|Audrey DeCamp Hoffman (#46783896)|
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I am now a ninety year old mother, grandmother, gr-grandmother, and recently a gr-gr-grandmother. On my 80th birthday my grandkids were ask to share what they remember about grandma. Because I realized they didn't know much about their ancestors, I decided to write down what I remembered of the stories that were told to me as I was growing up. That lead me to contact the Sequoia Genealogical Society. |
Volunteers taught me how to find more than 100 years of local family history from the Tulare City Libraries Genealogical Collection.
One volunteer, a retired school teacher taught me, fourth grade style, how to search the Internet on the computer. That year my daughter and grand children gave me a computer for Christmas, and I was off and flying and now I added Find a Grave to my activities.
When you visit one of my memorials please leave a flower. I appreciate it when you say what relation, if any, to a person. Because of my age I would like to transfer some of my memorials. Many of them are not my direct ancestors. If you find one of your direct ancestors in my file please ask for a transfer.
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|Wendy Wilkins Valdez||Becketts|
I am related to the Becketts as a distant cousin (like 2nd 4x removed) through Sarah Springer Chew who is my 1st cousin 5x removed. She and my 3rd great grandfather were 1st cousins. His name is Sylvester Chew. His daughter was mother to my great grandmother who was my grandmother's mother. So, I'm not a direct line. But, I discovered these California relations when I began working sibling lines on my tree. I'd line to link up Laura May Carrow with her husband Bertram Beckett who is buried in the same cemetery but not linked as his parents and children are. Her memorial # is 15569525. Thank you for all the work you've put in to this. I first found you on Ancestry, but don't have a paid membership, so couldn't communicate with you about all the photos you had posted. They're wonderful to see!
Thank you for the transfer of James Tandy Dalton's memorial. I would be happy to maintain any and all Dalton memorials that you would care to transfer to me.
|Joyce||Date of Death: Katherine Elizabeth "Betsey" (Drake) Hawkins|
It will be my consummate pleasure to update Mrs. Hawkins's record.
Added by Joyce on Mar 03, 2014 8:08 PM
|Joyce||Katherine Elizabeth "Betsey" Drake Hawkins|
Oh, goodness! You can have only a little idea concerning what the privilege of maintaining my dear 8th great-grandmother's memorial page means to me.
I, too, have searched and searched, and read and read. I have been chasing Hawkinses (Rileys, Smiths, Pritchetts, and Jacksons) for about four years. My maternal grandfather's mother was a Hawkins (1858-1925; Maryland). But that is all that was known of our Hawkins heritage. Not even her son (my mother's father) knew much more than the names of his brothers.
It seems my elders "didn't speak of such things" as immigration, the American Civil War, or much about WWI for that matter.
Our forebears must have been quite private in the business of their families, and stoic and dutiful, too - they seem to have simply done what needed to be done, or what was commanded that they do, and that was that. No fuss.
Goodness! Wouldn't they certainly balk at the ways of their descendents!
Thank you so very much for you kindness, and, certainly, your years and years of genealogical work - if "meeting" one's forebears can be called "work."
Added by Joyce on Mar 03, 2014 8:01 PM
Dear Ms. Hoffman,
First, allow me to say "Wow!" and to thank you for doing so much work that has undoubtedly helped so very many seekers.
Katherine Elizabeth "Betsey" Hawkins (nee: Drake) was my 8th great-grandmother.
Her Find a Grave Memorial # is 99234223.
I notice that Mrs. Hawkins's birth and death years are the same: 1616. I believe she died 1666 in Slapton, Devon, England.
Thank you, again, for your very fine work. You have provided me with much wonderful and fascinating information.
Added by Joyce on Mar 03, 2014 6:53 PM
|Sam Pryor||RE: Hi Sam,|
You are very welcome
Thanks for the transfer!
Added by LBeebe on Mar 02, 2014 9:38 AM
|Jeff Godbey||Thank you!|
Thank you for the quick reply and transfer! I have added some additional vital info already. I will add a short bio soon hopefully. Are there any other Walker kin that follow this line that you know of? I have a lot of Walker info from Kentucky, where John came from. Thanks again so much.
|Jeff Godbey||Memorial Transfer|
What a wonderful message you wrote. I am fairly new to Find a grave myself but it has been very thrilling. Although Col. John Walker (Memorial# 5645009) is not a direct relative, his brother, Andrew Jackson Walker is. I have a few old documents of John's and would feel privileged to manage his memorial. That is... if there are no Walkers out there wishing the same.
|Mike VanBlaricom||RE: Daniel Mallo|
It was my pleasure.
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