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Elaine (#47251446)
 member for 6 years, 3 months, 20 days
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Have been doing family research several decades. Researching several family lines including Berry, Chadd, Christmas, Cooksey, Defoe, Hall, Lewis, Nance, Ramming, Richardson, Sanders, Shepherd and Whiteman. Most of these family lines were originally in Virginia or North/South Carolina and migrated to Missouri in the mid to late 1800s via Kentucky/Tennessee/Indiana.

Please notify me of any errors you find in any of our postings. Also would like to hear from anyone with additional information/documentation for subjects of any of our postings.
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Loretta (Willis) Rainey-Fones
RE: Willis line
Hello again Elaine. I've transferred the memorial to you, so it's up to you to add what you wish. This was one of the memorials that my sister had made. I became caretaker of her memorials after she passed away. Her passion, same as mine, was to document what we could, in order to honor those who have gone before us, and in hopes that those in search of them could find them. Any information or photos added to the memorials are added benefits and reflects that person's life. And in answer to your question of the Willis line, no, we are not from the same family tree, not even distant, but I do remember finding the Willis name in my wanderings. My paternal grandparents left Reynolds County, Missouri in the early 1920's in search of better jobs. Two of my grandmother's sisters (and their spouses too) made that same journey, and all ended up spending the rest of their lives in Carroll County, while the rest of their families remained in Reynolds County. So it was only my grandfather from the migrants that had the Willis name here. But, hey, thanks for trying to make a connection between us. Find A Grave has filled my life with such great experiences, and through that, my sister, then my brother and I made the journey to Reynolds County before they both passed. I think it was God's gift to me, to have that time with them, and also got to meet cousins we never knew, plus visited the resting place of our great grandparents. Hearing our father talk about his birthplace when we were children,..well it seemed like light years away, since our biggest childhood journeys were traveling 10 miles 'to town'. I so wished he had still been living when we made our trip. We would have taken him with us. Now it's just me and cousins. No one to ask questions of anymore. Goes to prove "Each Day Counts", Loretta
Added by Loretta (Willis) Rainey-F... on Feb 09, 2016 9:54 PM
Loretta (Willis) Rainey-Fones
D. Richardson
Edits have been made. Thank you Elaine for the correct information. "Each Day Counts", Loretta
Added by Loretta (Willis) Rainey-F... on Feb 08, 2016 10:20 PM
B.J. Waters
RE: (157143686) Semerida
One more thing: I did look for other Baileys or Smiths in that plot, but did not find any. That doesn't mean that there aren't any infants or children buried with them. I will ask about that the next time I'm there. I almost always have a few things to follow up on, so it is not a problem. I'll let you know what I find out.

Regards,
B.J.
Added by B.J. Waters on Jan 31, 2016 2:12 PM
B.J. Waters
RE: (157143686) Semerida
One more thing: I did look for other Baileys or Smiths in that plot, but did not find any. That doesn't mean that there aren't any infants or children buried with them. I will ask about that the next time I'm there. I almost always have a few things to follow up on, so it is not a problem. I'll let you know what I find out.

Regards,
B.J.
Added by B.J. Waters on Jan 31, 2016 2:12 PM
B.J. Waters
RE: (157143686) Semerida
She is buried next to Herbert Smith. I created a memorial for him and linked them. If you click on the 'area' photo, you will see that the upright monument says "Smith" and the flat headstone on the left side is Herbert's. So I hope that helps ease your mind a bit on that part of the mystery!

Take care,
B.J.
Added by B.J. Waters on Jan 27, 2016 9:19 PM
B.J. Waters
RE: (157143686) Semerida
You're welcome. Sorry to report there were no other Baileys nearby. If they are there, the graves have no markers.

I was also glad to find a headstone. I was at another cemetery that day, and half of the photo requests I had, ended up being unmarked.

Best regards,
B.J.
Added by B.J. Waters on Jan 27, 2016 6:29 PM
AH
Ella M. Titus-Sisk
I am not 100% sure, but the info I have for Ella M. Titus, is actually Mary Ellen Titus-Sisk, buried at Lawson Cemetery. Hope this helps.
Added by AH on Nov 01, 2015 10:43 AM
Sonia ღNANCEღ Roberts
RE: Fannie Nance (#20535562
I'll try to get back with you in a day or two, just getting back from a vacation and trying to catch up

Sonia
Added by Sonia ღNANCEღ... on Jul 14, 2015 8:57 PM
Jan H
RE: Arthur R Kingham
Elaine, thank you for your offer. I do have what info I need on Arthur. I have gone as far with my research as I planned to go. I spent 2 1/2 years of steady research and now will let it rest. I am up in years and my eyes can't handle that much computer any more. Thank you again. Jan H
Added by Jan H on May 09, 2015 2:09 PM
Jan H
RE: Arthur R Kingham
Elaine, I think Arthur may have had a brother but not sure but of course he would be dead by now. Art and Maggie never had children. He was on my husbands side of the family and anyone that would have been interested in that have long since passed on too. I am pretty sure you have the right person but think it is pretty much of a dead end. Without children there isnt much chance of finding anything. Not sure where there possessions went. It has been a long time.
Added by Jan H on May 06, 2015 9:41 PM
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