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The Spiva Family

Martha Loretta Cranford, Mary Cranford, Della Cranford ,
Martha Jane (Spiva) Cranford (mother), Della ?
 

Martha Jane (Spiva) Cranford

 From the photo album of Acme Marie SPIVA. The man seated in back of a basket of "fruits or veggies" we don't know which ... is her father

"Phineas Jasper Spiva".

thank you Jan Dunham
 
Prior to Jonas B. Spiva of Arkansas, I have the following info, some is unsubstanciated:
As per Jonas Spiva's will in MO in1828
What I have on Elisha, Sr. comes fromthe 1850 census and his probate papers..  he may have been
married three times and the
wife on the 1850 census is (Siotha Combs Reeves) his 3rd wife. I am not sure
how many children he
had. Records indicate that he had 9 by 1840 and there are 8 living in his house
on the 1850 census. However, it appears that at least 5 or 6 of those or step-children or grand-children,
 
Jonas Spiva b. VA d. 1828 MO m. Bethany (link to will- Susan Dowell Davis- )
Children:
...............I. Kizah Spiva m. Hicks
...............II. Elizabeth Spiva, m.
...............III. Sary Spiva
...............IV. Mary Spiva, m.Curey
...............V. William Spiva
..............................1. G. W. Spiva b: 1816 in Buncombe Co., NC
..............................2. Lorenzo D. Spiva b: 1823 in Buncombe Co., NC
..............................3. William M. Spiva b: 1827 in Buncombe Co., NC
..............................4. Araminta Spiva b: 1828 in Buncombe Co., NC
..............................5. Benjamin F. Spiva b: 1829 in Buncombe Co., NC
..............................6. Alexander Spiva b: 1830 in Buncombe Co., NC
..............................7. Pinkney Spiva b: 1831 in Buncombe Co., NC
Marriage 2 Ruth b: 1827 in South Carolina.
..............................8. Berry Spiva b: 1851 in Buncombe Co., NC
..............................9. Thomas Spiva b: 1853 in Buncombe Co., NC
..............................10. Tipton Spiva b: 1858 in Buncombe Co., NC
..............................11. Merriman Spiva b: 1859 in Buncombe Co., N
...............VI. Elisha Spiva, b.abt 1792 in NC m. Franky Thacker, on 23 Jun 1822 in Madison County, Missouri, (image) He must have been married prior to this marriage as he already had children., m.3rd to Siotha Combs Reaves on 14 Feb 1849 in Madison County, Missouri (image from Carole Morton)  Siotha was married first to Thornberry Reeves- Elisha, Sen. died before 21 July, 1865 per probate papers in Madison Co. MO. He died leaving no will and leaving the following heirs: (a widow is not mentioned, in the papers). Children:
..............................1. Elza Henry (E. H.) Spiva, b. 1810 in North Carolina. m. 30 Oct 1834 Madison Co., MO to Mariah Craddock b. 1814 Kentucky, (age estimates from 1860 FEDcensus) image 1860, Missouri, MADISON, ST MICHAEL TWP Series: M653, Roll: 631, Page: 356  
............................................I. Roseanna Spiva,b. 1837 MO.,
.............................................II. Jasper N. Spiva,b 1840 MO., m.  8 Nov 1875 to Amanda Maise in Madison Co Missouri. (image)
.............................................III. John C. Spiva,b 1843 MO., m. 21 Mar 1869, to Mary J Anthony in Madison Co Missouri. (image)
.............................................IV. Amelia P. Spiva,b1846 MO.,
.............................................V. James G. Spiva,b1849 MO.,
.............................................VI. Clara Spiva, b. 1853 MO.,
.............................................VII. Emily Spiva, b. 1855 MO.
..............................2.  Jonas B. Spiva, b. abt 1815 NC resides in State of Ark. (See Below)
..............................3.  James M. Spiva, b. abt 1816 in NC, m.10 May 1835 in Madison Co., MO (image) to Tabitha Henderson b. abt 1815 in TN (age estimates from 1860 FEDcensus) image 1860, Missouri, MADISON, ST MICHAEL TWP, Series: M653, Roll: 631, Page: 355
.............................................I. William A Spiva,b.1843
.............................................II. Lively Spiva,b. 1847
.............................................III. Eliza J. Spiva,b. 1849
.............................................IV. Mourning B. Spiva,b. 1853 (Rosanna M. age 16 on 1870 census)
.............................................V. James B. Spiva, b. 1857
