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Sherrie Paty Barber (#46947141)
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Bio Photo I am the author of the 400+ page book "Odom Oracle" covering 6 generations, from about 1815-post WWI years, of the Odom family from Middle Tennessee westward. Many of my contributions to Findagrave have been related to this book and the over 3000 family members mentioned therein. I have posted vitals directly from either death certificates or pictures of tombstones. I also wrote a true crime book in 2010 based on a 1916 murder in Cannon County, Tennessee, "Murder on Fodderstack Knob".

Presently I am working on a book about men who registered during the three World War I Draft Registrations. In addition to my own family gravesites I have also added men and families that are included in the veteran listings I am currently writing biographies about.

My husband and I live in Osceola County, Florida.
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Barry Gates
RE: Hannah Marie Peaslee Preston
Hi Sherrie, I meant to get back to you much sooner than this. I forget if I mentioned this in my original record or not, but Milton MA has this record of her death there:

Index to Deaths in Mass.: Preston Hannah (Peaslee) Milton 1883 v.347 p.269 Death.

Mass. Vitals, v.347: Deaths, 1883, Milton, p. 269: n. 29: d. " [June] 17, Hannah (Peaslee) Preston, F., Married, a. 39 y. 11 m. 17 d., of Consumption, d. " [Milton], occ. ___, b. Sandwich, N.H., par. David & Ruth, par.b. Pittsfield N. H. Sandwich N.H.

I'd be interested to see what the Kane County records say, exactly, if you can get it.

Their 1881 marriage was recorded in Dedham, which is in Norfolk County, and was then shared with the state (the MA counties not being involved in vital records).

For Florence Jean's birth, I have:

v. 323: Births: 1881: Hyde Park: p. 282: n. 153, b. " [Sept.] 10 [1881], ___ Preston, fe, b. " [Hyde Park], par. Henry M. + Anna P., f.occ. carpenter, f.b. Auburn N.Y., m.b. Sandwich [... N.H.?, folded].

Marietta (Flint) Preston was the sister of my wife's great great grandfather, Nelson Pitts Flint, 1854-1919. The eldest member of our family is Carolyn Woodward, b. 1921, daughter of Bertha (Flint) Woodward, Marietta's niece. Carolyn remembered Marietta only as a very young girl.

From 1904 until their respective marriages, Florence and Pearl came back and were living with Henry and Marietta, at 55 Baldwin Avenue in Everett (Middlesex Co.), Mass., or, at the very least, they kept up with mail and visitors received there.

I have yet to prove whether Lillone/Lillian & Blanche/Bertha Whitten, or Gertrude Preston, surviving daughter of Henry and his 1st wife, Mary McDuffie, ever did the same.

Marietta and Henry are buried at Flint Cemetery, South Middleton, on part of the old Flint Farm, which was from the cemetery to the river bridge, and eastward, out to the power lines.

The Maddens are the Flint descendants still in that area. They owned the farm to about 1980, and again, briefly, around 2012. My wife's grandparents are the next family branch from them, both branches descending from common grandmother Bertha (Flint) Woodward. There are two other branches that are one generation further removed, Gleasons and Snows, also buried there, and Merrills, buried elsewhere. Then comes your husband's branch.

We should stop there, but it goes way back to the 1630s, much of it linked on Find-A-Grave, omewhat reliably.

Feel free to ask me about any of it. Also feel free to ask me anything about the house or farm or whatever. Way way back, I'm Flint too, but on two totally different lines, back at the 1st generation off the boat.

Best of luck,
Barry Gates
Beverly MA

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According to the Kane County, Illinois Death Index Hannah died in 1884-1885. Henry was her second husband, married 22 Apr 1881 Norfolk County, Massachusetts. Their first daughter Florence Jean was born Sept 1881 in Massachusetts and second daughter Pearl was born 1883. Pearl was born in Kane County, Ill where the family had moved circa 1882. Henry moved back to Massachusetts after Hannah's death. He remarried 17 May 1885 Marietta Flint in Essex County, Massachusetts.
Pearl Preston, died 1933, is the mother of my dearly beloved mother-in-law who is 88 years old.
Respectfully submitted,
Sherrie Paty Barber
Added by Barry Gates on May 05, 2016 10:13 AM
Robie Merritt Loriaux-Roberts
RE: Foster Finley Rigsby #10d8879157
Thanks for the reply. I also have the original DeKalb County Cemetery book and you are right it has Young Bend Cemetery. Just not use to seeing too many DC's that are wrong.

I have contacted Find A Grave to tell me how to merge my memorial with yours.

Thanks again, Robie
Added by Robie Merritt Loriaux-Rob... on Apr 04, 2016 5:03 AM
Robie Merritt Loriaux-Roberts
Foster Finley Rigsby #10d8879157
Hi. I was working on my history and came across the above entry. Your entry has him buried at Young Bend Cemetery.

I also have a Find A Grave entry with him buried at Mt. View Cemetery.

His DC says he is buried at Mt. View.

Just wondering about this as to which is correct.

Robie at
Added by Robie Merritt Loriaux-Rob... on Apr 03, 2016 6:29 AM
Paula J
Andrews Jackson Barber # 8706752
You have requested a link to his wife. Since there has been much confusion regarding this individual, do you mind sharing your source? Thanks!
Added by Paula J on Mar 11, 2016 3:44 AM
Nancy Shepard
Just confirming your edit of changing the name to Shephard. She is next to Samuel Shepard, whose name is spelled without the "H". Are they related? Cemetery records have it without the "H".
Added by Merf on Mar 05, 2016 11:31 AM
Mai Foster 98242521
U.S., Social Security Death Index 1935-2014
indicates that she died Jan 1985
Added by ault on Feb 28, 2016 2:13 PM
Shawn Riley
RE: Padgetts
Thanks Sherrie for filling in the dates for some of the Padgett headstone. Very much appreciated.
Added by Shawn Riley on Feb 26, 2016 3:39 PM
Johanna Zundel
RE: Maggie Bell Wilkerson Fish
U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 also states Maggie as Maggie Wilkins Fish.

James W. and Martha's marriage license is listed under the name Wilkins. County historian states they went by Wilkins here in Smithville. Yet the SS app is writ in as Jim G. Wilkins. So it's all in who spoke and who wrote!

It's as confusing as my Thomason family! Thomason, Thomasson, Thompson, Tomson... and the list goes on and on. LOL

Added by Johanna Zundel on Feb 03, 2016 5:12 PM
Johanna Zundel
Maggie Bell Fish
Hello Sherrie, I don't know if I left a message long ago or not but I happened to wander to Find A Grave...

Maggie was my 2nd great grandmother and I'm wondering where you got your information regarding her birth and her maiden name. Do you have documentation stating her actual day of birth?

I have also been told by the local historian here in DeKalb County TN that her maiden name was Wilkins. Her father being James Wilkins and her mother Mary H. Jones. Would love to have/know your information sources.

Maggie went by "Mag" and Riley went by "Sam". Mag was a midwife here in Smithville for many years.
Added by Johanna Zundel on Feb 02, 2016 4:52 PM
Gay Hobt Morton
Joseph Quarles
Thank you so much for the transfer. I will see what else I can find out about him.
Added by Gay Hobt Morton on Jan 01, 2016 8:10 AM
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