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Kathy Riley Williams (#46570710)
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Bio Photo Genealogy, cemetery photography, and collecting unusual names from tombstones are among my hobbies. I love reading (history, biographies, poetry), animals, cooking, old houses, art, learning, gardening, and walking in the woods. In college, I studied European history, Spanish language and culture, American literature, gender studies/Southern masculinity, and composition theory. My German and Dutch ancestors were among the founding settlers of Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, & New York, as well as the American West. My favorite cemeteries include the founders and military cemeteries in St. Augustine, Florida; the Lexington Cemetery in Lexington, Kentucky; Red Oak Cemetery in Brown County, Ohio; and the ancient burial sites of Galicia. Some of my ancestors include Homer Van Meter, getaway driver for Depression-era gangster John Dillinger; Penelope Von Prinzen Stout, founding mother of New Jersey; Elizabeth Bee, a courtesan of Elizabeth I; James Fenimore Cooper, American novelist; William "Billy" Helphenstine, participant in a famous Fleming County, Kentucky, murder trial; Jan and Jos VanMatre, among the first Dutch colonists in America; Isaac Wamsley, German ship's captain-turned-Revolutionary War patriot; and Peter Helphenstine, Virginia militia man, friend of George Washington, and Revolutionary War patriot. My fantasy cemetery vacation? Pere-Lachaise, of course!

I have written the following bios for FAG: Thomas Philip "Tip" O'Neill, John F. Kennedy Jr., Michael Hutchence, Laura Ashley, Quentin Crisp, Adolph Rupp, and Jurgen Baldiga.
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Lori Johnson
Simon Boyd 17166786
May I have your permission to use your photo of Simon in my private family tree? Simon was a 4th cousin of mine. Not a close relative, but a cousin none the less! I love having a face to put with the names in my tree, makes it so much more personal.

Thank you.
Added by Lori Johnson on Mar 08, 2015 2:00 PM
Daddys♥Girl
My dad
Hi Kathy,

Thank you so much for visiting my dad and leaving the kind message. I appreciate it so much.

Sue
Added by Daddys♥Girl on Jan 12, 2014 5:28 AM
Neil B (John 3:16)
Season Greetings Kathy,

Merry★* 。 ˚ ˚ ˛ ˚ ˛
。★Christmas★ 。* 。
。 ˛˚˛ * _Π_____*。*˚
˚ ˛ ˛˚ */______/~\。˚ ˚ ˛
˚ ˛ ˛ ˚ | 田田 |門| ˚And a happy new year!

Added by Neil B (John 3:16) on Dec 23, 2013 11:49 PM
Paula
RE: Isaac Wamsley mem#16786749
Hi,
I am somewhat confused as the memorial I cited was written by you, or am I incorrect?
P. Wood
Added by Paula on Oct 20, 2013 10:45 AM
Paula
Isaac Wamsley mem#16786749
Hello,
I find information indicating that Isaac Wamsley is buried in The Wamsleyville Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery AND the Wamsley Family Cemetery.
Can you shed any light on this?
Thank you
P. Wood
Added by Paula on Sep 25, 2013 9:17 AM
violet
penelope stout.
I just wanted to drop a line. After many years of searching i just foundvoutvim descended from penelppe stout has anyone tried to locate a grave?
Added by violet on Nov 11, 2012 1:46 PM
violet
penelope stout.
Added by violet on Nov 11, 2012 1:43 PM
Donna L. Tolliver
Michael Hutchence Grave
Hello....Before I go to pay respects to Michaels grave sight. Is it true a third of his ashes are buried in this plot? Thank-you so much for your time.
Added by Donna L. Tolliver on Oct 07, 2012 9:23 AM
Neil B (John 3:16)
Hi Kathy,

♪♫**.♥ HAPPY HOLIDAYS ♪♫**.♥ TO YOU,♪♫**.♥ AND GOD BLESS US, ♪♫**.♥ EVERYONE! ♪♫* ♪♫**.♥ ♪♫**.♥ ♪♫**.♥♪♫* ♪♫**.♥
Added by Neil B (John 3:16) on Dec 27, 2010 8:58 PM
Anonymous
Hi Kathy
I wish you a Happy Easter to you and your loved ones. Hugs..... Mario.
Added by Anonymous on Mar 31, 2010 10:48 AM
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