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Robert Williams (#47921587)
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Bio Photo Find A Grave served to get me started researching my family history. Several years ago I took my father to see his grandfathers grave site. It was an old cemetery and when in such cemeteries you would also wonder about the stories of the oldest graves there. Often they would have old wrought iron fencing. Such was the case in this particular cemetery and I left there wondering about their story.

I found Find A Grave shortly after that trip as I was attempting to learn a bit more about my ancestors. It was then that I discovered those graves with the wrought iron fencing were my ancestors!

It was at this same time that I discovered someone else claiming my GGG Grandfather as their GGG Grandfather. I remember thinking they can't have him, he's mine. Before that discovery I had really never thought about those distant cousins, although I knew they existed.

From that discovery a whole new world has opened up to me that I like to call "the fabric of a nation" as I discover many of my ancestors immigration to the United States and how they moved and settled all across America. It is true for every family and if they will do a little research they will also discover the role their ancestors played in the fabric of a nation, rather it is here in the United States or another country.

Also through those discoveries of cousins we learn so much more about our families and also often learn that each others ancestors paths may have crossed many times rather it was during the American Revolution, Civil War, Oklahoma Land Run and other events that helped shape a nation.

I often wonder how much more interesting history class would have been in grade school or high school if I had known many of these stories then.

I encourage people to learn something about their ancestors, their struggles and achievements.
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Jenifer Carey
John E Carey
John E Carey is also my great grandfather. Any help on the Carey line you may know would be appreciated. My line is my father Steven J Carey, Jackson Carey grandfather, Anderson Carey great grandfather, Andrew " Jackson " Carey g great grandfather, g g great grandfather John E Carey. I can be contacted at
Added by Jenifer Carey on Aug 03, 2016 7:37 PM
Robert M. Wilson
Hi Cousin
I saw you mentioned that Redmond Munkirs was your 4th great grandfather. He's mine too.
My line from him is Redmond Bonaparte Munkirs (1839 - 1926) son of Redmond Munkirs
John Ware Munkirs (1861-1907) son of Redmond Bonaparte Munkirs
Cora Anna Munkirs (1891-1945) daughter of John Ware Munkirs
Violet Bernice Strode (1930-1972) daughter of Cora Anna Munkirs
Robert Harry Wilson (1954-2010) son of Violet Bernice Strode, and ending with me.

Added by Robert M. Wilson on Jun 14, 2013 9:58 PM
Diane Williams Livingston
RE: Williams
yep cousin! My line is:
me: Susan Diane Williams Livingston (I go by Diane)
my Dad: Johnny Martin Williams
Johnny Hicks Williams
Pulaski Hicks Williams
John W. Williams
Richard Williams
William Williams
Isaac Williams
William Williams
Richard W. Williams

What is your line?
if you want to share info, you can email me directly: SDLIVINGSTON48@YAHOO.COM

I also have another line. My paternal grandmother's mother's maiden name was also Williams. So I have a huge Williams database. I'll send you that info in a separate email.
Are you from Oklahoma??
Cousin Diane

Added by Diane Williams Livingston on Apr 23, 2013 5:03 PM
RE: William Oscar Cardin
My records indicate that William's parents were Thomas J. Cardin (born in GA) and Esther A. Lafontaine (born in Huntington, IN). They married on 26 Dec 1869 in Kansas. In the 1875 Kansas Census and the 1880 US Census they were living in Miami township, Miami Co., Kansas. They came to Indian Territory in 1885.
Hope this helps.
Added by EL on Sep 13, 2012 3:14 PM
Steve Casteel
Laura Cardin
I hope the info I sent you will help you on the Cardin side of the family. I have tracked the Cardin's back to a John Cardin born around 1550 in Ireland. Steve
Added by Steve Casteel on Sep 13, 2012 12:32 PM
Patty Donohoe
RE: Elijah H Williams

Cousin Melvin Lawson, now deceased had some wonderful stories about Mary Cooper Williams and her family. According to him, Caleb Starr sold his land to Grandfather Cooper as he was leaving to join his fellow Cherokee brothers on the Trail of Tears. I've looked for proof of this but found nothing concrete. There were a number of land purchases among family members at that time, but nothing firm to support this story.
Added by Patty Donohoe on Aug 31, 2012 8:23 AM
Patty Donohoe
RE: Elijah H Williams
Hello, Cousin.
So nice to hear from you. I would like to continue the conversation.
You are a descendant of Oregon Williams? I descend from Mary Cooper Williams who was born the same day as her mother, Mary Elizabeth Cooper died, so I assume Mary E. died in childbirth. The other children were the product of Elijah's marriage to Mary E's sister "Tinie" or Celestine Cooper:
Elizabeth, James, Elijah, Elmyra, Kittie and Nancy. I visit them often on I've just submitted my Mayflower Society application through this line so my family research has been focused on them a while now.
Let's talk soon.
Added by Patty Donohoe on Aug 30, 2012 10:41 PM

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