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Del Groves (#47084264)
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Bio Photo Research of my families encompasses a wide-ranging list of surnames and locales. My primary focus is (paternal) Fortney, Groves & Summers and (maternal) Armstrong, Boylen & Fawley all of whom eventually ended-up in West Virginia including those who migrated early-on from Maryland, Pennsylvania & (old) Virginia.

The majority of memorials I have created are of my relatives. However, I have created some memorials for unrelated folks whose headstones I just happened to photograph while visiting a particular cemetery. If I have created a memorial that you'd like transferred to you, please send a note via normal channels under the 'Edit' tab of the memorial with a comment stating your relationship to that person.

Headstone Photos: permission is hereby given to relatives to use my headstone photos for their personal use. You can right click on a photo and select to Save to your computer.

If you are or think you are related to me, please contact me by email and/or visit my website.
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Marilyn Washburn Boyles
RE: Rebecca Ann Jenkins Steele
Thank you. I see you do have the book by Donley Steele. My husband is a direct descendant of Moses Hamilton Steele through his daughter Bessie Lou, who was his grandmother. Thank you for sharing the link.
Added by Marilyn Washburn Boyles on May 15, 2016 4:30 PM
Marilyn Washburn Boyles
RE: Rebecca Ann Jenkins Steele
the only information I have on Rebecca is from the book and it does state that she is the daughter of Joshua and Sarah Jane Sidwell Jenkins. She was born Nov 20, 1852 near Easton, Monogolia Co. W VA

I am researching only the Steeles, so I have not gotten in to the Jenkins family. Sorry this is all I have.

Added by Marilyn Washburn Boyles on May 15, 2016 1:56 PM
Marilyn Washburn Boyles
RE: Rebecca Ann Jenkins Steele #143133251
The Steele family is my husband's family and any info I have has been taken from this book that I was able to download. I hope this link works for you.

If it does not work, you may want to try searching the book title
A Genealogy of the Descendants of James Steele and his Wife Mary" compiled by Donley M Steele

I have not had much time to continue uploading information and I am afraid I have stopped about halfway through.

it is an amazing work and I hope it will help you. I have hopes that eventually in the near future I will be able to continue on with this project.

Best wishes
Added by Marilyn Washburn Boyles on May 15, 2016 1:09 PM
Andrea M
RE: Lenora Berthena Chrislip Trimble #93629912
Hi! Yes it is a misprint- it's the Chrislip cemetery (named for the Chrislip family). Thanks! I'll upload more photos if they are missing.
Added by Andrea M on May 10, 2016 9:36 AM
Lloyd Boner
Mary Summers Lambdin
There was no Lambdin name on the marker. I did find in the Humphreys County, TN Gen. website a James Franklin Summers in the 1860 Census that show names of some of the children that match those listed in the as siblings to Mary. It shows they lived in the 1st Civil District of Humphreys County and that is the area that the Summers Cemetery is located. Don't know if this will give you any lead or not.
Added by Lloyd Boner on Apr 28, 2016 2:55 PM
Lloyd Boner
RE: Mary W Summers #128011849
I added the photo I had taken to the Mary W. Summers Lambdin memorial. There is no doubt that they are the same person. Do you want me to delete my memorial of her? Also there were some Lambdins who ran a funeral home in Waverly, TN some years ago, don't know whether they might be related to her by marriage.
Added by Lloyd Boner on Apr 28, 2016 11:49 AM
Daniel Gregory
RE: Summers family

Check out this website for more Summers information.

Added by Daniel Gregory on Apr 23, 2016 11:44 AM
Bette Grimm Thatcher
Thank you!
Added by Bette Grimm Thatcher on Apr 19, 2016 1:40 PM
Jeff Christlieb
RE: Chrislip Cemetery
I sent a request to Find A Grave to add "AKA Chrislip or Crislip Cemetery" to the record. We'll see what happens. I doubt they'll take off the Oreslip part, as it's on an official record.

This is how it all started with the Christlieb, Chrislip or Crislip surnames. The County Clerks tried to spell it as best they could. That's why I officially changed my back to Christlieb from Chrislip in 1982. But that's just me.

--Jeff Christlieb
Added by Jeff Christlieb on Apr 17, 2016 1:46 PM
Jeff Christlieb
RE: Cemetery name
The Oreslip Cemetery is not the correct name. The locals in the area call it the Chrislip or Crislip Cemetery. When I was there in 1994, there was no sign, and I had to ask the locals where it was. I believe the County Records have it as Creslip, but somebody transcribed the records as Oreslip. Even Google maps have it as Oreslip. I have three generations of Chrislip and Crislips buried there. If I lived in the area, I'd take the photos for you. Unfortunately I live in Colorado.

--Jeff Christlieb
Added by Jeff Christlieb on Apr 17, 2016 8:24 AM
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