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Kathy Stroope Veasey (#47009271)
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I've always been fascinated with grave sites, visited cemeteries, made rubbings, took photos, etc. and must say that find-a-grave is an ideal site.

I've worked on family history projects for over 35 years and will for as long as I can. I'm more than happy to share family history with anyone interested.

The primary names I research are STROOPE, KEA, Pitts, Howton, Trammel, Hopper, Hale, Thetford, CARPER, BARTON, Lyon, Phipps, Griffith, Ellison, Shumate and many allied lines.

When I document a grave site, I try to include some information on the parents, siblings, marriage, etc. hoping this will help someone identify their relative. In some cases, when recording my line, or lines, I've created memorials for as much of the cemetery as I've had access to.

I'm not likely to post obits. I prefer to glean information from any I receive.

I'll be glad to transfer your family member to you. Always remember the FAG # for the memorial page and, of course, your FAG #. PLEASE do not send me a big list of names with no numbers included... thanks

If I have grave site information in error, please contact me so that corrections can be made.

Recent projects include:

--Gig Harbor and Haven of Rest Cemeteries, Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington

--JCC Smith Cemetery in Texas

--Knight of Pythias and Sunset Lane Memorial Park, Port Orchard, Kitsap County, Washington

--Lovington and Resthaven Cemeteries, Lovington, Lea County, New Mexico

--Mountain View Memorial Park, Lakewood, Pierce County, Washington

--Mount Calvary Cemetery (Santa Barbara Cemetery) , Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico

--Calvary, Old Pioneer and Tacoma Cemeteries, Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington

--Riverside Cemetery in Vassar, Tuscola County, Michigan

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Becky O
RE: 77457456
On my computer they are all right side up. They only turn sideways when I upload them.
Added by Becky O on Jul 23, 2016 2:19 PM
Pam Hord
RE: Your Stroope ancestry
I am a direct descendant of Moses Stroupes on my mother's side. Please feel free to reach me at Have a great day.

Pam Hord
Added by Pam Hord on Jul 13, 2016 1:20 PM
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Rose was my Mother in law; Please may I have her memorial 106235750. I'm 47702642 Thank you very much
Added by Truckinthrutime on Jul 10, 2016 12:13 PM
Victoria Henwood
Eunice Elizabeth McDonough Bell Thompson
Hi, I'm a friend of the family. Eunice is my friend's grandmother. I notice that David Swart originally created her Find A Grave Memorial. Most of the information is correct. We are curious of the source of Eunice's parents names came from. Eunice is listed on the 1910 WA census with her adopted Mother. Elizabeth E. McDonough with no husband. Eunice's birth name was Eunice Bell Neeley. There was a reunion in South Colby, we think 1938 when the two families reunited. The newspaper article has been misplaced. Please share any information as we've been search for years. Regards, Victoria Henwood
Added by Victoria Henwood on Jul 07, 2016 1:52 PM
Washington County Genealogical Society
Sam Brooks,134582170
Kathy, You've suggested that Sam's father is Alex instead of George and that Janie is his wife, not his mother. I've not been able to find any confirmation of this. I'm having difficulty finding anything to prove Sam with a birth date of 1901 as shown on his tombstone. I did find a Sam in the 1900 census as being born in 1895. His parents were George and Janie and his grandfather was Alex. Could you give me some information to substantiate your information about Sam's father and wife? Thanks
Added by Washington County Genealo... on Jul 03, 2016 2:51 PM
Robert C. Peurifoy
RE: Dudley Brooks ...
Hello Kathy,
Not sure how much I can help. My relationship with Zechariah Brooks is through his Granddaughter, Lucinda Brooks Bird. He is the Mathernal Grandfather of my 1st cousin 5X's removed.
Most of my information, other than the cemetery survey, came from Donna Yarbrough, author of the book, "It All Began With Moses". That is Moses Yarbrough. The Yarbrough/Yarborough and Peurifoy families intermarried a number of times. I did not follow all the family lines as they were well researched. I am probably related in some fashion to half the people buried in the Butler cemetery.
After I got sick several years ago I let some of my genealogy work go. Just couldn't keep up with it, my mother's Alzheimer's, and then my son's death. I'm only getting back into research through find a grave.
You might be able to find a copy of the Book "It all began with Moses" on the internet, either ebay or Amazon.
Only a small suggestion, but I hope it helps. My email is on my page. It is dedicated to genealogy and cemetery research.
Added by Robert C. Peurifoy on Jun 26, 2016 1:57 PM
Sandy Smotek
Thetford Family
Hi Kathy,

I have been researching my Thetford line for over 40 years.

King Thetford was my G-G-G-Grandfather - This is as far back as I can go, but I have found more that I would like to prove kinship before I consider it written in stone.

I do know he had a brother, Constant Thetford

The person who was Bondsman for King Thetford and Jane A. Wilson when they got married was Sanford Thetford which leads me to believe Sanford and my King Thetford were related.

I have not been able to connect parents to my King Thetford and his brother, Constant Thetford.

Please send me your email address, and I can discuss this further and hopefully connect more to my Thetford Line.

Added by Sandy Smotek on Jun 15, 2016 7:47 AM
I have seen those Thetfords on while I was looking for my Thetfords. You don't forget a name like Permelia. My problem with Dennis is I can't find a link between him and the other Thetfords living in Gibson county while he was there. For instance, I have found his and Hester's marriage certificate from Gibson County but it was Hester's brother, Nicholas that co-signed the marriage contract. The custom was that it was a male family member of the groom (except his father) that would co-sign as a guarantee that the marriage would take place, otherwise they'd forfeit $1,250.00. Hester's brother co-signing it tells me that Dennis didn't have any other male relatives that could or would sign, although there are several other male Thetfords listed as living in Gibson County at that time. He and Hester were married in 1829.
Added by dtpolasek on May 22, 2016 12:40 AM
Re: Find A Grave Memorial# 88429388
My Thetfords moved from Tennessee to Texas around 1846-1847. They had a land grant through the Mercer Colony. My great-great grandfather was named Dennis Thetford and my great-great grandmother was Hester Wilson Gray. Their son, Reason A. Thetford was my great-grandfather and his wife, Emily, was my great-grandmother. Dennis was born in Tennessee, Hester was born in Kentucky. They had 7 sons; 3 were born in Tennessee, 3 were born in Missouri (including my great-grandfather Reason A. Thetford) and the 7th son was born in Texas. Dennis and Hester had a land grant through the Mercer Colony, as well as Hester's brothers, Nathanial and Dr. Robert Gray. My great-grandmother's grandfather, James Marlin, had a land grant in what is now Falls County, through the Robertson Colony. Emily's mother was Rebecca Marlin Smith, her father was Charles Smith. From research I have done regarding the surname Thetford/Thedford, there is a difference between the two. There is a town in England named Thetford. If you were part of the landed gentry and held a title, your name was Thetford but if you were from the area, your name was Thedford. I don't know if my family was part of the landed gentry as I haven't been able to get that far back yet. I've come to a dead end on Dennis's side of the family with Dennis. I have been able to find Hester's parents and grandparents as far as the grandparents sailing to America from Ireland in 1770. It is very possible that the Thetfords from Mississippi could be related to the Tennessee Thetfords (Gibson County). There are still Thetfords in Gibson Co., TN. I have found.
Added by dtpolasek on May 21, 2016 11:58 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 88429388
I don't remember if I asked you this before, but in your information, you mention that one of the surnames you search for is Thetford. Are you related to Emily and Reason Thetford buried in Gonzales, Texas?
Added by dtpolasek on May 21, 2016 10:19 PM
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