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Blanche Keating Collie (#47962376)
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I have been doing family research for own family, friends and other people upon request for many years. I am delighted with FInd A Grave and the opportunity to share research data with others in this format. My husband and I are retired educators having both taught in public school, university level and been administrators. My family lines include, Keating, Snider, Whitaker, Heinle, Cobb, Robertson, Gann, Routh, Carter, Dunn, Williams, Taylor. Also have extensive research on my husband, John's, lines, Collie, Jones, Mattox, Moran, Rimer, Snodgrass, Cockrell, Huey. After dragging my husband through cemeteries all over the country for years in my research, he is delighted to have me do it on Find A Grave and is even helping.
The following sums up what this adventure is all about.

The Story Teller
We are the chosen. In each family, there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but instead breathing life into all those who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us, "Tell our story". - Unknown
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Summer Ruth
Routh Family Lines
Hi. I married into the Routh (Ruth) family and have begun my research into this family. I am interested in any information that you may have. Please feel free to email me at


Summer Ruth
Added by Summer Ruth on Aug 28, 2015 12:19 AM
Cynthia Kirgis
Moses McDonald
I saw where you had left a message on Moses McDonald's page in Plains Cementary in New Mexico. He is my Great great grandfather and I was just wanting to know how you are related to him?
Thank you, Cynthia (Miller)Kirgis
Added by Cynthia Kirgis on Aug 15, 2015 10:50 AM
Bruce Wertz
Hope that you and your daughter are doing well
Added by Bruce Wertz on Jul 30, 2015 11:19 AM
Mary Jane Vennitti
Leonard Williams
The Leonard Williams, the father, did not have Houston as a middle name. He gave his son, Leonard, Houston as a middle name in recognition of Sam Houston.
Added by Mary Jane Vennitti on Jul 24, 2015 3:13 PM
Edward Cobb
Hello! I am doing research on the Cobb line. You have Edward Cobb as being a son of Pharaoh Cobb and his second wife, Jebrah.
I can find no documents listing Pharaoh as having a son named Edward. Only his son Joseph is listed in any documents I can find.
Also, you show Edward as having been born in 1662 when Pharaoh was still married to his first wife, Ann.
Could you please provide the sources for your information?
Thank you.
Added by swingdancer on Jul 12, 2015 3:20 PM
Michelle (Porteous) Price
Stancil Cobb
Hi Blanche,

I just wanted to reach out and say hello to a distant cousin. We share a common ancestor via Stancil Cobb. Stancil was my 5th Great Grandfather.

My lineage is routed below:
David Cobb > Stancil Cobb > Emeline Cobb Reed > Martha Reed Rogers > Jefferson C. Rogers, Jr. > Benjamin Franklin Rogers> Barbara Inez Rogers Horton > E. Del Horton > Me!

I am enjoying my researching of my paternal grandmother's family. So many treasures I have found. What a historical family lineage. So exciting.

Hope this finds you well.

Warmest Regards!
Added by Michelle (Porteous) Price on Jun 15, 2015 6:50 AM
bob rude
melinda williams crabtree
We only show Leonard Houston Crabtree as the child of Job and Melinda. After Job and Melinda died, Leonard went to live with Thomas Williams his uncle. My wife is a great great granddaughter of Melinda and Job thru Stanley Walker Crabtree
Added by bob rude on May 30, 2015 5:30 PM
Bruce Wertz
Sorry to hear about your husband We will all miss him

you and your daughter will be in out prayers
Added by Bruce Wertz on Apr 17, 2015 11:23 AM
Bruce Wertz
happy aoril
How are you doing????
Added by Bruce Wertz on Apr 16, 2015 12:35 PM
Greg Phillips
Pamela Jane Taylor Phillips
Hi Blanche,

I sent information on her family to the email listed in your profile. Just wanted to see if you did receive it.

Greg Phillips
Added by Greg Phillips on Apr 11, 2015 6:48 AM
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