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to the editor

To the Editor:

I just wanted to send a letter to say thank you to the Peabody Gazette-Bulletin as well as the Peabody Township Library for making the Gazette-Bulletin available as digital records. I also want to say thank you to the donor or donors who made this project possible.

I am descended from C. O. Stovall, who shows up in the 1880 census in Fairplay Township, and later in Peabody. From him, I my lineage goes through “Greene”, his son Roy, and his son Lester, my grandfather. In my studies of family history, I have learned that I have many cousins in Marion County.

I would like to visit your town and county at some point to see where my ancestors lived and worked. I have been to Marion a few times and even drove through the Prairie Lawn Cemetery.

Again, thank you for your efforts to keep history alive and available for generations to come.

Kevin Stovall

Last modified Oct. 19, 2016