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Janet McColley Franklin (#46939738)
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Bio Photo Hi,

I've been doing genealogy since 1979 after my dad died. I realized I didn't know much about the family.
I'm from Indiana but after my husband died I moved to Kentucky where my sister lived. So now I spend time putting family info on here and work on my tree. I feel it's an act of love and I can come visit any time I want.

My children are my pets. After my two passed away, Fefe was almost 18 and Trixie was 16. I rescued a HavaMalt who was like 2 months old and named him Charlie Chan. I also have a cat named Scooter Pie. He picked out his name himself. I tried naming him different names but they didn't seem to fit and he didn't respond to any of them. One day I was looking at some scooters and thought that would be a cute name. I yelled out Scooter!!! and he came running to me. Now I have also Mommacat, she was abandoned here at the trailer park and she had kittens, she was malnourished, loosing her hair and too skinny to be feeding kittens. Sadly only one survived and she has made herself at home with me. Her name is Sophie. I think she's about 3 months old right now.

I also write poetry and make jewelry, flower arrangements.

I'm researching McColley/Sosbe, Neal/Baughman, Trees, Hills, Trowbridge, Branyan, Hook, Yemmons, Johnson, all kinds of spellings for Sosbe, plus more. It was exciting to find out I'm related to Cindy Crawford and also Drew Carey.

Thank you all for putting a memorial on my family's graves, they are appreciated God bless.


Also if I have any family and you are closer related to that person, I will be happy to transfer them to you.
And if you have any info I'll be glad to add it.
God bless and keep you,

Janet McColley Franklin
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RE: Joseph Trowbridge.
You're welcome. I also recently moved Joseph's daughter Bersheba and husband Levi Goff Denny to the Samuel Denny Cemetery. I was recently contacted by a relative who has a bible that says they were buried in the Denny Cemetery and the only Denny Cemetery around at the time was this one. They probably never had headstones either because they don't show up in the Cemetery Book and Richard never found one for them either.

Added by mhj on Feb 18, 2015 4:01 PM
James Cowin
RE: Elnora (Nora) Sosbe
you are more than welcome.
Added by James Cowin on Oct 22, 2014 6:58 AM
Harmond Snider
I sent you an email containing an attachement containing a copy of his will which shows him to be deceased in 1822. Hope this helps.
Added by Wendy on Sep 15, 2014 8:06 AM
Vickye Blatherwick
Phebe Davis Simmons
Hello "cousin", how do you descend from Pheoe and Jordan Simmons? Thanks.
Added by Vickye Blatherwick on Aug 01, 2014 7:54 AM
RE: Frank McColley
You're very welcome... there were a couple more McColley's in the same area... are they related also?
Added by charli on Jul 29, 2014 9:00 AM
RE: Catherine Neal
Very welcome.
Added by BALN on Jul 07, 2014 7:25 PM
Catie & Will
RE: Cynthia Casey
I just went thru the newspaper and found that Mrs. Casey's burial place was in Fairview cemetery. It can be found on page 1 of the Tipton Daily Tribune, Feb. 5, 1926. Her obituary was on page 8 of the same paper.
Catie and Will
Added by Catie & Will on Jun 24, 2014 11:47 AM
Catie & Will
RE: Cynthia Casey
My husband's great-grandmother was married to Jesse McColley. Because of this relationship, my mother-in-law knew Cynthia and attended her funeral, and so, was certain that Cynthia was buried in Fairview cemetery by her husband. A good many widows don't have headstones. The husbands usually had one if they had served in the military.
We have excellent cemetery records (although the earlier ones are rather spotty) and obits in Tipton county.
Hope this helps,
Catie and Will
Added by Catie & Will on Jun 24, 2014 8:45 AM
Wanda Quinn Bradford
RE: Minnie Mae Slaton
Thanks, Janet.

You are so right about the mistakes that just keep going forever! I try to make sure I have accurate data and make corrections whenever I find mistakes. Many others are not too concerned about accuracy. I've been doing genealogy as a hobby since I was a young teenager and learned over the years how very important having the correct data can be. I've found obituaries published several days (or even years) before the date of death on tombstones and yet the contributors sometimes don't believe it. I don't see how an obituary can be published in the newspaper BEFORE a person dies. :-) I don't push it, but do give them the info. It is more common that I had ever realized to have the wrong dates on tombstones. An older genealogist told me that in olden days, it might be several years before a tombstone could be purchased and by then, the dates were often "blurred" in the family's memory.

I'm retiring from my job on Jan. 1. YAY! If I can ever help in any way, just let me know.

Best Regards.


Added by Wanda Quinn Bradford on May 30, 2014 8:32 AM
Connie Clark
RE: Dorris Hendrickson
You are very welcome , it was our pleasure . Connie and Wayne Clark
Added by Connie Clark on May 30, 2014 3:57 AM
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