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Fred Downs (#46545149)
 member for 14 years, 3 months, 11 days
Kathy French
Absalom Kuykendall
You have wrong info on my Gr Gr Grandfather, Absalom. He died 1-2-1901 San Antonio, Bexar Co. San Antonio, Texas. He is buried in the Saints Oakwood Cemetery. I have been to his grave site. All info on death is posted on Find a Grave.

Added by Kathy French on Oct 09, 2016 3:47 PM

Ann Porter Payne
Kuykendall Family
Hi, I am researching Matthew Kuykendall(1758-1841)whose father is reportedly Abraham K. (1719-1812) and grandfather is reportedly Cornelius Kuykendall. You do not list my Mathew as one of Abraham's children???? Why? Can you help me with this? Thanks.

Added by Ann Porter Payne on Sep 01, 2016 3:26 PM

Francina Jane Midkelf
Hi Fred, Was wondering if you are still active in findagrave. If so, I have a bio. on Francina Midkelf to post. Let me know. Jen

Added by Jen on Nov 12, 2015 4:05 PM

Tina DeLong
Are you kin to the Mcdowells in Brady?

Added by Tina DeLong on May 03, 2015 6:24 PM

Phil Swan
Ernest Alpheus Swan
Ernest Alpheus Swan (Find A Grave#8159138) was my great uncle, son of my great grandfather, John Wesley Swan. His middle name comes from his uncle, Alpheous Pennington. In 2014, I unlocked a door to our Swan past and I am trying to share it selectively with descendants of John Swann b. VA (1801-1842) and Elizabeth Timms Swann b. VA (1798-1860). All descendants of those folks, my grt-grt-grandparents, were stopped by this locked door. I published ‘My Swann Family With Wilson, Shipley, and Alcock Families’ which is now in many eastern and middle American libraries and genealogical societies. I’m proud to say that one eastern university system says that the book should be used as a text for writing genealogies. I don’t have any photos of James but I do have many of other family members. I will attach a photo of his parents and a Family Group Sheet with details of his parents and siblings. I hope I am not overloading you and I ask you to post/add whatever you can and wish to James’ Find A Grave site.

James and all his descendants descend from our Swann gateway ancestors to America, Edward Swann b.~1628 and Susannah Heath Swann b. Jan 1630 of Kent County, England. They came to America about 1652/3 and were given 1200 acres of prime tobacco land in southern Maryland which they named ‘Eagleton Plantation’. I have attached a map of its location and a part of it is still in Swann ownership.

Added by Phil Swan on Jan 16, 2015 4:29 PM

Becky Byrns
Sara Frances Boren
There is some discrepancy on her birth and death years. Her headstone reads 1848 - 1868 but according to a family bible I have that is held by the descendants of her daughter Belle Zora McCarley Hildreth - Sara was born 1 Nov 1844 and died on 17 Jan 1872. I do know that she is listed on the 1870 US census so somehow it looks like there was some error on her headstone. Strange but this won't be the first error I have run across. I sent in an edit correction but thought I would followup with this message.

Added by Becky Byrns on Dec 20, 2014 6:55 PM

william and nancy king in Antioch
I visited Antioch Cemetery in Cooper county today. I have uploaded photos to your memorials for William and Nancy. If you have other memorials there--either ones you created or others in which you have an interest--I'll be loading more pics in the coming days.


Added by grandmacarol on Oct 27, 2014 2:53 PM

Philena Waters #6628413
Fred, do you happen to know why the burial stone photo posted on this memorial has the woman's last name as Cooper. I thought it was Downs.


Added by Helperkw on Oct 23, 2014 5:44 PM

Deborah Stewart
Nancy Boren
My ancestor is Nancy Boren. Has there been additional research on this pioneer woman?

Added by Deborah Stewart on Jul 24, 2014 10:11 PM

Mary Jane (Meroney) Taylor
Iona Boren
Please add DOD of 1991.


Mary Jane Taylor

Added by Mary Jane (Meroney) Taylo... on Jun 13, 2014 1:49 PM

Joan Kobernik Hoeft
James Turner son of Matthew & Harriett
I put on James Turner and his family that are Terrace Heights Cemetery here in Yakima, WA. Would you like a transfer?

Here is the source:

Added by Joan Kobernik Hoeft on Apr 08, 2014 9:55 PM

Haupt Family
Thank you !!! Your efforts to create informative memorials is so valuable to all who come after you . You give me hope and so many avenues to pursue in researching the Haupts of Carbon county. THANK YOU !!!!!

