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George Paul Farris (#47374576)
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Bio Photo An old soldier, who is well-read and blessed with a good education. My interest in family history was fed by the women of my family, God bless them. My mother always assumed I'd write the family history, whatever that means. To the best of my knowledge she knew only her grandparents.

Family lore had circulated about our ancestors rafting down the Ohio River. This was somewhat supported by a sheaf of fading, flaky photostats discussing the Mefford family of Mason County, Kentucky, which I inherited upon my mother's death. However, when analyzing the names I couldn't bridge the gaps between missing generations.

In 1991, after I acquired my first computer, I discovered tools and a matrix in which to place my data and developed ways to expand upon it. With the passage of time, I have traced some of my lines of descent through the Plantagenets to the Counts of Anjou and Normandy, discovered numerous Colonials even dating back to Colonial Jamestown, at least six Revolutionary War patriots, and I've encountered numerous cousins I hadn't known existed some of those have become dear friends and collaborators.

My mother would have been astounded and proud of the family I've rediscovered. N.B.: My maternal lines include, but are not limited to: Neal, Mefford [Meffert], Turley, Bailey, Raizor (Razor), Witcher, Dewitt, Sullivan, Rice, Rule, and Abshire. My paternal lines from Lebanon, to the best of my knowledge, include: Farris, Solomon [Suleiman], Hayek, al Khoury, Guttas, Ishe [Eishy], Tanous, Romanos, Shouwaysha, and Zoghby.
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Daisy Mefford
I guess, with all the last names, I didn't realize I created a duplicate memorial. I'll delete mine. If I don't still have the pictures I'll retake them and add them. Could you request they add grave location of Row 8a, lot 7, site 2?
Added by mks on Feb 21, 2017 7:13 PM
Everett Mefford
RE: John Mefford (1732 - 1796) FAG Memorial# 65514623
Thank you cousin for this information and I am sorry I haven't gotten back to you. I have taken the unmarked headstone photo off the memorial
Added by Everett Mefford on Feb 21, 2017 2:02 PM
RE: Dewey Phariss: FAG# 59919388
Sorry, I removed mine
Added by ProgBase on Feb 12, 2017 5:36 PM
MARING Robert*** 1818 24 Jun 1863 1)Narcassa POWELL;
2)Catharine MEFFORD FINNEY No stone
Added by "IRISH EYES ARE SMILING" on Feb 11, 2017 12:45 PM
Mary Catherine Mefford
Transfer has been made.
Added by "IRISH EYES ARE SMILING" on Feb 11, 2017 12:38 PM
David Schram
RE: William D VAUGHAN: FAG # 90282015
Sorry, I am not.
Added by David Schram on Feb 06, 2017 5:07 PM
Donna (VanArsdall) Hoffman
RE: Samuel F. Mefford: FAG# 114008042
Sorry to be so slow to reply. I'm not sure of the line of ownership. We believe that the property now belongs to Anthony Lockard. If you go to (Scott County Property Valuation) and search for his name, you should be able to find who he purchased it from. To go further back, you would probably need to go to the courthouse. I believe that it belonged to Emmons at one time.

As for the name, I'm not sure. Most little cemeteries were family cemeteries with just a few plots and really didn't have a name other than the family name. Perhaps when this one was first documented they named it going by the names they found on the stones.

The stains that you spoke of were caused by the stone being partially buried and the stain is where it was exposed by scraping away some soil in order to read the stone.

Added by Donna (VanArsdall) Hoffma... on Feb 06, 2017 9:04 AM
Jody Noller
RE: Benjamin Cady
Yes absolutely
Added by Jody Noller on Jan 24, 2017 12:18 PM
RE: SSG Norman R. Adkins: FAG# 89887713
I am not related to 'Sarge'. Since he is a relative of yours, I have transferred his memorial to you.

Added by Bernice on Jan 09, 2017 8:20 AM
Deborah Wood
Thank you, Paul, for the tribute you added to my cousin's memorial 39589347, Lieu John Taylor Campbell. I appreciate it.

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Added by Deborah Wood on Jan 08, 2017 2:52 PM
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