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George Paul Farris (#47374576)
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Bio Photo An old soldier, who is well-read and blessed with a good education. My interest in family history was fed by the women of my family, God bless them. My mother always assumed I'd write the family history, whatever that means. To the best of my knowledge she knew only her grandparents. Family lore had circulated about our ancestors rafting down the Ohio River. This was somewhat supported by a sheaf of fading, flaky photostats discussing the Mefford family of Mason County, Kentucky, which I inherited upon my mother's death. However, when analyzing the names I couldn't bridge the gaps between missing generations. In 1991, after I acquired my first computer, I discovered tools and a matrix in which to place my data and developed ways to expand upon it. With the passage of time, I have traced some of my lines of descent through the Plantagenets to the Counts of Anjou and Normandy, discovered numerous Colonials even dating back to Colonial Jamestown, at least six Revolutionary War patriots, and I've encountered numerous cousins I hadn't known existed some of those have become dear friends and collaborators. My mother would have been astounded and proud of the family I've rediscovered. N.B.: My maternal lines include, but are not limited to: Neal, Mefford [Meffert], Turley, Bailey, Raizor, Witcher, Dewitt, Sullivan, Rice, Rule, and Abshire. My paternal lines from Lebanon, to the best of my knowledge, include: Farris, Solomon [Suleiman], Hayek, al Khoury, Guttas, Ishe [Eishy], Tanous, Romanos, Shouwaysha, and Zoghby.
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Everett Mefford
RE: FAG Memorial# 113133525
Check the memorial now and double click the Death certificate to open up larger and I will see about the memorial in Ancestry
Added by Everett Mefford on Jun 16, 2014 10:00 AM
Judy Llamas
Dr. James Farris
Hello George,

Thank you for those kind words of appreciation. I am not a relative, but have spent many hours typing in obituaries, roaming cemeteries for photos, and adding memorials. Having a love of family history keeps me going. I, too, have been the beneficiary of "Find A Grave" angels.
Added by Judy Llamas on May 27, 2014 9:11 AM
John Evans
RE: Y2C Myrtle Irene Farris, USNRF (FAG Memorial Find A Grave Memorial # 49253325)
You have my permission to use my photo

Thanks for asking

Added by John Evans on May 26, 2014 12:30 PM
Deborah Thompson
Sarah Belle Mahoney Davis
Thank you so much for posting a message on her Find-A-Grave. This was my maternal great-grandmother. She & her husband Alfred Davis had my grandfather Ross Coleman Davis & he & his wife Jeanette Spurr Davis had my Mom Abigail Sue Davis. I am Benjamin Ray Thompson 1964 Louisville, now in Lynchburg, VA. I appreciate all the Find-A-Grave hard workers out there.
Sincerely, Ben
Added by Deborah Thompson on May 14, 2014 9:28 AM
Donna (VanArsdall) Hoffman
RE: David Mefford FAG Memorial # 114008042
No, I'm not a descendant. We are working with the Scott County Cemetery Project in an effort to locate and document as many as possible. You probably read my description of what we found in this one. The top of this stone was completely buried and would not have been found if not for my handy dandy 3' screw driver that I used as a probe. I'm sure your math is fine and I will add at least an estimated date of birth.
We have been to so many of these old cemeteries that it would be financially impossible to restore or repair all that we have found in this condition. Is that something that you do? I'm sure you could find lots of work.
Added by Donna (VanArsdall) Hoffma... on May 01, 2014 8:11 PM
TS Lundberg Nee Sternburg
RE: MAJ David Mefford (FAG Memorial# 54790521)
You are very welcome. I am a photo volunteer, but I feel all our Veteran's deserve to have their service history recorded whenever possible, and of course, everyone deserve a memorial. I will be more than happy to help you any way I can. If Maj Mefford is a family member, I will be happy to transfer.

Please feel free to email me:

Added by TS Lundberg Nee Sternburg on Apr 18, 2014 7:53 AM
Donna Schultheiss
RE: ANC 1971 -1974
It was a pleasure to serve. As I age, and expand my genealogy research, I can appreciate it even more.
Added by Donna Schultheiss on Apr 04, 2014 8:20 AM
John "J-Cat" Griffith
RE: Welcome Home Brother!
Hello Captain Farris, thank you for your comments and taking the time to contacting me. As for Union General and US Congressman John S. Witcher, no I'm not related to he. He's just one of the many Civil War, plus other military figures I've always had an interest in. I feel anyone who serves is deserving of respect and interest. Yes, next time I'm back in Washington we'll have to hook up. Best always,
Added by John "J-Cat" Griffith on Feb 22, 2014 7:43 AM
RE: No doubt!
Good evening Mr. Farris. I received your message, and I want you to know how touched I am. Those were some really sweet sentiments you expressed, and I appreciate it.

Yes sir, I AM a Paratrooper's daughter (82nd Airborne), and a proud one at that. He also served in the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment. That was no picnic. Daddy would have been so pleased to know about your message to me, as I am also.

I am doing all I can to find, honor, and/or memorialize as many of those brave soldiers (from the 325th during World War II) that I can locate, whether or not they gave the Ultimate Sacrifice, came home and lived to a ripe old age (like Daddy), or something in between. It's truly a work in progress, so as I get time, I try to "add to the list", so-to-speak.

And while accepting your thanks for my work, I would like to thank YOU for your service to our country, sir! Veterans have always held a special place in my heart, and you certainly are one of those special people to me.

I would like to add you to my Find A Grave Friends List, if you don't mind; and you can feel free to add me to yours, if you like.

Thank you again Mr. Farris, and I hope to keep the lines of communication open with you sir.
Added by KATHY on Jan 23, 2014 11:30 PM
Dominique Potier
RE: Brothers in arms...
Thanks so much Sir ,

Your comments touch me to the deepest of my heart .

You know if I Joined the Belgium AIrborne it's just because my whish was to find the US airbornes steps ... I joined the army on 1985 and I never be dissapointed by my choice ... every day is a good day . I'm also a lucky man because I'm in touch with so many heroes from WW2, KO, VN and all the other missions .. I'm still amazed when one of these heroes call me "my friend" ... One of my best friend was CSM with the SF ...
Where do you lives in USA ... just in case or one day I could shake your hand ...

Airborne All The Way

Added by Dominique Potier on Jan 22, 2014 12:23 AM
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