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Blanche Keating Collie (#47962376)
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I have been doing family research for own family, friends and other people upon request for many years. I am delighted with FInd A Grave and the opportunity to share research data with others in this format. My husband and I are retired educators having both taught in public school, university level and been administrators. My family lines include, Keating, Snider, Whitaker, Heinle, Cobb, Robertson, Gann, Routh, Carter, Dunn, Williams, Taylor. Also have extensive research on my husband, John's, lines, Collie, Jones, Mattox, Moran, Rimer, Snodgrass, Cockrell, Huey. After dragging my husband through cemeteries all over the country for years in my research, he is delighted to have me do it on Find A Grave and is even helping.
The following sums up what this adventure is all about.

The Story Teller
We are the chosen. In each family, there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but instead breathing life into all those who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us, "Tell our story". - Unknown
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Isaac ROUTH (Jr.?)
Please out of courtesy and respect take down your memorial #130766789 because it is wrong. Please refer to the correct memorial for our beloved ROUTH family member:

Thank you,

Jill Marie ROUTH
Added by @Luv2bird on Oct 14, 2014 6:14 PM
RE: Quaker Graveyard
There is surely a graveyard in Chester for the Friends and that is where those Rouths are probably buried. You might find information in the Chester Meeting records. A headstone was considered a mark of pride or vanity, which is why all were buried with no markers.

A few generations later, we start to find headstones for the Rouths.
Added by AAndrewsRF on Jul 14, 2014 7:31 AM
linda whitney
RE: Whitaker Family
Morning Blanche !! Hope you are doing well, we are fine here. . Sorry it's been so long time, I get bogged down & have to put it away for awhile. But I'm back at it & I need your help, if you please. I'm working on the John M & Roxie Ann Watford Whitaker Family of which my Grandfather William Thomas Whitaker was one of. My dilemma is: I have in order.....Ellen, J H (Jim Henry ??), Jane Malissa, Wm Thomas, Eliza Ann, Robert Nelson & Mary Elizabeth. My question is concerning a John G or John H (or is that who I believe to be Jim Henry ?? Gee, this gets confusing & I don't have access to a lot of information, basically "Find-A-Grave". I do appreciate any help you can offer. Hope yall are doing well & enjoying life ! Am going to Alabama for a Family Reunion (Whitaker-Henderson) May 25th & want to share this info !!! Thanks Blanche !! Love to you !!!
Added by linda whitney on May 14, 2014 5:50 AM
Jeanne Doomen
Mark Paul Keating
Dear Blanche,

I have transferred the memorial to you.
Family should be with family.

Added by Jeanne Doomen on Apr 03, 2014 6:32 AM
Jeanne Doomen
Mark Paul Keating
Dear Blanche,

I updated the information to this memorial as you requested.
Since you are family - maybe you would like me to transfer the memorial to you?
I do not hold on to the strict Find a Grave rules so just ask me if that is what you want.

best wishes,
Added by Jeanne Doomen on Apr 02, 2014 11:02 AM
carole taylor puntenney
hope all is well with you
Added by carole taylor puntenney on Mar 20, 2014 6:53 PM
Winston Hinton
Thank you!
Auntie - I wanted to thank you for putting this up and updating it with Heymom and Hud's records. It means so much to me to see this. Thank you so much. -Winston
Added by Winston Hinton on Jan 03, 2014 8:49 AM
Bruce Wertz
Added by Bruce Wertz on Dec 16, 2013 11:21 AM
tricia potter
James Starkey
I have done as you requested. Thank you for letting me know this was an error also!!!

Added by tricia potter on Nov 09, 2013 2:10 PM
tricia potter
J. Starkey
Added by tricia potter on Nov 09, 2013 2:09 PM
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