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Kay (#46843134)
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The Elusive Ancestor

I went searching for an ancestor. I cannot find him still.

He moved around from place to place and did not leave a will.

He married where a courthouse burned. He mended all his fences.

He avoided any man who came to take the U.S. Census.

He always kept his luggage packed, this man who had no fame.

And every 20 years or so, this rascal changed his name.

His parents came from Europe. They should be upon some list of passengers
to U.S.A., but somehow they got missed.

And no one else in this world is searching for this man.

So, I play geneasolitaire to find him if I can.

I'm told he's buried in a plot, with tombstone he was blessed; but the
weather took engraving, and some vandals took the rest.

He died before the county clerks decided to keep records.

No Family Bible has emerged, in spite of all my efforts.

To top it off this ancestor, who caused me many groans,

Just to give me one more pain, betrothed a girl named JONES.

by Merrell Kenworthy
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Robert Simmons
Request Transfer Maintenance of #99524284
Kay, thank you for creating the memorial for Nellie (Alderson) Peterson, #99524284, buried in Caroline, NY. I request you transfer maintenance of the memorial to me. Nellie (Alderson) Peterson was the sister of my grandmother and the aunt of my mother. I would like to add information and pictures to the memorial while endeavoring to find a grandchild or great grandchild of Nellie. Thank you. Bob Simmons,#46941336
Added by Robert Simmons on Apr 23, 2014 9:00 PM
A.J. Marik
Re:
We're aware of the problem member. Trying to fix the problem with another problem is not how we'd like things to be done.
Added by A.J. Marik on Apr 14, 2014 8:59 PM
mike
RE: Clayton Bower
You are welcome. I am a descendant of Wealthy White Bower's brother John Porter White. If I run across anything else, I will message you. Sue
Added by mike on Apr 10, 2014 4:29 AM
mike
RE: Mervin Bower
Kay, you are very welcome. Glad I could help.
Sue
Added by mike on Apr 09, 2014 6:17 PM
Lynn Cox
same photo for Strickland sisters
Hi Key -
thanks for all of your work on Find A Grave!
While researching my husband's family, I noticed that two sisters have the same photo.
Edith Mae Strickland: Find A Grave Memorial# 104698917

and
Florence Emeline Strickland Flanders: Find A Grave Memorial# 104698917
Can you tell me which one is correct?
Thanks,
Lynn
Added by Lynn Cox on Apr 04, 2014 4:07 PM
D. L. Lee
RE: Evergreen Cemetery
Thank you. I am not sure if an Evergreen Cemetery even exist in South Carrollton, Kentucky. It is probably a case where a small community or family cemetery has been known by multiple names over time.

Again, thank you for notifying me about the duplication, and for all you do to improve the accuracy of memorials. D. L.
Added by D. L. Lee on Apr 03, 2014 4:17 PM
Lee Ashmore
Re: Uncooperative contributors
Hi Ken,
I also sent a message to A. J. Marik #1003, executive administrator of findagrave. You might send one too.
Lee
Added by Lee Ashmore on Mar 20, 2014 11:27 PM
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Lewis Reno
His memorial has been returned to family.
Added by LF on Mar 16, 2014 5:02 AM
Peggy Spengler-Moser
transfer done
transfer done for Georg Jung
Added by Peggy Spengler-Moser on Mar 15, 2014 9:12 PM
Sandra
Francis reno
I removed it. Would you like to have it transferred to you, please let me know
Added by Sandra on Feb 28, 2014 6:32 PM
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