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|Genealogy has been a serious business for me since I was in grade school. I documented and discovered that my 3rd great-grandmother Laura A. (WHITMARSH) MILLER's parents Horace WHITMARSH & Clarissa Mitchell (WARNER) WHITMARSH were both Mayflower descendants. I tracked the surname GILMORE back to Capt. James GILMORE of Rockbridge Co, Virginia. (Thanks to the late Shelby GILMORE for his ground breaking research in the 1960-70s.) Turns out that he was present at the Battle of Yorktown where poor Cornwallis discovered that yes he would be famous but no not for something to land him in to #10 Downing Street. Other discoveres include proving Mennonite ancestry via the BINKLEY orig BINGELLI and STAUFFER lines. |
Corrections & Questions: Use the S.A.C. for corrections and please differentiate facts from from suppositions and might be for the benefit of other researchers. Also if it's a question that I don't have an instant answer for that requires further research remember that the facts are the foundation for the solution. Correction and question e-mails should NOT be deletion requests as those requesting deletions are considered a nuisance and are treated accordingly. Include your e-mail address in the S.A.C. and you must have your findagrave.com messages visible to the public. If you are requesting links include the findagrave code number after each person.
Transfers: Most of the the virtual graves I manage are blood kin in some way. I don't transfer direct ancestors or very close relatives of my grandparents. For others that can happen if you are more closely related than me.
First: leave some kind of flower on the virtual grave in question. Use the correct e-mail (NOT a message on my profile) that includes your e-mail address (required) and tell me how you are related. If the person is someone I'm not related to I usually transfer these type immediately. (Unless you ask if you have other relatives buried in the same cemetery. In that case I might need that virtual grave as a reference point for easy access because non-relatives will not be in my internal database.) I probably know very little about a non-relative so someone who is a relative should manage them.
Second: If I am related but you are a closer relative to that person --- I will look at my internal database --- I may have questions for you! I may have active research that I conducting on that person and/or his/her near relatives. So just because I don't transfer a relative immediately doesn't mean no if I don't say no. Before I transfer a relative I back check my internal database to make sure what I have there matches findagrave. If you send in the "correction" additional facts, crosslinks to parents or other updated data I need to fix BOTH areas. I have also been known to transfer a group of graves for the same family. If I am doing a group transfer I also back check each cemetery to see if there are other relatives of the person who don't have virtual memorials but should. All of this takes TIME which is a precious commodity and when it is done it should be done right the first time.
The type of transfers I absolutely will not do are any type of these three:
#1 Any of my direct ancestors and other close relatives of my grandparents.
#2 To people who are bulk collectors of virtual graves that do not transfer outside of guidelines.
#3 To people who have harassed others on findagrave.
These are direct line known surnames to my 7th great-grandparents. Note that on those from Norge I am trying to use "farm" names because surnames were not generally required by law till about 1900 in Norge. American & Canadian states/provinces are abbreviated in all caps. Other countries are spelled out preferably in that nation's first language. When you see a surname repeated that is because it is actually more than one unrelated surnames with the the surname coming closest to this current time listed first. Several of these families can be accessed through my multiple virtual cemeteries. Most of these, but not all, are public:
SPECIAL NOTES CONCERNING PARTICULAR AREAS:
Missouri: Mercer County, Lindley and Harrison Twsps and also the neighboring townships of Clay Twsp in Harrison County and Hamilton Twsp in Decatur Co, Iowa: I do have a particular interest and expertise in this area as four of my great-grandparents were from this area. If you need help in this area ask. What I don't know I most likely know who you need to talk to.
Maine: Hancock County, Swan's Island: Make sure you see http://www.swansisland.org/cemetery.htm for any virtual grave in this area that I either entered and/or left a candle on. This is the source for all of the information, including links to parents, gravestone photographs or documentation of the lack of one. If the person in question had the surname JOYCE or married one then they either were themselves or married a direct descendant of the SAMSON, STANDISH, and ALDEN families.
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I reported an error on your grave marker photo request for John Slover (1846-1926), Baker Cemetery in Polo, MO. I didn't realize until after the fact that I had searched the wrong cemetery :/ I tried to remove the error message but only succeeded in creating another blank error message. Sorry. If you know how to remove an error message, let me know and I'll take it down and try to search the RIGHT cemetery next time :)
Added by Jean on Oct 19, 2016 12:51 PM
|carlfmiller||John Shaw b1630|
Please pardon the nit but in memorial for John Shaw b1630 the name of his wife is confusing , one place you state it is Elizabeth, and below that you mention Allas or Alice
I think the Elizabeth note is in error, and perhaps you would want to fix it.
