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Tonya Sparks (#47077477)
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Rhoda Marcum Burks
Pyrhus Meade, Memorial # 78246919
Hi, I just saw this link thru ancestry and noticed it was a non burial, and wondered why. He is buried at the Brewer-Fitzpatrick cemetery in Mingo co, WV, if you want to change it.
I know he's there as we are working on that cemetery and inventorying it for a book.
Thanks.
Added by Rhoda Marcum Burks on Aug 12, 2017 5:22 PM
George Fordham
RE: Ruth Fordham
That was my mother. Were you a friend of hers?
Added by George Fordham on Aug 07, 2017 2:32 PM
George Fordham
Ruth Fordham
Thank you for the flowers!
Added by George Fordham on Aug 06, 2017 7:21 PM
Glenda Foster
Mary Ann Blunt Spradlin
Hi Tonya. My 3rd great grandmother is Mary Ann Blount Spradling. I visited her grave last week at Ramey's Chapel and then I found this person on find a grave. Are they the same person? In the text you have "printed as #" What does this mean, printed where? Thanks, Glenda Foster
Added by Glenda Foster on Jul 18, 2017 8:12 AM
LindaLou
Mae Taylor
Mae Taylor daughter of James Albert Mills.Kenova WVa son of William Carter Mills Eastlynn WVa.Listed in his Orbit As Mae Taylor living in California 1951.She could be Dorothy M .Mills born 1910 to Vashti Ball Mills or could be a daughter from a first wife unknown to me.Thanks Linda vashtiball1874@gmail.com
Added by LindaLou on Jul 18, 2017 12:50 AM
Combs26
50571225 Warren Auxier
This memorial is messed up. He is connected to another man as a spouse...Earl Davis Castle....Warren was born in 1873 and Earl in 1925. Someone needs to correct both memorials. Rose created the one for Earl Castle and two others added pics that have no explanation or connection to Earl Castle. The date on the stone for Warren Auxier, has a different birth year than what is given. Just found this accidentally. Thanks.
Added by Combs26 on Jul 16, 2017 11:30 AM
Pamela Moore
Memorial #67164731: Mary "Polly" Taylor Smith
Tonya,

A few more tidbits on Mary. According to the 1850 census, she was 14 years old, putting her date of birth as 1836.

In 1900, she is living in Pike County, KY, Magisterial District No. 7, dwelling 251, family 258. Her daughter, Sarah Nichols and son-in-law, Elias Nichols, were living with her with their four children.

Mary claimed a birthdate of Oct 1836 and she was a widow.

My great grandfather, Mont Smith, was committed in 1938 toEastern State Hospital in Lexington, KY for mental illness. As part of the intake, they did a thorough review of family history and mental illness. Mont's wife said that Mary had some mental illness and was taken care of at home. I imagine that means toward the end of her life. It was noted in Mont's chart that Mary, his mother died at age 68. This would be about 1904 given her birthdate of 1836.

I thought you could use this to update Mary's memorial. I'd be happy to send you the page from her son's medical chart, if you so wish. I just can't attach it here as there is no means to do so.

Best,
Pamela Moore
Great Granddaughter of Mont Smith
Great Great Granddaughter of Mary "Polly" (Taylor) Smith
Added by Pamela Moore on May 18, 2017 2:34 PM
Patrick Tucker
Charles and Audrey Tucker
I am son of Ronald Dean Tucker and I am researching the Tucker family. I have a tree on Ancestry, Tucker Family Tree. I have a few pictures of the tuckers and will share. If you could provide any information regarding Charles' parents, I would be very appreciative.

Thank you in advance.

Patrick Tucker
Added by Patrick Tucker on Apr 24, 2017 9:37 AM
M. Kay
Mary Davis or Bowater
I have done enough reading of sources to fige out that Mary Davis is the correct person for his wife
Information Under Stephen Ailes---Cemetery London Grove Friends Burial Ground, Kennett Square, Chester, Pennsylvania.
Added by M. Kay on Apr 05, 2017 5:12 PM
Patricia Kinzie
Find A Grave Memorial# 32509209, John Wright
Your write up on John Wright states two different births: 4 Jan 1717 Nottingham, Chester, PA and 4 Nov 1716 East Nottingham, Chester, PA.

The actual birth record from New Garden MM, Chester, PA is 4 Eleventh 1716. Be careful about transcribing Quaker dates. The first month was March so the Eleventh month is JANUAURY. (U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Pennsylvania Chester, New Garden Monthly Meeting Minutes, 1746-1768, p. 33, Ancestry).

His death date is a (ante) 7 June 1790 according to his Will. (Will dated 17 Sep 1789; probate 7 Jun 1790)
SC Wills & Probate Rec., 1670-1980, Newberry, Vol 1:54, Ancestry.

We don't know that this John Wright was the one who was at the first and second Provincial Congress of SC. That John Wright lived in Berkeley Co, SC and represented St. James, Goose Creek, Charleston District, SC in 1775 http://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/sc_revolution_1st_provincial_congress_members.html. He appears to be John C Wright, a physician whose Will was probated 19 Jan 1784 in Charleston.
South Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980, Charleston Letters of Administration, Vol Oo:322, 1775-1785, Ancestry.

NSDAR has not recognized this Provincial Congress service for the John Wright who married Rachel Wells. This John Wright was attributed patriot service for supplying provisions to the army in the Ninety Sixth District which was Newberry.

I am still researching Rachel Wells but she died in 1771 at the age of 52 (U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, South Carolina, Newberry, Bush River Monthly Meeting Records-Marriages, Vol 02:2, 1797-1807, Rachel Wells Wright, Ancestry) so her birth date would be closer to c1719. My research so far indicates that her parents (Joseph and Margaret were married in All Hallows Episcopal Church)were converted to the Quaker religion in NC, so Rachel's birth was probably not Quaker.
Added by Patricia Kinzie on Mar 12, 2017 5:22 PM
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