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Diana Brown (#47014275)
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Bio Photo Hello, I am Diana(Smith)Brown. I started researching my family history and genealogy about three years ago for the purpose of having information for a family reunion I was planning. I am the next to youngest of my siblings and unfortunately my grandparents and many of my aunts and uncles on the Smith side of the family passed on before I was born or when I was very young.

Also, on the Pettit side, my great grandfather and great grandmother died young and my grandfather Dewey Alexander Pettit was placed in Oddfellows Orphange in Pennsylvania as a young boy. My grandmother Pettit (Edna Lucille Dyer) was adopted and estranged from her siblings. Therefore, my mother had very little knowledge or ties with her aunts and uncles or grandparents. Thus I had even less information and considerably less photos.

Consequently a void and an intense interest survives. Although I admit it has been quite frustrating at times trying to find all "the pieces to the puzzle" has become a huge and compelling passion of mine.

I understand those of you who are searching for those missing pieces and I hope that my contributions to this site will be "the one" that connects the others together for you.

I wish you well on your hunt,and thank you sincerely for your effort at remembering and honoring all who have gone before us.Please let me know if I can help in any way.

The family lines I am researching are Smith(WV), Pettit(OH),Dyer(OH),Cox(WV),Webb(WV),Beall(WV)and many more.
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George Seitz
RE: 18815854 Joshua David Smith
I'm sorry Diana, I don't remember. I read a lot about military history and am constantly on the lookout for pictures, but I'm terrible about remembering where I get them.

Added by George Seitz on Jan 19, 2015 7:44 PM
Diane Kron Van Orden
Rema Dixie Swint Jones
Diana, if you are not related to her, would you consider transferring the maintenance of Rema Dixie Swint Jones # 69430662 to me? She is a distant relative & I would like to connect her with other family members. Thank you for considering this request. Diane # 47302144
Added by Diane Kron Van Orden on Jan 03, 2015 1:34 PM
Diane Sams
RE: Lamon Godfrey
Photo'ed Lamon Godfrey monument in Pleasant Hill Cemetery today, but dates are diff, so maybe a son or other relation. thought you might be interested.
Added by Diane Sams on Apr 09, 2014 4:55 PM
Diane Sams
RE: Mary Godfrey
Created a memorial page for Mary and Laymon Godfrey today, and put photo of their monument on both pages. Also pictures of 2 other Godfreys in that cemetery (Bethlehem) Mary's grave is almost the last one out as far as you can go. I was so excited when i found it, and knew you would be too! :) Let me know if you want me to transfer these Godfrey memorials to you.
Added by Diane Sams on Apr 05, 2014 1:49 PM
Diane Sams
RE: Mary Godfrey
First chance i get, i will go to Bethlehem and see if i can find it. Will gladly photo for you if I do. Now that the weather is starting to warm up a little, I should be able to get out more, However, it is snowing here this morning, but spring surely will take over soon. :)
Added by Diane Sams on Mar 30, 2014 4:26 AM
Diane Sams
RE: Mary Godfrey
If I am ever in Bethlehem cemetery, will try to get a photo for you of this marker! It is a BIG cemetery, but i do have some others to look for. Have a good day!
Added by Diane Sams on Mar 25, 2014 5:05 PM
Diane Sams
RE: Hattie Burrows
you are very welcome!
Added by Diane Sams on Dec 04, 2013 6:43 AM
Del Groves
Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Calhoun Co, WV
I think I found it. see GPS 38.8356605 & -81.1067767
Added by Del Groves on Sep 21, 2013 6:18 AM
Del Groves
Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Calhoun Co, WV
Hoping you can give an address for this cemetery and/or GPS coordinates?

One site lists GPS coordinates which point to Roling Cemetery and I wonder if these are one and the same?

I note the families you are investigating: I have some of those surnames in my database. Please visit my website and have a look around.

Added by Del Groves on Sep 21, 2013 6:08 AM
Diane Sams
RE: Hattie Burrows
Photographed Hattie's grave marker in the Hunt cemetery a few days ago and added it to her page.:)
Added by Diane Sams on Aug 27, 2013 5:22 AM
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