I am a 13th generation American - just plain American - no hyphenated nationality in front of "American"!! I did a DNA test in late 2014 and the results indicated I am 100% European with origins from England, Scotland and Ireland along with some Western and Central European [i.e. Germany] and a touch of Scandinavian.
I caught the genealogy "bug" over 12 years ago, but one of my sisters has been doing our family genealogy for over 30 years. It is addictive! and thrilling when we find information.
My sister and I research our family lines, including on our father's side from the southern states: Linn, Galloway, Laster/Lassiter/Lasiter, James, Hysaw, Caldwell, Jeansonne/Johnson, Ritter, Edelmeier, Steen, Stelly, O'Rear, and Newman. Our direct Linn line has been in America since c1772, but other lines that married into the Linn's were in America as early as 1635. Most of these families came from Ireland and Scotland although research is showing that the Edelmeier, Ritter, Steen and Stelly lines came from Germany settling in Louisiana in 1721 and by the mid 1700's (Ritter's).
On our mother's side from the northern and east coast states, we research the family lines of Beebe, Sides, Lincoln, Borden, Hickox, Upson, Starr, Plumb, Warner, Sensabaugh, Clapp, Haskins, Williams, Brigden, Train and McComb. Our mom's direct Beebe line has been in America since 1649, but her Starr line came in 1634. With the exception of the Sensabaugh line, the rest of these families were in America in the mid 1600's. The majority of these lines are English with the exception of Sensabaugh which came from Germany and possibly initially settled in Canada, but were in America by 1810 on the east coast.
If you find a relative that I have entered or even a friend, I am more than willing to transfer management of the page to you (other than my own ancestors and relatives). Just send me an email asking for the transfer and please let me know your relationship to the person, their FAG memorial # AND your member ID # (PREFER that you use the 'Edit' button to contact me).
I think it is important to share genealogy information and am thankful to all those who have shared information with me which is why I am willing to share info with others. I try very hard to put a good description on my memorials so you can get to know the person rather than just a name.
You are also very welcome to use any pictures I post on findagrave for your personal genealogy or to post on Ancestry.com, but please indicate where you found the picture and give credit to whoever took the picture.
RE: Leona Elizabeth SETSER Lynn You are very welcome. You have to be careful about using the SSDI as proof of death location. It provides ONLY last residence or place where last Social Security benefit was paid. It doesn't show location of death. I always try to find the actual location from other sources. Keep up the good work!
I talked on the phone at great length today with Edna Ellen Gailey Hatch Edwards' son Claude Junior Hatch in Florida and he verified to me that Edna in fact did marry William John Edwards only to later pass away the following year on May 27, 1964 in Ann Arbor, MI. We probably will not find a marriage certificate online due to the year they were married. The record is not old enough per say. The marriage date is September 12, 1963 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan USA and found on another contributer's family tree.
Hopkins Cemetery, Michigan It would have been wonderful had we taken pictures, when I was a child, of this cemetery. I live less than a mile from the cemetery, still, and know that the headstones are more than likely not gone. I have watched them, through the years, lie on the ground and slowly be covered with soil and grass. I don't think that the cemetery has ever been vandalized and someone takes great care to keep it mowed and place flags. I don't know how hard it would be to get the stones from the ground but that would be amazing. I don't know if this cemetery has a Sexton, but if it does family can contact them and they have to erect the stones and fix them. The township office in Tuscola County should know. The only reason that cemeteries get ran down is because family move from the area and there is no one to report the stones falling.
Alfred Ingram & Clara Ingram Williams Dukes I found your information on Alfred Ingram. I am interested knowing where Alfred's daughter Clara Ingram Williams Dukes & her first husband Wiley Williams are buried. I knew Clara's son Noah Williams & his family well. I went to church with them at Long Creek. I have not been able to locate where Noah's parents are buried.
Mr. Noah Williams first wife was Harriet Hurst who is in my family. I know Harriet died somewhere in Illinois but I do not know where she is buried either.
I knew Mr. Williams 2nd wife Rosa Williams. I know that they are buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery at Weiner. I posted a picture of them on their memorial page that I took many years ago.
Is the Alfred Ingram that lived at Cooper & Haynes the Alfred Thomas Jr (I think that is how you referred to him) that you spoke about. Mr. Noah Williams called the Alfred Ingram( & Granny Ingram that lived at Cooper Haynes) as Uncle Al.
Do you have any information on where Clara's father & mother are buried?
Where Clara & her first husband Wylie Williams are buried?