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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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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.

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!

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
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.
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.
Added by Cheryl Ayres on Jul 25, 2015 9:16 PM
A Neal
Hi Sara,

Just came across your pages for my great-grandparents. Andrew & Sarah Mary Hayzlett
They lived with my mother's family in their last years , and she has good memories of them.

Thank you!!!

I can fill in some of the blanks for you on Sadie including her full name, if you are interested. She had an interesting journey from Ohio to Iowa as a teen in order to further her schooling with the help of a maternal uncle.

Sara Mary Augusta Caroline - Sadie

I will have to check my paper records to get parents and dates.

I will add the info about Anna Beck Hayzlett to my tree, I did not have her name. Do you have any info on her family.
Or when & where the Hayzlett's came to WV from?

Are you related to the Hayzletts ?

Thanks again - Amy Neal

Added by A Neal on Jul 14, 2015 2:24 PM
Donna K
Photos have been added
Added by Donna K on Jul 08, 2015 1:15 PM
Terry Akin
RE: Boynton Profiles
Just send me the memorial numbers and your number and I will transfer. I maintain his memorials.
Added by Terry Akin on May 22, 2015 5:33 AM
Bill Krebs
RE: Daniel W Hawkins
Are you aware that Daniel was a Civil War vet? He enlisted on 11/15/184 in Company I of the 4th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry and was mustered out on 7/15/1865. He is listed in the 1890 Union Soldiers and Widows Census

There is a 4th OVC Descendants Assn which is open to all family members and friends. You can view the web site at

Bill Krebs
Added by Bill Krebs on Apr 23, 2015 7:45 AM
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