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Claire Zahn (#47471543)
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Bio Photo I have been retired since May of 2001, spending a lot of my time on my Zahn Family Tree. I know the importance of names and dates... and the US Federal Census. I like helping others and this is a great way to do so.

If there is anyone in need and I can help, I will if I can. I also love to correspond.

My Family tree is very large. Our Zahns settled in Westminster, Maryland and we are many. Some moved west and I have met some of my Iowa cousins, some of my Virginia Cousins and some of my Maryland Cousins. Cousins Gary Zahn and George Thacker are very helpful and in return, I help them, as well as information swapped between many distant cousins.
I am also looking into the John Douglas Family from Douglas, Georgia and the Stephens' Twins who migrated from NC to Ramer, AL and then most went south to Myakka Florida during or right after the Civil War.

I look forward to adding to the Findagrave database.

I now live in Maryville, TN. Names of interest include:
Zahn, Hayden (in Virginia), Convers/e (any, leading back to Deacon Edward Convers of Woburn, Mass), Ringwood, NY (Cork County Ireland), Yingling, Rice, Holmes of Charleston, SC...and more.....
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Nadeen Sobottka
RE: Mead-Converse Burying Ground 1810
Hi Claire, I have relatives buried at this cemetery, so when the opportunity came that my husband and I were in NH for a Nascar race and a mini vacation, I took advantage of the cemeteries there. I saw that the Mead-Converse cemetery wasn't documented as of yet and had a field day doing so. My "Hastings" relative married into the Mead family and if I'm not mistaken there may be Converse mixed in there as well. Glad you found the cemetery on Find A Grave. Regards, Nadeen
Added by Nadeen Sobottka on Sep 05, 2017 9:55 AM
Jungle Jim
RE: Everette Dale Converse/ Waynoka

You are quite welcome. My pleasure!

Added by Jungle Jim on Aug 22, 2017 6:33 AM
Bekah Myers
RE: Ottis Rena Gilbert
Thanks for making the change. Hope you had a good trip!
Added by Bekah Myers on Jul 20, 2017 5:16 PM
Darlina Shaw
Dixie Mae Debity
I found this story tonight on Facebook and thought I'd share it with you. It was originally posted by "Dust to Dust Photography."

Dixie Mae Debity was the infant daughter of John and Martha Debity, who lived in the Conasauga area of Coker Creek, Tennessee. According to further research I came across, she had 7 other siblings, but at the time of her death, she was the 3rd child that John and Martha had at the time. Sadly, little Dixie did not survive her birth, dying just moments after her mother had given birth to her sometime in 1910.

The family home was located not too far from her final resting place. Based on various accounts surrounding this tiny grave, Dixie was buried in the back yard, just feet away from the old wagon road that went through. We drove on that old road just to get there. It was one of the roughest roads I've ever been on.

The most tragic aspect behind Dixie's story is not only the circumstances of her death, but the events that transpired after the fact. Years after her passing, her parents and siblings packed up and moved down the mountain into Coker Creek, leaving both her grave and the house behind. Now, back then, she wasn't completely alone. She was surrounded by the people who lived in the small mountain community that once populated the dense forest near her parent's home. Her parents, siblings, and grandparents are all buried together in a family plot at Epperson Cemetery. Dixie is completely alone.

The years came and went, as did progress. The mountain community in which she was born in was abandoned by the 1930s following the Cherokee National Forest's expansion further into the Unicoi Mountains. The people had no other choice but to pack up their belongings and move further down the mountain. Their houses were destroyed and the land was allowed to reclaim what was rightfully its own, including the final resting place of little Dixie Mae. Nothing remains of her parent's house today. I looked everywhere for signs and couldn't find them.

Added by Darlina Shaw on Jun 12, 2017 4:44 PM
Rebecca & Sarah Jayne
RE: Saint Peters in Po-K/ Ringwoods
Good morning,
I just wanted to let you know that I just sent those photos over to the email you provided me with! Let me know that you were able to open them...
Added by Rebecca & Sarah Jayne on May 23, 2017 7:29 AM
RE: Pearl F Converse/ Fishers
You are so welcome Claire
Added by PaPasgirl on May 19, 2017 9:14 AM
RE: Sarah Huntington Photo
Thank you. I very rarely get any acknowledgment for fulfilling someone's request.
Added by Gemeniguy on May 11, 2017 5:33 PM
Rebecca & Sarah Jayne
RE: Saint Peters in Po-K/ Ringwoods
Hi Claire I just got home from Saint Peters.... The large stone only has the two sides with writing on them. I took pics of all 4 sides if you would like I can send them to your email address...In that area there is only one other stone with Ringwood on it and its right behind that larger stone... ITs the stone with Thomas Ringwood memorial #120404599.... Let me know if there is anything else I can help you with

Added by Rebecca & Sarah Jayne on May 03, 2017 9:18 AM
Rebecca & Sarah Jayne
RE: Saint Peters in Po-K/ Ringwoods
Hi Claire, I am sorry for the delayed response. I live pretty close to there I dont believe there is anything on the other sides of that stone.. I will take a peek over the week end.. its a fairly large cemetery but i think i know where abouts this is... Wish me luck
Added by Rebecca & Sarah Jayne on May 02, 2017 6:43 PM
RE: Bushnell Cemetery/ Mariners
Good Morning Claire,

I would be happy to look at Mariner obits! They can contain such a wealth of info!
Our Genealogical Society's hours are rather sparce so I will take a look next time I'm in town AND they are open!
I did some looking at the Mariners yesterday on Ancestry...
Do you know if "Homer" and "Delos" are one and the same?
P.S. I was only commenting on our weather and knew you weren't asking me to go to the Cemetery in the snow... haha... but I WOULD!
Added by Elizabeth on Mar 14, 2017 9:07 AM
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