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C. Bryan (#46788769)
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Bio Photo After several continuous years graving, I've given up walking the lawns. It was fun, but life moves on to other pursuits. 10,000 entries is enough, and these books aren't going to read themselves.

Please use any photos associated with your loved ones' sites as you desire; they belong to you. If you ask for permission I'll know you can't read.
Transfers for anybody but close family if you have a good story - or even a bad lie. You can be adopted, or the ex. Life's too short to quibble, Jim!

A note on why some 'souls' evade discovery: Think about it; there's little entertainment for the majority. One game everyone really gets into is to hide while we seek; hilarious watching us bumble about with growing frustration - using nicknames, omitting dates or the ultimate, not paying for their marker!

Earliest ancestors Philadelphia in 1697 on my father's side - My mother's side arrives in 1749 & 1751. Latest kin here by 1777.
In 1685 a Strode grandfather helped Monmouth's attempt to overthrow James II; and in 1745 another grandpa, this time a Grant, marched with Charles Stuart against George II - both causes failed utterly. Strode's son lost his purchase in England and fled eventually to Philadelphia (aboard a misnamed vessel in which he and his wife perished and his orphans prospered).
The strappan Sawney was transported in May of 1747 aboard the "Gildart', indentured, got a pass - then joined the opportunistic hoards flooding through Cumberland Gap. That whole pack has enough romantic burnishing to fill several Janice Holt Giles novels.

I'm NOT directly related to Daniel Boone of pioneer fame - but to two of his sisters (5th great-grandmothers - Mary's grandson, Luke, wed Elizabeth's granddaughter, Mary Sanders).
I'm NOT related to Gen. John J. Pershing - but his uncle, J.S. Pershing (by another wife of our common sire, J.M. Pershing) is my great-grandfather.
NOT connected to Wm. Jennings Bryan at all - former Secretary of State and thrice Presidential candidate, a dedicated public servant and son of a dedicated public servant, who once lent law books to the aforementioned Mr. Pershing.

My direct lineage seems to have had an aversion to military service but for a maternal great-grandpapa who got himself wounded by the defenders of Vicksburg.
Well, too, there was that earlier trouble in the late mid-1700s; a few grandpas mixed it up in the Ohio Valley, rode with Geo. Rogers Clark and the boys - other scuffles with the Tories in the Carolina and Kentucky hills. Most got pensions for their efforts (them who weren't Loyalists). Myself - I spent three years in the US Army working for the Security Agency.

And - this from another graver:
'Much better to be looking for dead people, than to have dead people looking for you.'

There is an underscore _ in my address below, not a space.
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RE: Jacqui - - -
Re:hedricks. I already transferred them all to you. I don't think you're greedy, just very thoughtful and kind to want them! If you have "buyers remorse" just transfer them back. I'm fine either way. And it has ALL been my pleasure. Let me know if I can ever help with anything else
Added by Jax on Apr 11, 2016 10:05 PM
Larry & Helen in Ok.
Transfer of Viola
Thank you for the transfer of Viola. I appreciate this.... Larry
Added by Larry & Helen in Ok. on Apr 07, 2016 7:48 PM
Your Bio
Too often we see bios that are not "uplifting".
Read yours, loved the right spirit of things here at Find A Grave.
Thank you for having a great attitude.

Added by Rebeltem on Mar 30, 2016 7:51 PM
Jean Jorgensen
Jensena Marie Jespersen Hastings
Thank you for the very nice photo of Jensena's gravestone and the photo showing it's location.

I need to learn how to add names to my photographs. Do you have a special program for that.

Thank you.
Added by Jean Jorgensen on Mar 22, 2016 10:48 PM
Robert Frazier
RE: Margaret Woodgate
It was a very nice touch that you did not have to do and myself and my family appreciate the jester. You are a true gentlemen. :) I will go see her next time i am in town. I lived with my grandparents in Fullerton and we went to visit all the family in Forest Lawn in Glendale but we never went to see my grandfather's sister and i don't know why. We lived so close.
Added by Robert Frazier on Mar 14, 2016 9:49 PM
Cynthia Martinez Monroe
Photo request
Thank you so very much for the photo of Robert R. MacGregor's headstone. I appreciate the prompt response.

Kind regards,
Added by Cynthia Martinez Monroe on Mar 11, 2016 3:15 PM
Marjorie Lovik
Thank you for your time and effort in locating Marjorie Lovik's grave marker and adding it to her memorial page. In doing so you also helped me locate one of her sons by a previous marriage, Wesley Bjerke.
Thank you.......
Added by gln on Mar 05, 2016 3:50 PM
Karen Bearns
Thank you!!
Thank you for photographing James Bearns gravesite for me. I really appreciate it. I noticed there was a flower on the grave, was that there when you arrived? I am curious if he has any family that still visits his grave. Thank you once again.
Added by Karen Bearns on Mar 01, 2016 3:17 PM
Adriene Brookes
Alvern and Mildred Koeppe
Thank you for taking and posting the photos of Vern and Mildred's crypt. I particularly appreciate the photos with the arrows indicating exactly where they are. Their memorials look so nice now.

Adriene Brookes
Added by Adriene Brookes on Feb 23, 2016 3:17 PM
Kay Newell
Chester P Sparr
And Mary Mae Sparr. Thank you so much for the photo, we didn't know there wasn't a marker. We appreciate all the help and photos you provide!

Added by Kay Newell on Feb 23, 2016 3:06 PM
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