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DorseyH (#47183940)
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Bio Photo Born, raised and still enjoying the Shenandoah Valley. Addicted to genealogy and Find A Grave. Names researching: CATROW, CUSHWA, DAYTON, FOLTZ, HUNT

If any mistakes are found or if you can add any information I would be happy to do so. Also if anyone has photos of the people I have listed, please let me know so I can add them to their memorial.

I want to thank everyone who is helping me with this site.

My direct ancestors memorials receive a virtual cake for their birthday.

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Rick George
photo of David M. Thatcher grave/tombstone - Prometheus Studios
Hi Dorsey,

I'm a researcher for Prometheus Studios, a television production company in Los Angeles, CA. We're currently working on a special about the American Civil War. One of our editors was interested in possibly using an image of confederate soldier David M. Thatcher in our show and we'd like to obtain an image of his tombstone to supplement the image we have of him from the Library of Congress. I noticed you have an image of his tombstone on the "find a grave" website...posted by BIRDMAN. Do you maintain the images on the "find a grave" website? Would you be interested in allowing us to possibly use your image in our show? If so, email me at and let me know. We'd have to get the high res version of the image in-house as soon as possible though. Any help you can give would be wonderful! Thanks for your time and hope to hear from you soon. Have a great day!


Rick George - Researcher
Prometheus Studios, Inc.
Added by Rick George on Feb 06, 2015 4:41 PM
RE: Catrow - Germantown Cemetery
You are welcome.

The book at the library shows Lydia Catrow to be unmarked and I couldn't find a listing for Elizabeth Catrow that died in 1877. I will have to go to the cemetery office to see if they have record of her and also the location of both of them. The book showed Lizzie (d. 1923) was suppose to be in the first row in the section where M. and Eliza Catrow is in. The only marker I saw was for "Mother" with no dates. So I just took a photo of the area where she is buried. I am sorry I couldn't find an actual marker for her.

Also, the book showed Charles (d. 1889) was a child and is an unmarked grave. The other Charles (d. 1862) doesn't even show in the book. I was trying to get a photo of all the Catrow families buried there for you. I will see what I can do to get the rest of the photos.

Thank you for your patience.

Have a great week.

Added by Becky on Oct 20, 2014 1:40 PM
Catrow - Germantown Cemetery

I was at the library yesterday and found a film on George C. Catrow and his diaries. There was a news article on it about him, his diary entries, two photos, and some of his ancestry information. I only scanned the article, the two photos, one page of his diary, and the information on his ancestry. If you would like to have it, let me know and we can figure out I can get it to you.

George C. Catrow was Peter Catrow's son, if that helps any.

I couldn't find Elizabeth listed in the Germantown/Jackson County cemeteries readings. I will have to go to the cemetery to find the locations of them. The M. Catrow is Middleton Catrow. I believe there is a photo of his gravestone on Elizabeth E. Catrow's memorial# 67851306.

It might take a little while for me to get back to you. My computer is down and I have to use someone elses. I will try to get back to you as soon as I can.

Hope this helps,

Added by Becky on Oct 16, 2014 1:09 PM
Dan Cowgill
RE: Foltz/Fultz
Of course.. I have been out of pocket with my email and Find A Grave stuff for the last few months. I will take care of it (Foltz stuff) as soon as I can. Thanks for the heads-up. Dan C.
Added by Dan Cowgill on Oct 08, 2014 9:58 AM
Devin Gaither
Private Question
Hi DorseyH,

Your information on this site has really be a great help to me in my research. I had a question for you that I was hoping to ask via e-mail about a mutual relative that would be your cousin, if I've done my math correctly. If you can reach out to me at that'd be great! Thanks so much!
Added by Devin Gaither on Sep 09, 2014 5:01 PM
Devin Gaither
Hello DorseyH!

I've been doing a lot of genealogy research and I hit a bump a while back that I never thought I'd be able to get past. My parents are divorced and the records for my dad's birth don't match up because his "father" was away in the service at the time of his conception. My mom always suspected that she knew what the surname of his biological father was... but we were never sure and it isn't something that is acknowledged in his family. I ran across your site, saw that you were researching the surname my mom has always suspected... and what do you know. I found a picture of a man who looks exactly like my father and his birth date and location match up perfectly. Thank you so much for having this information up and available :-)
Added by Devin Gaither on Aug 28, 2014 10:42 AM
Kay Margaret Floyd
Granddaddy and Grandmother
Hi Dorsey,

I am Kay Margaret VanMetre and Geraldine Margaret Foltz was my Mother. Granddady and Grandmother were Floyd and Della. I am working on Geneology too.
Added by Kay Margaret Floyd on Aug 19, 2014 9:16 AM
karen ceneviva
snyder history
my great great grandfather was john h snyder , died 1917 and my gransfather was h h snyder (hezeckiah) died 1916 my great uncles were clifford w snyder and edison snyder - my grandmother was irene catherine snyder 1906-1988 do you know what john or hex died of? john's father was william h snyder 1823-1865, William was in the civil war do you know if that was cause of death?

thank you
Added by karen ceneviva on Aug 13, 2014 8:42 PM
Vanda White
PItzer and Brown sisters
Hi Dorsey H,

I am wondering if you can put me in touch with folks from Arden or Martinsburg who may have information about two sisters who are buried at Green Hill Cemetery in Martinsburg. The Find A Grave webpage shows you as the creator of the page of interest.

I was born and raised on Winchester Avenue in Martinsburg and Iíll be selling the home place soon. I want to take photos of the house before it is sold and research its history for my family.

As children, we heard of the sisters, Nannie Brown and Sadie Brown Pitzer, who used to live in our home, but I never knew more than that one of them took her own life there. I cannot locate a Berkeley County death certificate for Nannie V. Brown, but her tombstone at Green Hill clearly states that she died on November 14, 1918. I know that this was during the peak of the influenza epidemic, so perhaps her records were neglected? Your entry on the Find A Grave webpage says, ďdespondent because of increasing infirmities due to ill-health and depressed by loneliness, Nannie took her own life.Ē

Nannieís sister, Sadie (Sarah) C. Pitzer, died in 1941 in the Weston State Hospital, although there is some discrepancy about when she was admitted, because city directories show her still living on Winchester Avenue in 1917.

Your entries on Find A Grave are the only information I have found about these sisters. I live out of town so itís difficult to research the primary record sources. I am wondering if you could put me in touch with your source of information, so I could learn more about the history of our home. I know itís an unusual request, but when you are a genealogy and history lover, as I am, you want to learn more. You may email me directly at

Many many thanks,
Added by Vanda White on Aug 13, 2014 9:38 AM
Courtney Jones
(K)Catherine Cushwa Catrow Miller #83878636
Hi! I noticed that my SAC to change her name from "(K)Catherine" to "Katherine" (as spelled in her obituary) was declined.

Please realize that there is a reason the memorial naming conventions ( indicate no punctuation (other than a period) should be used in the name fields. As her memorial is currently, she is not able to be found doing a site search, nor can she be found searching her first name in the cemetery itself.

Searching with a first name of "Katherine" won't show up her memorial, neither will a search for "Catherine" and because of the parenthesis, searching for "(K)Catherine" will come up blank as well.

While both spellings of her name should absolutely be mentioned, this should go in the Bio field in order to make me memorial searchable on the site to allow other family members to find the memorial and prevent others from creating a duplicate memorial.
Added by Courtney Jones on Jul 13, 2014 12:55 PM
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