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Robert V Darst (#46905328)
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Bio Photo Native to Zanesville, OH, I am the son of the late Dale Denver Darst and Peggy Eileen Lewis and have resided at Dallas, TX since April of 1983. I graduated from The Ohio State University in March of 1982, with a B.S. in Education.

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My passion for family history started the day I visited The Alamo at San Antonio back in early 1984; witness to a painted portrait of Jacob Calloway Darst, whom I later realized was a first cousin (5 generations removed).

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Alma Darst Carl
I deleted mine, sorry about that. I did add the photos to yours though, you may want to re position them.

Added by Lulabell on Apr 07, 2017 12:35 PM
Jordon T. Vaughn
Sarah Jane Vaughan Darst
I've been trying to link the Lincoln/Garrard/Boyle County Vaugh(a)ns in Kentucky. My 5th greats are Joseph and Ellen (O'Bannon) Vaughan, they had 14 children, all born in the Dix River area.

Then there's a Zachariah and a Thomas Vaughan, also from Virginia and lived most their lives in that area in KY. Of all the recorded burials in the area, no Vaughans are of my confirmed branch, as Joseph died in 1863ish just before his wife, children, and grandchildren moved up here to Putnam County, Indiana. The only other death was Joseph's granddaughter, Susan.

Anyways, Sarah Jane's the sister of a George who's buried in Lincoln County. their parents are Zachariah and Harriet (Ball) Vaughan, right?
Added by Jordon T. Vaughn on Jan 01, 2017 10:17 AM
Jessica Durham
Please help.
Hi, Robert! I was wondering if maybe you had photos from your visit to Curry Cemetery in Wilkesville, Vinton County, Ohio. You added info about my great great grandparents, Henry & Katherine (Donahoe) Oiler. I got excited and took mt mom & g-ma to visit their graves, and we looked high and low, but never could find their headstones. I found some Donahoes and some Oilers, but not my g. g. grandparents. I was pretty bummed and was hoping maybe you could help. Thank you.
Added by Jessica Durham on Oct 24, 2016 4:32 PM
Mary Buchholz
Your interest in Darst/Dirst
I see you have done lots of work on the Darst/Dirst family -- I am helping a friend discover more about her father's family.
He was adopted as a small child - David Paschke is his adopted name. He discovered his parents names later in life - Charles TILLER and Maude Dirst (daughter of John Dirst and Emma Scott) - they lived in MN until they moved to Canada. There Maurde died in 1919 - this we just discover as I started the search - of course the death of the mother makes David's adoption much more understandable. So now I am trying to learn more about the Dirst family, thank you for your time and help, MaryinSD
Added by Mary Buchholz on Oct 02, 2016 8:52 AM
k powers
Jennie L. Bailey Hoppes
Robert, Jennie has a brother named Clarence E. Bailey , born 1900 son of Harry Edgar Bailey and Margaret Thompson Bailey. Clarence passed away in 1982. I will get day and month later on to you. Do you know of Ruth Darst? thanks
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Added by k powers on Sep 18, 2016 1:44 PM
Pauline Darst May 25, 1996
Hello, Robert I am trying to help my family research a long lost half sister. We believe Pauline had a daughter named Mary who could have some half siblings in Nebraska, Minnesota, and Colorado. Do you have access to Pauline's obituary? Ruth Palecek

Added by Ruth on Sep 18, 2016 12:00 PM
Baxter B. Fite III
Henry Reel Darst, Co. A, 86th Illinois
Dear Robert, First of all, I hope this little note finds you well. Second, I again want to Thank You for allowing me to manage the Find A Grave Memorial of Henry Reel Darst, who served in Co. A of the 86th Illinois, and to be able to write his biography.
Third, I really am hoping to see some pictures of Henry Reel Darst and get them added to his Find A Grave Memorial. Are you or have you ever been in contact with any of the Darst family members who are descended from Henry? There must be some in Minnesota and I am hoping that you can help me.
Looking forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Baxter
Added by Baxter B. Fite III on Sep 07, 2016 1:39 PM
randal nichoalds
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Just Fyi. Photo's added for James D. Waters, Ida, John S. Waters and 6 Atkins family members if you would know how they connect to Ida (Atkins) Waters I would love to make the connections.

Thanks and have a great Holiday Weekend
Added by randal nichoalds on Aug 31, 2016 7:13 PM
Ms. Clyde
Adam John
Seems like you have 2 memorials for him:

49615846 (burial unknown)


Please look at combining. Thanks!
Added by Ms. Clyde on Aug 31, 2016 12:28 PM
Joni Redman Davis
My great great great grandparents were Francis Erwin and Nancy Jane Darst. Pretty new to all of this all in all, but thought I would drop a line and say hello!
Added by Joni Redman Davis on Aug 02, 2016 6:17 PM
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