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Lee A. Hillard (#47036613)
 member for 8 years, 8 months, 21 days
Banana ana
32243485 Mary Munn Riggs
Hello Lee A. Hillard
On Mary's memorial it has information compiled by Jack Victor Williams, is Mr. Williams a contributor?
Wondering how it is known that Mary's maiden name was Munn. Also is this information from a book if so what is the name of the book?

Thank you very much
Banana ana
Mary's 8th great granddaughter

Added by Banana ana on Apr 07, 2017 9:53 AM

DelmaRae Shandrew
Henry Sylvester Shandrew
Thank you for your posting information on Find a Grave for our mutual family ancestor. We are trying to further research on Henry Sylvester Shandrew's father John. Coming against brick walls. We would love to communicate with you if you have any mutual family information. Thank you. DelmaRae Shandrew

Added by DelmaRae Shandrew on Nov 20, 2016 8:28 PM

Karen Kelly
Hillard family info
Hi Lee,

My husbandís great grandmother was Ida Elizabeth McGinnis through her marriage to his great grandfather, Samuel Milton Kelly. According to the death certificate, her motherís maiden name was Emma Jane Bulhman (sp). According to the obituary, she also had 3 half brothers, Edward, Andrew, Richard and a sister, Etta Hillard (Etta's married name was Bowser). Would you happen to know who their father was and when Emma Jane and him were married? So far, I have been unable to find any information on the Hillard part of the family.

Added by Karen Kelly on Oct 14, 2016 7:32 PM

Melinda Anderson
Ralph Spencer Hill
I loved reading the memorial you left for Ralph Spencer Hill (a distant cousin with common ancestor Nathaniel Hill- discovered through Biographies like this make the ancestor hunt so much more interesting! Fun to see connections- Yosemite (a favorite place of mine) and Sebastopol (we lived in Petaluma). Makes me wonder if our paths every crossed! Thank you!

Added by Melinda Anderson on Sep 29, 2016 12:30 PM

Susan Pearce Page
RE: Richard L. Hillard
You are welcome. Sorry there was glare on the monument from the sun. I will try and get a better photo the next time I am up there.

Added by Susan Pearce Page on Aug 03, 2016 1:52 PM

Susan Pearce Page
RE: Mary Denning Hillard
That is fine, did you see I added a memorial for her mother, Bertha Denning?

Added by Susan Pearce Page on May 31, 2016 7:32 PM

Susan Pearce Page
Mary Denning Hillard
Placed an updated photo on the memorial of Mary Denning Hillard 135972467 with death year engraved.

Added by Susan Pearce Page on May 31, 2016 12:45 PM

Heidi Short
Elizabeth C Short
Just fact checking on the parentage of Elizabeth.
Elizabeth C. Short was the daughter of Luella Faris (1760-1821) and Joshua Short (1752-1841).

Where did those facts come from?
Thank you,
Heidi Short

Added by Heidi Short on May 11, 2016 3:38 PM

Gordon Max Walcott
I have transferred his memorial to you.

Thank you for your service to our country.

Added by LKat on Mar 30, 2016 5:22 AM

Gordon Max Walcott
Thank you for the links to his parents, would you like a transfer of his memorial page?

I will add a photo when the grass sod has been installed, makes a much better photo.

Added by LKat on Mar 29, 2016 5:15 PM

Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey
RE: Agnes & Eugene Kimmel

You are so welcome. Blessings,


Added by Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey on Feb 15, 2016 5:35 AM

RE: Peter Dunkle Painter
Thanks for clearing up the Licking thing. I probably should have googled that. I don't need a transfer. He married a first cousin of ours and I don't have any additional information, so I don't think it's necessary. Thanks for the offer.
Are you related to the Dunkles? I know there's someone we share, I just can't think of who at the moment.


Added by CherylA on Jul 31, 2015 8:03 PM

Mark Peebles
Maria Elizabeth Falk
Hi Lee,

I just added another stone photo for Elizabeth as apparently she has two grave stones? I also added her husband Sylvester "Sal" with a stone and linked them.

Mark Peebles

Added by Mark Peebles on Jul 22, 2015 9:11 AM

Kathryn Wyant Huffman McCoy
Leon Huffman
Hi Lee, thanks for updating my uncle! He is my father's brother. I grew up spending many holidays with him and my cousins Miriam, David and Danny Chris, and Aunt Ann. Wishing you the best.

Added by Kathryn Wyant Huffman McC... on May 29, 2015 6:04 AM

F. P. Day
Hillard Family History
Thank you for sharing the motherlode of information about the Hillard Family. John McMillan Hillard was my GG grandfather. I especially appreciate the photographs that finally give faces to the names I have become familiar with. Many thanks! Taina Day

Added by F. P. Day on Jul 03, 2014 10:56 AM

Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey
RE: Mary Jane Kimmel Hillard

You are so welcome. I was deeply touched by the inscription...she was obviously very loved. Are you her son?