Thanks for all the good work
|72hoya||Alice (Garment) Whitmarsh|
Would you kindly provide me with a record of Alice's DOB and POB? A URL or a scanned document would be nice.
Thank you so very much.
M. Wesley Clark
Added by 72hoya on Oct 11, 2016 1:55 PM
|Cindy Selensky Foster||Elisha Newton 55846174|
Hi, I see that you declined my request to remove Francis Marion Newton as the father of Elisha Newton.
Please help me understand Francis' relationship to Elisha's mother Mildred Melissa Seymour Giles Newton. I have been unable to verify that he is the father of Elisha and his siblings Alice & Ella (my husband's great grandmother, born 1873). Ella's daughter Bina Booth Tomes (my husband's grandmother was born in 1894, married in 1919 and died in 1988. She wrote that her mother's parents died long before she was born, yet this Francis died in 1916. DNA links my husband to other Seymour family, so I'm confident that Ella's mother is Mildred Seymour.
Census records trace Francis as follows:
1850 Moore Co., TN he is 16 and living with his parents Henry & Sarah.
From 1860-1910 Francis is with his wife Elizabeth Wright in these census:
1860 Moore Co., TN (no children)
1870 Wyndotte Co., KS (3 children, their youngest daughter is Eliza, all born TN)
1880 Mercer Co.,Mo census (5 children, the youngest, Charles is born in MO)
1900 Mercer Co., MO (no children)
Mildred in 1870 is living in Mercer Co., MO with her 6 children, including Elisha & Alice, but no husband.
Tradition has it that Mildred died between 1870 & 1880. The children appear in the 1880 census with a woman named Elizabeth. The Giles & Newton children are listed as hers. Is this really Mildred? Or is someone else caring for them? Certainly this is not Francis Newton's wife Elizabeth, as she is appears in the census noted above. Some suggest that it is Francis' sister Elizabeth, but from the 1850 census she would be 54 years old, not 40.
If this is not your family, then I apologize for being verbose. If it is, please help me understand, did Francis have 2 families? Is the 1880 Elizabeth actually Mildred, or is there another explanation? Please will you contact me privately and we can chat further? I've been searching for over 30 years for Ella's father (I promised Bina before she died, that I would solve the mystery) and you might be able to help me.
Thanks in advance for your time.
What is the S A C reference mean? Thank you.
|Blaine Barham||Re Abraham Ripley|
Some lineage tracking on the Wade tree leads me to Abraham Ripley 1638 England to 1683 Higham MA and Mary Farnsworth 1634 England to 1684 MA.
I noticed you have a Ripley in Higham also. Any chance you have seen these names before? or know anything on them? Thank you, Blaine
Hi, about 6 months ago you said I could transfer my memorials to you. I just sent 15-20 memorials to you. Thank you, I LOVE to take pictures, I don't do well creating memorials or maintaining them. Thank you for being a great find a grave member.
Added by Moggie73 on Sep 12, 2016 8:17 PM
I saw that you had photo requests for Ralph & Lena # 152857427 & 152857370 in Little York Cemetery. I recently photographed the entire cemetery and I had created memorials for them. Pix are attached to # 151258974 & 151258994.
Can you please request they be merged.
Added by dhutson on Sep 10, 2016 7:00 PM
|t vanmaele||Gilmore Family|
I recently began searching the Gilmore side of my family. Elsie Gilmore Swift was my grandmother, James M. Gilmore my great grandfather, Benjamin F. Gilmore (Inundated Commentary) my great-great grandfather, and Robert Gilmore my great-great-great-grandfather. I would be very interested in any information you would be interested in sharing.
|Lynniep2000||Photo requests for Price / Ripsom & Robertson|
I was able to get your requests today and will be adding the pictures to Find a Grave. The Village of Summit was kind enough to send me the cemetery plot cards - if these are relatives and you would like me to send you the email, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be happy to forward to you what they sent.
Just another note - I will be requesting that the memorial holder move these to the correct cemetery. There is only one cemetery in Summit and I did ask Find a Grave to merge the cemeteries but they have not done so.
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