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Carolyn Thomas Sorensen (#46924949)
 member for 9 years, 6 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo Her passion was genealogy, she loved it! For years my mother researched; wrote letters; purchased b/m/d certificates. She was known as a great genealogists by our entire family. The computer was intimidating to her, but daddy always said "There's never been a computer built that could match your mamma's memory." He was right! We kids thought her passion for the dead was silly. Then when my mother-in-law passed away, I realized that my husband's family history went to the grave with her. I started searching for info on my grandfather & an uncle...I got hooked, BIG TIME! Needless to say, mother was thrilled that I was finally interested in genealogy. We'd talk for hours on the phone about this one & that one. Mother wanted me to get everything she had gleaned, entered on the computer. Then 2 months ago I found this website & started entering everyone's data. I'd print the pages & mail them to mother for her proofing & approval. I never dreamed that just two months later I'd be memorializing my mother here. What little bit of work I'd done on FAG before mother passed away was rewarding. However, I found it healing to enter her biography & honor her memory. I'd be thrilled to have you visit my mother's (Wynona Thomas) memorial. Thank you, FAG for this forum to honor our loved ones. In the 2 months I've been entering data here, I've had several volunteers take photos of my loved one's tombstones & share them with me. Thank you all for this wonderful gift. If I can assist anyone with photos, please let me know.

PLEASE do not copy or upload my photos to any other websites. Its copyright infringement, and I do not want my volunteer work given to any for profit sites.
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Hi Carolyn,

On Magdalene Chastain Carter's memorial you left a note that talked about Magdalene and her daughter. You mentioned a newspaper article about a ceremony held by the DAR to honor Rev Joseph Carter for his service in the Rev. War. There were several articles printed in the Licking Valley Times about this family and this occasion. Would you happen to have copies of them? I have been searching for them for quite a while. If you do, I would so much appreciate to have a copy. Magdalene and Rev Joe are my 3x great grandparents. My parents and grandparents are buried next to two of their sons, Rane and Ben.

Best regards,

S Pickrell
Added by SG on Jan 10, 2017 10:05 PM
William Maples and Prudence Comstock
This relationship doesn't make any sense. How does someone that lived in Connecticut marry in Virginia? And then how does a woman married to a man that lived in Connecticut his whole life die in Tennessee. Something is not right here. I do not believe the parents of Josiah Maples are correct.
Added by CAS56 on Nov 07, 2016 10:15 AM
Tina DeLong
john minton
Added by Tina DeLong on Oct 26, 2016 4:31 PM
Christie Martin
Did you know my Mother?
Hi Carolyn, you left a note on my mother's memorial section. Her name was Thelma Martin.You left the note in 2011. I'm her daughter and I don't remember you. I was a child when she died, and if you knew her, I would love to hear about it. I don't remember much about her and the older I get, the harder it is. I'm afraid I'm going to forget. I don't know anyone who knew her. They have all passed away. If you do remember her, I would love to reminisce.

Thank you!
Added by Christie Martin on Oct 12, 2016 6:28 PM
Veterans Researcher
Crowder Springs Cemetery, Boswell, Ok.
Thanks for all you do, and share, with the Findagrave Research Community!! Your work is appreciated...
Added by Veterans Researcher on Sep 06, 2016 8:58 PM
MACCS History
William E. Sorensen
Hope this finds you well. I came across your profile for William E. Sorensen. Was this the same Bill Sorensen that was the historian for the 9th Defense Battalion Alumni Association? If so, would love to find someone that may have any historical files he may have saved over the years. I am doing research for a book that is being written. Thanks in advance. I can be reached here or at

Added by MACCS History on May 15, 2016 8:44 AM
Stephanie Stephens
Hi Carolyn!

We are distant cousins! My great-grandmother was Samantha Magnolia Maples, she was the great-granddaughter of Josiah "Joe" Maples, who was the grandson of Josiah Maples (1746-1820)

I love that I am able to make these connections. My mother grew up living some of her life with Samantha, but she was very young and doesn't know much about her family or ancestors.

Thank you for setting out stepping stones!

-Stephanie Stephens
Added by Stephanie Stephens on May 07, 2016 12:11 PM
Trish Miller
Homer Crossan
Hi Carolyn:

Homer Crossan was my grandmother's brother. Thank you for writing such a nice memorial to him!

My grandmother was Lyndall Margaret Crossan. Daughter of Hannah Minerva Melick and William Augustus Crossan. Homer was my mother, Margaret's
'Uncle Homer'. He never married. He lived with his sister, Blanch Crossan, who of course was my mom's
'Aunt Blanch'. She did not marry either.

I am working on my mother's side of the family now, so I am cross referencing vital records with findagrave stuff.


Trish Miller
Daughter of Margaret Halgren and Eugene Malanyn
Added by Trish Miller on Feb 17, 2016 6:23 PM
Lori Ellen Robb Martina
Heady, Dale IN
I have a Esquire Heady in the Dale, Spencer, Indiana. If this is your family please contact me and I will transfer the memorials to you.
Added by Lori Ellen Robb Martina on Feb 12, 2016 5:42 AM
Nancy Maples Butler (1812-1892)
Nancy Maples Butler, daughter of William C. Maples and Nancy Long Maples is my 3rd Great Grandmother. Please contact me if you would like to compare notes.

Added by Becky on Dec 06, 2015 2:31 PM
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