Jack, here is yesterday's e-mail from Marti Troester and my replies today.I hope we can find your Ruth's connection.cheers.Alice Craft _____________________________________---
Subj: genealogy Date: 3/18/02 12:14:27 PM Mountain Standard Time From: Marthael.Troester@carle.com (Marthael.Troester) To: firstname.lastname@example.org ('email@example.com')
i got your phone message on friday but i only have email at work at the moment. i have wanted to meet other descendants of elijah reeves. my lineage is through his daughter nancy minerva. she was my great, greatgrandmother. do you have any photos of your ancestors, especially when they were young? a very distant cousin has one of nancy minerva but the copy i have is very poor. i have pictures of two of her children, my greatgrandfather and his halfsister.
most of my genealogy work was done while i was taking care of my father, and not working. now that i am full time again, i hardly have time. my last move messed up my file system but i need to get things straightened out what is your name and where do you live?
ubj: Re: genealogy Date: 3/19/02 10:26:11 AM Mountain Standard Time From: FarmrCraft To: Marthael.Troester@carle.com
Marti, I was so very excited to hear from you.Yep, you are definitely a cousin.Your Nancy Minerva was a younger sister to my great grandmother, Mary Jane Reeves who married Josiah ThomasHolland.The only data that I have in my files for your Nancy Minervia is that she was born in 1856 in Ozark, Johnson County, Illinois and married Samuel Barrell.Is that correct?
I have some information on several of Nancy Minerva's siblings, but certainly not as much as I would like.
I havethe descendants of Mary Jane (Reeves) and Josiah Thomas Holland pretty well collected and recorded.
I have a picture of Elijah and I just went to look for it in my picture albums, but no immediate luck, but I have it and I will find it.I also have a picture of Mary Jane (Reeves) Holland and her husband, Josiah Thomas.Again, I will find them and send you copies, it you would like.
I would love to have copies of your Nancy Minerva and the copies of her children that you mentioned.
I have 10 generations of Reeves from David, William, Reuben, Elijah and Elijah's descendants (1278 individuals and 103 pages), but I realize that that is not many for 10 generations, so I surely hope that you and others can add to my data file.I hope to have it all in print by the end of April.
I would love to hear from you and others also.Do you have names and addresses of other descendants of Elijah?
Cheers and again so glad to make contact with you.Thanks and I will look forward to hearing from you.Alice Craft _________________________ Subj: Re: genealogy Date: 3/19/02 10:35:27 AM Mountain Standard Time From: FarmrCraft To: Marthael.Troester@carle.com
P.S.I got your name from Jack North.He is also a Reeves cousin and I'm so grateful to him for directing me to you.Jack is struggling with his Ruth Reeves connection to our Reeves ancestry, and, at the moment, it is believed that Ruth is a daughter of our Reuben's brother, Absalom, but not certain yet.Thanks again for your response to my search.Alice Craft