..............................4. Elizabeth M. Spiva, b. abt 1818 MO, m. 22 Jan. 1835 to James Madison Trammell b. 1810 VA, (image)
............................................. I. Martha A. Trammell b: 1837 in Arkansas
 .............................................II. Sarah J. Trammell b: 1838 in Arkansas
 .............................................III. John J. Trammell b: 1839 in Arkansas
 .............................................IV. Thomas Trammell b: 1839 in Arkansas
 .............................................V. James M. Trammell b: 1844 in Arkansas
............................................. VI. William Trammell b: 1845 in Arkansas
 .............................................VII. Elisha Trammell b: 1848 in Arkansas
............................................. VIII. Francis Trammell b: 1850 in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana
 .............................................IX. Joseph Trammell b: 1853 in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana
 .............................................X. M. Trammell b: 1854 in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana
 .............................................XI. Andrew Trammell b: 1856 in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana
 .............................................XII. Mary Trammell b: 1856 in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana
 .............................................XIII. Priscilla Trammell b: 1858 in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, m abt 1875, Ben F. Davis
.........................................................I. Ella E. Davis b. 1876 TX
........................................................II. Oscar Davis b. 1879 TX
..............................4. Jincy Ann Spiva b. abt 1820 in Missouri, m. JUL 1835 in Madison Co., MO to Reuben Hoosier b. 1808 in Kentucky (image)
..............................................I. Joseph Hoosier b: 1836 in Missouri
 ............................................II. William Hoosier b: 1838 in Missouri
............................................. III. Mary E. Hoosier b: 1841 in Arkansas
 .............................................IV. Henry E. Hoosier b: 1844 in Arkansas
............................................. V. James D. Hoosier b: 1848 in Arkansas
 .............................................VI.Martha Hoosier b: 1850 in Arkansas
 .............................................VII. George W. Hoosier b: 1852 in Arkansas
 .............................................VIII. Arianda Hoosier b: 1854 in Arkansas
............................................. IX. John W. Hoosier b: 1859 in Arkansas
..............................6. Elisha Spiva, Jr.,b. 1823 Madison Co., MO , d. 20 Feb 1884 in Castor Township, Madison County, MO, m. 07 Oct 1845 to RoseAnn Matthews,
.............................................I. William C. Spiva b: 1846 in Madison Co., MO
.............................................II. Eliza Spiva b: 1848 in Madison Co., MO
.............................................III. Jane Spiva b: 1850 in Madison Co., MO, m 9 Oct 1869 to Harry Ohllanson, in Madison Co., MO (image)
.............................................IV. Mary Spiva b: 1854 in Madison Co., M
 .............................................V. Julie Spiva b: 1856 in Madison Co., MO
.............................................VI. Annie Spiva b: 1859 in Madison Co., MO
..............................7. Sintha Spiva b. abt. 1838 m. Herod Reeves
.............................................. I. Elisha Herod REEVES, Madison Co., MO ( grandson of Elisha's and his third wife, Siotha Combs Reaves, by Elisha's daughter Sintha and Siotha's Son Herod Reeves). 
..............................8. Hulda Spiva b. abt 1842 , m. 8 JUN 1859 in Madison Co. to Chesley Evan Thomas b: 1820 in North Carolina
.............................................I. Frances J. Thomas b: 1858 in Jackson Co., IL
.............................................II. Sarah Thomas b: 1859 in Jackson Co., IL
...............VII. Hannah  Spiva, m. Martin
...............VIII. Rhody Spiva, m.Moore,
...............IX. Cyntha Spiva, m . John Bridges lived in Randolf Co. Ark
...............X. Sally Spiva, m. Martin
...............XI James Spiva, b. 1800 AND 1810 in North Carolina, m. Sarah b: 1806 in Kentucky
...............................1. Pleasant Spiva b: 1821 in Missouri
 
