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Carolyn Whitaker (#47049540)
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Bio Photo I have been a genealogist for 27 years. I was born in Kansas and grew up in Kansas until I was a sophomore in high school. We then moved to Des Moines, Iowa where I finished high school. I have lived all over the country and traveled in 43 states. I love the history of our country and studying my families along with their friends and neighbors. I keep a huge database of families because I track them as they travel westward. I have helped many people find their ancestors because I have a gift at tracking families, so I want to share that with others. I don't always find everyone, but my percentage rate is at least 95% of the time. They call me the sleuth!! One of my friends once told me "ya can't hide from you!"

My father was adopted in 1920 and I found our biological family in 1992 when he was 72 years old. I am willing to help adoptees try to find their families, especially the stolen children of Georgia Tann of the Tennessee Children's Home Society in Memphis, Tennessee.

I recently completed research for Hewitt Clarke's new book, "Money and Blood" and am currently doing research for another new book he's going to publish. The story features a section on the family of Filmore Johnson and his wife, Betty Levy and the self made million, Robert Johnson who started BET television, whom is a descendant of Filmore Johnson.

My maternal
families database


My paternal families
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Due to people stealing my tombstone photos without permission and not so much as documentation and putting them on ancestry, I will not grant permission to use any of them. Only one Example arabianvoice Karen Sherrill Sanders, who refuses to take them down after numerous requests.
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dandie lion
McNabbs in Oklahoma
Thank you for bringing these 3 memorials to my attention. Of course, they could not have been buried in Oklahoma at the times of their deaths because 'whites' had not yet settled there. However, there are markers for them in Good Hope Cemetery (and each note "Buried in Carver Tenn") so the graves are "cenotaphs". I've added a note on each memorial that it is a cenotaph.
Added by dandie lion on May 28, 2015 5:39 AM
Steve
146055536 Joseph Jacobs Jr
I was just wondering why my photo of Joseph Jacobs Jr always seems to disappear? I've posted it to his memorial several times. Is it the wrong photo?

S
Added by Steve on May 23, 2015 8:06 PM
David O. Lintz, II
Bible Family Cemetery - Bybee
Carolyn,

Thank you so much for adding the 20 memorials from the Bible Family Cemetery in Bybee.

You identified 8 of my relatives that I have been looking for for several months.

Are you able to give a more precise location for this cemetery?

Thanks again.

David Lintz
[Oldest great great grandson of Elbert Bible]
Added by David O. Lintz, II on May 20, 2015 5:45 PM
David Barger
David Barger - Memorial# 107937725
Greetings,

Just a minor correction, David Barger served in the 36th Alabama Infantry Regiment rather than the 35th.

Thanks,

David M Barger
Added by David Barger on May 19, 2015 2:08 AM
Syble Cline Glasscock
Cline Family in Old St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Newton, Catawba, NC
Thanks for all your work on Find A Grave. Have you researched either of these two below?

Barbara Cline - Memorial 92233398
She is likely the wife of David Cline, Memorial# 92235676

I don't know if you are familiar with "The Cline Families of North Carolina 1750-1860" by George B. Cline. It's a well written and document book, in it he states:
"David is born on February 5, 1795 and dies on April 7, 1845 per his gravestone at Old St. Paulís Church. He is in his fatherís household in the Lincoln county 1800 and 1810 census and in his own household in the Lincoln county 1820-1840 census. On October 12, 1819, he marries Barbara Holman who is born in
1799 and dies on December 31, 1858 per her gravestone at Old St. Paulís Church.
David has no children per FH2. Those that appear in his 1820 and 1830 census
household are too old to be his children and may be siblings of his wife. In the
Catawba county 1850 census, Davidís widow Barbara has her deceased husbandís
brother, Jacob Cline in her household."
Added by Syble Cline Glasscock on May 13, 2015 8:19 AM
Steve
Joseph Jacobs jr
I reported Joseph Jacobs jr marker again. Bethsaida cemetery Eberle, Illinois.
Added by Steve on May 11, 2015 6:35 AM
Shirley C McKenzie
John M 'Pete' McKenzie
Carolyn, I could not use the link you posted on my email. It doesn't take me to a site. Did you mean to say there was a Park Cemetery site on Find A Grave? I also went back to the Memorial Park link, entered McKenzie/McKinzie and got no hits. I did find the McKenzie's listed on a website called interment.net. Re: Edna. She and Mr. McKenzie separated and, foolishly, we researchers didn't find out from family where she went. I haven't been able to find her on Ancestry.com and have no other clues. So - where did you post them for Park Cemetery? Sorry to be a pest; this is very confusing to me. Regards.
Added by Shirley C McKenzie on May 09, 2015 10:07 AM
Shirley C McKenzie
John M 'Pete' McKenzie
Dear Carolyn, I looked at a Yahoo map for the city of Malden, MO. The name of the cemetery I called the City Cemetery is called Park Cemetery. I looked for it on Google Search and found a link where it said 'aka Rosewood'. There is a cemetery named Rosewood but only 274 people buried there; none mine. I didn't find it on a map. The Park Cemetery is at the south end of Douglass Street where the road turns west & that appears to be called Missouri CR AB. It is right beside the railroad tracks. I suspect that my old McKenzie's called it the city cemetery from their youth. Likely was never the formal name.
It appears nobody has ever walked the Park Cemetery. It is very old and very big! I am a member of Find A Grave. Do you think I should post the McKenzie family so we will have a presence? There is nobody younger in our lines to do this, although I am 76 and thinking of slowing down - not speeding up! lol. This is rather distressing for me because there are extended McKenzie/McKinzie's that apparently have nobody doing any Find A Grave work. Thank you for asking; this has certainly opened my eyes. Shirley (Cartwright) McKenzie.
Added by Shirley C McKenzie on May 08, 2015 1:41 PM
Shirley C McKenzie
Correction to John M 'Pete' McKenzie.
Apparently our message can't be edited. Sorry. John M 'Pete' McKenzie and his family is buried at the old City Cemetery, Malden, Missouri. Sorry for the omission. Shirley (Cartwright) McKenzie.
Added by Shirley C McKenzie on May 06, 2015 5:34 PM
Shirley C McKenzie
John M 'Pete' McKenzie
Thank you for posting John M 'Pete' McKenzie's name. He is buried in the old City Cemetery beside his sister, Lema McKenzie, near his brother Leonard Clayton and his father Joseph McKenzie/McKinzie. Others in the middle of the City Cemetery spelled their name with an 'i'; McKinzie, but they were also related. None of the other family mentioned is seen on Find A Grave. Do you know if anyone has ever made that a project? I am too old and there is nobody left in the McKenzie family to do this. Thank you for your work. Shirley (Cartwright) McKenzie.
Added by Shirley C McKenzie on May 06, 2015 5:32 PM
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