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|Cathy Sutton (#47511262)|
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|Several years ago my mother, Rivelle Sutton, all of a sudden was interested in her family background. Since I am interested in antiques and the history behind them, she engaged me to research the family. |
We started on ancestry.com and then found FindAGrave. I was so surprised to find gravestones of my relatives that someone else had entered into the system. Once we got all we could on the internet, we began to travel. My mother grew up in Norfolk, VA so we went there and roamed all the cemetaries. Met relatives I didn't know existed and basically had a great time. A funeral salesperson actually approached us with a 2 for 1 deal. HA! that was a hoot. We laughed all the back to the hotel.
This has been a really great journey and I have learned a lot and my mother and I are a lot closer now. So I feel that if I can help someone else, I will. I really love hunting for the right person and getting the info for people that need it.
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|D DeWitt||Mary Dunn DeWitt|
Next time you are out at the Union Street Cem, there appears to be another grave there. Second wife of Archibald DeWitt
On ancestry.com I saw a photo of a oval marker.
Added by D DeWitt on Sep 26, 2013 6:35 AM
|Stephen Volkamer||Joseph A. & Polly G. Woodward|
I created memorials for Joseph A. Woodward (#117616266) and Polly G. Woodward (#117616323). I appreciate you taking photos of their gravestones.
|D DeWitt||Never mind on the Willie/Susie story|
I found your other photos.
Info has been added.
Added by D DeWitt on Sep 25, 2013 7:34 AM
|D DeWitt||Another correction|
I am working with two groups in MO and MA so when I wrote the first note, I was thinking you were my assistant in MO. but you are in MA.
Brain is getting mushy! ha ha
Anyway... this clan... I do know who they are as they are one of the several DeWitts who changed their name from Witt.
You can their link backward via Archibald's memorial at:
Now I think I have my story straight. ha ha
Still would appreciate the info on Mr. Walker's stone is convenient.
Also... Is there any suggestion of who Willie and Susie were?
Are they buried close to any potential parent?
Any dates evident on the back or top perhaps?
Added by D DeWitt on Sep 25, 2013 7:24 AM
I am also working on the DeWitts and Witts in Mass. as well as MO.
Added by D DeWitt on Sep 25, 2013 7:20 AM
|D DeWitt||walker dates|
Any idea what his death date info is?
Looks like the weather has not been nice to his stone.
Thanks again for all of your help!
Actually... I do not think they are part of my family but I am trying to take care of all of the DeWitt graves in Missouri!
I have not linked these DeWitts back more than a few generations... so I am not sure where their family came from. There were DeWitts that came to the NY area and South Carolina and Virginia in the colonial days (and earlier) so these DeWitts probably descend from one of those lines. Just not sure yet. Still digging. This is more fun that a crossword puzzle! ha ha
My family lived in Sullivan Co, and down in Cooper Co. MO
Through DNA analysis it is starting to look like my family came from the Witt family that moved into Massachusetts in the 1630s. Not quite sure yet. Still waiting on more DNA data coming in later this fall.
Added by D DeWitt on Sep 25, 2013 7:18 AM
|D DeWitt||DeWitt memorials added|
Added by D DeWitt on Sep 24, 2013 5:49 PM
|D DeWitt||RE: Dewitt photos|
I will add the others tonight!
Do you have a phone number for the cemetery?
Added by D DeWitt on Sep 24, 2013 5:53 AM
|D DeWitt||Dewitt photos|
THanks so much for your efforts!
It is great to see images of where these folks are at rest.
DId you see a facedown grave marker?
It is apparently his.
Feel free to post the pic if you have one.
Added by D DeWitt on Sep 23, 2013 7:51 PM
|shootski||RE: LT Colonel Robinson Billings|
Nice work...it is a sad story, one repeated many times throughout the war.
They were on a mission to Singapore, got separated from the other planes in their formation and were shot down.
The survivors lived in the Malaysian jungle for 8 months and traveled over 800 miles, mostly in their bare feet, until one day in September 1945 when they suddenly popped out the jungle.
Added by shootski on Nov 14, 2011 6:30 PM
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