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Robin (Cottingham) Townsend-Fife (#46514741)
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Bio Photo I became involved in genealogy when my oldest child needed one last Boy Scout Badge and Family History seemed easy. I called my aunt who was the keeper of my dad's family "flame" to get some information. My son got his badge and I got hooked, (now I'm the keeper of that "flame") That was about 35 years ago. I am a widow now with 4 children and 11 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. The photo was taken when I was 18, so don't let it throw you. I hope my children will someday be interested. I believe it is important to keep a record of where our ancestors are buried ( but please ask permission to use my photo's) and this is just the place. Thanks. (I have recently had a Stroke, so please forgive my slowness.) Robin
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Cindi Crist
RE: Nancy Musgrave Howard b 1843 d 1929
Than you so much for your permission to download her picture to my personal photos. I am not a member of, so please be assured that her photo will go no further than here.
P.S. I also have found that YOU AND I are related.
Added by Cindi Crist on Jul 24, 2014 8:05 AM
Bob Saunders
RE: Hoffines(s)
William, Lorinda, Marietta Hunter are on the back of George and Maria's headstone.

I added the picture to all 5 of them.

It is my understanding that all three are the children of George and Maria.

"He(George) had 4 children with Maria which were Lorinda, Loretta, William and John. He had 2 children with Harriett which were Lizzie and Homer."

As for Marietta Hunter I have this: "Marietta Hoffhine Hunter was the daughter of George and Maria Ayers Hoffhine. She was the wife of George Hunter. She also has the name of Loretta as well."

No I am not related.

I have photographed all of Hixon cemetery and am in the progress of add the photos and edits to the cemetery.

Hope that helps.
Added by Bob Saunders on Jul 19, 2014 2:35 PM
Jack Halliday
Jack Halliday
Thank you Robin,

I left a message on a Neil Elvick's page trying to contact a Joe Woolweaver about Lewis Hallidays stone.
Added by Jack Halliday on Jul 19, 2014 11:31 AM
Jack Halliday
Halliday's of Scotland
Hello Robin,

My name is Jack Halliday. I recently began researching my family tree, and I believe that Jane Halliday is my 4th great grandmother. I have reached a point where I have become stuck, I cannot seem to find out more about her. I believe her husbands name is Alexander Halliday. I was wondering if yopu had any information on Jane Halliday that may help to learn more of my family.

Thank you so much, Jack B. Halliday
Added by Jack Halliday on Jul 18, 2014 4:37 PM
Rabun Gap
Permission to use picture
May I copy tombstone picture of Ivolue Jenkins to my files. Credit will be given to you.

Thank you,

Mike Wilson
Rabun Gap, GA
Added by Rabun Gap on Jul 18, 2014 3:40 PM
Cindi Crist
RE: Nancy Musgrave Howard b 1843 d 1929
married Abel Sargent Fife b 1820 d 1896 daughter: Lucretia R
fife b 1882 d 1960 married John Thomas Cremeans b 1872 d 1956.

Could I get your permission to pass 0n your picture of Nancy to my Cremeans Family Tree?
Added by Cindi Crist on Jul 14, 2014 2:45 PM
Catherine Dittmar
Peter and Anna Wanka
Hello Robin
Thank you for your kind message.
If at all possible, will you be kind enough to transfer their find a grave to me? I am forever grateful you photographed the headstone.

They were my great, great grandparents. If possible please
send an email to me at

Catherine Dittmar
Tucson, Az
Added by Catherine Dittmar on Jul 09, 2014 8:35 PM
G. Abbott
Mahala Oliver and Calvin Shepherd
Mahala Oliver:
Find A Grave Memorial# 77870896

Calvin Shepherd:
Find A Grave Memorial# 77870117

I have Enoch Shepherd and Esther Dewey as parents of Calvin . 4-13-1783, d. 8-23-1856. I have this Calvin married to Mahala.

This may be Enoch:
Find A Grave Memorial# 15048561

Marriage 1: Margaret Goss
Anna Shepherd 1767-1823
Loranna Shepherd 1782-
Rhoda Shepherd 1770-1832
Luther Shepherd 1777-1853
Calvin Shepherd 1782-1782

Marriage 2: Esther Dewey (10 children)

Gayle's Notes: Is this the same one I already have and mother is Rebecca Clark?(Lewis and Clark family. I have two Shepherds that tie to immediate/siblings of George Rogers Clark, and many ties to Meriwether Lewis family.

