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Charolette Gould Lathers Brown (#48133744)
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Bio Photo Intense curiosity about my heritage began before turning 21 years of age.

It started when my brother uncovered, in our uncles attic, a newspaper published on the day of Abraham LINCOLN's death.

I began by writing letters, and was encouraged by some elderly kin that responded quickly and precisely with information that today could never be found, anywhere!

Over the years, I have seen family history research change in every area you can image because of the internet which can be both good and bad when it comes to accuracy along with your time, effort and expenses.

I live in Southern California, about 10 miles from the international border at Tijuana. Just recently, I joined Find A Grave as a member-sponsor.

The last few months have found me walking Glen Abbey Memorial Park in Bonita plus La Vista Memorial Park in National City, California, taking pictures of tombstones, as well as the surrounding area of said tombstones, in order to give someone an idea of where the grave is located within the park.

So, if you have anyone's grave, in either of these two cemeteries that you would like a picture of their stone and surroundings, I would be happy to do that for you.

I have spent a number of years studying the Shenandoah Valley area of Virginia where I have many direct lines to the original settlers; my grandparents, Jost and Anna Maria (MERKLE) HITE, with my direct linage through their daughter, Magdalena who married Jacob CHRISMAN and from their there are too many to mention such as GOCHENOUR, RITTER.

In my historical adventures I found that both my mother and father have multiple LOOMIS lines.

Both my mother's RUSSELLs and my father's CARLTONs were straight out of County Kent, England coming in the 1800s.

Full circle my father's mother, truly German, as per the above HITEs, her grandfather, Adam DILLER came, in the late 1840s, from Germany to live beside the old Shenandoah Valley German-Swiss families moved to Otter Creek, Illinois and this is where I started my research many years ago.

So, with the stubbornness of a German and the tenacity of an Englishwoman I continue a 45 plus years search and rescue of family members reuniting them through time and space with the links, notes and photos.

Charolette Gould Lathers Brown

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J. Kelsey Jones
Elihu Gould
I don't believe he is buried in Pumpkin Hill but a family cemetery on present Ross Road in Rutland Township.
Added by J. Kelsey Jones on Nov 13, 2014 1:07 PM
Roberta Joyce (Woods) Crabaugh
Dana Mead Johnson #113462857
Charlotte, I see that you have done extensive memorials in the LaVista Memorial Park and have recorded a few of my ancestors named Johnson. I am seeking the final resting place for the parents of Dana Mead Johnson, aka Meade Johnson. His father was Mahlon Dana Johnson dob 26 May 1870 College Springs, Page Co., Iowa. His mother was Julia Marie Johnson dob 17 Aug 1879, she is reported to have dod as 4 Oct 1925, National City, San Diego, CA. Mahlon is perported to have died in San Diego on 5 Dec 1936. He had a very colorful life, having married at least 3 times. His name was also spelled as Malan, Mahlon, Maylon. In your plotting of the cemeteries in San Diego Co., and particularly La Vista Memorial Park, I would like to know if you have documented Mahlon or Julia. Feel free to contact me at if you have any suggestions for these two ancestors. Mahlon Dana Johnson was my gradfather thru one of his other wives. Thanks, Roberta (Woods) Crabaugh
Added by Roberta Joyce (Woods) Cra... on Oct 18, 2014 3:17 PM
Nicholas W
Vernon Coss
Do you know was this Vernon Coss Find A Grave Memorial# 118289981 later married to Hazel Riggs Hutchison.
Added by Nicholas W on Oct 11, 2014 8:39 AM
John Vincent "VINCE" Powers
Yost Hite!!?
I believe he came up on a recent edition of "Who Do You Think You Are" (Rob Lowe, I think)!?
Added by John Vincent "VINCE" Powe... on Sep 12, 2014 1:44 PM
John Vincent "VINCE" Powers
RE: Lieut. Abraham COLE #128607483
Howdy Cuz! Yes, LT Abe Cole is my 6th G Gpa....AND my 6th G Uncle, he's a HALF Bro of my 6th G Gpa, Thomas Cole 1718-1792! I'm a DBL COLE on this, my mothers side....and am also a DBL COLE (diff line) on my fathers side, and am a QUAD 2nd Cousin of Frank & Jesse James thru it as well! BOTH these COLE Lines do converge WAAAY BACK w/my 13th & 14th G Gpa, SIR Thomas Cole 1494-1571!

My 5th G from Abe is Nancy Ann Cole-Donovan 1765-1852, and from Thomas is Honour Cole-Wheeler 1765-1786! Then my 4th G's were cousins, Thomas Cole Wheeler & Honour Donovan.....and their son James Wheeler 1810-1872 is my GGG, and his son JUDGE Robert Wheeler 1845-1937 is my GG....Lela A Wheeler-Ducker is my G, and Elizabeth A Ducker-Barkley my Grand! My mother was Anne Barkley-Powers!

The info on F-A-G was solely from the source cited! Your name looks familiar.....are you a Fan of my 'Frank & Jesse James' on F/Book? ~JVP, TX [><]

Added by John Vincent "VINCE" Powe... on Sep 12, 2014 1:35 PM
Conservative Patriot
Henry and Lucy GOULD
You are welcome
Will try to get better photo next trip as the sun was against me that day (9AM with west facing graves)
Added by Conservative Patriot on Jul 22, 2014 4:12 PM
Pat McArron
RE: Maria
Thank you Charolette. Indeed I will take good care of this memorial.
Added by Pat McArron on Jun 27, 2014 6:06 PM
RE: Gould Unmarked Graves

Thank you for the response on Pumpkin Hill. Although it's in ruins, can it still be seen? Or can you still walk any of it and see any headstones?

I always like to see where ancestors are from, even if there's not much to see!

Added by Frankie on Jun 26, 2014 7:15 AM
RE: Emmaline Diller Ritter
Thanks Chocy. Good to hear from you.
Added by Donna on Jun 13, 2014 10:40 AM
Anthony Palermo

Your name Gould is of interest to me. In doing some genealogy research on my wifes side,we discovered that she has an ancestor named George Gould who was killed in the Civil War in 1864, Her grandmothers name was Theresa Matilda Gould. They all were from the Tioga Penna area including George Gould. Are you part of that clan? George is buried at the National Cemetery in Hopewell Virginia.
Added by Anthony Palermo on May 27, 2014 3:14 PM
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