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Cynthia Rice (#46629633)
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Bio Photo I have been interested in genealogy since I was a teenager and part of my searching has led me through countless cemeteries along the way. I have many many photos which I will try to add to this site as time permits. I think it's important to keep a photographic record of tombstones. Just in the 30 years or so I have been researching, there are stones that have since become broken or illegible. I think this site is a great idea and a wonderful way to share with others. I hope my contributions on this site will be as helpful to someone else, as the many kind souls who have been helpful to me in my family research through the years.
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Robert Richards
George Butt/Lucinda Mann
George Butt's father was Thomas Butt (my g-g-grandfather). Thomas Butt was born 1778 in Maryland. I believe that he was born in Marsh 100, Maryland. A Thomas Butt appears there in the 1810 census and I believe it is him. Thomas had two male children born in Maryland. Samuel was born 20 Mar 1805 and George was born in 1810. By 1815 Thomas and his family had moved to Cynthian Township, Shelby County, OH. Thomas had another son, Jacob, born in 1811 - not sure whether that was Maryland or Ohio. I do not know with certainty who Thomasí wife was. Oral family history says he married a widow named Jerome. However, there is a marriage record in Marsh 100 in 1805 between a Thomas Butt and Barbara Shuck. I believe that this is probably Thomas. I have been working for three decades trying to find Thomasí father. But, have been unsuccessful. If you have researched the Butt family in this time period, you will know how frustrating it is. I have even had my DNA tested and am list on the BUTT Project here

George Butt was married 17 Mar 1829 to Lucinda Mann in Shelby County, OH. The History of Shelby County says that George Butt built the first brick house in Shelby County. Apparently, George and Thomas knew how to burn brick. George Butt and Samuel Butt organized the Cynthian Christian Church in 1833 in Oran, OH. George and Lucinda had 12 children: Barbara (Betsy) Ann, Mary Jane, Catherine, John M., William A., Sarah E., Jacob J., Rachel Ann, Rev. Thomas W., Linda Ellen, Marilla and Edwin. When Lucinda died 17 Feb 1872, George moved to Moultrie County, IL and lived with his daughter, Barbara Ann and her husband, Mathew R Rippey, until Georgeís death 3 Aug 1887. Lucinda is buried in the Christian Church cemetery Oran, OH.

Some time before 1838, Thomas Butt left his family and moved to Randolph County, IN with Elizabeth Surface. Oral family legend says that Thomas, who was 50 years old, got Elizabeth, who was 16 years old, pregnant. So, they moved to Indiana to escape the scandal. The child of that pregnancy was Nathan Thomas Butts born 25 July 1838 (my g-grandfather).

I have always thought that Thomas Butt was descended from the family of Samuel Butt and Elizabeth Swearingen or Thomas S. Butt and Sophia Duvall. The basis for this is that George Newton Butt, a descendant of Thomas S. Butt and Sophia Duvall, is shown residing in Moultrie County, IL in the late 1800s. I donít think that would be just random coincidence.

I would appreciate any information that you may have on the Butt family; especially, any information you might have on Georgeís mother and/or Thomas Buttís father. I have a lot of information that Iím willing to share.
Added by Robert Richards on Feb 22, 2017 9:27 AM
Shirley Hall
George & Frances Carroll
Your dates do not correspond with the dates on the tombstone. All 4 dates are off one year. These are in Rentfro Cemetery, Effingham County, Illinois. I am checking different cemeteries in Western Effingham County for different things when I can across this difference.


Added by Shirley Hall on Jul 30, 2016 10:49 AM
Virginia Combs
Sarah Rice/King Rice
I am looking for proof that Sarah was the daughter of Samuel King and Abigail Rice. All I can find on Ancestry is that she was the daughter of Thomas King and Elizabeth Clapp, but that information came from private family trees and has no source to back it up. I feel that you probably have the correct parents on her memorial and would like to correct the erroneous information on WikiTree but they require a solid source. Can you please help me by providing me with entry in a family bible or whatever you may have. She is in my direct maternal line through her daughter Tamar Rice Wells.
Thanks so much!
Ginni Combs
Added by Virginia Combs on Apr 05, 2016 1:09 PM
Joe Fulton
James Drummond
Cynthia, I would like to add the excellent story you put on the find a grave memorial page for Corp James W. Drummond to his Fold3 Honor Wall page. I will credit you with providing the information. I hope that meets with your approval.

