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wilene (#46795049)
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Bio Photo My introduction to the actual research involved in genealogy took place in the early 1970s when I lived in another state just two counties away from an ancestor and was sent there to see what I could find. Several years later when I remarried, I could fill in the charts for my family in our wedding book, but the opposite page was essentially blank which enabled me to research my new family's history literally from scratch. At the time, my new in-laws couldn't tell me the maiden names of their respective four grandmothers. As the months passed and information gathered, it was fascinating how each new puzzle piece joggled one or more memories.

Years later after computers and the Internet came along and I connected further and further back, I realized that I could proudly boast that every one of my lines on both sides have been in America since the early 1600s ranging through the late 1700s, and that no ancestor arrived on our shores after 1800. It was an awesome, yet humbling experience when this realization swept over me and I realized that each and every ancestor had played a part, each in their own unique way, in settling this vast country in which we live and made contributions in one way or another to all that we know and enjoy today.

Now that I've created several dozen pages at Find A Grave, written brief biographies for each one, and connected family members together when possible, a new realization swept over me -- that each and every grave represents a person who has a story to tell, a real story and not just a collection of dates. So that is my reason for being here -- to tell those stories to the very best of my ability and connect once again family members often separated by long distances.
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Bill Gransee
JASPER
JASPER'S GRAVE MARKER POSTED.
Added by Bill Gransee on Mar 14, 2014 5:20 PM
Joyce Snell
John E. Lanham
Am attempting to locate a John E. Lanham, son of George & Nancy Urton Lanham. My info states he died in Hutchinson, KS in 1921 (born in WVA).
Added by Joyce Snell on May 28, 2012 9:55 AM
Lois (Steinberg/Schade)Adams(Gregory)andDaughters
Massey
Information added on Elizabeth Massey. thanks. Lois Adams
Added by Lois (Steinberg/Schade)Ad... on Mar 11, 2012 9:48 AM
Farrar and related families
Caldwell
Thank you for your follow up note. I thank you for your info.
Added by Farrar and related famili... on Dec 03, 2011 12:53 AM
David Kennedy
McCartney
HI Wilene,

Thanks so much for helping to clear all of this up, I had been been researching the McCartneys abt 13 years now and that one sliped by me for sure.
I now remember that I seen a record somewhere for Alice that says she was a Luckey! That explaines that one.
I do have all the McCartney Marriages for Randolph and Jay countys and had Phebe as Phebe Lucky..
We live here in Randolph and I will keep and eye out for Samuel Luckey.
So close my son gos to Deerfield School.

I have some pictures of Brothers of Joseph B McCartney and will be glad to share with you..

Dave Kennedy
Added by David Kennedy on Aug 22, 2011 10:40 AM
Heather
RE: transfers
You are very welcome. I enjoyed reading each of their bios. Nicely done!

Heather
Added by Heather on Jul 22, 2011 12:03 PM
Theresa Brown
George W.Smith
Wilene;
I need some information on George W.& Elizabeth C. Patterson Smith's family.Namely thrir children.Any information you might share will be greatly appreciated.


Theresa
Brown
Added by Theresa Brown on Jul 11, 2011 2:54 PM
Winkler Marti
john massey
I am trying to connect the dots between John Massey, who was a half brother to Roy E Massey. Their father was spose to be Isaasc Massey. Don't know if he was John's biological father or not. Thanks.
Added by Winkler Marti on Jul 07, 2011 5:00 PM
N Wickam
Mary Elizabeth Sanders Fly
I left her birth date as it was on her death certificate, but noted when the 1870 census was taken. Believe she was born in Mar 1869.
Thanks,
N Wickam
Added by N Wickam on May 08, 2011 12:42 PM
Jerry and Peggy
John P. Sanders
You did a nice job on his memorial.

Peggy
Added by Jerry and Peggy on May 04, 2011 10:47 AM
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