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J. Metcalf (#47005103)
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I was born in Arkansas, grew up in Yell Co., AR close to the Logan Co. line. In 2011 retired and now living in Coos Bay, OR.
My mother was a Davis, I am a descendant of John Henry Davis born in SC and died Johnson Co., AR.
Family names on my mother's side ar Berry, Davis, Hill, Horn, Howe, Newberry, Stewart.
On my Fathers side I am a descendant of Willim Morris born 1735 and died 1804 Mecklenburg County,NC and John Foard (one of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence signers). Othe family names on my Fathers side ar Dexter,Houston, Jones, Kester, Morris,Shaffer.
I got interested in tracing my ancestors around 1980 and wish I had started sooner so I could have gotten more information from my grandmoter (my father's mother) because I have run into a brick wall on her family. When I started I did not have a computer and it was many trips to the libraries and court houses and copy machines. But along came more technology making everything much easier. When I go to do interview I take my tape record, laptop, scanner and camera. I have collected so much information that I had to get an external drive 500 GB, which is almot full. This is dedicated to genealogy only, ready for the bigger external drive.
When it is feasible I go out and take pictures of head stone and place them on findagrave. I try to be of assistance whenever possible.
At the present my family tree has 33,984 people of course I am not related to all of them. Wehn I am doing research I usually go as far as I can when I am tracing people, which I then end up with people I can share with their families that are searching.
I have made serval contact through findagrave and found many distant relatives.
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history4sure
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Hi: I just sent an edit on the above memorial - How I know he died in Houston is because his DC reads he died at St. Luke's Hospital, Houston, Harris, TX of Post-Op Coronary Surgery....~ Shirleen
Added by history4sure on Jul 15, 2015 5:08 PM
Jerry W. Ferguson
New Hope Cemetery
Thank you for the edits for New Hope Cemetery.
Added by Jerry W. Ferguson on Jun 22, 2015 11:23 PM
R. N. (Callahan) Males
Malinda (Norman) Foster
Thank you so much for the transfer of my great grandmother's memorial! I really do appreciate it! :)
Added by R. N. (Callahan) Males on Jun 16, 2015 1:11 AM
R. N. (Callahan) Males
RE: Malinda Lenore
Malinda's memorial number is: 68856176. Thank you so very much! I truly appreciate it! Keep up the fabulous work!
Added by R. N. (Callahan) Males on Mar 08, 2015 11:46 AM
Mary
Ruby
Ruby is now yours to care for. Thanks for all you do in preserving our past for the future.
Added by Mary on Mar 07, 2015 8:26 AM
Mary
David Whitecotton
I have made the family connections you sent and have also transferred management of David's site to you. Thanks for all you do in preserving out past for the future.
Added by Mary on Mar 05, 2015 12:59 PM
R. N. (Callahan) Males
Malinda Lenore "Linnie" Norman Foster
Thank you so much for creating the memorial for my great-grandmother! I truly appreciate it and the photo of her headstone. If at all possibly, could you transfer her to me so I can maintain it? I would be honored to do so, if you are willing. Thanks again!
Added by R. N. (Callahan) Males on Feb 05, 2015 2:23 AM
Vicki G
RE: Vernice Davis
You are welcome, glad to help.
Added by Vicki G on Jan 28, 2015 5:46 AM
Mary
David H. Howe
I will go back to the burial records and see what I find, that is where I got the information. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
Added by Mary on Jan 07, 2015 7:03 PM
Martin Burrell
Isaac F. Yoakum @ Dallas Cem.
I have added his Oregon Death Certificate. He was born in Claiborne County, Tennessee to Martha E. [VanBebber] and Ewing B. Yoakum. His parents were both born in Tennessee [likely in Claiborne County].
They were a farming family with many children. The father died about 1870 and his wife carried on with help from her children. There is a cemetery located in the county that uses the name Yoakum Cemetery. There are many Yoakum folk's remains buried there.

Thank you, Martin Burrell
Added by Martin Burrell on Nov 02, 2014 7:29 AM
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