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Cheri Bogowitz (#47033451)
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Bio Photo Ever since High School I've been attracted to my family origins, particularly as they pertain to my maternal roots.

I found it fascinating that during the Civil War era, my maternal great-grandfather and two of his brothers removed to Virginia from Maryland to be more closely aligned with Confederate sympathizers there, and to join their cause. So, a term paper presented to a High School Civics teacher was richly rewarded because it contained a link to my great-grandfather and his brothers in a story handed down by the MacAtee's.

On their second night out to join the Confederate Army they stopped at the Surratt boarding house in Maryland because it was a well known fact that the Surratt's were southern sympathizers. At dinner that night were the "boys" (my ancestors), Mr. and Mrs. Surratt, their daughter Annie and a stranger to the boys. Mr. Surratt and the stranger were warning Annie about her companion of the afternoon with whom she had been driving. They were worried that her companion was a northern spy.

After the "boys" had retired for the night, Mr. Surratt came in to tell them a gentleman had arrived who would occupy the other bed and for them not to be alarmed. The latecomer was a handsome man with black hair and dark eyes, heavily armed, and had come from Richmond, VA; their destination. Said man was gone the next morning when the "boys" joined Mr. and Mrs. Surratt, their daughter Annie, and the other guest for breakfast. After breakfast Miss Annie Surratt went into an adjoining room to play the piano and sing rebel songs before the boys departed with Mr. Surratt in his wagon. On the way they passed a man driving a sulky and were told by Mr. Surratt that he was Dr. Mudd.

Later in life my great-grandfather would recall how he and his brothers had come so close to two prominent players in the unfolding of one of America's greatest tragedies. The assassination of Abraham Lincoln. For more on the Surratt House:

During the Civil War my great-grandfather was wounded in the leg at the battle of Gettysburg, developed gangrene and was saved, only to be captured before the surrender and held prisoner of war until August 1865.

Of course, in retrospect, that High School term paper was the seed for what has grown into a passion for genealogical research, the culmination of which can be found in my genealogical database titled MacAtee/McAtee and Allied Families at (just click on the website at the bottom of this bio below) as well as memorials found here at Findagrave.

I now know that the MacAtee's (my maternal ancestors) come from a very old and established line of Irish / Scottish ancestors that first immigrated to America in the mid-17th century after landing in Maryland. The rest is fascinating history as told by my RootsWeb database described above.

On another note, it saddens me when members who are not related to a memorialized person they set up refuse to relinquish the memorial to a related member, and even sadder when suggestions on improving an existing memorial are ignored. I vow to never be like that.
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Catherine Marcoux
RE: Great Grand mother Catherine Lilly Jenkins
Thank-you for your prompt response and thank-you for taking a picture of Katherine's grave stone.

Catherine Marcoux
Added by Catherine Marcoux on Nov 08, 2014 5:58 AM
Catherine Marcoux
Great Grand mother
I was just wondering how you were related to my great grandmother, Katherine Lilly Jenkins Macatee?

Catherine Marcoux (Schneider) My grandmother's name was Catherine Caroline Jenkins.
Added by Catherine Marcoux on Nov 07, 2014 12:37 PM
Dawn Hughes Schrieber
RE: Victor Hartley headstone
Photos added for Victor and Sophie

Added by Dawn Hughes Schrieber on May 29, 2014 3:53 AM
Dawn Hughes Schrieber
RE: Victor Hartley headstone
Your welcome, I was out there visiting and saw your request when I got home. I will get better pics next week.
I also took nice pics of the gazebo out there if you are interested.
Added by Dawn Hughes Schrieber on May 23, 2014 7:35 PM
Kari Olson
memorials and photos
I am with you on your take on "owning " memorials. My pet peeve is when a photographer will not let a family member use their photo on their family tree on

Any of the photos I take, and put on Find a Grave are now public domain. Sure its nice to say who they were photographed by, but they should belong to the families.
I have run into several who dont want any of theirs used anywhere else.

Have a great day. Altho its cloudy and gloomy here now, its still finally spring.
Added by Kari Olson on Apr 23, 2014 4:33 PM
Kari Olson
Frohmaders in Camp Douglas
Hi , i linked John Mary and dau Lillie too...
Added by Kari Olson on Apr 23, 2014 4:31 PM
Donna Jones
Henry Quinlan
I no longer have the original. Try contacting the church for the information.
Added by Donna Jones on Apr 02, 2014 2:01 PM
Francis McArdle
George MacAtee
Unfortunately there were no individual names on this Family headstone. I added the family stone to his memorial page.
Added by Francis McArdle on Mar 24, 2014 11:00 PM
Marie Whips McEnnis
I have added the parents and the maiden name to Marie Whips McEnnis. Would you like to take over her site?
Added by Carrick-Na-Maxwell on Mar 23, 2014 10:13 PM
Bryan Schley
Ralph Lester Samples
Links to parents are made. BTW I'm a 4th cousin to Ralphs wife Eleanora
Added by Bryan Schley on Mar 21, 2014 1:54 AM
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