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TKEdwards (#46988725)
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Bio Photo I was "designated" as our family's Official Genealogist about 20 years ago at a family reunion that I failed to attend. My family took advantage of my absence (and my inability to protest) by a simple nomination and a democratic vote. I had hoped that the responsibility would have fallen at the feet of someone more knowledgeable, with more time - and money. It was quite some time before I actually realized that I enjoyed doing it.

In the last 20 years, I have traipsed down endless dirt roads, spent long nights at the computer and, carting my kids through cemeteries, have run more wheels off baby strollers than I care to remember. I have journeyed thousands of miles across the country, to Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky to find answers, which often, only lead to more questions.

I am driven by the challenge, the hunt, and the familial bonds - gentle whispers from my ancestors who passed many years before my birth, often endless searches for names and dates hidden in the overgrown graveyards of historical data. Someday, perhaps, I will find them.
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Susanna Parrish
RE: Thank you Susanna!
Thank you but sorry about the snow. I do plan on retaking them in the spring!
Added by Susanna Parrish on Jan 21, 2013 10:42 PM
Kathryn Barney Gunderson
RE: Adeline Graham
I will make a concerted effort to poke around amongst any Griders I can find here on Find A Grave and see if I can make any connections with Paris Grider.

Emeline, Adeline's sister, married Anderson Graham and somehow one of their offspring got tangled up with a Grider, such that my great-grandmother on the other side was a Grider before becoming an Anderson. I also saw a Grider, KY,
down south there on the map the other day. Maybe that has something to do with it.

Funny, I hadn't thought of myself as a genealogist -- even if I DO have a map of Kentucky on my nightstand now! :-)

About the only discovery I ever made was on a document my brother shared with me. I read through it and found that our grandfather had a baby brother who died shortly after birth. None of us ever knew about him so no one thought to look for him.

However, when I read through that page and saw him, and read about his parents, I found him. Little Harrison Barney. That was pretty exciting, another part of the puzzle, but that was a few years ago and it didn't really pique my interest at all to go any further.

I think it is because my mom is now gone and I have been thinking about her and what she told me along the way. Things are starting to come back to my memory, prompting me to explore more, and now when I open this site, I find a whole slew of relatives who have become much more real, even though they are long gone.

If that means I am a genealogist, so be it. I would like to be able to add more to the body of knowledge and do good research. All I seem to be doing now is linking people together here. I am not sure I am adding anything to what has come before, but I hope it will be as valuable to our descendants as it has become for me.
Added by Kathryn Barney Gunderson on Sep 18, 2012 10:45 PM
Kathryn Barney Gunderson
Adeline Graham
Those photos are wonderful! Thanks so much for finding and posting. I also noticed a Grider middle name in the list of children's names, and I am wondering whether this branch is related to the Griders who married into the family a little further down the family tree.

Added by Kathryn Barney Gunderson on Sep 18, 2012 8:05 PM
Kendra L. Popplewell
Adeline Snow Graham
Hi! Could you tell me where you were able to locate the picture of Adeline? She is my GGGG grandmother, and I never thought I would find a picture. I'm amazed! I added a picture of her son, Samuel Hercules Anderson, earlier today.
Added by Kendra L. Popplewell on Sep 13, 2012 2:28 PM
Kathryn Barney Gunderson
Ooops, wrong side
From my mother's FATHER's side, the Andersons.

There is an Anderson Graham out there somewhere in our stuff.
Added by Kathryn Barney Gunderson on Sep 05, 2012 12:15 PM
Kathryn Barney Gunderson
Adeline Snow Graham
I am one of her descendants, too, but don't ask me how just yet as I am pretty new to this. It's through my mother's mother's side,
a few gens back.

My brother Maurice Barney sponsored her site, so I am following behind his trail to learn what is out here.

Thanks to all who do this work. I noted somewhere else that my mother died earlier this year, and this opportunity to meet her "people," as she called them, has been good for me. I look forward to knowing about my mom's side of the family, as I was raised more around my dad's family. There is a whole other half of where I came from that I am excited to learn about.
Added by Kathryn Barney Gunderson on Sep 05, 2012 12:12 PM
Patty Napierala
Elizabeth Clatterbuck Goff
I can not remember if I put in a request before.

I would love to have photo of Elizabeth's headstone. She is my Great Grandmother. All info has her born 1849 in Kentucky (others have the year 1832) she passed on 7 June 1920.

Her husband was John Goff but is buried in another state.

She is buried in Des Moines Cemetery
Added by Patty Napierala on Oct 20, 2011 1:04 PM
Regina Rickman Williams
Your pix
Hello TKEdwards, My name is Regina and I'm working in Elk Spring. I have your pic but I also have about 2000 other pic. I'm going through them and trying to find the ones you are needing. As soon as I find them I'll put them on for you. Sorry it has taken me so long to get to you.
Added by Regina Rickman Williams on Apr 11, 2010 4:32 PM
Thank you!
For the very nice compliment. Looks like you are doing a wonderful job adding your listings!
Love A.F.P Photo of his old cabin!
Added by barbara on Feb 13, 2010 11:55 PM

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