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George Paul Farris (#47374576)
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Bio Photo An old soldier, who is well-read and blessed with a good education. My interest in family history was fed by the women of my family, God bless them. My mother always assumed I'd write the family history, whatever that means. To the best of my knowledge she knew only her grandparents. Family lore had circulated about our ancestors rafting down the Ohio River. This was somewhat supported by a sheaf of fading, flaky photostats discussing the Mefford family of Mason County, Kentucky, which I inherited upon my mother's death. However, when analyzing the names I couldn't bridge the gaps between missing generations. In 1991, after I acquired my first computer, I discovered tools and a matrix in which to place my data and developed ways to expand upon it. With the passage of time, I have traced some of my lines of descent through the Plantagenets to the Counts of Anjou and Normandy, discovered numerous Colonials — even dating back to Colonial Jamestown, at least six Revolutionary War patriots, and I've encountered numerous cousins I hadn't known existed — some of those have become dear friends and collaborators. My mother would have been astounded and proud of the family I've rediscovered. N.B.: My maternal lines include, but are not limited to: Neal, Mefford [Meffert], Turley, Bailey, Raizor, Witcher, Dewitt, Sullivan, Rice, Rule, and Abshire. My paternal lines from Lebanon, to the best of my knowledge, include: Farris, Solomon [Suleiman], Hayek, al Khoury, Guttas, Ishe [Eishy], Tanous, Romanos, Shouwaysha, and Zoghby.
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J. L. Cobb
RE: Ida Jane Mefford, née DeWitt
I am related to some Meffords but not certain if related to her......have never researched that line.
Added by J. L. Cobb on Jan 17, 2016 8:08 AM
Jody Noller
RE: Benjamin Cady
Yes- have a great day
Added by Jody Noller on Jan 02, 2016 11:17 AM
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you Mr. Farris, my Find A Grave friend! Please let me hear from you!
Added by KATHY on Dec 25, 2015 1:12 PM
Regina Dawson Shuman
RE: Adeline E. Witcher Ammons: Memorial# 25087005
Yes you sure can!
Added by Regina Dawson Shuman on Dec 12, 2015 10:24 AM
RE: William F Witcher: FAG Memorial# 57928913
Dear George,

I'm not sure exactly what you meant in your previous message about transferring your cousin to you. You are welcome to take the picture I posted of the grave and use it as you wish. Or I can email you a higher resolution version of it to you if you wish as well.

Added by kevin1224 on Dec 09, 2015 9:15 AM
a fellow searcher
Added by a fellow searcher on Oct 28, 2015 4:09 PM
Heather from VA
RE: Emma Neal, née Rice
Hello, sorry for the reply in getting back to you. I'm not related to Ms. Neal. Sometimes I just browse around the site & leave flowers :) I must've come across her page at some point.
Added by Heather from VA on Oct 13, 2015 7:34 AM
RE: William F Witcher: FAG Memorial# 57928913
Dear George,

You're very welcome. I'm not related to either of them, but I have a number of relatives in the same cemetery and I always like to try to fulfill some photo requests while I'm visiting the area.

Best wishes,
Added by kevin1224 on Oct 08, 2015 9:48 PM
C Bruce
Nellie Neal
Dear George,
I do live about 3 miles outside of Ironton and I enjoy going to Woodland and many other cemeteries taking pictures of the stones. Many times I have to travel to library to get information for the stones. I have uncovered many stories and found the person's history to a rewarding part of the picture taking. Feel free to ask me for any pictures in and around Ironton. I love getting out in the fresh air and I love the hunt(most of the time). I also volunteer at Briggs Library going through old courthouse records. If you ever have a need Ironton info, either go to the website or let me know and I'll see what is available.
To answer your other question, no, I'm not related to the Neal's or Madden's, just a retired picture taker!


Added by C Bruce on Oct 05, 2015 4:54 PM
RE: Carl G. Campbell: FAG# 112335007
Yes, feel free to use the photo's Let me know if I can assist with more photo's

Added by K.B. on Sep 02, 2015 9:50 PM
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