Added by Joe Fulton on Aug 18, 2015 2:20 PM
Jim Wierman
When you have time would you check to see if you want to make the changes to the Balch information I added through the edit memorials.. If you need more information please contact me. Thanks. Jim Wierman
Added by Jim Wierman on Jul 13, 2015 8:24 AM
Oran Christian Church Cemetery
Hi Ms. Rice,
I found your pictures of the above cemetery on Find a Grave. I'm wondering if you have access to any further information on the church itself. Specifically, is it possible that in the 1880's it might have been known, either officially or commonly as the Christian Church of Sidney? I have information that a pastor of that church,in that time period, was a Melvina Beery Wilgus. No other church in Sidney seems to match, and I know that Melvina's parents, Elijah and Susannah Clark Beery are buried in this cemetery.

Thank you very much for whatever help you might be able to provide.

Patty Jurkiewicz
Added by Pj on Jun 15, 2015 1:25 AM
Evelyn Smith
I know we are related, I just do not know how. I am the daughter of Otis Henry Bartimus & Ethel Lorena Tarrant {she passed the 12th of April}
Added by Evelyn Smith on May 31, 2015 7:55 AM
J. Freeman
Zenas Lindley and Family
I'm actually working on part of this family right now, rebuilding my family tree. My Lindley Family Starts with Jennie Alice Lindley Freeman, who was my great grandmother. Her father was John G. Lindley (I have conflicting info on his middle name.) His father was Daniel Lindley who married Elenore Globle (again not sure on last name as I have conflicting info!). Then goes back to Zenas and the rest of them.
Does ANYONE out there know what happened to John or know at least what his middle name was and what Elenore's maiden name was. I'm also trying to find her line back too.
I take it I have some cousins on here I knew nothing of!!

J. Freeman
Added by J. Freeman on Aug 27, 2014 3:26 PM
Nancy Lindley, wife of Zenas Linley
I have researched the Lindley family for over two years as they are family members. Since I live in Cincinnati, their community is not far from here and I am very familiar with its surroundings and resources.

Thank you for all of the work that you have done to honor our ancestors. However, I need to call attention to the fact that the information for Nancy Lindley on Findagrave is not sourced; i.e. the Nancy whose biography is there is probably not the Nancy who was married to Zenas and lived 1762-1840 and was born in Washington County, PA. Zenas and Nancy came to Ohio from that area in 1808. Often, researchers confuse the two women. There is no verification that Nancy (1755) married Zenas Lindley. Most researchers are leaving the parentage of Zenas' wife, Nancy, as an unknown as there is no verification. In the listing of residents of Washington County, PA, there is a David McFarian/Farlain who lived in the community at the time that Nancy (Zenas' wife)is documented to have lived there. There is not Daniel McFarland listed in the community. Some researchers think that David is the father of Nancy Lindley. Documentation is important. Otherwise, the information is fiction. If you will look in Proceedings of the Worcester Society of Antiquity, Volume 21 by the Worcester Historical Society, Worcester, Mass. it states that Daniel McFarland's daughter, Nancy, was born in 1755. If you will look at the Lineage Book (Daughters of Colonial Wars), you will see that it lists Zenas' (veteran) wife, Nancy ______ who died in 1840 in Piqua, Ohio. Piqua is (Spring Creek Township) in Miami County, Ohio. The DCW lists their reference as New Jersey Colonial Documents.

Thank you for your attention.
Added by Sarah on Jun 19, 2014 6:52 PM
Sorry about the reposts, I kept getting an error message.
Added by AR on Dec 08, 2013 7:06 PM
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