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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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Farris' in Kentucky
Do you descend from the Farris's in Rockcastle County, kentucky?
Added by Texten on Jul 29, 2015 11:37 AM
Donna Skinner Shuey
RE: Porter Dempsey: 116660158
I have transferred him to you!

Added by Donna Skinner Shuey on Apr 08, 2015 5:46 PM
Donna Skinner Shuey
RE: Porter Dempsey: 116660158
Anything I can do to help, I'm more than pleased to do. Great find!!! Keep up the searching, it never ends!!

Added by Donna Skinner Shuey on Apr 08, 2015 5:54 AM
RE: James Rasor: Memorial# 42688915
I will try and run by the cemetery soon and see if I can read this stone. I will check with the cemetery to see who they might recommend. Perhaps I can check with the Clark County Cemetery Association to see if this is something they might do in uprighting the stone and cleaning it as they might do it at no charge. Give me a few weeks to get back with you. It has been about six years since I took this photo. I hope that it is still in as good a shape as it appears in the photo. I'm not related to James Rasor.
Added by Janet on Mar 12, 2015 8:23 PM
Charlene in Texas
RE: Vera Henrietta Wagner Diaz # 54174188
Be my guest, I really do not mind. It helps with our family genealogy and that is why I do it.

Happy hunting.

Charlene in Texas
Added by Charlene in Texas on Mar 05, 2015 10:53 AM
Fran Wheeler
RE: Charles Joseph Haley: # 127799484
You are so welcome, and please send the edits. I love to have as much info as possible on the memorials. No, I am not related; just love going to the cemeteries and adding names and photos to Find A Grave. I will look for his stone as soon as it is warm enough. Fran
Added by Fran Wheeler on Feb 28, 2015 4:28 AM
Mary Clarkson Turek
RE: Jacob M.
Hi Cousin Paul,

Please feel free to use any of my photos, I so appreciate your asking.

I am sending an email shortly, hope to talk with you soon.

Cousin Mary
Added by Mary Clarkson Turek on Feb 27, 2015 8:16 PM
Saundra Dowling
Thank you for stopping at our son's site, James Henry "Tank" Dowling and leaving a token and the very kind words you wrote. Please continue to pray for our family as we try to heal. We will see James again in God's time. God bless, Saundra & Alton Dowling
link to a video of James playing his guitar and singing with 2 of his nephews
Added by Saundra Dowling on Feb 25, 2015 5:57 PM
Donna Skinner Shuey
RE: Mary Lee Mefford: Memorial# 116660495
I have made the transfer to you. Good luck with your family history!

Added by Donna Skinner Shuey on Jan 27, 2015 5:53 AM
RE: A Mefford Lineage?
Sorry it has take me so long in answering your message. The mefford family married besty hunt who is the daughter of John and Jane Hunt. Besty is a sister to the line I come though.
That would be great if we were related closer.
Added by JJH on Jan 24, 2015 8:26 AM
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