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Megan Heyl (#47120986)
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Bio Photo Hello,
I'm a wife, mother of two, Mother in Law and new Grandma, keeper of the fur babies, and enjoy not only genealogy, but scrapbooking, amateur radio and traveling.

Areas of research include Southern Illinois, Arkansas, Missouri, Michigan, Canada, Germany, Wales, and Cherokee Indian Nation in Oklahoma. I have been working on our family history since Jan 2008.

I will post my photos to families and their memorials first. Family belongs to Family.... they are not just "numbers" to us. Any requests for transfers of relatives will be considered and most likely honored - but please do not try to grab every surname grouping, keep it as close to your direct line as possible.

Keeping the memories of our ancestors alive is something we should all strive for - our history is something to embrace!
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Demaris Miller
RE: Thurman fix
Sarah Rainey was the mother of William Rainey Thurman. She was a grandmother of William Rawlings Thurman.

Stephen Decatur Thurman (80929405) and Minerva Adeline Skillern (80929530) were the parents of William Rawlings Thurman (14764198).

If it matters, Philip Thurman and Kesiah Penelope Kirkland were the parents of Eli Thurman.

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Added by Demaris Miller on Nov 25, 2015 7:44 PM
Demaris Miller
RE: Thurman fix

Stephen Decatur Thurman's father was Eli thurman, who was born 22 April 1784 in Chesterfield District, South Carolina and died 10 March 1842 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee. Eli Thurman was buried in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Dunlop, Sequatchie County, Tennessee -- 80928937. Eli and Sarah Rainey Thurman had six children whose names I know: William Rainey, James Axley, Asahel Rawlings, Nancy, Elizabeth T, and Stephen Decatur.

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Added by Demaris Miller on Nov 25, 2015 8:29 AM
Alford (Alfred) Lyles
Please post this to his bio. Source: Goodspeed's 1889 History of Texas County, MO. (The sketch was about his son Dr. Stephen Decatur Lyles, but mentions his parents.)

Stephen D. Lyles, M. D., one of the leading practitioners of Texas County, was born in Monroe County, Ill., October 25, 1858, and is the son of Alfred Newton and Mary (Walker Lyles, natives of North Carolina. The father died in Illinois in 1 63, and the mother in Missouri in 1870. He was a Methodist Episcopal minister, was also engaged in farming, and at one time was a circuit rider. After the death of her husband Mrs. Mary Lyles moved with her family to Greene County, Mo., where she died. After the death of his father, Stephen D. Lyles was obliged to make his own living.
Added by Linda on Nov 21, 2015 7:42 PM
RE: Found it!
Thank you for all the work you do helping people locate their ancestors.
Added by Shirley on Nov 20, 2015 9:08 AM
Charlotte Sherwood
Thank you very much for the transfer.
Added by kate on Oct 20, 2015 6:46 PM
Mary Ellen
RE: Curious about relationship
After checking with others in the group, I sort of figured that out. You aren't working with our website or our group but rather are working with Jan P. to copy and paste info from our site to Find A Grave.

Our volunteers have spent a lot of hours researching, typing and posting the info which you have felt free to appropriate and put out as your work without attribution? Jan is not part of the group working on the website; she does attend monthly meetings sometimes. She is not someone who is a spokesperson for the group or has any role in which she can authorize anything.

If you have information to contribute that does not already appear on the FOS site, please feel free to contact me.
Added by Mary Ellen on Oct 13, 2015 5:54 AM
Mary Ellen
RE: Curious about relationship
So who are you working with on which website? I am the "editor" of the site and am the person uploading the obits and making the corrections to them etc. . the group of people is relatively small (I think that there are only 4 us? along with a couple of others who are helping with typing but send their stuff to me? I have never received anything from you?
Added by Mary Ellen on Oct 12, 2015 7:40 PM
Mary Ellen
Curious about relationship

I see that you have a number of the memorials and have added info in Silverbrook cemetery in Niles.

It looks like you are related somehow to my grandmother's sister Bessie Canfield Webber?

PS: You should check out the website if you haven't do so yet. (I work with the group adding obits and other content.)
Added by Mary Ellen on Oct 09, 2015 8:55 PM
Bennett Russell
John Robare
Would his wife be Agnes Dupuies/Dupuis, daughter of Joseph Dupuies?
Added by Bennett Russell on Sep 24, 2015 8:02 PM
m hendriksen
RE: Dowd Headstone
Absolutely ! Send me a text when it's done to my yahoo address and I'll put it on my "priority" list. With so many requests at Holy Cross I have been trying to do as many in the same block as I can at the same time. This way you will be at the top and since I already know where she is, it's just a quick trip to that area. Yes, I'm that familiar with many areas of the cemetery with block 11 being one of them. I'm so happy that she will be on her stone ! Please just let me know when. Martha
Added by m hendriksen on Sep 18, 2015 3:50 PM
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