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Hoosier (#47569863)
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Bio Photo It is sad to say but as time marches and as family and friends pass on to be with the Lord Jesus, it is all we can hang onto, is the memories.

Always love your family, no matter what.
Never let a disagreement tear you apart.
We may not agree, but still show them your love

"I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish enough "Hello's" to get you through the final "Good-bye.."


To find married Daughters and have an idea of where they may be buried you can search cemeteries with a first name only. Who would have though? I found a daughter by searching the parentsí & 1st husbandís cemetery and found the daughter with only the 1st. name.

If I am not able the carry on with Find-A-Grave, I wish my daughter, Diana
to take over and manage the memorials that I manage.

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Carol M
RE: I like your out look on this web page.
Thank you.
Added by Carol M on Sep 08, 2017 8:42 AM
RE: Elizabeth Sims
Oh, I didn't mean for you to remove the photo. Please put it back. I was just wondering if it may have been Eliza Lithincum. If I knew you had already ruled Eliza Linthicum out, I wouldn't have asked if you had considered her. I'm sure I have not seen a photo of Eliza to compare with. I agree it didn't look like Arrabelle to me. Arrabelle had such a pleasant and kind look in her photos, didn't she?

Although Elizabeth Sims died aged about 72 years, she may have well looked older. She seemed to have lived a hard life from a young age and maybe she didn't age well. Again, please put the photo back. I would like to study it some more.

I like to ask a lot of questions to work things out in my mind. I like to know what others know and how they know it in order to process it. I don't mean my questioning to come across as suggesting you're mistaken about anything.

I know we both would like to find our great grandmother/2nd great grandmother Elizabeth's story and where she came from.


Added by Snowyborn on Aug 08, 2017 9:56 AM
RE: Elizabeth Sims
May 20 was on her death certificate. Her year of birth was all over the place. I would say 1845 or 1846 is most likely. If only she could be found with certainty in a census record before 1880!

I was wondering about the photograph posted on Elizabeth's memorial. Do you think it might be John Jackson Snow's adoptive mother Eliza Linthicum?

I've wondered if John had any contact with his mother Elizabeth after she left him with the Linthicums. If this were a photograph of her, they must have had contact or else how did he get the photograph?

Added by Snowyborn on Aug 07, 2017 12:11 PM
RE: Elizabeth Sims
I looked at the family. Looks like they are combining two Jones families. The one with William Scarborough Jones and Elizabeth Barbour of Henderson County, KY, is confused with another William S. Jones family in Graves County, KY.

The first family does not have a daughter Elizabeth. That family went to Memphis, TN, after the 1850 census and William died there in 1858. His widow Elizabeth and two sons are in Memphis in 1860. Definitely not our family.

The second family is in Graves county in 1850 and 1860. They do have a daughter Elizabeth. William dies sometime after the 1860 census and the 1870 census. His widow and family stay in Graves County. In 1870 his widow owns $2000 worth of land and $400 of personal property. (In 1860 they had $1680 land and $1000 personal property--much better off than I assume our Elizabeth Jones's family was.)I don't know what happened to this Elizabeth, but I doubt, at the age of 14-15, she went from Graves County to Boyle County (about 250-300 miles distant on today's roads) to marry our widower William James Snow who had 3 children.

In my opinion you can rule these people.
Added by Snowyborn on Aug 07, 2017 9:00 AM
RE: Elizabeth Sims
Thanks for passing it along. I will check it out.
Added by Snowyborn on Aug 06, 2017 6:00 PM
Laura Mitchell
Form Cousin Laura
Thanks for responding to me! Itís amazing to connect with cousins who are related through my mysterious great-grandfather. You are the second-cousin of my father Thomas Milton Mitchell (1922-2007). That would make us second cousins once removed. Even though thereís no actual documentation that James Elwood was John Adeline, I feel absolutely certain they are the same man.

Thanks for posting that photo comparison. We should share information via email, but I donít want to put my email address in this message because it canít be erased. So Iím going to put it in James Elwoodís bio and remove it after you send me an email.
Added by Laura Mitchell on Jun 11, 2017 9:34 AM
Laura Mitchell
John Edeline alias James Elwood
I have been doing genealogy for over 40 years and yesterday I believe I've finally solved a huge family mystery. My great-grandfather James Elwood was known among my family to have changed his name when he moved to California, first turning up there in late 1897. He married my great-grandmother and they had five children. One daughter told me his real name was "Adeline" and he had lived in Vincennes, Indiana as a child. His death record gave his father's first name as William and his mother's name as "Valletta" (which is similar to Ravellette). And I just found that I have a probable 4th cousin DNA match with a member of the Ravellette family. John Edeline matches these details, and the fact that he was a fugitive who had no contact with his family after 1895 confirms that this was James Elwood. So we are cousins. Let me know if you want to share data.
Added by Laura Mitchell on Jun 10, 2017 10:46 AM
RE: Bertha Roach info
You may use the info as you want in Bertha's bio. It is sad that she had such a short life. The death certificates for Bertha and her baby are at The newspaper article is "Married Under Difficulties" Worthington Times. October 29, 1897 page 3 c 5.
Added by Snowyborn on Sep 20, 2016 12:08 PM
RE: Bertha Roach's husband John Stanton Roach
Yes, that is him. #13811687
Added by Snowyborn on Sep 20, 2016 11:52 AM
RE: Bertha Roach
Yes, that is him.
Added by Snowyborn on Sep 20, 2016 11:51 AM
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