Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Robert Downen (#47653808)
 member for 5 years, 7 months, 15 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
I have been a family history hobbyist for about 40 years, since college days. Interest in, and respect for my ancestors and their accomplishments are what inspire my research. I believe those of us privileged to inherit a good name, and a family legacy of achievement in face of adversity, have an obligation to pass that legacy -- and its positive example -- on to our own descendants. And I believe we do our descendants a personal favor in preserving the names, information, and faces of those who have gone before, so they may have an appreciation of their sturdy roots and become inspired by it.

Family names I research include: Downen, Valentin, Klope, Moses White, Crocker, Keller (Southern IL); and Branstetter, Gilbert, Hargrove, Crider (Southern MO)
 Contact: Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 24 Memorials Added
 • 71 Memorials Managed
 • 45 Photos
 • 1 Photo Request
 • 81 Virtual Flowers
 • 3 Fame Ratings
Messages left for Robert Downen (28)[Leave Message]
Graveyard Walker
Thomas Ramsey
Well....hello cousin. Thomas is a direct line grandfather to me as well.

I hope you understand that, "No, because of my relationship to Thomas", I do not want to transfer the management of his memorial to anyone else.
Added by Graveyard Walker on Aug 09, 2016 9:41 PM
Laura Evans Cain
RE: Moses White
Hi Robert. I saw the info for Moses White. I don't know if you are still intrrested in the White family, but I will continue in case other people are out there researching the White family
I am the daughter of Marjorie Ann White. She is the daughter of Emily Dorothea Snider White and John Riley White. John R. White was the son of Ai White and Miriam White, etc.
I respect and appreciate your info. My mother and my aunt tried for years to learn more about Moses but always hit a wall. Unfortunately that was before the Internet!
Best wishes, Laura
Added by Laura Evans Cain on Feb 22, 2016 8:35 PM
David Ralston
sarah cathrine ralston,
Hello Robert. I'm wondering if you would know if Sarah is related to my late relatives that are laid to rest in Glenn cemetery jackson county? respects. David Ralston,
Added by David Ralston on Nov 26, 2015 5:56 PM
Sherry Van Scoy Hall
Oh well, isn't family history fun?
No problem with the BROWN family. Keep on researching. You never know where these guys will pop up again. :) Be sure to let me know if I can help in any way.
Happy Hunting...
Added by Sherry Van Scoy Hall on Sep 14, 2015 8:49 AM
Sherry Van Scoy Hall
BROWN family
Hi Robert,
Please give me a few days to answer your inquiry - I've had a family emergency and a close family member in the hospital.
I've got to get my head back in the genealogy groove.
Added by Sherry Van Scoy Hall on Sep 13, 2015 11:22 PM
RE: Hargrove of Oklahoma
Clyde is my second cousin three times removed, through the Schenck family line on his mother's side.
Added by Logan on Sep 05, 2015 4:37 PM
RE: Hargrove Family
Yes, I am related to the Hargrove family through Eva Pascoe who married Clyde Chilon Hargrove.
I will be happy to look at your information on the Hargrove family and if possible include it on their memorials.
Added by EL on Sep 04, 2015 3:34 PM
Donald Swanson
Brown family
Can you change the connection to our family for this page since we have come to the same conclusion about our lineage?
Added by Donald Swanson on Sep 04, 2015 7:01 AM
Donald Swanson
Elizabeth Sala Brown 1818-1907
Noticed that you contributed her picture. I would like to know where you got it as she is my ggg grandmother. My grandfather was Roy G. Brown, son of William. Thanks, Cheryl Swanson
Added by Donald Swanson on Aug 30, 2015 7:39 AM
Paul Hoyt
RE: Valentine Family
Thanks Bob
Added by Paul Hoyt on Oct 17, 2014 9:54 AM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service