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Ken Smith (#46985536)
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Bio Photo I have been interested in genealogy since the late '70s, when a cousin showed me a 1901 genealogy, "The Descendants of William Wood" in which my late grandmother was mentioned. I like this site and have made an effort to try to locate all the ancestor graves I can. I'm always available to take grave photos in the Twin City area, that is, when they're not under two feet of snow.

Feel free to contact me with additional information or corrections. I will gladly transfer any memorial that I created that is your direct family member and not mine. You may use any pictures I add to memorials.

If I send you a biography or information about any memorial that you manage and you are no longer interested in maintaining that memorial, I will be glad to accept a transfer.
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Interesting! Thanks for letting me know you've changed her memorial.
Added by Kay on May 14, 2015 8:38 PM
Todd Whitesides
Roberts & Colepeper
Your additional information has been added. Thanks for sending it.
Added by Todd Whitesides on May 14, 2015 5:26 PM
Debra Larson Tietz
Frank O. Beardsley
son of Roswell F. Beardsley and Philancy Smith Beardsley died in Madison Lake, MN, Blue Earth Co. on October 7, 1904. The death certificate says he is buried at Madison Lake (Cemetery?). I can provide you with a copy of the death certificate if you would like. I think Philancy and Roswell also had another son by the name of LeRoy.

I also found some information on that Roswell served in the Civil War although on the death certificate the person filling it out said he did not serve in the military. I have the copy of that death certificate as well. There are misspellings of the names, etc.

These men are my great grandfathers so I would like to have their information as correct as possible.

Thanks for all of your efforts!!!!
Added by Debra Larson Tietz on May 10, 2015 9:47 PM
Familly Researcher
re: Mary Smith Stratton
Hi Ken

Thanks for the info about Mary Smith Stratton. I did update her memorial with it. I also have a memorial for her husband John that i had posted in December 2012 and i updated that. I see you also have a duplicate of John Stratton too (#113926338), my memorial is #102502363. I will add their add their daughter Hannah to both when you delete them.

I did notice that on John's you have his place of birth as England. I have his birthplace as Watertown MA from a 1725 Smith Family bible that i have owned my entire life. I also came across the Watertown MA place of birth in some records at the NEHGS down in Boston about a decade ago. But i do not believe everything any records ever say. The Smith bible comes from my 10th great grandfather, who was a grandson of Thomas & Mary Knapp Smith.

I will send you an email with some of the info that i have. Ten years ago i spent a few months at the NEHGS in Boston and have loads of info on the Smith family and on many of the families they married into.

Also the town where John and Mary Stratton's daughter died is the next town out from me and i have a friend out there that may be able to find some info on her burial location.

Unlike most people on findagrave i am not opposed to linking people that are "burial unknowns" out here---i have found about more than a half dozen family members through my "burial location unknown"!

I also noticed that you are out in the Twin Cities, well i am into Civil War veterans and may have few you might be able to help me out with. But that's for the email!

Thanks and take care


Added by Familly Researcher on May 09, 2015 2:44 AM
William Hopkins Memorial #32591533
I am confused by the info in this memorial. At the top his birth is listed as 1631 in Massachusetts. But in the bio it states he was born in England about 1625. With regard to his death, at the top of the memorial it is listed as Nov 8, 1688 but in the bio a date of November 5, 1688 is given. I realize a difference of 3 days concerning something that happened 327 years ago is pretty nit-picky!

Any idea which is accurate or advice on where to go for clarification?

I downloaded the ebook of James Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, but I am a novice genealogist and can't make sense of most of the jargon and abbreviations that he uses.
Added by deborahc on May 04, 2015 1:41 PM
Becky Doan
RE: William Twining
Added by Becky Doan on May 01, 2015 10:30 AM
George Harger
William Twining
So glad that you and Becky resolved the duplication. The resulting memorial looks great. I notice child connections are o/s, Gerald is pretty fast to respond, usually in the evening.
Added by George Harger on May 01, 2015 8:11 AM
Becky Doan
RE: William Twining 51531960
Ken, since you own this one, if you copy/paste the info off of mine, and figure out the correct links, I can delete mine. Thanks! Becky
Added by Becky Doan on Apr 29, 2015 10:08 PM
Becky Doan
RE: William Twining 60405198
60405198 was deleted. Becky
Added by Becky Doan on Apr 29, 2015 10:04 PM
Kathy Ripke
Memorials going back to England
I am writing to ask how you have come to have all the information on all the memorials that trace back to England, going backwards from Edmund Rice (1554-1663), early English settler in Massachusetts.
All your bios seem extremely comprehensive and informed, with references to ancient wills, etc. and I'm curious where your information came from.
I was conjecturing you must live in Britain, but when looking at your profile, I was amused to see you live where I do, in the Twin Cities.
I am descended off the pairing of Elizabeth Rice (granddaughter of Edmund Rice) and John Brewer. My Brewer family branch is my most recently discovered family branch, so all this information is very exciting for me.
I hope this finds you well and enjoying the first breaths of Spring.

Kathy Ripke
Find A Grave #47406663
Added by Kathy Ripke on Mar 30, 2015 4:09 PM
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