I only create Memorials for my direct family and my ancestors of direct ascendancy. Exceptions will be those individuals who marry my blood relatives, i.e. Grandparents, G-Grandparents, G-G-Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, etc., and their children. If you should find an error, and can provide evidence or a preponderance of evidence, please feel free to let me know.
I am currently writing a book about my family and ancestors. It contains more than 1,000 individuals and is more than 200 pages in length. It also contains facts, stories, legends, myths and folklore about a great many of them. I have a great many people to thank for their many hundreds, perhaps thousands of hours of research and dedication. Too many to list here, but do in the book.
Surnames include: Derry (and many variations; Diery, Dery, Darry, Dairy, Dorry and Deary), Weidenhamer (Weidenhammer), Rexroat (Rexroth), Baker, Bright, Straub, Jagger, Alexander, Lindenmoyer, Phillips, Baldock, Hopper, Riggens, Compton, McCord, McCann, Weiss and more.
I believe making a memorial is more than just adding mere names and dates. From time to time, I may run across family/ancestors that already have memorials on Find A Grave. I may request of you to add links to family/ancestors that I have added. If I cannot get a reasonable response, I will add those names in new memorials myself. So far, I have only come across one who will not respond. Perhaps this individual is unable to respond. In any event, it makes linking these memorials nearly impossible and takes up precious time. Surely, you can understand.
We are direct descendants of those who fought for Freedom and Independence from George III, King of England during the American Revolution. We are sons and daughters of the American Revolution. I am proudly, a seventh generation Derry, and if you are a son or daughter of my brothers, or mine, then you are an eighth generation Derry in America. Your sons and daughters are the ninth Derry generation and so on.
We are an old American family. We have been here for more than 250 years, and longer than the United States of America has been a Free and Independent Nation. Our Derry and Allied Derry families (Rexroat's and Weidenhamer's), fought to help make us a Free and Independent People. I am profoundly moved by the courage of those who came before us. We are that posterity the preamble of our Constitution spoke of. We are bone of their bone, flesh of their flesh, and I am proud to be their son.