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Robert V Darst (#46905328)
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Bio Photo Native to Zanesville, OH, I am the son of the late Dale Denver Darst and Peggy Eileen Lewis and have resided at Dallas, TX since April of 1983. I graduated from The Ohio State University in March of 1982, with a B.S. in Education.

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My passion for family history started the day I visited The Alamo at San Antonio back in early 1984; witness to a painted portrait of Jacob Calloway Darst, whom I later realized was a first cousin (5 generations removed).

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Joe Verreau
re: Agnes Lydia Gerlach, nee Scott
Robert, I see you have created memorials for various of the Scott and Rife families of Cheshire, OH. Perhaps you know enough about those families to help me with a point of confusion. My wife is related to the John Gerlachs of St Louis Mo. He married Agnes Lydia Scott who is memorialized at 58471438. According to her death certficate, attached to her memorial, she was the daughter of Alexander Scott and Ellen Rife and was born in Cheshire. However, in the memorials for her parents I see no reference to Agnes Lydia. I see there is a daughter in this family named Lydia E listed in the census of 1870 who was of a similar birth year and actually a son Charles H. listed in that census. Both of these would have been born before Emma Scott who is the first child listed on the memorials for Alexander & Ellen. Can you offer me any insight?
Joe Verreau
Added by Joe Verreau on Nov 30, 2015 8:20 AM
Nancy Clay
DeLinn Cemetery- Henderson, WV
hi DeLinn Cemetery is also now known as Henderson
Added by Nancy Clay on Nov 20, 2015 1:39 PM
Dan Rooney
Hi, Robert, thank you for all you do. My grandmother was Grace Gilmore Rooney, daughter of Darius Gilmore, granddaughter of Matthew Gilmore (1824-1892). Mary Ruth Gilmore, dau. of Matthew Luther Gilmore, is married to Douglas Darst. So Mary Ruth is a 3rd cousin, a few times removed. How are you linked to Douglas?
Added by Dan Rooney on Nov 05, 2015 10:42 PM
Helen Geisler Pickens
Opal Mae Darst
Opal's parents are my husbands great great grandparents. I have done a good bit of research on her line so if you need anything let me know :)
Added by Helen Geisler Pickens on Nov 04, 2015 6:29 PM
73322125 Diana Josephine "Annie" Teaters Rollins Matheny
Hi, Please take a look at 143668006 Hesekiah Elsworth Johnston. I believe he may be the first husband of Annie, but there are some differences I can't account for, and perhaps you can, such as the middle name. Thank you, and have a wonderful day! Whispers 47982459
Added by Whispers on Oct 01, 2015 4:11 PM
Russ Pickett
TSgt Gard Darst Groce, Jr
Hi Robert,

I recently created a short bio for him on Find A Grave and thought you'd like to see it since you sponsored the page. :-)

It is located here:

If you have any questions or additional info you'd like added please let me know....

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Russ Pickett Find A Grave # 46575736
( Vietnam Army Veteran - Sergeant )
Added by Russ Pickett on Sep 26, 2015 5:56 AM
James Harvey Sharp; #58857431
I am hoping that you can help me with a death date for Eliza Frances Hooper Sharp. Since you had linked a son, Harvey, to them before any information had been added to their memorial, I am thinking you know something we don't. Their headstone is devoid of information except for their rather common names. Last night I found an obit for the father, Thomas, giving a list of the surviving family (including Harvey). His "aged wife" is alive at that time. Since I haven't found a death record for Eliza, I am going to try to search for her obit, but it looks like this will be a page by page search of old papers, so I need to narrow down the death range. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
Added by texnative on Jul 15, 2015 6:04 AM
[Pat Wynn
Susan Hauck
I am wondering if you know exactly where Susan E. Hauck is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in West Virginia? I think I attempted to contact you several times. I have been attempting to discover the exact place. She is my Great Grandmother. Ant info you can give me would be much appreciated. Thank you. Pat Wynn
Added by [Pat Wynn on May 28, 2015 7:55 PM
Marcia Stanley Klaas
Mary Catherine Dotson
My grandmother was daughter of James Dotson and Mary Ann Stackhouse.

Marcia S Klaas
Added by Marcia Stanley Klaas on May 26, 2015 2:51 PM
Cheri Willard
Leon Herman Durst
Hello Robert,
I am trying to locate Herman Ray Durst, son of W. J. Durst or his descendants and I found that you have maintained the site for Leon Herman Durst. Can you tell me if the name Durst through the genealogies of the Darst family name had been changed to Darst and if you have spotted any relation to Herman Ray Durst? He could be in his early to mid 70's if he is still living.
Thank you for your help.
Cheri Willard
Added by Cheri Willard on May 13, 2015 1:31 PM
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