I am fascinated by my ancestry. I have not had a lot of time to devote to research but love to read up on my family line. I also enjoy finding family grave sites, old pictures, letters, and learning of the lives they lived. I find my actual existence to be a miracle...looking back at the past, and thank God for my life!
George and Eliza Jane (Purvis) Blane Hi Jeanna, Sorry I am so slow to get back to you. I have been trying once again to find out further information about George and Eliza Jane (Purvis) Blane/Blaine/Blain.
When I took over the memorials that had been created by Linda Gower, I spent quite a bit of time researching for information and connections. At that time I searched for info about George and Eliza. Eliza was a daughter of my ggg grandparents, Philip and Matilda (Stice) Purvis.
I was not successful in finding much about this couple.
The Scotland County, Missouri Marriage License Index lists: George Blain married Eliza Jane Purvis on September 6, 1849.
On Rootsweb indications are that George Blaine was born about 1820 in Indiana and died before 1864 or 1866 in Scotland County, Missouri.
I am sorry that I have not been able to find more. I usually look up obituaries for information, but the micro-film at the library in Memphis for the Memphis Reveille starts with 1869 and for the Memphis Democrat it begins with 1906; both too late for an obit for George.
If you have any other ideas of where to look, please let me know.
RE: #78026070 Okey Johnson Hi Jeanna, We we are distantly related then. I have been working on William Johnson's line for a couple of years since he is the son of a Hollenback. Also William's second wife Margaret Rinehart was the granddaughter of William's Uncle Daniel Hollenback so I was doubly interested in this line tracing back to Hollenback which is my family line. Anyway, I live in Kirksville so I know where Baring and Memphis are located. I've been out to Eucebia Cemetery in Knox County twice. Last summer a friend went out there with me and we took photos of all the stones and posted what wasn't on Find a Grave on the site. It is a lovely little cemetery and seems to be well taken care of. So if you come from Sarah Johnson you are twice related back to Thomas and Margaret Hollenback. There is a website you need to take a look at on the Hollenback family. Send me an email and I'll share the link.
PS Did you know that Sarah's step dad was the Great Great Grandpa of Tom Hanks the actor? I found that out and thought it was pretty interesting.............. Keep in touch
You have to connect children to their parents. You can not connect parents to children.
To get your grandfather Millard connected to his parents, you will have to go to his memorial and click on the "Edit" button in the top right corner. Then click on the "suggest any other correction or addition". There you can request that Pamela make the connection. You will need to give her both William and Alta's FindAGrave numbers.
If there is anything else you need help with on FindAGrave, don't hesitate to ask. I am always willing to help out when I can.
RE: #78026070 Okey Johnson Hi I am afraid I have no info on Okey's parents. My connection is to his wife Nancy Hollenback. She was the sister of my 5 greats grandfather, John Hollenback. They son William moved west from Virginia/West Virginia to northern MO near where I live now, ironically. How are you related to Okey? Are a direct descent or are you related to his parents via one of his siblings?
PS I see that Okey's memorial page says his parents are buried at the Johnson cemetery. The creator of his memorial must have added that before she transferred it to me. I have no proof if it is right one way or another. Maybe she does....