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Jerry Betts (#47313814)
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Bio Photo It's great to see all the information people have put in here.
I've been working on my family geneology for a few years now and find it most interesting.

Thank you to everyone for all the help and suggestions in getting my family information onto here.
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Norman Hawley
You posted an entry in 2010 for Norman Hawley which has errors. The Norman Hawley that died in Baron in 1904 was a different Norman Hawley that was born in Connecticut in 1819. Interestingly, both Normans ended up in Wisconsin near the end of their' lives. This is all easy to verify from census records.
I have been looking for any record of the death of my ancestor ( Norman, 1816, married to Betsy, living with son-in-law Jacob Griswold in Omro, Wisconsin in 1900 ). The Norman that died in 1904 in Baron was living with his wife Elaner (Eleanor) in Maple Grove Wisconsin in 1900.
If you should ever find a death record for the 1816 Norman I would very much appreciate knowing about it.
Jim Hawley
Added by LongHawl on Nov 19, 2015 9:40 PM
Debbie Way
Your Bolen Family
I would like to know a little bit more about your Bolen Family. How you are related. I am looking for the nearest living relative of Ethel Bolen Witkoff. Seems a marker was paid for at her passing but they never gave the inscription for marker. I am not a relative as Ethel lived with my great Uncle Lester Klatt for several years but never married. I would just like to see her get a marker. My mother spoke often of Ethel.

Debbie Way
Added by Debbie Way on Oct 03, 2015 12:29 PM
Valarie Vine
Snapp family
The Snapp family (Raymond, Laila, and their son are buried at Sierra Hills Memorial Park Sacramento, CA. I've added photos of their headstones to your memorials.
Added by Valarie Vine on Aug 25, 2015 3:24 AM
Burial unknowns
I don't know if you are aware of the basic rules of Find A Grave please read this

How do I add a memorial when I'm not sure what cemetery they are buried?

This is similar to adding a memorial for cremation. Do not create a new cemetery which does not exist in order to add these memorials. Use the Family and Friends link and select the Burial:Other and then Recent Death, location of body unknown option. Location of body unknown is used for recent deaths where the disposition is not currently known.

Final disposition must be determined and updated within 30 days

Your unknown burials can be removed after 30 days. Most have been here years.

Added by Alexis on May 31, 2015 5:56 PM
FOOTPRINTZ (Nicole Quinn)
Gaius Perkins 1777-1870
How and where did you get the information for this? This would be my 5th Great Grandfather and haven't found as much information as what is on here. Please help! Thanks, Nikki
Added by FOOTPRINTZ (Nicole Quinn) on Mar 22, 2015 7:22 PM
Ken Gaiser
Betts research
I am researching the Betts family in my tree. Abigail Betts was my great grandmother (she married Frederick H. Gaiser). Her father was Thomas V. Betts who married Mariah Sharp. Thomas' father was Andrew Betts Jr. who married Rebecca Birch. Andrew Jr.'s father was Andrew Betts, Sr. who married Catherine Unknown. I have Andrew Sr. as the son of Martin Betz (b. 1725 in Germany). I have Martin marrying Elizabeth C. Long but your information shows him marrying Elizabeth Heintzelmann. Can you help me verifying any or all of the above?
Thanks, Ken Gaiser
Added by Ken Gaiser on Jan 01, 2015 8:45 AM
Burial Unknown
Please help me understand why you create unknown burials. I guess when I'm on Find A Grave I expect to find a grave. Thanks.
Added by Vicki on Sep 18, 2014 8:04 PM
My Labor of Love
Wolfe Family
You created memorials for the Wolfe family, but you have their burial place as [unknown]. I have the some of the same memorials, but I have their burial location and headstones attached. Since yours were created before mine, I'll delete mine, but you'll have to contact Jay Kruizenga @ to attach the headstones to your memorials.

Here are the 2 memorials in question:

Etta Celestia Simkins Wolfe -

Charles Fred Wolfe -

Please copy the information I have and then let me know when I can delete them.

Take Care,
Added by My Labor of Love on Aug 06, 2014 8:34 AM
Lynne Boppe
John Coates Smith son of Lemuel and Elizabeth Coates Smith
Family Group Sheet for Elizabeth Coates

Husband: Lemuel Smith
Birth: 04 May 1760 in Stonington, CT
Death: Stonington, CT
Marriage: 13 Aug 1780 in Stonington, CT

Father: Joseph Smith
Mother: Zipporah Branch

Wife: Elizabeth Coates
Birth: 06 Nov 1756 in Stonington, CT
Death: 03 Mar 1795 in Stonington, CT

Father: John Coates
Mother: Anna Gray

Name: Lemuel Smith
Birth: 27 Jun 1781

Name: Betsey Smith
Birth: 28 Sep 1783

Name: Rebeccah Smith
Birth: 06 May 1786

Name: John Coates Smith
Birth: 09 Nov 1789 in Stonington, CT
Death: CT
Marriage: CT
Spouse: Alice Huston

Name: Erastus
Birth: 01 Aug 1792

John Coates Smith
He was made freeman there, Voluntown, Connecticut, in 1810 in which year he would be 21 years of age.

Added by Lynne Boppe on Jun 12, 2014 6:05 PM
Carolyn [Lee] Kelly
Mary (Wilson) Taft # 23102181
Do you have a marriage date & do you know She & Rufus were married? It is strange that she had children and used her maiden name to marry.
I've found nothing indicating she was m. previously before Jotham Taft with whom she is resting...
Added by Carolyn [Lee] Kelly on May 12, 2014 6:05 PM
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