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Funny family stories

My grandfather was born in 1878 and lived to be 106. As I was growing up he would sit with me on the porch or in front of the fireplace and tell me stories of the Civil War. I was in Junior High before I realized that Grandpa Eubanks had not actually 'lived' those stories, they were ones he had been told by uncles and other members of the family. The best one was about his father and grandfather burying all the family valuables and money under a big rock shaped like a frog out in the pasture. When the war was over they had both forgotten where the rock was. As far as my grandfather knew, the jars were never found. To this day one relative or another will walk the pastures of the farm looking for a rock in the shape of a frog. The land is still in our family. Sincerely, Mary Ellen (Eubanks) Johnson

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John and Roseanna Smith Miles

John Miles, born in 1958 and Roseanna Smith, borm in 1848, lived in New York City in 1891 when their 6th child was born. They turned him over to the New York Foundling Hospital and when he was 5 years old, he was sent to Missouri to live with Luke Summers' family. We have the birth certificate for young Robert Miles (later Summers). We are searching for his brothers and/or sisters descendants.