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Laura S. (#46842017)
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Bio Photo (I want to apologize to anyone who has tried to reach me over the past five years. My e-mail changed and I lost my password. The result is I more or less abandoned Find A Grave for a few years. I'm back in and will try to get back with everyone shortly. Laura S. 4/28/16)

I am of Swedish, Irish, Scottish, English, Spanish and even Cherokee Indian descent. I am German mostly by marriage, but claim that as my "honorary" heritage in honor of my daughter and late husband as well as my current husband.

I have a keen interest in genealogy and believe FindAGrave is an excellent resource for research. I not only focus on researching and including my own family on FindAGrave, but also some of the local families in my current home base in Southern Ohio to help others who don't live here. As for me, my mother was from Mississippi and my father is from Texas-most of my family research is focused in those two states where I've received a tremendous amount of assistance from local FindAGrave volunteers.

If you find errors in any of my biographical information on FindAGrave, please let me know and I will try to correct it. If any of my information was useful to you, I'd love to hear from you and if you are interested, I'll even give you my sources. I am also happy to transfer ownership of many of my entries. However, I prefer not to transfer family members as I am painstakingly attempting to link my relatives together. This is a work in process as I'm constantly finding new information.
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Thanks so much for the transfers! I appreciate your kindness.
Added by Rosalie on Jan 17, 2017 12:30 PM
Hi Laura, I am really excited about my research! Waiting patiently for your responses.
Added by KLanden on Aug 16, 2016 5:58 PM
I posted my comment and saw my original. So you are a cousin to Ronn! I have some documents to share with you. You can connect with me on facebook Kathleen Landen.
Added by KLanden on Aug 14, 2016 2:29 PM
RE: William Ortiz
Hello Laura,
Like you, I also don't access this or other sites on a regular basis. LOL
I can't seem to find my message to you. Not sure where I was in my search. Maybe you could refresh my memory? I do know that William Ortiz was my husbands great uncle. His grandmothers brother.

Ronald Rivera b1947 is my husband and his father was
Lawrence Rivera (Marylou Sult) b1908 who's mother was
Mary Ortiz-Rivera (Modesto) b1888 who's mother was
Frances Yagua-Ortiz (Melchoir) b1858 who's mother was
Mary Yagua (Joseph) 1820-from Poland.

A family booklet was written by Ronn's father with stories of his grandmothers farm (Frances Ortiz)
Added by KLanden on Aug 14, 2016 2:13 PM
William Ortiz
I have info on my husbands great-uncle. Such as the newspaper obit. I am not sure how to use this site. Please contact me- Kathy Landen-Rivera. My husband Ronald Robert Rivera (b1947) who's father was Lawrence Joseph Rivera (b1908) who's mother was Mary Ortiz (b1888) who was William M Ortiz's (b1882) sister. Thanks for your help/ Kathy
Added by KLanden on Jul 15, 2015 12:23 PM
Sarah Perry
McIntosh Family cemetery
I am related to all those buried in this tiny cemetery. Have you actually been to the cemetery? I tried about a year ago to find it and could not. There was someone from the local library that tried to help with a map but we could not find the spot. We were looking of Holly Springs Road leaving Hernando and going towards Hwy 305. I would very much like to find it and get some photos. But now I live out of state.....If I can get better directions I would come again to see it.
Added by Sarah Perry on Jun 28, 2014 4:43 PM
Dr William Van McIntosh

You listed his son Benjamin F., as a Confederate soldier. According to his widow, he served in Marmaduke's Cavalry Division, Company A (believed to be the B. F. McIntosh in Co. A, 1st Arkansas Cavalry)." However everything I could find shows he was in the 24th Infantry Regiment, Co H. This is my 3rd great grandfather so if you have additional information I would love to see it. Thanks

Linda Underwood
Added by Linda on Sep 04, 2013 7:46 PM
Rich Dohm
Banks Family Cemetery ~ Hernando
Hello Laura. Are you still active on findagrave? I ask because I've sent you repeated SAC's for 3 Banks memorials (in January and again in March) to no avail. I'd like to get you to correct some errors and add some links. Let me know, if you're still active, and I'll try again? Thanks.
Added by Rich Dohm on Apr 24, 2013 8:45 AM
Stephanie Stevens
Trnasfer Request
Would like to request a transfer of ownership of the Old Stevens Family Cemetery. Thank you for your consideration. Stephanie Stevens
Added by Stephanie Stevens on Apr 05, 2013 10:47 PM
Larry Hart
Ms. Laura, Forgot this. It appears you have duplicated Minerva. You also have her at Bethesda as # 34578638. Thanks, Larry
Added by Larry Hart on Mar 19, 2013 5:11 PM
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