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DVDarland (#47151692)
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Bio Photo I have worked on my family history over 30 years. Some of my ancestor surnames are Bailey, Tull, Fessenden, Davis, Hastings, Brooks, and Fiedler.
Also my husbands; Darland, Roberts, Clark, Hart and Minnick. Most of my lines have been in Iowa, Davis or Wapello Counties since the 1850's. I have been active in my local genealogy society over 30 years. If you have additions or corrections let me know.

Life is just a stopping place, A pause in what's to be, A resting place along the road to sweet eternity. We all have different journeys, Different paths along the way, We all were meant to learn some things, but we were never meant to stay. Our destination is a place, Far greater than we know. For some the journey's quicker, For some the journey's slow. And when the journey finally ends, We'll claim a great reward, And find an everlasting peace, Together with the Lord.

A Blessing for the Brokenhearted
Let us agree
for now
that we will not say
the breaking
makes us stronger
or that it is better
to have this pain
than to have done
without this love.

Let us promise
we will not
tell ourselves
time will heal
the wound
when every day
our waking
opens it anew.

Perhaps for now
it can be enough
to simply marvel
at the mystery
of how a heart
so broken
can go on beating,
as if it were made
for precisely this—

as if it knows
the only cure for love
is more of it

as if it sees
the heart’s sole remedy
for breaking
is to love still

as if it trusts
that its own stubborn
and persistent pulse
is the rhythm
of a blessing
we cannot
begin to fathom
but will save us

– Jan Richardson
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Bailey (107)
Brooks & Fiedler (97)
Darland (23)
Davis & Hastings (115)
Fessenden (92)
Hart (28)
Minnick/Kendrick/Hancock (28)
Tull (33)
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Smith Allen photo
Thanks so much for your help.
Added by cpmalone46 on Apr 24, 2016 4:19 PM
Dean Whitney
Theodore Van Whitney
Are you related to Theodore? His son was Leigh Whitney. I am the son of Leigh.
Added by Dean Whitney on Dec 22, 2015 11:00 PM
Georgie Golden Trammell
Spilman Graves in Iowa
I found you have provided a photo and information on F.T. Spilman (Franklin Thomas) 143508855 and his wife, E.A. Spilman [Eliza Ann McCullough]
The Grave is in Bethlehem Cemetery in Davis Co., IA. They are my Great Grandparents and I thought that if you are also related you might want to include that he was a Rev. and her maiden name.
They also had the following children, in addition to J.H. R. (my Grandfather):
William T. J. [William Thomas James]
Almyra M. Spilman
John M. H. Spilman
Added by Georgie Golden Trammell on Sep 05, 2015 2:48 AM
RE: George & Mary Clark Garmon
Thank you so much for the transfer. Yes the website has it's good days and it has it's bad day's. Sometimes it takes me ten minutes just to add a date of birth. Hope you have a great day !!
Added by gardengirl on Aug 13, 2015 11:11 AM
RE: George Jones
Thank you for obliging. I had gotten a message from someone that it was a duplicate, so I appreciate your quick response! TY for the welcome, and I have slowly learned "the ropes" so this is less likely to happen in the future LOL. Wasn't sure if you were family or not; he was my great-uncle!
Added by tracey on Aug 12, 2015 1:17 PM
george jones
i duplicated your person by error, was wondering if you'd mind deleting your profile of this person? shaul cemetery iowa. i just made one, this is my great uncle. if not, let me know and i'll be more than happy for you to copy my info on him and then i'll delete mine.
Added by tracey on Aug 11, 2015 9:28 PM
Jacki Klawonn
We have been working on documenting and photographing all of the headstones in Andover Township cemetery and I just wanted to let you know that I added headstone photographs to your memorials for William and Vera Brooks.
Have a good day,
Added by Jacki Klawonn on Jul 28, 2015 8:38 AM
Could you please transfer this memorial to me, this is my Grand Father Ellis H. Walker.
Much appreciated of your time and efforts.
Added by familykeeper on Jul 17, 2015 9:47 PM
Linda Barth
Hello, I am hoping you can help me with information.

Elias Loney is my 2nd GGF. I noticed you have added to his record on Find A Grave. Would you be willing to share your sources for this information? While I have found some, I have been struggling to find information on him, as well as his children.

Are you related to Elias? Have you done DNA testing?

Any help would be appreciated.

Linda Martin Barth
Littleton, CO
Added by Linda Barth on Apr 23, 2015 3:01 PM
Joseph Colin Clark
RE: Watts
That would be fine.

Joseph Clark
Find A Grave Member#47094715
Added by Joseph Colin Clark on Feb 16, 2015 4:01 PM
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