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Colleen Sanders Broyles (#46875999)
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Bio Photo Hi!

A little about me...I'm a amateur photographer/genealogist/findagraver as well as an extremely proud mommy to six children (3 girls/3boys) and 16 grandchildren! :) I've been working on my own family tree since about 1994...not long after my Grama passed away...she raised me and so I do occasionally refer to her as my Mommy. Family that I am working on are Sanders, Denny/Denney, Cummins, Daglish, McCord, Heater, Galbreath and Lobb. I live with my best Ed as I call him! and our doggie, Jettie. I found Findagrave while researching our family and have been a die hard "Graver" since!

Update: Married my best friend, My Ed, Oct 3, 2014 and am now officially a "new" person lol

PLEASE If you want to request a transfer or updates to memorials do that through the "edit" tab/suggest a correction!!!! When I have many many many edits/transfers/messages to read and answer it gets frustrating to have to look up the memorials for each request when if done correctly I can just click on the link included with the suggestion/edit...quicker for me to get it done for you :) :)

If someone has an issue with any memorial I am involved with please be polite and adult and send a note through the SAC feature and I'll gladly do whatever I can to make you happy! Leave me a rude hateful message and I'll first delete it and then forget about it. That way I'm returning the favor!

From Find A Grave's FAQ...
"The ultimate goal should be to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it."

I have no problem whatsoever doing any updates or links to my memorials and definitely will transfer if I'm not related and you have a direct connection.
I love being able to link up entire families as far back or forward as possible!!! It's like a big puzzle and I also love puzzles :) It gives me a great feeling to get one done! I always try to find a little information to add to the memorials that I create so that it is more than the mere fact that someone was born and they died. Sometimes I'm unsuccessful but believe me I usually spend some time searching before I give up! Stubborness I guess lol.
If I ever add a picture to a memorial that you would rather I didn't please let me know but I prefer to hear from the "manager" of the memorial.
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Martha Powers
So after further research MATHIS IS ACTUALLY spelled Minnish! Her Mother is Julia A Bogley (1833-1919)! Just trying so hard to get this correct but it is NOT MATHIS and the parents you have listed are not correct nor the death date. Thanks!
Added by Martha Powers on Aug 28, 2015 12:30 PM
Martha Powers
So after further research MATHIS IS ACTUALLY spelled Minnish! Her Mother is Julia A Bogley (1833-1919)! Just trying so hard to get this correct but it is NOT MATHIS and the parents you have listed are not correct nor the death date. Thanks!
Added by Martha Powers on Aug 28, 2015 12:28 PM
Martha Powers
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My dearest friend, who does ALL for me daily, believe this is not correct; however, so confusing. This Martha Caroline "Callie" was married to a Martin PINNIX (1838-1927) AND her parents were Wesley Minnisle and Julia Bogley. She died 29 May 1922. Knowing you desire for your information to be as correct as possible, she did not marry the John Martin Pinnix and she only had the one child Charity Pinnix. There is not much information on her parents except for what is on her death certificate and the fact they are living in Elkin, NC. Hope this helps along with the picture of her tombstone. Martha Caroline died with a cancer with a tumor on her hip and pelvis. She also was peviously married to Thomas A Thornton, and had one child, Mary Elizabeth Thornton. Please see my public tree PATTERSON/BARRICK, if you like.
Added by Martha Powers on Aug 28, 2015 11:53 AM
The Ancestor Hunter
Thomas Forbes
Thanks for the info on Ths. The change you requested has been made. Keep up the good work.
Added by The Ancestor Hunter on Aug 28, 2015 11:48 AM
Linda Bagnelle
RE: Frederick William Barnes 13828628
Hi Colleen
Thanks for letting me use the photographs. I'll put it on my "to do" list so should be about a month but I'll get them done.
The reason I was so quick getting back to you is because I already have the photographs of all the panels at the Naval Memorial. I've managed to add a photograph to the memorials for all the men on the first 3 panels but there is a long way to go.........
Thanks again
Added by Linda Bagnelle on Aug 26, 2015 8:55 AM
Linda Bagnelle
Frederick William Barnes 13828628
Hi Colleen

I've added the photograph of panel 9, Lowestoft Naval Memorial for Frederick Barnes and have sent some information through about HMS Bedfordshire to be added, hopefully, to his page.

Are you doing all the men on the HMS Bedfordshire Memorial? If not, do you mind if I use your photographs and add them to their memorials at Lowestoft? I won't get around to doing them for a month or so but would be happy to do them.

Added by Linda Bagnelle on Aug 26, 2015 6:55 AM
Capt. William Daniel Gaskill
I am not sure where the lost at sea came from unless I just made a mistake. I did find his death certificate and it said he died in Okracoke. He was a store keeper at the time of his death.
Added by Ralph on Aug 26, 2015 5:29 AM
retta earnest
Emert/ Emmett
my nephew, and a few of my sisters are researching our Family Tree. would love to know if you are related.. my stepfather James Franklin Emmett was my real Father's half brother (Henry Alfred Tanner). please message me at
thank you
Retta Tanner-Earnest
Added by retta earnest on Aug 24, 2015 4:21 PM
Nancy Lane
RE: Duplicate Tobrocke
Appreciate the teamwork in getting this one down from three memorials to two...and I love your profile because I, too, love puzzles and am stubborn and tenacious once I get started on a memorial, lol. We'd make good detectives!
Added by Nancy Lane on Aug 22, 2015 1:21 PM
Genealogy Lover
RE: Davidson Cemetery
Thank you -- that is a great help!!
Added by Genealogy Lover on Aug 21, 2015 12:33 PM
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