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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!
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I looked for Teddy's stone in the West Grove Cemetery, but did not find one. He is not listed in the Davis County cemeteries on this website
Sorry I couldn't be more help!
Added by Beegee57 on Sep 14, 2014 5:20 PM
|MaryWMax||Clarence and Edith Clingman|
Thank you so much for the picture. I really appreciate it!!
Added by MaryWMax on Sep 12, 2014 9:47 AM
|Samantha||Larry Blomme Grave|
Thank you so very much!!! It is greatly appreciated!!!!
Added by Samantha on Sep 12, 2014 6:10 AM
Thank you for the photo of Sarah Burkhalter.
Gary aka SisterB500
Added by SisterB on Sep 08, 2014 6:54 PM
|karen ahn||Henry Ruby|
Thanks for taken the time to find Henry's stone and taken a photo of it. I appreciate it very much.
|Sandra Burtness||Memorial Lawn|
Thanks Vern for the photos. I hope it is not too hot and humid in Iowa. I remember those days!
|GLENDA EISENHOUR||Bare photos|
Vern, thanks so much for adding the nice photos for the Bare's. I appreciate your help. Glad to have them posted before they deteriorate more.
|Julie||Mary (Livingston) Ranes|
Vern, Thank you so much for getting the photo of Mary Ranes. :) Julie
Added by Julie on Sep 03, 2014 6:07 AM
I just realized that you got photos on many Bauers! Thank You, Thank you!
|karen christy meeker||Herbert Orman|
Thanks for adding tombstone picture to his memorial.
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