Nathan Vaughan Marks

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Note: If a 'suggested' correction is submitted in what is deemed to be a rude, aggressive, or otherwise disrespectful manner, I reserve the right to report that behavior to Find A Grave management; this is an online community and its members, at a bare minimum, should all be civil to one another. Commands, demands, or condescending orders do not constitute a "Suggested Correction", and therefore will be disregarded. A "suggestion" should always be submitted politely and respectfully. I do so for my submitted corrections, and I expect the same in return.

Also, I'm usually pretty quick on accepting edits (1-3 days max typically). If it's taking longer, it probably means I am trying to independently verify your edit before accepting it. Birth or death dates that are 3 or more years different than what I have or significantly different dates (11 Apr instead of 25 Feb) will probably mean I'm checking accuracy with my records before accepting. In most cases, I end up accepting the edit. The last few years, I average less than 5 declined edits per year. If I do decline one, I send my sources contradicting the edit.

Additionally, PLEASE: If you're going to copy my family photos and add them to your website or Ancestry tree, credit me as the person who shared the photo. I have been deterred from sharing photos on Find A Grave the past couple of years because of regularly finding my contributions added to Ancestry and private websites without any credit to me. The same goes for headstone photos. I try to only add memorials to Find A Grave if I have a reliable source (cemetery index, obituary, funeral record) that states a person is buried there, with occasional exceptions. I will always try to provide a source when requested.

I will transfer memorials to people I am not closely biologically related to if requested through the Suggest Another Correction tab as long as you are more closely related to that person than I am, with the possible exception of a direct ancestor (if they are my 5th great grandfather, and your 3rd great grandfather, I will likely want to hold onto the memorial to contribute my own research, but I will gladly add your information if you wish). I am always eager to exchange information and especially PICTURES of my ancestors, primarily those in my direct line or biological aunts and uncles. Feel free to contact me about that.

Surnames in my direct lines include Marks (Loudoun, VA, Dallas, TX), Vaughan (Pope, AR, Pittsburg, OK), Martin (Baxter, AR), Moose, Barnett (Breathitt, KY), Clements (Washington, KY), Auston/Austin, Jay, Baker (Grayson, VA), Eversole, Rorie, Cowan, Waller, Binkley, Sain, May, Downing, Patton, Bennett, Hash, Mooney, Fancher, Hamilton, Riley, Taylor (Daviess, KY), and more. Lots of Eastern Kentucky families (aforementioned Barnett and Eversole, but also Radford, Haddix, Hays, Napier, Campbell, Bowling, Pennington, etc.). Lots of North Carolina German families (aforementioned Moose family, Holt, Troutman, Ribelin, Wilhoite, Eagle, Peck, Bushart, Haldeman, and more).

I also work heavily on the lines of my wife and children, as well as my step-mother and half-siblings. Nearly all my wife's lines began in New York, Canada, Germany, and England, and eventually made their way to Lenawee County, Michigan and Detroit, Michigan including the surnames: Hoag, Vershum, Poissant, Rassette, Fetzer, Breitner, Holloway, Maloney, Flowerday, Rose, White, Freer, Van Wey, Gendron, Chartrand, Doré, Toupin, Robinson, and more. If you have noticed my work in Sanilac, Huron, and Macomb counties in Michigan, much of that is tied to my step-mother's family. Surnames include Engel, Hahn, Kohlhagen, Koehler, Miller, Liberenz, Spietz, Pieplow, Ulfig, Kucharzyk, Puvalowski, Rogers, Kosal, and Uhl.

I will address any suggested edits or corrections as quickly as I can. Occasionally, I will reserve the right to seek out or request documentation if a suggestion conflicts with the information I possess. It is nothing personal; it is merely a way to ensure that all memorials on this site are as accurate as they can possiby be.

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