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treerpgmo (#47324296)
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Genealogy has been a serious business for me since I was in grade school. I documented and discovered that my 3rd great-grandmother Laura A. (WHITMARSH) MILLER's parents Horace WHITMARSH & Clarissa Mitchell (WARNER) WHITMARSH were both Mayflower descendants. I tracked the surname GILMORE back to Capt. James GILMORE of Rockbridge Co, Virginia. (Thanks to the late Shelby GILMORE for his ground breaking research in the 1960-70s.) Turns out that he was present at the Battle of Yorktown where poor Cornwallis discovered that yes he would be famous but no not for something to land him in to #10 Downing Street. Other discoveres include proving Mennonite ancestry via the BINKLEY orig BINGELLI and STAUFFER lines.

Corrections & Questions: Use the S.A.C. for corrections and please differentiate facts from from suppositions and might be for the benefit of other researchers. Also if it's a question that I don't have an instant answer for that requires further research remember that the facts are the foundation for the solution. Correction and question e-mails should NOT be deletion requests as those requesting deletions are considered a nuisance and are treated accordingly. Include your e-mail address in the S.A.C. and you must have your messages visible to the public. If you are requesting links include the findagrave code number after each person.

Transfers: Most of the the virtual graves I manage are blood kin in some way. I don't transfer direct ancestors or very close relatives of my grandparents. For others that can happen if you are more closely related than me.

First: leave some kind of flower on the virtual grave in question. Use the correct e-mail (NOT a message on my profile) that includes your e-mail address (required) and tell me how you are related. If the person is someone I'm not related to I usually transfer these type immediately. (Unless you ask if you have other relatives buried in the same cemetery. In that case I might need that virtual grave as a reference point for easy access because non-relatives will not be in my internal database.) I probably know very little about a non-relative so someone who is a relative should manage them.

Second: If I am related but you are a closer relative to that person --- I will look at my internal database --- I may have questions for you! I may have active research that I conducting on that person and/or his/her near relatives. So just because I don't transfer a relative immediately doesn't mean no if I don't say no. Before I transfer a relative I back check my internal database to make sure what I have there matches findagrave. If you send in the "correction" additional facts, crosslinks to parents or other updated data I need to fix BOTH areas. I have also been known to transfer a group of graves for the same family. If I am doing a group transfer I also back check each cemetery to see if there are other relatives of the person who don't have virtual memorials but should. All of this takes TIME which is a precious commodity and when it is done it should be done right the first time.

The type of transfers I absolutely will not do are any type of these three:

#1 Any of my direct ancestors and other close relatives of my grandparents.
#2 To people who are bulk collectors of virtual graves that do not transfer outside of guidelines.
#3 To people who have harassed others on findagrave.

These are direct line known surnames to my 7th great-grandparents. Note that on those from Norge I am trying to use "farm" names because surnames were not generally required by law till about 1900 in Norge. American & Canadian states/provinces are abbreviated in all caps. Other countries are spelled out preferably in that nation's first language. When you see a surname repeated that is because it is actually more than one unrelated surnames with the the surname coming closest to this current time listed first. Several of these families can be accessed through my multiple virtual cemeteries. Most of these, but not all, are public:

Missouri: Mercer County, Lindley and Harrison Twsps and also the neighboring townships of Clay Twsp in Harrison County and Hamilton Twsp in Decatur Co, Iowa: I do have a particular interest and expertise in this area as four of my great-grandparents were from this area. If you need help in this area ask. What I don't know I most likely know who you need to talk to.

Maine: Hancock County, Swan's Island: Make sure you see for any virtual grave in this area that I either entered and/or left a candle on. This is the source for all of the information, including links to parents, gravestone photographs or documentation of the lack of one. If the person in question had the surname JOYCE or married one then they either were themselves or married a direct descendant of the SAMSON, STANDISH, and ALDEN families.

