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Robin (Cottingham) Townsend-Fife (#46514741)
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Bio Photo I became involved in genealogy when my oldest child needed one last Boy Scout Badge and Family History seemed easy. I called my aunt who was the keeper of my dad's family "flame" to get some information. My son got his badge and I got hooked, (now I'm the keeper of that "flame") That was about 35 years ago. I am a widow now with 4 children and 11 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. The photo was taken when I was 18, so don't let it throw you. I hope my children will someday be interested. I believe it is important to keep a record of where our ancestors are buried ( but please ask permission to use my photo's) and this is just the place. Thanks. (I have recently had a Stroke, so please forgive my slowness.) Robin
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Catherine Dittmar
Peter and Anna Wanka
Hello Robin
Thank you for your kind message.
If at all possible, will you be kind enough to transfer their find a grave to me? I am forever grateful you photographed the headstone.

They were my great, great grandparents. If possible please
send an email to me at

Catherine Dittmar
Tucson, Az
Added by Catherine Dittmar on Jul 09, 2014 8:35 PM
G. Abbott
Mahala Oliver and Calvin Shepherd
Mahala Oliver:
Find A Grave Memorial# 77870896

Calvin Shepherd:
Find A Grave Memorial# 77870117

I have Enoch Shepherd and Esther Dewey as parents of Calvin . 4-13-1783, d. 8-23-1856. I have this Calvin married to Mahala.

This may be Enoch:
Find A Grave Memorial# 15048561

Marriage 1: Margaret Goss
Anna Shepherd 1767-1823
Loranna Shepherd 1782-
Rhoda Shepherd 1770-1832
Luther Shepherd 1777-1853
Calvin Shepherd 1782-1782

Marriage 2: Esther Dewey (10 children)

Gayle's Notes: Is this the same one I already have and mother is Rebecca Clark?(Lewis and Clark family. I have two Shepherds that tie to immediate/siblings of George Rogers Clark, and many ties to Meriwether Lewis family.

I found Enoch on
Find A Grave: Created by: Dave, Jul 26, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15048561

Inscription: Mass Militia Rev War

From: as cross-reference:
Marriage 1: Margaret Goss
Anna Shepherd 1767-1823
Loranna Shepherd 1782-
Rhoda Shepherd 1770-1832
Luther Shepherd 1777-1853
Calvin Shepherd 1782-1782

Marriage 2: Esther Dewey (10 children)

Fix this:
Enoch Shepard
Found 10 Records, 5 Photos and 688,571 Family Trees
Born in Westfield on 1742 to John Shepard and Elizabeth Noble. Enoch married Margaret Goss. Enoch married Esther Dewey and had 10 children. He passed away on 17 Sep 1821 in Marrietta, Ohio, USA.
Family Members
John Shepard1703-1783
Elizabeth Noble1705-1793
Margaret Goss

Esther Dewey1744-1800
Anna Shepard1767-1823
Enoch Shepard1770-1821
Lorana Shepard1782-Unknown
Esther Shepard1762-1808
Rhoda Shepard1770-1832
Daniel Shepard1772-1823
Luther Shepard1777-1853
Huldah Shepard1786-1826
Calvin Shepard1782-1782
Calvin Shepard1783-1856

I also have David Shepherd, brother to Enoch m. Margaret Clapp. She is dau. of Ezra Clapp and Margaret Ingersoll.

I descend from Mary Ann (Oliver) Weems,Faver. I am from Weems marriage, through Nancy Jane Weems m. William Augusta Abbott.

This same Shepherd line also goes through my Layne line at Rebecca Teague.

My husband is a descendant of Col. Thomas Shepherd, founder of Shepherdstown.This is the same group of Van Meter, Clapp, Shepherd, Willis (and includes Mehitable Warner m. Preserved Clapp, father of Ezra.)and they are all link to land agents: Daniel Morgan, Jan Joist Hite, McPherson, and Lord Fairfax lands and family.
My Willis is Col. Henry Willis, and alsoworking on Daniel Hubbard Willis, uncle to Joseph P. Willis, "Apostle of The Opelousas, son of Aegerton Willis. Trying to prove Joseph as grandfather of my Caroline Pickett Willis m. Benjamin F. Abbot(nothing on him). Ben is the father of William Augusta Abbott m. Nancy Jane Weems, above.

