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Audrey DeCamp Hoffman (#46783896)
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Bio Photo I am now a ninety one 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.

I am now a self appointed family historian who has been doing research on my own extended family, and that of my friends,

Seen on another contributor's profile. I couldn't agree more.

We are the chosen. In each family, there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts, but instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe.

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. For many of them, I am not a direct descendant, and I prefer to transfer to direct descendants. There are a few occasions where I will make an exception. I will not make any transfers unless you leave a flower and a note.

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Aaron Ruyle Jr
Thank you for that photo and information. Maybe some day I can travel there and look for it.
Added by Victoria on Jun 23, 2016 9:52 AM
Michael Stanley Klimczak
RE: Elizabeth Carnahan at Melugin Cemetery
Hi Audrey,

Nice to hear back from you. No need to apologize. I'll get back down to the cemetery very soon; still so much to photograph and get online. There are many more Carnahan's down there that I didn't photograph. In all honesty, I probably passed the stone you wanted a photo of.

Added by Michael Stanley Klimczak on Jun 23, 2016 6:51 AM
Michael Stanley Klimczak
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Dear Audrey,

I see you've put in a photo request for Elizabeth Carnahan at Melugin Cemetery. I wish you had put it in earlier because I was just there photographing a large portion of the cemetery. There are well over 1,000 burials here and thus far this site only has about 500. I will do my best to get back down there later this week; tomorrow is supposed to storm.

I read your bio and congrats on recently becoming a 2nd great-grandmother. How rare to be alive when a 2nd great-grandchild of yours is. What a blessing. I wish you many more years of good health.

Added by Michael Stanley Klimczak on Jun 21, 2016 3:34 PM
Dale Choate
RE: Mary Foster and Mary Warner
Thank you, and it's a delight to know you!
I agree with the time frame you suggest, and I will continue to research Mary Foster (daughter of Seth). There are so many variations out there, and everything I have found on Mary Warner (daughter of Augustine) has her married to Col. John Smith, but no mention of John Hawkins. Still looking for the "smoking gun"...
Added by Dale Choate on Jun 21, 2016 11:41 AM
C. Smith
RE: Virgil Monroe Tinney
Always glad to help.
Added by C. Smith on Jun 21, 2016 11:31 AM
Dale Choate
Thank you for all you have provided here on Findagrave!
In the memorial for John Joseph Hawkins, it mentions that he married Mary Foster in 1660, and Mary Warner in 1662.
Is this the same person? Or did Mary Foster die before he married Mary Warner in 1662?
I'm intrigued to follow this possibility that my family descends from such a distinguished line.
Added by Dale Choate on Jun 21, 2016 7:20 AM
Craig W.
Mary Gay Geneva City Cemetery Al.
I found the Gay Mary but I did find Alice with the same B.1875 D.1962.. Have a picture if you want it. Lots of Gay family in the plot..

Have a great day!!!


Added by Craig W. on Jun 18, 2016 12:19 PM
Stephanie from Pennsylvania
RE: Saint Casimirs Cemetery
Thank you!
Added by Stephanie from Pennsylvan... on Jun 12, 2016 6:12 PM
Wade Davis
RE: Levi Wilson 164190191

I see you have found Levi's Daughter and her husband in the same cemetery as Levi's father. I'll bet Levi is there as well.

I am NOT related. I am just one of the photo request people who take many photos at Dayton National Cemetery. When there is a request for someone we can't find at this very organized cemetery, I try to find out why.

Good luck and best regards,
Wade Davis
Added by Wade Davis on Jun 12, 2016 8:51 AM
Stephanie from Pennsylvania
John Gronwald
One last question. Do you have contact information for Saint Casimir Cemetery? I have many relatives there and have some questions. I can't seem to find anything on the internet. Thank you!

Kind regards,
Added by Stephanie from Pennsylvan... on Jun 12, 2016 7:17 AM
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