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Myra IV 💕 (#47941544)
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Bio Photo I have a baby daughter buried in San Diego, California, & a findagrave contributor was kind enough to get a picture of her headstone for me. It really touched my heart...

I recently returned to my hometown, the Tri-State area of Ohio, WV, & PA. The ancestry I'm researching are Nease, Wright, Zirkle, Camp, Allmon, Seevers, Cheek, Higgins, McGraw, Shriver, Bishop, Capps, Powell, Jackson.

I am the 4th "Myra" in the family...

Every ancestor has a story & I'm compelled to tell it.

*You are welcome to use any picture that I have contributed in any manner you deem appropriate.

Prayer for Genealogists

Lord, help me dig into the past
And sift the sands of time
That I might find the roots that made
This family tree of mine.
Lord, help me trace the ancient road
On which my fathers trod
And led them through so many lands
To find our present sod.
Lord, help me find an ancient book
Or dusty manuscript
That's safely hidden now away
In some forgotten crypt.
Lord, let it bridge the gap that haunts
My soul when I can't find
The missing link between some name
That ends the same as mine.

~by Curtis Woods

​The Dash

​I read of a man who stood to speak
at the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
from the beginning…to the end.

He noted that first came the date of her birth
and spoke of the following date with tears,
but he said what mattered most of all
was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time
that she spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved her
know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own,
the cars…the house…the cash
What matters is how we live and love
and how we spend our dash.

So, think about this long and hard.
Are there things you'd like to change?
For you never know how much time is left
that can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
to consider what's true and real
and always try to understand
​the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger
and show appreciation more
and love the people in our lives
like we've never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect
and more often wear a smile,
remembering that this special dash
might only last a little while.

​So, when your eulogy is being read,
with your life's actions to rehash…
would you be proud of the things they say
about how you spent YOUR dash?

​~by Linda Ellis

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
it is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

~Author unknown


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Schatzie Moore
RE: Wm A vs Amon
Hello! Some of the names I am coming up with are Hazel M Purdin, Opal Evaleane and Evelyn Jean Jackson. Who were his parents??
Added by Schatzie Moore on Jan 08, 2015 11:10 AM
Ernie Wright
RE: Patricia Sadler
Are you somehow connected to her ?
Added by Ernie Wright on Jan 06, 2015 6:16 AM
Ernie Wright
Patricia Sadler
Louie was my step dad , personal knowledge from Louie & from Pat herself.

This is her g son
Added by Ernie Wright on Jan 05, 2015 6:01 AM
Schatzie Moore
RE: Wm A vs Amon
Hello and Happy New Year! That is a question I need to ask a very detailed Capps researcher in Arizona. I will need to get back with you on that!
Added by Schatzie Moore on Jan 01, 2015 10:23 PM
Schatzie Moore
Wm A vs Amon
Hello just got your email, been out of town "hunting" (smile). Your question; William A same as Amon? Would you be referring to Capps??
Added by Schatzie Moore on Dec 29, 2014 9:39 AM
RE: Your uncle Dan...
Wow. Gave me chills. I was in college, and had just gotten my EMT. Some of us wanted to head over to the sight even though we were in NYC. I'll never forget getting the call from my dad. Dad never called just to chat, so I knew something was wrong. Thank you for sharing.

Added by Shipgoer on Dec 18, 2014 7:46 PM
Denise Seevers
RE: Surprise!
Yes, I would. I spoke woman who wanted to know how sure I was the he was also the son of Fannie Seevers. I'm fairly confident he is, but also suggested that dna testing would sure help to prove it, especially since Tom is only 2 generations away. I wonder if it's the same person.
Added by Denise Seevers on Dec 04, 2014 7:28 PM
Robin Jones
RE: Miller?
Ok, do you have If so, I have a tree on there. Also, you can email me at and I can send you what info I have thru email instead of on here.
Added by Robin Jones on Nov 12, 2014 7:09 PM
Robin Jones
RE: Miller?
Hi Myra,
I just checked my VanWey tree. I have Isaac VanWey (1801-1881) married Jane Dunlap (1803-1892).
They had children: William, Ullem, James, Margaret, Martha, Isaac, Thomas Mills, John, and Robert.
Thomas Mills VanWey 1841-1916)married Mary Ann Miller (1844-1923.
They had children: Isaac Newton, Rebecca J., Amanda Belle, Frederick Henderson, John Thomas, Ida May, Robert William, MIllie, Jesse Dennis, and Catherine G.
These VanWey's and Mary Miller all lived in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio.
Is this also your line of MIller and VanWey's?
Added by Robin Jones on Nov 11, 2014 12:13 PM
Robin Jones
RE: Miller?
Ok, I will see what I can find for you. The VanWey is my husbnads mothers side of family.
Added by Robin Jones on Nov 11, 2014 11:32 AM
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