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Jim and Elizabeth (#47230507)
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Bio Photo We have been tracing our family trees for a number of decades. As part of that research, we have walked a number of cemeteries photographing the gravestones. Jim's genealogy centers on Mason County, WV and Elizabeth's family comes from the western New York area.

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Vicki Martin
Margaret Elias
Jim and Elizabeth,

THANK YOU so much for the Headstone photo. It will be a great addition to my genealogy file.

Thanks again for your time and effort. It means a great deal to me.

I am so sorry for taking so long to thank you.

Added by Vicki Martin on Aug 18, 2014 8:23 PM
Harry Miller
May J Morse
You have indicated in your profile that you feel that the purpose of the findagrave site is to record a person's place of burial and not a place to "build a family tree." I can agree with that philosophy. Mary J Morse, #946471163, was buried with her first husband, George W Seymour, #946471161, as indicated on their shared gravestone. but since I cannot locate the place of burial of her second husband, so as to indicate the family link in her memorial, I ask that you indicate his name in her bio. He was Elmer Clifford Agar (1879-1961) and they married in 1917. He survived her 1936 death. Her first marriage was in 1884, with his death being in 1915. Thank you.
Added by Harry Miller on Aug 18, 2014 9:53 AM
Maggie O
RE: Augustus Potter
sorry I do not kinow on either of your questions :/
Added by Maggie O on Aug 14, 2014 7:01 PM
Dunbar Cemetery
Thank you so much for capturing photos of the headstones in Dunbar Cemetery while there are still some remnants left.

Raleigh in MI
Added by Raleigh on Aug 14, 2014 6:59 PM
Barb Shaffer
Death state for Joseph & Catherine Sly
James & Elizabeth......don't know how much it really matters but West VA was not a state until 1863 so Jos & Cath really died in Mason, VA. Sometimes you find WVA records listed under Va and sometimes not.
Added by Barb Shaffer on Aug 10, 2014 11:34 PM
William and Verneda Huffman posting
Thank-you for taking the time to find and photograph William and Verneda Huffman's headstones. All your volunteer hours are truly appreciated in helping others with family research. Thanks again!
Added by MAS on Aug 10, 2014 9:53 PM
Everett Huffman
Thanks so much for posting Everett Huffman's headstone. Much appreciated!
Added by MAS on Aug 10, 2014 9:51 PM
Clara Ann Diehl Barton
Thank you for the grave marker and plot number.
Added by Saulback on Aug 08, 2014 5:40 AM
RE: Rothfus
Thank-you for your thoughtful replies, and for the insight from your Wyoming County historical sources. I appreciate all available perspectives. The German people often named their children several names; many times in males, the first name was a family name passed down and the person referred to by a second (or third) name. It is quite possible that Ulrich Georg "could" have been George Redfoot's father's name; he also had a son named George. John Rathfoot's first child died in early childhood, he was named Georg Christian Rothfuss.

Yes, the Americanization of their names has a couple of interesting stories behind it. Rothfuss from old middle German translates literally as "Red Foot." The etymology of the name related to a person who wore shoes with a reddish hue leather. Also, family history has it that as the first generation children of the immigrants began school (speaking German) their English speaking teachers thought their name was Redfoot. I have learned also, that some families of German immigrants attempted to assimilate into American culture quickly--and Americanized or Anglicized their names.

Thank-you so much for your work; I am honored that you have taken the time in my ancestors and of all people's ancestors' stories and their memories.
Added by Patricktl on Aug 05, 2014 8:34 PM
Ginger Thrush
#66547780 edit
Thank you for removing some of the text in John Greer's bio. Your prompt response is appreciated.
Added by Ginger Thrush on Aug 02, 2014 9:34 PM
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