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Shirley Jones (#22872172)
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Bio Photo As a child I was curious about the background of my family when looking at old photos, and where family members were buried, having made many trips to cemeteries with my mother on our traditional Memorial Day trips. Since I grew up in a neighborhood with many first cousins, along with aunts, uncles, and grandparents, while in grade school I would go around the neighborhood gathering dates of relatives' birthdays to be sure they were all written on a calendar. Guess that may have been the start of my family history recordings. Since 1976, I have been a dedicated researcher, taking trips to Salt Lake, NGS Conferences, Ntl. Archives and DAR Library in D.C., but one of my favorite research projects is as a volunteer helping to collect obits for proof of burial records for cemeteries in my area. Though I research my Hedges/Dieter lines, I have also gotten hooked on researching my husband's Jones/Neal families. I also research all things Kelton but then that is another story. Shirley Jones.
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Aubryn McCarrell
Ella Mae Dieter Young
I am the great grand daughter of Ella Mae Dieter and George Washington Young. I have traveled to Colfax this week to see family as their daughter in law, David A Young's wife, has passed away. She was my Aunt Rosanna Young. Would like more information on the parents of Ella Mae and George W
Added by Aubryn McCarrell on May 30, 2014 12:37 PM
William R. Ward
Ward Family

I see you are a Ward Family member. My "Ward" is Abner Z. Ward (1793) original from Massachucetts, but moved to Greece, Monroe Co., New York. He married Polly Temple (NH) and had 14 children.

I have traced him to the original Ward ancestor from England who arrived in Massachucetts in 1638. Are you related?

Please let me know.

Thanks and Happy New Year,
Bill Ward in Dallas
Added by William R. Ward on Dec 29, 2013 8:36 PM
Kathy Salazar
Lavinia Hedges photo request
Buried next to Lee and Lavinia is Bruce Hedges memorial # 85421651
Added by Kathy Salazar on Nov 11, 2013 1:51 AM
Joseph Clarence Reker
John Frank Harshbarger
Find A Grave Memorial# 50128050
I would be glad to take this memorial. When it comes time and JoAnn wants it transfered to her, I will do so at her request.
So go ahead and transfer to me
Thanks, Ev R Sorry it took so long
Added by Joseph Clarence Reker on Oct 27, 2013 7:46 AM
RE: the Ward branch hanging over the garage
I've intended to tell you that Daniel Ward's first wife's family were also Loyalists relocated to N.S.,Canada but I think their "home" was Massachusetts. Yours were Connecticut? I really thought there was a chance there was something possible in Ira's bio. You would have heard the party horns at your house if James would have been a connection! Old family research notes say Daniel's unnamed father died around the time of the Revolution. And that he might have had a brother named John. And his mother might have been Margaret who married a Clark/e. Fact or fiction? But the most surprising thing I've found out about all of them was how far they traveled all the time. I have my own pickup and I don't travel as far or often as all of them did. I've been amazed at where my ancestors lived; so many in the same area or intermarrying at some point. Add in 12 siblings and 12+ spouses and everybody is related to everybody else. And all my dead ends are people who dropped out of the sky or were beamed up.
Added by Tonip on Oct 24, 2013 9:09 PM
the Ward branch hanging over the garage
In the 1870/80s, do you have any Devlin or McEnany people? My grandfather, Albert Ward, is living with them; an orphan. I can't find a connection between him and the Devlin/McEnany/Wards he is living with.
Added by Tonip on Oct 24, 2013 4:37 PM
RE: Ira Ward, Nova Scotia Loyalist
That's probably my tree at ancestry. An ex-wife of a cousin I don't know has found me through ancestry's messaging thingy and we both have trees. They should be nearly alike except for a very few minor things we have found that does not match what the other has. We decided to leave them slightly different in the hopes one of us is right and it produces something useful. There's a cemetery full of Wards a couple of hours from me. Not mine, of course.
Added by Tonip on Oct 24, 2013 1:35 PM
Ward family
I must be a different branch from the Ward family you have so much information for. Daniel Ward was born in Prince Edward Island in 1804. He's my brick wall. I have nothing from 1804 to 1835 and no parents or siblings. Possibly a brother John but nothing on paper to suggest that, only an old family member left it as a note in her genealogy files. Do you know any clues that I might use for searching?
Added by Tonip on Oct 24, 2013 11:08 AM
Vicki of MN
RE: Johann Brown
Shirley, I thought I HAD downloaded Amalia's photo. I entered quite a few that day and must have overlooked her. Fortunately I still had the photos and the request is completed. Vicki
Added by Vicki of MN on Oct 12, 2013 7:37 AM
Nathan Haines
RE: Floyd LaVerne Hedges
Sometimes things get tricky. Life can come at you fast as the commercial for an airline used to say a while back. I don't think I will be needing to leave town in a hurry for duplicating your page you made though?! :-]
Somebody contacted me today and asked if I would put an obit onto the page I made for Floyd which I did. If you want to copy that obit and put it on the page you made that will be real easy for you. A guy with the moniker "Dr. Jon" added a pic to the page I made of Floyd. You could either ask Dr. Jon if you can copy that picture and add it to your page, or, you could ask him if he will add it to the page you made. OK?
When you get your page fixed up the way you want it let me know and I will then delete the page I made.
You can copy the burial location off of my page to add to your page also.
Added by Nathan Haines on Oct 02, 2013 7:24 PM
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