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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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Steve Lee
Margaret M. Paulos
Thank you very much for adding my great x 3 Aunt Margaret M. Paulos' photo. I very much appreciate all the Lee family gravesite photos you have taken. --Steven Lee
Added by Steve Lee on Dec 20, 2014 2:24 PM
Diane Wardlaw
RE: Edsel Wray Wardlow
Hi Vern-O! Good to hear from you! Edsel Wray Wardlow is my 6th cousin. He is descended from the immigrant from Scotland, Robert (A1) Wardlaw, and so am I. Are you a Wardlow? You can email me at
Thanks for writing!
Added by Diane Wardlaw on Dec 14, 2014 2:31 PM
C Robison
Sellars, James & Martha
Thank you very much for the picture of their marker in Eldon Cemetery. Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated.
Added by C Robison on Dec 14, 2014 1:12 PM
Barbara Lee
Nancy Clark Shields
Thank you so much for the picture of Nancy Clark Shields' stone. Nancy was a sister to my great-grandmother. I really appreciate your help.
Added by Barbara Lee on Dec 13, 2014 9:29 AM
Pam Hall
John Miller
Thank you so much for taking the time & effort to visit Agency Cemetery & obtaining the photo of John Miller for me. It is greatly appreciated.

If I can reciprocate in my area, please let me know.

Pam :)
Wichita, KS
Added by Pam Hall on Nov 16, 2014 3:24 PM
Steve Lee
Lee family photos
I have just now discovered the grave site photos of my Lee family ancestors that yoi=u took in June of this year. Thank you very much!
Added by Steve Lee on Nov 14, 2014 9:34 PM
lori hofstetter
thank you
Thank you so much for means the world to me to put flowers there.
Added by lori hofstetter on Nov 13, 2014 10:56 AM
Sandra Burtness
Memorial Lawn
Thanks for the Ressler grave photos. Always a pleasure having you take photos!!
Added by Sandra Burtness on Nov 12, 2014 4:43 PM
Kate L. Miller
Thanks again~~~~~~~
Added by "IRISH EYES ARE SMILING" on Nov 08, 2014 8:29 AM
john vanzant
Andrew VanZant - Agency Cemetery
Many thanks for your efforts concerning Andrew Jackson VanZant - Agency Cemetery. It took me 15 plus years to find this grave (before Find a Grave). Until I found the VanZant Family Paper at Iowa State, I did not know for sure that he ever went to Iowa. It appears he went there in late 1847, where he had cousins living. After his death his wife Rhoda returned to Roane County Tennessee. Again, many thanks.
Added by john vanzant on Nov 08, 2014 8:20 AM
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