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Fred Downs (#46545149)
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My DOWNS ancestors came to Cooper Co., MO shortly after the Civil War ended. My GGG grandfather, George Haven DOWNS, was born 12 Sep 1794 in Strafford Co., NH. He died 14 Jan 1872 in Cooper Co., MO & is buried in the New Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Cooper Co., MO.
Grandfather George married my GGG grandmother, Olive PINGRY, on 13 Apr 1817 in Coshocton Co., OH. Grandmother Olive was born 20 Jun 1795 in Strafford, Orange Co., VT. She died 6 Sep 1867 in Michigan Twp., Clinton Co., IN & is buried in the Brandon Cemetery, Michigan Twp., Clinton Co., IN.
My GG grandfather, Sylvanus P. DOWNS, was born 25 Aug 1826 in Newcastle Twp., Coshocton Co., OH. He died 21 Feb 1900 New Lebanon, Cooper Co., MO & is buried in the New Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Cooper Co., MO. Grandfather Sylvanus married my GG grandmother, Nancy Jane TAYLOR, on 2 Nov 1848 in Bartholomew Co., IN. Grandmother Nancy was born 21 Jun 1829 in Decatur Co., IN. She died 6 Aug 1906 in New Lebanon, Cooper Co., MO & is buried in the New Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Cooper Co., MO.
My GGG grandparents, George & Olive DOWNS, moved to Clinton Co., IN about 1830/31. They lived there until they moved to Cooper Co., MO after the Civil War.
I will be happy to exchange info with anyone researching any of these individuals.
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Basely N Jackson
I just searched for my granfather (X4) in Hartsoe Cemetery. My mother said she found it there 20 years ago. We couldnt find it. We ventured down the road to find other members at Harveys Chapel Cemetery. We found Basely's grave (with his wife Lydia) next to his son John Henry Jackson. Your site and my mother says it was at Hartsoe. Is it possible it was moved? I have a picture of the stone.
Added by Tevlin on Jul 23, 2017 9:04 PM
Denise Pilcher
Nancy Ledbetter-BOREN
Hello, I'm researching the Boren family for my elderly mother- Evalin E. Boren. Do you have any more information on Nancy Boren, regarding her being a full blood Cherokee Indian, that you could share with me and or person(s) that could?

Thank you for your time,

Denise Ulrich
Added by Denise Pilcher on May 12, 2017 1:57 PM
Marilyn Dietz
Hello Fred,

I am researching my ex-husband's family for our grandchildren and need your help. On Carl Lynn Studdard (6656990) could you add two more children that have passed? One is Lillian Myrtle Studdard Jenkins (41280738) and Leland Lynn Studdard (63571503). I would appreciate it very much.

Added by Marilyn Dietz on Mar 11, 2017 12:31 PM
Kathy French
Absalom Kuykendall
You have wrong info on my Gr Gr Grandfather, Absalom. He died 1-2-1901 San Antonio, Bexar Co. San Antonio, Texas. He is buried in the Saints Oakwood Cemetery. I have been to his grave site. All info on death is posted on Find a Grave.
Added by Kathy French on Oct 09, 2016 3:47 PM
Ann Porter Payne
Kuykendall Family
Hi, I am researching Matthew Kuykendall(1758-1841)whose father is reportedly Abraham K. (1719-1812) and grandfather is reportedly Cornelius Kuykendall. You do not list my Mathew as one of Abraham's children???? Why? Can you help me with this? Thanks.
Added by Ann Porter Payne on Sep 01, 2016 3:26 PM
Francina Jane Midkelf
Hi Fred, Was wondering if you are still active in findagrave. If so, I have a bio. on Francina Midkelf to post. Let me know. Jen
Added by Jen on Nov 12, 2015 4:05 PM
Tina DeLong
Are you kin to the Mcdowells in Brady?
Added by Tina DeLong on May 03, 2015 6:24 PM
Phil Swan
Ernest Alpheus Swan
Ernest Alpheus Swan (Find A Grave#8159138) was my great uncle, son of my great grandfather, John Wesley Swan. His middle name comes from his uncle, Alpheous Pennington. In 2014, I unlocked a door to our Swan past and I am trying to share it selectively with descendants of John Swann b. VA (1801-1842) and Elizabeth Timms Swann b. VA (1798-1860). All descendants of those folks, my grt-grt-grandparents, were stopped by this locked door. I published ‘My Swann Family With Wilson, Shipley, and Alcock Families’ which is now in many eastern and middle American libraries and genealogical societies. I’m proud to say that one eastern university system says that the book should be used as a text for writing genealogies. I don’t have any photos of James but I do have many of other family members. I will attach a photo of his parents and a Family Group Sheet with details of his parents and siblings. I hope I am not overloading you and I ask you to post/add whatever you can and wish to James’ Find A Grave site.

James and all his descendants descend from our Swann gateway ancestors to America, Edward Swann b.~1628 and Susannah Heath Swann b. Jan 1630 of Kent County, England. They came to America about 1652/3 and were given 1200 acres of prime tobacco land in southern Maryland which they named ‘Eagleton Plantation’. I have attached a map of its location and a part of it is still in Swann ownership.
Added by Phil Swan on Jan 16, 2015 4:29 PM
Becky Byrns
Sara Frances Boren
There is some discrepancy on her birth and death years. Her headstone reads 1848 - 1868 but according to a family bible I have that is held by the descendants of her daughter Belle Zora McCarley Hildreth - Sara was born 1 Nov 1844 and died on 17 Jan 1872. I do know that she is listed on the 1870 US census so somehow it looks like there was some error on her headstone. Strange but this won't be the first error I have run across. I sent in an edit correction but thought I would followup with this message.
Added by Becky Byrns on Dec 20, 2014 6:55 PM
william and nancy king in Antioch
I visited Antioch Cemetery in Cooper county today. I have uploaded photos to your memorials for William and Nancy. If you have other memorials there--either ones you created or others in which you have an interest--I'll be loading more pics in the coming days.

Added by grandmacarol on Oct 27, 2014 2:53 PM
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