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Norma Witt Blair (#47015121)
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Alfred Jones Vantrease Cemetery
Thank you. Did you notice the message below yours. Several memorials were added based on your adding Alfred. It just seems odd that the few I added from the cemetery survey are the only ones not on the list that you and another contributor have used. I just want people to be in the correct place.
Added by MN on Oct 04, 2016 9:07 AM
Alfred Jones Vantrease Cemetery
I created this cemetery and he is not on the survey.
So why do you think he is buried here? Seems that someone has added a lot of people that according to the survey were not on the list. There were only 4 people on the survey so where did all these other people come from? The others including Alfred are listed as being in Vantrease Family Cemetery 2 miles West of Alexandria in Wilson CO. Doesn't should like the same place to me and none of the ones I added are on that list.
Added by MN on Oct 04, 2016 6:34 AM
Mary Ellen "Molly" Cowart Henderson
Hi Norma -
I do appreciate your efforts on the above name. It is a very confusing situation we have here. You sent me links for her assumed parents, however those same parents have already been linked to another person with almost identical info in Morse Cemetery Okemah, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma -- please see Memorial# 64130505.

These two women have obviously been mixed up since their names and their d.o.b. are so very similar. I therefore am uncertain as to who the parents of Molly (here in Limestone Co) actual were.

Because of the mix-up and the confusion, I feel its better to leave the memorial entry as is. That being with data as found on TXDC and from census. If her parents can be found and proven, and the situation with the other name taken care of, I will be happy to link her accordingly.

Until the situation is straightened out I will have to decline your edit request on the parents.

Added by Deb on Oct 04, 2016 1:22 AM
Terry Reed
Lorene Archibald
Dear Norma,

Thank you so much for noting that Nane and Papaw (Lorene and RL Archibald) were actually 'married' on June 10, 1932! Nane told me the story of their elopement many years ago, but as she said: when they left to be married, they arrived at the town but the preacher was not there! So, their first night of marriage on June 10th (her birthday) was not actually "official" to the government but it sure was to God, her and Papaw! And, in Texas, common law marriage was clear -- they presented themselves to the public as man and wife, and consummated the marriage, so ... they WERE married on June 10, 1932, no matter what a piece of paper may say elsewhere. My son and his fiance know the story and chose June 10, 2017 for their wedding date, JUST LIKE NANE AND PAPAW! :-) I'm the first grandchild, Terry, daughter of Gayla Jo and Howard Reed, Sr. Hello, cousin!
Added by Terry Reed on Oct 02, 2016 1:08 AM
Philip Mattoon
Hello Norma,

(My mother's name was Norma.)

No headstone for Philip? Or illegible? I will be in Deerfield the weekend of October 7th. With all of the Mattoon descendants (including me), I can't believe that no one would have captured a picture of his headstone, if it existed.

Thank you!
Bernadette Kelly
Denver, Colorado
Added by Bernadette on Sep 27, 2016 12:34 AM
Rebecca S
RE: Mattie Crabb
Hi Norma,

I'm sorry for the late reply but I don't go on find a grave as much as I do you have an account with them? I would be more than happy to share my tree information with you if you do have an account. Mattie's maiden name is: Martha Isabell Kennedy

So that makes us cousins....great, always nice to have another one. Feel free to reach me at my email address which is:


Added by Rebecca S on Sep 14, 2016 12:51 AM
Hazel Inglis
William Maze /Elizabeth-Rachel Jacobs
Lydia WITT...

Hello there Norma, indeed it took me long enough to get back to you. I am neck deep in genealogy these days and love every minute of it.

I am seeing in a couple places "Lydia Witt". I also see where you posted the name. Do you know any specifics on this? Dates, children, grandchildren ? I would love all this information to add to the Family history. PLUS to add to Grandpa Williams and Grandmas Find A Grave pages where the information should be listed.

Thank you.

If you do send this info, That would make you a Great Aunt to me ??
Added by Hazel Inglis on Aug 04, 2016 10:05 PM
Not a problem, have done the same thing before.

Another helpful contributor made me aware that if you send an Edit Request and later want to remove it, Go to the EDIT TAB, under it is DISPLAY, click on the drop down arrow and choose ďEDITS I HAVE SENT THAT ARE PENDINGĒ then find the one you sent and click on the X to remove it.

I have found this new feature to be very helpful many times.

Added by Grave_Walker on Jun 08, 2016 7:26 PM
Michael Stock
RE: Looking for Blankenships
Hi Norma,
First of all, thank you for responding to my email. I canít tell you how excited I am to obtain information about the man and family who raised my Dad. Other than my Grandmother, Zora Mae, Iíve never spoken with any member of the Blankenship family.

Iíve come across a document that I would like to send you regarding the Blankenship family. Some of the information goes back to 1340 identifying Thomas Blenkinsoppís efforts turn his home into a castle and additional information about the arrival of our first ancestors in 1686.

Itís the 1686 date that fascinates me. Iíve found were Blankenships fought on both side during our Civil War and even Dwight Blankenshipís name on a wall for D-Dayís Missing-In-Action but, itís the 1688 date that peaks my interest; do you know if any of our ancestors took part in the American Revolution and if so, on which side? It would be nice to know after all these years if our forefathers thought of that war as a ďRevolutionĒ or an ďInsurrectionĒ.

I believe I already mentioned that I will be in Missouri in June. Iíll be flying in on Saturday, June 11th and leaving on Tuesday, June 14th. The purpose of my trip is genealogy research and until your email, I was going to spend my time with my Brother-in-Law, Bill, and a group of researchers in the Princeton MO area. But, now that Iíve discovered a real live relative I have to ask; is there any chance I could meet with you during my visit? Time and place would be totally at your convenience.

Michael Stock
408.723.8961 residence
408.316.4939 cell
Added by Michael Stock on May 19, 2016 7:41 PM
Michael Stock
Looking for Blankenships
Hello Ms. Blair,
My name is Michael Stock and after a long absence Iím back again into genealogy research.

I'm looking for the Blankenship side of my family. Zora Mae Blankenship was my Dadís (Leland H. Stock) mother and Iím very interested in learning more about the Blankenships, especially her father, John P. Blankenship who raised my Dad.

My brother-in-law and I will be in Missouri from June 11th-June 14th searching for any & all information regarding our families and any information you could share regarding the Blankenship family, friends or residences would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Michael Stock
San Jose, CA
408.316.4939 cell
408.723.8961 home

PS I found it interesting that we both do volunteer work for Find-a-Grave. I just left my Rookie year and am now entered my 2nd year.
Added by Michael Stock on May 17, 2016 3:02 PM
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