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Genealogy Researcher (#46608380)
 member for 10 years, 11 months, 26 days
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Bio Photo My name is Debbie, and I am a genealogy researcher, mom of 3, wife of 29 years, pet owner to 5 cats and 1 dog , gardener & crafter, and am a teacher to 3-5 year olds for that mighty paycheck. When I am not looking for my own family's records, I am out exploring small cemeteries and taking photos for those requesting cemetery photos close to me. During the summers I like to venture out and seek out stones and learn of the history that made me who I am. My favorite so far is Parke County, Indiana. I walked in the courthouse to find directions to a cemetery, and the clerk was a distant cousin!!! I also love to research Labette County KS for family tidbits. Family Surnames: DANIEL, POELMA, WATSON, HUFFMAN, SUMPTER, SUMTER, COOPER, COPPINGER, SAYLOR,BOWMAN among others.

When weather is bad, or I don't want to leave home, I like to work on crafts, mainly sewing, crochet, or counted cross stitch. My current project is to the left of my bio.

I also encourage you to join a Facebook group I admin, called "Find A Grave Volunteers" (

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RE: Transfer request
Hello Debbie,

I was not rude. I apologize if I suddenly overwhelmed you with an email & additional requests after I hadn't seen a response from you since my post in November. My expectation was based on other user transfers which generally take a 1-2 weeks.

I work full time too. I'm on vacation and traveled 1/2 hour to LDS center to use their internet service & library resources. I do not have internet service at home. I'm working on my tree this week that's why I have time to search for & request transfers of relatives memorials on Find A Grave.

I followed guidelines by submitting requests per memorial number. I sent you an additional email in case you didn't have time to check your messages. I only did this after not receiving a response for 2-months.

I'm a non-expert and would never presume to ask for control of what you have created if it is has special significance to you personally. My intent is to allow the information to be available to my family. And, as a beginner, I have not run into this problem before with anyone, but again, I apologize if I offended you.

Best Regards,

Jill M Routh
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Added by @Luv2bird on Feb 10, 2015 8:54 PM
Transfer request
Please transfer Find A Grave Memorial# 113764531

ROUTH are my direct blood line ancestors.

Thank you,

Jill Marie Routh
Added by @Luv2bird on Feb 10, 2015 5:45 PM
Transfer request
Please transfer Find A Grave Memorial# 113764597

ROUTH are my direct blood line ancestors.

Thank you,

Jill Marie Routh
Added by @Luv2bird on Feb 10, 2015 5:44 PM
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Please transfer Find A Grave Memorial# 113764472

ROUTH are my direct blood line ancestors.

Thank you,

Jill Marie Routh
Added by @Luv2bird on Feb 10, 2015 5:43 PM
2nd request
Would you kindly transfer all surname ROUTH memorials into my care please, I greatly appreciate your stewardship thus far.

I previously asked for transfer of Rheul Earl Routh & wife Leola. I see you manage Martha JUNE Routh Memorial# 113764531.

Thank you,

Jill Marie Routh
Added by @Luv2bird on Feb 09, 2015 12:17 PM
Transfer request
Would you be so kind as to transfer Rhuel Earl and Leola Routh memorials please. Rhuel is my grandfather's brother. Thank you and blessings

Find A Grave Memorial# 113764565

Jill Marie Routh
Aka Luv2bird or "Birdy"
Added by @Luv2bird on Nov 20, 2014 4:56 PM
Kirsti Whitcomb
Dr. James Monroe Perkins
I have some information about Dr. Perkins. He and Laura actually had another child, Zylpha Laura Ivenhoe Perkins b. Dec 1889, MO. She has a memorial on here.
If you have any questions please feel free.
Added by Kirsti Whitcomb on Sep 06, 2014 2:41 PM
RE: Waite's at Wooden Cemetery
Harriet Waite, my paternal great great grandmother was the daughter of Harriet and William Wooden. Harriet Wooden was living with Harriet and Albert Waite in Monett, Barry Co MO at the time of her death. In the 1880 census, Albert and Harriet Waite are listed next to William and Harriet Wooden and both list the occupation as farmer. Also next to the Wooden's is their son William Thomas and his family. His occupation is listed as carpenter. They were all in Mt Pleasant, Labette Co KS. In the 1900 census William Thomas is in Colorado. According to a book I have on the history of Barry Co MO, the Waites moved to Monett, Barry Co MO in 1888 and I am assuming Harriet Wooden moved with them. She was listed at their residence in the 1900 census.
Since the cemetery is named Wooden Cemetery, could it be that the land was a part of their farm? Would be interested if you find out more information about the cemetery. Lynn
Added by Lynn on Aug 01, 2014 3:33 PM
Marlene Smith
RE: Daniel Payton
I have no idea what happened to me when I was working with this tombstone. I made the correction and got the spelling right and then had to delete because Brenda Joyce had it posted. I moved the photo to her memorial. Thanks for drawing this to my attention. This must have been a bad day or a senor moment for me to make such a mess. I trust all is right now.
Added by Marlene Smith on Jul 28, 2014 1:24 PM
Marlene Smith
Daniel Paggett
Thanks for getting back to me. Maybe you should put the death certificate on that memorial. The stone is so dark and hard to read that I may have not seen the correct dates. When in question I think we should leave it up to the viewer, don't you. Marlene
Added by Marlene Smith on Jul 27, 2014 5:26 PM
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