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treerpgmo (#47324296)
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Genealogy has been a serious business for me since I was in grade school. I documented and discovered that my 3rd great-grandmother Laura A. (WHITMARSH) MILLER's parents Horace WHITMARSH & Clarissa Mitchell (WARNER) WHITMARSH were both Mayflower descendants. I tracked the surname GILMORE back to Capt. James GILMORE of Rockbridge Co, Virginia. (Thanks to the late Shelby GILMORE for his ground breaking research in the 1960-70s.) Turns out that he was present at the Battle of Yorktown where poor Cornwallis discovered that yes he would be famous but no not for something to land him in to #10 Downing Street. Other discoveres include proving Mennonite ancestry via the BINKLEY orig BINGELLI and STAUFFER lines.

Corrections & Questions: Use the S.A.C. for corrections and please differentiate facts from from suppositions and might be for the benefit of other researchers. Also if it's a question that I don't have an instant answer for that requires further research remember that the facts are the foundation for the solution. Correction and question e-mails should NOT be deletion requests as those requesting deletions are considered a nuisance and are treated accordingly. Include your e-mail address in the S.A.C. and you must have your messages visible to the public. If you are requesting links include the findagrave code number after each person.

Transfers: Most of the the virtual graves I manage are blood kin in some way. I don't transfer direct ancestors or very close relatives of my grandparents. For others that can happen if you are more closely related than me.

First: leave some kind of flower on the virtual grave in question. Use the correct e-mail (NOT a message on my profile) that includes your e-mail address (required) and tell me how you are related. If the person is someone I'm not related to I usually transfer these type immediately. (Unless you ask if you have other relatives buried in the same cemetery. In that case I might need that virtual grave as a reference point for easy access because non-relatives will not be in my internal database.) I probably know very little about a non-relative so someone who is a relative should manage them.

Second: If I am related but you are a closer relative to that person --- I will look at my internal database --- I may have questions for you! I may have active research that I conducting on that person and/or his/her near relatives. So just because I don't transfer a relative immediately doesn't mean no if I don't say no. Before I transfer a relative I back check my internal database to make sure what I have there matches findagrave. If you send in the "correction" additional facts, crosslinks to parents or other updated data I need to fix BOTH areas. I have also been known to transfer a group of graves for the same family. If I am doing a group transfer I also back check each cemetery to see if there are other relatives of the person who don't have virtual memorials but should. All of this takes TIME which is a precious commodity and when it is done it should be done right the first time.

The type of transfers I absolutely will not do are any type of these three:

#1 Any of my direct ancestors and other close relatives of my grandparents.
#2 To people who are bulk collectors of virtual graves that do not transfer outside of guidelines.
#3 To people who have harassed others on findagrave.

These are direct line known surnames to my 7th great-grandparents. Note that on those from Norge I am trying to use "farm" names because surnames were not generally required by law till about 1900 in Norge. American & Canadian states/provinces are abbreviated in all caps. Other countries are spelled out preferably in that nation's first language. When you see a surname repeated that is because it is actually more than one unrelated surnames with the the surname coming closest to this current time listed first. Several of these families can be accessed through my multiple virtual cemeteries. Most of these, but not all, are public:

Missouri: Mercer County, Lindley and Harrison Twsps and also the neighboring townships of Clay Twsp in Harrison County and Hamilton Twsp in Decatur Co, Iowa: I do have a particular interest and expertise in this area as four of my great-grandparents were from this area. If you need help in this area ask. What I don't know I most likely know who you need to talk to.

Maine: Hancock County, Swan's Island: Make sure you see for any virtual grave in this area that I either entered and/or left a candle on. This is the source for all of the information, including links to parents, gravestone photographs or documentation of the lack of one. If the person in question had the surname JOYCE or married one then they either were themselves or married a direct descendant of the SAMSON, STANDISH, and ALDEN families.

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Margaret Richardson
Nicholas Shaw Father 1662-1717 Find A Grave Memorial# 63375179
Nicholas Shaw (1669 - 1750)*
Joshua Shaw (1692 - 1769)*
Benjamin Shaw (1706 - 1732)*

You have the wrong date for Nicholas Shaw the son of Nicholas Shaw and Deborah Whitmarsh Shaw. You have 1669, that can't be right as his dad would have only been 7 when his son was born.

This wrong date also transfers over onto that Nicholas Shaw, son's own memorial page as well. Could you fix that please.

Thank you,
Margaret R
Added by Margaret Richardson on Feb 01, 2016 1:34 AM
Margaret Richardson
John Shaw 5/23/1630to 1704
John married Elizabeth PHILLIPS about 1655 as it says on the memorial page. But then under spouse it has Alice Phillips. Are they one in the same or two different women? Is it Alice Elizabeth maybe?

Alice Phillips 2/23/1632 to unknown death date.

They are both in my family tree on ancestry and would like a clarification on the spouse name and wanted to know if you have a possible update on the date of death?

There is also another John Shaw born 1600. Do you know anything about this person. Could he have died as an infant and then his parents had another child with the same name as noted above?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you,
Margaret R
Added by Margaret Richardson on Jan 07, 2016 2:17 PM
Richard Bragg
Olive Heald
This you for straightening out Miss Heald's memorial! Happy New Year to you & yours!!!
Added by Richard Bragg on Jan 01, 2016 10:36 AM
Lola Kirkpatrick 41516492
Her obituary gives death location as Decatur, IA. That is Decatur, Decatur Co., IA.
Added by classic on Dec 30, 2015 11:19 AM
Lola Kirkpatrick 41516492
Her obituary gives death location as Decatur, IA. That is Decatur, Decatur Co., IA.
Added by classic on Dec 30, 2015 11:18 AM
Kirkpatricks of Missouri
Are you related to the Kirkpatricks of Mercer Co.?
Added by classic on Dec 30, 2015 10:33 AM
Kirkpatricks of Missouri
Are you related to the Kirkpatricks of Mercer Co.?
Added by classic on Dec 30, 2015 10:32 AM
Brian DesErmia
Amber Heimerdinger photo request
I don't know if your related to Amber Heimerdinger, but do you know for certain she is buried in Riverside Cemetery? The 2013 cemetery listed doesn't show her buried in Riverside. It does show her husband, Charles Junior Heimerdinger. Maybe she was cremated and her ashes have not been buried yet? I can double check the plot in case she was buried after Nov. 2013.

Added by Brian DesErmia on Dec 17, 2015 7:26 AM
Gene Stephan
Mem# 70902515
Hello, just a minor correction on your memorial #70902515 - I believe you meant to say that Rose Warner was the 0lder 'Sister' of Andrew Warner. Thx Gene
Added by Gene Stephan on Dec 06, 2015 9:33 AM
glenda (contributor #47305349)
RE: Cowles in Center Cemetery
Interesting - Timothy Cowles (married to Hannah Pitkin) is my 6th Great-GrandUncle. His brother, Nathaniel Cowles (1672-1729) & Mary (Andrews) Cowles (1688-1743) are my 6th Great-Grandparents. Interestingly enough I am actually descended from Nathaniel twice. Once as a 6th Great through his second wife (Mary) and second as a 7th Great through his first wife (Phoebe). Hannah (Cowles) Hubbard (1693-1777) is my 1st cousin 7 times removed. Not sure what that makes us but cousins of some sort.
Added by glenda (contributor #4730... on Nov 07, 2015 9:32 AM
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