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C. Bryan (#46788769)
 member for 11 years, 9 months, 24 days
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Bio Photo After several continuous years graving, I've mostly given up walking the lawns. It was fun, but life moves on to other pursuits. 10,000+ entries is enough, and these books aren't going to read themselves.

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!

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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Cemetery Walker
RE: Boyer - -
You are welcome. I know it can happen sometimes because it has happened to me. If you come across any information about him you would like me to add, just let me know.
Added by Cemetery Walker on Feb 25, 2017 2:40 PM
Stacie McGill
Clair H. Anderson, Jr.
thank you so *very*, very much for taking the time to go and photograph my cousin's grave. I appreciate it so much. What you do is very important!
Added by Stacie McGill on Feb 25, 2017 2:23 PM
Kelly Heuser
RE: Harry Irving Stephens
Unfortunately, I live in Ohio so, chances of me visiting in person are slim at the moment. Since I am not a direct descendant I am not sure that I would be able to apply for a military marker for him. But, thank you for the tip. I will still look into it just in case.
Added by Kelly Heuser on Feb 24, 2017 12:13 PM
Hi Charles: Thanks so much for the very nice photo of Joseph Grove's gravesite. Glad to see you are still out there taking photos. I've slowed down some, and don't get out there as much as I used to. Keep up the good work. Chris
Added by macso on Feb 22, 2017 2:47 PM
Research Digger
RE: Monzon
You are wonderful!!!! Thank You!!

Added by Research Digger on Feb 21, 2017 1:22 AM
Julie (Longfield) Davis
Clayton's photo
Thank you for the photo of Marvin and Faye Clayton's headstone. They were my Great Uncle and Aunt. It was also nice to see a photo of the area as well.

Very much appreciated,
Added by Julie (Longfield) Davis on Feb 21, 2017 12:27 AM
Patricia Harrison Armstrong
Chris Lagerborg - Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Thank you so much for the wonderful photos. I love that you also added the second photo of his headstone in place near the wall with Michelangelo's "David" in the background. Awesome shot. THANK YOU!!
Added by Patricia Harrison Armstro... on Feb 20, 2017 7:25 PM
RE: Vickers at FLLB - - -
At least it is a small section (i.e. relatively close to the road). Still, probably won't visit until the end of next week.

My yard is completely flooded. My neighbor has a rain gauge and said over 2 inches so far. Hopefully, the gophers will be drowned or will otherwise seek a new yard to tunnel in.
Added by Clay on Feb 17, 2017 8:29 PM
RE: Cecil W English
HaHa, yes I saw both questions & responded to both. I didn't know there were different named sections there, & also had a better connection & could under stand the lady on the phone today. Pretty sure this lady was different from last week & seemed to take more time looking & asking me info. Thanks!
Added by CliffordEnglish on Feb 13, 2017 6:12 PM
Muriel Cornell
thank you
Thank you so much for taking a pic of John Leo and Leta Mae Crawley's grave. It helps with a piece of the puzzle I've been looking for to reconnect with relatives.

God bless you for your work!

Added by Muriel Cornell on Feb 09, 2017 8:11 AM
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