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Kathy Merris Mills (#46610041)
 member for 12 years, 6 months, 10 days
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Bio Photo Thank you to all the researchers who have told me that my work has helped them in some way. That is very important to me. I hope others who are able to take pictures and/or catalog cemeteries in the area where they live will do it. This is what this site is all about. Sharing with others who can't travel all over the country getting their family information.
I love getting corrections, transfers, and link requests, but PLEASE DO IT FROM THE MEMORIAL PAGE as it is so much easier. It gives me all the info I need.....along with your request, of course! I will not do requests from the public message page. I am much too busy to look up the memorial to make the changes for you. DO ALL REQUESTS FROM THE 'EDIT' LINK ON THE INDIVIDUAL MEMORIAL PAGE!
Also, I've had quite a number of requests from people who think I also do free research. No, I don't. I take headstone photos and try to make sure cemeteries are complete and online. I have other hobbies. I don't do paid research either.
Thank you.
Happy Hunting, Kathy
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Judy church
Sarah Ann Foster Casper
Find A Grave#23962094
I wanted to know if you are related to Sarah Ann Foster Casper. In 1850 she was living with the family of William Kester in Rowan Co. NC.
among the family members living there with her was a Mary A Mires age 23 at that time. The spelling is so bad on some of these names that I thought it might be a misspelling of your name. Is she related to you??
Thank you Judy Church
Added by Judy church on Sep 01, 2016 2:58 PM
Bob Allison
Barbara June Merris Erickson Allison Olson

You are very welcome. Glad I could help clear that up. So you are a cousin to Barbara huh. I probably do not have you in my database so if you would get your tree information to me, I can add you to my database. I try to keep it as accurate as I can. I have over 25000 in my database right now and it keeps getting bigger every week.

Added by Bob Allison on Sep 01, 2016 1:11 PM
Bob Allison
Barbara June Merris Allison Olson
Hello Kathy,

First let me thank you for your inquiry. Second, let me explain Barbara. Before I do, let me say, you are the only one to EVER question my entries for someone. I do that because I am a real stickler for information. I have been doing genealogy for over 25 yrs. In that time, I have been stumped by thing because names were no correct. So, I enter all my names the same, first middle, birth name, each married name. My own name on some records is Robert Wayne Ginger Hooker Allison. My birth name is Ginger, my adopted name is Hooker and I had a name change to Allison. AND I have 3 legal birth certificates. Why? Because, for getting into the S.A.R. I had to use my birth name and provide the proof of my adoption. That is my reasoning behind that. Sorry if it confused you, but that is the way I do things.

Now to Barbara. Barbara was born out of wedlock to June Merris. Her birth name was Merris. When June and Leonard got married, Leonard adopted Barbara changing her name to Erickson. When Barbara married the first time it was to John Allison, my wife's father, they divorced after 20 years and Barbara remarried Dean R. Olson. I hope that clears things up for you.
Thank you for your inquiry.
Added by Bob Allison on Sep 01, 2016 12:47 PM
Friends of Rocky Versace
Becks Lutheran Cem, NC (1LT LS McCants (MIA))
Kathy, You took pictures of Becks Lutheran Church Cemetery near Lexington, NC. 1LT Leland Stanford McCants III is a Vietnam War MIA. He is SUPPOSED to have an "In Memory of" stone in that cemetery. His father, Leland Stanford McCants Jr. (1914-2016 - buried in Arlington Nat'l Cemetery)), was a USAF officer and MIGHT'VE been stationed in NC when his son became MIA on 30 Dec 1968. BOTTOM LINE - looking for a picture of 1LT McCant's "In Memory of" stone, if there is one, in Beck's Lutheran Church Cemetery. 1LT McCants F-a-G Memorial # is 132844797. Many thanks, FoRV
Added by Friends of Rocky Versace on Aug 31, 2016 11:59 AM
Ruth Groesbeck McDowell
Change of Cemeterys
Kathy, thank you so very much for the change of the cemetery for my cousin Ivan (Gene) Berry. It is really appreciated.
Added by Ruth Groesbeck McDowell on Aug 26, 2016 11:10 AM
Ruth Groesbeck McDowell
Sunset Cemetery
Kathy, we had a "Berry" family get together this weekend. I asked Gene"s brother why he was buried in the Jackson county Sunset Memorial Cemetery. He said that he was buried in the same cemetery as his father (my uncle) William Elton Berry. I noticed that you developed Gene's brother William Jr too. could you change the location of Gene's grave to the same as his dad and brother (family). Thank you so much. Ruth Groesbeck McDowell
Added by Ruth Groesbeck McDowell on Aug 21, 2016 1:59 PM
RE: Merriss Lot
Thanks Kathy for the info. I will see if I can find someone in the Find A Grave community to go there and photo whatever is there. Thanks again, Allison
Added by allison on Aug 13, 2016 12:00 PM
Merriss Lot
Hi Kathy,
I noticed the memorials you created in the Merriss Lot of William Merriss and his family. You mentioned a Rev War Memorial in their lot. Are there any stones for any of these people? Just wondering since there are no photos. Thank you, Allison in North Carolina
Added by allison on Aug 13, 2016 7:52 AM
Sophia Anderson
Thanks so much for the transfer! Tracking down all her family members has been challenging, but fun. I appreciate the picture of her memorial marker, too. Have a great day!
Added by sjstitzer on Jul 28, 2016 11:45 AM
Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Another transfer and another thank you
Hello again friend,
Thank you as always for your continuing help in "reuniting" my family members
The transferred memorial;
Sarah Clodfelter Hege # 18835168
has been updated to include her parents and eight of her ten siblings, her husband and five of her eleven children.
I will be adding to OUR memorial as I get new information.
With appreciation,
# 47059326
Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Jul 25, 2016 2:01 AM
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