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David D (#47229128)
 member for 5 years, 6 months, 10 days
Monte Reece
RE: John Banta (1805-1864)
I'm sorry I can be of no help to you . My father was adopted.

Monte Reece

Added by Monte Reece on Jul 14, 2015 8:03 PM

RE: Gladys Metzger
David, So glad I could help! James

Added by Romper90069 on Jun 21, 2015 1:42 AM

May I also suggest you do a photo request and that should give you the full answer. James

Added by Romper90069 on Jun 19, 2015 3:52 AM

RE: Dietrich memorial 136653626
David, See memorial 144434491 Gladys Mae Harer 1904-1968 in that Niche, James

Added by Romper90069 on Jun 19, 2015 3:51 AM

The Ancestor Hunter
Isaac Davis
Thanks for your communication.

I've added more info to Isaac's memorial page. If you have anything the you would like to see added please send it to me.

Added by The Ancestor Hunter on May 14, 2015 6:32 PM

Jim Davis
RE: Sarah Davis / Campbell
I did not post a photo to Sarah Campbell's memorial because the Find A Grave rules include this information :

"Can I post a photo containing the text "unmarked grave" or post a generic image of a grave to represent an unmarked grave?
No. Please record that information in the Note and/or Plot section of the memorial page. If you are a photo volunteer please inform the submitter of the memorial that there is not a marker so that they can add that information."

Sarah is buried in an unmarked grave and her memorial page should include the info that she is unmarked. Her plot information (Section 12 Lot 299) can be added in the appropriate place and the information about her being buried next to Hedwig Gross Davis can also be added. As Hedwig has a memorial already with a photo, there's not much more you can do to make it any easier for someone to find her grave. All the necessary info is provided.

Thelma is buried next to Fermin Davis.

Added by Jim Davis on May 11, 2015 4:01 PM

Row Walker
Hiram Pugh
Added the info. Thanks
Find A Grave Memorial# 61269296

Added by Row Walker on May 06, 2015 8:56 PM

Jim Davis
Sarah Davis
It's tough getting old, the memory is the first thing to go! Ignore the message about ignoring the email - it wasn't sent after all. Yikes! Jim

Added by Jim Davis on Apr 28, 2015 12:11 PM

Jim Davis
RE: Sarah Campbell
thanks David - ignore the email I just sent you, Jim

Added by Jim Davis on Apr 28, 2015 11:58 AM

Jim Davis
RE: re: Sarah Davis
David - I've claimed the photo request but could you please clarify her section number. The memorial page says Section 12 and your message to me says Section 13 - which one of the two should it be? I've been able to locate lot 299 on a map of Section 12 but not on a map of 13. Regarding updating a photo request, in the future I would think you could just cancel the request and then put in a new request with the new info . Jim

Added by Jim Davis on Apr 27, 2015 4:40 PM

Row Walker
Hiram Pugh
Gary Mumper

Grateful for any and all info. Thanks.

Added by Row Walker on Apr 23, 2015 9:21 PM

Jim Davis
re: Sarah Davis
this is from my profile page, I think it's appropriate in light of your photo request

"Cemetery offices are much more likely to cheerfully provide family members with grave locations than photo volunteers, especially those of us they see often. We don't want to wear out our welcome, so to speak, and appreciate your calling or emailing the cemetery in advance to get the grave location. Hollywood Forever's phone number is 323-469-1181 and their email address is Please help us help you!"

Added by Jim Davis on Jan 21, 2015 7:22 PM

Jim Davis
RE: Hedwig Gross Davis
The Davis family I'm related to settled in the neighborhood of North Albany (aka Limerick), part of the city of Albany, New York. We are Irish Catholic. It's possible that some of our early Davis immigrants settled in New York City first. We have no connection with any West Coast Davis's that I'm aware of (save for myself and a cousin who moved here in the 60's.) Good luck with your sleuthing!

Added by Jim Davis on Jan 08, 2015 1:58 PM

Joan Coil
I have added my Nana (Joan Esther Finnell Coil) to the site. Hope that it helps you!

