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cathy smith shepherd (#47240659)
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Bio Photo I live in SW Ohio. I have been tracing my family tree for over 25 years. I am so happy that now there is the internet to use to trace my family trees. As well as DNA. My mother was a Smith and so was my dad...I am full blooded Smith!
My names are:
Kentucky: Smith, Spencer, Mynhier, Benson, Montgomery, Turner,
West Virgina/Virginia: Smith, Yoak/Yoke/ Right/Wright, Layman, Stepp, Ward,

Just a tip..If your family is from a state that was neutral in the Civil War like mine. People changed the spelling so not to be associated with a family member if thier loyalties was to the opposite side.... Drop me a line, I love to talk family trees.
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Amy Bolinder Gedmatch#A862271
Coddington Edits Sent
I sent edits for the Coddingtons, please message me if you require any proof to my corrections. Thanks, Amy
Added by Amy Bolinder Gedmatch#A8... on Feb 01, 2017 6:18 PM
Linda Crow
Virginia Mae Hall Mistler
Would you please link Virginia Mae Hall Mistler #48936197 to her parents? Her father is Garrett Bradley Hall #122306888 and her mother is Amanda McRoberts Hall #122430105.

Linda Crow
Added by Linda Crow on May 16, 2014 12:43 PM
melissa morris
Thank you
Thank you Cathy for adding my dads grave on here.

Melissa Kelhoffer-Morris
Added by melissa morris on Mar 23, 2014 11:13 AM
Larry E Smith
Esta Benson Steel

Married a Scotie first and Benson second.

You might want to correct and add to this:

Esta married Scott Steele who moved to WV and remarried Sylvia Bowman on 23 Dec 1932 at Pineville, Wyoming Co, WV.
Scot and Esta had two children: Ruby Irene Steele and Hoy Gene Steele. Ruby married Joseph Coleman Miller on 4 Oct 1945 at Bartley, McDowell Co, WV and
Hoy married Juanita Baize on 14 Jul 1948 at Pineville, Wyoming Co, WV.

Larry E. Smith
Added by Larry E Smith on Dec 06, 2013 6:28 AM
Long Black Veil
Esta Benson Steel

Please recheck the info posted on Esta Benson Steel, Memorial # 48394984, Benson and Craig Cemetery, Menifee Co, KY.

Esta Benson Steel, could not have been the daughter of James Benson and Elizabeth Craig. James Benson died 1898. In 1900 Elizabeth (Craig) Benson is wid...Esta is not listed in her household... Esta was born ca 1908. Esta's father is unknown, her mother was Elizabeth Craig Benson.

Sept 1915, Elizabeth Craig Benson, married Phillip Johnson, check 1920 census for Lizzie Johnson. Esta Johnson is listed in household. She is not the the daughter of Phillip Johnson. Phillip Johnson had no children.

Added by Long Black Veil on Oct 02, 2010 11:00 AM
Stephanie Buman
Hello to my kinfolk
I am the great granddaughter of Samuel Rudolph "Bud" Hunt and Julia Jane Mynhier Hunt.

I have tons of info concerning the family.
Added by Stephanie Buman on Aug 27, 2010 2:41 AM
Richard Schultheiss
Margaret Ellen Smith
Hey Cathy; How you doing?

I would be extremely grateful if you could add in the information I sent you for Margaret Smith. She's my great aunt, and I'm trying to link all of her family together.

Also, I like to ask if you would be willing to added in her obituary to her Bio. I have Obituaries for the whole family, but its a slow process of getting them all in. If you would you don't really have the time for something like that, would you be willing to transfer Margaret's Memorial to me, so I could eventually do it. Either way would be great.

Thanks for putting her in the system.

Added by Richard Schultheiss on Jul 24, 2010 4:11 PM
Beverly - Ohio
RE: Find-a-Grave
I've been thinking about something - please email me @
Added by Beverly - Ohio on Mar 19, 2010 11:09 AM
Debbie J
RE: Trenton Ohio
No, I do not live in Trenton. I live in Northern KY. My Schweitzer family is buried there. The cemetery had not been done so I walked and documented and photographed the entire cemetery.
Added by Debbie J on Mar 01, 2010 7:22 PM
Beverly - Ohio
RE: Find-a-Grave
I looked at your site. Could you make sure to add two little bits of info. to the obits you add: the name of the newspaper/source and the date listed in the newspaper. Find-a-Grave requests this info. also for obits. This info. will help others in the future.
Thanks and keep up the good work.
Added by Beverly - Ohio on Feb 22, 2010 10:47 AM
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