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Veda Rogers (#47250756)
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Bio Photo I have been interested in family history since my father came into possession of an old book sometime in the 1940s. It was published long before I was born, a book in which I found my father's name; he was probably no more than 16-17 when the book was published. When I saw his name, I was excited and traced the family back several generations to the 18th century, to a farm in Virginia. (I have since forgotten which g-g-g- or g-grandfather that was..) The story about that farm contained photos of buildings that were still in existence at the time the book was written. No doubt they are now long gone, but reading that story of those families, my families, gave me such a feeling of belonging and purpose.

Now that I've grown and developed an ardent interest in family research, I have discovered findagrave to be a valuable resource in my search. I have found stories and photos of members of our own family whom I had not before known. They are often a real surprise. The only disappointments have been those times when the ancestor I've sought is not found. Even then, however, findagrave allows me to post a name to a cemetery where I have every reason to believe the ancestor is buried and that information will help the next researcher of our family.

Thank you findagrave!
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Joanne Scobee Morgan
Flo Lord
Never mind. I looked on and see that he was her father, not her husband. I've fixed it and added her mother to her as well. Thanks.
Added by Joanne Scobee Morgan on Jun 09, 2016 2:50 PM
Joanne Scobee Morgan
Flo Lord 102040077
you haven't sent me an edit to attach Florence Mary "Flo" Lord to a husband.
So, you say her husband is Sam 102040052 is her husband? He's 43 years older than she. Is this correct?
Added by Joanne Scobee Morgan on Jun 09, 2016 2:44 PM
Martin W Johnson
RE: John Binns Wren
I see your email address in bio. I will email you the list.
Added by Martin W Johnson on Jun 03, 2016 10:10 PM
Martin W Johnson
RE: John Binns Wren
his Illinois state archives online muster roll syas he is a native of fayettte co. Illinois. cpl. co. C. 126th Illinois inft.. resident of Sullivan, Moultrie co. Illinois. his parents & their children are on 1840 Fayette co. Illinois census.
john binns wren & brother Edward miles wren & his father Washington j. wren were all in co. C. 126th Illinois inft.. the fathers muster roll says born in Christian co. Ky.. died 10-14-1663 at moultrie co., Illinois while on furlough. I'm a civil war historian. send me a email at RE: free websites list.
I will send you free Illinois websites with inf..
Added by Martin W Johnson on Jun 03, 2016 10:07 PM
Alisa McMahon
Samuel Rogers
Good evening! I just saw the photograph of Samuel Rogers that you posted on his memorial. I read your bio and I am so very interested in the book that you mentioned.

Samuel is my great great grandfather (through his son, Hurschel Samuel Rogers (1880-1912) and his youngest son, Hurschel Kinsie Rogers (1912-1983)-my mother's father.

I have particular interest in my grandfather's siblings: Alma & Luke, but would dearly love any information you are able to share. and the mere thought of photos make my knees weak!

My direct email is and I hope to hear from you as soon as you are able.

Best wishes!
Added by Alisa McMahon on Jun 03, 2016 8:50 PM
Diana Truan-Weaver
RE: Myrtle Schwanbeck Rogers
Thank you Veda. I too love the digging for our family heritage. I am working on my husband's side that came from Canada. Now that is hard work as many records were not kept until after the 1850's. I hope we can help each other out on all this history.

Love to you,
Added by Diana Truan-Weaver on Mar 05, 2014 5:48 PM
Diana Truan-Weaver
RE: Beth Blender
Hi Veda,

I am working in on the Truan Family Tree. I am Gordon Truan's Daughter. My father's parents were William Henry Truan and Marion Teresa Blender. Their farm was SW of WaKeeney, KS.

Hello family,
Added by Diana Truan-Weaver on Mar 05, 2014 5:16 PM
Diana Truan-Weaver
Good day,

I am related to the Blender's of WaKeeney. My Grandmother was Marion Teresa Blender TRUAN. Does this name ring a bell?
Added by Diana Truan-Weaver on Mar 05, 2014 5:12 PM
Diana Truan-Weaver
Myrtle Elizabeth Schwanbeck
Hello Veda,

Please check out this link:,_Kansas

The towns' name is WaKeeney, combined spelling of two historic figures.

FYI, Please and Thank you,
Added by Diana Truan-Weaver on Mar 05, 2014 4:36 PM
Glenita Randolph Guthrie
Jones Additions
Veda, I had added the information for Westville cemetery. Thanks so much for sending it and if you would like for me to transfer, just let me know. I just love you bio. It sums everything up perfectly. Glenita Randolph Guthrie
Added by Glenita Randolph Guthrie on Jan 18, 2013 5:17 AM
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