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Rick Valentine (#47475621)
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I started working on my family tree in 1978 when my mother got me involved in helping her do research. I am now retired and have more time to spend doing genealogy.
Nearly 4 years ago now, I discovered Find-A-Grave and have been hooked ever since.

My main focus is on the families of Valentine, Virnig, Faust, Maiette, Clourate, Swain, Roots, Jolley, Powell, Fairfax, Gillam and their extended families.

I also have extended roots in the founding families from Nantucket Island including, Swain, Barnard, Macy, Starbuck and Mills.

I find old cemeteries fascinating, every old cemetery has it's own unique personality, unlike new cemeteries that are laid out in neat little rows with flat headstones.
So much family history can be found in old cemeteries.
Every grave has a story behind it and a story to tell.

Feel free to use any photos that I have posted, for non commercial use only. (Your personal family trees and are OK)

Please DO NOT repost my photos on Find-A-Grave as your own.

I was very fortunate to have many family photos passed along to me, I have posted family photos to share with extended family members that were not fortunate enough to have these photos.

Feel free to use and copy "Family Photos", I have posted them to share with extended family members.

Please use the "EDIT TAB" on each individual page when requesting changes, additions, links, or transfers.

I will gladly transfer any memorial that is not part of my family.

Please do not make duplicate memorial pages!

Duplicate pages really mess up the linking process!

Search the name you are looking for before making a page, if the page already exists request a transfer!

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L Evans
Check this Samuel Swaine # 122603082
Part of my Quaker family is in Amends Cemetery in New York.
Added by L Evans on Jan 26, 2015 1:30 PM
L Evans
Chester Co. PA
btw - lots of "Barnards" too ;)
Added by L Evans on Jan 26, 2015 12:17 PM
L Evans
Richard Swaine
Thanks for writing back... Richard is also my 9th GG on my maternal side.... many generations stayed in Rockingham, NH.
I appreciate the transcription being added, I will go look after I send this.... I also have a lot of Quaker family and have been working in western PA, Chester Co., to be exact.... I have found several Valentines & Swains..... let me know if there is any relation... or you can look under my memorials by the surname.
Thanks Again,
Added by L Evans on Jan 26, 2015 12:16 PM
L Evans
Richard Swaine
Thank you for the wonderful memorial. I am working on adding his daughter Grace, and noticed the memorial stone photo, would it be possible to get the transcription added to memorial or to the details of the photo?
A great granddaughter,
L Evans
Added by L Evans on Jan 26, 2015 8:42 AM
Kerry Moser
Johne - Wiber Photos
Thanks so much for shooting the marker pics Rick, I appreciate it, and all your work on findagrave.
Added by Kerry Moser on Jan 17, 2015 4:39 PM
Edward and Ermina Waldow
Thank you for attempting to take a photograph of Edward and Ermina. I understand the snow, as I am from Minnesota. Ermina was Edwards's wife. I have added her to my request list. Just wanted to let you know how much your attempts to photograph my family ancestors is appreciated. Robin
Added by Robin on Jan 15, 2015 4:43 AM
Kerry Moser
yes I know there is snow. I live in Pullman.. Whenever is fine, no hurry...
Added by Kerry Moser on Jan 14, 2015 11:18 PM
RE: John Ward
Thanks Rick! Not the "right" John Ward, I'll have to keep searching. =) Megan
Added by Megan on Jan 10, 2015 1:50 AM


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Added by ReconnectNow on Jan 02, 2015 12:41 AM
Cherie Valentine
RE: Valentine name
Hi, no, I don't think I have relatives up north. As far back as I can go, mine were from Indiana and Kentucky. I'm stuck there!
Added by Cherie Valentine on Dec 26, 2014 12:09 PM
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