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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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|"IRISH EYES ARE SMILING"||CISSNE|
I will try to edit them if it is okay with you. Maybe it will work and maybe not~~Thanks again~~
|"IRISH EYES ARE SMILING"||CISSNE|
Thanks so very much for taking pictures at the Burns Cemetery~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Mary Ellen
|Edgar Baskett||Kinney photo|
Thank you for the excellent photos
|Mary E.||Esther Sanders|
Thank you for taking the picture of Esther Sanders headstone. Mary
Added by Mary E. on Oct 17, 2014 4:01 PM
|Evalene Paxton||Barbara Paxton's tombstone pic|
Thank you very much for finding and taking the photo of Barbara Paxton's tombstone. I really appreciate all of your effort in doing this.
|LWB516||Bergman & McKelvey|
Thank you so much for the photo's.
Added by LWB516 on Oct 17, 2014 5:52 AM
|Steven Smith||Samuel Redd|
Thank you for fulfilling my request for a photo of Samuel Redd's grave marker. I appreciate your help and kindness very much!
Thank you for taking and uploading the photo of Civil War veteran George Myers at Eldon Cemetery.
Added by kweaver on Oct 09, 2014 11:08 AM
|Cindy H||Mable Canny|
Thank you for taking the time to photograph Mable's headstone.
Added by Cindy H on Oct 07, 2014 1:24 PM
|Ms Martie Martin||Maxine Fickel; 122252604|
THANK YOU for the GREAT headstone photo for this memorial. All those who see it in the years to come will also appreciate you :)
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