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John L. Poling (#46790570)
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Bio Photo I am a native resident of Dayton, Ohio, son of Myron Dale and Emma Lucille (Smith) Poling. My favorite hobby has always been genealogy, but I started seriously studying my roots in 1993. I am single and retired after 30 combined years of service with the Montgomery County Clerk of Courts & Prosecuting Attorney offices. I enjoy entering information at Find A Grave. I have entered as much as I could find information on six cemeteries; Vernon Baptist Cemetery, Clinton County, Ohio; St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, North Star, Ohio; Roxanna Cemetery, Roxanna, Ohio; Mount Holly Cemetery, Mount Holly, Ohio; McKnight Cemetery, Spring Valley, Ohio; Spring Valley Cemetery, Spring Valley, Ohio; and Sections A, B & C of Woodland Cemetery, Xenia, Ohio. I have a full subscription to ancestry.com, and access to other sources. I like to research a persons name and add a small bio where possible. Please contact me with corrections / suggestions / links for my entries. Also contact me if you would like me to transfer a relatives memorial page to you.

Personal Note: I do not see Find A Grave as an internet game, trying to get high numbers of memorials & pictures added. I have seen people who have been a member of Find A Grave for 1 year and have added 100,000 memorials. Then when you review their memorials I find names mis-spelled, birth & death dates wrong, either no places of birth & death or they are listed in the bio instead of the proper fields provided by Find A Grave. Then I see pictures upside down, part of the stone not in the picture, pictures on wrong graves. Then there are pictures that haven't been cropped and you see more grass than stone and you can't even read the stone. I have been a member of Find A Grave for over 10 years and I average 10 memorials weekly. I take time to research the person to see if I can add middle names, maiden names, full birth & death dates, places of birth & death, and a small bio. My advice is to please slow down & proof read your work before clicking save. Yes, I do make mistakes and appreciate you pointing them out to me. My mistakes are because I am human and not because I am in a hurry to get a high number of memorials & pictures added. Also, if you take time to proof read your work, and do a little research on the person you are creating a memorial page for, you won't receive dozen upon dozens of Edits requests.

Thank you for taking time to read my bio.
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Walter H Freeman
Poling
Sorry got that wrong. David's grandma is Ann Poling and her brother Richard Poling is my 7th great grandfather.
Added by Walter H Freeman on May 17, 2015 7:03 PM
Walter H Freeman
Poling
Hello John I'm descended from David's uncle Richard Poling he is my 7th great grandfather. David's mom Ann Poling and Richard are brother and sister.
Added by Walter H Freeman on May 17, 2015 6:58 PM
Katie
Jane Findley McClelland Watt
Thank you so much John. You efforts are much appreciated.
Katie
Added by Katie on May 13, 2015 10:27 PM
Walter H Freeman
We are Related!
Hello John L Poling How are you? We are related with the Poling. David Poling d/o/b 10-10-1836 d/o/d 6-28-1890 father is Daniel Poling and Daniel dad and mom is William Poling and Ann Poling. William and Ann are first cousin. Ann Poling father is Richard Poling. Richard is my 7th great grandfather. Hope to talk to you soon.
Added by Walter H Freeman on May 09, 2015 12:27 PM
Carole Marie (McMahan) Selby
RE: Merlin Max Secrest
Got it! I added her memorial and connected them. Thank you for the info.
Added by Carole Marie (McMahan) Se... on May 01, 2015 9:58 PM
Tinkskid
RE: William Hollenberry
No I do not. Only that he was killed in Battle of Jonesborough. Sorry.
Added by Tinkskid on Apr 18, 2015 2:54 PM
Ronnie Miller
Evelyn Mae Hagedorn Daniel
Thank you John for the updates re; Evelyn Mae Hagedorn Daniel.

We did not know much about her other than she was married to Gandpa Bob until her death.

Onward we travel,

Ronnie
Added by Ronnie Miller on Apr 13, 2015 7:29 PM
Stu Haley
Letta Monnette
I forgot to give you her listing number, 38300226.

SJKH
Added by Stu Haley on Mar 08, 2015 1:34 PM
Stu Haley
Letta Monnette, nee Smith
Hi John, I added Angeletta (Letta) Monnette, nee Smith several years ago and today I linked her to her parents - who you added (Henry B. Smith and Cassandra Smith in Spring Valley Cemetery). Are you any relation to Letta? She was married to a cousin, Arthur Monnette, but we don't have a picture of her or Arthur. Any chance you might if you are related?
Added by Stu Haley on Mar 08, 2015 1:34 PM
Double L
Colvin Moore
Thank you for your quick response. I accepted the updates you sent to my EDITS. I Thank you.
Have a blessed Sunday.
Lorraine
Added by Double L on Feb 07, 2015 8:40 PM
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