|DJ Stover (#47483156)|
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I became interested in Genealogy in 1975 when I was offered extra credit for tracing my Family Tree for my English Final. |
We all knew my Dad was adopted and we knew his biological name, but he had no interest in locating anyone and would not give me any additional information.
In 1985, my Dad passed away and 2 months later, I had my one and only child, a daughter, Melissa. It was then that I had an even stronger desire to locate biological family, out of curiosity and for medical history, so I set out on a search.
To make a long story short, after a 10 year journey, in late 1995, I received what I call a "gift from the grave" Dad found out he had Cancer and knew his time was limited.
I believe, he placed an index card under the carpet in his bedroom for me to find one day. On the index card was his birth name, his Biological Mother's name and his Grandfather's name. A KY phone book search at Rutgers University Library and 3 months later, I found myself speaking on the phone with my Dad's Biological brother.
In early 1996 I had the opportunity to travel to KY and meet a large family I never knew. I was thrilled to find out that my Aunt had my Paternal roots traced back to the 1600's.
A cousin gave me a large collection of family history from my maternal roots back to the early 1700's.
My family names are Tuttle, Prewitt, Kline, Moelich, Mellick, Melick and to many others to list.
Since I received a "gift from the grave" from my Dad, by photographing headstones, I hope to be able to help others put all the leaves on their trees.
I enjoy going to Cemeteries and honoring those who have passed before me. I have many photos of headstones to post and transcribe and wish I had more time to honor all the requests I have been getting.
I work approx 50-55 hours a week so please be patient with us and I will do my best to try to find your loved ones!
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|Barry Swindle||RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 80155065|
I have corrected the info on Million and have transferred both to you. I enjoyed reading you story! Thanks for all you do on FindaGrave.
I am wondering how someone with the surname of "Stover" had parents with the surname of "Tuttle"?
Was Harold "Smokey" Stover adopted by the Tuttle family?
|Jenn O.||Lillian Constance Miskelly|
I see you created this memorial and I'm curious if you are related. She seemed to be friends with my grandfather and great aunt, and I have at least one old photo of her. Thought you might be interested if you are related.
Added by Jenn O. on Dec 19, 2012 3:11 PM
DJ, thanks a bunch for taking the picture for me, it was very kind of you, all the best
Added by MSB3678 on May 01, 2012 7:51 AM
|Robin Welch||Smalley Graves|
Thanks so much for more great photos of headstones. Your efforts and expertise are much appreciated.
|Alice Martin LaRue||Jacob Smalley|
That's OK.....just delete your Jacob Smalley, & post his stone on my page.
|cschneider||RE: Dersch and Smalley's|
Thank you so much! I'm very grateful for all your help. I also appreciate the information about the other Smalleys. I'm still working on how they are all connected. At any rate, it's wonderful to have a way to learn about ancestors even while being far away. Thanks again for everything.
|cschneider||William Winsor Smalley|
Thank you so much for the photo. I appreciate it!