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Susan Bowman (#47065755)
 member for 8 years, 6 months, 28 days
Farm Girl from Mo.
Please remove my name from bio. area.
While I appreciate the credit for furnishing the obituary you added to your memorial for Laura A. (Gilbreath) Dodson (mem. #48049979) I would really like it if you would remove my contributor name & number from the bio. area. I think bios should be about the person who is being memorialized and not about other contributors. Also could you change the three periods I put at the beginning of each paragraph in Laura's obit. to three dashes? Thanks,

Added by Farm Girl from Mo. on Apr 26, 2017 8:47 AM

Bobbi Keefe Rollins Johnson
I love your "beatitudes" -- who can't relate??

Added by Bobbi Keefe Rollins Johns... on Apr 13, 2017 5:37 AM

Marnicia Coffey
Alexander Coffey
Alexander Bradford Coffey's mother was Mary Bradford (Abt 1809-Abt 1893)

Added by Marnicia Coffey on Apr 09, 2017 4:37 PM

RE: Blew
No problem, hope I had it right?, and hope it explained the connection. I always try to put the connection when I leave a flower.

Rob (YankeeGraver)

Added by YankeeGraver on Jan 18, 2017 3:23 PM

Harriet Frances Abney
Hello Susan,

Dora Mae Jackson was my great aunt. Her father was Luther McKinley Jackson + (Mary Jane Rogers). Luther's father was William Samuel Jackson + (Dora Ann Abney). William's father was Samuel Jackson who married a Luvenia Jane Abney who was a sister to Harriet Frances Abney. I guess their parents were John Abney and Matilda McCarthy that's the way I have it in Ancestry, hence sister-in-law of 1st great aunt to my grandfather (Linville Thomas Blew). Dora Mae Jackson married my grandfather's brother Homer George Blew. Hope this explains it.

Rob (YankeeGraver)

Added by YankeeGraver on Jan 17, 2017 3:39 PM

Kim Sorden
Memorial # 142319477
Hi Susan,

Memorial # 142319477, Mary Matilda "Mollie" Guthrie Bolles, is my great-grandma. I noticed you posted a flower that says "Rest in peace cousin". If you and my great-grandma are cousins, then that would make us cousins, very distant cousins. I'm curious how you are related to her. I asked my dad if he knew who you were, but he wasn't sure. He said the Bowman last name sounded familiar. Mollie was my Dad's grandma, and his mom's mom.

Looking forward to your response.


Added by Kim Sorden on Sep 09, 2016 9:11 AM

Sue Hale Sheppard
Betty Fisher #88462885
Thank you for your vote of confidence to accept the edits for the memorial of Betty Fisher #88462885

And thanks for sharing the Beatitudes of a Family Genealogist; it is GREAT!

I would be pleased if you would go to my Bio and visit my parents' memorials by clicking on their links.

Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on Jul 05, 2016 1:30 PM

Valerie Brandt
I've been fascinated by the materials and photos you have gathered. I am the granddaughter of Alma Mary Lueckenbach, sister of Herman, and would love to exchange any info. I also have all of my grandma's photos...
Cousin Valerie

Added by Valerie Brandt on May 06, 2016 4:58 PM

Poem - Beatitudes of a Family Genealogist
Thank you for posting this poem on your profile! Today as I read it, I thought, "How true!" How many times have I silently thanked that relative from the past tuck away a shoebox of old obits, scraps of newspapers, and even scribbled notes almost unreadable. That one little bit of paper has made the difference in finding a long-lost uncle or aunt or some wondering soul in my family history. May I include it (with credit to you and the genealogy society) in my family history narrative journal?

Added by TNGirls on May 02, 2016 1:56 PM

Michael W. Johnson
Eliza Moser Bowman, #32787254
Thank you for the transfer of Lunda Moser. Would you also please transfer Eliza Moser Bowman, #32787254, to me. She was my great, great, great-grandmother through her daughter, Myra Ellen Bowman Starnes.

Thank you for your consideration of this transfer.

Added by Michael W. Johnson on May 01, 2016 6:32 PM

Michael W. Johnson
Lunda Moser, #83060149
Would you please transfer management of Lunda Mosers memorial to me. She was my great, great, great-grandmother's niece and she was well known to my family and remembered by my grandmother.

Thank you for considering my request.

Added by Michael W. Johnson on May 01, 2016 11:28 AM

Julia Bowman
Calvin A. Bowman #36148313
I recently found this obit. for Calvin A. Bowman in the Statesville Record and Landmark. 1 Jan 1923

Calvin A. Bowman, of Wittenburg township, this county, died early Saturday morning from the fifth stroke of paralysis. Deceased was 84 years of age. Funeral services were held Sunday morning at Friendship Lutheran church at 11 o'clock by his pastor, Rev. J.A. Yount. Deceased had been a member of this church for a number of years, and was a consecrated worker in the interest of the church. Surviving him are four sons, Messrs. B.S., A.E., O.T., and Robert Bowman and a daughter, Mrs. Pinkney Mecimore. Mr. Bowman was a Confederate veteran and a good citizen.