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Jeanie Brown
Susannah Heasley Fair FaG#58282460
Robert, thank you for taking care of the 'merge' on Susannah. We have been traveling for 3 months and are just getting back to our 'electronics' and my genelogy mess.

Your comments on Susannah's name and the lack of any similar names in her family seem to be right on the mark. Since her mother's ancestry is unknown, that is the likely source for her name.

It is quite interesting that she named her last daughter Susannah.

What is your take on the two daughters born 1809? Agnes Fair b. 10 Feb 1809 and Nancy Fair b. 10 Oct 1809. I can't identify where I obtained those ladies and the dates. Agnes has no data, but Nancy has a death in 1889 and full list of children, including her first daughter, Susannah McClaren.

I've noticed that Agnes and Nancy are often intertwined as names for a given child. Are we dealing with one daughter who answered to both Agnes & Nancy?

I have this statement from Kristine Martin: "Although the tombstone record gives her date of birth as 10 October 1808, the church record gives her date of birth as 10 October 1809. Rev. Weber calls this child 'Agnessa, daughter of Peter Fahr and wife Susannah' in his record of her birth. 'Nancy' was a nickname for Agnes."

Do you agree that I should condense these two daughters into one?

Jeanie Brown
Added by Jeanie Brown on Feb 23, 2015 3:13 PM
Jen Bottorf
Higgins/ Hagan
Hello, I see you have a site for a Samuel Higgins who was born in 1811 in Armstrong County. I am doing research on my Higgins line. The earliest whereabouts I have are for my great great grandfather, George W. Higgins. He was born about1828 in Pennsylvania. I have him in 1850 in Monroe, Clarion, Pa. then in 1860 in Valley, Armstrong, Pa. He was married to an Elenor who I believe was a Shorthill. They had four boys: Joseph, Winfield Scott, George W. and John. I wondered if there may be some connection between this Samuel Higgins and him? Thank you for your time, Jen Bottorf
Added by Jen Bottorf on Feb 16, 2015 12:42 PM
Hilma Dickson Ardito
Joan Boridge Coggan
Joan Boridge Coggan's family information at the following website.

Hilma Ardito
Added by Hilma Dickson Ardito on Feb 10, 2015 9:23 PM
Hilma Dickson Ardito
Joan Boridge Coggan
Joan Boridge Coggan's family information at the following website.

Hilma Ardito
Added by Hilma Dickson Ardito on Feb 10, 2015 9:22 PM
Brian McCullough
Edgar and Lena (Tibbetts) Dernier
I noticed that you had also posted a note of thanks to user "stc" for posting the photo of the graves of my uncle and aunt on my memorial
# 45670006.
I had to wonder if you are also a relative.
Thanks for all you do here!
Added by Brian McCullough on Feb 09, 2015 5:18 AM
Mary Miller
Seymour, Willis & Giles family
I noticed you had submitted information on these familys and would love to talk to you more about them. These are also my direct blood line. Mary..
Added by Mary Miller on Feb 06, 2015 9:51 AM
Beth Bush
Clymers - Crown Hill
I would be happy to take a photo of the Clymers' gravestone at Crown Hill Cemetery if you would let me know the section number. Please contact the cemetery (330-425-8128) and request the section number and forward to me. I won't be able to take the photo until the weather gets nicer in the spring.
Added by Beth Bush on Feb 01, 2015 3:22 PM
Mick Hersey
RE: Wayne Kenton Clymer
Just corrected and added Milton (Lugs) burial location.
Added by Mick Hersey on Jan 19, 2015 8:08 AM
Mick Hersey
RE: Wayne Kenton Clymer
Yes Milton (Lugs) Oberg is buried with his wife Prudence Graves Oberg at that site.
Added by Mick Hersey on Jan 19, 2015 8:02 AM
David Clark
RE: Palmyra Village Cem, Palmyra Twsp, Lenawee Co, Michigan
You are very welcome!
Added by David Clark on Jan 19, 2015 6:25 AM
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