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Ken Summers (#46633953)
 member for 12 years, 7 months, 23 days
I wonder if we are related!
Dear Mr. Summers, Ken if I may. I've been working on my paternal ancestry, and am AMAZED at how many MUSICK memorials I've found that YOU have created! Firstly, thank you EVER SO MUCH for doing that. And secondly, are you related to them?? I ask because your bio says part of your family hails from Missouri - which is where my dad's side came from (well the immediate ones anyway). By the way, I live in Oregon now, so I also have been through Baker County, and wow you were born in Halfway!! Anyway, rambling, I know. I would truly love to visit with you, if you have a mind to that is. I'm starting to hope we are related! Kindest regards, Kathryn (#47926535)

Added by Kathryn on Mar 25, 2016 7:41 PM

Kathy Stroope Veasey
Bennett - Carper ancestry
Hi Ken ...

Have you ever had your DNA done?? What (if anything) can you tell me about the descendants of Charles Bennett and Nancy McGuire..

Specifically - about descendants of their sons - - William Howard Charles and Elmer Harry Bennett??



Added by Kathy Stroope Veasey on Jun 05, 2015 10:20 AM

Cynthia Kenny
Ken-I saw on one of your postings something about a LONG house. My descendants are Longs, mainly from Virginia. 7th great-grandfather, Philip (Lung) Long from Germany, son Paul, then Philip, then Reuben, then Andrew Jackson, then Andrew Wilton, then Oliver Wilton. Any of those names sound familiar? Philip had several brothers who came along with him from Germany.

Added by Cynthia Kenny on Feb 27, 2015 8:31 AM

James Richards
Nancy Brown Gover
Hi, If you are interested, I have posted a picture (not that good) of her headstone (Find A Grave # 13396524).

Added by James Richards on Jul 31, 2014 9:49 PM

Family Home
Ken, I love your bio and the photo of the family farm. Where is the family farm?

I know how you feel about having the genealogy of your family. I have the same and it is nice since I never got to know any of my grandparents or beyond. I have three great grandchildren who I hardly even get to see that live an hour away. It does not seem to be important to the generation of today to keep those ties. I have 13 grandchildren that live nearby and only see a few of them since it is the same way with them. There is one though who is 17 years old that keeps in close touch and I am thankful.

Thanks for all you do.

Added by Julie on Dec 10, 2013 9:11 PM

Helen Bettencourt
Ken, Nice job on Helen Bettencourt's photo of her tombstone. So much better than the previous photo. Thanks for doing that.

Added by Julie on Dec 10, 2013 9:03 PM

Deborah Blair
Kitchens Photos
Thank you for adding the photo to the memorial. I appreciate it very much. Have a Merry Christmas.
Deborah Blair

Added by Deborah Blair on Dec 02, 2013 8:27 AM

# 30392160 Lella Belle Doherty
Thank you for photographing & posting this marker.

Added by Pioneersearcher on Nov 27, 2013 8:57 AM

Patricia Gilliland Devoti
RE: Photo request for AJ Hall in Arbuckle cemetery
You are right but I am unable to correct the problem.

Added by Patricia Gilliland Devoti on Nov 22, 2013 9:38 PM

RE: Inks Creek Cemetery, Tehama County
Ken, I opened your note earlier today and have been searching for any hard copies of source informatiion that I had gotten from a descendant of C Jackson and Eliza Jane Crumley Inks. The information that I had stated that C Jackson, Eliza Jane, a little 4 year old girl named Henrietta, and William Poague were all buried in the Inks Cemetery there at the Ranch. I DO NOT know if there may be another cemetery on the ranch or not, but if so, it would surely be somewhere near the original home and I have not dug deeply enough into this line to know where that may have been located on the ranch. I had a computer crash and a move from Kansas to South Carolina resulted in the loss of most if not ALL of my Hard Copy source information. So, basically for the last 5 years, I have been re-researching & re-entering my entire INKS Family sources and all. Eliza died shortly after their last son William Poague Inks was born and then William died about 6 months later. C Jackson and the rest of the children were still living at the ranch there on Inks Creek and then it is said that C Jackson died due to the loss of Eliza and his son. Just couldn't get past the grief. and then Eliza's brothers (per Pre arrangements) took the kids back to Arkansas-(Ship's Passenger List)where they lived with relatives of Eliza's. I am thinking that some of them were with C Jackson's relatives but need to look that up to verify it. I have not entered all of my information back into my tree because I am working on my direct line first. C Jackson is my 2nd Great Grand Uncle. At one time I had information gathered by Guy Orby Inks and from ancestors of C Jackson and some information came from my own father John Andrew Inks telling me of a Great Uncle who led Wagon Trains to California.. There is some information in the Memorial and Biographical History of Northern California about the family. Some of my sources were taken from a brochure made up by Linda Hays Ker and her sister Tony Hays Atkins for a family reunion in Texas for the family of James Murray Inks,a son of C Jackson Inks. I hope this has helped some. I will write to a cousin and see if she still has the hard copies I am in need of and if I am able to retriev them, I will let you know. Mandy

Added by Mandy on Nov 20, 2013 4:44 PM

Brian Howard
RE: Abel A. Benner - Belle Mill Cemetery

Thanks for the update. I fully understand the timing; I'm not the best for staying on top of things and quilty of several delays.

