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jim gillis (#46829573)
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Bio Photo I got the genealogy bug when my great-aunt's grandson sent me a photo of my 2nd great-grandparents on their 50th wedding anniversary with the entire family. Only 4 people in the photo were identified. Since that time I have contacted relatives I did not know I had. I have also been able to identify everyone in the photo now. I have done research not only on my surname but grandparents, 2nd great-grandparents on both sides. I especially love doing research on my mother's parents because Parke County has a great website. I am at a stand-still on my own surname as I don't know exactly where in Prussia my 2nd great-grandfather was born. I always love to get in contact with new "cousins".
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RE: Mary Hannah Lee at New Harmony
Hi Jim,
You're most welcome for the photo & use it if you'd like. I live across the highway from New Harmony Cemetery & when the weather gets better I'll try to get some more of your photo request.
I'd also like to take the time to thank you for making memorials for many of my relatives on my mothers side buried in Helts Prairie.

Take care,
Added by A Friend on Nov 17, 2014 7:35 PM
Patricia [FERGUSON] Gerkin
RE: parents of Lola Payton Ferguson
Hi Jim
This is what I was told by Darryn Lickliter in an email when he transferred my grandparents memorials: "Your grandparents are buried next to Sarah and William Payton. They have a large stone, but there are few other stones, (as I recall), around them. I think I mentioned before that there was a small stone for Lola but it is flat and their graves are on hill. The grass has probably covered it up."
Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated.

Added by Patricia [FERGUSON] Gerki... on Nov 09, 2014 6:42 PM
Patricia [FERGUSON] Gerkin
RE: parents of Lola Payton Ferguson
Hello Jim. I sure wish I did have a photo of her parents. I have photos of grandparents- Lola Nancy Payton and Fred Preston FERGUSON and a photo of William Daniel Payton and Sarah A. HEACOX's headstone, but no personal photos of them. If you do happen to come upon a photo of them, could you get me a copy- I would be ever so grateful!--and I would love to buy a copy of that a book on the Adams Cemetery. Lola is supposed to be buried next to her parents, but I have been told that her and her husband's headstones have become buried and are no longer visible.
If you would, could you keep me apprised of your progress? I am hoping to make a trip down to visit the Adams Cemetery next summer, health permitting.
Patricia [FERGUSON] Gerkin
Grayling, Michigan

Added by Patricia [FERGUSON] Gerki... on Nov 07, 2014 11:34 PM
Cliff Blanchard
Denman Cemetery
I agree! Get with u later.
Added by Cliff Blanchard on Nov 07, 2014 6:48 PM
Cliff Blanchard
Denman Cemetery
Never did get there yet.
Added by Cliff Blanchard on Nov 07, 2014 11:39 AM
Cliff Blanchard
Denman Cemetery
No, we didn't make it yet. Hope to later.
Added by Cliff Blanchard on Nov 07, 2014 9:07 AM
Geraldine Barnett
Mt Oliviet
Thanks for the obits. geraldine
Added by Geraldine Barnett on Nov 02, 2014 6:48 PM
Jake Roberts
RE: Robert Johnson spouse of Betsy Hawkins Barnes Johnson
I'm sorry. I have no information regarding Betsy Hawkins' second marriage to Robert Johnson.

I didn't previously contact you. Perhaps it was my late brother, also a genealogist, who shared my same initials. He passed away in July.
Added by Jake Roberts on Nov 01, 2014 8:35 AM
Geraldine Barnett
RE: Virginia Lawson
Hi Jim. No haven't returned to canvas Denman yet. I guess will have to see what the weather does now. Just a busy time with my daughter's medical problems and helping with the grandgirls. I will let you know. geraldine
Added by Geraldine Barnett on Oct 31, 2014 7:08 PM
Jake Roberts
RE: Robert Johnson spouse of Betsy Hawkins Barnes Johnson
I'm sorry - I have a number of Johnsons in my database, but I have only two Robert Johnsons - neither of whom were married to a Betsy Hawkins Barnes. I also have some Hawkins' and some Barnes', but again no matches.

Can you give me more information? Perhaps my search of my own files could be improved, then maybe I'd get a hit.
Added by Jake Roberts on Oct 30, 2014 5:52 PM
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