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Kaaren Crail Vining (#11705756)
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Hi FINDAGRAVERS. Love researching. Especially family names like WALKER, RILEY, CRAIL, WATKINS, ASHURST, PURDY, BERRY, WILSON, BATES, POWELL, DAY, LINTON, RANDOLPH, LEWIS, WARNER, TALIAFERRO, THORTON, VINING and many earlier links. I am willing to transfer to relatives of someone within 3 generations but not of my own family listings and their ancestors.I don't get to get online very often so my response is not as often as I would like. Thank you for info you may share and your patience. Good Gravehunting!
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Garry Casson
Almedia Crail Horsfall
Two of Jonathan T. and Mary Horsfall's children were Joseph (wife Mary)who gave birth to William Horsfall b 1847, and Jonathan (wife Elizabeth) who gave birth to William Horsfall b 1847. The latter is the medal of honor winner and my wife's great grandfather. I believe the former William born the same year and son of Joseph may be the husband of Almedia Crail.

Garry Casson
Added by Garry Casson on May 19, 2015 5:24 PM
Garry Casson
Almedia Crail Horsfall
Kaaren, It notes Almedia married Wm Horsfall on Jan 16,1875 but Wm's first wife, Laura B Tucker, who he married on 9/6/1871 didn't die until 8/14/1897. All that I heard about Wm's 2nd wife is that her name was Lucretia. I'm wondering if Almedia's husband isn't another Wm Horsfall besides the Medal of Honor winner who, as I said, is my wife's great grandfather. I have lots of information on Wm Horsfall and his first wife as well as their children, but I'm totally surprised with the claim that Almedia was married to him. I'll be researching Almedia some more but I'm absolutely certain about my information on Laura B Tucker, who my mother-in-law was named after.

Garry Casson
Added by Garry Casson on May 12, 2015 6:23 PM
Garry Casson
William Horsfall
My wife, Linda Marie (Shoptaugh) Casson is the great granddaughter of William Horsfall. Linda's mother, Helen Laura (Schweikert) Shoptaugh, is the daughter of Charles Herman Schweikert and Laura Mae Horsfall, who's father was the Medal of Honor recipient. Any interest in transferring William's record to me? Garry A Casson
Added by Garry Casson on May 12, 2015 5:04 PM
Kay Jordan
Thank you!
Hi Kaaren, Thanks so much for transferring my 4th great-grandfather to me.
Added by Kay Jordan on May 11, 2015 4:45 PM
I enjoy your interesting bios and your colorful, historical subjects. As a fan of yours I added you as my Friend.
Keep up your good work; it does not go unappreciated. I also admire your generous spirit in helping others.
JoAnne #48136895
DAR #828111
Ancestor: John Coombs,Jr Virginia
Added by IRISANA on May 08, 2015 6:33 AM
John Blakemore Sellers
RE: Lady Diana Skipwith Dale
Please send along her memorial #. I can't find her or her husband.
Added by John Blakemore Sellers on May 07, 2015 12:54 PM
Evangelist Robert Howard
Rev Ivan R Chester, Mem#5480694
Hello Ms Vining:

Wondering if you're related to the Chester's. Ivan was our pastor, at First Baptist Church, here in Rock Springs, from about 1956-59. Was Ivan Conservative Baptist? The church later went over to the liberal, ABC, but most of us, including my mother, remained very Conservative. You have such a beautiful photo of the Chester's! They were so great for us! Can you please reply?

Evangelist Robert (Rob) Howard
Interim Pastor
New Bethel Bible Baptist Church
(Independent / Non-affiliated / Fundamental / Authorized King James Bible-only)
1412 Lowell Ave Rear
Rock Springs WY 82901-6068
text/cell: (307) 212-2247
Added by Evangelist Robert Howard on Apr 09, 2015 7:50 PM
Dave Purdy
Thank you
My name is Dave Purdy and I am a direct descendant of Samuel Purdy of Falmouth, Ky. through his son Martin Luther Purdy, via his son Daniel Boone Purdy, then my grandfather Louis Purdy, and my father Walton Daniel Purdy. I just want to thank you for all the work and postings that you have provided regarding the Purdy family. My Dad passed away in 2001 having only heard the words Falmouth Ky. mentioned as a possible homeland. He knew nothing of his family history. Apparently when Daniel Boone Purdy came to Arkansas from Kentucky, he didn't talk much about the past. My son Joseph Daniel Purdy began asking questions that I couldn't answer a few years ago and he started looking into and found the wealth of information you had supplied. Again, we can't thank you enough. We hope to find out more about Samuels father and his ancestry by going to the Wheeling West Virginia area to dig up anything we can about the indian massacre. So the hunt continues. Thanks again and God Bless You..............Dave
Added by Dave Purdy on Mar 04, 2015 9:12 PM
Dancing With Ghosts
Capt Joseph Rutherford Walker
Capt Joseph Rutherford Walker Find A Grave Memorial# 5755541. I am the one sponsoring his memorial.
I believe we have discussed this before my friend. Capt Walker's memorial should have been marked famous years ago when you first listed him. He is famous on so many different levels. I know I tried and was fighting an ongoing losing battle with the old crew running Find A Grave.
If you are game, I think it might be time to try again.
I know it can not be approved with the bio that is on it now because it is from somewhere else.
If I am not being forward, let me try writing one to send to you to try again.
Let me know and take care

Dancing aka Debbra
Added by Dancing With Ghosts on Feb 24, 2015 12:25 AM
John Walker=Katherine Rutherford burial location.
on the grave record for John Walker=Katherine Rutherford, given as "Nottingham Cemetery" Chester County PA. There's a reason that there is no grave marker commemorating their death---namely, this is not where they were buried. Their actual burial site is in what was once the West Nottingham Presbyterian Cemetery on the Nottingham Lots, which lies on the Chester County-Cecil County border. The cemetery was in what is now Rising Sun approximately across the street from the old High School. The confusion about this is driven by White 1902 who had information that they were buried in the cemetery of the West Nottingham Presbyterian MH, but didn't exactly know where it was. (Her book shows a picture of the Quaker Nottingham Cemetery, which is something else again--John and Katherine weren't buried there either.) The confusion over whether they were buried in Cecil county or Chester county stems from the fact that this location is close to the Mason Dixon line. The Walkers were living in this general area, probably thought of their homeplace as being in Chester County So that's what got passed down, eventually coming in to the hands of White. After the Mason Dixon line was established the area became firmly part of Cecil County. The West Nottingham Presbyterian church relocated several times from its founding in the early 1700's. At one point it was located at the mouth of the Octoraro (then called The Mouth of the Octoraro MH). Later they moved North to what is now called Rising Sun. Eventually the congregation divided New Side-Old Side, only to become reunited at a later date. At that time they build a new Church south of Rising Sun, still in operation today. Some, but not all or even most, of the graves at the old Church were moved to the new (or at least their headstones were. Eventually, in the 1960's the old W. Nottingham Presbyterian cemetery in Rising Sun was plowed under and converted to homesites. So there's no trace of the cemetery today. Which is to say, you won't find John and Katherine's tombstone here either, but this is where they were buried. The cemetery they are currently described as being at was not established until long after their deaths.
Added by Bill on Jan 31, 2015 4:53 PM
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