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EddieM (#47083914)
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Bio Photo Hello from New Mexico.
I've been excavating and cataloging pioneer cemeteries for over 30 years. In the 1980s I even published a few works on the subject. Like most of you, I'm also an avid genealogist. While I enjoy finding the graves of famous people, I'm more interested in the common soldier and pioneer. Every one of them has a story.

As for genealogy, I am currently working on the surnames Trine, Minter, Dozier, Shackleford and Marquez. I'm also collecting the names and graves of the Maryland 6th Infantry.

I'm usually "on the road," so my photos come from wherever I happen to be. I've had the pleasure of meeting hundreds of wonderful people who share this love for history. Contact me if I can be of any help to you.

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K Wink-Torney
RE: Wink-Minter
Hello Eddie,

Great hearing from you. Dora & I are cousins of many removes as I guess are we. Let me give you a little background on the Wink's. Home territory primarily Manchester & Hampstead Carroll Co.

My great grandfather was Jacob Wink 1844-1913. Married Annie Josephine Belschner. Jacob was an undertaker in Manchester and two of his sons continued the business into the late 1950's. There is a record of a burial for Alice Minter (child) in 1881 in Jacob's records.

Jacob's father was John Wink 1820-1903 (my 2xg grand father) Married Margaret Rebecca Wilhelm.

John's father was George Wink 1788-1862 (my 3xg grandfather) Married Susannah (Sentz) Zentz.

Joseph Henry Wink,Sr. 1830-1909 (son of George) Married Rachel Minter. Joseph Henry Wink, Jr. 1862-1937 Married Laura Bixler & is father of Dora.

Your archaeological search for Susannah Trine is fascinating. I did note that Emanuel had married a niece of Susannah but not the circumstance.

I would be delighted to see the Wink info you speak of and a photo would be wonderful. You are very generous.

Look to hear from you at


Added by K Wink-Torney on Nov 06, 2015 2:20 PM
K Wink-Torney
Joseph Henry Wink(1830-1909) married Rachel Minter
in 1856. Joseph was the son of George Wink(1788-1862) and Susannah(Susan)Zentz(Sentz)(1799-1890).
Suzannah Minter (Rachel's) sister married Emanuel Trine in 1842. The story goes that there are questions concerning the death of Suzannah and her death has never been recorded. In your research on the Minter's I am curious if you've discovered any information on Joseph Henry (my 3rd great grand uncle) that you would be willing to share. Thanks.

K Wink-Torney
Added by K Wink-Torney on Nov 05, 2015 8:42 AM
Robert Abney
RE: David Witt
PS....I am searching the Witt line for verification that our Ursula Abney, d/o Dannett Abney, married William Witt. Do you have that information?

By the way, Abney was misspelled Abner many times down the line. Dabney on the other hand came to America with that spelling because it was, along with Abney, a corruption of d'Aubigny.
Added by Robert Abney on Oct 22, 2015 1:17 PM
Robert Abney
RE: David Witt
Well, The original English spelling was Dannett as a surname. However, When Dannett Abney came to this country indentured in 1679 he name was spelled Dannit. Along the was Dennett entered the picture similar to the way census takers changed names. Our Abney family genealogist always use the surname spelling of Dannett.

Added by Robert Abney on Oct 22, 2015 1:12 PM
Barbara [Myers] Slater Nelson
RE: Tate/Guy memorials
Thank you. Yes, we are all very proud of her.
Added by Barbara [Myers] Slater Ne... on Aug 31, 2015 11:09 AM
Leslie P. Fowers
RE: John Hagans
Thanks for the plot info and good luck in future photo taking. If you get a chance to try the flour concept, I would be pleased to hear of your experience.
Added by Leslie P. Fowers on Aug 27, 2015 7:58 PM
Leslie P. Fowers
Hagans photos
thank you so much for the photos, it means a lot to us even if they are difficult to read. I had another findagraver show me how she covers hard to read stones with flour and it is amazing how the letters and numbers stand out. She did one for a grandfathers grave in Iowa and it is amazing the can see one example here

hope this might help...anyway thanks for all you do for the FG community for it is people like you that help us connect to our missing family members.
Added by Leslie P. Fowers on Aug 26, 2015 1:19 PM
Thank you
Eddie, Thanks so much for honoring my photo request for Sarah and Benjamin Bidwell! I appreciate you going out of your way for a complete stranger. Colleen
Added by CKL on Aug 21, 2015 11:14 AM
photo request
Thank you for posting the grave marker for William White I don't know how I missed it.

Added by leslie on Aug 21, 2015 5:57 AM
Annette Gauthier
RE: Simon Parshall
You may already know about this trick. This usually works when stones have lichen and moss growth or mold. I use an ammonia/water solution and a nylon scrubbing brush. Start from the bottom upward. Then wash off with pure water. I have been able to bring out a few stones to where they are readable. If the stones were limestone or sandstone, there isn't a whole lot that can be done. Annette Gauthier
Added by Annette Gauthier on Aug 19, 2015 4:57 PM
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