Dr. John Jennings {J.J.} Moorman was a brother to my 4th great-grandmother, Sally Moorman Lee. He lived such an interesting life!! Here is one of his many obituaries, which were published throughout the country when he died. This one is from the Philadelphia Inquirer, dated 23 January 1885.
Obituary Notes.

Dr. J. J. Moorman, president of the Board of Trustees of Roanoke College for forty-five yeras, resident physician at the Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, and author of several works on the mineral springs of North America, died at his home in Salem, Va., yesterday, aged eighty-four years.

  • Mariann Regan - June 18, 2013 - 8:35 pm

    My parents lived in Roanoke, VA. I’ll bet Dr. Moorman had a lively time being president of the Board of Trustees. After my career in college teaching, I know there are no discussions as nitpicking and frustrating as academic discussions!ReplyCancel

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Elvine Walker Norwine (1873-1964) and Martha Belle {Stafford} Norwine (1876-1954)

  • Mariann Regan - June 13, 2013 - 8:32 am

    MMmmmm, they are holding hands. That’s what I first see in the photo. And Martha Belle’s expression looks so innocent and clear.ReplyCancel

  • Nick Woods - June 16, 2013 - 8:29 pm

    I wonder if any of their children-now grown Grandchildren-might have Martha Belle Stafford Norwine’s memories of growing up and how she met her husband. Wish I could have a link to one of these relatives who would share Martha’s stories with us. I do have some of her letters and photos of her and her children from my Grandmother’s and Mother’s keepsakes. I know I read She and “Erv” were married in North Lawrence, KS. I’ll have to find that again to see if it mentions who was the pastor and where the wedding was held.
    Elizabeth Woods Related to Martha Belle through my Great-Grandmother Mary Ann Stafford Davidson and my Great-Grandfather Thomas Talbot(t) Davidson.ReplyCancel

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I can’t remember which cemetery this gravestone was in, but I know that it was in Crawford county, Iowa.
Henry Ehlers was married to Minnie Hattery, a sister to my great-great grandmother, Ella Jane Hattery Edwards Rickman Proffitt Kryselmier

  • Mariann Regan - June 18, 2013 - 8:24 pm

    Wow, is all that her name? My mother was given almost that many names when she was born — all the names they had left over, because she was the last child.ReplyCancel

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This is the mustering out payment, which my grandfather, Alphonso J. Thornton, Jr., received when he was discharged from the Marine Corps after World War II.

  • Mariann Regan - June 12, 2013 - 10:49 pm

    I’ve never seen a “mustering out payment” before, and never thought about what that meant. That’s probably where the phrase “pass muster” comes from.ReplyCancel

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Elizabeth {Jackson} Clevenger was my husband’s 3rd great-grandmother.  I found her obituary in the Philadelphia Inquirer, dated 4 January 1902.

CLEVENGER – In Clayton, N.J., on January 1, 1902, Elizabeth Clevenger, in her 73rd year.  Funeral from the residence of her son, Henry Clevenger, in Clayton, N.J., on January 4, 1902.  Meet at the house at 9:30 o’clock.  Services at Winslow M.E. Church at 12.30.  Interment at Winslow M.E. Cemetery.

  • Mariann Regan - June 18, 2013 - 8:21 pm

    Very nice of you to research your husband’s line as well as your own. Is he interested in genealogy also?ReplyCancel

  • Climbing My Family Tree - July 3, 2013 - 5:19 pm

    He’s interested in what I find, but he doesn’t actually do any of the research. :)
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