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Karen Foster Montgomery (#46959865)
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Bio Photo Born in Spokane, WA, to now deceased:
Lt. Col. Jay William Foster and Dorothy June Halverson. Married and living in Sugar Land, Texas.

Genealogy is my greatest passion and I have been enjoying it for about 21 years now (2013).

I used to enthusiastically travel to various places in the U.S.A. exploring where my ancestors once lived. That ended in 2004. That is when a fellow, who had been drinking, rear-ended and totaled my car while I was stopped at a red light. Now, it is too difficult for me to walk those grave yards. So, my research is now done mostly through the computer.

One place I visited in the 1990's was Havana, IL. Where my paternal 2nd great grandparents lived, raised their children, and are buried. Also, it seems, I had numerous cousins who once lived there.

When I first arrived, I parked the car on top of the hill overlooking the main town of Havana, stood there looking all around and quietly said "hello family". I almost expected a shout back of "hello cousin. welcome!" The main street and many of the old houses have been retained to their original appearance. A step back in history.

Recently, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) approved my application to join. This is a proud achievement for me. Following in the footsteps of two ancestors...a cousin and a great-grand aunt. Research done all through genealogy.

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RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 36240115
I tend to believe the gravestone marker. In 1850 and 1860 censuses his date of birth is listed at abt. 1794 So that together with the gravestone marker is why I kept 1793 in my tree on Hope this helps.

Added by Culletto180 on Jun 09, 2015 7:28 AM
Linda Sue Standish
RE: Robert Mitchell
Washington County, Indiana, courthouse in Salem, Indiana.

I'd like to send you a document (history and will, etc.), but I can't see a way to attach it to this reply.

Linda Standish
Added by Linda Sue Standish on May 31, 2015 6:38 PM
Elizabeth R MITCHELL Hackley
Find A Grave Memorial# 133092558 - You have requested a change to this memorial that I currently maintain.

I have been unable to confirm the change, can you tell me your source, or if you are related? Kindly contact me direct at my email address

She was married to Floyd Hackley, of which family I am researching. Would love to add her middle name but prefer to make changes that I am able to confirm.

Patsy (contributor 48212232)
Added by Patsy1945 on Apr 21, 2015 10:02 AM
Linda Christenburg Moody Brown
Everette C. Ratcliff
Thank you for the information on Everette. I have added it to his memorial..... Linda
Added by Linda Christenburg Moody ... on Apr 20, 2015 5:10 PM
Janice Prichard
RE: Abel Alonzo Foster and Mary Wood Foster
Thank you. Abel was a Revolutionary War Patriot. He was my grandmother Vera Lord's G-G-G grandfather. My line is Abel, Benjamin, Emerson, Jennie, Vera, my dad and then me. I see you have a Foster name. Are you related to these Fosters?
Added by Janice Prichard on Sep 14, 2014 5:46 PM
Dylan Edward Mulligan
John Calvin DeLoach
At the foot of John Calvin DeLoach's grave, there is a marker which documents his military service. That is where I got the information. Like you, I can find no records online to corroborate what the marker says. There is currently not a picture of that marker on Find a Grave, but next time I go to the cemetery, I will try to remember to photograph and post it.
Added by Dylan Edward Mulligan on Aug 12, 2014 4:04 PM
Donald E. Garrett
RE: Mossie Caroline Jones Garrett Summerall
Karen! Find A Grave #53596159 is a duplication and should be removed. Mossie Caroline Jones was first married to Lennie Charney Garrett 24 Feb 1921 in Bristol, Tenn. Lennie died in 1940 of TB. Lennie and Mossie still have a couple of children living. About seven years after Lennie Garrett died, Mossie married Wilmot Summerall (1947). Wilmot did divorced his wife in 1947, Polk County, Florida, but it was his first wife.Cecil Goodwin. This was very confusing, huh. Lennie Garrett was my Great Uncle. Hopefully, this answers some of the confusing issues. In His name.... Donald Garrett
Added by Donald E. Garrett on Aug 04, 2014 6:28 PM
RE: Almira A. Foster
Yes, I think they are the same. I removed mine.
Added by Anonymous on Jun 11, 2014 8:45 PM
RE: DeLoach
Karen, the only information that I have on the DeLoach memorial came from the headstone, so I am not certain what the "JP" initials in the father's name represent.

Joseph Thomas DeLoach

Birth: Feb. 5, 1872
Death: Aug. 7, 1878

"Son of J P & M S DeLoach" (son of Joseph Phillip DeLoach and Martha "Mollie" Talley DeLoach)

"Loving Remembrance of Our Dear One..."

Sorry that I couldn't be of any help regarding my DeLoach's full name.

Sincerely, Brenda W.
Added by sandgate on Jun 10, 2014 3:49 PM
Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~
RE: Service
Thank you for the kind message. It was an honor to serve our great country. You're most welcome!

Added by Steve Edquist ~In Memory ... on May 28, 2014 9:38 AM
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