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Deborah Denby (#47164581)
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Cathy Combs
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I don't think it's possible that Jediah and Josiah are the twin sons of Timothy Carpenter Sr. and Experience Chaffee.

Timothy would be about 10 years old when these twins were born!
Added by Cathy Combs on Apr 20, 2017 3:55 PM
Steve Kemp
Henry Smith
Well I found Sarah A Smith marriage record last night she married James H Stoner in Union County Ohio. Her and James went to Missouri between 1854 and 1848, they had two boys William Henry and James both born Missouri, then in 1859 they were in Brown County living right next to her parents. Just a few doors away was another Henry Smith and Mary Ann Woods Smith. He was born 1831 in Ohio. He was a son of John and Mary McCracken Smith who I think lived on the same land Henry had when he died. I agree this family is one of the most difficult lines I've had to research. The same story your talking about was passed down through my family too. I have not found anything to support that story at all, and I went at it from a lot of different angles. It appears to me that Henry Smith was a very soft hearted person and loved his family. In the probate records it has information about people he owed money to. There was a bill for two coffins in 1865 and one for his wife in late 1869 and then one for himself a month before he died. I think the ones he bought in 1865 may have been for his daughter Sarah and maybe one of her children. I'm struggling to figure out where James Stoner and the family went and what became of them. I have been researching the family tree since early 1980s. What I have on Ancestry is a small fraction of the information I have accumulated over the years. I am retired now so hoping I can get all I have attached to the tree. Steve
Added by Steve Kemp on Feb 05, 2017 9:45 AM
Steve Kemp
Henry Smith
Thanks for the fast response. I live about 120 miles from Brown County and have been in the area several times. The woods cemetery does sound like a logical cemetery. My email address is, I have the tree posted on Ancestry if you have an account you are welcome to check it out. I believe that when Henry moved to Brown County he purchased land from a John Smith who was born 1806 in Ohio. I assume that is a brother to Henry and have just started following up with research on his family. John is listed on the 1850 census and it gives his residence as South east quarter of the south east quarter of section 2 in township 2 south range 2 west. That description sounds almost identical to the description of the land that Henry had when he passed away. I found it in the probate records. The probate records give the names of living children and there is a reference to the heirs of deceased child. That name is illegible as luck would have it. The last name looks like Stoner. The two children that were no longer living at the time of his death were Sarah Ann and Daniel. My tree name is, My family tree 2016-12-07.
Added by Steve Kemp on Feb 04, 2017 12:06 PM
Steve Kemp
Henry and Rachel Gandy Smith
Hello, I was wondering how you determined that Henry and Rachel Gandy Smith are buried in the Woods Cemetery. I'm a descendant through their daughter Hannah Susanna that married John Surratt. I'm actively researching the family trying to get the parents of Henry. I have a few leads that I'm following up on. Thanks in advance for any help.
Steve Kemp from Davenport, Iowa
Added by Steve Kemp on Feb 04, 2017 10:26 AM
Nancy Sanders
RE: thomas
That actually makes us second cousins then. I wish I had know when you were back here, we could have met up and visited. Do you have any info on John and Susannah and John. Like where were they from in Ohio etc. Next year I am planning a trip to Ohio to try and find more about them. Do you know if they came to Illinois. I always wondered why Michael kept coming back to Illinois. Amanda and your grandpa were both born in Ohio. It is great catching up with you again. I have been wondering what happened to you.

Added by Nancy Sanders on Feb 02, 2016 5:28 PM
Nancy Sanders
Thomas Family
Debra, how are you connected to the Thomas family. I may have text you before under a different name. Michael Thomas is my Great Grandfather, his some William is my grandfather and his son Lee Archie Thomas if my father. It would be interesting to know what you have and what I could share with you.

Nancy Thomas Sanders
Added by Nancy Sanders on Feb 02, 2016 11:19 AM
Louise Gates #78268516
The photo on this memorial is also turned "sideways."
Added by S PRICE Nance on Aug 08, 2015 9:14 PM
Sarah Cazier #39570372
The photo you submitted to this memorial is turned "sideways." All you need to do is reposition it. I'm sorry if I did not explain better.
Added by S PRICE Nance on Aug 08, 2015 9:10 PM
John Webber
Jacob Harris
Hello I am a 4th Great Grandson of
Jacob Harris & Susannah Harris.
I come through John & Lovina Harris
Oliver & Lodemia Harris
Thomas & Leola Harris
Mary Harris & Wayne King
Jillene & Arnold Webber

I enjoy meeting cousins and working with them on Family history projects.
Added by John Webber on Feb 26, 2015 12:00 AM
David Armstrong
Paul Denbo
If you don't have it already here is more info.

Added by David Armstrong on Feb 01, 2015 3:36 AM
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