t make a reservation in the conveyance for the cemetery where her grandparents were buried. Ten years ago I spent the better part of a hot and humid July morning looking for it. I couldn’t find a trace. And yes, I was in the correct location. The only reason I was able to photograph Aaron’s gravestone was due to its being moved to a known location. I believe the transcribed minutes for the church may also be available through the Mormon Family History Library via microfilm loan to one of their local stake libraries. I hope this information helps. I have no personal knowledge of the Martins. I suppose that Aaron preached in that part of what is now Christian County from his arrival there in the late 1820s until his 1857 death.

Added by Brett on May 02, 2015 8:07 AM
Joy Hardin
RE: Nancy French Vandeever
Dear Delores J. Rush
Ref: Nancy French Vandeveer

My husband is the relative of the Vandeveer Family and I do not believe he is knowledgeable concerning the French side of the Family. We have both researched, however, the Vandeveer side as he is a direct descendant (gr gr. gr. grandson) of them and we visited the cemetery where they are buried

We are regrettably sorry that we cannot furnish you with an answer to this.

It would be nice to correspond with you however.

Thanking you

JOy and Irving Hardin
recent email:

Added by Joy Hardin on May 01, 2015 10:49 AM
RE: Henry William Brinkman
Cool. Very nice article on your blog about him.
Added by Abra on Apr 30, 2015 10:04 AM
E. Mickelson
RE: David J Lykins
Re; your query about David Lykins # 60873021. If the biography at is to be believed the answer is No. The difference in their ages and common origins in VA suggest that Dr. Lykins might have been an uncle, or perhaps a cousin. But that is purely speculation, as I have no data to substantiate any relationship.

The following is quoted in part; "......The paternal grandfather of our subject was a patriot of the Revolution, enlisting from Virginia. Jonas Lykins, the father, born near Winchester, Va., removed to Indiana in the early days of its history, and became an extensive land owner on the Wabash River. He lived to be eighty-two years old. His wife was Miss Ann Johnson in her girlhood. She was born in Virginia and removed with her parents to Indiana. She died in February, 1892, at the advanced age of ninety years. Her father, David Johnson, was of Virginian birth, and he, too, fought in the colonial army against the British.

David J. Lykins was born near Winchester, Ind., July 2, 1828, and was the only one of five children born to his parents who survived to mature years. He was brought up on the old homestead and when still a mere youth embarked upon his business career........"

So per the intro to para 2, he was the only one of his siblings to survive to maturity. So would not have had a brother who was a Dr.

E. Mickelson
Added by E. Mickelson on Apr 29, 2015 6:09 PM
Jennie Haufe
White Cemetery
You asked if Robert McCracken and Martha McCracken were also family members. Yes, they are they are the parents of Alphonso "Allie" McCracken. That is great to know they are in the the same cemetery. Thank you so much for letting me know.
Added by Jennie Haufe on Apr 26, 2015 9:34 PM
Beverly Drum
RE: Rhoda Fletcher Ridgeway
Hi Dolores. Really enjoying finding cousins. Griffin Fletcher was my 3rd great grandfather. Is the book you mentioned on the White's still in print?
Added by Beverly Drum on Apr 24, 2015 5:48 PM
Beverly Drum
RE: Rhoda Ridgeway
I am a descendant.
Added by Beverly Drum on Apr 16, 2015 6:51 PM
John Mark Lambertson
Isaac McCoy

Hello and sorry for the delay in responding-- I have been out of town.

Rev. McCoy lived the end of his life in Louisville, KY and so he died and
was buried there. The person at Union Cemetery in KC was mistaken,
although Isaac's son John Calvin McCoy is there.

I live in Colorado now, but was a member of the board at Union Cemetery for
several years and was there for the 150th events.

John Mark Lambertson
Added by John Mark Lambertson on Apr 07, 2015 6:38 PM
Mary Glover-Ingles Lykins
RE: Lykins #6012821
All Lykins, Likens, Lican, etc are related. If you wish to discuss, please contact me on my e-mail. Mary Lykins
Added by Mary Glover-Ingles Lykins on Apr 04, 2015 6:56 PM
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