I'm not related, so please hang on to the memorial.

Thanks again,


Added by Brian Howard on Apr 04, 2013 9:49 PM

Lynda West Hahn
RE: Gover-Summers
Ken: Part of my research on the parents was the finding in the 1900 census that Nannie had had 5 children with 3 of them living at the time of the census. Three other children were listed with Nannie so knowing of graves of 2 others fit in with the census data. If you would like the 2 infants plus Lucy Gover transferred to you, I will do it.


Added by Lynda West Hahn on Apr 04, 2013 6:10 PM

Lynda West Hahn
Ken: I just added two infants of William E. and Nannie Gover Summers to the memorials of people buried in the Round Grove Cemetery in Lawrence Co., Missouri. After researching and finding out who the parents were I realized that they were the grandchildren of Lucy Gover. Lucy is buried in between them. Are you descended from William E. and Nannie?

Lynda West Hahn

Added by Lynda West Hahn on Apr 04, 2013 6:04 AM

Lynda West Hahn
Lucy Gover
Thanks for the information on Lucy Gover, who is buried in the Round Grove Cemetery in Lawrence Co., MO.

Added by Lynda West Hahn on Nov 14, 2012 6:32 PM

Stan Courtney
RE: Transfers James and Nancy Fleshman
Hi Ken,

I have not heard that story. Would be interested in seeing any clippings you have about it.

I have been working on the family tree since 1962. I think G.W. Carper had 102 grandchildren so we do have lots of cousins.

I still plan on making it out to one of the family gatherings in Promise, Oregon. Wallowa County is beautiful country.


I know that around 1900 there was a government settlement with the Cherokee and about 20 million Americans signed up. All of a sudden it was fashionable to be Native American.

Added by Stan Courtney on Dec 15, 2011 7:09 PM

Kathy Stroope Veasey
Geo Wash Carper
Please, please link him to his mother..

Virginia Jane Shumate 17989796

thanks, Kathy

Added by Kathy Stroope Veasey on Oct 08, 2011 5:42 PM

Brian Howard
Abel A. Benner - Belle Mill Cemetery
Hi Ken,

I was out to Belle Mill Cemetery and got a clean picture of Abel's marker. The dates are Apr. 30,1895 to Mar. 23, 1954. I will post the new photo as well as change the dates if you would rather transfer the memorial.

Thanks, Brian

Added by Brian Howard on Sep 05, 2011 9:53 AM

Ann Salisbury
RE: Mary Summers
Oh my, I am going to look into this next time I go down! This really has my curiosity! Thank you

Added by Ann Salisbury on May 11, 2011 10:43 PM

Ann Salisbury
Please verify a picture I added to Mary Summers, I see you have a photo. Does she have two headstones? I am looking at dates on my original photo, and I believe I am right. Any thoughts?

Added by Ann Salisbury on May 11, 2011 9:57 PM

Kathy Stroope Veasey
RE: Virginia Ellen Duncan Carper
I have a ton of data - - be glad to help whenever I can - - I'm retired now - - yippee.. Kathy

Added by Kathy Stroope Veasey on Jan 05, 2011 9:45 PM

diana greb
Lawson Carper
Hi--I just added a copy of the death certificate for Lawson Carper (11729208). I am not related, I am just adding copies of Wallowa County DCs. Diana

Added by diana greb on Nov 30, 2010 5:15 PM

Grave Helper
Carpers in Wallowa County
Hi Ken,
I'm not related to the Carpers but have a friend who is doing some genealogy research on her Carper lines, which I've helped her out with.
I appreciate you taking the time to updated the memorials (since there were several). Your work is greatly appreciated by many people.
Thanks again,

Added by Grave Helper on Oct 21, 2010 10:09 AM

Grave Helper
Promise Cemetery
Hi Ken,
In August I sent you several request to update information on memorials in the Promise cemetery, as of today I see none of the memorials have been updated. If you'd like, I'd be happy to accept transfers of these memorials and update them myself.
Thanks, Michelle

Added by Grave Helper on Oct 08, 2010 9:22 PM

Nice Job
Glad you found some that I was unable to find. You also got some in better light than I did... again nice job.

Added by Bobmc on Oct 20, 2008 3:07 PM

I'll try to transfer her to you now. I haven't used the new system and I hope it works all right. Any way I'll give it a try.

Added by Flintstone on Oct 12, 2008 4:35 PM


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