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Gathering Roots (#47213048)
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Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

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Rodney Kerns
RE: Christopher Douglas Mongold
Chris's dads name is Paul Mongold Jr and his Mom is
Louise Bean Mongold. They live in Baker WV
Added by Rodney Kerns on Aug 18, 2014 8:43 PM
Denise Dove
Hi, Thank you again for all the work you have done.Recently double checking my sources and saw these 2 that I think are a duplicate. It would be nice to have all the information combined because one does not list the previous husbands. Grave Memorial# 66059610 and this one # 33030465. Thank you. Any questions or need more information please contact me on here or at
Added by Denise Dove on Aug 16, 2014 7:29 PM
Susan Bruffey Lehman
RE: My Grandmother Gr Gr Susanna Fitzwater
I have several Fitzwater fmily members in my tree:
Carl F, Charity, Charles, Esma Otilla, George, Herbert Leon, Issc Crisma, Jane, Jennie Pearl, Joel Hamrick, John, John AGuy, John Lewis, Judith, Nita Mae, Nita Marie, Omer Baldwin, Oren Decalb, Oscar Fillmore, Robert, Russell O. Squire, Thomas Clark, Thomas Foster, Vina Florence, Virgie May, Walter Frit, William "Soldier Bill" , Sr., William Doddrill "Uncle Bill Dodd", and Willie Agnes.

Birth Dates are between 1791 to 1980's

Do any of these sond familiar to you? Just thought
I would check and see, you never know,
your Colorado Find A Grave friend,
Susan Bruffey Lehman
Added by Susan Bruffey Lehman on Aug 12, 2014 9:15 AM
Susan Bruffey Lehman
Mollie Bredon Bruffey
Notice you posted a "Cousin" on Mollie's Memorial. I too am related to her, she was the wife of my Cousin George Hamilton Bruffey. Wondered how we might be related? My maiden name is Bruffey, I descend from Eleanor "Nellie" McDonald and John Bruffey via their son,Mark James and Sarah Sally Lewis, their son John Henry and Louisa Lewis, and their son, James Andrew Johnson Bruffey my great grandfather. If so, thought we might compare notes.
your possible Colorado Cousin,
Susan Bruffey Lehman
Added by Susan Bruffey Lehman on Aug 11, 2014 1:31 PM
Eva Goode
George H Boosenbark
Hi! Is there a photo of George H Boosenbarks's headstone?

Eva Goode
Added by Eva Goode on Aug 11, 2014 12:38 PM
RL (Bob) Nielsen
John Philip & Susanna Pitman
If you are not kin to John Philip and Susanna, would you mind transferring their memorials to me? John is brother to my 5th-greatgrandfather Nicolaus Pittman, who farmed south of Strasburg on Sandy Hook.

Memorial# 119896641 (John P)
Memorial# 119896666 (Susanna)


Bob Nielsen (Find A Grave #47036655)

p,s, I also left you a request via the "edit" link.
Added by RL (Bob) Nielsen on Jul 31, 2014 5:10 AM
Henny R
RE: Lorentz M Ley 94311910
Quote from "History of Seneca Co"..Lorentz Ley, farmer, Tiffin, was born in France Nov. 10, 1835, a son of Anthony and Mary Ley, also natives of France, where they lived and died, the former July 29, 1869, the latter in 1864. Our subject immigrated to America, coming direct to Seneca Co., Ohio, in 1847. After residing here four years, he went to Australia, where he engaged in the mining industry for six years; from there he went to New Zealand, and stayed two years, after which he returned to his native land, remaining in France eleven months, returning to settle in Seneca Co., for good, in 1861. He was married, February 12, 1866, to Catharine Fry, born in Seneca Co., April 1, 1836, a daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Fry, natives of France, who immigrated to Ohio about 1830, where they remained until death. Mr. Fry departed this life in 1866, and his widow in 1879. Mr. and Mrs. Ley are the parents of seven children: Charles V., Joseph A., Clara E., Mary L., Annie R., Theresa H., and Frank L. Our subject, who is one of the well-to-do farmers of Seneca Co., owns 210 acres of improved land, with splendid buildings thereon. He and his family are members of the Catholic Church. (Condense or edit any way you wish)
Added by Henny R on Jul 19, 2014 9:18 AM
Christine Johnson
RE: Robert Johnson
I was married into the Johnson family. I was an Becker before I was married. I am also trying to look up the Becker tree. I can't find anything on them. I've been doing my family tree for many years now. How can I look them up when they are not online? I don't drive so I can only look them up online.
Added by Christine Johnson on Jul 18, 2014 1:19 PM
RE: Alice Rasalie Botts Gravely
Hi -
After I sent my message to you re Mark B Stephenson/Alice Botts Stephenson Gravely, I realized the memorial I was referring to was by someone else, "stars&bars". I just checked and it is a different memorial number, # 51349601. When I did a search on that number, it says it does not exist in the Find A Grave database. I would upload the photos, but the Find A Grave rules say you can't upload photos you didn't take yourself. If you have photos, it would be great if you have time to add them to the memorial.

Added by miz_mdk on Jul 15, 2014 12:00 AM
Counting Cousins Genealogy

I was recently informed that 4 memorials that I manage are duplicates. I did not originally create the memorials but now manage them. Since you created the first memorial and are a longstanding contributor, I felt it was only appropriate to give you the option of you would like to delete yours or if you would like to update yours with the information I have on mine so that they match and then I would delete mine after you make the updates. I am related to all of them but not directly. They are cousins and one great great aunt (Tryphena is the great great aunt). The memorials are as follows:

Ethel Smith my memorial # 86663654, your memorial number 82950817.
William Morgan Bean my memorial 90396011, your memorial number 66422102.
Tryphena (Buckley) Bean my memorial 90396039, your memorial 66422085.
Grover Bean my memorial 90380817, your memorial number 66422038.

Thank you Diana (member #47787438)
Added by Counting Cousins Genealog... on Jul 12, 2014 4:42 PM
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