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Karen Knapp Rost (#46798099)
 member for 12 years, 3 months
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Bio Photo For a Christmas present, I decided to give my daughters and niece a photo album of relatives for a keepsake. When I visited a family cemetery to take photos of markers, I felt surrounded by a lot of love. Everywhere I looked, there were babies who never grew to be an adult. There was my great grandfather, then a great-great grandfather, and the more I dug into the census and the more questions I asked, the more familiar these people became to me. A relative came up with a family tree, tracing our Warren family back to England. I found a great grandfather near my grandfather in a cemetery that the family had visited so many times but no one had ever noticed him. Everyone has been to visit him, now, paying the respects that were long overdue. Beside him, his wife, three sons and a daughter are buried.

I enjoy going to different cemeteries in our area and putting families together. The babies who have no parents with them catch my attention. When I list them, I hope someone finds them and adds them to their family. If I list someone who isn't a family member, I check out the census and our local history books to see if I can find something out about them. My mother has been a tremendous help, as she can recall so many details about these people and the life they lived. My husband has been there with me, wading through stickers, mosquitoes and the Texas heat.

If I have made any mistakes, please let me know. If I have listed your family member, I will be glad to transfer them and let you add them to your listings. I know how important family is to family. Speaking of family, I am researching the Warren , Knapp, Peace, Boydstun, (Boydston), French, Barnett, Carroll and Brim families and families of Navarro Co., Texas.
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Cindy Shivers
RE: W. R. Lynch
Hmmmm.... strange... wouldn't you know it that the one headstone that is not clear of the photo I took is the mystery one!! Ugh! Thanks for taking the time to help me figure this out, Karen!! (I feel like I know you by now!!!!)
Thanks again,
PS When I go back, I'll let you know what I find.
Added by Cindy Shivers on Jul 15, 2017 2:54 AM
Cindy Shivers
RE: W. R. Lynch
Oh wait! The W R Lynch, son of William David Lynch was born 1864 or (5) according to 1870 census.... So, is this one the dates on the stone that's with the other Lynch family members and George Washington Shivers and his daughter??? THANKS MUCHO!!!!
Added by Cindy Shivers on Jul 14, 2017 1:43 PM
Cindy Shivers
RE: W. R. Lynch
Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!
Added by Cindy Shivers on Jul 14, 2017 1:36 PM
Linda Bryant
RE: Willie R. Ritter
I assume that Mary was her first and often unused name. Dr Sherrod also had 4 names(including his last)
Added by Linda Bryant on Jul 14, 2017 7:53 AM
Elizabeth "Beth" Brown
RE: Albert Embrey
Thanks so much for letting me know about Albert. I got him moved to the correct cemetery.
Added by Elizabeth "Beth" Brown on May 19, 2017 6:34 AM
Cindy Shivers
Thanks, Karen!!! I appreciate it so much!!
Added by Cindy Shivers on May 09, 2017 3:51 PM
Judy Sager Richard
Hugo Transfers
Karen, thank you so much for transferring the memorials for Wilhelm and Caroline Hugo to me.
Added by Judy Sager Richard on Feb 23, 2017 2:34 AM
RE: Earl Waldo Ellis
Thank you so much!
Added by S.R.F. on Feb 22, 2017 4:27 PM
Cindy Shivers
63051251 and 41957282
Hi Karen!
James William Speegle is the biological father of Jessie Francis Powell. Her Mother, his 1st wife, was Sallie E Lewis Speegle. I have not been able to locate when she died, and/or where she is buried. I may have to write for Sallie's death certificate. I have Jessie Francis' death certificate, but I have decided to blur out social sec numbers before adding to family memorials.
Jessie is my great-grandmother, and Sallie is my gr gr grandmother.
I have asked Pete to add Jessie's link to his memorial, and hope he will add a message in the bio that Sallie E Lewis Speegle is the mother, not Lela Franks. Sallie must have died before he married Lela... (assuming). In both Jessie's obit and her brother William David's obit, they list Mrs J W Speegle (Lela Franks) as step mother. Many newspaper clippings through the family years Lela Franks Speegle is referred to as mother, of course. Thanks, Cindy (sorry it's so long)
Added by Cindy Shivers on Jan 24, 2017 4:38 PM
Norman Maurice Anderson - 27299353
Hi Karen,

I have updated the parent links for Norman. For the parents you have in the Bio text, you can update to:

Father - William Jefferson Anderson
Mother - Sarah Ethel Carrell

Norman was my 3rd cousin.


Added by ccoursey on Dec 21, 2016 12:56 PM
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