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Carol Lynn White (#47579434)
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Bio Photo I have always been interested in family history, asking questions since I was a little girl. I took a genealogy class at church, and that was when my life changed forever. I was introduced to the computer, and the internet.
I have found people I didn't know. I found out their life stories, some of which really surprised and at times shocked me. I have also found living cousins who share my passion or a better word now is addiction.
I have also met some wonderful friends.

But, with the good comes the bad. I have also met some really mean people too. And, in this wonderful business of searching out and preserving our family history,this makes me sad.

I do want to point out, that I appreciate all of the volunteers who have created these memorials, and the volunteers who take and post photos on this site. As in anything worthwhile, it really does take a village. We cannot do all of this alone.

With that said, I am not interested in having memorials of people I am not in some way related to, or do not know. I only want to manage family, which includes extensions of my family, and a few friends.

If I have a duplicate, it was NOT created on purpose. If I am aware of one, I try to rectify that, and ask for cooperation, not a power struggle over "ownership". To me, that is either silly, or selfish.

I have added info and edited quite a few memorials, and I appreciate all the help I have received.
I always leave a flower on their memorials, out of love, respect, and as a reminder that I was there to provide correct information and family links.

My core family names are:
Paternal:White,Sarvis,Kay,Little, Heffner.
Maternal: Deicken, Hellweg, Walkenhorst, Kemner.

I am willing to share information with other family members within reason.
I have had people ask for a GEDCOM file or a copy of my tree, and I am not willing to do that.
I think if people are truly interested in their family history, they would want to experience the research to get a feel for the family, not just the info to transfer onto a file or tree.

If I can be of help to anyone, please ask.
Carol Lynn

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RE: Washington
You're welcome Carol, happy to help. His headstone photo has been posted.

Thanks so much for your quick response,
Added by debbs1223 on May 20, 2017 11:05 PM
Barbie Gant
RE: Isabelle Higgs
You're welcome.

The headstones in the photo are her son and husband.

I'll try again in a month or so, hopefully her headstone will be in place by then.

Added by Barbie Gant on May 05, 2017 12:07 PM
bob toelle
RE: Alice Boggs Ivey- 85563724
Hi -
Her parentage is pretty much all I know about her.
Added by bob toelle on Apr 24, 2017 9:27 PM
Bob Elston
RE: Josiah B. Elston
Unfortunately our ancestors were, occasionally, rather insensitive to our needs (three hundred years later) and used given names haphazardly! - guess the joke is on us. But yes, there is merit in the position of Mary vs. Polly being one and the same.

Where is my line? Samuel Elston b. ~1690 is my 6th great grandfather. His grandsons, William and David, left New Jersey to formulate the Southern Elston branch. Much of the basis of my documenting that branch began with Elston Luttrell's dissertation in the Lookout, a periodical published in TN in about 1924.

I just began creating a tree a couple of months ago, so it is by no means complete (are any trees really ever complete). Anyway, that tree is public and titled "Elston - South (Luttrell tracking)" I've pared down my line just to show the bare lineage on "my" side so I can locate cousins on the Southern side.
You will find me as Robert Clark Elston b. 1945 in that tree.

Best Regards, Bob Elston
Added by Bob Elston on Apr 23, 2017 9:13 PM
Bob Elston
RE: Josiah B. Elston
Just wanted to get back to you, images for the Ben() White & Mary Elston marriage are on
The Josiah Elston that signed for Mary must have been the Josiah born approx 1759, as he would have been 51 years old at the time. OTOH, his son, Josiah (supposedly born in 1795) would have only been 15 years old at the time of Mary's marriage.
I can only assume that JSE has incorrectly identified one of the four other daughters of Josiah (b. 1759).
- Bob Elston

Added by Bob Elston on Apr 23, 2017 2:20 PM
Bob Elston
RE: Josiah B. Elston
Hi Carol,Please don't misunderstand my asking as 'questioning', as a relative neophyte to genealogy there is lots I have to learn.
Alas, my tree is private as well, as some of my living relatives conditioned their participation on that consideration. However I have no problem with sharing it with "trusted" researchers.
My email address is:
I just finished reading the amazing story of Austin Hammer and Nancy Jane Elston.
Best, Bob Elston
Added by Bob Elston on Apr 23, 2017 1:29 PM
Bob Elston
Josiah B. Elston
Hi, Iam trying to square your information on Josiah B Elston (b 1759 d. 1850) with that given in James Strode Elston's book "The Elston Family in America". For simplicity sake I'll referr to him as JSE.
JSE says on page 114 that Josiah was married to Rebecca Lewis, and one of their daughters was Nancy Jane Elston (who married Austin Hammer in 1826. JSE goes on to say that Josiah and Rebecca has as many as 12 more children, one of who was Josiah B Elston (b. 1795 d. after 1860). He also mentions a daughter Rebecca who married Moses Drake. Unfortuantely JSE does NOT mention a daughter Mary.
Can you help me sort this out? I would be glad to send you any information you wish from JSE's book (also available on
Bob Elston

Added by Bob Elston on Apr 23, 2017 12:29 PM
sabrina cisney
Henrys - crawfordsville, IN
Are you related to any of the Henrys from Crawfordsville, INdiana. I noticed your flowers on my grandfathers site (patrick Samuel Henry)Thanks
Added by sabrina cisney on Apr 18, 2017 11:34 AM
Dee Green
RE: Thomas Vanderford
You're very welcome! The back view has been removed.

Added by Dee Green on Mar 27, 2017 3:18 PM
Dee Green
Thomas Vanderford
Hi Carol,

I've added photos to Thomas' memorial. If you do not want all the views I've added, please feel free to request removal. The reason many of us put a view of the back of the headstone is that it shows there are (or in this case, are not) other eligible family members interred with the veteran.

It is your memorial so please don't hesitate to express your preference. :-)


Added by Dee Green on Mar 27, 2017 1:24 PM
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