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Gail Itschner (#47008236)
 member for 9 years, 8 days
Bonnie Shirley Amery
Memorial# 58260843 Belinda Susan Powers
Thank you for leaving a flower with message on your great great grandmother's memorial.

This evening I have shared a copy of her recorded marriage. Please view it to see if you agree with me that this is it.

I am chasing the Powers Family Tree and have 4 recorded marriages for William Powers in Carroll County, Missouri. To find your note was such a treasure. Now, I know there are 3 William Powers who wed in Carroll County, Missouri.

So now, I have only one marriage that I cannot figure out. Would William Owen Powers have married when he was just 17 years old to Maria J. Burris Morris in Carroll county, Missouri?

Tickled this evening to begin solving the mystery of so many marriages in Carroll County, Missouri for William Powers.
Bonnie Shirley Amery

Added by Bonnie Shirley Amery on Aug 21, 2016 4:56 PM

Eva Temby
RE: Harris Family
Good Morning Gail,

I completely understand your hesitation in responding to me. I would love to provide you with all the information I found. Please email me at

Very Best,

Added by Eva Temby on Aug 09, 2013 8:00 AM

Eva Temby
Harris Family Tree Research
Dear Mrs. Itschner,

My firm is researching the Title (ownership) of a tract of land in Chavez County, New Mexico. The Heirs of Charles Wesley Jones from Jack County, Texas own a minority interest. My Client currently has 3 public utility easements crossing the land. We are updating the files and it was first researched over 40 years ago, 1972. Since the first research, the Heirs have considerably changed and grown.

Our research has reached out to many of the remaining Heirs in the past few months but we are still missing key branches in some of the Family Trees. In addition, there is a chance may have the wrong members placed in the wrong Family Tree. Today, most of our research data is electronically produced and is very powerful but it does not always give us a true picture. We have many recorded documents supporting our data but it is individuals like yourself we count on to piece all the information together.

We have identified many of the Collies, Jones and some of the Harris'. If my research is accurate, you are the granddaughter of Sara Marie Harris and Paul Bradford and I was hoping you would be able to help me out with some of the missing information from the Harris Family Tree.

I would be happy to share with you the information I have gathered. I look forward to hearing from you.
Very Best,
Eva Temby

Added by Eva Temby on Jul 15, 2013 9:03 AM

Jerry Leist
Jessie Johnson
Thank you for your search for Jessie Johnson's headstone. I really do appreciate your hard work.

Added by Jerry Leist on Jul 11, 2013 1:24 PM

Blanche Keating Collie
RE: Charles Wesley Jones
Mailing cookbook this morning - hope you enjoy!

Added by Blanche Keating Collie on Jun 18, 2013 6:04 AM

Blanche Keating Collie
RE: Charles Wesley Jones
How special to hear from a descendant of Granny Collie's sister, Sara Jeanette! We had hunted her footsteps after she left "the valley" in south Texas but the trail grew cold until one of Granny Collie's granddaughters, Joann Collie, remembered she had visited Granny Collie's sister, Aunt Sallie, in the Fort Worth, Texas, area years before. We found her death record in the Tarrant County Courthouse and were susprised to learn she was living and died near the Hurst area where we eventually lived for over 35 years. Clues for the search come from unexpected sources and places! Even more strange, Gail, is the fact that our dear Joann Collie (Vernon) died this morning in Ft. Worth and will be buried in the little Cemetery where her great grandparents, John Wesley Jones and Margaret Jane Moran are buried. Our ranch home is just down the road from the cemetery and we are leaving in the morning to join the family for her service in the cemetery.
Gail, I think the best way to answer your questions and welcome you to "the family" is send you a copy of the historical cookbook I compiled several years ago after we had hosted ten years of reunions at our cabin in New Mexico. It was a way to pass family history on to the descendants. it will answer many of your questions and has a lovely photo in it of Margaret Jane Moran Jones!! Granny Collie's grandchildren and their families are very, very close. We often had over a hundred show up at the reunions. Welcome to the family, Gail. Will be spreading the word about finding you when we see then at the cemetery. Just need your mailing address and will send a cookbook as soon as we return. Sorta have warm fuzzies in my heart over this.
A family welcome and our love to you,

