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JM Hoffman (#48113227)
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Became fascinated with cemeteries and genealogy when my uncle forwarded the history of the Easter side of my tree. I have since expanded my research to all sides of my tree and then some. I appreciate those that have taken pictures of my family headstones and hope to be able to help others during my travels.

I am now a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. I love doing genealogy and exploring my ancestral lines. I have an uncle on my Mom's side that provides tons of information.

My ancestors may be gone, but they are not forgotten.
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Kathy L. Harper Kidd
Hoffman family
I love working on family genealogy. Enis Howard Hoffman married my great aunt, Hazel M Harper.
Added by Kathy L. Harper Kidd on Mar 29, 2017 3:38 PM
Joan Riddle Giles
John Walker Riddle #41997749

Just thought you might like to know 'the rest of the story' about J. W. Riddle!

John Walker Riddle was married three times, and Susan Patience Whiting was the third of his wives. They had no children, but she had five from a previous marriage to William Luce.

J.W.R.'s first wife was Rebecca Jane Jennings. They had two children--Alexander Pancoust and Cassius Kirk. Rebecca died on 12 Oct 1849.

J.W.R.'s second wife was Rachel Harriet Close. They had six children--Charles Meigs, Laura Jane, Catherine Isabella, George S. Kemble, Margaretta and Anna. John and Rachel were divorced.

So the mother of Catherine Kocher and Margaretta Hassenfritz is Rachel Harriet Close, who is also buried at Millcreek Cemetery under the name of Rachel Close Stewart, #125827891. Her daughters Catherine and Margaretta are linked to her.

Quite an entanglement, isn't it!!!

Joan Riddle Giles
Added by Joan Riddle Giles on Dec 23, 2016 12:13 PM
Kay Parker McCary
RE: Valentine Kelley - Memorial #81058436
I've researched this family a little just because they are a "Sabine County Texas family" and no relation to me. Valentine T. Kelley's father is Elijah "Lige" Kelley (b 1828 in GA) and his mother is Nancy Shepherd. V.T.'s father is listed as Lige Kelley on his Texas Death Certificate but no mother is listed there. I've found 6 siblings for V. T.: William Marion, James Edward, Wiley, Martha M., & Nancy A. Elijah, Nancy and the first 5 kids are listed in Newton Co., TX 1880 census. The family is listed in Newton Co., TX 1870 census and they are in Jasper Co., TX in 1860. Hope this helps.
Added by Kay Parker McCary on Nov 28, 2016 2:37 PM
Harold Prestridge
RE: Prestridge Family
First let me apologize for not writing sooner. Here is my email address halprestridge@aolcom If you will send me an email address, I will invite you into my Ancestry account. There you will find tons of pictures and documents on the family.

All the best,
Your cousin Hal
Added by Harold Prestridge on Apr 25, 2015 2:03 PM
Harold Prestridge
Prestridge Family
Hi JM, send me an email to with an email address you would like me to send you a personal invitation to my web site. I have almost 100K family member. Including our direct ancestors and any Prestridge/Prestidge/Prestage family members in the USA.

All the best, Hal
Added by Harold Prestridge on Mar 19, 2015 9:23 PM
Kevin Titus
RE: Elizabeth (Newcommer) Mosier
Thanks so much for sending the link to the book. It is a remarkable document. While I did not find what I was looking for it confirms that Elizabeth Newcomer Mosier is probably not Levi's Mother.


Added by Kevin Titus on Mar 11, 2015 7:48 PM
Kevin Titus
Elizabeth (Newcommer) Mosier
I see you are related to Elizabeth Mosier. I was wondering if you knew any more information on her. I am trying to link her to a possible son Levi Mosier b. 1832. Who is my 3x Great Grandpa

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Kevin Titus
Added by Kevin Titus on Jan 29, 2015 6:57 PM
Sherry Paterick Keith
Marshall I. Taylor Pamplet
Hi JM,

You mentioned that you had this document for Marshall Irvin Taylor b. 1894 and d. 1975. I would love a copy. Do you have it scanned as you can email it to me at

Thanks so much,
Added by Sherry Paterick Keith on Jun 16, 2014 9:13 AM
Re: Catharine Longwell Close
Thanks for the quick response! I am descended through Adam & Catharine's daughter, July/Julia Ann Close who married John W McClintick. I would be interested in seeing what is in the Riddle book.

Also, I'd love to see even the abstract of Thomas Longwell's will. Does he mention a sister, Catharine Close? I recently received an actual copy of their brother, John Longwell's, will. It confused me as he lists giving money to his 6 sisters, whom he listed, including Catharine Close. However, at least 5 of the 6 were deceased at this point! It really confused me. The only one he mentioned as deceased (in a round about way) was Mary. I think he listed all of his siblings because he never married. But, giving money to his dead sisters has me baffled. I thought this will would 'prove' that he was Catharine's sister, but it only confused me!

(you can email me at drleeds at sbcglobal dot net)
Added by Dana on May 15, 2014 9:15 AM
Catharine Longwell Close
Hi! You are maintaining a page for "Catharine, wife of Adam Close." She is my 4th great grandmother. I, too, believe she is a daughter of Matthew Longwell, but I'm still trying to prove (or disprove) that fact. Do you have anything that might help me? I just hired a genealogist in PA to help me out, too, so I'm hoping to document this so I can continue researching this family.

Added by Dana on May 15, 2014 7:42 AM
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