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Ginger Thrush (#48449516)
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My interest in family history has been life long. I discovered Find A Grave and began working on family connections. This has led me to research at the National Archives which allowed me to copy the Civl War pension files my GG grandfathers.

Family surnames include; Thrush, Morford, Tingley, Barnes, Greer, McDermitt, Edwards, VanMatre, Stone, Swim, Yeoman, Andrews, Lemaster, Flowers, Rogers, Gibbs, Peck, Pratt, Fountain, Cockerill, Markle and Miller, to name a few.

My interest also includes Civil War soldiers memorials. I am a organizing member of the John Hoover Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, (DAR) and trace my lineage back to several Revolutionary War patriots.
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RE: John Greer memorial Mason Co. WVA
Hi. I saw that I made a mistake on how many "greats"
He was my GGG grandfather. His daughter Isabella married Preston Love. I come from that line.

Do you have information on ancesters of John Greer? I don't have anything earlier than him.
Added by dvorah on Jul 23, 2017 1:43 AM
RE: Marian Shepler
No, it was a few years ago that paint was sprayed in the Garden Mausoleum. The did a very good job of trying to clean it but, the Shepler name plate needs a little or elbow grease.
Added by Patty on Jun 29, 2017 11:10 AM
Marian Shepler
just a suggestion, get in touch with the Cemetery
614 444 1123 and ask them to take another try at getting the paint off your Grandparents marker.
Added by Patty on Jun 28, 2017 7:12 AM
dreama jones
Adam Dunlap
You have a memorial for him listing his birth as 1805 in Virginia. I have his military death record. The Adam Dunlap that died on 19 Feb 1863 in Point Pleasant, WV was born in Jefferson County, Ohio.
Added by dreama jones on Jun 18, 2017 12:25 PM
G Thomas
RE: Garnetta French edits
I am not related to Garnetta (such a pretty name!), but when I come across information on unrelated people while researching relatives I add it to Find a Grave. I will sometimes even do a bit more research out of curiosity, learning about the person as I go.

The friend/relative who manages each memorial can then decide if the information is appropriate to include. (Sometimes I accidentally "unbury" a persona non grata!) I am glad you found the information on Garnetta useful.
Added by G Thomas on May 23, 2017 9:24 AM
Bob Greer
The Greers of Steubenville, OH
Hi Ginger

I too am searching the ancestors of the Greers. I have done much research but still have not been able to establish the link between the Greers of Steubenville, OH with the Greers of West Virginia. According to my grandmother, the two lines link. Do you have anything to help me? Specifically, my grandfather Charles Greer was from Union, Ohio (a few miles west of Steubenville.
Added by Bob Greer on Apr 13, 2017 1:08 PM
Minerva Smith #75652446
Added your suggestion to bio.
Added by MooreSmith on May 23, 2016 5:09 AM
RE: Lucy McDermitt Pitt # 158396782
It is on her Texas Death Certificate. I'm glad this helps you. Sharon
Added by SGirton on Apr 15, 2016 8:13 AM
Paul A. Thorn
RE: Edwards memorials
Dear Ginger,

When I surveyed the Odd Fellows' Cemetery at New Haven a few weeks ago, I took photos of every monument and memorial I could find, including many that had fallen or been knocked over and which couldn't be lifted up to read them if they were face-down. I was there transcribing and photographing with my aunt all afternoon, until shortly before sunset. And wouldn't you know it, I ran out of film... well, battery life... right before I reached Arthur Edwards and his wife, Lucinda. My aunt took photos of those, which ironically are the only pictures I didn't get myself. I still need to get copies from her.

While I know a lot about the Edwardses, I haven't visited all their gravesites. So other than Arthur I've mainly been adding details to existing memorials. I did add Lewis Edwards as a link between Arthur and his grandparents, and also to dock some of Arthur's siblings who have Find a Grave memorials. But nobody knows where he's buried, and he doesn't seem to have a monument, which is why I listed the place as "unknown". It's almost certainly in Mason County, and probably somewhere along the south bank of the Kanawha, since that's where most of his younger children lived. The date of his death we know from an article by Virgil Lewis, who was a cousin; and his birth date we have from his parents' Bible.

I'm reluctant to create too many memorials for people whose burial sites are unknown, but I'm glad to share what information I have. Just let me know what you're interested in, and I'll see what I can find in my files!
Added by Paul A. Thorn on Apr 07, 2016 3:50 AM
Cheryl Clark
RE: Fountain/Yeoman families .
Looking forward to more communication! Dan enjoys discovering new "cousins". We live in the Florida panhandle, but Dan is from Iowa. The Fountains,Yeomans and Nowels are a fascinating bunch. They tie into Scotts, Hellyers, Harts and Hawks for Dan, so the research is never-ending.
Added by Cheryl Clark on Apr 04, 2016 8:46 AM
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