Added by Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey on Jan 09, 2013 7:03 AM

RE: Leah Jane Butterbaugh
Hi Lee,

Thanks for the reply. Leah was only married twice, once to Albert and then to Peter Painter. She was never married to William Rupert, although she lived with him and they had three children. On the 1880 and 1900 census she calls herself Leah Sanders, and when she married Peter she is Leah Sanders and states she was once previously married and her former husband 'died' in 1872. In 1880 when she is living with Rupert, she is Leah Saunders and is divorced. Albert and Leah were only married for one week, and then he sued for divorce. The petition is a riot to read. He claimed he was drunk for a week, and when he sobered up he found himself married to her. He called her 'an abandoned woman who has had three children without ever having been married'. That was in 1872, so I do know that the three children listed on the 1870 census are indeed hers. The youngest one was named Albert (b. Dec. 1869) and since she managed to snag Albert Sanders (albeit briefly) shortly after his first divorce, I am pretty certain that he was the father of her son. In 1867-1869 Albert was married and was involved with at least two other women (one was my gr. gr grandmother, whom he carried on a three year affair with before and during his marriage). It took me a long time to track down what happened to Leah after 1870, and I am eager to see which of her first three children survived. I've had no luck finding any of them on the census after 1870, but in 1900 she states she had 6 children, 4 living. Her Rupert children account for three of those. The one tree I've seen online which is not mine has a number of errors. The William Rubert she lived with was not the son, but the father, a widower twenty years her senior.


Added by Zella on Oct 31, 2012 6:34 PM

Peter Dunkel Painter
Hello Lee,

I note that you have a fair amount of info about Peter, his first wife and children. Are you related to him? I am trying to get info on his second wife, Leah Jane Butterbaugh and her children. Leah was survived by four children: Colonel Roy and David F. Rupert and Florence (Rupert) Carr, and one other child, unknown. These would be Peter's stepchildren, so was hoping you might have more info, perhaps an obituary or two. I am trying to determine which of Leah's other three children survived her. Their names were Alice, William and Albert Butterbaugh. I am pretty certain that Albert died young, but one of the other two was living in 1900; dunno which one.

Any info you might have would be appreciated.

Would also love to know where Leah is buried. She died in 1918.


Added by Zella on Oct 29, 2012 9:58 PM

Ungewitter Updates
Thanks so much for the info and it has been added and links. Let me know if anything needs attention. A sad but very interesting story. I just finished last evening adding the final few photo that we had taken from Sebastopol Cemetery. It has been gratifying to know that several new listings there have been found already and info and additions sent for them. You have done a great job on the connected memorials which I took a peek at. Cashie

Added by Cashie on Oct 03, 2012 5:22 PM

Pat Pitcher
Thank you
Thank you so much for the update--and so quickly too--you made my morning! I will make the proper notations in my records about which Anna is which! Love to see the faces with the names--gives one a better connection and understanding (don't you think?)--so what you are doing is so very much appreciated.

Pat :)

Added by Pat Pitcher on Jul 31, 2012 8:03 AM

michael gavin
RE: Ann Kilgore
Thanks for your photo of Anne Kilgore I am related by my Grand Mother. her Mother was Lettie Kilgore ( Franklin Cemetery).
I served for 4 years in the Coast Guard, I have an Uncle who retired from the Air Force after 24 years Col. James Ball. Thank you for your service.It made me a far better person. Thanks again for rembering my family.
Michael P. Gavin

Added by michael gavin on Mar 27, 2012 2:08 PM

Frank Flack
RE: John Creech
It was my pleasure to get the photo for you. The cemetery in only located a few miles from my home. As a Vietnam Vet myself, I am thankful for the service you guys provided our Country.

Added by Frank Flack on Mar 05, 2012 2:00 PM

Kim Chamberlin
Ginny Muetzel
Thank you so much for creating this lovely page of my step-mother, Ginny Muetzel. She lost her husband Tom in 1972 when his F4 went down on a night mission during the Vietnam War. She had 2 small children to raise. At 39 she married my dad and took on 5 step-children. 7 kids 10 years apart. Amazing, funny, courageous, creative, and caring person.

Added by Kim Chamberlin on Dec 05, 2011 4:00 PM

Jerri Shaw
Harvey J. Shaw, Arkadelphia, AR
Thank you so much for your contribution to my husband's memorial in "Find a Grave"; just wish I had learned about it earlier. Would be interested to know how you knew Harvey and when were you last with him? Agree with you, he was a fine, kind-spirited person and never knew him to have an enemy. Was very blessed to share just short of 10 yrs. and father my 2 children, Stacey Nielson, Frederick, MD; and son, Steve Shaw, Los Angeles,CA while at Vance AFB, Enid, Okla. In correction, he was a Captain upon leaving the AF in 1969; also was based in Ca Mau while in Viet Nam. I greatly appreciate you giving me and my family this memorial. Would love to hear from you and others acquainted with Harvey.

Added by Jerri Shaw on Nov 29, 2011 10:21 PM

CW Loeffler
RE: Robert Kenny Boone
You're very welcome. It's a pleasure to be able to help out. Others have done the same for me.

Added by CW Loeffler on Nov 17, 2011 6:59 PM


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