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Colleen Sanders Broyles (#46875999)
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A little about me...I'm a amateur photographer/genealogist/findagraver as well as an extremely proud mommy to six children (3 girls/3boys) and 16 grandchildren! :) I've been working on my own family tree since about 1994...not long after my Grama passed away...she raised me and so I do occasionally refer to her as my Mommy. Family that I am working on are Sanders, Denny/Denney, Cummins, Daglish, McCord, Heater, Galbreath and Lobb. I live with my best Ed as I call him! and our doggie, Jettie. I found Findagrave while researching our family and have been a die hard "Graver" since!

Update: Married my best friend, My Ed, Oct 3, 2014 and am now officially a "new" person lol

If someone has an issue with any memorial I am involved with please be polite and adult and send a note through the SAC feature and I'll gladly do whatever I can to make you happy! Leave me a rude hateful message and I'll first delete it and then forget about it. That way I'm returning the favor!!!!!!!

From Find A Grave's FAQ...
"The ultimate goal should be to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it."

I have no problem whatsoever doing any updates or links to my memorials and definitely will transfer if I'm not related and you have a direct connection.
I love being able to link up entire families as far back or forward as possible!!! It's like a big puzzle and I also love puzzles :) It gives me a great feeling to get one done! I always try to find a little information to add to the memorials that I create so that it is more than the mere fact that someone was born and they died. Sometimes I'm unsuccessful but believe me I usually spend some time searching before I give up! Stubborness I guess lol.
If I ever add a picture to a memorial that you would rather I didn't please let me know but I prefer to hear from the "manager" of the memorial


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Elaine A
RE: Jones in Madison County, Ind
Colleen, no proof that this is the same Elijah. Most trees on ancestry have listed Elijaj (son of Samuel and Amelia) as married to Margaret Dawson rather than Rebecca. There are extensive entries right up to current family members for Elijaj's son Wesley so I give some weight to that line.
Sorry I can not be of more help. I have not worked much on Elijah since he is not a direct ancestor for me. Happy book reviewing this weekend!
Added by Elaine A on Mar 02, 2015 9:03 AM
Steven D. Fairweather
RE: John Helms duplicate
Colleen, I'm sorry. I did not intend to sound scolding...and, shame on me...I should have taken the time to read your profile also.
My apologies ;(

Added by Steven D. Fairweather on Mar 02, 2015 8:25 AM
Elaine A
Nancy Broiles
Colleen...I have been working on a tree for a friend and I had used several of your Find A Grave entries in Madison County Indiana...there is a Nancy Broiles 179& Tn-1888 Iowa.....could she be connected to your spelling?
Added by Elaine A on Feb 26, 2015 4:25 PM
Elaine A
RE: Jones in Madison County, Ind
Howdy Doody!!
There must be a connection. I have an Elijah Galbreth/Galbreath in 1880 census.
"Shows living in Franklin Twp., Jackson Co, Kansas married to Margaret, shows his father's birthplace as Pennsylvania and mother's birthplace as Ohio. Shows family members Jennie, age 21; William W, age 18; James, age 12; Ira E, age 9; Rosettie, age 6; Charles B., age 3 and a farm hand Elsworth Dosson of Indiana, age 15."
I do NOT have this record attached and could not locate it when I just did a quick search. I stole the quoted section from another tree...will see if I can relocate that as well. I added the info only as a possibility at the time.
BUT my Elijah was born 1836 in Indiana and died 4-12-1885 in Ok married Rebecca Merritt 4-1-1862 (wonder if that was already known as April Fool's Day?)😚i
I have not given Elijah as much attention as I have his brother Samuel, my 3G Grandfather. Samuel and Elijah were sons of Samuel and Amelia Neely Galbreath. In that 1880 census I noted above, Elijah's father was born in PA and mother in OH that matches which is why I kept the info.
The 1850 census for Sam and Amelia lists all their children .
I am sure we have more to share! Please feel free to use my email address where it is easier to attach.
Added by Elaine A on Feb 26, 2015 4:20 PM
Carol M.
Sarah T Harting
Memorial # 57706878 - are you related to Sarah? Thank you so much for the nice memorial. She is indirectly related through my paternal line.
Added by Carol M. on Feb 25, 2015 5:26 PM
Elaine A
Jones in Madison County, Ind
Colleen, thanks ever so much for all the work you have done! I enjoyed finding numerous JONES in Mendon and Brookside.
I noted Galbreath as one of your family names...I am a Galbreath from Samuel Galbreath in White County, Indiana with family moving in to Michigan.
Thanks again!
Added by Elaine A on Feb 22, 2015 9:58 PM
Do u know who his wife is?
Dear Sir or Ma'am:
I am looking for Albert Luther Rigney born 10/04/1926 to 11/17/1993.
I am looking for this gentleman, I am hoping this is the right one. Would u have a clue what his wife name? I am trying to find the obituary on and I am not having no luck
If u find anything, can u email at

This is why I want to find the obituary to see if what kids they listed
Thanks for your listening ear

Sandra Bolinger
Added by Babygirl70 on Feb 21, 2015 5:41 PM
Linda Moore
RE: Whetstone graves
Thank you I will try contacting the church.
Added by Linda Moore on Feb 19, 2015 4:34 PM
Linda Moore
Whetstone graves
I just want to thank you for your entries at Whetstone Church Cemetery. I have been looking for the graves of my great great grandparents for some time without any leads. I feel maybe the unknown graves there may belong to Jonas and Jane Bowyer. The farm was just about 5 miles west of there. I know our family had dealings with the church as my parent paid "death dews" to them we went once a year to their oyster supper. I know the Hanshew graves are my grand mothers family. I will go investigate those unknown stones for family. Again thank you.
Added by Linda Moore on Feb 19, 2015 1:59 PM
jerri maddy
67488440 George Washington Maddy
GWM is my great-great-grandpa. If you would cinsider transferring his page to me that would be great.
Added by jerri maddy on Feb 18, 2015 10:13 PM
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