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Del Groves (#47084264)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my families since 2000 which consist primarily of (paternal) Fortney, Groves & Summers and (maternal) Armstrong, Boylen & Fawley.

The majority of memorials I have created are of my relatives. However, I have created some memorials for unrelated folks whose headstones I just happened to photograph while visiting a particular cemetery. If I have created a memorial that you'd like transferred to you, please send a note via normal channels under the 'Edit' tab of the memorial with a comment stating your relationship to that person.

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Sandra Willhite
RE: Anna Susan McCalpin
Hi Del.
I found some photos of Great Grandmother Anna and Great Grandfather Amos.
I added a record for Grandmother and posted the photos.
One of the pictures was taken at the homeplace at Cass and includes all the children. It tickled me to see my Pawpaw John Crawford as a little boy.
Anyway, here's the link and feel free to copy the photos.
Added by Sandra Willhite on Feb 06, 2016 12:17 PM
Connie Young
RE: Nancy Caroline Cunard Marks #7951179
I think that her name was Mary Caroline but that Nancy was her nickname and the one that she used in all the records that show her after her marriage. The name Nancy was frequently a nickname along the same lines that people named Mary often are called Polly.

Connie Hayden Young
Added by Connie Young on Feb 06, 2016 10:11 AM
Connie Young
RE: Nancy Caroline Cunard Marks #7951179
Yes that is their marriage. I suspect that her name was Mary Caroline but her nickname was Nancy.

Added by Connie Young on Jan 29, 2016 7:14 PM
david thomas
Sidney Clingman Summers

I have done so much research on Civil War soldiers, I don't remember the book I got my information from for him. But I would venture a guess it was a Kansas biographical history book written in, 1886. Which would be why the eleventh child, that you know of, is missing since that person was born in, 1888.

I know nothing about the cemeteries or the difference in their city locals.

I research mainly Union soldiers, but when I have come across a Confederate soldier that has a good biography, I may post it just so they are not forgotten.

Added by david thomas on Jan 19, 2016 8:10 PM
RE: Ethel [Traux] Cardinal #100090583
Hello, I'm sorry...I don't know anything about the Traux or the Summers..I wish I could help you...

Added by Beulah on Jan 14, 2016 6:32 PM
Warren Eastright
Arveda Archer-Lobb
Morning Del, thanks for the obit.

Added by Warren Eastright on Jan 14, 2016 5:36 AM
Bryan S. Godfrey
RE: Rosemary Bowers Dodd #44920585
Sorry, I didn't exactly answer your question. I was responding re Mrs. Dodd. Yes, she did write that book, but I don't know anything about the other lady. I'm on another side of her family.
Added by Bryan S. Godfrey on Jan 08, 2016 10:52 AM
Bryan S. Godfrey
RE: Rosemary Bowers Dodd #44920585
No, Mrs. Dodd passed away and here is her obit and what I had typed in FTM:

In Memory

I would like to thank Bryan Godfrey for sending us the obituary and family information of former CFA Member, Rosemary Bowers Dodd. Rosemary and Bryan have a common ancestor, Henry Callaway Brown:

Mrs. Dodd and I both descended from Henry Callaway Brown (1789-1818) and wife Elizabeth N. Arnold (1791-1869) (my matrilineal great5-grandparents) of Campbell Co., VA, and I first contacted and met her in 1994 when she was trying to determine the origins and ancestry of Henry's father, Dr. Daniel Brown (1753-1796?), from Goshen, NY, who married Polly Callaway (1759-1831) of Bedford Co., VA. In 2003, I called her to tell her the good news that several other descendants had finally proven Daniel's parents and ancestry back to Long Island and New England, and she was delighted, but then she told me the tragic news that she had just lost her husband and son a couple of months earlier within a couple of weeks, her son to MS at only 46 and her husband to Alzheimer's at 78. I mailed her the findings, and that was the last time we were in contact. I hope she was able to enjoy her newly found New England ancestry in her final years. She had written several genealogies.

Her lineage from the Joseph Callaway line was as follows:

Joseph Callaway of Caroline/Essex Co., VA
Col. William Callaway (1714-ca. 1778) of Bedford Co., VA m (1) Elizabeth Tilley
Col. James Callaway (1736-1809) of Bedford Co., VA m (1) Sarah Tate (1735-1773)
Mary ("Polly") Callaway (1759-1831) of Bedford Co. and Campbell Co., VA m Dr. Daniel Brown (1753-1796?)
Henry Callaway Brown (1789-1818) of Campbell Co., VA m Elizabeth N. Arnold (1791-1869)
Joshua Robert Callaway Brown (1815-1900) of Salem, VA m Mary Jane Williams (1821-1895)
Mary Lou Brown (1859-1949) m Rev. Andrew Jackson Bowers of Newberry Co., SC
Andrew Jackson Bowers, Jr. (1889-1967) of Newberry Co., SC m Martha Rosalyn Hipp (1892-1961)
Rosemary Bowers (1923-2011) m Roy Frank Dodd (1925-2003) of Glen Burnie, MD

Coincidentally, her Grandfather Bowers was also a descendant of Henry Tate, father of Sarah Tate Callaway above in spite of him being from South Carolina whereas his wife was from Virginia, and he was kin through the Maris family of Pennsylvania too.
Bryan S. Godfrey
bryangodfrey at

Rosemary Bowers Dodd

May 1, 1923 - January 9, 2011

Mrs. Rosemary Bowers Dodd, 87, of Rockville, Maryland passed away on January 9, 2011 at National Lutheran Home. Rosemary was born in Newberry, SC in 1923 to the late Martha Rosalyn and Andrew Jackson Bowers, Jr. She was the beloved wife of 51 years of the late Roy Frank Dodd; devoted mother of Roy Jackson Dodd and wife Diane Gray, and the late Kurt Andrew Dodd; loving grandmother of Ryan Matthew Williams Dodd; dear sister of Louise Bowers Cobb.

Multiple Sclerosis Society Maryland Chapter 11403 Cronholl Drive, Suite E Owings, MD 21117 -OR- Alzheimer's Association Greater MD Chapter 1850 York Road Suite D Timonium, MD 21093

3:00PM at St. John Lutheran Church on Saturday, January 15th, 2011

Added by Bryan S. Godfrey on Jan 08, 2016 10:45 AM
cynthia mullens
RE: WV University Cemetery
I've been wanting to talk to someone about this! My stepdaughter is a history major at WVU. I pressed her a couple of times to find out who at WVU actually knows WVU history, because I want to know where that cemetery is. I suspect she just thinks I'm weird, because she still hasn't done this.

I started thinking that surely it's not in Morgantown, though that is where the originator of the on line cemetery placed it. I wondered if WVU owned the state hospital at Spencer and so it's really in Spencer. My fevered internet searches didn't turn up anything about that, but I can't help but note that most of the death certificates tie the interments to a state hospital resident.
So, a mystery now develops! Did the hospital regularly send the sick and dieing to WVU hospitals? Or did the send the corpses to WVU for the medical students to study, and then there was perhaps a cremation afterwards.

The outline of a book started forming in my head as I thought about this, but I just can't find any on line facts about it. I'm going to ask that daughter again whether she can find a history professor or perhaps a WVU historian that can enlighten us on this. Do you have any sources? Cindy
Added by cynthia mullens on Jan 07, 2016 5:40 PM
Joan of VA
Emily Elen (sale) Gates

Thank you for the additional informaton on Emily (Sale) Gates.
I really appreciate your helping me.
I have added this information to her memorial page
and given you credit.

Thanks again and Merry Christmas
Added by Joan of VA on Dec 22, 2015 3:26 PM
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