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Richard S. Clark (#46794212)
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I have been doing family history research since completing a cub scout merit badge over 30 years ago. As a teen, I began walking and cycling through area cemeteries, noting familiar surnames and wondering if they were related. In high school, I helped a friend's grandmother work on her family history, as she had trouble reading what she had typed. This was "old school" genealogy - collecting and trading books, writing letters to genealogy societies, and contacting various relatives by telephone and mail. Times have changed!

I am also a licensed Amateur Radio operator. Licensed as KA9HTW in 1980 (Novice), upgrading to Advanced class in the spring of 1981. Later upgraded to Extra class, changing my call to WQ9T. I work as a journeyman electrician, and am a member of IBEW local 34, Peoria, for over 25 years. Former member UFCW. I have been married for over 22 years, with two children.
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Dave Jones
Memorial #28028968
In this memorial, you stated that John Jones was the son of Benjamin and Leanna Jones but there are no memorials for either of these people that I can find. Can you tell me where this information came from? This John Jones is my 3x Great Grandfather. Thanks!
Added by Dave Jones on Dec 01, 2016 9:50 AM
Zachary James Evans
Garnett Evans
Thank you so much for making a memorial for Garnett Evans. Until you made the memorial he was a complete mystery to me. If you have the chance, could you send me a photo copy of Garnett's obituary to Thank you.
Added by Zachary James Evans on Dec 01, 2016 6:02 AM
County Farm Cemetery
Mr. Clark,

I just wanted to thank you for the fabulous work you did for the Warren County Farm Cemetery.

That was very kind of you to spend the time to research each person buried there.

I added several pix to your memorials and the only one I had trouble with is the 3rd name on the stone attached to Nolon# 14117256.

Thanks again
Added by dhutson on Oct 13, 2016 11:47 AM
Charles Bennett
Thank you for catching the War/Birthdate problem for Charles Bennett. I know the war is correct, so I will do some more research on the dates.
Added by brknhrt on Sep 09, 2016 1:15 PM
Rene Larson
The Brim brothers
I am so sorry I forgot to delete my photo requests for the Brim brothers in Monmouth Cemetery. I waited two years for a Find A Grave volunteer, then finally gave up and paid someone to go out and take the photos. If your photos are better quality, please post them and I will delete the existing ones.
Added by Rene Larson on Sep 05, 2016 3:19 PM
Joanne Scobee Morgan
Mrs. Philip Lahrman
Well, that was quite awhile ago, but I believe I got that info from a book at the genealogical library about various cemeteries in St. Joseph.

I'm surprised that she isn't in the same cemetery as her brother, if he is her brother. I'll take a look at some newspapers, etc. to see what i can find on that family.
Thanks for pointing it out. Many times those people walking the cemeteries didn't write well and the books had typos, etc. so that in the end it was nothing like the stone in the beginning. lol.
Added by Joanne Scobee Morgan on Aug 14, 2016 1:45 PM
Fran Wheeler
RE: Nelson stones
No problem. Thanks, Richard. I love to photograph stones, and it is a challenge trying to read some of the old ones.
Added by Fran Wheeler on Jun 26, 2016 8:07 PM
Carolyn Hellmuth
RE: Rose Anna Richards Jones
Thank you for your response. I am sure the 1870 and 1880 census have referred to Rose Ann as Roseanna or some deviation. They were not always accurate transcriptions. I have her autograph book which starts when she was a young girl. (Interesting, she has an autograph from her husband, Abraham Jones, years before he became her husband. Since he was 15 years older than her, I guess she collected autographs from a wide variety of people.) In her autograph book, most people referred to her as "Rose" with a few people calling her"Rose Ann". I also have a picture of her when she was about 4yrs. that has her name on the back as Rose Ann. My grandfather, her oldest son, commented that when his sister ordered the headstone for her grave, (many years later), she informed her 3 brothers they each needed to pay 1/4 of the cost, but that even though she had given the correct information for her name, (as Rose Ann) it was incorrect on the headstone. (None of the children lived in Illinois at the time.)
Rose only had 1 surviving brother that stayed in the Illinois area, Eli. Was he the one that Col. Ades? I do not know where Martha was at the time of his death. I do know she spent a lot of time in Jeffersonville and that my grandfather spent much time with her when he was young.
Rose's father was Isaac, one of the younger sons of Townsend Richards. I have family records (I think some of it is DAR stuff) that confirms this. I am currently traveling on the east coast but will be glad to provide you with anything I have as well as pictures of Rose Ann, her father Isaac and at least one of her brothers that I have when I return to Arkansas in July. Let me know where to send them.
Yes, the Jones families are a mystery. I know that my GG grandfather, James Jones, also had a William Jones that died in his early 20's in White County. I have found an Enoch Jones that lived with James Jones in a late 1800 census that is listed as a cousin, (2nd or 3rd maybe) that maybe my line to find out about the lineage back from James's father John who died in Ohio. Trying to verify any Jones, especially ones with the surnames James, John, Paul or William is a nightmare.
Added by Carolyn Hellmuth on Jun 26, 2016 9:28 AM
Reenie Winfrey Carlton

The connection between Cora and Mary J. has been


Added by Reenie Winfrey Carlton on Jun 23, 2016 5:13 PM
Lee Gerstenberger
Thanks for the Bio on my Dad

I just found this site by searching on a relative. I decided to enter my Dad's name and saw this Bio that you wrote. I must say that there are some bits of information that I didn't know. I see by your Bio that you are a Ham as well my call is KA9USG. I'm an Extra Class as well. Where did you find this info?

Thanks and 73's, Lee
Added by Lee Gerstenberger on Jun 11, 2016 8:58 AM
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