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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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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
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.


Matt Barton
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
RE: Bobby Fong
Unfortunately, I don't. I will ask my Wellfleet contact to include that the next time she goes to Pleasant Hill, and we can add it in later!! I keep forgetting that my GPS can do that for me, so I will try to remember to use that the next time I go up there. Am aiming to do it before it snows again.
Added by tinlizzie on Oct 03, 2016 2:01 PM
deanna french
Marion Co.Isaac Smith Civil War Veteran
May I use the monument/marker photo's that you contributed to the memorial page of Isaac Snit, to post on the (

You will receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration on this.

Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Sep 14, 2016 3:00 AM
Pam Hawn
Find A Grave Memorial# 132299411
Reguarding, Potaphir Osborn(e) Find A Grave Memorial# 132299411 Clementine Osborn # 7631033 and William Osborne 11216054.

I am related to Podaphar Osborn. His Mother is Susannah Feagly. His full sister is Asenath (Azenith?)Osborn. His father is William Osborn who married Susannah after the death of his first wife ? do You have any idea what his wives first name was? I have a Fanny Finney but that would have had William married at 14 years old. then many of the earlier children are attributed to Susannah Shrode, but William was nor married to her then.
I am tryimg to do a Osborn Famuly tree for the Warrick Co. Site for in in inGen web program.

I admit though I am stuck on this part of William's Life.. any ideas or help? Pam Hawn

Added by Pam Hawn on Nov 14, 2015 11:30 AM
Jayne Beers
RE: King, Dunbar, Commons
Thanks! I'm connected to the Commons line through my Bond family and there are King connections through my Boyd family, etc.
Added by Jayne Beers on Aug 05, 2015 3:14 PM
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