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Sara Patton (#47790572)
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Bio Photo I started by collecting family stories and looking at old family photos--which even today are still much more fun than collecting names and dates. But as an historian, I appreciate even more that someone in my family at some point in time was involved in almost every major historical event in American history. Having that personal connection for me has made history really come alive. It encourages me to want to learn even more about those particular events and allows me to better understand how outside factors--be it war, economic opportunity or depression, contagious diseases, technology, religion, whatever -- impacted or motivated my forebears.

Though my families seem to have always been on the move from east to west, I've tried to visit the places where they settled or where they fought or where they were buried. I've also tried to look at the actual records and documents that show the land they bought, the births and deaths of their children, the activities they engaged in, the property and debts they left behind.

I am an avid researcher and insist on documenting their lives with as much evidence as I can find. I'm not one for copying or accepting someone else's chart, especially when they lack documentation, except to use as clues to prove or disprove. Too often have I seen written material, even published county histories, that are just flat out incorrect yet accepted as gospel.

I also firmly believe in giving credit where credit is due. If someone discovers a source that proves or disproves, or takes the time to do the background history and writes it up, or does some critical analysis of the documents available that results in a better understanding of the families and times in which they lived, that someone deserves the credit...whether it has a copyright or not. Amen
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Dori & Ed
Elsie Wallace 22054203
Hello Sara
I have added a photo of Elsie to her memorial.

The photo album has photos of Joseph, Edward, Ellison, Elsie and Mary Ann Hayzlett.
Alice and C.S. Bradshaw.
Sallie Sample Williams ?
Carl Wallace
Edith Hayzlett (Ellison's daughter)
Elizabeth Hughart Hayzlett wife of Andrew Hayzlett
C.E. Smith ?
Eliza Jane Barrett Sherry ?
Isaac Barrett(son of Rebecca Hayzlett Barrett
Thomas and John Barrett (young boys)
Lots of photos of Elsie through the years.

I have one project to finish and I will scan the photo's in the album and share.

Thanks
Dori 47796684
Added by Dori & Ed on Jun 29, 2016 1:24 PM
Dori & Ed
Ellison Hayzlett 94932696
Hello Sara
On the Ellison Hayzlett memorial 94932696 you added a photo of him.
I just inherited the old Hayzlett photo album and in it the same photo, but it is labeled Edward not Ellison. There is a photo of Ellison with his two sisters Mary Ann and Elsie.
Would you please share with me where you got the photo? Is it an original. Is my album labeled wrong?
Thank you for your help.
Dori 47796684
Added by Dori & Ed on Jun 27, 2016 10:46 AM
Greenie
Hiel Bristol (149823245)
Hello! I hope this finds you well and enjoying the summer. I was just reviewing some transcriptions and noted that the Hale Transcriptions list the death date of Hiel Bristol as October 3, 1813 (that is, per their transcription of his marker). Of course, they also list his first name as Heil. I have photo requests for the markers, but in the meantime wanted to share that information. All the best. Greenie
Added by Greenie on Jun 23, 2016 7:59 PM
Martha (Mallett) Sisler
Phyllis Hathaway Hawkins
Thank you for adding her maiden name. This will help someone in the future.

I have seen your work over the years in other places and know you have been true to your biographical sketch on this page. Thank you for sharing so much of your knowledge. Sincerely!!
Added by Martha (Mallett) Sisler on Jan 27, 2016 8:11 AM
Cheryl Ayres
Re: Nancy Ann Hott See
She married William J See in Wabash Co. IN 29,Nov,1890. He was the s/o George & Matilda of which I believe is also David S See parents.
Added by Cheryl Ayres on Nov 10, 2015 5:52 PM
Catherine Lahousse
RE: Elizabeth Boynton Stone Photo
Just emailed the photos for the Boynton's stones. If you have any questions just let me know.

Cathy
Added by Catherine Lahousse on Nov 09, 2015 3:41 PM
Catherine Lahousse
RE: Elizabeth Boynton Stone Photo
I'll get it done when I get home from work. Glad to be able to help put a stone to the name!

Cathy
Added by Catherine Lahousse on Nov 09, 2015 11:36 AM
Catherine Lahousse
RE: Elizabeth Boynton Stone Photo
Just added the photo! If you would like a close-up I can email it. I added Jonathan's yesterday and have closeups of that one also.
Added by Catherine Lahousse on Nov 09, 2015 4:06 AM
Catherine Lahousse
Elizabeth Boynton Stone Photo
Hello,
I was in South Cemetery today and have a stone photo for Elizabeth Boynton #84225076. Did you want to remove the duplicate death record so there can be a photo of the stone? Just let me know & I'll add the photo if you would like.
Thanks,
Cathy Lahousse
Added by Catherine Lahousse on Nov 08, 2015 3:53 PM
Cheryl Ayres
Re: David See Family Bond Cemetery
Here is a link to cemetery transcriptions & gravestones. http://incass-inmiami.org/miami/cemeteries/bond/BNDnz.html
Added by Cheryl Ayres on Jul 25, 2015 9:16 PM
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