I am currently working on the search for Downey and Nicely in the Virginia area...to be precise...Longdale, Covington and Clifton Forge.
Jake McShield Nicely
Hattie Mae Downey
Jake Matthew Nicely
I have taken over the search for my mother who started it over 10 years ago...she has had not much luck...and becausae of health issues, she is unable to continue the search, I promised her I will try, although I do not believe I will have any more luck then she did, but I promise to try, so here I am.
Jake McShield Nicely married my mother's mom, Frances Althea Kupa in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii on 9-30-1940...Jake was stationed at Fort Ruger, U.S. Army. I have a copy of their marriage certificate...Jake Matthew Nicely born in Clifton Forge and Hattie Mae Downey born in Covington is listed as his parents. I also have a copy of their Divorce Decree...which the divorce was filed by my grandmother for desertion. Any informaton would be appreciated.
Hi, Barb. I just read your message. I live in Clifton Forge, and my brother-in-law is related to the Nicelys and Downeys. I'll do what I can to help you locate your family, but I need some more info if you have it. Did your mom grow up in the Clifton Forge area? If so, I need her name, birth date, etc. Any other names, ie, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, would be very helpful.
My brother-in-law is Robert Preston Putnam. His mother was a Nicely, and he grew up in Nicelytown (near Longdale). He's suffering from senile dementia, but his longterm memory is still good, so it's very possible he can help. That's why I need the info about your mom. He probably knows her if she grew up here. Also, did she go to school here? Sounds like they are about the same age-he's 78, so if she grew up in the same area, they probably went to school together.
Do you know where your family is buried? If so, I can take photos for you if you'd like. Most of the family is buried at 3 local church graveyards, so it wouldn't be hard for me to get the photos.
Do you have an ancestery.com membership? If not, don't worry. I'm a member and will researach for you.
Is there any way to preserve a wife's maiden name as her actual last name in the tree record? More and more women choose to keep their maiden name as their last name even after marriage and choose not to take their husband's name.
I am anxious to trace a birth certificate for my grandfather. Born 1868/69 in parish of St.Giles London. All efforts to trace this birth have failed. Any help with connections to this person would be appreciate.
hi i,m looking for a lady called edith jones ( was jasper ) she has 3 children antoni, stephaine, and maliesa, i think her husband is called bob. she is my mums auntie her name is barbara smart was ( harris ) barbara ann harris. please if anyone who knows of her and her family or if by a small bit of luck she or her children read this, can u contact me as my mum so wonts to see her againe thank you x
I thought I would let people know that my grandmother was born GEYER not Gyer Frances Christina GEYER/Weiss/Dean, if you go into my tree you will be able to see the updates. The reason I stuck to Gyer as that was what was on my mother marriage cetifacate Margaret Cameron PULLEINE/DEAN.