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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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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?
Thanks,
Jenny Eagle

Added by Jenny E. on Mar 24, 2017 12:13 PM
Mrs. M
Thank you!
Thank you for your contributions to FindAGrave! Many blessings to you and your family!
Added by Mrs. M on Mar 22, 2017 3:32 PM
Carl Catherman
Johnnie Young
Great job on the bio. Thank you.
Added by Carl Catherman on Mar 09, 2017 6:26 AM
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? ( www.vermontcivilwar.org)
You will receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration.

Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Feb 28, 2017 7:35 AM
Marquita
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. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSiman=1&GScid=86318&GSfn&GSln=Tuvell
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
Candi
James Alfred Pruitt
Correction. He is buried in Indianapolis Memorial Park
Added by Candi on Jan 04, 2017 9:12 PM
Candi
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
Matt Barton
Haynes Family
Hi Rick

I noticed that you maintain about four memorials for the Haynes family, specifically that of Edgar T. Haynes. I am double cousins to that Haynes Family through both of Edgar's parents (John Henry Hanes and Samantha P. Gibson), and would love to talk to you about them, if at all possible, sometime.

Thanks.

Matt Barton
matt@netmonkey.net
Added by Matt Barton on Dec 28, 2016 2:49 PM
Lily Virdell
Frank B. Arford
Dear Rick, There is a wonderful bio. of Frank B. Arford (your memorial#9345316) created by Hist. of Daviess Counties Goodspeed Pub. 1886. If you would like me to add it to his memorial you could do a temporary transfer, I could add it and immediately transfer back--seems the easiest way and I have done it before. I am not related, but have numerous relatives in Daviess county and have added these before. Just let me know. Lily Virdell member#48878756
Added by Lily Virdell on Nov 30, 2016 12:50 PM
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