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Jim Hopper (#46972919)
 member for 7 years, 9 months, 29 days
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Bio Photo I first began a quest to find my ancestors a few months before I retired. A new computer, a copy of Family Tree Maker and lots of time but very little to go on and most of that turned out garbled or wrong! I never ask any of my relatives or any of my wife's relatives for information and by the time I wanted to it was to late. Time, lots of friendly gracious people at various genealogy message boards and web sites and I have broken down most of my stone walls while meeting a lot of cousins along the way. It is time to pay back some of the favors while helping enlarge the Find-a-Grave cemetery database. Anyone who looks at my member page will see that after one year I am just getting started here.
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Walt Steesy
Charles Hopper
Is the Charles S. Hopper (1932-2010) the one that was married to Annabell M. Deshazer? (she also had 3 or 4 other marriages). You can contact me at Thanks.
Added by Walt Steesy on Jun 16, 2015 11:41 PM
Carolyn Leverich Atkinson
James M Knight FAG # 21908192

Are you a descendant of James M Knight and Amanda C Wilson?


Carolyn Leverich Atkinson
Added by Carolyn Leverich Atkinson on Aug 28, 2014 10:42 PM
Linda (Barnby) Hubbard
Martha Morgan
Thank you very much for the transfer!
Added by Linda (Barnby) Hubbard on Apr 10, 2014 8:47 PM
Linda (Barnby) Hubbard
Thanks for taking care of getting Martha Ann (Pendergraft) Morgan linked to her parents.
Added by Linda (Barnby) Hubbard on Jul 15, 2012 1:45 PM
RE: Martha Ann Morgan
Your welcome
Added by Freda on Jul 12, 2012 5:22 PM
Should have seen that one too! Thanks!
Added by ChuckNorris on Apr 09, 2012 7:55 AM
Grace Barton
Thank you for pointing out the two memorials. I'm not sure how I missed that! :o)
Added by ChuckNorris on Apr 08, 2012 7:22 PM
Bob Birmingham
RE: Roy and Louise Sparks
Glad to help.

Added by Bob Birmingham on Dec 30, 2011 7:02 PM
Crystal Howard
Roy Sparks
I see you added Roy Sparks' picture. That's my grandfather. Are we related? Great to see some info about him on here:)
Added by Crystal Howard on Nov 07, 2011 4:53 PM
tom jensen
RE: winkle/mcbee/?
Thanks for getting back to me. I haven't been on the property for maybe 20 years. My father sold the land to someone named Hodgson around 1990. I asked that family a couple times, years ago, if I could visit the sites. As stated in the Elizabeth M. McBee write up at findagrave, the current owners are pretty much against visitors.
McBee is on top of the large butte. findagrave maps places the Winkle plot on the small butte, and the Irwin plot at the base of the small butte, at one time visible from the highway.
The person who wrote the E.M. McBee info reported, "visitors are not welcome", and the current owners credit the missing/destroyed Winkle site headstones to cattle owned by the previous owner.
My father had cattle. When I first moved there(circa 1969), there was one upright and one low block headstone, one or two stones leaned against trees, and several(6-8?) obvious burial depressions. The upright was wiley winkle(I remember being struck by how young he was, and the lamb in hands engraved at the top of the stone), and I strongly remember the low block having an 18th century birth date. I may be mistaken.
The cemetery nearest the highway(Irwin?)is overgrown, but contains a tall red granite stone with two names on it, and the casement of the casket has broken the surface.
It may sound odd, but these buttes were my playground and the stones were companions I visited regularly. It saddens me to think these graveyards/historic sites are unappreciated and allowed to degrade, but it is someone else's property and all turns to dust eventually.
And yes, I wish I could be there again. tj
Added by tom jensen on Sep 28, 2011 1:57 PM
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