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Matthew Keeler (#48327080)
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Thank you so much for the wonderful photos. I thank you also for your generous gift of your time and effort to fulfill my requests.
Added by Carolyn Andrighetti on Jan 25, 2014 4:31 PM
Anna Jaech
RE: John Hardin Field (Memorial #104039647)
How interesting! If you're going in depth you should have a copy of my little book. Where should I send it? If you prefer, send your address to
I know of several people who are interested in the Provines - not relatives but Hannas, Keenes, Lenoirs, Caves, Prathers - others from that neighborhood. (We are still neighbors in a way. Nice.) It doesn't take much material to write a brief article for the journal of the Central Missouri Genealogical Society. I've sent in quite a few & am not a member. I'm not pushing you to do this, but suggest you keep it in the back of your mind as you work. It is certainly not a scholarly publication.
Nice to know you found another source for his burial. Pls send your address.
Added by Anna Jaech on Jan 24, 2014 8:11 AM
Anna Jaech
RE: John Hardin Field (Memorial #104039647)
You are a diligent researcher! I enjoyed reading of your methodical work. I'm not related to either family but because my gg grandfather (John B. Williams) was owner & publisher of the Missouri Telegraph of Fulton from 1856 to his death in 1882 I have a huge database & interest in those people who stood out for one reason or another.
We live in Springfield, IL & I've been spending the cold days reading in the State Library which is where I recently learned that John Hardin Field was buried in Little Bonne Femme, which seems logical, as he was a farmer, not a city person. Unfortunately I did not record the source of this enlightenment. If you wish to have it, I shall be going there again very soon & can probably find it. Be assured, I am not one who takes a stab at locating Find A Grave memorials. He must be one who does not have a stone.

The Hockaday family is fascinating & impressive. The massive document that comes from the New York Public Library has been tamed & is now an E-Book by Benjamin Franklin VanMetre, which is alot of fun - free accesss on According to Van Metre, Eveline Walker Hockaday, sister of Martha, was John's first wife. She died in 1832.

My greatest interest in your query is the Provines family. Dr. William & Mrs. Mary were near neighbors of my Williams family in the earliest settlement of Boone. Dr. Provines witnessed the wills of several of my ancestors. The character who fascinates me is John G. Provines (1832-1905) as he was perhaps my editor gg gf's best friend. His name was in almost every issue. I wrote a monograph years ago detailing a dark episode of Callaway history. The sheriff was accidentally killed as a horse thief wretched from him. The thief was lynched. The deputy was John G. Provines who was shot in the arm but managed to fall from the speeding carriage, thus saving his life.
Your ancestor is not in my data bank. May I please have her details?
Added by Anna Jaech on Jan 21, 2014 12:38 PM

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