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Ancestral Sleuth (#48171177)
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Bio Photo Updated: October 2016
Chief Petty Officer, US Navy, retired.

Enjoying the fruits of my labors - children and grand children - to the best of my abilities.

Traveling around North America in my RV with my dogs!

Currently, my favorite bumper sticker is "My grandchildren are cuter than yours"

If you have a problem with something I posted, please email me or click on suggest a correction instead of posting it on my contributor page. I will address the issue as quick as I possibly can.

If you would like a transfer, I do not follow FAG transfer guidelines, so feel free to ask. But if they are a relative of mine, let me know how you are related and we will figure it out from there!

The purpose in life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

One can tell the morals of a culture by the way they treat their dead. ~ Benjamin Franklin

To Err Is Human, To Correct Divine. If you come across any errors or have additions to the memorials I maintain, please let me know. I strive to provide accurate information and will be happy to make any changes necessary, or transfer them over to your care.


The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future. ~ Herbert Spencer

Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories. ~ Unknown

Remeber and learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

"There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go." ~ Author Unknown

"Lest they be forgotten."

"May they live forever."

"When an old person dies, a library burns..." African proverb


Life is not a journey to the grave, with the intention of arriving safely, in a well-preserved body. Rather to slide in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming.."WOW, that was a Great Ride!"
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John Cahill
RE: Anna Barnwell
I will double check when Im back there next week

take care

Added by John Cahill on Oct 21, 2016 7:38 AM
W. Warder
RE: Rock Creek
No hurry!
Added by W. Warder on Oct 18, 2016 10:52 PM
W. Warder
RE: Rock Creek
I have pictures thru lot 129.

Go team!
Added by W. Warder on Oct 18, 2016 10:57 AM
Margarite McLeod
Edward & Elizabeth Bousson
I fulfilled your request for Edward and Elizabeth but there were two more headstones on the plot for James and Leonard. I did not find memorials for them on Findagrave. If you will email me at, I will forward the photos of their headstones for their memorials.
Added by Margarite McLeod on Oct 17, 2016 4:15 PM
W. Warder
RE: Rock Creek
I think I've caught up with you. Finally!!!

I need to get a lot photo of 106.5 because I neglected to take one. I've got photos through lot 110, but can always take more.

According to the online database burials stop after lot 156, which is interesting because there are just a few more rows of markers. Soon you are going to run into infant plots so be aware - sometimes finding information on the wee ones is hard.

I can't reiterate enough how helpful your posting the death records is. Fantastic work! I try and fill in with an obit if you haven't posted a death record, but sometimes there is no obit either.

All my best!

Added by W. Warder on Oct 05, 2016 9:04 PM
Susan Scarlett
RE: Rolli's
It was my great pleasure! So happy to be able to help :)
Added by Susan Scarlett on Oct 02, 2016 6:15 PM
W. Warder
RE: Rock Creek
You're doing a fantastic job. The additions of the death records are really fantastic! If you have not posted a death record and there is no marker I try and find an obit. We are a good team!

Whenever you have time just keep on, goin' on in section N. I have photos through Lot 104 but easily can be extended with another trip to RC.

And pressure!
Added by W. Warder on Sep 29, 2016 10:42 PM
Martin Schmidt Jr
Oscar H Robey
Hi my name is Martin, you posted about an Oscar H Robey but no family is listed. Do you know anything about him?
Added by Martin Schmidt Jr on Sep 28, 2016 3:42 PM
Ward Clemence White
Duplicate Memorial
Please kindly consider removing the memorial of Rebecca Briggs Card #165057958 which was created June 15, 2016. The original memorial of my ancestor, the same Rebecca Briggs Card #31089611, was created November 02, 2008. Thanks in advance for helping to remedy this clerical duplication.
Best regards, Ward
Added by Ward Clemence White on Sep 28, 2016 1:06 AM
Vonnie L Cantrell
RE: Captain Thomas Lofton
Thank you for your generous offer.

I would like management of the memorial ONLY because I can link the memorial of everyone he mentioned in his application. You cannot transfer the memorial to me, though. Once a memorial has been transferred, it cannot be transferred again.

That is no problem: you added the important part. This memorial is part of my Virtual Cemetery (you can find that online by typing it in your search line). The VC will not be recognized officially, but word will be spread re the existence. Perhaps by next year, I can print and bind the memorials and then donate the books to historical societies and library research rooms.

Thanks again,
Added by Vonnie L Cantrell on Sep 25, 2016 5:07 PM
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