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Mike Foley (#47133615)
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Bio Photo I'm a life long American history buff, especially the colonial and Revolutionary War periods. I've been working on family genealogy for about 25 years. I enjoy collecting native american artifacts, photography and traveling to historic sites and living history museums.

Researching the Hames, Francisco, Salzer and Volk families of Monroe County, NY; as well as the Foley and McGreal/McGrail families of western NY. Also the VanZile/VanSyle families of 1700's NJ.
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Cathy Patten Haar

My grandmother was a McGrail, born and raised in Woodford Co., Illinois. I've suspected for a while that we have a connection to the Western NY (specifically Wayne Co.) McGreals. And thanks to DNA matches, I now know we do. But I'm having a heck of a time trying to sort it out!

If you're interested in putting our heads together to try to figure it out, I'd be so grateful if you'd email me at


Cathy Patten Haar Find A Grave # 47569243
Added by Cathy Patten Haar on Sep 17, 2016 5:01 PM
ben harroll
adelaide f foley-jennings
I am a 73 years young retired Private Detective
and created the P.I. Museum to honor people like
Adelaide F. Foley-Jennings (New York Lady P.I.).
Adelaide F. Jennings Detective Agencies, Inc.
operated 1922-1950'ish with offices in Rochester,
Buffalo, New York, Miami and lastly Los Angeles.
Her brother, Earl F. Foley (1899-1968), ran N.Y.
firm Jennings-Foley Detective Agency for awhile
and then formed his Fidelity Detective Agency.
I'm working on a display to honor this first of
her kind early 1900's female Private Detective.
More info about P.I. Museum at:

Do you possibly have her date of birth and death?
Perhaps her husband's, i.e. ? Jennings,full name?
Finally, anything about her children or relatives?

Best Wishes, Ben Harroll
P.I. Museum Founder/Curator
Added by ben harroll on Apr 06, 2015 1:54 PM
marieta hopkins
Patterson family history
I was glad to find this information on charles jesse patterson (my great grandfather)and that you listed him as a son to william and mary burdick patterson, however I can not find any information whatsoever on william and mary burdick. We do know both died young when charles jesse and his siblings were young children. his siblings names are sister delilah,brothers william (we think) Fred, and Gideon. the brothers and sister were separated to different homes after their parents death. any help would be so appreciated. sincerely Marieta Hopkins
Added by marieta hopkins on Oct 24, 2014 8:47 PM
Ann Marie Shaw South
Katherine L. McGreal Shaw McLaughlin
Dear Mike,
Just by chance have I come across your name and all of this unknown information about my mother's family! I am ecstatic! I live in Dallas, Texas and have planned to visit my mother's grave today in remembrance of her upcoming birthday on July 30, and discovered all of this research you have done! I am so grateful to you. Words cannot express. Perhaps I can fill in for you other family info. My hope is to visit Rochester, NY and Holy Sephulchre Cemetery in the future to identify more of the McGreal family.

Ann Marie Shaw South
Added by Ann Marie Shaw South on Jul 27, 2014 11:00 AM
Thank you so much, Mike, for this beautiful photo of my son's Great, Great Great Grandfather Brewer. You do wonderful work! Bless you in all your endeavors.
Added by Snoopy_Lover on Jul 02, 2014 3:36 PM
Daryl VerStreate
benjamin swick
Indexing and photographing Rev War Soldiers in this county help would be appreciated. I would like to use these headstones in my online index for the SAR.
Added by Daryl VerStreate on Nov 25, 2010 10:58 PM
George Manley Photo
Thanks so much for the George Manley tombstone photo! I live in West Plains, MO. Is there anything you may need here that I can get for you?

Added by Beca on Sep 08, 2009 5:49 PM
Victoria McCoy
Wm Jayne
Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph Wm Jayne's headstone, and the great quality of the photo. Welcome to Find A Grave as well. I hope you have as much fun as I have working with all the wonderful people you meet through this site.

Victoria McCoy
Added by Victoria McCoy on Sep 02, 2009 2:33 PM
Zoe Tom
Seth R. Norris
Yes, add Seth's too. That other was a stone for his wife of some sort, as I recall. I think that was a memorial stone, and NOT his regular tombstone.
Please do add the correct one.

Added by Zoe Tom on Aug 22, 2009 8:19 PM
Zoe Tom
Rev. Peter and Fidelia Norris
Dear Mike - This is to let you know how thrilled I am that you found Rev. Norris and his wife's tombstones and took such great pictures of them!!!
I don't know how you managed to find Fidelia's tombstone. I was told that it was over-turned, or someone thought it was. Thank you so very much!!!
Added by Zoe Tom on Aug 22, 2009 6:01 PM
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