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Debi Burgess (#47142889)
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Joe Powers
RE: Flora Bell Stratton Moore - Bethel Cemetery
Yes, I received your email and found the information really helpful. I meant to respond but decided to wait until I completed some additional research, then got caught up in other things over the weekend. I hadn't been able to locate Lee Stratton on the 1870 census, probably because I wasn't using enough variations on the spelling of Stratton (or Stratten) or I just wasn't being persistent enough, and your info helped me find that. I also had trouble with the 1860 slave schedule - I'd located an "R A Stratton" in Todd, KY, which puzzled me since that's on the opposite side of the state from Marshall County, but tried again and found the entry that you mentioned. I've also located a Harriett Stratton on the 1880 census of Marshall County, living in the Whiteside household which included a mix of black and mulatto members; Harriet's age is given as 40, which is close to the age of the female on the 1860 slave schedule. She could be the Harriet that you identified as Flora's grandmother. A big help was the correction of Lee's age; his birth in 1865 instead of 1872 makes the story fit better. Thanks again for your help!
Added by Joe Powers on Jul 10, 2017 6:12 AM
Joe Powers
Flora Bell Stratton Moore - Bethel Cemetery
I'm trying to trace the ancestry of the Strattons. Clarence Stratton, Flora's brother, and Ludie Stratton Malin, Flora's mother, are also buried in Bethel Cemetery. Ludie's husband, Lee Stratton, died sometime before 1920; he may have died in Marshall County, KY, where the family lived before they moved to Mt. Vernon in time for the 1920 Census. Your notes on Flora state that her grandmother, Harriett, was a slave owned by Richard Stratton. Are there documents that support that, or is this based on oral family history? The 1900 Census of Gilbertsville, KY indicates that Lee Stratton was born in 1872, which means that his mother would not have still been a slave at that time. Perhaps Harriett was Flora's great-grandmother? I haven't been able to find a census record, or any other record, for Lee Stratton prior to the 1900 Census. Any information would help. Thanks.
Added by Joe Powers on Jul 05, 2017 7:01 AM
In memory
Anna's stone
Thank you so very much for your contribution to Anna Bodelon's headstone, it was so kind of you. I think Anna Mae would have been surprised to find 21 years after her passing three strangers to her that cared that her grave was properly marked. As I told Lonnie, I had two roses engraved on her stone so she would always have flowers on her grave. Thanks again for your thoughtfulness. In memory
Added by In memory on Jun 06, 2017 8:59 AM
Phil Roos
RE: Henry W Lewis
Greetings Debi,
I would be happy to have a copy of Henry W. Lewis's death certificate. You could e-mail it to me at
moustacheman@comcast. Are you related to Henry? He was a first Cousin once removed to my wife; Janet Sandquist Roos. Thank your help.
Phil Roos
Added by Phil Roos on May 10, 2017 10:49 PM
Lonnie Moore
RE: Oscar Alzide James Bordelon
Thanks for the reply and the transfer. I will add additional information and take good care of the memorial.
Added by Lonnie Moore on May 05, 2017 8:52 AM
re Eddy Sneed
I found Thos.J. & worked back from there.... it looks like their parents died within a month of each other, when Eddy was 12. He would have been 24 in 1910. (I don't have a DOD or POD for him). Don't see him on a 1920 census? You might check Missouri; it looks like all 3 of this brothers ended up in SE Missouri. I was surprised to see his sister Sarah Parker buried in Paducah, KY... the POD I have for her is Ohio.... I don't know when she went to Ohio, but maybe Eddy went to Ohio with her? (I see you submitted updates for her memorial). Pls let me know if you find him. Thx!
Added by Lynn on Apr 22, 2017 7:34 PM
Jesse Nasta
Haber family
Hi Debi,

I found your memorials for my relatives Mary (Schneider) Haber, her father Louis Schneider, etc. Thank you so much for posting them!

I was curious: I see that you included short biographies of each Haber/Schneider relative. I assume that information comes from their obituaries? Do you know which newspaper you found them in? I would like to find the originals, if possible.

Thank you again.
Added by Jesse Nasta on Feb 07, 2017 7:47 AM
Blanche Merrill and Maggie Abbott
Thanks for the info. Would you like me to transfer these to you? I am not related in any way.
Added by Elizabeth on Dec 24, 2016 6:54 AM
Mary Bob McClain
charles n. harris

Added by Mary Bob McClain on Feb 26, 2016 7:26 AM
Walter Emerson Sparks
Hi Debi!

I am a granddaughter of Walter Emerson Sparks (1889-1957) and of Iva Pearl Tracy Butler Sparks (1893-1993) - my mother is their youngest daughter, Carole. I'd like to offer a few corrections/additional information. Walter and Iva met and married in Pittsburg, Kansas (in 1913, I believe) and had five children, in order: Mildred Emma (who died at the age of 7 of influenza, possibly during the latent stage of the 1919-1921 epidemic), Donald Emerson (who married Opal Meyers or Myers; they had two daughters: Beverly Ann and Donna Louise), Frances June (who married Gail Froemsdorf and had two children: a daughter, Pamela Gail, and a son, Roger Kim, who died before birth), Walter Dale (who married Terri -?-, I don't know her maiden name, I'm sorry; they had fraternal twins: a son, Matthew Dale, who died at 7 months, and Kimberly Ann), and my mother, Carole Nelle (who married John Schultz, and had two daughters: Elizabeth Ann, who was born and died on April 15, 1961, and myself, Deborah.) I am a writer in Southern Maryland and I have two children: John Michael (born in 1995) and Elizabeth ('Ebie') NoŽlle (born in 1999.) I am trying to research the Sparks family genealogy as well as the Tracy Butler genealogy, and I would really appreciate any help you can give. Thank you.
Added by DLPrideaux on Feb 19, 2016 6:16 PM
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