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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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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
Ann Day
RE: Mary A. Case
The old fashioned way to address women was Mrs Benjamin Case. When I searched the cemetery records online I looked by her first name Mary and last name Case. No record so I added a new one for the photo. Scotti sometimes enters by what she had which was burial date which was two days after the date on the photo of the tombstone I took. Do you want this listing for your very own? I can transfer it to you and you can sort it out with Scottie.
Added by Ann Day on May 21, 2014 4:48 PM
Marlene Chaney
RE: Janette Foster Cash
Hi Karen,
You are so right. When I posted Janette on Find A Grave I entered her birth year as 1847 instead of 1857...aka TYPO! Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention. I*'ve corrected the birth year to 1857.

Regarding your other question - No, I do not have a copy of the death certificate. I got the birth date from the 1900 U.S. census where she stated she was born Jun 1857. On the various census records she is in, the year of birth varies from 1851 to 1852 and then 1857 in 1900. The information I have regarding her death came, I believe, from cemetery records someone sent to me many years ago before I started keeping better source records.

I am not related to Janette but am related to her husband.

Thank you again.
Added by Marlene Chaney on May 17, 2014 6:26 PM
John Clay Harris
RE: Thomas Anthony Summerall
Your welcome Karen!! I was always told by my great grandmother,Maude Marion Turner Harris (Find A Grave # 55821020) that this was the old Summmerall Cemetery that was located on her Families property.The property where the cemetery lies today belongs to decedents of the Carter Family.The Carters are the family that my great Graeat-great grandmother,Mollie Smith Turner(Find A Grave # 39294523)sold her extensive 1000 plus acre plantation too in 1925.The old Summerall Cemetery resides within this property.

Back in the 1980 I visited my families former property and was shown the cemetery.When I was there I did not find any visible grave stones,however I have always believed that if the years of neglect were cleaned up that one might find a grave stone or two buried there.I've always thought this would be worth while.

Since I know live in Vermont it is hard for me to do right now otherwise I would.

I noticed you have Foster in your name.My 5 times great grand father,Timothy Foster(Find A Grave # 93902412) served in he Revolutionary War.He with his father and 13 male sibling all served in the Revolution.They all lived in and around Dudley,Massachusetts during this period.Maybe ere related?

Best Regards ,John Harris
Added by John Clay Harris on Feb 12, 2014 11:41 AM
Catie & Will
RE: Maggie E. Barr Foster
I can't disconnect her to Clarence as I didn't make the connection. Kit and Morgan Benson added his site and added Maggie as his wife.
Catie and will
Added by Catie & Will on Jan 09, 2014 6:00 AM
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