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Darlene (#46993054)
 member for 9 years, 6 months, 16 days
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Bio Photo I am retired from Federal Civil Service, where I worked for the Department of Defense for over twenty-seven years. Genealogy has been my number one hobby for thirty-four years and our daughters never missed an opportunity to comment that their mother was the only person they knew who took a vacation and came home with nothing but pictures of tombstones.

Lineage societies keep me busy as I am a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonial Dames of the 17th Century, United States Daughters of 1812 and Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War. In Colonial Dames of the 17th Century I prove my descent from the royal lines of Europe through my ancestor John Throckmorton. I have a total of forty coats of arms approved, including eight barons who forced King John to sign the Magna Charta. In 2009 my membership into the National Society Magna Charta Dames and The Plantagenet Society was approved. In 2010 I have added The National Huguenot Society,First Families of New Hampshire and Descendants of Colonial Clergymen, to my approved lineage societies. Approved in August 2011 was my application as a Descendant of the Most Noble Order of Knights of the Garter. In August 2013 my membership was approved for Order of Washington, The Sovereign Colonial Society Americans of Royal Descent and Colonial Order of the Crown. My membership in the new lineage society: National Society of Descendants of Lady Godiva was approved in January 2015.


This site is wonderful for bringing people together and giving us an opportunity to share our tombstone pictures and pictures of the cemeteries. IF YOU USE MY PICTURES AND/OR MY GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION PLEASE GIVE ME CREDIT FOR MY WORK; OTHERWISE YOU DO NOT HAVE MY PERMISSION TO POST IT TO ANY OTHER SITE.
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Kim Smith Van Vorst
RE: Scott Line
I'm in southwest Indiana.
Added by Kim Smith Van Vorst on Feb 28, 2017 5:17 PM
Kim Smith Van Vorst
RE: William Daniel Scott
Hi Darlene,
My line is
Daniel Scott 4th great grandfather
Elias Scott. 3rd great grandfather
Rhoda Malinda Scott White (married William L. White
2nd great grandmother
Mary Alice White Hughes (married William E.Hughes
Great grandmother
Bessie Hughes O'Bryan (married John Marshall O'Bryan
My grandmother
Barbara Jean O'Bryan Smith My mother
Kimberly Jean Smith Van Vorst (Married to John Charles
Van Vorst since 1984)
I have 2 sons, John William Van Vorst married to Sarah Parkinson since 2010 and Jeffrey Bryan Van Vorst married to Kendrea Schuble since 2015.
No grandchildren yet but anxiously awaiting!
I don't have any other info yet on Daniel Scott parents, but will let you know if I find anything.
I'm in southern Indiana. Are you close?
Added by Kim Smith Van Vorst on Jan 06, 2017 5:08 PM
Kim Smith Van Vorst
RE: William Scott
William & Rhoda Scott are my 4th great grandparents. The only purpose of sponsoring a memorial is to remove the ads from their page. It is $5.00 for each sponsorship. It helps Find A Grave continue to be free.

Added by Kim Smith Van Vorst on Jan 06, 2017 9:20 AM
Paul Rolfe
Life family edits
I will process your edits later today (I hope) and since I don't know this family, I will gladly transfer them to you if you are related and want to manage them. Also, I looked over the other surnames you claim as family. The Life couple are buried in section 15 of this cemetery and this section is small. In scouting your other surnames, I find an unusually high number of those surnames in this small section, most are from the 1920s, and most are unusual names here. Do you think these others may be related? I believe most are not listed in findagrave at present but if you think they may be part of your family, I can add them for you to review. Sadly, many of the graves in this section are unmarked. Please let me know if you do, or do not, think they may be part of your family so I will know whether to add them. P.S. I too am a CSRS retiree.
Added by Paul Rolfe on Dec 27, 2016 11:58 AM
Eileen M.
McLeansboro Douglass family
Hello...I have a friend who is related to the Cyrus, Myrtle, Jean & Hazel Douglass. He has lost track of the son....Doug who lived in St. Louis...he would like to know if Doug is still alive and where he is. If you have any info on him I would appreciate anything you can pass on to me.
Added by Eileen M. on Jul 22, 2016 7:38 PM
Shanna (Flaherty) Pierce
RE: Billy Earl Scott Memorial
I too am the family genealogist. Can't even count how many cousins I have. My paternal grandfather AND paternal grandmother were both married three times so there are a lot of cousins just on my father's side.

Keep up the great work.
Added by Shanna (Flaherty) Pierce on Feb 28, 2016 10:41 PM
Again...I forgive you...
Added by Anonymous on Feb 28, 2016 11:13 AM
Shanna (Flaherty) Pierce
RE: Billy Earl Scott

I have transferred the memorial over to you on your brother.

Please ignore the remarks being made by Anonymous. She is bullying and bad mouthing me and another contributor, lying and refuses to stop. She has been reported to Find A Grave Admin by both of us.

I hope to continue working with you in the future. Please let me know if there are any other family member memorials I have that you would like to manage.
Added by Shanna (Flaherty) Pierce on Feb 28, 2016 10:12 AM
I recently also asked for a transfer from person below me. My brother died August 14 2015 and the very next day this person added a page with completely inaccurate information. I thought it was find a "grave" not find an "obituary". After a week at the hospital with no sleep this was very disturbing to my family. He was not even in the ground yet and we were exhausted. This has prompted us to not even print the most recent death in the paper. So sad....
Added by Anonymous on Feb 28, 2016 9:42 AM
Shanna (Flaherty) Pierce
RE: Billy Earl Scott
My memorial is the original since it was created on Feb. 26, yours is a duplicate since it was created on Feb 27. However, after you have deleted your duplicate, I will transfer the original over to you for management. Please do not do me wrong on this, as I have been burned on transferring a family memorial recently.
Added by Shanna (Flaherty) Pierce on Feb 27, 2016 10:57 PM
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