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Ancestral Sleuth (#48171177)
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Bio Photo Updated: April 2016

Chief Petty Officer, US Navy, retired.

Enjoying the fruits of my labors - children and grand children - to the best of my abilities.

Recently purchased an RV and traveling around North America. Currently, my favorite bumper sticker is "My grandchildren are cuter than yours"

If you have a problem with something I posted, please email me or click on suggest a correction instead of posting it on my contributor page. I will address the issue as quick as I possibly can.

If you would like a transfer, I do not follow FAG transfer guidelines, so feel free to ask. But if they are a relative of mine, let me know how you are related and we will figure it out from there!

The purpose in life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

One can tell the morals of a culture by the way they treat their dead. ~ Benjamin Franklin

To Err Is Human, To Correct Divine. If you come across any errors or have additions to the memorials I maintain, please let me know. I strive to provide accurate information and will be happy to make any changes necessary, or transfer them over to your care.


The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future. ~ Herbert Spencer

Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories. ~ Unknown

Remeber and learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

"There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go." ~ Author Unknown

"Lest they be forgotten."

"May they live forever."

"When an old person dies, a library burns..." African proverb


Life is not a journey to the grave, with the intention of arriving safely, in a well-preserved body. Rather to slide in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming.."WOW, that was a Great Ride!"
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Louisa Abert Byrne
Find A Grave Memorial# 153255225

Your edit:
Birth Date:
Oct. 31, 1826

Please direct me to a source for this information. Thank you for your help.
Added by SLGMSD on May 27, 2016 8:01 PM
RE: PVT Joseph Morgan
No Problem, always glad to help out with information and thank you for the kind reply =)

Rob (YankeeGraver)
Added by YankeeGraver on May 27, 2016 9:41 AM
David McInturff
Samuel Stonestreet
Thanks for the heads-up. I'm well aware of Find A Grave duplicate memorial guidelines, which I allude to in my bio. Once the date of death is corrected on the original, I'll delete my memorial. It's unfortunate that hundreds of early bulk uploads by that member contained typos, which resulted in newer memorials being created with correct data.
Added by David McInturff on May 20, 2016 9:27 PM
RE: William Robert Brown
Hello Ancestral Sleuth,

I am not sure if I had answered your question, but please feel free to contact me through PM via my email address. I do have the links if you have not found them on my page. Wishing you the best.
Added by nancy_B1952 on May 20, 2016 9:36 AM
John Beckham at Lutts Pinhook Cemetery - Wayne Co. Tennessee
I have a photo of one John Cliffor Beckham stone at Lutts.
His death date is 2014.
I have looked for a John Beckham before. There is a John Beckham listed in row 24 where this John Beckham is buried - no other info given. I have the page from the Wayne Co. Cemeteries listing that verifies this - bur yo have no e-mail or birth or death dates for John Beckham listed.
Maybe some more info would help.
Best Wishes.
Added by RainbowGal on May 20, 2016 9:10 AM
W. Warder
RE: RC # 162601325, Albert H Witmer
Sorry - didn't mean to blow off your question! I don't think that they are are duplicates. Although I couldn't find an obit to verify don't delete your memorial.
Added by W. Warder on May 20, 2016 5:13 AM
W. Warder
RE: RC # 162601325, Albert H Witmer
Hi there-

Can I repeat again how much I loathe RC's online DB?

So many misspellings and errors! Argh!

I fulfilled a photo request on a lot in RC yesterday that had a person that was listed as "Combs" in the DB and when I found the obit the name was actually "Coombe".

Because of all the errors in the DB, most of the time I do try to find an obit or other source to verify the name before making a memorial at RC.

I didn't get to all your requests yesterday, apologies, I will return!

Thanks for all your work!
Added by W. Warder on May 20, 2016 4:37 AM
Lorraine Ellis
RE: Lear Cemetery, Salter Hill, Samuel Lear #9746365
I figured out that the Lear Cemetery is in Epsom, and have asked for the cemetery info to be updated. I'm not sure if I'll be over that direction anytime soon, but if I am, I'll bring my camera. In the meantime, I used Epsom town history records to add a few more names to the cemetery.
Added by Lorraine Ellis on May 15, 2016 6:22 PM
W. Warder
RE: Rock Creek, DC
Thanks for calling!

I went to RC today and could only get you one picture - 2 folks in section 15A - before the sky opened up upon me.

Just wanted to alert you to the upload...
Added by W. Warder on May 14, 2016 3:06 PM
W. Warder
RE: Rock Creek, DC
Quick question - you said that you were workig with Sheila B for photo requests, yes?

I sent her a few messages about the outstanding requests for the Lamson family a while back - pretty much saying that these requests would be near to impossible to fill without a location. They aren't listed in the RC online database - so I would need someone to call RC and find the location.

Same deal with the request for Mary Beckham.

I try and keep a low profile at RC so I can continue to take photos and F-A-G volunteers don't get banned - as has happened at other cemeteries.

If the weather holds I will try to go to Rock Creek this weekend.

All my best!
Added by W. Warder on May 13, 2016 6:35 PM
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