..............................2. Archibald Spiva b: 1822 in Missouri
 
..............................3. Jonathan Spiva b: 1831 in Missouri
 
..............................4. Elisha Spiva b: 1832 in Missouri
 
..............................5. Saba Spiva b: 1840 in Missouri
 
..............................6. Mary Ann Spiva b: 1842 in Missouri
...............XII. Dory Spiva, m. Johnson 
...............XIII. Nancy Spiva, b. 1807 in MO. m.John P. Flanery on 15 Oct 1827 in Madison County, ( US Census, Arkansas, Randolph Co., 1850)
 ..............................1. David R. Flannery b: 1828 in Madison Co., MO
 ..............................2. Bethena J. Flannery b: 1832 in Arkansas
 ..............................3. Sarah M. Flannery b: 1839 in Arkansas
 ..............................4. Thomas J. Flannery b: 1841 in Arkansas
 
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I OCR scanned in all the info I have on the decendants of Jonas B. Spiva. It is an excerpt from
"The Record" the Hot Springs AR Historical Society Publication 100 year Anniversary Edition
1873-1973 (there might be some mistakes as scanning text is unpredictable I fixed all I could find) I have also corrected and added other family info. If you would like to add anything or if you find any mistakes .. Please feel free to email me Cyd Rawls
FAMILIES OF LEE TOWNSHIP, 1880 Excerpt from "The Record" pgs 199-200 , Arkansas
 
