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Ancestral Sleuth (#48171177)
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"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP."
~Leonard Nimoy (last tweet)

Consciousness: That annoying time between naps.

"History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon."
-Napoleon Bonaparte

“To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history.” —Cicero

Chief Petty Officer, US Navy, retired.

Enjoying the fruits of my labors - children and grand children - to the best of my abilities.

Traveling around North America in my RV with my dogs!

Currently, my favorite bumper sticker is "My grandchildren are cuter than yours"

If you have a problem with something I posted, please email me or click on suggest a correction instead of posting it on my contributor page. I will address the issue as quick as I possibly can.

If you would like a transfer, I do not follow FAG transfer guidelines, so feel free to ask. But if they are a relative of mine, let me know how you are related and we will figure it out from there!

The purpose in life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

One can tell the morals of a culture by the way they treat their dead. ~ Benjamin Franklin

To Err Is Human, To Correct Divine. If you come across any errors or have additions to the memorials I maintain, please let me know. I strive to provide accurate information and will be happy to make any changes necessary, or transfer them over to your care.


The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future. ~ Herbert Spencer

Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories. ~ Unknown

Remeber and learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

"There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go." ~ Author Unknown

"Lest they be forgotten."

"May they live forever."

"When an old person dies, a library burns..." African proverb


Life is not a journey to the grave, with the intention of arriving safely, in a well-preserved body. Rather to slide in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming.."WOW, that was a Great Ride!"
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Bo Holm
RE: Nils Nilsson # 81586398
I did not get a clear answer from Hästveda parish about the burials. Therefore I visited the City Archives in Malmö today. The death index confirms that Nils and Bengta were buried in Hästveda Cemetery. However, the burials are not in the burial index, which meens that the grave site is reclaimed. The gravestone has probably been removed.
Added by Bo Holm on Apr 25, 2017 8:19 AM
Bo Holm
RE: Nils Nilsson # 81586398
Yes, you can, but it is easier for me and I have done it. I will be back.
Added by Bo Holm on Apr 20, 2017 1:32 AM
Bo Holm
RE: Nils Nilsson # 81586398
Nils Nilsson and Bengta Svensdotter should be buried in Hästveda Cemetery (Hästveda Kyrkogård in Find A Grave), but I can't verify it. because they are not in the burial register. Perhaps the grave site has been reclaimed.

I am not related to them and I have no further and own information about them. If you have specific questions I'll be happy to help you.
Added by Bo Holm on Apr 19, 2017 4:37 AM
Ken Hutton
George Devendorf memorial
Is memorial #74462080 and #92360150 the same fellow?
Added by Ken Hutton on Apr 13, 2017 6:33 PM
Thomas Ballinger
I notice you have the wife of Thomas listed as
Mary Elizabeth Elkington. Mary Elizabeth is not
his wife. This is incorrect information. His wife
is Elizabeth Elkington. Mary is Elizabeth's sister and she is married to John Roberts.
You can find the correct information on with vital record sources listed as evidence or proof.
Thank you for contributing to my family. Thank you for helping me correct wrong information.
Added by Jeri on Apr 12, 2017 9:07 PM
Doug Thompson
John cannon
The John listed here as James' brother is not the correct connection. I am a descendant of John Cannon in Ky who was listed as brother on James' pension application. John's application also list James in Indiana as his brother and witness. So from this I know my John and the James listed here are brothers. Don't know if these 2 are children of John and Martha though.
Added by Doug Thompson on Apr 10, 2017 11:52 AM
RE: Palmer's at Rock Creek
Husband is Wylie Palmer and managed by Ancestral Sleuth. Wylie died in 1915. I'm sure you can find him in Rock Creek Cemetery. Thanks for linking the family members. John
Added by JMac on Apr 01, 2017 11:07 PM
RE: Brusher/Mulcahy Grave

I am going with my friend and we are going to make a day of it. Great way to get her outside since she works in an office all week and is a workaholic. she likes cemeteries as much as I do.

I have two graves I want to find for my self and some other photo requests, so no worries, when I went last week it was storming so I will try again.

Added by Bridget on Mar 30, 2017 5:22 PM
Brusher/Mulcahy Grave

I wanted to let you know that at the bottom of the headstone was information about Catherine and Edward Mulcahy. I have uploaded the photo's to their page. Catherine 55225877.

Sorry the picture of Clara, John J and Katherine isn't better. I will try and get a better one this weekend.

Added by Bridget on Mar 30, 2017 2:24 PM
Ron Collins

There is no such place as the Shongola Cemetery in Carroll County (Vaiden), Mississippi.

There is the SHONGALO (note the spelling difference) section of the Vaiden Cemetery (, but nothing with the Shomgola spelling.

The "32 Soldiers Known Only Unto God" is the Confederate lot of the Shongalo section of the Vaiden Cemetery. I grew up within 100 feet of the Shongalo section of the Vaiden Cemetery. The 32 (and more) soldiers that are "known only unto God," have been identified, and there is a marker for each of them.

Ron Collins
Added by Ron Collins on Mar 22, 2017 3:58 PM
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