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Vern-O (#47261693)
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Bio Photo I live in southeast Iowa, with my paternal roots coming from northern Arkansas and northern Mississippi, and my maternal roots coming from Davis county, Iowa, Lucas county, Iowa and Schuyler county, Missouri. It fascinates me to think that possibly some of my Confederate ancestors on my father's side fought against my mother's Union ancestors during the Civil War.

It has been said that the study of genealogy is the "handmaiden" to the study of history, and I believe it. I have been interested by history since I was a little boy, and it was only natural for me to get interested in genealogy when I became an adult. When I was growing up, I would often read books about history, especially medieval history. So I was thrilled when I discovered during my research that I am descended from four sons of Edward III, King of England, which in effect links me to most of the royal houses of the Middle Ages. I also found out I descend from two of Daniel Boone's siblings.

I have been researching my family tree for the past 21 years, becoming infected with the genealogy bug after I tried filling out a family tree in a Bible. After realizing that I didn't know that much about my family history, I set out on a hobby that I have been doing ever since, and enjoying every minute of it!

I try to add as much family information and relationship links as possible in the memorials I manage to help others with their family research. If you feel you have more information to add to my memorials, or you feel some of the information is inaccurate, contact me through the "Edit" tab on the memorial.

I enjoy walking through cemeteries looking for headstones for others when I have free time, especially since so many others have photographed headstones for me in the past. I appreciate their time and effort! When I visit a cemetery, I take photos of all stones that catch my eye, and of course, any that I think might be even distantly connected to me.

I feel Find-A-Grave is important to help remember deceased families and individuals to keep them preserved for future generations. I have also found it to be an excellent tool for genealogical research. Feel free to contact me regarding any of the memorials I manage, since I am related to most of them in one way or another. I would love to compare information and hear from distant relatives, especially anyone who is a descendant of the Reverend Henry Dooley (1799-1856), who is buried in the Dooley cemetery in rural Davis county, Iowa.
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Heather Cottrell
Thanks!
Thanks again for getting more photos requests for me. This time down in Barkley cemetery in New London. I appreciate your time you take being a volunteer!

Heather
Added by Heather Cottrell on Jul 01, 2015 3:22 PM
Sara Baker Partridge
Thank you
Thank you for the photos of Thomas and Mary Dance headstones.
Sara
Added by Sara Baker Partridge on Jun 30, 2015 6:52 PM
Gerald "Jerry" Hobson
VanMeter, Lewistown Cemetery
Thanks for the photo of Raymond Van Meter's headstone in the Lewistown Cemetery. I'm grateful for your help.
Added by Gerald "Jerry" Hobson on Jun 30, 2015 11:32 AM
laura hughes
lulu snook
thank you for the photo
Added by laura hughes on Jun 30, 2015 9:54 AM
Heather Cottrell
Thank you!
Thank you for taking time to get the photos I had requested at Lewistown. It is appreciated!

Heather
Added by Heather Cottrell on Jun 29, 2015 9:31 PM
pamela west
Myrtle Reeves
Thank you so much for the photo, and your time!

Pamela West
Added by pamela west on Jun 23, 2015 3:29 PM
Homeward Bound
Criswell Photos
Thank you for taking the time to photograph their headstone. Lydia is 2 of my children's Great Great Grandmother.
Added by Homeward Bound on Jun 23, 2015 9:45 AM
MMarkwell
Dunningtons
Hi,

Thank you so very much for the pictures of John and Clara's markers. It's nice to finally have pictures of all my great-grandfather's brothers and sisters finally resting places.

Malia
Added by MMarkwell on Jun 06, 2015 10:10 PM
Alice Daniels
Chester Johns' tombstone
Thanks for downloading the picture of Chester Johns tombstone
Added by Alice Daniels on Jun 03, 2015 7:33 AM
Karyl Jorgenson
Jay & Ora Mills
Thanks Vern-O !
Added by Karyl Jorgenson on May 31, 2015 9:34 AM
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