Added by Blanche Keating Collie on Jun 09, 2013 11:56 AM

Blanche Keating Collie
RE: Charles Wesley Jones
Hi Gail,
Charles Wesley Jones is my husband's great grandfather. John's sister (now deceased) and I researched that line. His daughter, Emma Tennessee Jones Collie, is their grandmother and I knew her well (and loved her dearly). Years ago, we traveled extensively following our Charles Wesley's footsteps - Dallas County, MO, Walnut Ridge, Lawrence County, AR (where his father, John Jones, is buried and has a memorial on Find A Grave, and much info in courthouse), Hunt County, and Jack County, Texas, Chaves County, NM and back to Cundiff. At the time, we were weekend ranchers and still have the ranch down the Crafton Rd about a half mile from Cundiff Cemetery. We too, found two Charles Wesley Jones in AR, both served in the Civil War (other one buried in Miller County, AR?) .We thought they were probably distantly related.
Someone else had ordered the military marker for our Charles Wesley in Cundiff Cemetery and provided the service information on it. We wondered if it was correct and thought the military records of the two men needed to be sorted out. More service information is available now. Maybe you can fill that gap. John and I are in our 80s, made a recent move and have boxes (including research records) still unpacked.
Curious to know which of Grandpa Jones' children is your ancestor. Nice to hear from kin.
Sorry can't be of more help right now.

Added by Blanche Keating Collie on Jun 08, 2013 6:46 PM

Jerry Leist
Jessie Johnson
Thanks for searching for the headstone.

Added by Jerry Leist on Apr 28, 2013 12:57 PM

J Martin Graham
Portis headstone photo
Thank you for trying!

Added by J Martin Graham on Apr 28, 2013 10:34 AM

RE: Indian Mills Cemetery
Some online folks have called it Indian Creek Cemetery. It is at the confluence of Bradshaw Creek and Indian Creek. On the map of Monroe Co., WV, look first for Rt. 2 which runs north-south. Find the town of Red Sulphur Springs. Just north of there is a road going off to the west, C27, which turns into CR33. I don't remember how many miles we traveled on the road (it's paved, I think all the way). The cemetery was up on a hill on the left side, houses across the street. If I remember correctly, the best way to find it is have someone looking back left over your shoulder in order to see the cemetery sign. I was only there once, and that was about 8 years ago. I live about 800 miles from there, so I doubt I will return soon. Many graves are unmarked, according to another researcher. When I was there, it was about 90 degrees and the mosquitoes were attacking, so I didn't stay long. I took a picture of James Halstead's grave and his son or daughter (can't remember).

Added by Pam on Jun 13, 2012 6:07 PM

Mark and Kay
Powers - Hammond Cemetery
Gail, you are welcome. I also took time to clean the stone for Helen and Louise their infant daughters and posted photos to their memorials along with their death certificates that show their full name, birth and death dates. I sent a request to the contributor that manages their memorials and ask them to link them to their parents.

Added by Mark and Kay on Oct 15, 2011 7:55 AM

Don Cordell
RE: Stanton Family
Hi Gail
I just saw your reply on the Stantons, I don't know if I replied to you previously or not. I get so involved in politics right now trying to be elected President of the USA next Nov.
I have a bit on the decendants of Zacheus Stanton, in fact I have a lot on so many of our relatives, totally facinating. I had never looked at any ancestry for Robert and Avis. I did know about Christopher Almy. John Stanton married Mary Clarke, daughter of Latham Clarke son of Jeremy Clarke and Francis Latham. Remember then that John and Mary Horndall had our ancestor John Stanton born 1674 who married Elizabeth Clarke daughter of Latham Stanton, and Hannah Wilber.

Added by Don Cordell on Aug 15, 2011 7:09 PM

Michael Crawford
RE: Zaccheus Stanton
Mine is through Hannah Stanton, born 14 Sep 1804 married to Elihu Swain.


Added by Michael Crawford on Jun 07, 2011 8:53 PM

Michael Crawford
Zaccheus Stanton
I can not update Seth Butler Stanton, he is not one of the individuals I have control of. Zaccheus Stanton is one of my ancestors. If you want more information on his family line you need to look through some of the Nantucket Island Quakers. Contact me directly if you want more information on this family line.


Added by Michael Crawford on May 30, 2011 6:58 PM

Don Cordell

Added by Don Cordell on May 24, 2011 9:40 PM

Don Cordell
RE: Stanton Family
I can send you the ancestry I have from one of Zacheus on back 20 generations (118 pages) if I have your real email address to send attachment Stan.doc.
Of course this goes back to 300 AD, my emails are pretty fast, but for some reason can't send with Micrsoft Outlook, so can't get Outlook to work but have another way to send. I'll send the Word file and see if you like it.

Added by Don Cordell on May 24, 2011 9:33 PM


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