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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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Darrell Brown
Thanks for the nice work you are doing!
Added by Darrell Brown on Jan 27, 2015 1:00 PM
Thomas and Chassie Verran
Thank you so very much for adding their grave markers to their memorials!
Added by CPC on Jan 27, 2015 9:59 AM
Frank Gerald Coleman
Thanks so much for the transfer!
Added by Annita on Jan 26, 2015 5:14 AM
The Rev. Daniel Moser
And for one more! Thank you for your careful work.
Added by serafinamia on Jan 25, 2015 2:36 PM
Mary B. Moser
Thank you as well for supplying the hard-to-read age of Mary B. Moser on her stone.
Added by serafinamia on Jan 25, 2015 2:29 PM
John Sommer
Thank you for your contribution of a transcription for John Sommer's marker, and thank you for your work for Find-a-Grave.
Added by serafinamia on Jan 25, 2015 2:18 PM
It's pathetic when cemetery staff are unwilling to help answer basic questions. Marie died July 4, 1913 in Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., MO. She was taken to Trenton, Grundy Co., Mo for burial. I suspect she is at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery with her parents and siblings. Hope to make the drive and see for myself when it warms up.

Frank T. Coleman, born Aug. 1877 in Chariton County, MO was in the 1910 Morristown TN census. From 1916- Feb 1918, he was in the Old Soldier's Home in Johnson City, TN. The very last evidence that I have found that he was still living was signature on WWI Draft Registration in Sept 1918. He and son Frank Gerald were living on Main Street in Johnson City. I have been unable to locate him in 1920.
Added by Annita on Jan 25, 2015 1:49 PM
Frank Gerald Coleman
Thanks, Carolyn. His father owned an aerial balloon co. and was crippled in a fall. His mother was killed doing a stunt. Trying to find father's place of burial and plan to call cemetery to see if he is with his son. I appreciate all you to to help people honor their family.
Added by Annita on Jan 25, 2015 8:12 AM
Frank Gerald Coleman
I appreciate that you created his memorial. I see it includes information from his death certificate. Do you know his cause of death? Was he single or married? I am from the same Coleman line. Thanks again!
Added by Annita on Jan 24, 2015 7:49 PM
Clinton Slayton
110331714 Grace Mary Carter
A common mistake is to use the death cert, which is wrong, her father was Hines Slaten, he is found in the Scott Co Tn with Grace in both 1900 and 1910, and his wife Hannah Swift.

If you would consider a transfer, I would appreciate it, since this is my family. I will request through EDIT so you will see my Find A Grave number.

Clinton Slayton
Slaton Slatton Slayden Family Project.
Added by Clinton Slayton on Jan 24, 2015 4:22 PM
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