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Donald Rich (#47237248)
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Bio Photo Retired Senior Marine Corps Officer (Mustang) living in Tampa Fla. Researching family history and trees for surnames Rich, Webb, Marshall, Mathis & Wofford.

I have traced and documented my main family line (Rich) back to 1650 Virginia in Colonial America and many 3rd generation individuals participated in the revolutionary war.

The family arrived in Virginia in the 1650's from England and moved into North Carolina and then South Carolina, Georgia & Florida while others migrated west into Tennessee, Alabama, Texas & Illinois. Many family lines changed the surname "Rich" to Riche, Ritch, Reach and others,

It is an extremely large family & I have "documented" over 10,000 direct ancestors to date. I find a lot of personal history and like to add family members personal history & links.

I found many "family trees" in which the older ancestors were WRONG from simply following others previous errors and researchers focusing on their own branch. My goal became to document the ENTIRE family line in one complete database with supporting documentation for all.

When I join my ancestors in the long sleep my database and FAG memorials will be transfered to the Rich Family Assn. (RFA) for all to use.

If I request a memorial transfer be assured they are a close direct ancestor and it easier to make the updates, corrections & add links rather than burden you with that task.

I understand that you might have some "claim" to a memoral as a decendent BUT I would appreciate the transfer to keep the entire family line "in one easy to find place".

If you find a new "Rich" or variant gravesite, please let me know so I may assist you in research for the individual.

Donald Rich CWO-4, USMC (Ret)

If you need a photo in the Hillsborough, Manatee or Polk County Florida area, please let me know.
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Fran Brown
Molly Florence Rich Brown
I am looking for my grandmother...have you ever
seen her in a search...she married William Henry
Brown...I know nothing of her except she went by
Florence...thank you...
Added by Fran Brown on Apr 12, 2014 11:56 AM
Henry Wolford Rich
As I am new to genealogy, could you point me in the right direction for documentation on the parents, especially the mother, you have listed for Henry Wolford Rich Sr?
Father-Sam Rich, I have that from H W's death certificate.

Mother-Mary Elizabeth Wells, where would I find something documenting that information?

Thank you!!!
Added by Drich on Mar 29, 2014 8:20 AM
Rush Rich
Nancy Rich
Donald: I found a Nancy Rich B. 8/4/1808 D.
12/11/1882 buried in Roberts Cemetery in Clay County, her number is 125739414. Let me know if you would like me to transfer her to you?

Added by Rush Rich on Mar 19, 2014 12:45 PM
Donna (Howard) Wilson
Find A Grave Memorial# 48707670

My name is Donna Wilson ID#48108795. I am the daughter to Cleston F. Howard (Find A Grave Memorial# 105407320)who passed away February 16, 2013. Personal responsibilities as his daughter and estate executrix, it was my responsibility to ensure accuracy in documentation. According to his birth certificate, the 1940 Census, his mother's Bible, his father's Bible, his mother's death certificate and monument her name and memorial should be linked to Delphe Howard. While attending Indiana University and studying Genealogical Processes, I had the pleasure of doing a genogram and have done extensive family research on the Howard family. My father was one of twelve direct decedents to Delphe Rich Howard and I am one of thirty-seven grandchildren. None of us know Delphina Rich.

According to your bio, "I found many "family trees" in which the older ancestors were WRONG from simply following others previous errors and researchers focusing on their own branch. My goal became to document the ENTIRE family line in one complete database with supporting documentation for all", I'd be interested in retrieving the documentation that you have to rename our grandmother "Delphina".

Also, according to Delphe Rich Howard and Alvy E. Howard's Bibles, Delphe was the daughter to Marietta Turner Rich (Find A Grave Memorial# 46743632) and John Thomas Rich (Find A Grave Memorial# 125540022). Under you management, Delphe's father is also her brother or son of Marietta Turner Rich.

Because I'm interested in ensuring accuracy for my children, grandchildren and future generations, I respectfully ask that you correct this error or transfer these memorials to me or to my first cousin Sandra Casteel (#48323020)who sent a previous request for correction. Again, Delphe Howard is on her children's birth certificates, in her Bible, on her head stone and in the 1940 Census.


Donna Wilson
Added by Donna (Howard) Wilson on Mar 04, 2014 9:21 PM
Teisha Ingraham
Archibald Rich
There are about 4 other Rich headstones that surround his would you like those too?
Added by Teisha Ingraham on Mar 01, 2014 11:18 PM
My White Ancestors

I don't know what you are doing, but, I expect all of my ancestors to be transferred back to me. If you were honest you would never even tried to obtain my grandfather, greatgrand father, great great grandfather and great great grandmother. Even my Uncle John, I would give to one of his White Ancestors not to you.

How many others have you done this to? You know I would not transfer them and you had no right to ask for them.

Please transfer James Edward White, Edward Asbury White, Sr. and Jr. and Edith Haney White back to me.

I don't think I will ever get over this. It was no accident. I gave you Uncle Leonard and that was not enough, you had to take Aunt Katie and her whole family although they never had children. No Rich Family member would be proud to know you. I am hurt beyond words and no one can blame me.
Added by Winnette on Feb 27, 2014 3:28 PM
Peterson Family - Unicoi Co., TN

While browsing Peterson Cemetery, I noticed that on 21 Sep 2012, you created a listing for Caswell Carver, #97491502 in the Peterson Cemetery, Unicoi Co

Unfortunately, Peterson Cemetery has been created twice. The first and original one on Find A Grave has 250+ entries the more recently developed on has 2 graves listed

Since someone had already created Mr Carver's memorial on 9 Aug 2012 in the larger Peterson Cemetery, could you please go in and delete your Sep 12 duplicate entry for Mr Carver?

Once you delete your entry, there will be one grave left and Find A Grave move that memorial into the larger cemetery and delete the existing duplicate

Added by 12830 on Feb 24, 2014 5:35 AM
Sandra Casteel
Rich Family...Monroe Co. KY
I have been working through some family sites and I plan to go tomorrow to the Rich Family Cemetery in Mud Lick, Ky. Weather permitting I plan to take pictures to add to the 4 internments already given plus take pictures of the remaining graves also...probably less than 20. I have a couple edits on 2 family members that I have forwarded. Thanks so much for the work you have done with this family, it is very helpful. Sandra Casteel
Added by Sandra Casteel on Feb 22, 2014 7:53 PM
Frank Patnaude
Good morning,

I am helping a good friend with her genealogy. She had a first cousin of her mother, Hattie Lee Webb Tolbert. She was born ca 1871. Hattie's mother was Lavonia 27868602 and father Andrew 27868588 in the Antioch Baptist church cemetery along with Hattie's husband Jackson C. Tolbert 95168557. Do you have any information on Hattie when she passed or where she was living. I lost her in the 1930 and 1940 census.

Added by Frank Patnaude on Feb 18, 2014 9:37 AM
Cleve Rich
I was visiting the Memorial of Cleve Hampton Rich. He was my grandfather Joseph Buffington Cash's nephew. My grandfather & Bertha were brother & sister
As a little girl my Mom & I would visit with Cleve & Opal.
Cleve whittled & made things out of cedar wood. I have a cedar wood doll that he made me with rough features for a face. He also made me a hinged cedar box. These items are antiques now as I am 60.
I loved seeing the picture because he looks very much like my grandfather.
I have contacted members and am connecting all the Cash children as many generations as I can.
Added by LillieLouEllyn on Feb 11, 2014 3:22 PM
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