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George Paul Farris (#47374576)
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Bio Photo An old soldier, who is well-read and blessed with a good education. My interest in family history was fed by the women of my family, God bless them. My mother always assumed I'd write the family history, whatever that means. To the best of my knowledge she knew only her grandparents.

Family lore had circulated about our ancestors rafting down the Ohio River. This was somewhat supported by a sheaf of fading, flaky photostats discussing the Mefford family of Mason County, Kentucky, which I inherited upon my mother's death. However, when analyzing the names I couldn't bridge the gaps between missing generations.

In 1991, after I acquired my first computer, I discovered tools and a matrix in which to place my data and developed ways to expand upon it. With the passage of time, I have traced some of my lines of descent through the Plantagenets to the Counts of Anjou and Normandy, discovered numerous Colonials even dating back to Colonial Jamestown, at least six Revolutionary War patriots, and I've encountered numerous cousins I hadn't known existed some of those have become dear friends and collaborators.

My mother would have been astounded and proud of the family I've rediscovered. N.B.: My maternal lines include, but are not limited to: Neal, Mefford [Meffert], Turley, Bailey, Raizor (Razor), Witcher, Dewitt, Sullivan, Rice, Rule, and Abshire. My paternal lines from Lebanon, to the best of my knowledge, include: Farris, Solomon [Suleiman], Hayek, al Khoury, Guttas, Ishe [Eishy], Tanous, Romanos, Shouwaysha, and Zoghby.
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Bernice
RE: SSG Norman R. Adkins: FAG# 89887713
I am not related to 'Sarge'. Since he is a relative of yours, I have transferred his memorial to you.

Bernice
Added by Bernice on Jan 09, 2017 8:20 AM
Deborah Wood
Thanks!
Thank you, Paul, for the tribute you added to my cousin's memorial 39589347, Lieu John Taylor Campbell. I appreciate it.

Your friend
Deborah
Added by Deborah Wood on Jan 08, 2017 2:52 PM
Donna B.
RE: Benjamin Franklin
I'm sorry but I'm not related.
Added by Donna B. on Dec 31, 2016 2:42 PM
Heather from VA
RE: Benjamin Franklin
Hello,
No, I'm not related to the Neal family. I sometimes leave flowers at different memorials I happen to stumble upon.
Added by Heather from VA on Dec 29, 2016 10:08 AM
KATHY
Greetings
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you Mr. Farris, my Find A Grave friend! Take care, and please let me hear from you!
Added by KATHY on Dec 25, 2016 4:28 PM
Emily
RE: PVT Samuel Rice FAG# 100044524
Thank you so much!
Added by Emily on Nov 25, 2016 6:38 PM
Andy
RE: Welcome Home!
Hello George
Thank you for your kind words. I do what I do as a labor of love to honor the fallen heroes I see each morning when I get up and raise the flag. I have a family member buried here in France from WW2. I think of his mother (my great aunt) each time I post a photo. She never got to visit or see his grave even in a photo and I know what it would have meant to her.
Best regards
Andy
Added by Andy on Nov 12, 2016 2:50 PM
Dee Green
RE: Thanks Abound...
George,

First of all, thank you so much for your service.

Secondly, your very kind remarks are sincerely appreciated. I want to do the very best I can to honor our veterans and it's nice to know you feel I am doing so.

Dee
Added by Dee Green on Oct 25, 2016 12:25 PM
TS Lundberg (Sternburg)
RE: MAJ David Mefford (FAG Memorial# 54790521)
Captain Farris, I would be honored to have you among my Find A Grave friends. You are welcome for the transfer. I know Major Mefford's Memorial is in good hands and with a family member.

Theresa
Added by TS Lundberg (Sternburg) on Oct 17, 2016 11:37 AM
TS Lundberg (Sternburg)
RE: MAJ John 'David' MEFFORD: FAG Memorial# 54790521
Thank you for your service to America Captain Farris. I have transferred your cousin's memorial to your care. I know it will be in good hands.

Theresa
Added by TS Lundberg (Sternburg) on Sep 19, 2016 8:15 PM
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