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valerie gray (#48262206)
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RE: Thomas Henning
you are most welcome! So many people have helped me with my family research so it is nice to be able to help someone else!
Added by SCurry on May 18, 2016 11:23 AM
Carrie and Allen
RE: Timothy Gard famiy
Sorry, I have nothing further.
Added by Carrie and Allen on May 06, 2016 11:45 AM
Chloe Vallery.
I did a search and came up with Chloe's birth record. Matilda would be her mother, listed as Tillie. Thanks!
Added by Timeless on Feb 22, 2016 10:36 PM
Anna Jaech
Very Interesting!
I immediately recognized where you were going. I was raised in Fulton and knew Mary Hockaday (Miss Mary) as a little girl. She had genteel picnics for little girls and their mothers. Did I tell you this once before? She wore lovely voile dresses.
I have performed a very broad sweep of central Missouri in an effort to determine which of 3 Williams siblings was the grandfather of my editor John B of Fulton. Because of my method, which is yours too, I know a great deal about the family in Spotsylvania/Orange but need to determine my link in Culpeper, VA about 1760-75. Some day I will know!! As you say, this is what you do instead of moan and my! what you learn along the way!

I published a monograph relating a shameful chain of events - a horse thief was lynched in Fulton in 1873. The sheriff, George Law, was murdered in the process. The man murdered was taken from the sheriff at the court house in view of 1,000 people; but no one saw or recognized the lynchers. John A. Hockaday was appointed acting prosecutor because the Callaway prosecutor had been shot but not killed. There was fascinating action and rhetoric. I just had to create a record. Just as no one recognized the assailants, no records could be found at the court house! The sheriff's grave was never marked.

C.A. Bailey was on the jury (one that didn't receive testimony). It was interesting. Also: I set up the memorial for Lucy Hockaday Van Meter Kerr - wrote the account & had the photo placed. I was raised next door to the mansion which was built for her & never ceased to be amazed by the fancifulness!
All this to say, "I appreciate your style."
Added by Anna Jaech on Feb 20, 2016 6:04 PM
Anna Jaech
Isaac Newton "Newt" Jameson
Oh yes, you need to read the entire albemarle-callaway article. Toward the bottom, there is an explanation written Jo Herring, who is one of Callaway's finest genealogists and has been for more than 40 years. She and I descent from at least 3 families and have shared information for 30 years.
Added by Anna Jaech on Feb 19, 2016 11:21 AM
Anna Jaech
RE: Isaac Newton Jameson
The best explanation is found at

It is found in several places in the newspaper that my gg-grandfather, John B. Williams, owned, edited & published in Fulton from 1853-1882 which was assumed by his son, my g-grandfather, Wallace Williams. I have this paper at home on microfilm. I am interested in knowing your relationship/interest in Miss Smith or Jameson. Do you know more about them?
Added by Anna Jaech on Feb 19, 2016 11:15 AM
Anna Jaech
Isaac Jameson
Please help me answer your query. I do not have Isaac Jameson as a person I entered. Give me a clue as to where you found him. I do know quite a bit about this family.
Added by Anna Jaech on Feb 18, 2016 7:42 PM
Harvey Bell
RE: James Bell b. 1818 son of John Bell

Not sure who submitted that info, might have been me, but I have three marriages for John, with Elizabeth Griffith being listed as mother of James R.
I think I submitted the info for Civil war Service only.
You can contact the owner of the memorials and have them alter the info to reflect what you sent. Often theses memorials are entered by people without a lot of info for the person they are entering.
Ideally the listing should include the three wives of John's. If you have that, you might want to provide that for them.
Most other info you can enter yourself with the new Find A Grave procedures, but the bio still is only changeable by the owner.
Thanks for the note

Added by Harvey Bell on Jan 01, 2016 5:33 PM
RE: does anyone know why the Smith name was changed?
The genealogy is still a work in progress, the information provided is from an Aunt and is several years (two decades) old. Research is still in the works with several cousins, I will update the links, names and dates as it becomes verifiable. Some information we have been running into shows it could have still been Smithey several generations back.

Are you related?
Added by msmithee on Nov 28, 2015 9:03 PM
RE: another Millar request
Just this week I added 4 more Millars to Forest Cemetery. Hazel D., Robert L., Wanda P., and William E. were all born between 1889 and 1914.
Added by dakohli on Sep 30, 2015 2:49 PM
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