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Mike Brown (#46978231)
 member for 8 years, 4 months, 15 days
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Bio Photo Even though I really enjoy researching my family history, my purpose and calling in life is to serve as a missionary for my Lord Jesus Christ. I serve through World Gospel Mission (Marion, Indiana) in Bolivia, South America, which has been my home since 1986. I am an ordained minister, a seminary professor and have been somewhat of a writer.

I was born in Ohio, spending much of my growing up years in that state. My wife is a New Englander and our two children were born here in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

My interest in genealogy began when I started sifting through old papers and boxes of photos following the death of my maternal grandfather in 1979. It is a fun hobby of solving mysteries of the past and learning more about history.

I hope some of the information and photographs that I'm posting will be a help to others in their own quest to learn more about their family roots. If you think we share some common ancestry, I'll be pleased to share what I know.
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Rick Platt
RE: Platts
I descend from George and Mary Ann (Hockenberry) Platt. Alex and George were brothers.

I would like to compare notes. I recently found myself adding Alexander's descendants to my tree. I'm in Ohio too.

Ever find out where Alexander and Sara are buried?
Added by Rick Platt on Jun 11, 2016 7:43 PM
RE: Sarah Stockwell
Sorry, I can't be any help to you. I copied the cemetery from a cemetery book, someone else added the picture of the stone. Kay
Added by kpet on Mar 08, 2016 4:38 PM
RE: Hedrick grave photo
You are very welcome.
Added by RickC on Feb 27, 2016 9:12 PM
kym edwards
RE: David Martin grave
Hello Mike Brown,

Sorry it took so long in my reply.
Birth: Jul., 1805
Maine, USA
Death: Dec. 14, 1886
Ohio, USA [Edit Dates]

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Woodland Cemetery
Lawrence County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 7 [Edit Plot]

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Maintained by: kym edwards
Originally Created by: C Bruce
Record added: Jan 18, 2015
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David Martin is my 4th g grandfather. What can I do to help you? I will share whatever I have if you can be a little more specific.

Here is my connection:

David J Martin Sr. (1805 - 1886)
4th great-grandfather
Samuel Martin (1844 - 1928)
son of David J Martin Sr.
John Henry Martin (1866 - 1942)
son of Samuel Martin
Millard Thomas Martin (1892 - 1978)
son of John Henry Martin
Elsie Lucille Martin (Adkins) (Waugh) (1917 - 2001)
daughter of Millard Thomas Martin
Norma Jean Adkins (1943 - 2013)
daughter of Elsie Lucille Martin (Adkins) (Waugh)

I am Norma Jean's daughter.


Added by kym edwards on Jan 17, 2016 1:35 PM
Jessica Ryan
Alexander Iles
Thanks for taking the time to try to find his grave for me. I greatly appreciate it.
Added by Jessica Ryan on Oct 27, 2015 6:17 PM
kelli mayer
RE: John Cox grave
you are welcome. and thank you!
Added by kelli mayer on Oct 19, 2015 8:53 PM
Family Historian
Cemetery Photos
Mike Brown: When I posted my request for the gravestone photos in Forest Cemetery, I was advised not to expect a rapid response; these things take time. Little did I know that God was already dispatching one of his messengers from another country to fulfill my request. Thank you ever so much; I am truly delighted with the photos that you provided. May God richly bless you and your family for all of your good works in His Name. Thanks again, Family Historian.
Added by Family Historian on Aug 30, 2015 9:19 PM
Carl Catherman
Bolender & Stout
Mike, thank you very much for fulfilling my photo requests.
Added by Carl Catherman on Aug 30, 2015 6:43 PM
janet storms
thorntons pic
if you could get ahold of me i have some pic and documents to send you but i can;t get it to go through thanks janet
Added by janet storms on May 21, 2015 12:53 PM
janet storms
RE: Thornton connection
my great grandfather was firman thornton whos wife was letitica howard my grandfather was chester thornton wife sadie johnson and my mother was emogene thornton mercer i don;t know if this is what you needed to know or not.
firman father was henry harden thornton and his father was john henry thornton.
Added by janet storms on May 16, 2015 4:31 PM
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