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Roanna Dolan Griffin (#47928961)
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Bio Photo I am 65 years old and love doing family research. I live in Alvin, TX and love to fish. I have 3 little dogs that I adore. I believe in God and Country and the men & women who defend it. I'm also old, Irish and not shy. Have a great day.

I want everything to be as correct as I can make it. I do this out of respect for them and who they were. As I am also researching family I try to have the same consideration for others as I expect from them. Even with my own family if someone see's something they think is wrong I'd like to know it and then I may or may not change it according to what I have and what I know. I've learned not even gov documents are always correct nor name spellings on them. So good thing I like fishing because in some cases it takes a lot of it to find out anything or another family member in this up to their necks with lots of resources. I have two of those in my family.... God Bless all those dedicated to obtaining correct information and supporting and working together on sites like Find A Grave and Ancestry.

One thing that bothers me is people who add photo's of stones at such an angle or distance that it can not be read or with flowers obstructing the information on the stone. To me if the stone can't be read DON'T PUT IT ON THE MEMORIAL. The stone has important information on it that we need as verification of information. To me take flowers off and get over the stone and close enough to be able to read it in the photo. The stone is the most important thing, not the flowers on it.

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Leigh Ann Atwell
You're very welcome! That does make a lot more sense. I don't think I've come across that census yet, but grandma has told me she was living with Aunt Carrie. When I can get to those pictures I will add them to her memorial. Thanks Roanna!
Added by Leigh Ann Atwell on Feb 19, 2015 8:30 PM
Leigh Ann Atwell
Sippie Ann
Hi Roanna! I can send over a copy of Sippie's death certificate if it helps? It lists the cemetery and has their son Harrison as the informant. Your son-in-law may like to speak with my grandmother as well, she is Carter & Sippie's oldest child and one of only two surviving. Sippie married a man with the last name of Douglass, then a man by the name of Tommie Brown, she outlived all three of her husbands.
Added by Leigh Ann Atwell on Feb 18, 2015 11:27 PM
Leigh Ann Atwell
Joshaway & Sippie Ann
Roanna, I finally figured it all out. The Sippie listed as Joshaway's wife is not the correct Sippie. Sippie Goins outlived him by about 30 years. She was remarried twice. I spoke with my grandmother who told me Sippie (her grandmother) is buried in Boydston Cemetery in Tiftonia, TN. So I tracked down her memorial: #5963283. I thought you may want to update the spouse part on Joshaway's memorial. Also, in regards to your notes on his page, I think that his name may have originally been Joshaway, as many other members of his family with the same name had the same spelling. I just wanted to say thank you for all the work you've done on my family pages.
- Leigh Ann
Added by Leigh Ann Atwell on Feb 18, 2015 6:13 PM
Leigh Ann Atwell
Sippie Ann
Roanna, I finally figured it out, I had the wrong Sippie Ann. My Sippie is buried in Boydston cemetery in Tennessee. Thank you for helping me!
Added by Leigh Ann Atwell on Feb 18, 2015 8:09 AM
RE: Addition to James Edward McKinney's site
Roanna, thank you so much! I really appreciate it. :)

Kindest regards,
Added by Patrice1 on Feb 16, 2015 9:30 PM
Addition to James Edward McKinney's site
Hi Roanna. First of all, thank you so much for these great pictures and putting the records for James McKinney. He is my wonderful stepdad's grandfather. My Stepdad's name is Edward Gilkison. He was named after his grandfather's middle name. His mother, and James' daughter is Viola Lillian McKinney, 1912-1988. She is not listed as one of his children on your site. Can you please add her? Thank you again for the service you do.
Added by Patrice1 on Feb 16, 2015 5:14 PM
Jan Summers
Harley Rexford Gray
Hi Roanna. I have linked Harley to his parents. I have changed his birth year to 1896 which is consistent with his WWI registration. When I created his memorial I used his death record which gave 1897. You made a request for the year of death to be changed to 1930. My source then was his death record and also interment records for Ridgewood Cemetery which both have the year as 1928. I also came across Beatrice's application for a military headstone which also gives 1928 as the year of death. I believe the record that you found was the Ohio Death Index which does indeed incorrectly list the year of death as 1930. I also put in a request for his son Jack to be linked. I hope this information is helpful. Best regards, Jan
Added by Jan Summers on Feb 09, 2015 8:44 PM
Meng's of Red Oak
Hello Roanna,
I was wondering how you are related to the Meng's of Red Oak, Iowa. Aaron Cowley (Davidson #47361073)

John Meng and Katharina Pabst were my 2nd Great Grand Parents
John Meng and Katherine Eva Marie Hart were my 3rd Great Grand Parents
All their children are my Grand Aunts and Uncles
Added by Davidson on Feb 09, 2015 5:28 PM
Your Griffin line
On, Cherie McNaul traces your line from John Henry to Claiborne Griffin & Hannah & Molly Dunnaway to William Griffin & Mary Ann Pinkney & Jemima Franklin to Richard Griffin & Mary Green This person also documents supporting records.
Gary Tharb also lists Claiborne. These may be helpful to you.
Added by Singletree on Feb 02, 2015 11:15 AM
RE: Spencer Griffin's parents
My line is Spencer Griffin & Cynthia Burch to John Anthony Griffin and Rebeckah Ann Jane Hutton to John Henry Griffin and Galetha Stidham, to Stella Griffin Sherman - my mother. Evidently these are not your line.
Added by Singletree on Feb 02, 2015 10:48 AM
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