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Brenda Ashford (#47878162)
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Bio Photo The mantle of family historian has fallen to me from my father and my sister, now both with the Lord. My husband first started researching our family histories when we inherited all the handwritten family genealogy records some years after my sister's death. Then we dug out an old handwritten ledger that my father had compiled before his death. That piqued my husband's interest, so he began looking into his own family history, talking with older family members, recording their stories, searching for long-lost relatives and finding family history along the Oregon Trail. And experimenting with genealogy software. All that led to a family reunion of cousins who had not been together in 50 years, and sharing of old family photos. That's when I got involved somebody had to manage those photos and get names and dates recorded. And those photos needed to be shared by all the family! My obsessive-compulsive nature could not let a bunch of old photos lie around in shoe boxes and brown envelopes until we all died and no one knew who was in the photos. The old photos led to searches for family members, which led ultimately to Findagrave, and here we are!

My roots are in Texas with my Walker/Hammonds/Wells/Mason/Thomas/Standard/Vaculik lineage. That has led me to the Pettys and the Bates and the Starlings and the Goffs and the Pattons and the Jonases and the Fojtiks who are all a part of that. As our own family has expanded, we have taken up the Waters/Humphries/McKinney/Richey search and we keep going. My primary interest is still in old family photos, and preserving those, along with their stories and personalities for our family to come. So if I come knocking on your door, be prepared to spread the old photos out and talk to me about them!

My husband continues to collect family information on the Ashford/Jarvis/Sullivan/Hooker/Buckle/Jones/Stillwell families in Oregon and Washington. He also maintains our family history database and scouts out websites for genealogy research. Fortunately for him, his ancestors were wise enough to leave the eastern and mid-western states and move west rather than get involved on the wrong side of the War of Northern Aggression! We are frantically trying to preserve some Ashford family history that has been collected in the past, but is in danger of being lost now as family historians die off and no one is there to pick up the mantle. The challenge for us is that we are far away from those sources. Fortunately, we have inherited quite a lot of old family photos which we are preserving and trying to put names with.

I have posted a lot of old family photos on FAG. If you want to use those photos I would ask that you please let me know, that you give me credit for the photos, and that you please use them accurately and responsibly. It's a real shock to see my photos on another website with incorrect information listed.
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Dot Hosking Huntley
Isaac and Ann Jones
According to the Genealogical Society of Douglas County's transcriptions, Isaac and Ann are buried in the old Roseburg Masonic Cemetery, which is now Roseburg Memorial Gardens.
Dot Hosking Huntley #46502633
Added by Dot Hosking Huntley on Nov 01, 2014 9:23 PM
Re: Theron Weaver
Tank you for letting me know about the Duplicate. Mine has been deleted.

Added by LadyDi_60 on Sep 18, 2014 8:20 PM
Goff family
I just transferred Wilson Jones over to you and noticed on your family names the Goff name and was wondering if you are aware of the Goff cemetery here in Sutherlin,Oregon , I hiked into this cemetery and took what pictures I could it is covered over with brush but there is also some history written in there of the family and several of the other cemeteries here have Goff members buried in them(such as Fair Oaks and Valley View)
Added by Cross-Philpott on Jul 29, 2014 9:28 PM
Kelsy Jones-Sabin
RE: Clifford Dee Jones
Thanks! See you when you come up next month :)
Added by Kelsy Jones-Sabin on Jul 22, 2014 12:44 AM
Phyllis Pahutski
W Curts
Thank you for finding the grave. It has been very helpful in my research. Bless you! Phyllis
Added by Phyllis Pahutski on Jul 13, 2014 4:35 PM
Marion Thompson
Glad that the child is in great hands now :-)
Added by ProgBase on Jun 16, 2014 4:41 AM
Elizabeth (Myers) Russell
RE: James Alexander Goff Family
Hi Brenda,
I'm sorry I am late in my reply I have not been on findagrave for awhile. I believe that both Edna and Raymond are buried in the Exeter Cemetery in Exeter, California along with Surphronia Burroughs Goff their mother and Lizzie Holland Goff Raymond's wife. I'm also not sure what happened to Jack Goff, I've done a lot of research on this subject and can't find any information about where he went.
Added by Elizabeth (Myers) Russell on Jun 11, 2014 11:51 PM
Cindy Taylor
Re: Maudie Turner Woodward #117391462
Thank you so much for fulfilling my photo request for Maudie Turner Woodward. I can't begin to tell you how much your time, and dedication is appreciated.
Added by Cindy Taylor on May 03, 2014 11:51 AM
RE: Elaine Jones #34479210
Great - glad you were able to get it! I deleted mine so you could add. :)
Added by jessicado on Apr 02, 2014 9:27 PM
RE: Thomas & Sarah Walker
Thanks for your kind words....I appreciate it.
Added by JEANIE EDWARDS BARKER on Mar 24, 2014 8:28 PM
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