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"The Pettyjohn, Florey Family of Central,IL." Updated July 27, 2004
About Our Family Research
The search for my family roots has been a wonderful journey through time. It has brought me back some of my most dear and bittersweet memories. I have discovered so many interesting things about my family, many of whom I have never even met. My hope is to leave everyone who reads my reasearch with a feeling of belonging and a very strong sense of family.
My reasearch through the Pettyjohn line has taken me all the way back to England and to the Plantagenets. Amazing to think that I am the 20th Great Grandaughter of King Henry III. Pettyjohn family has been a very prominent family in the East, South East and an intrical part of our history as a new America. So please read about my family and enjoy.
Merle Florey and son Virgil Florey (153 KB) Merle on left, Virgil on right. This was my Great Grandfather Merle Florey and my Grandfather Virgil Elden Florey, my guess is that this was taken in the 1940's. They were farmers.
3 sisters (145 KB) This picture was taken in 1962, from left to right, Joyce Diane Florey Pettyjohn, RuthAnn Florey Mandrell, Judith Karen Elmendorf Wadsworth.
Winniefred and Florence Florey (149 KB) left-Winnifred Florey(maiden name), Florence Robb Florey. My Great Great Aunt Winnifred and my Great Grandmother Florence Florey.
Joyce Diane (150 KB) This is my mother at the age of 13.. beautiful and innocent
Joyce, Judith and Christi (144 KB) Joyce Diane Florey Pettyjohn Thrasher, Judith Pettijohn McConnel and Christi Pettyjohn Irvin.. Taken Feb.15, 2002.