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Larry Van Horn (#46839684)
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Bio Photo Have been researching my family history for the last 34 years. I'm a proud native Texan and have a ton of roots in the Lone Start state.

I have documented nearly 36,000 ancestors and descendants in compiling my family genealogy. Have researched and found ancestors who served during in the French and Indian Wars, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican American War, Civil War, World War I/II, Vietnam, and even have two great-great grandfathers who served as Frontier Battalion Texas Rangers in the 1880s.

In my spare time I teach genealogy classes at a local college, lecture at various local civic groups and schools, and write a syndicated genealogy newspaper column. I research cemeteries and fill photo request here on FAG from in the Tri-State area (northern Georgia, western North Carolina, and eastern Tennessee) of the Blue Ridge mountains. I also specialize in estate / probate genealogy research to assist law firms in locating the heirs of deceased individuals for local probate courts.

I retired from the U.S. Navy in 1993 with the rank of Chief Petty Officer after 23 years active duty service in the surface and aviation communities. So I have a keen interest in documenting military services veterans and their final resting places.

Some of my primary paternal lines (first 7 generations) of interest include: Boswell, Clark, Mullin, Gilmer, Hurt, Hutchinson, Lange, Law, Leinweber, Magee, Mallory, Meek, Neese, Oglesby, Parry, Redus, Schmidt, Schneider, Schostag, Sheffield, Simmonds, Streuer, Van Horn, Wilson, Witt

Some of my primary maternal lines (first 7 generations): Burns, Carr, Faulk, Grohman, Leitsch, Ludwig, Munster, Schmidt, Smith, Winkler

If I have a memorial posted for one of your ancestors (not distant cousins, etc) and they are not some of my ancestors, I'm more than happy to transfer management of their FAG memorial to you. Just contact me or email me directly at the address below.

You can see more about my research on my family blog at
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Wanda Darnell
Fannie Ramey Mongold
Thank you for tranfering my Aunt Fannie to me. Your work is greatly appreciated.
Wanda Darnell
Added by Wanda Darnell on Oct 26, 2014 8:49 AM
T & C
Ware Oglesby, Find A Grave Memorial# 96842810
Hello Larry, Do you know the source of the birth and death dates of Ware Oglesby in Find A Grave Memorial # 96842810? DAR records show him as born in 1768, which would make him age 12 - 13 during the years he is said to have served, 1780 and 1781. Since there is a precise day, month, and year, it doesn't look like it came from a guess, so maybe there's a Bible record or something that gives the dates? Thanks
Added by T & C on Oct 07, 2014 11:29 AM
Katherine Leinweber
Hi Larry, Per your request I've added Katherine Leinweber's middle and maiden names to her memorial. I will gladly transfer her memorial to you if you like, use the transfer tab. I helped with a project to photo all headstones in Garden of Memories and create memorials for those that did not have one on Find a Grave. Think it is great when a relative wants to maintain a memorial I've created. Maggie
Added by Maggie on Jul 30, 2014 4:23 PM
Timothy DeBoor
John Redus Find A Grave Memorial# 15339860
Greetings Larry,

You posted a picture of John Redus on Find A Grave Memorial# 15339860. John Redus is a 1st Cousin several times removed. I am related through my maternal 3rd Great Grandmother Luvica Redus. I have seen this picture on Ancestry stating that it was found on your family blog, which I enjoy reading very much, but nothing to indicate that you had given permission to use it. I have no problem sharing family photos, but some people are touchy so I always ask permission before I use someone else's material. So, if you have no objection I would like to use this picture in my public tree on Thanks

Tim DeBoor
Added by Timothy DeBoor on Jun 21, 2014 9:14 AM
David Witt
Thank you for the info.
I have added it to his bio.
Thank you for your service in the Navy.
Added by deegraver on Jan 11, 2014 9:41 AM
Anita White
Seaside Cemetery

I take pics at the cemeteries in
and around Nueces County.

As for Seaside, I will be more than happy
to take photos of graves for you

But they only allow to get three locations
at one time, and since I live across town
I'm asking to call the cemetery and get locations
as I have maps of all the sections, so I can
take more than 3 photos at one time

Seaside Cemetery

Thank you
Added by Anita White on Feb 22, 2013 5:22 PM
Geneva Adams LaGrone
My dad found the private cemetery with five graves in Panola Co. Tx. 2 tombstones one belonging to Catherine Octovia (Kate) Mallory Twomey an the other to Rosa M. Moore. both with dates were on there and then 3 unknown. He found them by dowsing.Do you know the original name it was called.
Added by Geneva Adams LaGrone on Dec 01, 2012 1:22 PM
Ellen & Julius
Thanks for pointing out they weren't linked. All fixed!

Added by Dijea on Nov 01, 2012 8:38 PM
Alvin Oglesby
William W Oglesby
Thank you for your input.
I appreciate all the help I can get
Added by Alvin Oglesby on Oct 05, 2012 9:22 PM
Record Hunter
You sent the following:
I was wondering if you could confirm the information on this memorial for me. The actual person that somewhat matches the information you have here that is in my family is William H. Mongold who did serve in the 1 Regimeny, SC Rifles (Orr's). He was born on 25 Dec 1834 in TN, and died 19 Jan 1929 in Chattooga, Oconee, SC. His death certificate says he was buried in the Double Springs Church yard in Walhalla. I understand there are two Double Spring churches (Baptist and Methodist). Could you please tell me if you actually spotted this grave at the Baptist church as we always figured he was buried at the Methodist Double Springs. Thanks for any help you may give, Larry Van HornBrasstown NC

Answer: I was working from records in cemetery in this area from the Kennedy Room in Spartanburg Main Library, sorry.
Added by Record Hunter on Sep 11, 2012 7:39 PM
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