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Debra H (#47616607)
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Bio Photo I started family history researching about 1979 after my grandmother passed away and someone handed me a box of old letters. It has been my hobby ever since (I mean my life's work) - Always enjoyed going to cemeteries to place flowers and find graves of relatives. Most every time I would take photos and now that I found this website I see the reason why I had to do it.
I am researching Moore, Mabry, Burleson, Speir in Texas; Harper, Seagraves, Cowan, McCarron & Bruce of Illinois, Missouri, Ohio; Haage, Sparman, Schaefer in Missouri. Also, Doeller, Davis, Pulsifer in Illinois & Missouri, Manning family of Maryland, West VA, Missouri; and Henke, Hoorman, Keeven, Bolte of Florissant, MO.
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Cemetery Girl
Find A Grave Correction: Jacob Seagraves
I think I made the changes that you asked me to do. Look at the Bio and let me know if I didn't correct everything.

I am also descended to Jacob Seagraves - so would like to keep the memorial. I hope makes sense. Thanks, Nancy
Added by Cemetery Girl on Jun 19, 2015 8:39 AM
Carol Beck
Opal Fog
I was wrong. Added maiden name because on marker. I didn't know where to put Elder so left it off.
Added by Carol Beck on Feb 23, 2015 6:36 AM
Carol Beck
Opal Fog
I am not related and only added because I documented the cemetery. Another contributor sent me the update for the maiden name. Unfortunately with the way edits are processed now, I don't have a record of who that was.
Added by Carol Beck on Feb 23, 2015 6:33 AM
RE: Cowens marker at at Mount Hope
We have been walking the cemetary and came across the headstones as we were doing memorials . The gps is on the memorial so u can find it now. We do what we can and hopefully it helps people find their relatives.
Added by Robin on Dec 16, 2014 8:08 PM
Guy Parvin
Hoping you can check your edits button, and approve the links to his parents. Many thanks!
Added by Carmian on Aug 18, 2014 2:26 PM
RE: Sister is a Sr.
Hi, I saw your last name on your note to me. Did you go back in edit it (and if so, I never can figure out how to do that - lol) or did I just miss it before? Anyway, I added a thank you to you on my bio for Isaac Keepers II:
Added by FindFamilyTrees on Aug 04, 2014 8:04 AM
Irish counties, Keepers, Manning

No. I looked at your photo requests too fast I guess. I meant a different Mt. Hope. But I have a few trees that went thru the Belleville, IL, area. Also, you live just a few miles down the road from me; I'm in StL!

I have info on all the Keepers names you mentioned. (I never forget one like Philamena. :0) )

I probably could track down your specific John Manning. I do this part time professionally. Here's a freebie ...
In Ireland, those two counties are right next to each other. The County Kerry and County Cork border changed over the centuries and it could be that it changed during John's lifetime or his descendants researched that later and decided he really was from the other county.

There specifically was an area of County Kerry that was totally
within the borders of County Cork, near its west border. It is part of Cork County today.

So you very well might have found the correct John! Among other things, I'd try researching him in the other County if you don't know the town where he was born.

Hope that helps. Thanks again,
Added by FindFamilyTrees on Aug 03, 2014 12:23 PM
Sister is a Sr.
I actually have the letter in his files and had quoted from the middle of it in his bio. lol But there was some debate about death location by the author who quoted it. I don't understand the confusion; sounds like he died near Latrobe! So I added that info and the letter excerpt.

Initially, I was confused when you said sister Stella wrote a letter because Isaac Keepers II doesn't have a sister named Stella. But now I see she was 3 generations later and apparently a nun with the title Sr. in front of her name, who also was related. :0) So glad I didn't need to go track down anther sister!!!
Added by FindFamilyTrees on Aug 03, 2014 12:01 AM
Hmmm. No wonder Latrobe sounded familiar. I wrote this on his FindAGrave bio (below), but failed to update where he died on the top of his profile. He is buried in Frederick County, Md., of course, so some sources had assumed he died there. I should have gone back and updated that when I discovered his hunting accident when I researched him further. But then again, the Pa. line borders Frederick Co. and he might not have died immediately. Thanks for the total confirmation! His bio already says:

... When Isaac Keepers was killed in a hunting accident in 1804 in Pennsylvania, his family was living on a farm on the site where the city of Latrobe, Pa., now stands...

I'll also add what you sent in the text. Wish i knew your whole name to credit you! (My family is in Mt. Hope; I see you have some photo requests there; small world.)


Added by FindFamilyTrees on Aug 02, 2014 11:37 PM
Thank you
No, Debra, I didn't know that. That particular Keepers branches off my family and I'm helping someone else figure out their Keepers line. It's great to have it. I've certainly run across that town studying the family. Thanks, again!
Added by FindFamilyTrees on Aug 02, 2014 11:27 PM
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