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Barb (Kister) Morris (#46919747)
 member for 9 years, 7 months, 26 days
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Bio Photo Hello, and welcome to my page. I am a Kister by birth, I live in Virginia, with my Husband & a granddaughter that we are raising.
We have two daughters and a total of 4 granddaughters and 1 grandson.
I have lived in Utah, Idaho, California, Washington, Oregon, Alabama and Virginia. We have settled and will stay put here in the Appalachian Mountains, it is just wonderful here.
I discovered the fascinating world of Genealogy and have been researching family history since 1995.
My family on my father's side is originally from Walter & Frank, Saratov, Russia. I am part of the second generation born in the States.
On my father's side of the family, I am interested in the Sir names of Kister, Kaufmann, Babcock, Widup, Macbeth, Gettman.
On my mother's side of the family are Wright, Sweet, Jones, Brady, Cox; Hale; Paulson.
Hubby's side is Morris, Elam, Lightfoot, Coffey, Jeffrey, Koehl.
For other family memebers I'm searching Worley, Barnett, Chaney, Smith, LaMon, Umstead, Cho, Iliff, & Galardo.
When I found the web site, I realized I had to be a part of it all. We actually find graves as a family hobby, we all participate, it's great!
My hubby is interested in the Revolution and Civil wars.
I like to search and add names in local grave yards that are not presently on the database, and finding old obits on the net that hasn't been added as yet.
If anyone finds info that I have submitted wrong, please bring it to my attention and I will correct it right away. Comments and suggestions are welcome. If you can suggest changes or additions to any memorial that I've posted, please don't hesitate to let me know.
If you see a family member or loved one, and wish to have ownership, please don't hesitate to ask.

Your's in grave finding, Barbie :)
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John C. Mahaffey
Mahaffey Tablet, Abingdon VA
Thanks for all you do on Find A! I found the your grave records for a group of my ancestors (Mahaffey) at the Green Springs Presbyterian Church in Abingdon, VA. There are 7-8 names on the tablet. Do you believe there were, at one time, individual graves for these people, but they disappeared over time? I have written the church several times but they do not answer. Reading the tablet inscription, I get the impression the actual remains are not present at this location. Your thoughts would be appreciated!

John C. Mahaffey
Added by John C. Mahaffey on Jan 02, 2017 11:55 AM
Groseclose in VA.
Hi Barb,

First, Thank You in all you do on Find A Grave in helping me and others in your area. This time of year, it must be beautiful with Autumn 🍂 arriving.

I have discovered on Ancestry and Family Trees including even on death certificates, the name JONAS is listed mistranscribed but closer read it is Jonas.

As Follows:

Wife of James Groseclose. Should be Jonas not James

Additional information provided by: C (#47360448)
Name: Margaret Hankley
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 18 May 1853
Marriage Place: Wythe County, Virginia
Spouse: Jonas Grosclose
FHL Film Number: 34254

Oak Hill Cemetery
Washington County
Virginia, USA

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Created by: Barb (Kister) Morris
Record added: Nov 03, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22647289

Their son, F. S. Groclose is interred in same cemetery.

It is highly possible, their daughter, Frances Elizabeth Groclose Widener/ Widner died 1896 is interred in same cemetery too. I hope so! She married John A Widener having two children.

I have located their other children memorial's on find a grave, will ask to get those linked.

Again, I thank you.


Added by C. on Nov 04, 2016 12:35 PM
Nancy Fleetwood Miller
Edmondson family and so many others!

Thank you so much for all of your work on so many memorials!! They are so well done and the photographs you've added make them such visual treasures!! I am so incredibly appreciative of your work!!

Added by Nancy Fleetwood Miller on Aug 21, 2016 7:56 AM
Marilyn Clark
RE: Re: Aubrey M Clark
Can you tell me what ownership entails? Thank you for what you do.
Added by Marilyn Clark on Aug 20, 2016 7:13 PM
V. Case Ford
RE: Re: Laura or John Stanley
I got involved with the Stanley family in fulfilling the photo request for Robert Lee Stanley. I have no family ties to them, sorry.
So, in the Baptist Cem in Glad Springs you can't find John's grave?
Our "TNGENWEB" here in TN has surveyed cemeteries by county and listed each grave marker. Some counties are better covered than others, e.g. Sullivan and Washington counties are pretty complete. Does Virginia have such a compilation? Or is there a cemetery book in the genealogy section of the library near Glade Springs that lists the graves? I am always more confident in searching the cemetery if I have some evidence that they are buried there. Of course you have the DC.
Added by V. Case Ford on Aug 19, 2016 11:31 PM
Sallie Wall
Thank you for taking the photograph of her memorial stone. She is my great aunt. I heard my Dad speak often of his Aunt Sallie. I hope you are able to get her memorial moved to the correct cometary. Again, thank you very much!
Added by PWood on Aug 16, 2016 5:55 AM
Colleen Sanders Broyles
RE: James E Broyles
it's done....:) Awesome job! I've changed cemeteries quite often when I first started with Find A Grave but appreciate the help :)
Added by Colleen Sanders Broyles on Aug 15, 2016 1:57 PM
Colleen Sanders Broyles
RE: James E Broyles
I saw these!!!! thanks so much Barb! You rock!
Added by Colleen Sanders Broyles on Aug 15, 2016 9:15 AM
Alana Morgan
RE: Re: DeBord
I am not related biologically to Molly or Newton DeBord. My mother was married to their son Allen Franklin DeBord for a few years before his death. Even though I was very young, I still remember him well. He was a very kind man.

Are you related to them? I am trying to solve the mystery of how my mother met Allen and where.

Added by Alana Morgan on Aug 13, 2016 3:29 PM
Colleen Sanders Broyles
RE: Peter Broyles
Awesome! Thanks so much Barb!
Added by Colleen Sanders Broyles on Aug 13, 2016 7:53 AM
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