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Carman DM (#46857354)
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Bio Photo Lee and I were both born in Nebraska and we enjoy the search for family history. Bennett, Wolverton, Train, Tracewell, Matson, Coles, Power, Bebb, Merritt, Rogers, Workman, & Matthias Miller are a few of the family names we research.
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Cindy Andrews
Catherine Ann VanDeventer
In Family Search, Edward W. Merritt (LZFT-BPJ) born 1831 in Massachusetts, married Catherine Ann VanDeventer (LZFT-KXY) born 1836. They were married 1 December 1855 in Readington Twp, Hunterdon, New Jersey.

There are three sources for this record in Family Search under the names above. The original book is called "Marriage Records Hunterdon County, New Jersey 1795-1875 Vol 1". The records have been digitalized and you can find them on Family Search.

In Find A Grave you have Edward Merritt who was born in 1724 as being married to Catherine Ann VanDeventer. This is an incorrect linkage. Would you please edit Find a Grave. She should be linked with Edward W. Merritt born 1831 Massachusetts and died 28 February 1908 in Richmond, New York.

Catherine Ann VanDeventer was born 1836 in Hunterdon, New Jersey and died 1913 in Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey.

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Cindy Andrews
Added by Cindy Andrews on Sep 19, 2017 1:43 PM
Versie 160539228 would be Wilburs 2nd wife. Wilbur 160518445.. his 1st wife was Gova 183192392
Added by KBD on Sep 09, 2017 2:19 PM
I found Versie Young for you! Kathy Bassett Davis
Added by KBD on Sep 09, 2017 12:46 PM
Kristi & Dave
Turners/Black Oak Cemetery
There is no Black Oak cemetery in Clark County Missouri. Black Oak is located in Granger, Scotland County. Please update the memorials you created to reflect the correct location.
Added by Kristi & Dave on Aug 27, 2017 10:41 PM
Kathy Monical
RE: Maria Peninger
You should find it under the Edit button
Added by Kathy Monical on Aug 23, 2017 4:50 PM
janet thatcher
RE: Ira D Reals
Yes, Edwin was born in Illinois, he died in Lincoln Lancaster and is buried in Wyuka Cemetery. I have found it online. It's listed as FG, free ground, I am assuming that's like a potter's field? His daughter Elzada was born in Kansas, and then all of her children were born in Auburn, NE. Elzada married a James William O'Neal - they are buried in Glenrock Cemetery near Julian, NE. Sadly, unmarked graves and there was a fire many years ago and records were destroyed. My grandmother, Nadine ended up in Ottumwa, IA where she lived out her life, had 6 children. My Dad, Leroy Smith, was the 5th child and he was the last to pass away 5 years ago. Nadine is buried in McCormick Cemetery, Highland Center, Wapello,IA.I found George and Sophia Reals Edwin and Ira's parents are buried in Clarinda, IA. They are my 3rd Greats. janet
Added by janet thatcher on Jul 29, 2017 11:18 AM
janet thatcher
Ira D Reals
Hi, in my research, I am pretty sure that this could be Ira Thomas Reals. My 3rd Great Grandparents were George and Sophia Reals. There son Edwin Erastus my 2nd Great is Ira Thomas older brother. My Great Grandmother was Elzada Bertha Reals O'Neal and her daughter, my grandmother was Nadine Clarabelle O'Neal Smith. Ira gave her a Bible in 1911. In the Bible she lists Ira Thomas death on 1-9-1917 at 45 year 1 month and 4 days. This would mean he was born approx 12-5-1868. Just found a marriage certificate with him marrying a Jennie C Cole. Anyway, not sure if this is correct, but wanted to pass it along. janet
Added by janet thatcher on Jul 28, 2017 8:46 PM
Connected to John Isaac Egbert
Hello, I just wanted to contact you because it appears we are both related to John Isaac Egbert and Eliza Jane Seavers. I descend down from William Henry to Fay Glendell "Linda" and I believe you descend from Frona. Is this accurate?
Added by Rose on Jul 02, 2017 12:57 PM
B.J. Waters
RE: Bennett
Good news, of a sort. I really wanted to find the exact location, and one of the employees sent me a diagram that shows the nearest marked graves to Melvin Bennett. I shouldn't have any problem finding it now. I will probably have it done by Sunday afternoon.

I realize it won't be the same as seeing a headstone, but at least it will show the place where he is buried.

Thank you for your kind words. It helps keep me going!

Best regards,

Added by B.J. Waters on Mar 28, 2017 5:11 PM
B.J. Waters
I can't believe this . . .
Both of your photo requests that I claimed in Inglewood (Sarah Sullivan and Harold Vrooman) turned out to be unmarked. That makes 3 in a row for you, and I am very disappointed. Particularly for Sarah Sullivan, as most of the graves in the plot where she is buried are marked (Acacia Slope) but whenever I go out to the location where Harold Vrooman is buried (K Plot) it seems that about half of them are unmarked.

So I will be fulfilling your requests with photos of the area, with flowers showing the exact spot.

The other request I tried to find last week (Melvin Bennett) I still have not been able to determine the exact spot. There are so many unmarked graves in the area where he is buried, and no visible navigational number plugs, that it has proved to be quite a challenge.

I am sorry this was not a more positive outcome. I am always disappointed when there isn't a marker.

Best regards,

Added by B.J. Waters on Mar 26, 2017 8:07 AM
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