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Carolyn Whitaker (#47049540)
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Bio Photo I have been a genealogist for 27 years. I was born in Kansas and grew up in Kansas until I was a sophomore in high school. We then moved to Des Moines, Iowa where I finished high school. I have lived all over the country and traveled in 43 states. I love the history of our country and studying my families along with their friends and neighbors. I keep a huge database of families because I track them as they travel westward. I have helped many people find their ancestors because I have a gift at tracking families, so I want to share that with others. I don't always find everyone, but my percentage rate is at least 95% of the time. They call me the sleuth!! One of my friends once told me "ya can't hide from you!"

My father was adopted in 1920 and I found our biological family in 1992 when he was 72 years old. I am willing to help adoptees try to find their families, especially the stolen children of Georgia Tann of the Tennessee Children's Home Society in Memphis, Tennessee.

I recently completed research for Hewitt Clarke's new book, "Money and Blood" and am currently doing research for another new book he's going to publish. The story features a section on the family of Filmore Johnson and his wife, Betty Levy and the self made million, Robert Johnson who started BET television, whom is a descendant of Filmore Johnson.

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My paternal families

If you use any of my data all I asked is that you give me credit for my work.
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Marcia vonGunden
Thank you for your generosity in transferring;
Marion Winans Harrower Walkinshaw
to my care. I have successfully connected her with family members. As I receive more information, I will add it to Our shared memorial.
With sincerest appreciation,
# 47059326
Added by Marcia vonGunden on Apr 21, 2014 2:14 AM
D. Gonzalez
Gonzalez Family
Hi I would like you to transfer our family over to me so I can add parents, children, Grandparents etc to our family history. Thank you so much, D. Gonzalez
Added by D. Gonzalez on Apr 17, 2014 4:23 PM
D. Gonzalez
Armando B Gonzalez & family
I would like to take over our family on this site. Thank you, Daisy
Added by D. Gonzalez on Apr 15, 2014 7:55 PM
Keith Larzelere
Thomas Jefferson Ricks
Hi Carolyn: James Densel ( would like you to contact him concerning the above named subject. Thank you. Keith Larzelere #46940040
Added by Keith Larzelere on Apr 15, 2014 8:59 AM
Hesba Barker
Thanks so much for the updates!
Added by Honor on Apr 13, 2014 11:15 PM
Janet Herron Tucker
Wm H Herrin
Thank you for the transfer. I'm happy to have him.
Janet Herron Tucker
Added by Janet Herron Tucker on Apr 09, 2014 5:40 PM
Jamie Mathis Ottinger
Feezell Family Chestnut Hill, TN
I have been trying to document the Chestnut Hill Cemetery here in Tennessee and I noticed that you have created the monuments of Mary Bernice Feezell. I have a photo of the gravestone, but the dates are different as well as (I'm guessing) the spouses name. Do you want me to post the picture on the memorials or just leave it out. I live approx. 1 mile from this cemetery and am trying to get written documentation on it from my husband's family that have been in this community long before it was "Tennessee". I know a family member that is involved with the upkeep of the cemetery and she has been looking for the written documentation that her mother had, but hasn't found it yet. I will keep you informed of when we find it, if you would like.
Jamie Mathis Ottinger
Added by Jamie Mathis Ottinger on Mar 30, 2014 4:35 PM
Thank You
Thank you for transferring my great-grandfather's memorial to my account.
Added by jctullock on Mar 30, 2014 10:43 AM
Marilee Mouser
Mousers you have listed
Carolyn, I don't know if you have any other info, but William Henry Mouser and Mary Elizabeth Propst lost three children in 1886, including Marvin Remius Mouser, I am a descendant and a wannabe genealogist (!). IF you have any other info, it would be appreciated. Thank you, Marilee Mouser
Added by Marilee Mouser on Mar 27, 2014 7:48 PM
Sandy Smith
RE: Arthur Simerly - Memorial #112765872
I thought that I would ask.I may have to ask Peggy who is married into the family.Thank you for your help.
Added by Sandy Smith on Mar 26, 2014 4:03 PM
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