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J. Bean (#46793536)
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Bio Photo I am comparably new to genealogy (2001) but have become a "junkie" very quickly. I live in the Seattle area where my family has lived for over 6 generations.

I am researching: Smith, Ristine, Kipp, Ingersoll, Cunningham, Bishop, Bean, Moose, Platt and Golnick, as well as many other branches of these names. I have been blessed to have connected to many members of my family, who have been working on genealogy much longer than I have, and have been so generous to share their hard work with me, which has given me a great base to build upon.

I have been working with my Aunt Sharon ("sharon") since 2005, adding our shared genealogy to findagrave from my husbands side of the family, and have connected with so many generous volunteers all over the United States who have located and photographed family headstones for us. We both try to return the favor when ever we are asked to, and are so grateful to findagrave for this service, which has added so much to our research. We never would have been able to accomplish so much without findagrave, and the generous volunteers that are members.

Most of my entries are relatives. If you are too, I would love to hear from you and compare notes. Please include "findagrave" in subject line with any correspondance.
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William Wever
Photos complete, Gave you a few bonus pics..

Added by K.B. on Mar 22, 2015 12:30 PM
James Prather Foster
Records at the offices of the Madison County Probate Court show him married to Amelia Crabb on 12/22/1863.

Records show James Prater Foster's date of death
as 2/27/08. This is Case # 123, Vol. 3, pg. 77.
Added by DMEMS58 on Mar 21, 2015 10:52 PM
Dee Green
RE: Melva Cross Photo Request
That's what I would have done, too. I have three memorials, myself, that are the same way and I have yet to find them. The cemetery currently has about 22,000 burials with many more being added every day so it's pretty big. If I don't find them in the cemetery locator, I'll add them to my list of "MIA" so I can keep an eye out for them.
Added by Dee Green on Mar 21, 2015 6:18 PM
Dee Green
Melva Cross Photo Request
Hi J.Bean,

I checked the VA Nationwide Gravesite locator ( and it doesn't show Melva or her husband, Arthur, interred/inurned at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery. There is a terminal to look up grave site locations at the cemetery office that I will also check in hopes I find them listed there. Keep your fingers crossed!
Added by Dee Green on Mar 21, 2015 6:01 PM
John Alexander Rice
Thank you for the information. I have added to his memorial. Appreciate it :)
Added by DebRob on Jan 06, 2015 7:01 AM
Ann Maree
William and Emma Rice
I haven't received any edits or additions on them; I have already entered all of the available data on William (full dates, locations, parent links, etc), but haven't found much on Emma yet. I am happy to add anything that you have, though. Do you know her maiden name?
Added by Ann Maree on Jan 04, 2015 8:56 PM
Chris Coleman
Catherine Westfall Foster
Can you remove the link for Catherine Westfall Foster 39367307, to Thomas J Westfall 77839584, he is not her father. They born six years apart, so I don't think they are father and daughter.

Added by Chris Coleman on Dec 14, 2014 8:14 AM
R. Marion
RE: Riddle Cemetery
You are most welcome---and how was Paris?
Added by R. Marion on Nov 07, 2014 9:16 PM

Use the edit button on the upper right corner of the page-

Then choose the edit you want to link or change.
It's a new way the sight has adopted to make changes. It does away with the emails and a person goes to their Contributor page and it will list at the top the edits that have been suggested for a particular person. It took me several months to see this and to edit entries that were requested to me to change or link.
Added by Gina on Oct 28, 2014 7:44 AM
To suggust links
Added by Gina on Oct 28, 2014 7:38 AM
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