I found Enoch on
Find A Grave: Created by: Dave, Jul 26, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15048561

Inscription: Mass Militia Rev War

From: as cross-reference:
Marriage 1: Margaret Goss
Anna Shepherd 1767-1823
Loranna Shepherd 1782-
Rhoda Shepherd 1770-1832
Luther Shepherd 1777-1853
Calvin Shepherd 1782-1782

Marriage 2: Esther Dewey (10 children)

Fix this:
Enoch Shepard
Found 10 Records, 5 Photos and 688,571 Family Trees
Born in Westfield on 1742 to John Shepard and Elizabeth Noble. Enoch married Margaret Goss. Enoch married Esther Dewey and had 10 children. He passed away on 17 Sep 1821 in Marrietta, Ohio, USA.
Family Members
John Shepard1703-1783
Elizabeth Noble1705-1793
Margaret Goss

Esther Dewey1744-1800
Anna Shepard1767-1823
Enoch Shepard1770-1821
Lorana Shepard1782-Unknown
Esther Shepard1762-1808
Rhoda Shepard1770-1832
Daniel Shepard1772-1823
Luther Shepard1777-1853
Huldah Shepard1786-1826
Calvin Shepard1782-1782
Calvin Shepard1783-1856

I also have David Shepherd, brother to Enoch m. Margaret Clapp. She is dau. of Ezra Clapp and Margaret Ingersoll.

I descend from Mary Ann (Oliver) Weems,Faver. I am from Weems marriage, through Nancy Jane Weems m. William Augusta Abbott.

This same Shepherd line also goes through my Layne line at Rebecca Teague.

My husband is a descendant of Col. Thomas Shepherd, founder of Shepherdstown.This is the same group of Van Meter, Clapp, Shepherd, Willis (and includes Mehitable Warner m. Preserved Clapp, father of Ezra.)and they are all link to land agents: Daniel Morgan, Jan Joist Hite, McPherson, and Lord Fairfax lands and family.
My Willis is Col. Henry Willis, and alsoworking on Daniel Hubbard Willis, uncle to Joseph P. Willis, "Apostle of The Opelousas, son of Aegerton Willis. Trying to prove Joseph as grandfather of my Caroline Pickett Willis m. Benjamin F. Abbot(nothing on him). Ben is the father of William Augusta Abbott m. Nancy Jane Weems, above.

Brig. Gen. John Willis was commander of the Rev. War, founder of Lumberton.
ThMcCormick/Edmund Terrill line who lived on parcelled land from Joist Hite.ese families tie to Pres. James Madison via Calloway to Daniel Boone, and Van Meter, Hite, McPherson (Brig. Gen. Kennedy reported to BG Willis, as did BG. (Gov) John Sevier. Sevier to Hite and then to Shepherd line of IA.

I have some of the Wing family, as well.

My parents both, descend from one of these: Augustine Warner, and sister, Mildred Warner. Then to Lawrence Washington, and also Dr. John McCormick and Edmund Terrill (m. Margaret Willis.)

I also descend from Capt. Simon Miller, his dau., Sarah m. Adam "Ad" Lawrence of TX. Miller and Lawrence tie back to George R. Reade, Esq, thus the Willis/Warner, Samuel Lewis line again. A lot of Native-American groups come in, as well.

I have a lot of notes if it will help you.


Added by G. Abbott on Jul 08, 2014 5:28 AM
Randell Gillette
RE: Transfer request
Hi Robin. Sorry I just had shoulder surgery last week and I haven't really wanted to get on the computer. I am going to be in Londonderry next Thursday and will be back home on Tuesday. I will have several pictures to add to the memorials. I do not mind at all if you copy the pictures. I will send you a note as soon as I get them uploaded.
Have a good holiday
Thank you for transferring me Mina Ballard. This is my Grandmother. She is in the same cemetery as my father, just a few plots away.
Added by Randell Gillette on Jul 04, 2014 6:25 AM
Larry Luckeydoo II
Grave transfers
Thank you very much. I just got my friend to join and was going to transfer them to him, and help him get the rest of his family on here.

I have been inactive for a couple of years due to similar reasons, and had no idea about the server transfer or about the site being sold.

Thank you for being so kind to transfer these memorials. It will mean lot to him.

Thanks again,
Added by Larry Luckeydoo II on Jul 03, 2014 2:48 PM
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