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Lisa Bailey
RE: Frankie Jane (Box) Boyd #86017656
Bill- Your email address doesn't show up on your profile. -Lisa
Added by Lisa Bailey on Jul 08, 2014 1:29 PM
Lisa Bailey
RE: Frankie Jane (Box) Boyd #86017656
Thank you for checking on this! Frankie's brother Roland was the father of Margaret Sue Box Young (my mom's best friend from preschool through college). "Boxie" died last month.
Added by Lisa Bailey on Jul 08, 2014 12:15 AM
Lisa Bailey
Frankie Jane (Box) Boyd #86017656
There are 2 records for Frankie Jane (Box) Boyd same birth/death dates and husband, but in two cemeteries.
#129186739 is showing in Board Branch Cemetery (created by "Lola Fry" contributor #46916178)
#86017656 in Lone Grove Cemetery (created by you)

Do you know which cemetery is correct?
I sent an email to Lola on May 28, 2014, but have received no response.
Added by Lisa Bailey on Jul 07, 2014 8:57 PM
Barbara Pargament
Lillie Dell Smith Horton
I rec'd a correction on Find A Grave to correct birth date of Lillie Dell Smith Horton from 1891 to 1895 by her granddaughter, Cleda Lane #47724593. She was the mother of David Horton Jr. #59106963.

Barbara Pargament
Added by Barbara Pargament on Jul 06, 2014 7:05 PM
Loretta Russell
John William Barger
I have corrected the error on John's Memorial, thanks for bringing it to my attention Sincerely Loretta Russell
Added by Loretta Russell on Jun 02, 2014 2:41 PM
Little Fir
Thank you for making the links. Several years ago I was helping a friend do some genealogy on her family. I requested some obituary copies from Adair County Historical Society (in Kirksville, MO). The obituaries had been arranged in alphabetical order and copied into a collection that way, so some of the clippings were of her family and others not. I decided to check to see if I could help findagrave with the extra information I had before I threw it away. That is how I came to contact you about the links.
Added by Little Fir on May 18, 2014 4:14 PM
Kathy G.
Ivan and Maxine Klarberg
Hi Bill. Are you related to Ivan and Maxine Klarberg? I was wondering if Maxine is still living. My husband was a cousin of Maxine. I am trying to update my Milbradt family history and came across Ivan and Karen's memorial on here. My husband died in 2008. Thanks for you work on Find A Grave.
Added by Kathy G. on May 12, 2014 10:03 PM
Frank Zellner
Virgil & Rulby Cooper
Hi Bill,

My name is Frank Zellner and my wife is Lela Elaine Cooper who was the daughter of Virgil and Ruby Cooper.

We appreciate your taking a photo of their gravesite. We'd like to add a bio to this memrorial. but would need you to transfer ownership of the memorial to us.

My member number is 48223460 should you be willing to do this. We would appreciate it very much!

Frank Zellner
970 264-2872
Added by Frank Zellner on May 10, 2014 9:43 AM
Janice McAlpine
Francis M. Fields Memorial# 65608834
Francis M. Fields's parents were THOMAS Fields and Susannah Holly/Halley/Holley. Francis was on the 1850 census living with her mother Susannah Fields and brother Christopher Fields:

1850 > ILLINOIS > WHITE > 1 DIST 13, Series: M432 Roll: 132 Page: 346
HH 1139/1139
Susannah Fields 47 [sic, should be 57] 250 NC
Christopher 18 farmer IL
Francis M 14 (f) IL

There was only one Christopher Fields in White Co. of that generation. His biography in "History of White County, Illinois," Interstate Pub Co. , 1883, page 718, says: "Christopher Fields, born in Enfield Township, Sept. 15, 1830, is a son of THOMAS Fields, a native of Tennessee, who came to this county in 1814 or 1815. . . . [Thomas Fields] was a soldier in the war of 1812, and also of the Black Hawk war."

The marriage record for Christopher's second marriage also listed his father as Thomas Fields and his mother as "Hollie."

Thomas Fields married Susannah "Susy" Holly/Halley/Holley on February 29,1812, in Roane Co., Tennessee, bondsman William Brown. ('Ansearchin' News, Tennessee Genealogical Society, Summer 1981, page 81, Roane County, Tennessee, Marriage Bonds -1801-1826. Copied from Microfilm by Eleanor Riggins Barham.)

I don't know why the Find-a-Grave memorials for this family are so messed up. Thomas and Susannah were documented in White Co as early as the spring of 1815 and they had several children, in addition to Francis, who are also buried in the Enfield Cemetery: James Fields Memorial# 65608843; Christopher Fields Memorial# 65608857;and Mary Ann Fields Hawthorne Memorial# 65812568.

They also have daughters-in-law and sons-in-law buried in the cemetery: Manesa J. Fields (Joshua) Memorial# 65608835; Emirilla Fields (James) Memorial# 65608844; Armilda C Johnson Fields (James) Memorial# 64451865; Sarah "Sallie" Boyers Fields (William)Memorial# 65608860; Andrew I. Garrison (2nd husband of Elizabeth Fields Land) Memorial# 65718172; and James Hawthorne (husband of Mary Ann Fields)Memorial# 65812567.


Added by Janice McAlpine on Mar 30, 2014 2:14 PM
Janice McAlpine
Manesa J. Fields Memorial# 65608835
Manesa J. Fields Memorial# 65608835

Either Manesa is linked to the wrong Joshua Fields or the birth date for her husband is wrong.

The right Joshua Fields was born 1823 in White Co., Illinois, died 26 November 1863 at Missionary Ridge, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., Tennessee. Lt. J. M. Fields, Company B, 56th Illinois, is buried in Plot: B 810, the National Cemetery at Chattanooga (not Chickamug).

Joshua Fields married Manesa Jane Orr on 24 Jan 1842, White Co., Illinois.

"Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 29 Mar 2014)
Groom: Joshua Fields
Date: 24 Jan 1842
Place: White, Illinois, United States
Bride: Manesy Jane Orr
Reference ID: P. 140
GS Film number: 977068
Digital Folder Number: 005204400
Image Number: 00134

They were on the 1850 and 1860 censuses together:

1850 > ILLINOIS > WHITE > 1 DIST 13, Series: M432 Roll: 132 Page:
HH 1337/1337
Joshua Fields, 27 farmer 160 IL
Manicia J 25 IL
Jenetta T 8 IL
Susan A 3 IL
Martin W 1/2 IL

Series: M653 Roll: 236 Page: 501
HH 1321/1311
Joshua M Fields 37 Hotel keeper 1500/500 Ill
Mancy 36 Ill
Susan 13 Ill
Martin 9 Ill
Martha 6 Ill
Chas 1 Ill

Manesa was widow on the 1870 census:

Series: M593 Roll: 289 Page: 368
HH 448/440
Manesy Fields 47 keeping house 1000/450 Illinois
Martin 20 works on farm Illinois

As you can see, Joshua was 27-years-old on the 1850 census and 37-years-old on the 1860 census, so not born Nov. 26, 1836.

Added by Janice McAlpine on Mar 30, 2014 1:54 PM
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