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Barb McQueen (#47086615)
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Bio Photo I am an avid geneologist and enjoy helping others locate their ancesters and possible info found on gravestones. I live in Clark Co Illinois and would prefer to only recieve requests for Clark County. Lately I have been getting requests that are very far away. My close friend, Judy Bucher worked with me for findagrave. Since her passing last year, it is harder to find friends willing and/or able to help me. I am a retired special education teacher and have been involved in Wabash Valley Geneology Society and several other groups. I believe in keeping very active and walk several miles each week. This keeps me in shape for travel and for findagrave.
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Carole Lee Alexander
Rev War Patriots
Hi Barb, Harriet and Sarah are descended from two Rev War Patriots who have markers at Hebron Cemetery in Anderson County, Ky. Their father is descended from William Alexander and their mother is descended from Jeremiah Phillips. I arranged special ceremonies honoring their service.

Good luck with your project.

Added by Carole Lee Alexander on Oct 10, 2015 6:11 PM
P. Vaughn
RE: Are you Philis
Hi Barb-
The Joseph Layton is son of Thomas Layton and I believe that John Layton was the next older brother of Andrew Layton (my line). John was "Adam" Layton in 1850 census records. His wife, Catherine died at about 1851 or 1852; he remarried to Elizabeth Crocker, and was seen as John Layton thereafter. Elizabeth Crocker was the sister of Richard Crocker who married Angeline Squires..they had a son Jesse Crocker who married Rosetta Layton, Andrew Layton & Mary Ann Squires youngest daughter. The Squires & Crockers intermarried with the Laytons several times. So I would be very interested in what you find out on him!
Thanks much for what you're doing!
Added by P. Vaughn on Oct 06, 2015 2:02 PM
Karen Bracey
Thank you so much for the wonderful photo of Bertha Medsker's grave marker.
Added by Karen Bracey on Oct 05, 2015 3:01 PM
P. Vaughn
RE: Are you Philis
Hi Barb-
Yes, it's me. I got your email last night. Talk to you via email for additional family info.
Added by P. Vaughn on Sep 19, 2015 5:19 AM
Suzanne Barclay
Reta Pafford
Her maiden name apparently was Leatherman. My surprise cousin, Mark, grew up with them (H.L. Leatherman and Family Co, Martinsville, Illinois).

Reta was nearly 5 years older than my uncle, Ernest Maitland Pafford, DDS, who went to dental school in Illinois (Northwestern, probably). He died when he was 62 from "kidney failure" but more likely as a result of the fact that he drank so much. He looked horrible then but had been a VERY attractive young man.

Even though Mark was born just 16 days after I was, no one (except my uncle and maybe my grandfather) knew he existed until he called my mother in 1978 and she gave him my phone number (we lived in Mass. at the time). He came out on the bus from Illinos to meet us; I was nervous that I wouldn't recognize him, but he came off the bus looking JUST LIKE his "alleged" father. I would be very ticked to find out about that marriage (probably less than 9 months before Mark was born, I am guessing !) and/or if the funeral home has heard a word from Reta (or received Reta !) THANKS !
Added by Suzanne Barclay on Sep 13, 2015 1:58 PM
Suzanne Barclay
RE: Reta Plafford
Whatever you can do and whenever it works for you would be wonderful.

My first cousins (who never even knew of Eric Mark, their 1/2 brother until he was over 30) haven't been given ANY information about him. I was born 16 days before he was and my mother (his aunt) never knew about him until he called her out of the blue in 1978.

Mark and his 1/2 sister, April, went to our grandfather's door and were told to come back later (when no one answered the door !)

My grandfather changed his will and left Mark $1. My grandfather died in 1986 and Mark's last letter to me stated "I want my $1." Mark died in 1987.

So, although I know the chances of finding Reta alive are slim; but if that stone is still blank without her death date, I'm going to keep looking for her so MAYBE we can find out what the real truth was. THANKS !
Added by Suzanne Barclay on Sep 09, 2015 6:23 PM
Suzanne Barclay
RE: Reta Plafford
Hope things are less nerve-wracking for you. When do you hope to return home ? I'm pretty sure Reta died since 2009 but am very curious.

If you know anyone else who I should contact (to take the burden off of you), please let me know.
Added by Suzanne Barclay on Sep 09, 2015 2:43 PM
Suzanne Barclay
Reta Pafford Plymouth Cemetery
Hello. You had photographed Reta Pafford's stone in 2009 and it only showed her birthdate. Next to her stone is one for my first cousin, Eric Mark Pafford which states "son" on it.

My mother (age 91) is ALWAYS saying "you should have" which is true in this case (but don't tell her she is right !!!) My uncle (a scoundrel) apparently married Reta when she was expecting Mark (as we called him) but NO ONE seemed to know about that wedding. In 1978, Mark tracked me down and we met several times before his passing.

My uncle married again (a redheaded daughter who he kidnapped from her mother) and then again and had my 2 first cousins now living in Arizona.

I "should have" asked Reta about that first marriage but didn't. I have made a number of attempts to find her (she would be 94 now) but no luck. So. The bottom line: can you easily find out if there is now another date on her stone, indicating she has died ? If she has, I would like to have that date AND I will no longer look to find her among the living. Thank you VERY much.
Added by Suzanne Barclay on Aug 21, 2015 3:04 PM
RE: Great grandparents
I'm sorry I do not know anything about the Abell and Malone families.
Added by Audrey on Aug 16, 2015 6:37 PM
RE: Adopted daughter's children
Just wanted to let you know that I directly sent you a private email yesterday on Catherine Ann (Abell/Malone) Tinsman. Since then, I was able to find more information on the couple I think are her birth parents. I was able to confirm that they had a daughter named Catherine Ann Abell. Please tell me if you have not received my private email.
Added by thegentlemansurfer on Aug 09, 2015 9:11 AM
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