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Ray Downing (#46523418)
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Bio Photo Genealogy hobbiest since 1997. Started with about 40 names, and my database is now over 6,000. Great fun discovering new ancestors! Please...if you have ANY connection to those I have entered, do contact me and let's exchange further information.
Also willing to photograph grave sites in southern Nevada/southwestern Utah. Give me a shout.
Any grave photograph that I have entered has been taken by me, and you may use them yourself in any way you care to. As far as I'm concerned, they are NOT copyrighted. Also, if you wish to take ownership of an entry I made, please let me know and I'll be glad to comply.
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Jeff George
RE: Theophilus Redfield (Find A Grave Memorial #6192989)
Thanks for the link to that book, Ray. I found on page 18 that it was, indeed, Theophilus, Jr. who served as a sergeant in his brother, Peleg's, company. Since my line of descent is through Theophilus, Jr. this information clarifies the data I am looking at. Thanks again!

Many regards,
Added by Jeff George on Sep 26, 2017 12:57 PM
Jeff George
RE: Theophilus Redfield (Find A Grave Memorial #6192989)
Thanks for the info on Theophilus Redfield! So it seems that the rank was more honorary than official. Does the documentation you have indicate whether he actually served in 1759 and 1760? The payroll records I've seen on Ancestry show that Sgt. Theophilus Redfield reported to Capt. Peleg Redfield both years. I'll see if I can locate a copy of the source you used. You can never have too many sources!

Jeff (also a Redfield descendant)
Added by Jeff George on Sep 26, 2017 8:57 AM
Jeff George
Theophilus Redfield (Find A Grave Memorial #6192989)
I am trying to compile information on my ancestor, Theophilus Redfield. You have a rank of Sgt. included in his name. Do you know the source for that? There was a Sgt. Theophilus Redfield in the French and Indian War, but it could have been the younger Theophilius. There is also data for Redfield continuing to serve in the same unit in 1760 when the elder Theophilus was already dead. I'm inclined to think that the military records are pointing to the younger Theo.
Added by Jeff George on Sep 25, 2017 1:11 PM
Linda Rhoadarmer
RE: Doug Downing
It has to do with some of his memorials. Only he can do it. Linda
Added by Linda Rhoadarmer on Aug 18, 2017 3:00 PM
Linda Rhoadarmer
RE: Doug Downing
Tell him to get back to Find A Grave. I need him.

Added by Linda Rhoadarmer on Aug 18, 2017 2:54 PM
Linda Rhoadarmer
Doug Downing
Is Doug still active in Find A Grave? Linda
Added by Linda Rhoadarmer on Aug 17, 2017 3:22 AM
Gavin Davidson
The Crighton Family
Ray, it appear that we related, Elizabeth Jean Akins is my 4th cousin 1x removed. My mum is Isabella Crighton and my side the family like myself come from Scotland. Feel free to contact me on
Added by Gavin Davidson on Aug 03, 2017 11:59 PM
Charles C Riter
Charles and Hannah had a third and their oldest son, Arthur S Riter born Aug 20, 1857 in Appanoose Township, Hancock, Ill
His death was May 11, 1882 also in Appanoose. His wife was Iantha Bell Jones. This Arthur S. Riter appears with Charles and Hannah Margaret in the 1960 and 1970 census. He should not be confused with Arthur L Riter of a different Riter family. His children were Zula D Riter (1879-1944) and Charles W Riter (1881-1967)
Added by AmberDani on Jul 05, 2017 11:15 PM
Toliver & Mattie Downing
Hi Ray, I have processed the edit you sent for Toliver.
I would be glad to transfer him, and Mattie, to you if you would like.
Added by Elizabeth on May 20, 2017 8:04 AM
Dan Oh
RE: Downing connections
Never. Edits give me something to do in the evenings instead of watching nothing on TV or listening to the news....
Added by Dan Oh on May 17, 2017 5:30 AM
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