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Virginia (#47319050)
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Professional Genealogist: NO fees charged for any help. I've done this work for over 30 years. PLEASE make detailed request & I will do my best!

Headstone photos I take ARE NOT under copyright and are public domain. NO individual, corporation or non-profit is authorized to copyright my photos. DO NOT charge anyone for my photos I can't imagine why anyone would want to copyright a headstone--share & share alike!

MY DIRECT LINE FAMILY TREE-Not willing to transfer these memorials.-MY PARENTS & GRANDPARENTS ARE:.... BARR & HOLLY.

BARR Lines: Reese-Smith-Linvell-Kingen-Pullen-Craft-Day-Decker-Reece-King-Gano-Ross-Kidd-Brannon-Meeker-VanEtten-Westbrook-Sublette. ALL Grandparents names in my tree or direct lines.
OSWALT Lines:Ashe-Collins-Conley-DeWitt-Kartchner-Wilcox.
HOLLY Lines: Miller- Hicks, Munden - Murphree- Smothers- Tiffin- Justus- Bynum- Crowder- Church- Morton- Ashcroft-Ashcraft - Fortuene- Penden- Prather- Middleton- Dodd- Henry- Fitzpatrick- --Dempsey-McEwing- Lentz-Klutts-Durham-Dodd-Henry-Gordan.

~Sincerely, Virginia

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RE: William David Cleveland JR
Interesting message first time Ive been questioned about sponsoring a memorial. I seriously doubt we are related. I do have family in Arizona and actually lived in Phoenix for a couple of years (more years ago than I care to acknowledge).

My father was a highly decorated Marine fighter pilot who was killed in action he has 4 memorials on Find A Grave, but you might want to look at 48410938. If you wish to search for more information about him, please feel free to do so. My older son is serving and is a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. My husband (an Air Force brat) and brother are both veterans as are many members of my family.

Sponsoring the memorials of our veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice, famous or not, is just one small way of saying thank you. I consider it an honor to be able to do so. If you are offended that I sponsored your relative, I apologize.
Added by wings214 on Sep 26, 2014 3:30 PM
e fulton
RE: Milly
Hi Virginia,

I'm not sure if I ever replied to your question about whether Milly was my aunt.

Yes, she was the youngest in my mom's family. Mom was number four in the family.

I think I only saw Mildred, as Mom called her, once. It was when their father was dying.

Mom, my sister and I took the train from Eldon, the town just up the road from where I grew up, to Des Moines so that Mom could say good bye to her father, whom she hated.

Dad couldn't go on the trip because he had to stay to run the post office in Selma where we lived.

I remember that there were several sisters, but I don't remember which ones.

I was only eight when he passed, and only saw him that one time.

Hope this helps with some of your research.

Added by e fulton on Jun 27, 2014 4:31 PM
Linda Newbrough
Wm. Wirt Holly & Cora Victoria Smothers
Hello Virginia. We've corresponded before, but I just found the pages on Wm. Wirt Holly and his wife Cora here on Find A Grave. Cora Smothers was in my huband's family line...he is the son of Doris June Smothers, his name is Michael Gene Newbrough.
I'd like your permission to use the two photos you have posted of William and Cora, but just for my personal family tree files. I do have a tree on Ancestry, but will not post them anywhere else without your permission.
Also, I have a question for you --- it's continuing Holley/Holly research. I'd love to chat with you about it...personally. Would you please contact (anytime) at

Many thanks Virginia
Linda Newbrough
Anacortes, WA
Added by Linda Newbrough on May 26, 2014 4:59 PM
Hello Virginia
I am from the Oswalt line and have found a great amount of information. Michael and Margaret are my 4th great grand parents. I would enjoy sharing information with you sometime. My email is
Added by Anonymous on May 06, 2014 9:58 AM
Frank A. Davis
RE: Number
The numbers are 122158970 and 122159111.

Thanks, Frank in Houston, Texas.
Added by Frank A. Davis on Feb 01, 2014 2:03 PM
Frank A. Davis
John Davis
Can you tell me if his wife's name was Nancy Bain. I have a death cert on my great grand father James Augustus Davis and it stated his parents were John Davis and Nancy Bain. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Frank Davis in Houston, Texas.
Added by Frank A. Davis on Feb 01, 2014 12:32 AM
Doris Christensen
Yes, you certainly may use any photos I have posted for whatever purpose you wish. Walking cemeteries and taking photos are just a hobby for me and when I post the pictures am always hoping someone will find and enjoy!
Added by Doris Christensen on Jan 18, 2014 7:48 AM
RE: 109497909
Sorry for the mistake. If I remember correctly, the original request was for Kenneth D. Barr Memorial # 81260800. I usually look at the memorial and if there is a memorial for the spouse, I post that photo. Wrong one. I believe Memorial 81260796 is the correct spouse.
Added by Remo on Jan 07, 2014 3:14 PM
e fulton
Barney's wives
Good Morning Virginia,

Barnet (spelled several ways) was my great-grandfather through Jacob Henry Oswalt/Harriet Belle Collins > Goldie Florence

Barnet was an interesting man in that he married five times.
spouse 1:Minerva Jane Connelly - married 6-1-1858, divorced about 1888

I haven't checked the lines for Barney's other wives because I've spent the last almost thirty years working on Dad's side of the family.

spouse 2: Alcinda PITCOCK WATSON - I don't have marriage and divorce dates

spouse 3 Amauda WATON - again I don't have dates. It was argued loud and long among my Oswalt aunts about whether Alcinda and Amauda were sisters or sisters-in-law.

Silence Daws - again no dates

Florence Smith - married 9 - 19 - 1923 (This s the grandmother that Mom remembered. Mom was born in 1917 and was very fond of her grandmother Oswalt, and especially proud of the fact that Florence was very musical. Mom had no musical talent, but made sure that my siblings and I all had piano lessons. I went on to be a semi-professional musician (my late husband and I made lap dulcimers, hammered dulcimers and folk harps which we sold from a shop in Silver Dollar City back in the early 1980s. I also sang in every choir that was available until a bout of adult onset whooping cough damaged my vocal cords in the early 1990s. But I still play the piano for various groups.)

She was not fond of her grandfather and in fact she and her sisters really had very little good to say about the man. Apparently he was a mean drunk and didn't hesitate to beat up on whoever was around when he was drunk.

You may already have most of this information about Barney's wives, but thought that you might like to read the family memories.

The bad guys are just as interesting (maybe more so) than the good guys!

Best wishes,
Edith Stone

Added by e fulton on Dec 08, 2013 9:43 AM
James Kingen
Hi Virginia,
I have been searching for James and Christina Kingen for years. The James Kingen, buried at Brooklyn, Iowa, can't be George Madison Kingen's father. According to the WPA gravestone records, the James Kingen buried at Brooklyn, died in 1880 at the age of 23. My great grandmother is Anne Elizabeth Kingen Jones (George's sister). James, Christina and children were in Decatur county, Iowa in 1860. I wondered if James died in the civil war. The last trace I have of him is in a listing of the Southern Border Brigade. In 1870, Christina was in Mahaska county, Iowa with a J. Wires (not sure of the spelling) and her children, Wm., Anne, Mary, John W. and George. Christina had another daughter with Mr. Wires, as Anne's obit lists an Ella Burke as a half sister. If you have any other info on Christina, please contact me.

Added by Mary on Nov 21, 2013 5:05 PM
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