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Mary Briggs (#47645089)
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Bio Photo I find 'Find A Grave' a great research tool. I'm retired, living in Traverse City, Michigan and using genealogy as a way of keeping my mind active. I have been president of Grand Traverse Area Genealogical Society and am a member of Austin Family Association of America.

I do transfers, links, change information and anything else I can to make FAG a place that is user friendly. It is the members of Find A Grave who make it great place to spend your research time.

If you are related to any person on my memorial list, send me and e-mail or a public message about your family.

My family lines are Austin, Penix/Penick, Paradis, King, Bowman, Joseph, Taft, Seelye, Todd, Pinette, Nadeau, Rose, Reed, Barker, Lovejoy, and Foster.
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Connie Rifenburg
RE: Rifenburg
Yes, Van Doran is Hiram Van Doran Rifenburg's son. Hiram Van Doren Rifenburg is my great great grandfather on my paternal side. I would love to have these memorials transferred to me. This is my relationship:
Van Doran Rifenburg (1896 - 1950)
is your great grand uncle

Hiram Van Doran Rifenburgh (1831 - 1913)
father of Van Dorn Rifenburg

Cassius Lyman Rifenburgh (1858 - 1921)
son of Hiram Van Doran Rifenburgh

Paul Almond Rifenburg Sr (1902 - 1959)
son of Cassius Lyman Rifenburgh

Paul (nmn) Rifenburg Jr (1922 - 1986)
son of Paul Almond Rifenburg Sr

Connie Jo Rifenburg
You are the daughter of Paul (nmn) Rifenburg Jr

Connie Rifenburg
Added by Connie Rifenburg on Jul 20, 2015 3:06 PM
Linda Beebe
RE: Martha Eberhardt
Thank you.
Added by Linda Beebe on Jul 17, 2015 1:45 AM
RE: Memorial# 131640653
Hi Mary, I'll have to find out if that name is in that part of the cemetery again. I have no idea how come it shows Father and when you click on it it brings up a nellie scott. I haven't been taking pictures in a while sence last year in that cemetery . But that has me stumped. I'll try to get to it in the next few days. DeLyle
Added by DeLyle on Jul 14, 2015 8:49 AM
C Cox
Thanks for the great photos.

Added by C Cox on Jul 14, 2015 8:45 AM
Wayne Apgar
Memorial #95807739
Thank you very much for the pics
Added by Wayne Apgar on Jul 11, 2015 3:12 PM
Theodore Muschell
Thank you very much for taking the time to take the picture of Theodore's headstone. I appreciate your efforts.
Added by pj01cj02 on Jul 10, 2015 5:13 PM
Hal Carter
Florentine Gunther
Thank you very very much for finding my grand parents headstone. I live in VA and have not been able to travel to MI. You provide a great service as a contributor.
Added by Hal Carter on Jul 09, 2015 8:43 PM
Dr. J.
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 77427852
Mary, I really appreciate your persistence in getting the photos of the Sammons' grave marker. In response to your question about Chloe's date of birth, I would accept your transcription from the stone although it might also be Apr 28. However, I think the date on the stone is erroneous. Virtually all her descendants place the date as Apr 19, 1815. That date makes sense since her parents married in Feb 1814. If you look at the the census records, in particular 1850, 1860 & 1870, the 1815 date is in agreement with her declaration of age. Chloe was a distant Aunt so I never had access to that part of the family Bible. Actually, I am totally impressed that you could make out the Chloe part!! As you know sometimes those grave stones are placed quite a bit later after the person had died and the accuracy of descendant's memory gets corrupted with time. Thanks again for your help.
Added by Dr. J. on Jul 01, 2015 2:22 PM
George DeKay
John McDonald - Pine HIll Cemetery
Thank you for adding the stone photo to his memorial. Was there no stone for his wife in that area?

Added by George DeKay on Jun 28, 2015 9:15 PM
Jana Marie Lashmit
RE: #92461318
Hi Mary,

Thank you for the update!!! Will remove Frank's memorial from St Francis.

Happy summer,
Added by Jana Marie Lashmit on Jun 23, 2015 1:44 PM
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