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

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

Recently purchased an RV and traveling around North America. 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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Roderick Winston Graham
RE: Elizabeth Beckham Graham, # 91540701

I can't remember if I replied to your message. The two children are William Graham (42684540) and Georgeann Graham. You can look up William by his Find A Grave #42684540. I have not been able to find Georgeann, I don't know if she got married and we lose track of her because the maiden name is lost on records or if she had died after 1880? If you are able to hunt her down, please send me the info.
Do you have Elizabeth Beckham Graham's parents info? I would like to add it to mine, for I do trace a few generations back on in-laws to my family so I can see name patterns and the larger picture of the person.


Added by Roderick Winston Graham on Jul 29, 2016 5:25 PM
Laura Epps
Hello! I am new to this and excited to see the Tippett family cemetery and info. I am trying to verify information from Robert F Tippett back to Virginia. Looks like his sister Melvina came to Missouri too! For Robert the father is listed as William Joshua and mother Elizabeth Sweatman. For Melvina the father is listed as William David and mother Elizabeth Sweatman. The marriage certificate I found has Swetman. I just want to be sure to follow the right William Tippett. My son and I are traveling to Virginia soon and I hope to do some searching then. Have you taken pictures of the Tippett cemetery? I remember visiting it as a girl. Thank you for all you are doing! I love putting the pieces to the puzzle together and was very excited to see what you posted.
Added by Laura Epps on Jul 28, 2016 12:13 PM
Richard Sheely
RE: Ingraham Photos
Hello Chief, So glad that I could help out, you are welcome. I love your home page. Let me know if I can assist from down on the Gulf Coast. And thaks for you service to our great nation, fellow SWABBIE.
Added by Richard Sheely on Jul 26, 2016 6:45 PM
Mary Beach
You're very welcome! Hope you are staying cool in this awful weather!
Added by HWA on Jul 21, 2016 9:10 AM
Bob Atchison
RE: Mother
Katie Lou Beckham Atchison
Added by Bob Atchison on Jul 20, 2016 7:23 AM
Lois Carmack
RE: Lane Trueblood 167149842
I've been checking, but no luck yet, on the cemetery. Will keep checking.
Added by Lois Carmack on Jul 19, 2016 10:42 PM
Lois Carmack
Obituary for Lane Trueblood
Lane Trueblood
Lane Trueblood, 56 years, unexpectedly, beloved husband of Holly for 35 years; loving father of Laurie Postlewait and Debbie (Craig) Witt; dear brother of John (Joyce) Richardson, Tom Richardson, and Richard Richardson; fond uncle of Becky, Ryanne, Mike, Cathy, Chuck, Jane and Jim; Godfather of Eileen, Katy and Catriona; and friend to many.

Visitation Saturday, 11 a.m. until time of service at 4 p.m. at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 5015 Lincoln (Rte. 53 & Short Street), Lisle, IL 60532.
Interment private. Lane was a member of Great Light Lodge, Decatur, IL and Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Memorials to the Women's Center, 5116 North Cicero Avenue, Suite 302, Chicago, IL 60630 or the Fayette County Genealogical and Historical Society, P.O. Box 177, Vandalia, IL 62471-0177, would be appreciated.

To celebrate Lane's life, visit or call 630-964-9392.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Mar. 3, 2006 -

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Added by Lois Carmack on Jul 19, 2016 1:48 AM
Lois Carmack
RE: Lane Trueblood 167149842
I am sending a link I found a few days that Lane had made in 2002. It's about the ancestors of Trueblood in Fayette County, IL. Listed as: Lane-F-Trueblood - User Trees -

Very interesting and informative.


I haven't done much research on the Truebloods because my ancestor married into the Truebloods.

Thanks for responding. If you have any questions please write. I'll be glad to help if I can.


Added by Lois Carmack on Jul 19, 2016 1:31 AM
Lois Carmack
Lane Trueblood
Hi. I saw where you left a message for Lane Trueblood. Sorry to tell you that Lane died on 02 Mar 2006. He was a true help to me. His mother Judith HENDERSON Trueblood was a sister to my great grandmother Alice Jane HENDERSON Merriman. Ssure do miss him.

Lois LAYTON Carmack
Added by Lois Carmack on Jul 18, 2016 2:07 AM
Eikers at Rock Creek
I am, but in the 'burbs, so don't get up to Rock Creek very often. It's a long drive.

My offer stands -- you've put so much work and research into these, so if you change your mind, just let me know!
Added by HWA on Jul 17, 2016 7:31 PM
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