Added by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2014 8:29 PM

Timmy McKinney
RE: Correction to my previous message
The name Slinker is most likely correct. I had seen that name before in a couple of places. One was the LDS website which probably got the information from the same marriage record you found. I am glad you found it.

Added by Timmy McKinney on Oct 31, 2013 4:13 PM

Judy Gautier
Gravestone of Edward Long CSA with 18th TX Cavalry
Edward Long's Grave on Find A Grave
The Eighteenth Texas Cavalry, also known as Darnell's Cavalry Regiment, was organized at Dallas, Texas, on March 15, 1862.

If the Edward Long described on this stone died in 1859, before the Civil War began, I don't see how this could be the same person as Edward the son of John Long.

Please enlighten me. Edward Long is in our direct line, too and we have been trying to make some headway with info on him and his wife.

Thanks so much. Judy Gautier

Added by Judy Gautier on Oct 04, 2013 11:11 AM

Rebecca Wright
James Rankin Goodall
Hi Fred,

Thanks for responding...I have the info about their marriage, etc. I wrote a bio on Louisa's memorial page if you want to check it out!Mem.#28488726. There was a family story that James had been shot, or something like that, but I've never been able to confirm or deny the story, so it remains a mystery as to his early death.

If I ever do find any further info on James , I'll be sure and let you know!

Best regards,


Added by Rebecca Wright on Jul 25, 2013 12:16 PM

Rebecca Wright
RE: Louisa M. Harrison
Hi Fred,

Thank you for adding the link, I appreciate it. I was wondering if you have any information about James Rankin Goodall? I have been working on my family history for many years and have never found any information about why he died so young, at just 25. He and Louisa had only been married a little over a year.



Added by Rebecca Wright on Jul 20, 2013 8:08 PM

Hi Fred I'm a descendant of Dora Bell Foster-Ashley. Cora Fosters sister. I found there father. Elisha Foster in Carter Memorial Cemetery. #45637722. Would you add a link from Cora to her father. I don't know if there mother is there. I can't find a record for her. Thanks. Jo Townsend-Ashley.

Added by JT on May 24, 2013 9:09 PM

Wanda Robinson
gilda boren mckee
We are trying to locate a member of the Boren family to purchase vacant grave plots. Your name appeared on her sheet. Parents were A.U. Boren and Josie Beard Boren. Can you help?? Wanda Robinson Thanks

Added by Wanda Robinson on Apr 19, 2013 6:54 AM

Christine Morrill
Daniel and Abial Downs
Dear Fred,

I would love to speak with you about the Downs genealogy of Tamworth New Hampshire and surrounding area.

I have been on the search of the parents of Daniel and Abial Downs.

Would you be so kind to contact me at

I along with the assistance or Fred Boyle, Genealogist, have confirm Daniel and Abial as brothers. It appears by land deeds that either a Moses or Aaron Downs were their father(?).

Thank you so much
Warm Regards Christine

Added by Christine Morrill on Dec 25, 2012 10:56 PM

James Gilbow
He was my mom's dad's bro,thus my great or grand uncle.

Added by James Gilbow on Oct 11, 2012 12:25 PM

New Lebanon Cemetery
I am updating the listings and photos for this cemetery. I just uploaded some pics for your King memorials there. If you have other memorials in this cemetery, I will probably be getting to those over the next few weeks.


Added by grandmacarol on Aug 15, 2012 8:31 AM

Charles Waters #68397100
Fred, you might want to check the spelling of this man's last name.

Added by Helperkw on Aug 10, 2012 7:27 PM

Sharon Kern
Fred...Thank you for the transfer of my great grandparents James & Aba Kuykendall memorials,I truly appreciate it...Sharon

Added by Sharon Kern on Aug 03, 2012 3:20 AM

Carol CR
Thank you!
Thanks so much for connecting John Wesley Sissom to his parents for me. I appreciate your help.

Added by Carol CR on Jul 24, 2012 2:44 PM

Mary Jane (Meroney) Taylor
John Rufus Wood

This name should be changed to John Rufus Boren. It was his wife's maiden named that was Wood.

Mary Jane Taylor in Belton

Added by Mary Jane (Meroney) Taylo... on May 28, 2012 8:36 PM


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