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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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Thank you for the picture of Anna M. Judge Bogaerts' gravestone, Vern. I appreciate it very much.
Added by djtruitt on Aug 30, 2015 5:32 PM
|Klaudette Hillier||Thank You|
Thank you so much for the great photos of Edward and Paula Stater's grave markers. I so appreciate your time in providing this for my family!
|Raymond & Sue Malone Smith||Cyntha Marshall|
Thank you so much for the picture. It is so good to recognize a person's life with a picture of their Headstone no matter how old.
Raymond & Sue Smith
|Kari Olson||Samuel Burkhoulder|
Hi, Thank you so much for the photos that you take, I am very interested in using this one , a member of my extended family on Ancestry.com. I always give credit to the photographer and you can tell me how you would like it worded if you like. If you decide you do not want me to use it please let me know, if I donít hear from you I will assume it is okay for me to use. Thanks again!
|Connie Ryan||Thank You|
Thank you for all the photos you have taken
in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Melrose, Ia.
Thank you for the photos of the Soloman Thomas & Mary Fleming's headstone. I am sorry that there wasn't a headstone for Joseph Fleming,
|Susan Francis Bott and Bruce E Bott||Ruth Perryman|
Thank you for trying to get a picture of her grave for me. I have removed the photo request and will have it marked "no stone". I appreciate your kindness.
Susan Francis Bott
|Juanita Chrz||Frank Ransom|
Thank you once again for the wonderful photo. You have helped me so many times. My family book is looking wonderful with your help. Thanks again,
|Loren Bender||Robert Gardner|
Thanks for taking the time to get the great photo!!
|Raymond & Sue Malone Smith||John & Lucille Grimes|
Thank you for the photos you posted for John & Lucille Grimes. We appreciate all the work that you do for Find A Grave. We live in Mississippi and it is hard to travel to all the locations to get the pictures we need. Thanks again.
Raymond & Sue Malone Smith
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