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Steven Dunn (#47668410)
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Bio Photo I was "made" in Hutchinson, Kansas, but born in Kansas City, Missouri. My parents' families were mostly pioneers who settled in south-central Kansas starting in 1871. They were from somewhat mixed backgrounds, but a good many of them had their roots in colonial America in Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut.

I started doing my family tree in October 2011, not really expecting to find much. It's been a fascinating journey, uncovering the lives and origins of my family's roots. Find-A-Grave is mostly a place to honor your family, ancestors and friends, but it's also been a big help in confirming and cementing my findings. Among my ancestors were 8 Mayflower immigrants (twice from William Brewster and his wife, Mary), Rev. John Davenport (founder of New Haven, CT), Gov. Thomas Roberts, founder of New Hampshire (Dover Colony), Lt. Gov. Stephen Goodyear of New Haven, CT, Martha's Vineyard founder and governor, Thomas Mayhew, Plymouth Colony governors William Bradford, Thomas Prence and Edmund Freeman. I have 5 ancestors from the Hobarts of Hingham, MA on both sides of my family (Edmund Hobart, his wife, Margaret Dewey and their children, Rev. Peter, Nazareth and Thomas). A few ancestors were involved in the witch and demon hysteria of Puritan New England. A couple of them were Indian fighters and a few were Native Americans. I have ancestry among the rulers of multiple countries. There were a few dutch settlers on Long Island, including the Van Tassels who moved from there to Sleepy Hollow, NY. So, this has definitely not been a boring endeavor as I had expected.

The information and photos Finda-A-Grave volunteers provided have been totally invaluable, and I really appreciate what they've done. I have been doing landscape, scenic and historical photography for quite a few years as a hobby, so I decided to chip in and contribute to this site as well. I live in the beautiful and historic state of Virginia in the Fredericksburg area, and have a access to a lot of historic graves and buidlings. My sons, Erik and Kris often accompany me on our outings - it's a great thing for us to do together, and I appreciate the opportunity to get out with them on a "mission".

Feel free to contact me if you'd like to have any photos of the area or if you have any info or corrections for me. I try to respond to photo requests in my area within limits of my work hours, etc. I'd be happy to take photos for anyone, regardless of whether I get credit for it or not. This is a hobby I do this to help other people, NOT for competition. My photos are totally shareable with other websites (, etc.), so feel free to use them for any honorable purposes; that's what I take them for. If I'm helping you, I'm happy :). I welcome any correspondence from anyone on findagrave, though it may take a while to get back to you.
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gail greenfield
Daniel Cone
Hi Steve,
Let me introduce myself. I'm Gail Cone Greenfield. Daniel Cone was my 9th Great Grandfather. Isn't it amazing that our family has been here since 1652. I read on find a grave that Daniels name was changed from Mackhoe to Cone. Do you know if that is so? Also I looked up the ship "John and Sarah" which he came on, and on one website they said that they were brought here as slaves. Do you know if this is true?
I've also learned that my Great Grandmother Mariamnie Nye Pepper Cone was residing at the home of Mrs. James Dunn in Utica when she passed. Her husband was Rev. Orello Cone. My father was named Orello Lincoln after him. I thank your family for taking care of her.


Added by gail greenfield on Feb 22, 2014 1:48 PM
Clarence Chaffee
Thank you so much for the picture of his stone.

Added by KBrownst on Dec 02, 2013 7:28 AM
kevin & andrea
Jeni Harding
thank you for getting this picture for me. Not only was she the daughter of a family friend and distant cousin. i worked this auto accident while still living in VA and running EMS in Stafford.
Added by kevin & andrea on Dec 01, 2013 4:31 PM
sylvia clark
the Dunn's
I to am a Dunn My father was Robert Doyle Dunn his family came over from scotland in 1720 four generations of us Dunn's were born in the same farm house in Stillwater,NY. Jared[Gerard]Spencer is my 10 great grandFather on my Mom's side of our tree.which was the luther side it's just funny that both of us are Dunn's . we may be related some how through the Dunn's some where a long the line?
thanks Sylvia Dunn Clark
Added by sylvia clark on Oct 07, 2013 1:28 PM
Joanne James
RE: Lucy Jane (Quinn) Curless
Thank you Joanne
Added by Joanne James on Sep 11, 2013 6:31 PM
Joanne James
Lucy Jane Curless
Thank you.................Joanne
Added by Joanne James on Sep 11, 2013 6:29 PM
Joanne James
Lucy Jane (Quinn) Curless
You stated that someone told you that grandma died of tuberculosis..not so. It was hardening of the arteries. I lived with her for the first 5 years of my life and when she died we moved to Brown county, Kansas. I was probably less than six feet from her sitting in a rocking chair with my brother, when she died. Just wanted you to know the truth of it. Thanks
Joanne Curless James
Added by Joanne James on Sep 11, 2013 1:15 PM
Charlene Patton
Nazareth Hobart
Original Memorial...Created by: Linda Mac is Find A Grave Memorial# 34697261. Please go there to leave your flower.
- Charlene Patton
Added by Charlene Patton on Aug 15, 2013 8:20 AM
Bertha Avery-Hood
George Abner Curless
My name is Bertha Hood, my grandmother was Cora Mae Avery she was the sister of Opal. I have some photos that need to be send to Opal's family.
Added by Bertha Avery-Hood on Jul 11, 2013 2:56 PM
Mike Brown
DeWitt - Goolsby families
Greetings from Bolivia, South America. Tonight I notice your info on the Goolsby family of Kansas. I am a descendant of the DeWitt family, Sarah Jane (DeWitt) Goolsby being a sister of my ancestor. Let's exchange info and see if we can help each other! I have a fair amount that I'll gladly forward on to you.
Added by Mike Brown on May 17, 2013 6:22 PM
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