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C. Bryan (#46788769)
 member for 12 years, 1 month, 20 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 direct 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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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
Joey Rickabaugh
I cannot thank you enough for the lovely pictures of Rawlin, Theo & Jewel's stones. Then to top it off, Jewel's sister is on the same stone as his- talk about extra bonus! Also the picture of the stones together is awesome! Your time is greatly appreciated!!

:) Joey
Added by Joey Rickabaugh on Jun 05, 2017 11:20 PM
C Johnson
Groff and Lena Yeck
Thank you so much for taking the time and providing the wonderful photos of my Grandparents headstones and the grave sight. I don't know that I'll ever make it back there to California to visit the grave sight. It is wonderful having them posted here to visit anytime.
Added by C Johnson on Jun 05, 2017 11:16 PM
Guy Comer
Thank you so very much for a fantastic photo!

This one is really great!

Enjoy your week and thanks again for all you do!

M. Comer
Added by McMolly on Jun 01, 2017 4:55 PM
S. W.
Elwyn Ley
P.S. Your pictures were also very well done. It makes his memorial really look nice.
Thank you again!
Bless You!
Added by S. W. on May 20, 2017 5:42 PM
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