Added by Julia Bowman on Apr 23, 2016 1:18 PM

Linda Love
Daisy Brown
Susan, Thank you for the Memorial transfer. I appreciate all you do for Find A Grave. Have a great summer!

Linda Love

Added by Linda Love on Apr 18, 2016 9:03 AM

Michael Hernandez
re: Missie Wahlgren Find A Grave Memorial# 141808575
I'm interested in contacting family of Mrs. Wahlgren. I'm assembling a data base of men who served with the 7th Bomb Group in India during WW2. My grandfather served with that unit in 1944-45. Mr. Warren Wahlgren was a B-24 bomber pilot with the group and I'd very much like to gather some info about his service. I'd use the gathered info to put together an online memorial for him, placed within my website,

I hope you can help me locate anyone who might have paperwork and/or photos that once belonged to Mr. Wahlgren.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Michael Hernandez

Added by Michael Hernandez on Feb 25, 2016 7:55 PM

Julia Bowman
Obituary for Flora Bowman
Could you add this obit. for Flora Bowman who is my great great grandmother? I found it with my grandmother's things.

Flora Bowman
On Dec. 9th, Flora Bowman, wife of Mr. Calvin Bowman died at her home in Wittenburg Township, aged sixty-three years. The funeral was conducted by her pastor, the Rev. Yount, and the remains were laid to rest at Friendship cemetery. She leaves a husband, a mother, and six children to mourn their loss, also several grandchildren all of whom were at her bedside during her last sickness.
Mrs. Bowman had been in feeble health for some time and her death was not unexpected.
She joined Friendship Lutheran Church when a girl and remained a faithful member until death. Just a few hours before death came she asked for someone to lead in prayer.
She was a kind and affectionate mother and wife and will be greatly missed by her many relations and friends.
A Neighbor

Added by Julia Bowman on Feb 09, 2016 9:04 PM

Fernanda Maria

Are you currently the historian for Fernanda Maria? I have a virtual cemetery set up for late members and I would love to see some photos added from the historian's books. I am also hoping the books might contain funeral cards to indicate where some of the other early members are buried so we can get memorials made for them. Let me know if this is feasible.

Kathie Weigel

Added by Zella on Feb 03, 2016 10:16 AM

Barbara Henneman
an obituary for Marguery Bounds VanBebber
Dear Susan Bowman:

I found this message you wrote-
"I have also located an obituary for Marguery Bounds VanBebber aka Majer Bounds. If you would like a copy please contact me and I would be happy to send it to you."

Thank you so much for the information you share. I would be grateful to have the obituary for Marguery Bounds VanBebber.

Sincerely, Barbara Henneman Nov. 21, 2015

Added by Barbara Henneman on Nov 21, 2015 10:40 PM

RE: VanBebers
I appreciate your taking the time to get back to me. Thank you very much.

Added by Cheryll on Nov 09, 2015 5:17 PM

On your Find a Grave Memorial #33149910, it states that Peter VanBeber II was, according to DAR records, born before 1723, and yet his mother, Ann Gooding, is shown to have been born in 1718. Something is wrong here.

Additionally, under "Family Links" at the bottom of this page, it shows Mary Eleanor VanBibber Fuller (1833-1912) among the children of Peter and Marjory Bounds. This is not possible, as Peter is shown to have died before 1797.

Please help when you can.
Thank you!!

Added by Cheryll on Nov 07, 2015 3:01 PM

You have a note on the page for Peter VanBebber, Sr. which states, "Lazarus VanBebber a son:" and then there is a hyperlink to the page for Lazarus VanBebber. I can find no evidence that the two are related . . . can you help clarify? Thank you!!

Added by Cheryll on Nov 06, 2015 11:56 AM

Carl Catherman
Sarah Stevens
Thank you very much for editing her memorial.

Added by Carl Catherman on Sep 15, 2015 1:15 PM

RE: crampton and botts
Thank you so much for your work. That straightens out some confusion for me. Again, thank you.

Added by Kittie on Aug 25, 2015 6:20 PM

RE: Outcalt
Thanks Susan!! Much appreciated...Andy

Added by aoutcalt on Aug 25, 2015 5:36 AM

Memorial # 61877427
If Mary Botts was the spouse of Thomas Crampton, Jr., shouldn't she be listed as Bary Botts Crampton instead of Mary Crampton Botts?

Added by Kittie on Aug 24, 2015 9:10 PM

RE: Dolores Adams Hoover
So sorry I made this complicated. It's a talent I have and it drives me batty. On one memorial you added to last names for Dolores Adams Hoover, in the other one you have adams as the maiden names, which I think is correct. Same with hazel adams beach. On one she has two last names, the other Adams is the maiden name. The ones with Adams as maiden names both have photos and I believe are correct. Hope that makes sense. It barely does to me

Added by Jax on Aug 12, 2015 5:37 PM


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