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Karen Foster Montgomery (#46959865)
 member for 8 years, 11 months, 27 days
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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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Walter Dunn
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 19951305
Added information, thanks.
Walter Dunn
Added by Walter Dunn on Oct 10, 2016 7:09 PM



BIRTH: 1810



Added by WILBUR DIXON on Aug 03, 2016 6:43 PM
Charles Carter
Harry Harrison Tripp
Hi Karen,
Would you please verify Harry's death year for me please?
You cite his death year as 1996, however, the date you placed on his obituary reads 1969.
Thank you kindly.
Charles aka Popz
Added by Charles Carter on Jul 24, 2016 10:28 AM
Jesse Macon Lawrence Jr.
RE: John Whetstone Copeland
Thank you for pointing out this problem. I have sent message to other memorial owner to see if we can resolve burial location. It is definitely the same person. I am in Va. so not close to go there. Could be that county names merge at some point. Maybe you can help resolve if you know the area. We need to merge the two in any case
Jesse Lawrence
Added by Jesse Macon Lawrence Jr. on Aug 23, 2015 7:40 AM
Laura N. (Garner) Masten
RE: Capt. Pleasant Green Swor
If you look closely at the two memorials my birth date is what is shown on the headstone Feb 22, 1834 and my cousin is the one who supplied the oval photo of her ancestors. Are you a Swor descendant and if so I would love to correspond with you and exchange family information!
Added by Laura N. (Garner) Masten on Aug 22, 2015 11:22 PM
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
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