* from above son of Elisha Spiva Sr.
SPIVA-SPIVEY D-191
Jonas B. Spiva b. between 1812 and 1815 in NC of NC parents, married 19 March 1839 in Ripley Co. MO marriage book B, Mary Ann (Polly) Cain, age 33, b. La (could be GA?). ca. 1817 d. 1855. She was probably the mother of hs first six children born in Arkansas between 1837 and 1845.
(If you have any more info on the Cain line I would love to share with you.I can be reached via email at :cydrawls@aol.com)
Jonas was in Arkansas before 1840 when he is listed in the Clark County census. In 1850, his home was listed in Mountain Township of Montgomery Co. AR. He served in the Arkansas 4th Calvary as a Lt. (Union) (pension application) Jonas Died 18 Dec. 1903 Garland Co. Ark. JB_SPIVA CENSUS TRANSCRIPTIONS and Images
Other wives were, Polly Mary Barnett Sutton m. July 2, 1857 in Hot Springs AR d. fall of 1885 , and Susan Ann Green Relen Elder
children of Jonas B Spiva:
I. Henry Spiva b. ca. 1837 was age 13 in 1850. married abt 1874 to Elizabeth (?) b. Ill, Nov. 1858. They were married 26 years then divorced before 1900 and had three children.
...............1. William Spiva b. Jan. 1877 in AR
...............2. Edwin Spiva b. 1879 in AR
...............3. Allie Spiva b. Nov. 1882
II. Elisha Spiva, b. Nov. 4, 1838 in Ark, age 11 in 1850, d. Aug 11, 1899 buried Lowe Cemetery.On March 19, 1866 at age 26, he married Martha Harriet Copeland, age 18 (b. Sept. 20, 1848 d. May 6, 1931 Lowe Cem They were m. by J. L. Moore, issue ten:
...............1. Ida Octavia Spiva b. Jan. 1 1867 .m. Reuben Lee McKinley and had 14 children. 1910 census image
..............................I. Emily M McKinley   b. 1884 Mazarn, Montgomery, Arkansas. m. Phillips
..............................II. George B McKinley  b. 1886 Mazarn, Montgomery, Arkansas
..............................III.Monterey McKinley   b. 1890 Mazarn, Montgomery, Arkansas
..............................IV. Loyd P McKinley   b. 1892 Mazarn, Montgomery, Arkansas
..............................V. Reginald McKinley  b. 1894 Mazarn, Montgomery, Arkansas
..............................VI. Lee V McKinley    b. 1897 Mazarn, Montgomery, Arkansas
..............................VII. Vera C McKinley    b. 1899 Mazarn, Montgomery, Arkansas
..............................VIII. Era C. McKinley  b. 1903 Garza, Texas
..............................IX. John R. McKinley    b. 1904 Garza, Texas
..............................X.  Nancy G McKinley b. 1906 Garza, Texas
..............................X. Fred McKinley    b. 1907 Garza, Texas
..............................XII. Dell McKinley   b. 1909 Garza, Texas
..............................XIII. Lois McKinley   b. 1909 Garza, Texas
..............................XIV. Lannie E. McKinney b. 1911  Garza, Texas
...............2. Mary Catherine Spiva b. Sept. 3, 1868 m. Benjamin Talley and lived at Buckville, Ark.(His mother was Mary Jane Freeman Talley) Issue: Earl m. Maud Armandtrout; Earnest m.Savilla Johnson (See Helms Hi story) Jim m. Anadell Robbins; Winni e Bell d.y.; Lida m.Virgil Housley; Ruth m, Joe Williamson; Ruby m. Moman Wilson; Paul,wife Travis; Benne m, Neal Johnson and Cecile was married twice and resided in L. Rock, Ark
...............3. Ellen Eldorado Spiva b. Mar. 28, 1871 m. 1st Jones and 2nd Tom Rawls (See Rawls family History )
...............4. James Henry Spiva b. July 18, 1873 d. 1977 m. Dora Alice Orrell
(1878-1927) issue four: Donald, Cyril, Miriam and Mrs. Pete Generis.
...............5. Belle Spiva b. Dec. 19, 1875 m. Fred Mathews, son Fred, jr.
...............6. Jonas Lafayette Spiva b. Jan. 1, 1879, wife Lue. b. 1888 1920 census image issue:
..............................I. Lena Spiva b. 1907
..............................II. Howell Spiva b. 1909
..............................III. Willard Spiva b. 1910
..............................IV. Rita Spiva b. 1913
..............................V. Louise Spiva b. 1915
..............................V. J.C. Spiva b.
..............................V. Paul Spiva b.
..............................V. Doris Spiva b.
...............7. Wm. Lee "Will" Spiva b. Feb. 13, 18??, wife Mae had two sons. was 38 in 1920 census 1920 census image
...............8. John Walter Spiva b. May 24, 1883 d, April 1, 1965 m. Alah Spears.
...............9. Frank Baxter Spiva b. Sept, 2, 1885 m. Ist Beulah Ward b, 1894 d. Dec. 5, 1945 Lowe Cem. mother of Electra B. Spiva-b.1919 and Ward E. Spiva (1915-1959) Frank m. 2nd Mrs . Katie (Reece) Cain (see Cain History)
...............10. Pearl Flora Spiva b. Aug. 22 1889 was a school teacher and late in life m. Dave McGrew. No issue,1920 census image
III. Wm. Spiva b. ca. 1841 , age 9 in 1850
IV. Francis M. Spiva b. ca. 1844 age 6 in 1850 m. at age 23 Jan. 17, 1869 m. Mary Jane Hall , b. ca. 1848. The family later moved to Texas.
