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John Daniel Stark

On this day, 24 March 1912, John Daniel Stark, my 2nd great-grandfather, passed away.

Born on 15 April 1856, in Morgan County, Missouri, John Daniel Stark was the son of Charles Stark and Elizabeth Manes. John Daniel Stark was one of 18 known children, including five older half-siblings from his father’s first wife, Sally (Amos) Stark—James, Benjamin Amos Stark (born on 12 August 1826), Elizabeth, Rebecca (born 1829), and Nancy—and nine elder full siblings—Mary, born in June 1838; Sarah, born 2 January 1840; Margaret, born in 1842; Vienna, born 13 February 1844; Elizabeth Jane, born on 16 September 1847; Lewis Manes, born 7 January 1850; Samuel J., born in March 1852; William Shelton, born 13 March 1853; and Martha Elizabeth, born 22 April 1855.

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Charles Stark

On this day, 22 July 1882, Charles Stark passed away. He was my 3rd great-grandfather.

Born on 10 December 1802, in Pendleton, Anderson County, South Carolina, Charles Stark was the son of James Benjamin Stark and Rebecca Geary.  Charles was the couple’s second child, joining older brother Thomas Geary Stark, who was born 13 May 1801.

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Rumsey S. Watts

On this day, 26 February 1942, Rumsey S. Watts passed away. He was my 2nd great-grandfather.

Born on 7 December 1859, in Russellville, Cole County, Missouri, Rumsey was the son of John K. Watts and Cynthia Ann Payne and younger brother of John W. Watts, who was born circa 1858.

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Nearly Forgotten

It is Week 13 in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’ writing challenge. While some of these themes have been more difficult than others for me, this week’s writing prompt, Nearly Forgotten, juxtaposed well with a post I had already planned on writing today.

This post is about an unforgettable, yet almost forgotten woman, beloved by her family and friends and respected by her community, about whom I did not even know until a few years ago: Cynthia Ann (Payne) Watts, my 3rd great-grandmother.


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Levi Roark Campbell

On this day, 18 November 1925, Levi Roark Campbell passed away. He was my 3rd great-grandfather.

Levi Roark Campbell was born on 16 April 1844, in Russellville, Cole County, Missouri. He was the third known child of Abraham Campbell and Sena Roark, joining sister Clemency Jane Campbell (born in 1841) and brother James Gray Campbell (born 1842).

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