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A. L. Topping (#46874247)
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Family history research specialist that works to enhance the Memorials of loved ones and whom I take a personal interest in researching.

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Greek immigrants and their families


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John CR Broughton Duff
Henry Duff's descendents
Dear Mr. Topping,
First of all, thank you for the work you do. I have been searching for information about my Grandfather, Henry Duff for nearly my entire life. My father, Charles Amos Duff of Marietta Ohio was his son. Dad was born 23 November 1920. My Uncle John Virgil Duff, was born in May 1922. Like my Uncle Edwin & Aunt Lotte (short for Charlotte), Dad and Uncle John (who was known as Pete as a boy) also went into the Washington County Children's Home, where they stayed until 1940. Lucy May Shook was their mother too. She rarely visited them at the Home.

Don't be sad about them having to live in the Home. Dad & Pete loved it. I have lots of their photos of them growing up there and they had nothing but praise for Mr. Alfred G. Marcus and his Wife who ran the place. I still have the amber handled safety razor that Mrs. Marcus gave Dad when he graduated from Marietta High School.

I was aware that Aaron Duff and Ann Treadway were Henry's parents, but beyind that, I know nothing about them. Family folklore says that Aaron was a Scot who emigrated to America in 1832 and that Anne was one of the Baltimore Treadway's. I note from some of your other records that Ann was actually Mary Ann and that her father was from New Jersey.

My Dad died in 2002 and Uncle Pete passed in December 2013. Dad was living in Scotland with me and Uncle Pete had lived his whole life less than a mile from the Children's Home. Dad and I visited him there on numerous occasions and in 1993 we all went in search of Henry's grave in Scot's Town Cemetery but we never found it.

I would like to correspond with you to learn as much as I can. my email address is: jcrduff@aol.com

I live in the Isle of Skye in the Hebridean Isles off the West Coast of Scotland.

Uncle Pete was aware of Henry's relationship with Arah Burford but to my knowledge never knew that they were married. We had also not known about John Henry Duff, who would have been dad's half brother.

I grew up hearing stories about Henry Duff - called "Fiddlin' Hen" as much for his mastery of the fiddle as for his philandering. Dad had memories of helping Henry at a Still in the woods making white lighting and selling it in Mason jars.

We also do not have any photographs of Henry Duff. If you could put me in touch with any of his descendents via Arah Burford Duff, perhaps they might have some pics of him? Also, do you know if Henry is actually buried in the same lair as Arah? She was obviously proud of being a Duff, else his name would not appear on her headstone. Perhaps some of her grandchildren might be able to fill in some of the blanks for us.

Thanks again for your work. You cannot imagine how pleased I was when I found the results of your research.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,
John CR Duff
Added by John CR Broughton Duff on Dec 19, 2015 9:41 AM
Oscar Meadows
Virgin Genealogy
Prior message should have read: I descend from Elzy Virgin h/o Sarah Downs. Still living in Greenup County, KY. Wondering if anyone from Eli's line has DNA tested? ovmeadows@gmail.com
Added by Oscar Meadows on Dec 10, 2015 2:42 PM
Oscar Meadows
Virgin Genealogy
I descend from Elzy Virgin d/o Sarah Downs. Still living in Greenup County, KY. Wondering if anyone from Eli's line has DNA tested? ovmeadows@gmail.com
Added by Oscar Meadows on Dec 10, 2015 2:35 PM
John R. Bowman
Hannah Pew-Hufman picture
I have a wedding day picture which shows Salathiel Rush and Melissa Hufman-Rush on their wedding day. Check out findagrave, Hannah Hufman for her picture.
Added by John R. Bowman on Sep 27, 2015 8:39 AM
Sandra Rush
PVT WILLIAM KOON
IAM THE GREAT GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER OF PVT WILLIAM KOON,IAM THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF ADALINE HESSON WONDERING IF THERE ARE ANY PICTURES OF THESE PEOPLE WILLIAM ADALINE ISABELLE,DO YOU KNOW WHERE ISABELLE IS BURIED?I HAVE INFORMATION ON ADALINE HESSON DENNIS IF YOU CARE FOR IT.THANK YOU
ksrush@frontier.com
Added by Sandra Rush on Jun 11, 2015 6:08 PM
Sandra Rush
PVT WILLIAM KOON
IAM THE GREAT GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER OF PVT WILLIAM KOON,IAM THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF ADALINE HESSON WONDERING IF THERE ARE ANY PICTURES OF THESE PEOPLE MILLIAM ADALINE ISABELLE,DO YOU KNOW WHERE ISABELLE IS BURIED?I HAVE INFORMATION ON ADALINE HESSON DENNIS IF YOU CARE FOR IT.THANK YOU
Added by Sandra Rush on Jun 11, 2015 6:02 PM
sueanna kyle
koon ,greathouse,haught,mcmullen,family
Added by sueanna kyle on May 25, 2015 11:33 PM
Bonisue
Mary E. Hanlon/Handlon Mead
Wondering if you are related to this family. I assure there is no "d" in our name. Her father is the older brother of my husband's great-grandfather, Felix Hanlon. Strange enough, Felix's son, Norman, married Bertha Rose Haught so my husband's paternal grandparents are named Hanlon and Haught and I did extensive research on them and published my findings back in 1995.

I am now researching the Joy family of Monroe and Washington Counties, OH and by coincidence, Mary Anne Joy married Rufus Hanlon and so there is a connection to my husband's mother's Joy family also.

Mary E. Hanlon Mead's parents are Rufus Hanlon and Mary Anne Joy for sure. They lived in Ohio, but Rufus died in a Confederate Prison in Tyler, TX on 19 Oct 1864 leaving Mary Anne with seven children ages 3 - 13. She remained in Ohio, but I can't find where Rufus is buried.

I thought Mary E and Samuel Mead were buried in Ohio, but after reading your info, I am still looking and if I find anything certain, will let you know.
Added by Bonisue on Mar 18, 2015 10:15 PM
Darlene
Eunice Koon
If you will send me your email address I can give you the phone number of a cousin who has done extensive work on the family tree. As for the connection with Charles to Eunice as spouse I think that was done automatically by the findagrave site. She was never married. My email is poneetail@yaho0.com. Janice has been researching the family for several years and has a lot of info that should be of help to you. Darlene
Added by Darlene on Mar 13, 2015 9:34 AM
Scott
Walter Glen Salisbury Memorial
Noticed that you lacked the maiden names for Walter's wives' mothers.

Beulah Elizabeth Huber was the daughter of Sidney Huber and Della Gay Nutter.

Naomi Grace Rice was the daughter of Frank B. Rice and Martha Jane Cogar.

Hope this helps.

Scott
Added by Scott on Feb 25, 2015 10:37 PM
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