Brig. Gen. John Willis was commander of the Rev. War, founder of Lumberton.
ThMcCormick/Edmund Terrill line who lived on parcelled land from Joist Hite.ese families tie to Pres. James Madison via Calloway to Daniel Boone, and Van Meter, Hite, McPherson (Brig. Gen. Kennedy reported to BG Willis, as did BG. (Gov) John Sevier. Sevier to Hite and then to Shepherd line of IA.

I have some of the Wing family, as well.

My parents both, descend from one of these: Augustine Warner, and sister, Mildred Warner. Then to Lawrence Washington, and also Dr. John McCormick and Edmund Terrill (m. Margaret Willis.)

I also descend from Capt. Simon Miller, his dau., Sarah m. Adam "Ad" Lawrence of TX. Miller and Lawrence tie back to George R. Reade, Esq, thus the Willis/Warner, Samuel Lewis line again. A lot of Native-American groups come in, as well.

I have a lot of notes if it will help you.


Added by G. Abbott on Jul 08, 2014 5:28 AM
Randell Gillette
RE: Transfer request
Hi Robin. Sorry I just had shoulder surgery last week and I haven't really wanted to get on the computer. I am going to be in Londonderry next Thursday and will be back home on Tuesday. I will have several pictures to add to the memorials. I do not mind at all if you copy the pictures. I will send you a note as soon as I get them uploaded.
Have a good holiday
Thank you for transferring me Mina Ballard. This is my Grandmother. She is in the same cemetery as my father, just a few plots away.
Added by Randell Gillette on Jul 04, 2014 6:25 AM
Larry Luckeydoo II
Grave transfers
Thank you very much. I just got my friend to join and was going to transfer them to him, and help him get the rest of his family on here.

I have been inactive for a couple of years due to similar reasons, and had no idea about the server transfer or about the site being sold.

Thank you for being so kind to transfer these memorials. It will mean lot to him.

Thanks again,
Added by Larry Luckeydoo II on Jul 03, 2014 2:48 PM
Larry Luckeydoo II
grave# 66676104 and 66676185
Just curious, I added these two graves in 2006 not long after I became a member. as they are the father and sister of a close friend. I was wondering if you could shed some light on how my original postings were erased, as you have put up new memorials?

Added by Larry Luckeydoo II on Jul 02, 2014 7:40 PM
Randell Gillette
RE: Transfer request
No problem Robin. It sure is a small world. You would'nt happen to have any photos of any of the Gillette, Butts, Blamer families would you? I have photos of Luvicea and Alfred Butts daughter Leatha Virginia Butts Gillette and James Edward Gillette-My Great Grandparents I will upload in a couple of days. I will also be uploading several photos of my Great Uncle Tiffen Gillette and Aunts and Uncles as soon as I can. I am making a trip to Londonderry in 2 weeks to see my last surviving Uncle on my dad's side. Dale Gillette. You manage the memorial for him and my Aunt Jewel. They are still with us. He is just being proactive with his fianl arrangements.
Thanks Robin,
Randell Gillette
Added by Randell Gillette on Jun 23, 2014 10:58 AM
Randell Gillette
Transfer request
Hi Robin,
You manage the memorials for several of my family members and I was wondering if you could transfer them to me?
The list includes my Grandparents, Great Grandparents GG Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and Great Aunts and Uncles. The list includes,
Harry Joseph Gillette 8744404, Dale L Gillette 63286295, Jewel Oakes Gillette 63286273, Mina J Peecher Gillette Ballard 72229069, Harry A Gillette 6452006, James Tiffin Gillette 6417643, James E Gillette 8820529, Leatha Virgina Butts Gillette 6417370, Alfred Butts 6414132, Luvicea E Blamer Butts 6414110, Tessa M Butts Tweed 6417712, George Tweed 6417719, George W Butts 6417366.
Thank You
Randell Gillette
Added by Randell Gillette on Jun 18, 2014 7:55 PM
Terry Magyar
Concord Cemetery
Link for Concord Church Cemetery

Perhaps a red brick church was across the street from the one acre cemetery ?

Take a look at this Find A Grave Link or look up the Centerville Cem., which is also called the Concord Cem.

Added by Terry Magyar on May 24, 2014 3:01 PM
Samuel and Alma (Harper) Matthews (67953137 & 67952975)
Hi Robin, Just wanted to thank you for the link suggestion for Samuel and Alma (Harper) Matthews. This has been updated accordingly. Have a great week! Best Regards, Nick
Added by openmemories on May 19, 2014 5:18 PM
Jill Koundry
RE: Julia Ann Vaughn nee Fowler
I'll try Rachel then. Thanks so much for replying!
Added by Jill Koundry on May 15, 2014 11:38 AM
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