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Alma Darling (#47106545)
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Please let me know if you would like for me to transfer a memorial to you. I find it fulfilling when families are together. Thank you to the many volunteers who post pictures, I have been so excited to see pictures and information about ancestors appear on This is a wonderful, giving community...thanks for volunteering.

Using the Historic Newspapers on the Library of Congress site, I make memorials and also post obituaries on Each of these obituaries is before 1922 and is in the public domain. The message by each obituary notes the paper and the date, as suggested in the FAG guidelines.
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RE: Elizabeth Lewis Martin
Hi Alma,
Sorry it took me so very long to reply. I just kept forgetting....not much of an excuse, but there it is. Yes I would love to learn as much about the Martins & Taylors as I can. Fascinating family and I feel humbled to be their descendant. I'm on Facebook with a personal pg and as a member of Taylor Family Assoc., which I think you are too. I have a copy, although not very good, of Dr. Samuel Davies Martin's, "Pamphlet" of Martin family genealogy, his will, marriage register, marriage contract...etc. You noticed I put "Davies"...that's how he published his name on his "Pamphlet".
Anyway, thanks for offering to collaborate!
Added by elreid on Mar 12, 2015 5:16 PM
Cindy Lacey
I saw you posted a clipping on John Boley #90210464 at Grand Pass, Mo and it said he had 2 brothers. Do you know the names of his brothers and his parents?

I am looking for the Boley Family. I see there is a Spence Boley#79545019 also buried at Grand Pass, Mo. also I am wondering if they are related? I am looking for a Spencer Boley and do not know if this is the person I am looking for.

I am looking for Mary Jane (Boley) Coates she was the 1st wife of Joseph Franklin Coates (aka James, Frank, Joe)#49391221, their Son Alfred Franklin Coates #89157418 is Buried at Grand Pass, Mo also.

Mary Jane (Boley) Coates Father was Benjamin Franklin Boley #104441598 Mother was Mary (Ross) #104277403, I do not know their children other than Mary Jane (Boley) Coates (aka Jane). Any help with this I would be Great.
Added by Cindy Lacey on Feb 23, 2015 9:04 AM
JoAnne Peake Lotspeich
RE: Mrs. Elvira Scott
Your welcome, but I am at a loss as I can't remember sending anything out on this lady, lol. I'm old and forget easily once it's done. I went to your profile page and only see one SCOTT listed, so how did I find you, oh my. Don't laugh age does funny things to us, but we still have fun and I do enjoy meeting people on Find a Grave.

Often I go to website's via goggling Civil War diaries, or Oregon Trail just to see what is there. I enjoy reading the diaries and when I find a name and story, I then go to Find A Grave to see if they are listed, often times they are not and should be, then I try to find a relatives memorial, if there I then contact the manager of the memorial to use as necessary, I'm not into quantity of memorials.

These diaries are filled with information, and makes me grateful I was not there. In fact I would not even have gotten on the Mayflower, no no not me just send me a card. Certainly would not have gone on the Oregon Trail. Thankful my folk did though. Cheers.
Added by JoAnne Peake Lotspeich on Feb 17, 2015 10:23 AM
Maj. John Martin & Elizabeth Lewis Martin
Major John Martin--my DAR patriot (#784770048)& Elizabeth Lewis Martin (#78477161) are my 4th great grandparents.
Elizabeth Lewis Martin was the daughter of David Lewis and his 3rd wife Mary McGrath (widow of Dr. Hart). My Elizabeth Lewis Martin was only married once and that was to Major John Martin.

Mary McGrath (Hart Lewis) had a sister named Elizabeth McGrath who was the wife of (1st)John Lewis, (2) James Taylor.

source: Lewis, William Terrell, "Genealogy of the Lewis Family In America....", 1893,pgs. 359-378

Things can get so confusing! Would appreciate correcting Elizabeth's info.

Thanks, elreid

Added by elreid on Feb 04, 2015 5:31 PM
Marsha Miller
William Byars
Thank you so much for posting the newspaper clipping on William Byars. It is wonderful....Marsha
Added by Marsha Miller on Nov 01, 2014 3:16 PM
Patricia Endicott
Find A Grave Memorial# 78702122
Re: John Lapsley Yantis

I would like to use the information contributed by Find A Grave contributor Ann Salilsbury 47359592 and the memorial you have done, along with the headstone photo for John Lapsley Yantis for my personal data base, my Ancestry tree, and a book I am making for personal family use, please.

Thank you for considering my request.

Added by Patricia Endicott on Oct 15, 2014 6:14 PM
Lillie Hagan
Thank you for the transfer! What a pleasant surprise! I only mentioned the relationship so you know I wasn't some random person sending updates about her.

Sherry :)
Added by Sherry on Aug 04, 2014 12:46 PM
marylin scott
Mrs B. Carmack Guinn
Mrs. B. Carmack Guinn should be taken from the Salt Fork Cemetery list and put with South Fork, Pettis County. The South Fork Treasurer told me she and her husband are buried there. Thanks
Added by marylin scott on May 01, 2014 1:11 PM
marylin scott
Salt Fork Cemetery- B. Gwinn
I found the treasurer of South Fork Cemetery, Pettis County, close to Sweet Springs, MO. She had the list of burials and found that Bartholomew Gwinn and his wife Mrs. B.(Carmack) Gwinn are buried there. The obits say Salt Fork which are wrong, and the Death Cert. for him looks like someone meant South instead of Salt (Fork Cemetery.) This has been a puzzle for me so I am happy to have it solved. Please remove.
Thanks! Marylin Scott
Added by marylin scott on Apr 28, 2014 3:25 PM
Sandy Omtvedt
On memorials # 79632497 (Charles H. Harrison) his date of birth is 26 Oct 1866 and date of death is 13
Apr 1936.
His wife Pauline #79632581, her maiden name is Holliday and her date of birth is 17 Jul 1867 and date of death is 15 Dec 1944. This information can be verified by looking at their death certificates, Missouri # 41833 for Pauline and #15762 for Charles. Both can be found on Missouri death records on line if you need to verify them. It would be great if you would update this info. Thanks, Sandy
Added by Sandy Omtvedt on Apr 22, 2014 11:26 AM
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