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Cheri (#47094916)
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William Oakes, b, March, 1823,Pittslyvania Co,VA, d. 8/27/1898, Benton Co, AR. Married Malinda (Wright) about 1844 in Fentress Co, TN. She was born 4/20/1820, Overton Co, TN, d. 09/18/1859, Benton Co, AR. Both buried in Oakes Family Cemetery, Bella Vista, AR.
John Wesley Oakes, b. 4/4/1858 Bentonville,AR, d. 01/05/1933, Bentonville, AR. Married Mary Elnora (Castor) 03/21/1880 in Bentonville, AR. She was b. 07/28/1859, Wilkes-Barre, PA, d. 5/10/1941, Bentonville, AR. Both buried in Oakes Cemetery, Bella Vista, AR.
Claude Horace Leaton, b. 12/13/1887, La Marr, MO, d. 01/31/1979, Waterloo, IA. Married Anna Maude (Oakes) on 06/14/1914 in Bentonville, AR.
She was b. 12/31/1890, Bentonville, AR, d. 09/04/1975, Waterloo, Ia. Both buried in Woodlawn
Cemetery in Oelwein, Iowa.
Walter A. Blume, b. 5/24/1916, Sumner,IA
Dorothy Jane (Leaton), b. 11/01/1916, Oelwein,IA. My mother passed away August 9, 2013; just 3 months shy of her 97th birthday.

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Sallie Gibson Ervin (Abafukubbee)
Calvin David Ervin was my 2nd great grandfather - his son William Lee Ervin fathered James Calvin Ervin, who fathered my father, James Calvin Ervin, Jr. (if that makes sense!)

C.D. Ervin married Abafukubbe, aka Sally or Sallie Gibson (apparently an Americanized name of her choosing), who I believe was the DAUGHTER, not granddaughter, of Hopiiskini(one of many ways to spell that!) aka Little Leader. Some information I've found has stated that Sallie was half French. However, I've also found information that says that Hopiaiskitini, while in his late 60's, still had young children.

My great-grandfather, William Lee (Bill) Ervin is listed as 1/2 Choctaw on the Dawes Rolls, Roll # 12045. If his mother, Sally, had been the granddaughter of Hopiaiskitini and not full-blood Choctaw as some have stated, my great-grandfather would have only been 1/4 Choctaw.

Does anyone have any information to substantiate any of this? If so, I'd love to hear from you!
Added by Virginia on Sep 18, 2015 6:18 PM
Kristine Mcwherter Cornelius
Transfer please
Would it be possible to transfer my 4 times Great Grandparents...their names are
Michael E. Hileman 68277697
Mary Milligan Hileman 68277753
Thank you very much....
Kristine Mcwherter Cornelius (#47990649)
Added by Kristine Mcwherter Cornel... on Aug 14, 2015 2:15 PM
Robin Doucette
family Bible
Hi Cheri,

My name is Robin Soyars Doucett. Pleasant Soyars was my third great grandfather. I noticed that you mentioned a family Bible that identified some birth/marriage dates. Do you have access that you could please make me a copy? Or do you know where I may get a copy of those records from the Bible?

Pleasant Soyars and his wife, Louisa Jane Gray, had a son named Henry Jackson Soyars. Henry and his wife, Nannie Sheila Wall, were the parents of Desmond Merriwell Soyars who was my paternal grandfather.

I am familiar with the Soyars cemetery off of the Horseshoe Rd and the Hyler/ Hylton Cemetery, but I don't know exactly where the Moore Soyars Cemetery is located.

I would appreciate any help you can give me, especially in regards to the family Bible. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks so much for your help!
Added by Robin Doucette on Aug 06, 2015 6:04 PM
Bernard Johnson
Henry Oak
As I said this was my first stop and the niche photos are now there.
Added by Bernard Johnson on Jul 13, 2015 2:37 PM
Bernard Johnson
Henry Oak
I am finally getting up to the Bay Area tomorrow, and one of my first stops will be to get a photo of Henry Oaks at Chapel of Memories. I will have it posted on his memorial about a week later.
Added by Bernard Johnson on Jul 06, 2015 9:05 PM
Laura Lee Earles
Joab Jr.'s 2nd wife
Hi Cheri,
My name is Laura Lee Earles, and I am the great granddaughter of Joab Anderson Oakes Jr and his second wife, Sallie Lee Terry. They had only one child, my grandmother, Mary Maud Oakes Earles, born January 4, 1906. She married Jason Hiram Earles of Axton, VA. They had 2 children, my aunt, Catherine ("Katherine") Cornell Earles, and my father, Emmitt Hampton Earles. Emmitt married Aloma Barnes Earles. Emmitt and Aloma had two children, my brother Edward Hiram Earles and me, Laura Lee Earles. Eddie married Leslie Kay Huffer. At Aunt Katherine's funeral this weekend in Martinsville, VA, where she and my dad grew up, the Oakes relatives told me about all the info on the internet about Joab Oakes Sr. Joab Jr. is buried in our family plot, in the Martinsville cemetery, along with all of the above mentioned people except for Eddie and me. Mama and Aunt K were cremated and we have not yet had them interred, but that will happen in the future. Last year I had Aunt K's DNA done and posted it on and on the site (can't remember the name) linked from National Geographic's genome project. I'd love to hear from any relatives. Someone called and left a ms on my phone, saying he was a cousin, but the line was cutting in and out and I couldn't get his name or information. I have also had difficulty correcting/accessing the info I put in on Aunt K in My email address is Thank you so much for the site and all the info! Laura
Added by Laura Lee Earles on Apr 25, 2015 6:38 PM
Kathi Wiley
Oakes in KY & TN
Greetings Cheri
First of all Thank You for sharing your hard work with other family historians. You're a good example to me as another Find A Grave contributor, to up my participation. I appreciate your efforts.

Do any of your Oakes wind up in Wayne or Russell counties KY and/or Jackson, Macon counties of TN. I have Oakes that marry into the family line of Spivey and Marcum and Dutton. My time frame is about 1775 in VA. -> 1840 TN/KY.

If any of this rings a bell or if you can point me in the right direction, I'd be grateful.
Thanks for your time
Kathi Maynard Wiley
Added by Kathi Wiley on Apr 17, 2015 9:14 AM
Linda Hagedorn Finley
RE: Elziabeth Blume #34710842
I definitely will forward any other information found. So happy to help others find family members.
Added by Linda Hagedorn Finley on Feb 08, 2015 5:17 PM
Harold & Bonita Meier
RE: #63418407 Herbert Klammer
No relation but, my Mother worked for old Klammers back in the old days. We are from Oelwein also. Where is the Blume family buried? I had associated the name Blume with the beauty business. Thanks Bonita Meyer Meier
Added by Harold & Bonita Meier on Apr 21, 2014 5:26 PM
Gayle Foster
RE: Louisa Kirby #66534217
Nichols and Oakes ---

I am also related to Oaks/Oakes so I guess we are distant cousins. I am descended from Martha Oaks Nichols, daughter of John Oaks and Elizabeth Barton.
Question.... Do you know where they were in 1840? I haven't found them on census.
What is your family legend about their move to Benton County?

Hope to hear from you.
Added by Gayle Foster on Sep 30, 2013 9:10 PM
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