Saunders links Links have been made. I want to tell you I love the pictures you added to the page. I used to go over to their house every day and sit on their porch and visit with them with my granddad. They are one of my fav. childhood memories of growing up in BG.
Arie Cook Gillen Hi Lee, I am related to Arie through her mother Elizabeth Jane Johnson Cook Burns. Elizabeth was my 2nd great grandma. She married my 2nd great grandpa John R. Burns and Arie and her 4 Cook siblings were John's stepkids though he claimed them as Burns on several census's after he married Elizabeth since there father Alexander Grinnell Cook was dead. I guess that was probably pretty common back then. He and Elizabeth had 5 children together as well. Are you a suscriber to ancestry.com? If you are and want to see my tree so you can see what info I have so far we can exchange private e-mail addresses and I can tell you how to find my tree on ancestry.com. That way you can see some of the connections I have made so far. Just remember my tree is a work in progress and quite a bit still needs to be verified. My memory is not always great and I have been e-mailing several distant relatives I have contacted through findagrave and ancestry lately so I feel like I'm getting confused as to who I have told or asked what, ya know? It's amazing how many distant relatives I have found in the last 3 weeks.Thanks so much for adding the names to the pictures. It's nice to know which person is which in the photo's. Some day I hope to have a photo of every one on my tree's on ancestry.com (I know big dream,right). I would love to have a copy of the "Wiles" book if it doesn't cost alot. Otherwise maybe I can just ask you a few questions as I think of them and you can look in the book for me when you have the time? You are so lucky to have know all these people and have been to their graves. I have been to memorial services but I have never been to a cemetery, strange huh? Thanks for the info On Frances's middle name name "Perdelia". That's what I will use. So sad that the town is gone. I have been communicating with Carolyn Gillen through ancestry.com alot lately, do you know her? Well it's late and this has gotten really long so I will close for now. I look forward to hearing from you again and thanks for all your help so far. Tootz
Frances Perdelia Springer Wiles In the family group photo you say your 2nd great grandma is 3rd in on the bottom row. 3rd from the left or 3rd from the right? Both look to be female. Thanks for the clarification. Tootz
Frances Perdelia Springer Wiles Me again, I also have found info showing (1910 & 1920 U.S.Census's)she and her husband Jesse had 14 children but I only see 2 children(Lillie Jewel and Lillian)here on her page??? Is this possibly a different person? All my info looks like it matches yours but you don't have any info listed on all their other children?? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks again. Tootz
Frances Perdelia Springer Wiles Hi, I am a distant relative of Frances through the Gillen line and I am researching Frances. Most of my research is done on ancestry.com and findagrave.com, but not all. I have found several different people with tree's with her name in it on ancestry.com but there seems to be some confusion as to her middle name. I see that she was your 2nd great grandma and I would think you would be a better source for accurate info. I see you have her middle name as Perdelia. I have also seen it spelled Pamelia, Parmelia and "Paulee" the last perhaps being a nickname? Is Perdelia the correct middle name from documents or something you have verified? Did she have a nickname she went by also and if so what was it? I am trying to be as accurate in my info as possible so that I am not perpetuating mis-information to future generations. Thank you so much for your help. Tootz
Pictures you added to James Jackson Gillen Could you please add the names and clarify who is who in the pictures you have added for James Jackson Gillen. I am related to the Gillen line through Arie Cook Gillen.The pictures are wonderful. Thanks, Tootz