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Candie Freeman (#46495666)
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Bio Photo I am a native of Cabell County, WV, born and raised, and a 1998 graduate of Marshall University with a BSN in nursing. I have been blessed with 3 children and 8 beautiful grandchildren.
Of all the things I take pleasure with, genealogy is my passion. It has been my hobby for over 25 years. In 1997, I volunteered to coordinate the Cabell County, WVGenWeb at I can't post the cemeteries I've read fast enough on FindAGrave.
Most of my entries on FAG were done before they added the update to link parents and spouse. I work on adding this information every day. Please DO NOT take the photos I've posted and add them to your family tree on These are my photos and taking them without my permission is stealing and against the law. Please do no post death certificate taken from WV Culture web site to my entries on FAG.
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The 2X Margaret Higgins Mystery
Hi Candie,

I'm trying to figure out the mystery of the two Margaret Higgins in Lawrence County, born circa 1835 - 1840.

The first Margaret Higgins shows up in the 1850 census as the daughter of John and Sarah Higgins, age 15. The census records in succeeding years are inconsistent about her age, but a Find-A-Grave record ( gives a birth date of 1835, a death date of 1899 and married to David Franklin. No parent is shown on Find A Grave for this Margaret Higgins.

The second Margaret Higgins shows up in the 1850 census as the daughter of Thomas Higgins at age 13. (Not sure why Thomas' wife Hannah Corn isn't listed in this census as Hanna is listed in all the later ones.) This Margaret Higgins' age is consistent in the following census years with being born around 1837-1838, and she is the one married to Charles Peyton.

The Find-A-Grave entry for Margaret Higgins Peyton (listed incorrectly on Find a grave as 1831 but shown on tombstone as 1837 as birthdate) ( shows Sarah Payne as her mother.

My father, John Jones, descends from Thomas & Hanna Corn Higgins. He remembers her as great aunt Margaret Higgins Peyton and his cousin was Margaret Higgins Franklin.

So my question is: How does Find-A-Grave work to identify relationships? Do you have access to a death certificate to identify Sarah Higgins as the mother of Margaret Higgins Peyton? Or is the proximity of this Margaret Higgins Peyton in this particular cemetery the way the parentage was determined? or ???

Thomas Higgins & John Higgins, as you probably already know, were brothers, and their parents were John Higgins & Margaret Dennison Higgins. To make things more confusing, both the brothers John & Thomas Higgins have sons named Reuben and William.

It's VERY confusing!! Thanks in advance for digging through this email.

Best regards,

Gail Jones-Nemeth

Added by GJ-N on Aug 30, 2015 5:56 PM
Frank L. Cain
wrong date

Find A Grave Memorial# 18961747
Margaret Higgins Peyton sorry I was born in Widen Clay County, way before you and Thanks for putting all these names on Find a grave God Bless Frank
Added by Frank L. Cain on Aug 27, 2015 5:52 PM
Memorial# 107672216
Can you please process the edits that I sent you for this memorial?

The parents you have listed for this memorial are incorrect.

The parents you have linked here are my 2nd great-grand-parents and they never had a daughter named Chloe.

Appreciate you removing these linkage to the parents you have noted here for her.

Thank you so very much.
Added by on Aug 22, 2015 1:45 PM
Bruce Kappele
Hein Transfer
Hi Candie,

I have the baby of William Robert and Emma L. I would like to transfer the site to you so they can all be together.


In fact, I have some other family Heins. Would like them all?

Bruce Washington Kappele
Find A Grave #47455395
Added by Bruce Kappele on Aug 16, 2015 2:10 PM
Linda Frazier Meredith
Charles and Virginia Frazier
I sent an edit for Charles (107481455) and Virginia (107481460) Frazier who are buried in White Chapel. He is my uncle and am hoping you will transfer them to me. My Find A Grave #127344572.

Added by Linda Frazier Meredith on Aug 15, 2015 3:23 PM
Dan Ewing
Thomas Cemetery
Thank you for sending all the additional information for some of the Memorials I created at the Thomas Cemetery. I have made all of the appropriate updates.
Added by Dan Ewing on Aug 10, 2015 2:28 PM
Roy Whatley
Is Culloden near Huntington? I'm impressed with your background and geneological knowledge. What would be a reliable, inexpensive website to use for geneological research?
Added by Roy Whatley on Aug 03, 2015 7:41 PM
Cassandra Griffith
YOu have several of my family members listed in both White Chapel and Woodmere. I would like to speak with you about transferring them over to me as I have bios and pics
Added by Cassandra Griffith on Jul 30, 2015 8:44 PM
Deborah Russell
RE: Emma Spears Anderson
Hi Candie,
First, thank you for all the work you did to try and find answers. Its been 2 years of searching and so frustrating when I keep hitting brick walls. I have searched wvculture so many times only to come up empty. Now one thing I did find was Georgia's birth record and it list her parents as Tho Craig and Emma Spears and that she was born in Lawrence ? So no idea if she was born in Ohio or WV. And I have Emma's father as Robert Spears but no idea if this is indeed correct. I will plug all the info into my tree and see if anything pops. At one time I found Emma in the home of her grandparents, last name Pully. Why couldn't our ancestor's have made it easier for us???

Added by Deborah Russell on Jul 28, 2015 9:04 AM
Deborah Russell
Emma Spears Anderson
Emma was my great grandmother. Her daughter was Georgia Mae Craig. I have been researching her lines and am at a brick wall with Emma's mother Jane. Some have her maiden name as Pully, Meadows and Nealley. Would you have any documentation as to what her maiden name was and who her parents were? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Deborah Russell
Added by Deborah Russell on Jul 23, 2015 1:12 PM
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