Added by Heather on Dec 31, 2014 6:12 PM

RE: Archibald Stinson d1927

That is very interesting information. Thanks for sharing it. I will add it to his memorial.


Added by sha9876 on Sep 25, 2014 8:00 AM

Lynn Stoops Chapel
RE: re Paul Stoops
I will look this over and send you an email

Added by Lynn Stoops Chapel on Sep 04, 2014 9:02 AM

Heather Cottrell
RE: Walter W Banta and his wife Dola
I did a bad thing and made an assumption without checking into when the other sister was born. I went by Opal's obit on her memorial that says she was preceded in death by 1 sister and three brothers. But the sister very well could have been a half sister. I don't really know but it makes sense given what you found in the census. I do not know when Jesse and Dola married. But Dola had little kids to take care of and no husband so I imagine she may have gotten pretty quickly after Mr. Banta's death.

My connection is via George Leon Banta. He married my Grandma's cousin Lula Cornelius. My connection to the Banta family is via the Cornelius family.


Added by Heather Cottrell on Aug 28, 2014 2:32 PM

Anne Wagner
RE: Ruby Foster Banta
I will indeed look for that. I have hopes to head to that cemetery for photos soon

Added by Anne Wagner on Aug 28, 2014 10:51 AM

bobby jett
RE: Iowa Byington Reed and husband Will Reed
What a small world! I was one of the persons who helped start the Iowa women's archive. I worked alongside the current archivist Karen Mason. I wonder who processed her records? I processed a number of collections. I will certainly go to Oakland and photograph her grave! Thank you!!

Added by bobby jett on Jul 30, 2014 1:56 PM

RE: Forrest Finnell
Hi, David. Sorry, I do not know Forrest Finnell's date of marriage. He and I are very distantly related. Good luck.

Added by DVF on Jun 21, 2014 6:16 PM

Shar R.
Banta Email
Hi David,
I sent you an email with my address yesterday, I hope I had the email addy correct and you got it okay?

Thanks, Shar R.

Added by Shar R. on Jun 11, 2014 7:33 PM

Shar R.
RE: Descendants of John Banta

Added by Shar R. on Jun 10, 2014 6:01 PM

Shar R.
RE: Descendants of John Banta
WOW, Yes, Thank You !! I'll email you shortly, I live in WA state also...I have seen a tree on Ancestry of a lady whom I believe lives in this state too, she had some info wrong on my line, I think it was ,but I'm not sure who she descends from, I didn't think it was Isaac, but might be? I have been in Contact with a Banta cousin who lives in OR. for many years now , and another one in CA. who may be Dec'd by now

Added by Shar R. on Jun 10, 2014 5:18 PM

Shar R.
RE: Banta
Hi David,
Yes, you are correct...I am Descended from Malinda Banta and Joseph Myers...

I'm working on that line at the moment, her Sister Christina Banta Droud is my focus...

Are there some things you want to know ?

Thanks, Shar R.

Added by Shar R. on Jun 07, 2014 3:41 PM

Leslie Vollnogle
Burgess family
I would be very interested in getting a CD of the letters when you have them ready. I would be interested in any info you find on the Burgess family. My email address is I wasn't able to send you an email directly. Please email me directly. Thanks.

I am originally from Indianapolis. John's son Thomas did not serve in the Civil War due to a club foot but was the sheriff of Bartholomew County and lived in Columbus, Indiana, he is buried there. His son Walter Burgess married Jessica Swarthout in 1899 and ended up living in Indianapolis, they had a daughter Thelma Burgess Bishop, and her daughter was Carol Bishop Vollnogle, my mother. They are all buried in Indianapolis.

I had some more info on Charles Burgess in my file on him and I have added it to him memorial.

I also just added photos to Eliza and John Burgess's memorial. I don't have a photo of Charles or Marshall.

I am looking forward to reading about Charles Burgess in the Davis letters.

Thanks for any information.

Leslie Vollnogle

Added by Leslie Vollnogle on Feb 07, 2014 1:23 PM


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