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Phyllis (#46949024)
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I want to thank each of you for your thoughts
and prayers. Your kindness means a great deal
to me and my family.

I'm retired, doing genealogy work & enjoy helping on the website. I'm a proud Okie., born & raised in Oklahoma. I am of Cherokee decent, as my Great Grandfather and Grandfather signed the Dawes Rolls. I have been doing my 'Long' family tree for years and have found so many cousins online.
It has certainly been interesting and most enjoyable meeting and hearing from new distant family members. I have learned so much about
my ancestors and their lives down through the generations, I hope to perserve their memories for future generations to come. This is why I like working on the findagrave site, hoping to help others looking for their loved ones. I have found others to be very helpful and kind to share information.
My husband and I are enjoying our church, family & early retirement.
Aren't the Grands Fun?!!!
We have two beautiful granddaughters.

If I have made any mistakes, or
you would like to have your family
info added to their page, please contact
me and I'll be happy to add it for you.

Thank you...Phyllis

I want to also say thank you for taking the time to visit my loved ones memorial pages and leaving a note for them. God Bless You

A Special'Thank You'to 'God's Special Angel'
that sponsored my sweet parents memorial pages.
Linda's kindness will always be remembered,she is
truly God's Special Angel.

A Special 'Thank You' to Missing*U*Always~
Loving*U*Forever for sponosoring my baby brother's memorial page. God Bless You Colleen.
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Amy Cornog Hall
RE: Rhoda 'Long' Neff
Hi Phyllis,
Sorry it's taken me so long to get back with you. I did check Rhoda's stone and the date appears to be Dec 3, 1868, as you have indicated. I have changed it in our records. Thank you for catching that.

As far as other Long research, we have no records at church of the pastors from 1888-1916. It is entirely possible that Robert Long was pastor at some point, possibly after the death of George Long III. George and Robert were two of nine charter members and their families.

I have some notes on the history of Rose Hill Baptist Church, Willard, MO, from Wendell Forshee, written in 2008, celebrating the 132nd year of Rose Hill. You may have this info but I thought I would share, just in case:

"George Long was ordained as a preacher in 1859 to pastor the Shady Grove Baptist Church in Boone Co., Arkansas. George was the grandson of a Baptist preacher, John Long, who served his country during the Revolutionary War and was supposed to be with George Washington at the crossing of the Delaware. George Long III opposed slavery and spoke against it. He was put in prison at Little Rock, Arkansas for his stand against slavery. After his release in 1862 he came to Missouri and joined the Union Army and was appointed Chaplin of the Missouri regiment. He was wounded in a battle at Marshfield and his future son-in-law, J. W. Forshee, was taken prisoner.

After the war he relocated to Cass Township, Greene County, Missouri. He served several churches: Union Hall, Brooklyn, Republic, Prospect, Hopewell, Pleasant Ridge, Turkey Creek and Union Grove, to name a few.

In the early years most people walked to church and some came by horse and wagon. I've been told stories by some who have gone to be with the Lord that it was a common practice for families to leave their small children in the wagons asleep and that it was also a common practice for some of the young men to switch the babies into different wagons. Orville Perryman said it caused quite a stir since some didn't realize it until they were on the way home."

Added by Amy Cornog Hall on Sep 19, 2017 10:39 PM
Lisa Dorsey Shepherd
RE: More links
Phyllis, Sorry about the last entry, I got confuggled....sent it to the wrong person, however, if you would like feel free to look into the Dorsey/Darcey trees on that link, thanks, Lisa
Added by Lisa Dorsey Shepherd on Aug 23, 2017 2:48 PM
Lisa Dorsey Shepherd
RE: More links
Phyllis, Sorry I have been so out of touch for so long. Between Mom and Dads health, my own issues and deaths or life changes, this site has really taken a back seat for way too long. We have however, gotten quite a bit done on Ancestry, and I thought of you when I came in here today. Maybe our family tree on Ancestry would help you find the details you were inquiring about before? In the event it could help, I decided to share that link with you. This is Sharon Dares family tree, she is the daughter of Paul and Clara Dorsey, My grandparents. (No, Paul did not take in the 5 children you referred to, I'm not sure who that was.) Hope this helps you out some tho.

