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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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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
Kent Martin
Rader family of Virginia

Researching the Rader family of Virginia. Inquiring if you had additional info on Adam Rader (1706-1773) his son Anthony (1754-1822) and his son Michael Rader (1780-1850)

thx, Kent
Added by Kent Martin on Mar 29, 2014 2:50 PM
Jim Osborne
Hi Charolette

Have been working on a few more today (over 40 completed now), but still have a long way to :)
Glad you are enjoying them. Hope others will enjoy seeing them as well.
There actually is however a memorial up for Lucy Buss Freeman. She was born 15 Jan 1860.
Also noticed a few corrections should be made for Henry Buss on his memorial page. His actual middle initial is "F" (for Frankin) and not P. And his birth date should be 24 Oct 1847 and death date 17 Sept 1861.
I know it's very hard sometimes to read off of the dates from the old stones. I'll try and put up gravestone photos for Henry's brothers - Charles and George today as well. But they died before portrait shots became common, so no actual photos of them have been found.
I can send you a photo of the old Buss home in Lawndale if you send me your email address. I put up another photo of Adelbert on his memorial as well.
Take care, Jim
Added by Jim Osborne on Nov 30, 2013 12:48 PM
Jim Osborne
RE: Harriet Buss
Thanks Charolette. I was just curious where you had even found the book as I only printed abt 200 copies. And yes, I've been to Kent, Eng a few times as well as Chautauqua Co.
My great-grandfather, Adelbert came to Calif. in 1905. I fact, I live in the old home he built in Lawndale in 1909.
I also just posted a couple of new photos on the Edward Buss (your uncle)memorial you maintain that I think you will find interesting. By the way, the children's list is missing the second oldest daughter, Ellen Buss Ottaway as well as the youngest daughter, Lucy Buss Freeman in case you would like to had them.
Well, I've managed to post up almost 30 photos during the past two days but have many more to go. :)
Best wishes, Jim
Added by Jim Osborne on Nov 29, 2013 1:16 PM
Jim Osborne
RE: Harriet Buss
Hi Charolette,

That's wonderful!!
Your grandfather, Guy, and my mother Laura are the same generation then and we are all cousins on the Buss side.
I also noticed you had access to a copy of the Buss book Walter Buss and I had compliled in 1998. Had you been in contact with Walter while he was still living, or have we been in contact before? Just wondering how you found the book :)I still have boxes of letters from relatives seeking genealogical books, but I've been so busy with other projects over the years I've forgotten much of my old correspondence. Hadn't even looked at the Find A Grave site for several years. Well, Very glad to see all you've done.
I'm in CA as well.

Added by Jim Osborne on Nov 28, 2013 8:54 PM
Jim Osborne
RE: Harriet Buss
Hi Charolette,

And thank you!
I finally retired last week and now have the time to get back into genealogy for a while.
Have been meaning to do it for a long time.
It's been a fun Thanksgiving Day uploading several of the old family photos. Have quite a few more to go in the coming days.
Can I ask if you are related with the Buss family? Thanks again for efforts.

Added by Jim Osborne on Nov 28, 2013 5:09 PM
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