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C. Bryan (#46788769)
 member for 12 years, 2 months, 23 days
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Bio Photo Please use any photos associated with your loved ones' sites as you desire; they belong to you. If you ask for permission I'll know you can't read.
Transfers for anybody but close family if you have a good story - or even a bad lie. You can be adopted, or the ex. Life's too short to quibble, Jim!
Several members (you know who you are) continually update my entries, and I am very appreciative - Thank You!!

A note on why some 'souls' evade discovery: Think about it; there's little entertainment for the majority. One game everyone really gets into is to hide while we seek; hilarious watching us bumble about with growing frustration - using nicknames, omitting dates or the ultimate, not paying for their marker!

Earliest ancestors Philadelphia in 1644 on my father's side - My mother's side arrives in 1749 & 1751. Latest kin here by 1777.
In 1685 a Strode grandfather helped Monmouth's attempt to overthrow James II; and in 1745 another grandpa, this time a Grant, marched with Charles Stuart against George II - both causes failed utterly. Strode's son lost his purchase in England and fled eventually to Philadelphia (aboard a misnamed vessel in which he and his wife perished and his orphans prospered).
The strappan Sawney was transported in May of 1747 aboard the "Gildart', indentured, got a pass - then joined the opportunistic hoards flooding through Cumberland Gap. That whole pack has enough romantic burnishing to fill several Janice Holt Giles novels.

I'm NOT directly related to Daniel Boone of pioneer fame - but to two of his sisters (5th great-grandmothers - Mary's grandson, Luke, wed Elizabeth's granddaughter, Mary Sanders).
I'm NOT related to Gen. John J. Pershing - but his uncle, J.S. Pershing (by another wife of our common sire, J.M. Pershing) is my great-grandfather.
NOT connected to Wm. Jennings Bryan at all - former Secretary of State and thrice Presidential candidate, a dedicated public servant and son of a dedicated public servant, who once lent law books to the aforementioned Mr. Pershing.

My lineage seems to have had an aversion to military service but for a maternal great-grandpapa who got himself wounded by the defenders of Vicksburg.
Well, too, there was that earlier trouble in the late mid-1700s; a few grandpas mixed it up in the Ohio Valley, rode with Geo. Rogers Clark and the boys - other scuffles with the Tories in the Carolina and Kentucky hills. Most got pensions for their efforts (them who weren't Loyalists). Myself - I spent three years in the US Army working for the Security Agency.

And - this from another graver:
'Much better to be looking for dead people, than to have dead people looking for you.'

There is an underscore _ in my address below, not a space.
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Roscoe Evans
RE: Bayer - - -
Happy to help Charles. You may have noticed that I included the plot location at the bottom of the photo in the caption area. I didn't see a link to his wife at the time that I fulfilled the request or I would have added the same photo to her memorial as well for the same price. Ha. Hope you are doing well...
Added by Roscoe Evans on Jul 14, 2017 11:48 AM
Diane Clark Smith
The picture is terrific and you placed all three memorials. Thank you. It is amazing how the memorial looks complete with the picture.

Diane Smith
Added by Diane Clark Smith on Jul 11, 2017 1:11 PM
Zane's Mom
Howard Baumgartner pix
Thank you so much for taking the time to find the grave and taking the picture of Howard Baumgartner's marker. Your kindness is greatly appreciated!
Cecilia (Zane's Mom)
Added by Zane's Mom on Jul 05, 2017 8:14 PM
George Edward Woodin
I don't know what happened, but I was showing my friend her grandparents listings I've been editing, as it appears George's pic has disappeared while Ruth, his wife, still remains. Could you repost her photo onto her husband's again.

Sorry.....she may have deleted the pic by mistake....honestly, we were just looking at's just a green pic of their names in brass.

Thanks again folks.....

Added by McMolly on Jun 29, 2017 9:11 PM
Hazel Carter
There should be a way to leave virtual flowers to thank generous volunteers who respond to photo requests - that would be you!
Your unique way to mark the marker and to photograph the area - all icing on the cake. Thanks also for the tips to find her husband William Edward Carter.
No ipad here either. Kay
Added by KayMBN on Jun 24, 2017 1:51 PM
Eugene OLague
Thanks so much..
Added by Photobuff on Jun 20, 2017 8:22 PM
David G. Stuart
Alma Kelley's grave photo
Many thanks for the excellent grave marker photo. Your time and effort are appreciated.
Thank you,
David in Wichita
Added by David G. Stuart on Jun 17, 2017 2:40 PM
Wheat at Forest Lawn
Thank you for looking for Milie and finding her grave even though no marker. Appreciate your efforts. nice pics!
Added by genieresearcher on Jun 13, 2017 5:06 PM
C A Snow
RE: My great-grandmother
That's pretty incredible that you do so many of these daily! I will be offering to volunteer in my area as well (I'm still pretty new to this). My great-grandmother was Jessie E. D. Dixon.
Added by C A Snow on Jun 12, 2017 1:17 PM
Ken Hutton
Owen Callin and Vivien memorials
Thanks for going the extra mile and labeling the unmarked graves.
Added by Ken Hutton on Jun 08, 2017 7:08 PM
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