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C. Bryan (#46788769)
 member for 11 years, 8 months, 13 days
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Bio Photo After several continuous years graving, I've mostly given up walking the lawns. It was fun, but life moves on to other pursuits. 10,000+ entries is enough, and these books aren't going to read themselves.

Please use any photos associated with your loved ones' sites as you desire; they belong to you. If you ask for permission I'll know you can't read.
Transfers for anybody but close family if you have a good story - or even a bad lie. You can be adopted, or the ex. Life's too short to quibble, Jim!

A note on why some 'souls' evade discovery: Think about it; there's little entertainment for the majority. One game everyone really gets into is to hide while we seek; hilarious watching us bumble about with growing frustration - using nicknames, omitting dates or the ultimate, not paying for their marker!

Earliest ancestors Philadelphia in 1644 on my father's side - My mother's side arrives in 1749 & 1751. Latest kin here by 1777.
In 1685 a Strode grandfather helped Monmouth's attempt to overthrow James II; and in 1745 another grandpa, this time a Grant, marched with Charles Stuart against George II - both causes failed utterly. Strode's son lost his purchase in England and fled eventually to Philadelphia (aboard a misnamed vessel in which he and his wife perished and his orphans prospered).
The strappan Sawney was transported in May of 1747 aboard the "Gildart', indentured, got a pass - then joined the opportunistic hoards flooding through Cumberland Gap. That whole pack has enough romantic burnishing to fill several Janice Holt Giles novels.

I'm NOT directly related to Daniel Boone of pioneer fame - but to two of his sisters (5th great-grandmothers - Mary's grandson, Luke, wed Elizabeth's granddaughter, Mary Sanders).
I'm NOT related to Gen. John J. Pershing - but his uncle, J.S. Pershing (by another wife of our common sire, J.M. Pershing) is my great-grandfather.
NOT connected to Wm. Jennings Bryan at all - former Secretary of State and thrice Presidential candidate, a dedicated public servant and son of a dedicated public servant, who once lent law books to the aforementioned Mr. Pershing.

My direct lineage seems to have had an aversion to military service but for a maternal great-grandpapa who got himself wounded by the defenders of Vicksburg.
Well, too, there was that earlier trouble in the late mid-1700s; a few grandpas mixed it up in the Ohio Valley, rode with Geo. Rogers Clark and the boys - other scuffles with the Tories in the Carolina and Kentucky hills. Most got pensions for their efforts (them who weren't Loyalists). Myself - I spent three years in the US Army working for the Security Agency.

And - this from another graver:
'Much better to be looking for dead people, than to have dead people looking for you.'

There is an underscore _ in my address below, not a space.
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Dorothy Gullett Headstone
Thanks for the quick response on the headstone photo, and for annotating that the monument had not been engraved with her name and dates - a helpful clarification.

Added by Antioch on Jan 07, 2017 3:27 PM
Reinhold and Adrienne Martin
Thank you C. Bryan, for taking such lovely photos for me. You have an artistic eye. I SO VERY MUCH appreciate your time, intention and energy on behalf of a family you've never met. I will pay it forward.

Added by Observer4wing on Dec 27, 2016 9:06 PM
Patty C
Katherine Slivkoff
Thank you for taking and posting her gravestone photo. And so quickly, too.
Added by Patty C on Dec 25, 2016 4:58 PM
Mitzi Fay
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Cypress)
Thank you for the excellent photos of Jonnie Williams' memorial marker. Your ancestors would be proud of your volunteer spirit--and some jealous that you actually accomplish your objective. Hope you have a very happy 2017.
Added by Mitzi Fay on Dec 18, 2016 1:01 PM
Roscoe Evans
RE: All Souls & FLLB - - -
Thank you Mr. Bryan...
I've been away from photo volunteering for awhile. I was surprised that the queue had grown so much. Artesia and All Souls are pretty easy. FLLB takes time bc of having to call for location look-ups. One foot in front of the other to keep spirits alive! Good to know you're are still out there doing a GREAT job yourself!!! Roscoe
Added by Roscoe Evans on Dec 11, 2016 12:35 PM
Hi C.B. Thank you so much for fulfilling my request for a photo. Great photos. Was glad to see you were still fulfilling requests at Cypress. I've slowed down some the last year, getting too old, I guess. Macso
Added by macso on Nov 22, 2016 4:28 PM
J. Paul Hawthorne
Thank You!
Mr. Bryan, Thank you so much for the wonderful photo's you took of my cousin Charles Henry Clark's marker at Forest Lawn. It's people like you that make Find A Grave work! Love your bio too!Oh, and thanks for the extra photo with the arrow!
Added by J. Paul Hawthorne on Nov 22, 2016 1:24 PM
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Mary Hughes
Thank you for the great photos! Your kindness is greatly appreciated ---
Added by D. Fox Engelhardt on Nov 13, 2016 9:28 AM
Mrs. GA T Jr.
Ivo Donald
I looked him up again on the Nationwide Gravesite Locator for veterans. It still states that cemetery, however a lot of veterans have names, dates, etc. in cemeteries and are listed although their remains are elsewhere. It is also possible his remains were re interred elsewhere.
Added by Mrs. GA T Jr. on Aug 26, 2016 7:44 AM
The Herman Family
Thank you for transferring these memorial pages to me. You are too kind. Thank you for taking care of the memorial pages for Harry, Dorothy, Lyle and Ruth Ann.
Added by Becky on Jul 10, 2016 5:07 PM
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