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Michelle McKenzie (#47086929)
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Bio Photo I've been researching my family since 1992 and have created several websites for various branches. I enjoy visiting area cemeteries and usually take some extra photos in the hope of helping others.

If you're interested in who my ancestors are, you can look under my virtual cemetery for the link to "My Ancestors". These are my direct line ancestors only, but will give a good feel for the surnames I'm researching and why.

Please feel free to use my photos for your personal, non-commercial use. I appreciate being given credit.
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Kimberly Forjohn
Levi and Calista Peck

I am looking for more info on my great grandfather Levi Elsmore Peck Sr - he was married to Calista Porter

My grandmother is Nettie Olive Peck Bean
Added by Kimberly Forjohn on Aug 20, 2016 11:50 AM
Skellie ancestors
Hi Michelle,
I too am researching and everything I am coming up with shows that my great, great grandfather, David Skellie (1814-1892) was also a child of John Skellie and Hannah Edgar. In fact, my records say they had 15 children. The info you have posted with the picture of the headstone is different. Where did you get your info? And is there a place you could suggest for me to further my Skellie research? Thanks for all of your hard work!!
Added by June on Aug 03, 2016 2:03 PM
Galbraith plot at Oakwood
Hi Michelle —

I'm so sorry; I hadn't realized that you'd added my Galbraith family's marker photos in the plot! Thank you so much. I've just added a bio to Sarah Gillies, my 3rd g-grandmother and the eldest there. I'll be adding more bios as well. Your time doing that is much appreciated.

— Holly
Added by HBird on Jun 29, 2016 9:15 PM
Nancy MacClellan Sears
McClellan genealogy
Hi Michelle! It's been a long time since we have been in touch. I had planned to be in Washington County this week, but health issues made me change my plans. I was just looking for my great-grandfather, Donald McClellan, who is buried in Woodlands - but can't find him listed. His wife was Martha Elizabeth "Lizzie" McClellan McClellan (her parents were William Gordon and Minerva (McEachron) McClellan. You once found a picture of Minerva and sent it to me. Donald is the son of William and Margaret (Randles) McClellan but he's not even listed as their child in the FindaGrave website showing cemeteries in the county. I know he is buried there because I have a picture my dad took years ago. I don't think he's far from his brother John A, whose son Edwin founded McClellan hospital. Anyway - I've lost your email address and when I do finally come again, I'd like for us to get together. I hope all is well with you! Nancy M Sears
Added by Nancy MacClellan Sears on Jun 21, 2016 12:07 PM
M Galt-Martin
Philip Embury
I was wondering if you are related to Philip Embury and or Robert Switzer who wrote this obit/lifestory. I just realized he is my grandfather x6 and have never heard his name in my life! I am doing a video family tree and would like to contact this branch of my family.
Misha Galt-Martin
Added by M Galt-Martin on Jun 01, 2016 11:28 AM
Kate Eakman
Find A Grave Memorial# 53318299 Clark McClellan
Thank you for putting together the memorial pages for Clark and his family.

I am curious to know what sources you used to verify that these boys, particularly Chester, were related to each other and to Jonathon and Lydia? I have been able to find marriage, death, probate, census, and land records but no birth records.

Looking forward to hearing what you know!

Added by Kate Eakman on May 17, 2016 8:47 PM
Helen Barton
Bouton, Kellogg, Oviatt Connection
Added by Helen Barton on Apr 15, 2016 3:40 PM
Charles Behre
Thomas Oviatt
My great great grandfather Lewis Edward Nicholson of White Creek, NY was, as far as I can tell, the executor of his wife's (my great great grandmother) nephew, George McFarland McKie. Both my great great grandmother and her brother George McKie died young and within a few year of each other.

This is a check I believe signed by Thomas Oviatt who built a house for George McKie.
Added by Charles Behre on Apr 12, 2016 8:06 PM
Charles Behre
Thomas Oviatt
If I understand correctly, Thomas Oviatt is one of your direct ancestors? I believe I have a check or IOU from him or to him that he signed in 1877.
Added by Charles Behre on Apr 10, 2016 5:14 PM
RE: Dean Luce
Hi Michelle,
I did find the people who have the Camano Lutheran Cemetery records. I spoke with Allen Gilbertson who has a database of every record he has collected since 1972 - and a list of everyone his little group has documented in the cemetery with or without headstones. No Luce's at all. However, he shared an interesting fact that he has discovered while doing this. He said the plots were sold in groups of 8 for $15 when the Cemetery was first opened. Usually Grandma and Grandpa bought the 8, and used the first 2, leaving the other 6 for family members to use. If one of their daughters married a Luce and had baby Dean, it is very possible she is buried with her grandparents, but no headstone was ever put on her plot because her parents could not afford it. I am assuming you know Dean's parents and more important, her mother's parents? Allen would be more than happy to check that last name for you. Then I could photograph the grandparents headstones. Another interesting fact, there is an entire section of the cemetery that has no markers at all - it was used for the poor. Allen also mentioned that when he took over, there was one wooden marker that was unreadable and is now longer there. The oldest stone marker that is readable is 1922, but there are other stone markers that are now longer legible. I did ask if the county would have any records, like deeds to the plots, but he said he checked and they do not. He has been issuing deeds since he took over and has been collecting copies of sales receipts from family members as they call to ask if there is still room in the family plot. If you prefer to call him yourself, let me know, I'll send you his number in a private message.
By the way, the tips I just mentioned from Allen were all new to me, so this has been a learning experience that I have enjoyed.
Gerri Gardiner Gilpin
Camano Island, WA
Added by Gerri-G on Nov 07, 2015 7:47 AM
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