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Renaldo Browne (#46919485)
 member for 8 years, 4 months, 29 days
Michael Garnett McGrady
RE: Signal Corps.
No, my father was not in WWII. However I had three older brothers who were. One was a Marine in the Pacific, one was an Army medic in the North Africa/Sicily campaign, and one was in the Army in France and Germany. I'm not sure what outfits he was in.// Mike

Added by Michael Garnett McGrady on Aug 07, 2015 12:43 PM

RE: Genealogy
Yep, the very same Don. I've got to let Dennis and the SuttonSearchers know. They did not have his lineage on their site. After I replied, I immediately looked up Slick Willie. Very fitting name, and from what I read, that's where that name may have originated from. I saw he was Irish lineage parents and they resided in the polish part of NY. So, I take that he was not part of the huge Sutton lines in the U.S. from England. Unless there was a paternal mishap along the way, then he'd still connect, a long way back. I could have tried to find him and his parents but I figured I had other fish to fry instead.

I got to working again on my husband's 3rd gr-grandfather Wiley Gilmore. Get all his pension papers typed up. Took note of 2 witnesses, that said they knew him for 40 and 30 years. I looked up the first one, WW Mallard. Found him where Wiley had resided at one time. He was born 1845 in Henry, AL, son of Peter & Unity. Hmmm. But he signed as witness for both Wiley in Henry, AL and for his wife in Sumter, FL. No one in the past has figured out 'why' Elizabeth was down there and died there. I checked for WW Mallard in Sumter, FL. Found him there too, still at home with his mother, 'Catherine', in 1880, her showing born NC/father GA/mother NC. Bells went off in my head. I just 'knew' where this was going. It just had to. I looked up Peter Mallard, for a marriage, and BINGO. Peter Mallard married Catherine Gilmore in Henry, AL in 1844. *Wiley Gilmore was born GA. Wife Elizabeth Hammond was born NC. Their son, Frank, my husband's 2nd gr-grandfather was born NC.

Elizabeth was in Sumter, FL with her daughter & family. The daughter that I had took note of in the 1830 census, but had no name for her. At least 2 thick books have been written on the Gilmore's. They've been searched out for at least 40-50 years by many researchers before I started in 2003. There was Catherine, right under their noses. I had told my husband just a short while back, when I first got Wiley's pension and saw for myself that indeed Elizabeth was down there, that there had to be someone she went with or went to. No way, back in the 1870's is an elder woman just going to hop a wagon train and go to south Florida by herself.

She was with the unnamed daughter. Frank too had named his second born daughter, Unity Catherine. Following in his parents footsteps. Wiley's mother was Katherine. His wife Elizabeth's mother was Unity. Here their first born daughter was named Unity Catherine. No need to say more.

Added by ValSG on May 27, 2015 7:04 PM

RE: Genealogy
Thanks for letting me know. When you said one wasn't found, I went to my old emails, perusing and found where I was told what was on Sophia's, but was not told anything about George's. I 'thought' I had remembered it as Sophia's listed hers and his didn't, but, there is nothing said about his. Thus, I don't know where I got my 'thought' from, except my imagination. :~/

I guess the guy I was working on George with, got his dates from his pension file. He did get that and thus was able to get George's stone and get it set.

At least we now also have George's small obituary and the one for Sophia, thus those dates agree with the gravestone. It is hard to come to terms with for a man to do and be like he was, just to almost disappear after death, with almost no recordings of him for it. He was a soldier and was injured, received the higher rated pension amount (and that only happens for a reason, but I've not yet found what that was) and then die 'almost' unnoticed, only one little tidbit in the news. That's crazy.

AS for Sutton... yeah I am one. Through Sophia and George's daughter, Emma who married Silas Sutton. Didn't recognize the name you said though, so I will do some snooping and see if anything shows a connection or not. I know Don Sutton leads back to the same Sutton line as Sophia, thus we are related. Traced him myself because at the time I didn't find anyone else doing so. Was watching his Alabama and North Carolina lineage names real close though because of my mom's and husbands lines all being from mostly those two states and general areas. Didn't find any extra connections, but I didn't search out all the children of each marriage or the grandchildren and spouses of all, etc..., so, there may still be another connection. Dang, ya gotta stop somewhere, else you get lost in the pile of leaves! The trees in my yard give me enough to disappear into. Don't need the "shaky" ones making me disappear too. LOL.

