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CathyAnnCarr (#46923839)
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Bio Photo It was the late 1950s in Columbus, Ohio when I was born to search the past for understanding the present. My first thirteen years were spent growing up on the outskirts, in Gahanna, as the youngest of three children.

On my father's side I am the great great granddaughter of starving Irish emigrants who around 1850 risked their lives for freedom. "Johnny Bulls" were ordered by the British government to shoot anyone trying to flee without permission. To one marriage, my great grandfather would be born in England and become a stowaway who sang and danced his way here.

Involvement in the anti-slavery movement was a family affair; Abraham Lincoln was my 3rd cousin 5th removed. Some had settled in Virginia, yet none were slave owners. [I can no longer say that... '-( ... I just... Jun 2012 ... found one who owned one male slave. So bummed.] As tensions arose, they left their homes in Harpers Ferry for Ohio and for what is now West Virginia.

On my mother's side I descend from nonconformist Scotch-Irish and Welsh Quaker immigrants. It was they, "The Society of Friends," who developed an underground railroad in Belmont County, Ohio. Once across the Ohio River, runaway slaves could go from home to home until they were far enough north to feel safe. The Quaker women instigated the fight to give black men the right to vote in the United States. Though it took 47 years to succeed, this accelerated the courage in many women across the nation to protest, stand, and speak for the same right. "We are people too." Finally, in 1917 women were allowed to vote. (Yes, folks... less than 100 years ago.)

Below is the link to my tree.... Gene M Carr & Martha Lou Michael Family Tree 2012
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James Rice "Jimmy" Everhart
You will need to remove burial card so someone can add grave photo. Findagrave limits photos for each memorial...unless you sponsor it.
Added by ShaneO on Nov 02, 2014 7:39 PM
Leigh Ann
RE: ALL of my Vander Broeks
You're welcome :) :)
Added by Leigh Ann on Jul 11, 2013 10:06 AM
RE: Benjamin H Bowmaster Sr.
Thanks for the transfer :). The burial that I'm missing is that of Ben Sr's father Hendrick who was married to Hendrickje Rutgers. I'm suspected he's at Graafschap as he died in 1866. Where did you find the death date you have for him in your tree?
Added by Chris on Jul 07, 2013 5:11 PM
Truman Nicholas
Ruth Jeffreys Michael
Find A Grave No.: 54308636, Ruth Jeffreys Michael is the wife of John Michael,Find A Grave No. 54308642. Please attach them together. Brandonville Cemetery, Brandonville, Preston, West Virginia.
Verification is on the death certificate of son George M. Michael.
Thank you,
Truman Nicholas
Added by Truman Nicholas on Mar 23, 2013 6:27 PM
Truman Nicholas
Ruth Michael
Find A Grave No.: 54308636 Brandonville cemetery, Brandonville, Preston, West Virginia.
Please add her maiden name Jefferys. This is found on her son George M Michael's death certificate.
Thank you, Truman Nicholas
Added by Truman Nicholas on Mar 23, 2013 4:24 PM
Truman Nicholas
Ruth Michael
Added by Truman Nicholas on Mar 23, 2013 4:20 PM
John Fazenbaker
Philip Michaels

Found this in the Piedmont Herald dated June 7, 1890-

Philip Michaels, aged 88 years, was buried Tuesday in the Michaels cemetery near Firm Rock church. He was one of the oldest and most respected citizens of that community and had a large circle of relatives in that part of Maryland.
Added by John Fazenbaker on Dec 11, 2012 10:35 AM
Union Cemetery inquiry
Cathy- might you know if Union Cemetery is referred to as "Flushing Old" cemetery perhaps?
On two death certs in Belmont COunty, they simply give "Flushing" as burial location or "Flushing Old" and I don't know where that might be. Any ideas perhaps? thanks!
Added by genieresearcher on Dec 01, 2012 6:37 PM
Just read your the picture! Hope you see film "Lincoln"...thought it was GREAT! and Day-Lewis deserves the Oscar!
Added by genieresearcher on Nov 17, 2012 8:48 AM
Thanks for the adoptions...will take good care!
Added by genieresearcher on Nov 17, 2012 8:47 AM
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