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Rick France (#46581221)
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Bio Photo Native Hoosier, living in Indianapolis, IN since 1968. Primary family surnames are France, Arford, Goad, Ashley, Thompson, Wright, Jarrell, Gosser, Eades/Eads, Kaufman, Fobes, Lantz, Albert, Dunbar, and Greene.

I am a former officer of the Genealogical Society of Marion County (GSMC), a member of the Indiana Genealogical Society, leader of a genealogy studies group at a local senior center, and do private tutoring for beginners and those struggling with research.

I am interested in the 19th Indiana Infantry Regiment of the famed Civil War Iron Brigade and in the grave sites of its members. I am also interested in Spanish American War veterans and contribute to the Spanish American War veterans gravesite recording project.

Feel free to contact me to ask about additional information for any of my postings. I will gladly edit or enter additional data, or relinquish ownership to anyone wanting control of a family member's memorial.
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Sarah Fitzgerald
George Leonard House Rice
I am interested in donating the large pension file connected with George L. H. Rice. Much information.
Sarah Fitzgerald
Added by Sarah Fitzgerald on May 11, 2017 3:15 PM
Heather Stigen
Silas Jackson Jones
Hello Rick,

I am wondering if you could correct some information on Silas Jackson Jones

his youngest daughter Effie was born in 1865 per the 1870 census.

I am tracking my ancestors and i believe that this Silas Jones is my ancestor.

Daughter Mary was born to another marriage as well as a son George.


thank you for all you do here!
Added by Heather Stigen on Apr 06, 2017 9:15 AM
Jenny E.
RE: Alta Jarrell
Hi Rick,
You're welcome! Petersburg Cemetery is one of my favorite places to visit - very picturesque and peaceful. I have many family members buried there. I'll look forward to hearing from you!
Jenny E.
Added by Jenny E. on Mar 31, 2017 9:23 AM
Jenny E.
Alta Hensley Jarrell photo request
Hi Rick,
I added a pic to your mem for Alta Hensley Jarrell. Her marker is right next to H. Clay and Lena Hensley (I added mems for both of them). BTW - there are 4 similar stones behind H. Clay and Lena's marker that may be their children? Alta's siblings? (Chester, Izora, Lurena and Mary E.). Do you know who the parents of H. Clay Hensley were? I am a descendant of Clifton Hensley thru his son William (his daughter, Frances, is my GGG Grandmother).
Jenny E.
Added by Jenny E. on Mar 31, 2017 7:51 AM
Jenny E.
Petersburg Cemetery, Boone Co., KY
Hi Rick,
You seem to have done a lot of work at the Petersburg Cemetery in Petersburg, KY. I have many family members buried there (maybe we even share a Jarrell or two!). I was wondering if you have any idea where the burial records for this cemetery may be ? Or who the caretaker is?
Jenny Eagle

Added by Jenny E. on Mar 24, 2017 12:13 PM
deanna french
FAG # 25318444 Isaac Smith, Civil War Veteran
May I use the photos that you contributed to the Find A Grave Memorial for Isaac Smith, to post on the Vermont Civil War site? (
You will receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration.

Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Feb 28, 2017 7:35 AM
RE: Maranda Foster
Thank you so much!
Added by Marquita on Feb 02, 2017 12:04 PM
L. Miller
Wives of Thomas Tuvell in Oxford, IN
Hi Rick, I saw that you had submitted the information for the two wives of Thomas Tuvell who are both buried in Oxford, IN.
I am somewhat confused as to why they are buried there since they lived first in Ohio, and then in Illinois. I have one idea, which involves Thomas making himself scarce from Illinois for awhile when he was married to Mary Etta Tuvell. Perhaps she got sick and died there in Benton County and he bought 2 plots intending to be buried there himself in due course. I was quite surprised to see the second wife also buried there, when Thomas himself and some of the family are buried down at Cerro Gordo, Illinois. Do you know if his two wives are buried next to each other? If that was the case then I was would understand that when the second wife died, he used the plot he already had there for her burial. Thanks.
Added by L. Miller on Jan 24, 2017 5:35 AM
James Alfred Pruitt
Correction. He is buried in Indianapolis Memorial Park
Added by Candi on Jan 04, 2017 9:12 PM
Jacob Vert
Hello, I found your profile because of Jacob Vert but I am looking for Jacob Vert born around 1829 possibly Missouri, husband of Elizabeth Ann Farris, parents of Elizabeth Jane Vert Garrison b born in Missouri Mem#91256062

And here is a Spanish American war vet related to me
James Alfred Pruitt #87364337 Bloomington Indiana

Are you a Vert decsendant too? Vert is French for Green.

Thanks! Candi

Added by Candi on Jan 04, 2017 8:55 PM
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