Added by ValSG on May 27, 2015 1:03 AM

RE: Genealogy
I hope it has something, but it was my understanding that Sophia's parents were listed on hers. But his was not on his. Thus, I didn't bother to try to order it.

The guy that I worked with on proving George's CW service, and narrowed down their lives to about when they died and where, he went to the archives and found their certificates and got George's records.

He told me Sophia's parents as they were on her certificate, but said George's were not on his.

Thus, I have perused newspapers reading every single article, for hours at a time on The Hunterdon Republican & other papers, and googled Google Books and everything else that I can on line.

Through that I've gotten some stuff. Mostly through the newspapers. Like his death notice & obituary. And Sophia's. His notices about receiving a pension bonus and raises. The one about getting robbed while watching over his wife on her death bed.

If I'd had his parents from the death certificate, I might not have perused the newspapers so hard and would probably have missed some of those. I am grateful for the lack of immediate answers, because I gained so much knowledge about him, the man, this way.

Different way to think of it huh? It's been like this on several ancestors. The lack of immediate answers, has led me to finding more knowledge about them personally, rather than just another set of names that take me back further in the tree.

As badly as I want to know the parents, this is making me slow down and stop and smell each of the roses along the way, I guess you could say, and not just go right past them to get to the next ones further up the path. Stop and really look at each leaf really good on my tree. Get to know the person.

That's why I say on his memorial, of that I am blessed to have learned about him, and humbly grateful for getting the chance to know so much more about him than I thought possible.

For me to know that my 2nd great-grandfather sat up at night by the fire, watching over his sick wife, my 2nd great-grandmother, doing it for several nights, and because of that, he was so tired, he dozed off while sitting in his chair, still beside her. Robbers take advantage of that moment with them, hit him over the head and steal their food.

That is a powerful picture of someone from over 100 years ago, that I have no photograph of.

If I were not feeling the need to peruse the newspapers one at a time and look at each and every article, I would not have found that. Look at what I would have missed! Because I was looking for a hint of who his parents were, I was instead able to find his love, care and devotion for his wife.

I'll take it. ^_^

Added by ValSG on May 23, 2015 11:48 PM

RE: Genealogy
LOL at the science fiction.

Do like my mom used to say, leave some out and make it a mystery. *grin*

Problem with that is, there is no problem leaving some out. It's already 'not there'. hahaha


Added by ValSG on May 22, 2015 5:26 PM

RE: Genealogy
Glad you are helping Joanie. It's always more fun when working with someone who takes an interest too.

You said, "have more luck doing other families than your own."

Yep, sounds about right. That must be one of the hidden rules in the genealogy handbook. Seems to be par for the course in working on this. I too have done better with other's families. Or seem to at any rate.

Hmmm, text our ancestors. I don't do texting. I wonder if they have email? That's more up my alley. I'm too long winded for texting. I like writing long letters and stories. Email is perfect for that. ^_^

Or better yet, if only George would be like E.T. and "phone home". Would love to have a chat with he & Sophia. They probably know the answers for me on my other lines that also stop cold in the tracks. Namely, their son-n-law's father, John Sutton. Like George, he ain't saying and no clues can be found. But considering that Sophia was also a Sutton, I bet she knows who his father was, and has taken that secret to the grave with her. LOL.

My momma always said, about those of us that ask too many questions, especially on things she didn't want to answer, "are you writing a book? If so, leave it out and make it a mystery."

I think she jinxed me. I'm leaving out a lot of stuff, because no one knows or those that did won't tell and thus I have lots of mystery. ^_^


Added by ValSG on May 07, 2015 10:58 AM

Loucinda Woodard
OOOPPPPPs....I forgot to ask why are they listed in what appears to be separate cemeteries?

Added by Anonymous on May 05, 2015 9:59 AM

Loucinda Woodard
You have Loucinda as Loucinda Woodard Starling. I think her first husband was James Bryant "JB" Summerlin. Can you clarify? Do you have photos of the headstones? Thanking you in advance,
Camille Stroud Summerlin

Added by Anonymous on May 05, 2015 9:56 AM

Barbara Haines
RE: Ezra Jenner Tombstone
You can go to the photo on the memorial and right-click on it, then save it to your computer. It should print from there with no problem.

