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Larry Van Horn (#46839684)
 member for 11 years, 5 months, 18 days
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Bio Photo Have been researching my family history for the last 36 years. I'm a proud native Texan and have a ton of roots in the Lone Start state.

I have documented over 38,100 ancestors and descendants in compiling my family genealogy. Have researched and found ancestors who served during in the French and Indian Wars, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican American War, Civil War, World War I/II, Vietnam, and even have two great-great grandfathers who served as Frontier Battalion Texas Rangers in the 1880s.

I also teach genealogy classes at a local college, lecture at various local civic groups and schools, and write a syndicated genealogy newspaper column. I research cemeteries and fill photo request here on FAG from within the Tri-State area (northern Georgia, western North Carolina, and eastern Tennessee). I also specialize in estate / probate genealogy research to assist law firms in locating the heirs of deceased individuals for local probate courts.

I retired from the U.S. Navy in 1993 with the rank of Chief Petty Officer after 23 years active duty service in the surface and aviation communities. So I have a keen interest in documenting military services veterans and their final resting places.

Some of my primary paternal lines (first seven generations) of interest include: Boswell, Clark, Mullin, Gilmer, Hurt, Hutchinson, Lange, Law, Leinweber, Magee, Mallory, Meek, Neese, Oglesby, Parry, Redus, Schmidt, Schneider, Schostag, Sheffield, Simmonds, Streuer, Van Horn, Wilson, Witt

Some of my primary maternal lines (first seven generations): Burns, Carr, Faulk, Grohman, Leitsch, Ludwig, Munster, Schmidt, Smith, Winkler

If I have a memorial posted for one of your ancestors (not distant cousins, etc) and they are not any of my ancestors, I'm more than happy to transfer management of their FAG memorial to you. Just contact me or email me directly at the address below.

You can see more about my research on my family blog at

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Marianne Gryder
RE: Your Warner Family
Gee, Larry, you just gave me more information that I didn't have....thank you.

My g-gfather didn't want the family researching the history due to Brady W's mistaken judgement. Too late! It's all public record now.

So, with Brady Riley's info that you shared, Brady F comes into the picture....all thanks to you.

Added by Marianne Gryder on Aug 09, 2017 12:30 PM
Marianne Gryder
RE: Colonel Bradey Riley Warner

Thank you SO much for the two posts and getting the messages to me. It was awesome to find the news this morning. As far as I know, none of the remaining family members has this info. In fact, it's been difficult to research this side of the family. Recently, I purchased an old book: "Columbus, GA....1827-1865" which lists the marriage of Brady and Matilda. My great-grandfather (Harry) was an editor for The Houston Post and was well respected around the country, also. He actually ran for TX governor, not wanting to win but to sway votes....he almost won.

Warm regards,

Marianne Gryder
Added by Marianne Gryder on Aug 07, 2017 6:15 AM
Double L
RE: Rock Hill Cemetery
I am not from South Carolina, and unable to help you find the cemetery. I had added their daughter, Alice McDevitt, I like linking families together, found her parents on and stated they were buried at Rock Hill Cemetery, Lancaster County, South Carolina. I looked the cemetery up, it was listed, but no names had been added to the cemetery, so I added their names. I hope you will be able to find someone to help you.
Blessings to you and yours,
Added by Double L on Apr 03, 2017 8:07 PM
Bonnie Coalson
Van Horn surname
My birth father was Dudley Dean Van Horn (1926 - 1911), I've been working on a tree. I have gone back to Charles D. Van Horn (1815 - 1855) married to Jane Mitchell (1820 - 1888). Do you have any information on this Van Horn line? My email is

Thank you for your time.
Added by Bonnie Coalson on Mar 26, 2017 10:51 PM
RE: New Orleans Bloom Family
I am only distantly related to them. I think the term might be "shirttail relatives". But, I like to do thorough research nonetheless. When posting photos of gravestones, I research all the names as best I can, even those not in my tree.
Added by ShaRon on May 08, 2016 5:00 PM
Wilson McElveen
Tigue Moore
Thanks for all of the info. on Tigue posted to this site. My mother , daughter of Elias Richard Moore, Jr., and Tigue were first cousins. Interesting that only 3 of the first cousins are still living -Jennie - from the oldest sibling and my mother and her brother from the youngest sibling. I noted that you are a big genealogist - I am a part time amateur - would love if you have any info. on the descendants of Tigue, Lias and Stephen who all migrated to Louisiana, correct? My mother remembers Steve and Lias staying with her parents when they lived in Miami during the 1930's.

-Wilson McElveen
Added by Wilson McElveen on Jan 30, 2015 8:41 AM
sherri schaefer bagby❦
RE: John Schindler-Annie Grohman
Wonderful !

Added by sherri schaefer bagby ... on Jan 10, 2015 8:03 AM
Wanda Darnell
Fannie Ramey Mongold
Thank you for tranfering my Aunt Fannie to me. Your work is greatly appreciated.
Wanda Darnell
Added by Wanda Darnell on Oct 26, 2014 8:49 AM
T & C
Ware Oglesby, Find A Grave Memorial# 96842810
Hello Larry, Do you know the source of the birth and death dates of Ware Oglesby in Find A Grave Memorial # 96842810? DAR records show him as born in 1768, which would make him age 12 - 13 during the years he is said to have served, 1780 and 1781. Since there is a precise day, month, and year, it doesn't look like it came from a guess, so maybe there's a Bible record or something that gives the dates? Thanks
Added by T & C on Oct 07, 2014 11:29 AM
Katherine Leinweber
Hi Larry, Per your request I've added Katherine Leinweber's middle and maiden names to her memorial. I will gladly transfer her memorial to you if you like, use the transfer tab. I helped with a project to photo all headstones in Garden of Memories and create memorials for those that did not have one on Find a Grave. Think it is great when a relative wants to maintain a memorial I've created. Maggie
Added by Maggie on Jul 30, 2014 4:23 PM
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