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Barbara A. in CA (#47024710)
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Bio Photo I love genealogy and am attempting to locate and link all of our family members and any others that I come across on Also tryng to add photos, vital records, census records and any other family photos that someone might enjoy.

I would like to thank all the people that have put my family on findagrave and have been kind enough to transfer my family memorials to me for management. Corrections are welcomed. Please use the edit tab on the memorial for suggestions.

If you copy pictures, markers or obituaries, etc. from my memorials, it is much appreciated and expected to include my memorial and findagrave name and number as the source.

"The Chosen"

We are the chosen. In each family there is one (or more) 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 story tellers of the tribe. All tribes (hopefully) have at least one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves.

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Wanda L
Hello Barbara

Thank you very much and thank you for all your fine work for Find A Grave. Happy New Year to you and yours.

Added by Wanda L on Jan 26, 2016 1:23 PM
Leslie Lewis
RE: Sabra Smith Hough
I think I have the proof for you. I have two documents to send if you'd like me to email them to you:
1) Rufus Smith's affidavit for his sister Sabra Hough's application for widow's pension on service of her husband Zephaniah.
2) Page 178 from "Family Records of the Town of Schuyler, Herkimer County, New York," by Klock, showing the family of Daniel and Abigail Smith, listing only two of their children, Amos and Rufus.
Sabra and Zephaniah's family is shown on page 78, but the compiler incorrectly identifies her as a daughter of Amos Smith of Schuyler.
Let me know if you'd like me to email these images. I'm still digging! :)
Added by Leslie Lewis on Jan 23, 2016 6:10 PM
Leslie Lewis
Sabra and the Smiths
I will keep searching. I do know that Sabra's maiden name was Smith because she was the sister of Rufus and Amos Smith. They were all living in Herkimer County, NY and making affidavits for various family members to support widow's pensions. Sabra's husband Zephaniah was a Revolutionary War soldier and if I recall, the brothers put in an affidavit for their sister. I will double check and let you know as soon as I find a link to the parents. Daniel Smith is shown as a church member in Columbia Co NY in 1781, but unfortunately they do not list baptisms and marriages. Do you have any idea where Sabra and Zephaniah are buried? I assume you descend from this couple, correct?
Added by Leslie Lewis on Jan 22, 2016 2:20 PM
Leslie Lewis
RE: Sabra Smith Hough
I see you made the connection to Daniel and Abigail Smith. Did you find something? I have been searching for some form of documentation that proves Amos, Rufus and Sabra are children of Daniel and Abigail, but have come up short. An online tree first alerted me to the possibility, but there was no documentation included. Please do let me know if you have found something on Sabra!
Leslie Lewis, cousin of the Smiths
Added by Leslie Lewis on Jan 22, 2016 11:41 AM
Betsy Gage
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Barbara, I got to thinking I might not see if you answered me, so my email is Please use it if you have any more information for me or want to keep in touch. Thanks, Betsy
Added by Betsy Gage on Jan 05, 2016 1:30 AM
Betsy Gage
Thomas Pratt
Hello Barbara

I am new to genealogy and struggling to put pieces together. But I too put flowers on Thomas Pratt's grave and saw that you are his 8th great granddaughter from California.

I am from Chico in northern California, about 70 miles from Prattville (where Willard Pratt is buried).

I just wanted to say hello and commend you on your hard work. Some day I hope to be as good at this as you are.

Betsy Gage Wassermann
Added by Betsy Gage on Jan 03, 2016 6:25 PM
Robert S C VA
RE: Pattie Morris Hutchens
Hi Barbara:

You're most welcome. Several people have graciously provided photos of family members around the country. So I decided to pay it forward by taking some photographs in my home town.


Added by Robert S C VA on Nov 18, 2015 1:11 PM
Robert S C VA
Pattie Morris Hutchens Grave
Hi Barbara:

I photographed the grave of Pattie Hutchens, and have posted it to her memorial page. The photo provides birth/death dates.

I'm sorry I could not get a better photo. The gravestone is the type that is lying flat on the ground at a distance of 50-feet, and the cemetery has a tall fence around it. So I did not have ideal conditions for the photo, but I hope it suits your needs.

Kind regards,

Added by Robert S C VA on Nov 17, 2015 6:41 PM
Martin Burrell
James Samuel Brown, obituary

I took it upon myself to correct the download of his obituary and rightly source it. Please, visit his memorial in Portland, Oregon. Click on it 2-5 times.

Please, let me know what your thoughts are. I strong urge you to correctly source any written material you copy. It is the Law and Find A Grave requires it.

Thank you and best wishes to you and yours, Martin
Added by Martin Burrell on Nov 17, 2015 12:37 PM
Wanda L
Re: Louis Lampropoulos
Thank you very very very much

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Added by Wanda L on Nov 17, 2015 8:52 AM
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