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Roanna Dolan Griffin (#47928961)
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Bio Photo I am 66 years old and love doing family research. I live in Alvin, TX and love to fish. I have 3 little dogs that I adore. I believe in God and Country and the men & women who defend it.

I want everything to be as correct as I can make it. I do this out of respect for them and who they were. As I am also researching family I try to have the same consideration for others as I expect from them. Even with my own family if someone see's something they think is wrong I'd like to know it and then I may or may not change it according to what I have and what I know. I've learned not even gov documents are always correct nor name spellings on them. So good thing I like fishing because in some cases it takes a lot of it to find out anything or another family member in this up to their necks with lots of resources. I have two of those in my family.... God Bless all those dedicated to obtaining correct information and supporting and working together on sites like Find A Grave and Ancestry.

One thing that bothers me is people who add photo's of stones at such an angle or distance that it can not be read or with flowers obstructing the information on the stone. To me if the stone can't be read DON'T PUT IT ON THE MEMORIAL. The stone has important information on it that we need as verification of information. To me take flowers off and get over the stone and close enough to be able to read it in the photo. The stone is the most important thing, not the flowers on it.

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Jeff Sengstack
RE: Samuel Steele, Sr
Thank you for your reply.
Added by Jeff Sengstack on Jul 25, 2016 12:06 PM
Jeff Sengstack
Samuel Steele, Sr
Hi Roanna,

The Find A Grave memorial for Samuel Steele (#54057517) notes that you provided birth/death info.

I am researching the Steele line and am trying to see if there is a connection between the Samuel Steele line and Ebenezer Steel (#38689472).

Do you have any information you can share that might clarify this?

In addition, James Steele, the purported grandson of Samuel Steele (son of Andrew Steele and Mary Ramsey), might also be a connection since Ebenezer married Anna Ramsey. But I find no documents that show James as the son of Andrew. James shows up in some trees, but the only sources are older Ancestry Family Trees.

Any help you can provide would be appreciated. Feel free to email me:

Added by Jeff Sengstack on Jul 24, 2016 10:26 PM
Chuck Engelberger
Walkup Family
Ms. Griffin, have you actually seen Amanda Morris Walkup's grave. My wife is the great great granddaughter of Israel Alexander Walkup. We have seen his grave in Havana Cemetery but never the grave of his wife, Amanda. Of course, we could have overlooked it. By the way, Israel is the son of David Morrow Walkup who is the son of Israel Pickens Walkup.

Chuck Engelberger
Added by Chuck Engelberger on Jul 24, 2016 5:10 PM
Monika Cantrell
Capt Alva Roy Osborn #69804400
Would you like a transfer of his memorial. I am not related.
Have a good afternoon,
Added by Monika Cantrell on Jul 20, 2016 12:30 PM
Love in Family
James A Chappell
Thank you for the edits to James' memorial. You will find it updated sa per your request. THank you for all you do with find a grave. Bren
Added by Love in Family on Jul 14, 2016 3:24 PM
Frederick Hevener
Hi Cousin!

I recently received an email from Family Search about a memorial for Frederick Hevener. On looking at the Find a Grave site I discovered your relationship to him, so I thought I should contact you. I haven't spent a lot of time doing family research, but I like to a little when I have time.

Here's my line!
This fellow is my 5th Great-grandfather thru his daughter, Catherine, who married Patrick Sinnett. Their son George married Mary Rexroad. George and Mary's daughter, Mary Terressa, married James Alexander Turner. Mary (or Molly as she was called) and James's son, James Benton Turner, married Mary Margaret Webb. JB and Mary Margaret's son, Glen Everett, married Rose Cornelia Merydith.

Some of the information that I received from my dad's sister does not match with what's on the Find A Grave site. I can't tell you what my aunt used for source information as all I have are the lineage sheets she created. It would be good to verify my information. I'd be happy to share what I have with you and other descendants.

Thank you,

Judy Turner
Added by JT on Jul 05, 2016 8:55 PM
Randall Chapel Cemetery
Hi, I'm hoping you can clear up something for me. I have several relatives that appear to be in two cemeteries. Are both of these the same cemetery but under different names? Randall Chapel Cemetery in Ula, Pulaski, Hwy 1003 Millard Parkey Farm and Othar Randall Cemetery, Somerset, Pulaski also Hwy 1003 but on Randall Farm. If so, do they need to be merged? Thanks for your help with this. Jan
Added by GrammyJan on Jun 22, 2016 10:24 AM
Frank McGee
Memorial 110933515
Roanna, I have some information for the bio, can I send it to you somehow, i.e., not here? You can transfer custody if that's easier. Thanks!
Added by Frank McGee on Jun 18, 2016 10:40 AM
Mary Urban
RE: Joshua Holder research
Thank you very much!
Added by Mary Urban on Jun 13, 2016 1:40 PM
Mary Urban
Joshua Holder of Jackson Co. AL
I didn't proof my note! I meant to say the Holders lived in Jackson Co. ALABAMA..... I apologize for the error.
Added by Mary Urban on Jun 11, 2016 5:16 PM
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