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Sgt Daxter (#47228901)
 member for 4 years, 8 months, 3 days
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Bio Photo I got interested in genealogy in 1978. I had always been told that if you met someone named Hawpe you were related. So I set out to confirm the story. I was able to trace the HAWPE lineage back to a Rudolph Hawpe who settled in Greenville, Augusta County, Virginia in 1784. There I hit a brick wall and was unable to find the next generation.

My brother Gary Hawpe got interested and we began tracing the descendants of Rudolph Hawpe. He has a website on our family (Hawpesville) where we have placed the information we have discovered over the last 35 years. As of November 1, 2013 we have identified over 14,471 descendants of Rudolph Hawpe plus spouses.

In September 2009 that brick wall came tumbling down. All it took was one swipe of a swab for DNA testing which was submitted by my brother Gary. Which resulted in finding the Hawpe ancestral homeland and clues to taking the lineage back to the early 1500's.

I joined Find A Grave in February 2010 and have been creating memorial pages for those descendants and their spouses who we have burial locations for. Another big project has been to find memorials of these descendants, created by other gravers and suggest corrections and provide additional information to be added to them and have them linked to the next generation or spouse.

I appreciate all the volunteers who take photos of these graves as they are scattered all across the country.

Dwayne Hawpe
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RE: Photo Needed
I thought I had posted every single grave at this cemetery. Glad you caught that I had missed Harlan.
Added by Deb on Sep 18, 2014 11:27 AM
RE: Incorrect Maiden Name
correction has been made. thanks for the info
Added by moraycc on Sep 18, 2014 11:15 AM
linda shepard
17030106 Marion Stanley Casstevens
The third sibling (mentioned as O.J. in the obit) is Oluff Casstevens #76583960.
Added by linda shepard on Sep 04, 2014 2:14 PM
RE: Bessie Charsia Ward Shultz
Thank you so much for fixing my mistake.

Added by mkhicks on Aug 27, 2014 1:33 PM
Scott Hutchison
Moses McComb
Source for middle name?
Added by Scott Hutchison on Aug 07, 2014 8:18 AM
Chris Nelson
Lieut Charles Deas
Hi! I have added photos of Lieut Charles Deas's grave in Hong Kong Cemetery.
Added by Chris Nelson on Jun 04, 2014 12:40 PM
Kathy Nelson
Thao Draper
Oops! Thanks for the information.
Management of this site has been transferred to you.
Added by Kathy Nelson on May 27, 2014 8:32 PM
Noble Crawford (59181707)
Hi Dwayne, I received your request for transfer of this memorial. This has been completed accordingly. Have a great week! Best Regards, Nick
Added by openmemories on May 19, 2014 5:40 PM
Sherlocks Cousin
RE: Walter Grady Morrow, Jr
The more info we can add to memorials, the better for family members:) Walter was not my relative but I love to search for family. I did the parental links (I have the capability to do several things on all Ft Bliss memorials. So if you need something done, let me know - can't do bio).
Added by Sherlocks Cousin on Apr 28, 2014 4:36 PM
Wilfred G. Rousselle
Hi Dwayne, thanks for catching that on the birth date. I corrected it. Do you want me to transfer the memorial over to you? I have no relation to Wilfred.
Added by Christina on Apr 20, 2014 4:20 PM
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