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JanMary (#47242653)
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After the horrendous earthquake in Haiti recently, I decided to read a book I inherited years ago, but had no interest in until now. (The Black Rebellion in Haiti" by Pierre Etienne Chazotte, and edited by his grandson, Charles W. Platt) When I did some research, I learned that Pierre or Peter, is my 4th great grandfather and Charles W. Platt is my great grandmother's brother. In reading the book I learned that Pierre was one of only a couple of white people who were able to escape the massacre of multiple thousands in 1804, partly because he had American citizenship. The unedited version is in the Library of Congress. In my research, I stumbled onto Find a Grave, and discovered that many kind people had made memorials for a number of my ancestors, for which I'm extremely grateful. Some have become friends and are assisting me in further family searches! Thank you all! Especially my friend in Reno!
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RE: Ebenezer and Julia Ketcham

You're more than welcome! Glad I could help out a little.

Warm regards,
Added by Joan on Aug 23, 2015 8:09 PM
Kenneth Speed
RE: Kathryn Speed
Hi Jan

Thank you so much for your reply and for creating memorials for my grand parents. Kathryn's on John Kay Speed is my father and he died her in England on November 11 1995.

I love the fact that you are my cousin, it's really quite exciting.

I old love to know loads more about my grandma Kathryn and her family and how you are related to them, you also mentioned you were related to the Robertsons, my mum was a Robertson.

Try my email again

Really look forward to hearing from you

Ken Speed
Added by Kenneth Speed on Aug 20, 2015 4:27 PM
Kenneth Speed
Kathryn Speed
Hi Janmary

I noticed you had kindly left a message and flowers about my grand mother Kathryn Speed, I would love to know what connection you had with any of my family. My email is

Really looking forward to hearing from you

Ken speed
Added by Kenneth Speed on Aug 19, 2015 1:50 PM
That is too funny, Joe is the head and I always go to the office first. Guess he put it in computer wrong. No problem, I drive by a few times a week and have a few more to locate.
Added by Chris on Jul 18, 2015 2:08 PM
Gaye Hill
Albert Tunstall Spotts
Hello JanMary,

Thank you for the additional information for Albert Tunstall Spotts.

All information has been updated and he is now linked to parents.

How closely are you related? I am NOT related, but started to document all of the mausoleums in Cave Hill Cemetery.

Gaye Hill
Added by Gaye Hill on Jun 23, 2015 11:25 AM
JP Rayder
Hi JanMary

The group photo of the Valt's at Calvary Cemetrey were used as the back drop for the First Godfather Movie...JP
Added by JP Rayder on Jun 18, 2015 2:18 PM
I believe the memorial was for the infant of Margaret -- I fixed the name -- thanks for the heads up.
Added by Donna on May 23, 2015 11:17 AM
Don Calhoun
Becky Rounds
Jan Mary,
I went to Leavitt's Altorest on 18 Mar 2015 and found that Beth Rounds White is indeed alive as a Centurion. For Posterityís sake, you might want to update Becky's memorial with the fact that: Becky's step-father is Dallas Jacob White, Find A Grave memorial 64306143.
You could also link him to Becky as a Parent, but that might be weird as he is a step-father only. You might also want to note on Beckyís memorial that Becky's mother is now named: Beth Francis Rounds White.

For the meantime, tell your brother in Ogden to keep looking in the newspapers. Becky would be honored to have such a Caring friend in you. As for me, Iím your younger Find A Grave brother in the Ogden area. Call on me should you need any assistance. If you send me your address to , Iíll send you an official Find A Grave bumper sticker (you donít have to affix it to your car). That away, you can feel like, ďYouíre part of the Find A Grave familyĒ.
Don Calhoun
Added by Don Calhoun on Mar 18, 2015 2:54 PM
Don Calhoun
RE: Col. Dayhuff...
Thank You for reading Col Dayhuff's memorial. I don't think anyone in Find A Grave have ever read it.
Added by Don Calhoun on Mar 13, 2015 8:42 PM
Anthony Laughlin
RE: Ruth Laughlin (nee Russell)
Hi Jan,

Thank you much for the transfer! It is greatly appreciated. I do have those descendants you mentioned in my family tree on but not on Find A Grave. Does it take a while for the picture of Ruth to be uploaded? Or did you put it somewhere else?

Thanks again!

Anthony Laughlin
Added by Anthony Laughlin on Feb 26, 2015 5:57 PM
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