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Douglas Custard (#47479867)
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Bio Photo I have been doing genealogy on the various branches ofmy family since 2000. I'm currently working on my paternal Cursted/Curstead/Custead, Custard line. The spelling Cursted and Curstead originated in Norfolk, England. The spelling of my paternal family name I found in Norfolk, England records are Kyrsted(oldest), Kirsted, Kirstead, Cursted, Curstead, Curstick, Custick and Custead. The name original meant place of cherry trees. It is Anglo-Saxon or Danish. Some branches dropped the r in Curstead a few others changed the surname to Custard. I hope to one day write a genealogy book on my paternal line. I'm of English, Irish, Scot-Irish, French, Scottish, Dutch, German(Prussian & Hessian), Norwegian and Morisco(Secret Muslim) Descent.
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Please see info added today to Philip and Margaret BORTNER memorials. These two are our family's 4 greats grandparents. Would appreciate your sharing your line from these two to ca 1940.
Added by Sharon on Jul 31, 2014 7:14 AM
Please contact me re the above named man. He is our direct line ancestor.
Best regards,
Added by Sharon on Jul 30, 2014 11:10 AM
steve haack
Sgt. Amos Custard
I am currently involved is searching for the trench in which Amos Custard and his men were buried. It is in danger of being destroyed by real estate development on the edge of Casper WY. I have published a number of articles on the matter and would be happy to pass them on to you. Thanks.
Steven C. Haack
Added by steve haack on Jul 21, 2014 9:27 PM
David Dodd
Philip Cody Headstone Photo

Thanks so much for providing the world with the headstone of Buffalo Bill's grand father.
Added by David Dodd on Jun 10, 2014 7:40 PM
Ed Oliver
Lydia Cody
Thanks much for the correction. It is greatly appreciated.
Added by Ed Oliver on Jun 10, 2014 7:42 AM
Karl Brunjes
Is your request for Lydia Cody the wife of Philip Cody Sr? If so, I have the pictures of the marker, plus all the other markers in the Cody family lot. The dates on the marker do not match the info on the memorial however. It says born June 1775, died April 1846. Please confirm and I will post the photos.
Added by Karl Brunjes on Jun 07, 2014 5:16 PM
Linda Zapp
Re: Francis Prenat/Prenatt
Thank you for clarifying the Prenat/Prenatt surname. I changed the wording in my biography.
Added by Linda Zapp on Jun 05, 2014 8:40 PM
Richard Devore
I have added a photo for Richard Devore. He rests next to Jane Devore
Added by E. on May 31, 2014 8:14 PM
Carol Wilson
Info on W. D. Custead
From the Owen Brown Papers in the Texas Collection, William Downing Custead, born in Delaware in 1867 moved with his wife Eva and son Louis to Elm Mott, Texas in 1891. I am interested in him as he flew his heavier-than-air machine from Elm Mott to Tokio (about 5miles) in 1897...six years before the Wright Brothers 120 foot flight in 1903. In 1900 he and some friends formed the Custead Airship Company. Nothing ever came of the company. He worked as a ticket agent for the Texas Central Railroad station in Tokio and designed model airplanes that he flew inside the depot before building his full size model that would fly in 1897. Does any of this information resonate with you? Please message if so and I can provide more info.
Added by Carol Wilson on May 23, 2014 10:15 PM
Rebekah Billings
RE: Margaret Bortner' s name
I created her memorial from a list of internments compiled from records by E. M. Whetsel and Beryl Redfield. Sorry, but I have no personal connection and no additional information to give you. I just created the memorial as a starting point. I would suggest that you request a photo from a local volunteer and hopefully that can verify some information for you. Good luck! (If you determine this is your family member and you would like to manage the memorial, just let me know. I'd be happy to transfer it over to you.)
Added by Rebekah Billings on May 02, 2014 2:10 PM
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