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Brenda Roberts (#48197400)
 member for 3 years, 10 months, 16 days
Sue Bradley
RE: Memorials
You are more than welcome to ask me anything. If I don't have the answer, I will try to find the it. This is very additive and I spend way too much time on it, but it's a passion of mine.
My oldest brother, Thomas Arthur Leitzsey, died in 2000 from multiple myeloma and after his death I was told that he had wanted to know where he came from. I made it my mission that another sibling would not die without knowing where they come from. I just hate I waited till my grandparents were gone before I got interested in it. There is so many questions I would like answered.

If you prefer to make contact through email, you can reach me that way.

Added by Sue Bradley on Aug 10, 2013 3:43 PM

Sue Bradley
Just wondering if you noticed I transferred your parents to your management.

Added by Sue Bradley on Aug 10, 2013 12:14 PM

Sue Bradley
George Calvin Koon
Found death certificate for George Calvin Koon. Death certificate states he was never married, born in 1853, parents were Levi and unknown Amick Koon, lived in Columbia, SC., died August 5, 1935.

Added by Sue Bradley on Aug 08, 2013 9:48 AM

Sue Bradley
George Calvin Koon
I'm sitting here staring at the name Calvin. I have wondered for so many years what the 'C' stood for in his name. Thank you so much!!! Calvin was also my maternal great-grandfather's name.

Added by Sue Bradley on Aug 08, 2013 9:31 AM

Sue Bradley
Amy N. Murphy
Many Find A Grave contributors do a thing they call 'mowing the rows'. What that means, they go into a cemetery and walk the rows, taking photo's of each grave marker. When they upload their photo's, if a memorial has not been created for the deceased, they will create one using the info from the grave stone. If the memorial is already on Find A Grave with no photo, they will upload the photo to the memorial. I do it all the time, especially when I'm taking a photo that was requested. I not only take the requested photo, but I will take photo's of grave stones surrounding that grave. I have received messages from people thanking me for creating a memorial for someone they had looked for for years. I would say that is how Amy's memorial and photo came to be on Find A Grave from someone you don't know. I hope I didn't confuse you.
Having a family bible is great. I wanted my paternal grandmother's bible, but it burned in a house fire. Much information can be found in those old bible's. There is so much misinformation about our George Koon on Ancestry and other genealogy sites. I have upset some people when I showed them they were wrong. There were a few Koon's from his era named George. These other people might be correct and I might be wrong, but someone needs to prove it to me.
Got my fingers crossed, hoping something is noted in that bible!

Added by Sue Bradley on Aug 08, 2013 9:19 AM

Sue Bradley
RE: Arthur G. Koon
Could you give me a name so I can see what you saw. That way I can correctly answer your question.

No, I don't know Pamela Jean. Thanks for confirming my suspicion that Arthur's middle name is Glenn. I have had a difficult time trying to research the Koon's. The only one that I can't find is George Koon, my great-grandfather, your great-great-grandfather. He was married to Margaret Melvina Livingston. She is buried in the Livingston Cemetery in Newberry County. I don't know if he is also buried there or not. It's like he vanished.

Added by Sue Bradley on Aug 07, 2013 6:19 PM

Sue Bradley
Arthur G. Koon
Hi Brenda. I saw the flower you left on Arthur's memorial page and see he is your grandfather. I hope you can clear something up for me. I have a note on his memorial stating that it is possible his middle name is really Glenn and not Gleen. Do you know which is correct?
Your great-grandfather, James Monroe Koon and my grandmother, Addie Melvina Koon Livingston, were brother and sister. If you looked at my bio page, the picture I have as my avatar is of Addie, her sister, Ida and my grandfather, Levi Charlton Livingston.

Added by Sue Bradley on Aug 07, 2013 6:42 AM

Sue Bradley
Sarah Koon Caughman
Thanks Brenda for bringing to my attention that I had not linked Sarah to her father, Arthur. Just another one of those things that makes me go hummm, why did I not do that.

I see you are a one day member to Find A Grave. Welcome aboard. This site is very addictive!

Added by Sue Bradley on Aug 07, 2013 6:24 AM


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