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Billie (Morris) Barushak (#46923336)
 member for 7 years, 3 months, 7 days
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Bio Photo I have been interested in researching my family history since about 1995. I am researching (my mothers side): Hoopingarner, Leclercq, McFarland, Williams, Purcell. (My father's side): Morris, Orman, Furry, Baker, Kirby, Staley.
(my husband's family): Barushak, Myers, Jones, Cox, Petitt, Hansbrough, Jewell.

Please contact me if we have a connection or if there is a correction that needs to be made. When adding photos and/or creating memorials I research the person so I may be able to link them to family and be as accurate as possible. Please realize that we are all human and mistakes are made. So please let me know if there is something I should add/change.

Also, I believe that family should be with family, if possible. I have no problem with transferring out of Find a Grave guidelines to family. Please, just simply send me a request and let me know your relation.

Feel free to use any photos I have taken for your own personal genealogy research. It would be nice if you would credit me with the photo.

A few poems that I enjoy:

(Author Unknown)
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
So many years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

By: Pamela A Harazim

Come, look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white,
Faces proud, still, and serene.
I wish I knew the people,
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories,
Are lost among my socks.
I wonder what their lives were like,
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.
If only someone had taken time,
To tell, who, what, where, and when,
These faces of my heritage,
Would come to life again.
Could this become the fate,
Of the pictures we take today?
The faces and the memories,
Someday to be passed away?
Take time to save your stories,
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours,
Could be strangers in the box.
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Carol Wolf Britton
RE: Fredrick Britton #84238414
Thanks for the info. Will add to this site and remove mine.
Carol Wolf Britton,
Added by Carol Wolf Britton on Oct 18, 2014 3:52 PM
Karen Kirby
RE: looking for info
Nice to meet you cousin!! Well I guess we are half cousins?? My line comes down through Anna Dalton, John's second wife via their son, Leonard.
They had 3 children that I have found, Sarah, Leonard and Benjamin. I've just started trying to find info on Anna Dalton but no luck so far.
I did find a lot of Kirby's in Decatur Cty, IN and many of them had photos. That line descended down through Benjamin.
If I learn of anything about Either of John's wives I will certainly pass it on to you!
Added by Karen Kirby on Oct 08, 2014 12:46 PM
Karen Kirby
looking for info
John Kirby is my 6th Gr. Grandfather. I'm looking for information on his wife Anna Dalton.

I'm new to this and new to researching my family!
Added by Karen Kirby on Oct 05, 2014 2:25 PM
Vivian McGowan
Thanks for the transfer.
Added by LT on Sep 29, 2014 8:14 PM
Deborah Ridgway
Frieda Van Vorst.
I have sent an edit on Frieda and once he attaches the parents then I can delete Frieda. I just need to know he is still active out there. If he does the edit then I can send him the others and once we delete the dupes we should be OK...Sorry for not getting back but was in the hospital for a week
Added by Deborah Ridgway on Sep 23, 2014 5:32 PM
Cliff Blanchard
Calcutta Cemetery
Just posted about 50 photos to your memorials in West, Section 4 (A thru B), and noticed some differences in the spelling of names. You may want to link the spouses who are on the same headstone. Makes it easier tracking family.

Check with or whoever you like to the siblings. Many are buried next to the parents.

Have fun!
Added by Cliff Blanchard on Sep 19, 2014 3:14 PM
Tina Galey-Horrall
Julia krnato
Hi, she is located at same area. If you create a memorial, let me know:-)
Added by Tina Galey-Horrall on Sep 18, 2014 6:26 PM
Cliff Blanchard
Calcutta Cemetery
Billie, So how do you like the Cemetery Book that the Clay County Genealogical Society published? It really helps doesn't it!
Added by Cliff Blanchard on Sep 18, 2014 10:16 AM
Michael J. Petrie
RE: Janice Lorraine Oskey Becher
Added by Michael J. Petrie on Sep 14, 2014 12:15 PM
Cliff Blanchard
Harry Miller Wells (#135734085)
Billie, Added a photo. Check the death date on the headstone.
Added by Cliff Blanchard on Sep 13, 2014 12:00 PM
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