Added by Barbara Haines on Mar 19, 2015 9:02 AM

sara w.
RE: Margaret Whitcomb
In checking on family search site, I think that the name of David Breneman's wife is Margaret Whitcomb, therefore, I have deleted the Krepps name. My other reference must be wrong. Sorry for the error Sara W

Added by sara w. on Feb 16, 2015 2:41 PM

There is no marker. I added a photo of the plot number. His plot number is in the middle. The stone in the middle isn't his, it's the person in the row behind his.

Added by NoreenP on Nov 16, 2014 5:45 PM

RE: Transfer of ownership
you don't say what memorial. transfer requests are to be done on the edit tab, which gives me a link to the memorial nd you must include your exact relationship.from the faqs:
Second, Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Added by Kat on Sep 23, 2014 3:34 AM

RE: Tombstone Photo
Sorry it wasn't there - you're welcome.

Added by loradora on Sep 15, 2014 8:28 PM

Robin W
RE: Tomstone photo

There are duplicate records in Find A Grave. Please see the original records that already have photos with the last name as Dos Santos rather than Dossantos. Record #3629826 and #594116.


Added by Robin W on Aug 30, 2014 1:33 PM

S. Pisciotta
RE: Tombstone Photo Request
do you know the year he died?

Added by S. Pisciotta on Aug 29, 2014 8:45 AM

S. Pisciotta
RE: Tombstone Photo Request
no problem Clodomiro seems to be the only one buried there with that last name with a Find A Grave memorial, you can always call the cemetery office and see if Claude is buried there and let me know the plot & grave #, in case his last name is spelled wrong with the Find A Grave memorials.

Added by S. Pisciotta on Aug 29, 2014 8:30 AM

Patricia Ibbotson
RE: Mary Jane Gregory Olmsted
Hi Ron,

I'm taking photos but only in Holy Cross Cemetery in Detroit at the present time. If you put a photo request on Find A Grave perhaps one of the volunteers will take photos for you.


Added by Patricia Ibbotson on Aug 28, 2014 1:50 PM

Karen Burns
RE: Transfer ownership
Which memorial do you want transferred to you? Karen

Added by Karen Burns on Aug 25, 2014 5:53 PM

Bob # 46991349
RE: Tombstone photo
You are very welcome. I have found that, if the deceased lived in Crocket, they were shipped by train to St Catherine's in Martinez. The Parks & Rec department has a print out of the burials and will check for deceased over the phone (925-372-3510), at least they did a couple of years ago.


Added by Bob # 46991349 on Aug 19, 2014 10:11 AM

Bob # 46991349
RE: Tombstone photo
You are very welcome.

I had to go back to St. Josephs today. I checked on Peter and Virginia Colangelo. They could not locate them there.

I did find John Desouza Caldeira. His correct plot info is Section: K; Row: 2; Grave: 21. His photo has been posted.


Added by Bob # 46991349 on Aug 18, 2014 6:50 PM

Gloria Starling Johnson
RE: Memorial #47464039

Added by Gloria Starling Johnson on Apr 05, 2014 8:12 AM

Gloria Starling Johnson
RE: Tombstone Photo
Hi Ron,

Check out Find A Grave Memorial# 113825927. There are great photos from Find A Grave Member 47464039.

Thanks...Gloria J.

Added by Gloria Starling Johnson on Apr 04, 2014 12:40 PM

Chris Wimmer
Tombstone photos
Tombstone photos

Renaldo.... you asked if I were doing tombstone photos...

for what cemetery ? I "might' have some... might not.. in my archives...

I LIVE in California near San Francisco... so if it's Missouri you're looking for... you'll need to request it through Find A Grave...


Added by Chris Wimmer on Mar 27, 2014 8:16 AM

sara w.
RE: Minnick
Renaldo I have posted all pictures of Minnick stones that I have so far. However the cemetery is not completely photographed. So if I find any more, I will contact you. Sara

Added by sara w. on Feb 02, 2014 4:01 PM

Phil & Donna Whitaker
RE: Tombstone Photo
You would probably get a quicker response to request the photo from the memorial so that a volunteer can get it for you. I have no time right now.

Added by Phil & Donna Whitaker on Jan 06, 2014 1:17 PM


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