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KaysRoots (#46934717)
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Bio Photo In the early 1980's, I curiously began searching for my ancestors. It has gone from curiosity to a passion all consuming. There is always something new to discover!! I owe it all to my BFF, Geneva!!
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For those of you who sit in front of a cemetery book or a newspaper obituary column copying deaths into a cemetery, I truly feel sorry for you. For those of you who complain about those of us who have "Unknown Burials". I believe the name of this program is "Find A Grave". The hopes of family researchers is that some one some where will FIND our lost ancestor and may even find a tombstone of that loved one. As for me, I am so proud that this site has come about where I can share my family with others and hopefully find long lost family that I would never have found otherwise. Thank you, FindAGrave.
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SURNAMES I AM RESEARCHING:
DYE --- JOHNSON.
WILLIAMS --- PARKINSON.
WEST --- SCOTT.
THOMPSON --- JIMMERSON.
FENWICK --- THOMPSON.
LANTOW --- RIVES.
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If you come across someone I have entered in a cemetery that is your ancestor and you have pictures or a bio you would like to add, OR you would like a transfer, don't hesitate to contact me through the EDIT button. I will transfer if they are not related to me.
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Please be advised that links and other data on memorials [other than those for my immediate family members] more often than not come from other Find A Grave members and/or guests and/or from Ancestry. It has come to my attention that edits/links that you don't approve within 21 days will automatically be added to the memorial. Please double check & verify all information before taking what you read as gospel.
LINKING NOTE: Too many errors have come up with people submitting "Edits". I will no longer change any memorials without a verifiable source being provided.
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PLEASE-NO DEATH CERTIFICATES on memorials I have created or manage!!
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VOLUNTEER PHOTOGRAPHERS: I appreciate your enthusiasm in taking tombstone pictures in cemeteries, BUT I do not appreciate additional tombstone photos on memorials when there is already a clear tombstone picture for that memorial.
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FAMILY PHOTOS: I invite you to enjoy the family pictures posted, but ask that they not be copied and placed on any other website without my written permission.
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kent shepard
RE: Link
I can not correct the error, contact AliceAnn (#47123265)or Judy Rodgers (#46828494)one of them linked Perlina (#35114262) to Geneir R. Cunningham (#65114244)

Kent (#46959088)
Added by kent shepard on Apr 02, 2017 9:16 AM
Bill and Denise
RE: Tombstones
You are more than welcome! We love the out of town country cemeteries.
Added by Bill and Denise on Mar 31, 2017 3:49 PM
Sherlocks Cousin
Headstone Pic for Amanda Denney
I don't know why I got her marker and not her husband's....maybe David didn't have one.
Added by Sherlocks Cousin on Mar 21, 2017 1:08 PM
Sherlocks Cousin
Eliza Denney
Still working on her:) I love to research folks outside my families as it gives me a break.
Added by Sherlocks Cousin on Mar 21, 2017 1:05 PM
Eliza Jane
RE: Cemetery Photo:
Hi Kay,
Gosh I feel badly that I just found your messages to me on Find A Grave from a yr ago. You asked me abt the Hamrick Cemetery in San Saba. There were some graves with the headstones still legible. They are there along with the iron crosses that Trenton Hamrick wanted my husband to make with the names and dates on them in case the headstones crumble. So the crosses are on the graves for Burrel L. Hamrick on far right then his son Joseph W. "Coonie" Hamrick,
and then two of the younger sisters of Joseph W.
Burrel and one of the little girls died right bef. Christmas of the flu. Then the other one died the next year I think it was so those two are on the same grave marker both say dau's of BL & ET Hamrick as does Joseph W. Barnett's. That was the link I needed proof of to join the DAR. There are 2 baby graves there with good legible grave markers of family. Hugh Goodloe baby boy and baby girl Elva ? can't think of her last name at the moment. I've been up all night! HA! There is a female buried under the big live oak. I bet she was the first one buried there and we believe it is prob. the dau. of ET and Burrel that died of childbirth. Her husband Geo. Wood I think it is and the twins boy and girl age 3 stayed there on the property as he farmed the land for Rinda. He remarried but looked like they still lived there. Then there was an ornate iron fence around another grave for J. R. Beckman who was a young man stabbed to death there on the property. His parents were from Germany and owned a grocery store in SS. I found that at the city clerks office in one of the death books since I had the name and dates of the death/murder. I think it was the last grave there bef. Rinda sold the property to the Brown's. So abt 1903. I feel that John and Zilphia Walpole Barnett are buried there but there are no headstones. They were on the 1870 census living there with Rinda and all the kids and grand kids etc. John Barnett died 1876. We put a large granite memorial there for John and Zilphia with their kids and spouses names on it. There were 46 graves there. We put crosses on each of them. ? if they lasted bec. they were small and wooden. Please reply for more info. Thanks for writing. June Hamrick Schaub
Added by Eliza Jane on Mar 01, 2017 6:51 AM
Bill and Denise
RE: Tombstone photos
You are more than welcome. We found a POC for Luling but they haven't returned our phone call. We are going back soon because we have a listing for those before 1970.
Added by Bill and Denise on Feb 18, 2017 5:37 AM
Deborah Clements
RE: Memorial 48781174
Hello, Kay - Yes, you are "singing to the choir"! I know exactly what you are saying since I've been researching for several years. It is amazing to me how some people copy information over without really even thinking about it. Also, my tree on Ancestry was originally public, but changed to private because of inaccurate copy-overs to other trees. Which, of course, means that over time they are sure to have tons of mistakes in their trees. But apparently, they just don't really care that much about being exact. But, more than likely, my tree still contains mistakes - it's always a work in progress. Sarah Jane is my 3XGAunt; her brother George Washington Robinson is my 2XGFather. Yes, I know the name was also Roberson. The story my grandmother told me [and there is room for error here] is that when GW homesteaded in KS, his war pension documents had the name as Robinson. Since it was too much trouble to try to communicate with Washington DC, he used that name. However, I have visited his grave and taken pictures of his Civil War marker and the name there is...Robison! I haven't been able to get back past GW's and Sarah Jane's parents. This family is dear to me since my grandmother's cousin who lived in Erie KS gave me an old album full of photos. That is where I found Sarah Jane - my grandmother was able to identify her for me. She looks very noble and sweet in the photo you have. Is she an ancestor of yours? I would love to know. Please visit GW's Find A Grave memorial #29007174 if you haven't already. Thank you, again for posting such a great photo! Deborah
Added by Deborah Clements on Feb 17, 2017 10:32 PM
kent shepard
RE: Perlina Allred #35114262
You are correct
AliceAnn is the only one that can delete
Geneir Olene Rector Cunningham from Perlina Allred

I have ask Judy Rodgers (#46828494)if she can delete Perlina Allred off of Geneir Olene Rector Cunningham # 65114244 memorial
Added by kent shepard on Feb 17, 2017 8:03 PM
Deborah Clements
Memorial 48781174
Kay - I'm sorry, I didn't ready your page before adding a photo to this memorial for Sarah Jane Robinson Wikle. In case you have not noticed, I thought I would let you know. She was the sister to my ancestor George Washington Robinson and I had this photo in my possession. I did enjoy seeing the photo you placed there of Sarah as an older lady. May I capture that photo and add to my family tree? Thank you - Deborah Clements
Added by Deborah Clements on Jan 27, 2017 9:57 PM
ray&jay
RE: Abijah Duncan #151838086
Bige Duncan is part of our extended family. How are you also related?
Added by ray&jay on Dec 14, 2016 4:24 PM
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