...............1. Clara Lindy Spiva m: E. N. Hudson
...............2. Leona Spiva
...............3. Henry Evan Spiva, b. ca. 1872 m: Sarah Elizabeth "Sally/Eva" Vesey ( Letter fromSally)
...............4. James William Spiva , b. ca, 1873, m: La Veda (?)
...............5. Susan D. b. ca. 1875
...............6. Jonah/Jonas Spiva, b. ca. 1878
...............7. Elisha Benjamin Spiva ,b. Oct. 1879, m: Miriam A. Seastrunk
...............8. Phineas Jasper Spiva m: Lela Maude Wilbanks/Arnold and 2nd Lililian
...............9. Edward Nickols Spiva m: Naomi Pearl Arnold
V. James Clover Spiva b. ca. 1844 age 6 in 1850
VI. Martha Jane Spiva. b. ca. 1845 age 5 in 1850 m. 1st Dr. Geo. Fisher more info, Oct 4,1860 in Montgomery Co. AR. Fisher History refers to her as Mrs. Cranford .She is listed in D-215 Lee Twp.Garland Co., as the wife of Wesley I. Crawford, b. ca. 1845 in Ala. his name was actually Cranford. (see Cranford History) . Issue as of 1880: Mary J. Cranford b. 1866, Elisha Cranford b. 1869, Francis T. Cranford b. 1870, Wm. E. Cranford 1875, Della Cranford b. 1876, David W. Cranford b. 1878. Born after 1880: Fannon Cranford, Elzie Cranford, Ollie Cranford and Martha Loretta Cranford who m. Albert Rawls. Descendants reside in Calf. (See Rawls History )
VII. Mary Spiva b.1851 (age9 in 1860 census)
VIII. Peter Spiva b. 1854 (age6 in 1860 census)
IX. Jonas Hamilton Spiva b. ca. 1858 was age 22, unmarried in 1880 Lee Twp., d. 23 Feb 1947
(See 1972 RECORD )He m. Mollie McDaniel, issue six:
...............1 ) Dona Mae Spiva b. 1889 res. Hot Springs, m. Ist H.M."Mert" Waycasey (1884-1909) son of J.B.(1852 - 1939) and Mary (1859-1930) Waycasey, They had three children. She m.2nd Lenard B. Smith who d. 1964, issue: Catherine, Virgie, Hazel (m. Homer Buck) Bennie and A. J. Smith
...............2) Rado Spiva m. Mat Rucker (1861-1925) son Burl Rucker, res. Hot Springs
...............3) Clarence Jonas Spiva b. 19 Jun 1898 in Arkansas. d. 28 Sep 1984 in Tulare, California
...............4) Robert Spiva
...............5) Clara Bell m. Burton
...............6) J. Spiva
All - SPIVA / SPIVEY / SPVY - all states - 1860 Federal Census
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1830 Census Madison Co., MO p.345 Elisha Spiva
Males: 2=to5; 1=5-10; 1=10-15; 1=15-20; 1=30-40
Females: 1=to5; 1=5-10; 1-10-15; 1=30-40
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1840 Census Madison co., MO p.231 Elisha Spiva
Males: 1=to5; 1=5-10; 1=10-15; 1=15-20; 1=40-50
Females: 1=to5; 1=5-10; 1=15-20; 1=30-40
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1850 Census: Madison Co., MO;
#225A Spiry (spelled this way)
Elisha, 58 yoa, Farmer, Val:600; b. NC
Siotha, wife, 45 yoa, b. TN
Barthey, female, 18 yoa, b. MO
Charine A., female, 16 yoa, b. MO (Reeves)
George, male, 16 yoa, Farmer, b. MO (Reeves)
Herod, male, 14 yoa, b. MO (Reeves)
John, male, 12 yoa, b. MO (Reeves)
Emily, female, 8 yoa, b. MO (Reeves)
Sintha, female, 12 yoa, b. MO
Huldy, female, 8 yoa, b. MO
Thanks Jan Dunham...
(1850 census as Parthenia, Catherine, George, Herod, John and Emily Jane are Siotha's children by her first marriage to Thornberry Reeves, not Elisha Spiva Sr. All others are probably his from his earlier marriage(s). thanks Carole Morton )
The following are Spiva Missouri marriages I found on Ancestry.com
Missouri, Cole County
Spiva, Elisha married Thacker, Franky on 23 Jun 1822 in Cole County, Missouri
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Missouri, Madison County
Flanery, John married Spiva, Nancy on 15 Oct 1827 in Madison County, Missouri
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Missouri, Madison County
Craddock, Maria married Spiva, Elza on 30 Oct 1834 in Madison County, Missouri
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Missouri, Madison County
Spiva, Elizabeth married Trammell, James M. on 22 Jan 1835 in Madison County, Missouri
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Missouri, Madison County
Henderson, Tabitha married Spiva, James on 10 May 1835 in Madison County, Missouri
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Missouri, Madison County
Spiva, Jane married Thomas, ---[Rev] on 28 Jul 1835 in Madison County, Missouri
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Missouri, Madison County
Matthews, Rossann married Spiva, Elisha on 07 Oct 1845 in Madison County, Missouri
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Missouri, Madison County
Spiva, John B. married Whitworth, Hannah B. on 08 Jun 1848 in Madison County, Missouri
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Missouri, Madison County
Reaves, Brotha (actually Siotha) married Spiva, Elisha on 14 Feb 1849 in Madison County, Missouri (image)
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Missouri, Madison County