Blessings and best wishes, Lisa
Added by Lisa Dorsey Shepherd on Aug 23, 2017 2:44 PM
Denise Long
Billie's daughter
I am so glad I happened upon this. Trying to do this from my cell but cousin Phyllis if you're able to get this message send me an e-mail. I was talking about my memories of Afton just a week or so ago.
Denise Long
Added by Denise Long on May 26, 2017 1:40 PM
RE: Tokens
Wishing youse the best in Stanford for Don's treatments. Maybe U won't be gone very long this time around.

As always Phyllis, my pleasure to flower UR loved ones, even though I'm also not online as much as I would like to be.

Best regards with smiles & blessings and 'Happy Mother's' day to you also.
Added by purple-lady on May 14, 2017 12:29 PM
Pixie Owens♥Huntley
RE: Information please
Phyllis, I wish I could help but I have no idea who to contact for information change...I haven't tried contacting anyone for year but hopefully someone will read your post on my page and can help you.

Phyllis, y'all are always in our prayers...keeping you both close to our hearts during the up coming treatments. I haven't been on here much, so busy trying to get all our steers worked and shipped to summer grass in the Flint Hills.

Please stay in touch, sweet friend.

Love & Hugs
Added by Pixie Owens♥Huntle... on May 07, 2017 7:34 PM
Lisa Dorsey Shepherd
More links
Haven't gone through all of them, but thought you might enjoy them so am sending them as well.
Added by Lisa Dorsey Shepherd on May 03, 2017 12:49 AM
Lisa Dorsey Shepherd
Old articles with familiar names
Dear Phyllis,
Its been awhile! Hope this finds you and yours healthy and happy.

I found an article recently and thought you might enjoy having the info. Its an old article, and mentions things like "The village of Bernice" and "Grand River". The oldest date I find in it is from 1922, tho I am sure it was written well after that. However, it does mention a few different Bunches and Ballards. I remember Zoe, she is mentioned and her husband. (I knew her, Grandmother helped her with housekeeping due to her blindness when I was very young, I would often go with her.) Gove Bunch, whom I also remember, and a few others. I would not be surprised if you didn't know a few more of the folks listed. They are all from Delaware county.
Percy Wyley as well as W. H. Ballard are both listed on page 2 (I believe Zoe is listed in both?)It confuses me somewhat but seems to be the same person, maybe you will understand.
Please let me know if you do!

Have a wonderful day, and God bless.

Added by Lisa Dorsey Shepherd on May 02, 2017 9:58 PM
RE: Martha Berry
Hi Phyllis,

Thanks for thinking of me. If it is the 1910 Census, I already have it. I hope you are doing well. I will be traveling out to Kansas and Oklahoma next month.

Your Cousin
Added by drlee on Apr 25, 2017 5:26 PM
Mark Vernon
RE: Atchley family history
Hi Phyllis, Sorry for the delayed response! I wish there was as much information about Martin as seems to exist for his brother Thomas. My ancestor is supposed to have taken his name from his mother, Marty Martin, wife of Joshua Atchley. There is a legend I encountered that said she was the daughter of a "Franco Martino", an Italian! But this came with a warning that there was no evidence at all for that. In a marriage document for Martin O. Atchley, his name is spelled Martino Atchley, which may be a mistake, or perhaps his first name was Martino and it changed over time. These are intriguing questions. I will have to look again at the Bible pages of my ancestor, Moses Wyatt, which has some Atchley dates. Have you seen this? I have been away from studying this branch of my family, so this will help get me back into it! I had never heard that Mary Martin had been on the Mayflower, interesting!
Added by Mark Vernon on Apr 24, 2017 2:29 PM
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