|Milton A. Stephens (#47430557)|
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Cherokee Indian, Vietnam Veteran, Family Historian. |
I usually have some biographical information on most, (not all) of the pictures I've submitted for my memorials. Just click the photo's for more information. I have also added over 350 photos to other memorials that I do not manage. Visit my Virtual Cemeteries to see many memorials for area military veterans, Rheem/Ruud co-workers, Spiro school teachers and others.
If you find any mistakes on my entries, let me know and I'll correct them.
I have been researching family history for 30 years that include the following names: Stephens, Parks, Standifer, Hite, Bowman, Hickman, Ainsworth, Pruitt, Collins, Ross, Hahn, Morrison, Schrimsher, Allen, Wilson, Foreman, Springston, Drumgoole, Doublehead.
My 6th great grandparents, Jost Hite and Peter Stephens were German immigrants who were the first pioneers to settle west of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia in the years 1731-32.
Their descendants ventured further west to settle in the states of Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee. Later, my great great grandfather, Samuel Brooken Stephens migrated to Arkansas, where he became the first Sheriff of Sebastian Co., Ark. in 1851-52. Three years later, on the 28th of July 1855, he was killed by a runaway Creek Negro slave near where Smith Chevrolet Co. is located in Fort Smith, Ark.
My Parks and Standifer families were pioneers of Tennessee and Arkansas.
My Stephens, Hite and Bowman relatives were Virginia and Kentucky pioneers. John, Isaac, Joseph and Abraham Bowman were all Officers in the Revolutionary War. Wikipedia has lots of information on these four brothers. Most interesting history on these four uncles, their sister Mary Bowman being my 5th great grandmother.
My Ross, Ainsworth, Pruitt and Hickman ancestors were from So. Carolina, Arkansas, Mississippi and the Indian Territory. The Morrison, Schrimsher and Allen families were Texas pioneers.
My Cherokee ancestors were the Wilson, Foreman, Springston, Drumgoole and Doublehead families from Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama. The George Wilson-Ruth Drumgoole family were Old Settler Cherokees. Foreman, Springston and Drumgoole families came over the "Trail of Tears" in 1838-39. My 1st cousins, 4 times removed, were James Foreman, Bird Doublehead, Isaac and Anderson Springston, who were implicated as the assassians of Major Ridge in 1839. John Ridge and Elias Boudinot were assassinated by other groups who supported Chief John Ross.
And last but not least is myself, who proudly served my country in the United States Navy, aboard Aircraft Carriers, Destroyers and other ships.
During my Navy career I served on the following duty stations:
l. U.S. Naval Station, Pensacola, Fla. (1957-58)
2. USS Shangri-La CVA-38, (1958-60)
3. USS Kearsarge CVS-33, (1960)
4. U.S. Naval Station, Midway Island (1965-66)
5. USS Point Defiance LSD-31 (1966)
6. USS Mansfield DD-728 (1968-70)
7. USS Roark DE-1053 (1972-73)
8. Naval Reserve Center, Fort Smith, Ark.
(1974-86), Retired as Signalman First Class
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|Charles B. Tobler||RE: Chrestman memorials|
I am getting too old to take a transfer unless I just have to. Mavis told me how knowledgeable you were on cemeteries around there and the folks in them. I have been going through my mother's old pictures and adding the people to their memorials whether kin or not. If most haven't added a picture by now, they never will and the pictures will be lost. Before mother died, I had her go through all of her old pictures and write who they were on the back. When I add a picture, I include the missing memorial info in the photo caption until I can get whoever controls the memorial to add it. It is frustrating trying to get links made from people who control thousands of unrelated memorials and now ignore requests. I am now working on getting all of the Chrestmans linked to their children. In case you haven't noticed, it is very hard to track down married women. Thanks for the links, your work is appreciated.
Charles B. Tobler
|Fan of the Site||RE: memorial transfer|
I transferred the membership over to you. I would rather have it maintained by someone who knew the person well. So sorry that this happened to him. Thanks again for asking.
Thank you for added my dad's obit. to my grandmothers grave, I did not know she still does not have a headstone. Thanks Cynthia Tanner
|Dee Barnhart||RE: Sam Hickman and ???|
No problem, its funny that Archie doesn't know who that is either.
|Dee Barnhart||Samuel HIckman|
Hi, Milton, sent picture to Archie and he says that is not him, all though that is his Dad. Archie says he really doesn't know who that is. May be a cousin but not one one his brothers either. It is a mystery. Thanks, Dee
Thank you so much for these most excellent pics. I do appreciate it. Have a good one. :)
|Dee Barnhart||Samuel Hickman|
Picture of Archie and Samuel Hickman, Archie is married to my Sis, and thats' not Archie.
|deegraver||RE: James M. Priest #76623919|
thank you for your service.
|John Vincent "VINCE" Powers||RE: Frank and Jesse James|
Howdy Milt...Glad you have enjoyed some of my contributions, and would like to Thank You for your Service Sir! Sorry so long gettin' back to w/you.....and yes I am fairly well versed on the Hite's, altho I'm better on Zerelda's (Cole & Lindsay) lines, which are my connection! Let me know if I can help w/anything Cuz-n-law!! If you're on F/B, look up (& LIKE) my Page "Frank and Jesse James" (Pub. Figure)! THNX! JVP, TX :)
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