Wm H Spiva         Lucy Campbell         1 Jul 1900    Madison
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Missouri, Madison County

Eliza Spivey         Alexander Farlee         6 Dec 1875    Madison

Beulah C Spiva , Martin M Bowling , 11 Jun 1962 , Madison Co Missouri.
Elizabeth Spiva , Torn James M Trammell , 22 Jan 1835 , Madison Co Missouri.
Elza Spiva , Maria Craddock , 30 Oct 1834 , Madison Co Missouri.
Miss Emma E Spiva , John M Buck , 15 Feb 1876 , Madison Co Missouri.
Gena Elmora Spiva , Richard Barmey Page , 7 Jun 1905 , Madison Co Missouri.
Henry Spiva , Mrs. Sarah Cancey , 20 Aug 1863 , Madison Co Missouri.
Huldy Spiva , Chesley E Thomas , 8 Jun 1859 , Madison Co Missouri.
James Spiva , Tabitha Henderson , 10 May 1835 , Madison Co Missouri.
Jane Spiva , Rev. , 28 Jul 1835 , Madison Co Missouri.
Jane Spiva , As Will Names Wife As Hulda Jane Thomas Thomas Likely , 28 Jul 1835 , Madison Co Missouri.
Jasper N Spiva , Miss Rachal McMurtry , 26 Jun 1883 , Madison Co Missouri.
Miss Julia Spiva , Wm J Edwards , 12 May 1881 , Madison Co Missouri.
Miss Julia Spiva , William Edwards , 12 May 1881 , Madison Co Missouri.
Lucy Spiva , C A Barlett , 11 Oct 1905 , Madison Co Missouri.
Mary Rebecca Spiva , John W Butler , 18 Nov 1874 , Madison Co Missouri.
Nancy Spiva , John Flanery , 15 Oct 1831 , Madison Co Missouri.
Nancy Spiva , John Flanery , 15 Oct 1827 , Madison Co Missouri.
Stane Spiva ,   , 28 May 1835 , Madison Co Missouri.
Wm Spiva , Mrs Pheba Robinson , 26 Nov 1885 , Madison Co Missouri.
Wm C Spiva , Miss Mary H Marshall , 24 Nov 1869 , Madison Co Missouri.
Wm H Spiva , Lucy Campbell , 1 Jul 1900 , Madison Co Missouri.
Clarah Ann Spivey , John R Green , 21 Jan 1869 , Madison Co Missouri.
Eliza Spivey , Alexander Farlee , 6 Dec 1875 , Madison Co Missouri.
John C Spivey , Mary J Anthony , 21 Mar 1869 , Madison Co Missouri.
James E Spivy , Mary A Satern , 23 Nov 1876 , Madison Co Missouri.
Jane Spivy , Harry Ohllanson , 9 Oct 1869 , Madison Co Missouri.
Josper Newton Spivy , Amanda Maise , 8 Nov 1875 , Madison


If you have any changes or additions, also, I would like to have more
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Susan Dowell Davis- Susan is researching and compiling information on the following Spiva siblings: Archibald, Pleasant, Elisha, Jonathan. Other possibly related Spivas include Elza H Spiva. She has a copy of Jonas Spiva's will ca1828 and more soon to come!
 
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