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Katherine L (Patch) Short (#46960670)
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Bio Photo I lived in Texas until the death of my husband in Jan 2013.

I was born in Oregon just before WW II ended the daughter of Ray Culbertson Patch and Mary Elizabeth Cragle, but grew up in Iowa where my father was born and raised; and where I met and married my military husband.

My husband and I lived in Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Georgia, Germany, Colorado, Louisiana, Italy, Arizona and now Texas for the last 25 years.

I do my research on-line.

I am the mother of four and grandmother of six.

Two of my children were born in Heidelberg, Germany near where some of their ancestors lived - discovered years later when I was researching.

One daughter was born in Piza, Italy and the last in Texas to become a 7th generation Texan.

My husband's main lines are Lanum, Nall, Schroegler, and Short among others.

Mine are Andreas, Cragle, Culbertson, Hawkins, Mull, Patch, Toothaker, Washburn and others too numerous to mention.

My line goes back through my mother to the Mayflower and royalty in England and France.

I tried to get my daughter-in-law to genuflect whenever I entered or left a room. All I got from the effort was laughter and a headache.

I mention this so you know I don't take myself too seriously.

The genealogical world is shrinking everyday.

A few years ago my son visited us arriving from Maine with his wife, children and a guest who was a schoolmate of his son. When our guest left it was as a 9th cousin to my grandson. My youngest daughter returned with her brother to the small town in Maine (pop abt 1500). She was there about 18 months and acquired a job at the local quick-mart. The owner turned out to be a distant cousin connecting to one of our Mayflower ancestors. So that was two families - not related to each other - related to my daughter, son, grandchildren and myself in that small town in Maine. What are the odds?

I love the Internet.

I am very appreciative of findagrave and have watched its phenomenal growth over the years.

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RE: 96136521 Ephraim Patch
Yes I have looked at the other memorial and no I did not contact Locust Furnace, I figured that would be up to you seeing how Ephraim Patch is your relative.
Added by nmbo on May 06, 2017 3:43 PM
96136521 Ephraim Patch
The burial information came from,
Graves of Soldiers of the American Revolution Buried in Wyoming County, New York whose graves have been officially reported, located or marked, by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Review it here,

Maybe there is an error with their information. You might want to contact Dar to get the correct info.
I will leave my memorial for now.
Let me know if you find out for sure as to what cemetery he is actually buried in.
Added by nmbo on May 04, 2017 2:24 PM
John F. Smeltzer
Contact email ....
Hi Katherine .... we have matching at GEDmatch. I used your email listed at GEDmatch and it bounced back to me as "undeliverable." ..... do you have another ??
Added by John F. Smeltzer on Apr 17, 2017 7:46 AM
Stephen P. Burke
Bracken and Patch genealogy
Thank you for posting the information on George Thomas Bracken and Grace Patch. It filled in a lot of blank spaces in genealogy. I am a 3rd Cousin twice removed of George Thomas Bracken.
Added by Stephen P. Burke on Mar 16, 2017 6:50 PM
B.J. Waters
Toothaker and Culbertson
Hello! Sorry for the empty post - slipped on the keys!

Thank you for your compliment on the photos. However, I am not related to the Culbertsons. The photo of Isaac Toothaker was added by Rita Gervais (click on her name) and it appears that she is the one interested in the Culbertson line. Please contact her for more info.

Merry Christmas/Happy Hannukah

Added by B.J. Waters on Dec 13, 2016 11:29 AM
B.J. Waters
Toothier - Culberson
Added by B.J. Waters on Dec 13, 2016 11:26 AM
I am not sure if I sent you an email or not, but I think our Geither/Guyder/Guiders are all matches. Chris Hendryx and I match with you at Gedmatch and we all have this family name from PA in common.
Added by smokeysf on Dec 08, 2016 6:46 PM
L. K. Perry
Thanks for the NALLS research!
Thank you so much for tackling the question of Nannie (Campbell) Nalls and her marriage to Joseph E. Wayland. I appreciate all the information you have sent to me at keyesperry [at] I have written you a longer reply, but my email to you keeps getting bounced back as "undeliverable." Do you have another email address?
Added by L. K. Perry on Oct 26, 2016 3:12 PM
Brenda Barnes
Added by Brenda Barnes on Sep 14, 2016 10:31 AM
Jim Sanders
Joseph Patch
Thank you so much for kind words about my efforts here on! I am thrilled that you have been able to trace you family back so far, and that my entries have been helpful to you.
Would you like me to transfer management of Joseph’s memorial to you? I would be more than happy to do so.
Jim Sanders
Added by Jim Sanders on Nov 26, 2015 5:09 AM
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