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Feel free to use any of my photos in any way that you wish, especially the older ones. My only purpose in posting them is to share them with those who want them and to help preserve them for posterity, just as many of these were gifts which others (long dead, for the most) once shared so generously with me. History is not for hoarding or profit but for preserving and passing on.|
Attribution is not expected. With that said, however, the serious researcher/historian records the source for photos and rare documents. So while I don't need to be acknowledged or "thanked," I have tried (not always successfully) to list where most of my photos came from. If I have posted one that came from you, please let me know, or remind me, or suggest proper attribution.
Lastly, all of my memorials are works in progress, so I'm continually tinkering with them, researching, editing or expanding them. Additions, comments, corrections, criticisms and suggestions are welcome and always considered.
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|Linda Claxton||RE: Photos|
You are most welcome!
|Scout Finch||Schluter links|
I appreciate YOU for sending those in! Thanks again!!!
|Howard A Sutherland||Eliza Swift|
Thank you for the compliments concerning my headstone photos. I always try to get the best image possible so the inscription and other details are shown in the best possible way. I have transferred her memorial to you.
|VyAZ Whitaker||Whitaker Memorials|
Hi Ray, my name is Vy Whitaker
I've just found your wonderful memorials to many of my Whitaker Family... Thank you so much for sharing with all of us!
Joshua & Margaret (Lisle) Whitaker are my 9th great grandparents.
My line is from Peter Parker Whitaker & Mary Huntley in Wagontown, PA. 1) Are u a Whitaker? 2) Do you happen to know which Cemetery Peter Parker Whitaker is buried? probably some where near Wagontown, Chester County, PA. 3) I'd
love to communicate with you, my email is email@example.com.
Very best to you and again many thanks!
|Pam Wagler||Angevine family|
Wow...thank you SO much for all of the information you have provided for this family. Louis and Esther Secord Angeline are my 7th Great-Grandparents. I am overwhelmed with all the work you have done on their family. Thank you so very much. This is the first I'd heard of the connection to James Fenimore Cooper's Angevine family.
|mari schmidt||Hi Ray|
It is Mari Schmidt...I have moved back to S. Lake Tahoe on the Nevada side. It has been a while since we last talked. Thank you for the history included in the find a grave and the pics. I am hoping to get to the cemetery in the near future. I would also like to get into the old Stockton museum records and archieves. Still hoping to find others in my families branch of the Isbell line. I did find my grandmother mary's book, zig zag tales, listed on amazon...Of course they have no copies for sale...Thanks...Mari
|R. L. Vaughn||Hugh Gentry|
Do you have information on other children of Hugh Gentry?
My grandmother's sister married Bert Gentry, son of John W. Gentry. I have been trying to figure out which Gentrys he belongs to.
John W.'s death certificate shows he is the son of Hugh and Ann Gentry, who I have not been able to identify. But Bert, John W. and a Hugh G. (who was married to Mary, not Ann) all show up in the Rusk County, Texas census. I think Hugh G. is a Hugh G. who was in Jackson County, Alabama in 1840 and that he would have been related to this older Hugh Gentry, but I can't find enough to tie it together. Thought someone over that way might know more.
Some of the Isbells came to Rusk County, Texas, and John Birdwell Isbell was pastor of our church in the 1800s.
Thanks. Have blessed day.
|Linda Ullom Buchanan||Evans & Gaines|
Two of the names in my line. Glad to see you adding details on the line & in the south. Do you live in AL & are you Mormon?
|Rob Johnson||Riley Crittenden and Isbell Family Question|
Dear Ray: I am a distant cousin of yours. My great-great grandfather was William F. Crittenden, who was the brother of your Clarisa Crittenden Isbell. William dies in the Civil War. Do you know anything about him, or where he was buried? He was married to America Morris Kirkland. They lived in Franklin and Colbert County. America was a widow in 1866 Alabama State Census. I would so appreciate any information or clues that you could give me. I am going to Alabama this summer, and would love to visit the cemetery where Riley, Marth, Clarisa, and James are buried. Rob Johnson, Urbana, IL
|Monica Elizabeth||Michael Kelly Selvige/Selvage|
Hey Ray. I am a distant cousin of your's via the Walls/Wright branches and am currently working on the family of Mary Ann Celeste Selvage. I have read so many confusing things about her father, Michael Kelly Selvige/Selvage. Do you know if he is the same Michael K Selvage that died in Dallas, Texas? Thank you also for all the hard work you do of putting the pieces of our families together.
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