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Leslyn Lang (#47413755)
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Bio Photo I've been researching my family since I was a teenager. Of course, my family lines have been little researched so it makes the work a little more challenging. But I like a good challenge. I volunteer to take pictures for Find A Grave in Fredericksburg City, Spotsylvania Co., King George Co., Caroline County, Stafford Co. and where else I go. My family surnames are: Reed (Reid, Read), Sells, Ashton, Smith, Greene, Roush, Bottorff, Sissell (Cecil), Sayres, Luker, DeHaven, Reading, etc. I research all the family lines. My family tree begins in Loudoun Co. Virginia. From there they moved to Ohio (Guernsey Co., Washington Co., Muskingum Co., Noble Co.). At this point 2 brothers leave Ohio when Oklahoma opens up to settlers (El Reno, OK). One of the brothers leaves Oklahoma and moves to Springfield, MO (Green Co.) and then finally staying in Howell Co., MO until death. According to one of the old history books, the Smith line was from Chester Co., PA. I found members of one line in Allegheny Co., PA and from there they went to Washington Co., OH. One Smith line moved to Grant Co., WVa and they died there. I have found documents (birth, death, marriage, & passenger lists) for the John Reading family. That line was originally from Wales. Still working on the rest especially the Ashton line.
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Walking Dead
I took photos of all who were there at the time and added them to findagrave.

Added by Walking Dead on Sep 28, 2014 4:31 AM
The Angel Hunter
RE: Lula M Reed
I haven't any idea. It could have been done by Find A Grave administrators.
Added by The Angel Hunter on Sep 27, 2014 7:29 PM
Jack Murray
RE: Zachariah Taylor
Page 3 of the Supplementary certificate has the (Killed by Horse).

Check it out:

Jack Murray
Added by Jack Murray on Sep 20, 2014 9:14 AM
Clint Robinson
RE: Coleman Cemetery
The Coleman's in Spotsy County, I believe are my direct ancestors. Please, if you do find the cemetery, let me know. Thank you
Added by Clint Robinson on Sep 19, 2014 3:51 PM
Teisha Ingraham
Coleman Cemetery
Can you tell me where this cemetery is so I can fulfill the photo requests?
Added by Teisha Ingraham on Sep 18, 2014 1:44 PM
Michael Kagay
RE: John Marquis
Leslyn -

Greetings and best wishes.

Many thanks for your message regarding cemeteries at Sharon in Noble County, Ohio.

Old Sharon Cemetery is next to the Presbyterian Church, is enclosed by a low stone wall, and contains the graves of some of the earliest residents of the Sharon area.

New Sharon Cemetery is on the other side of the road or highway, is considerably larger and newer, and tends to contain more recent burials.

When I visited a few years ago, I was never in doubt as to which was which.

Therefore, when I noticed on Find-a-Grave that John Marquis has a virtual memorial in BOTH cemeteries, I figured someone unfamiliar with the actual layout must have created one or the other.

One of the memorials MUST be redundant. But which? My guess is that John Marquis "belongs" in Old Sharon Cemetery based on his date of death. But I don't know the exact date when the New Sharon Cemetery was put into service. Place of burial may also have depended on whether one was active in the church.

So I requested a photo of each tombstone, figuring that might resolve the mystery.

All the best.

Cheers, - Mike Kagay
Added by Michael Kagay on Sep 17, 2014 7:40 AM
S Lumsden
Joseph Herndon #68807246
Thank you for creating his memorial. May I include a copy of your gravestone photo in my tree at Ancestry? I will list you as the photographer. Thank you.
Added by S Lumsden on Jun 28, 2014 7:23 AM
S Lumsden
Joseph Herndon #68807246
Thank you for creating his memorial. May I include a copy of your gravestone photo in my tree at Ancestry? I will list you as the photographer. Thank you.
Added by S Lumsden on Jun 28, 2014 7:22 AM
Dal Mallory
Thanks for the pics.
Dal Mallory
Added by Dal Mallory on Jun 25, 2014 10:51 PM
RE: DeHaven tree & branches
Dear Cousin!

Here's another look at the DeHaven lines from West/Westley down to our common ancestors, which are, for the most part in the first few generations, a well documented tree. You might contact the owner for additional details on his sources.

If correct (a solid lead!) your great grandfather William & my great grandmother Elizabeth were siblings :-), children of our common ggrd parents Peter & Sidonia Levering DeHaven (I'm thinking 7th great grandparents but I may be off, lol ... too confusing!)

On find a grave

to William

to Peter Buried at Back Creek Quaker Cem in Gainesboro

to Rachel (a mystery there)the tree above has her settling in Indiana ... a slew of Indiana DeHavens too. Some via Kentucky.

to West (was he brought up by his grandparents?)

Back Creek is a great old Cemetery!

Such a small world, lol. Lovely to run across you here!
All for now, hope these leads work out.


Added by ATJ on Jun 25, 2014 9:45 PM
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