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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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glenda (contributor #47305349)
RE: Cowles in Center Cemetery
Interesting - Timothy Cowles (married to Hannah Pitkin) is my 6th Great-GrandUncle. His brother, Nathaniel Cowles (1672-1729) & Mary (Andrews) Cowles (1688-1743) are my 6th Great-Grandparents. Interestingly enough I am actually descended from Nathaniel twice. Once as a 6th Great through his second wife (Mary) and second as a 7th Great through his first wife (Phoebe). Hannah (Cowles) Hubbard (1693-1777) is my 1st cousin 7 times removed. Not sure what that makes us but cousins of some sort.
Added by glenda (contributor #4730... on Nov 07, 2015 9:32 AM
glenda (contributor #47305349)
Cowles in Center Cemetery
You manage a number of Cowles memorials in Center Cemetery. Are you a descendant of the Cowles?
Added by glenda (contributor #4730... on Oct 27, 2015 10:52 AM
RE: Union Cem, Irwin, Westmoreland Co, Pennsylvania
Union Cemetery Irwin/North Huntingdon are one in the same. The actual address is 438 Bridge Street, Irwin, PA. I do believe the other two are Union Cemetery in Madison, and Union Cemetery, in New Kensington.
Added by Jill on Oct 16, 2015 11:22 PM
brenda drinnon
RE: transfer
yes walter breed and ret a dean goins reed is my mother and father .my mothers parents are buried there two lillie marie goins and dennis reed .then my fathers parents are burried there clearance reed and ruby carden reed and brother james reed and his wife mary j reed and another sister junta cox
Added by brenda drinnon on Oct 16, 2015 9:30 AM
Eva Pippin Flowers
Marilla Bray
I note that you have requested an update for Marilla. What is your proof that her maiden name is Bliss?
Added by Eva Pippin Flowers on Oct 16, 2015 8:31 AM
brenda drinnon
RE: transfer
oak grove lake city tn . Reta dean reed and walter reed.
Added by brenda drinnon on Oct 15, 2015 11:04 PM
Taylor, Wales, Elmer photo request
I was hoping to be able to help with your requests. Do you happen to know what section they may be located or if there is a public listing available?
Added by Amanda on Oct 05, 2015 12:59 PM
Debra Rosenbloom
Andrew Ford
I am a direct descendant of Andrew Ford. I have his will in my hands. I have the names of all 13 of his children. I have also read all of your information, and I must say, I am a bit confused. Are you related to the JOYCE line? My maiden name is Joyce. Please contact me, I would prefer privately. I see where you write this, If the person in question had the surname JOYCE of married one then they were either were themselves or married a direct descendant of Samson, Standish, and Alden families. Please contact me, and help me understand that statement. Thanks
Added by Debra Rosenbloom on Oct 02, 2015 9:36 PM
Linda Newbrough
Memorial #67312270
I'm writing to ask if I might use your bio of Elizabeth Taylor, Memorial #67312270, in my family files, and also in my tree on
The Taylor family is in my family tree, I would sincerely appreciate it.
Thank you,
Linda Newbrough
Added by Linda Newbrough on Sep 27, 2015 3:17 PM
RE: Archibald Farr
Do you have any information on Phoebe Walker Risley Farr, 4th wife of Archibald Farr?
Added by Carol on Sep 20, 2015 4:46 PM
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