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Jo Murphie (#47322639)
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I got the family history bug when I found my parents in the 1930 census while hiding out in a library during a rainstorm. That was 8 years ago and I am still going.

Researching the following families
Father--Morgan, Bryson, Staton, Burchett
Mother--Smith, Williams, Parsons, Wheat
Mostly in KY, TN & TX

Husband's family--Murphie, Gleason, Galway, Rice in Bermuda & Canada

Have been collecting tombstone photos for about 3 years

Will be happy to share info with anyone.

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Messages left for Jo Murphie (50)[Leave Message]
Rebecca Sheehan-Plotkin
RE: marriage article for Kirby & Sallie Smith
I am so glad to be able to help out. I love "uniting" folks with stories of their ancestors. I notice I made a typo in the transcription. Maybe you can fix it. The town at the end should say Jamestown. I really need to proofread a little more carefully. Take care, Rebecca
Added by Rebecca Sheehan-Plotkin on Jun 14, 2017 8:58 PM
S. F. Evans
RE: Herman Allen
I couldn't verify the source of the Herman Allen information so I deleted the note. I did add other known children. Thanks!
Added by S. F. Evans on Jan 26, 2016 7:10 AM
S. F. Evans
RE: Visit to Staton Cemetery
If you have a GPS the Coords will get you to the cemetery, but they aren't accurate enough to post to Find A Grave.

Added by S. F. Evans on Jan 22, 2016 12:10 PM
S. F. Evans
RE: Visit to Staton Cemetery
It is at Eleanor, West Virginia on St Rt 62.

These coordinates are not the actual cemetery but should get you to within sight of it:
38 31.886 081 54.888.

I can't get the actual coords now as my Google Earth seems to have disappeared on my computer, LOL

It is on a hill side, there are stairs up to it. There is no parking available at the cemetery. We parked at a business down at the road level very briefly. I don't know if the business allows parking or not??

Hope this helps.
Susan
Added by S. F. Evans on Jan 22, 2016 8:46 AM
Kd
RE: Memorials for Levi Strange
I did post the same message on the other memorial. I noticed your cemetery was different. It is strange. Thank-you for this important work! Genealogy is like life: an endless puzzle with missing or altered pieces (sometimes) ... so we just make notes clear. I'm so excited that most phones will now take gps coordinate positions to help add info... Even thought I'm not sure how to maximize the data yet. I have not heard back from the other memorial. I'd suggest just write a special note in the memorial to compare the similarities...sometimes it is amazing how cousins' lives intersect. Thank-you again for engaging in writing history from our relatives' perspective!
Added by Kd on Nov 19, 2015 5:05 AM
Julie Ann Fravel-Gates
RE: Stewart Edward Fravel, Jr #114546264
Thank-you for info. I will put that in my main book.

Thank-you again,

Julie
Added by Julie Ann Fravel-Gates on Oct 28, 2015 11:49 PM
RCAkin148
Belle (Akin) Morgan
Jo,

Thank you very much. If you ever want her back for any reason, just let me know, and I will relinquish back to you.

I can see by the picture that the cemetery looks pretty rugged. Perhaps in the late fall when the grass goes dormant might be a good time if there are more graves you are trying to get to.

I am still looking for 3 other children of Lem and Emma. They were Judith H. Akin, Agnes L. Akin, & Jack S. Akin. If you happen to find them, please keep me in mind.

Appreciate all the help Jo.

Very Best to You,

Bob Akin
Birmingham, AL

Added by RCAkin148 on Jul 16, 2015 12:54 PM
Jessica
Mary Morgan
Thanks for your help!
Added by Jessica on Oct 15, 2014 12:21 PM
Linda Foster
RE: Julia Farris
Done.
Added by Linda Foster on Sep 05, 2014 6:27 PM
Becky (Thornhill) Watson
Gurthrie's
Thanks so much for taking the time to take these photos!
Added by Becky (Thornhill) Watson on May 13, 2014 7:24 AM
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