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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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"IRISH EYES ARE SMILING"
CISSNE
Thanks so very much for taking pictures at the Burns Cemetery~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Mary Ellen
Added by "IRISH EYES ARE SMILING" on Oct 21, 2014 9:48 AM
Edgar Baskett
Kinney photo
Thank you for the excellent photos

Jesssica
Added by Edgar Baskett on Oct 18, 2014 12:41 PM
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.

Evalene Paxton
Added by Evalene Paxton on Oct 17, 2014 8:46 AM
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
Hello,

Thank you for fulfilling my request for a photo of Samuel Redd's grave marker. I appreciate your help and kindness very much!

Best regards,

Steve
Added by Steven Smith on Oct 11, 2014 7:16 AM
kweaver
George Myers
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
Vern-O,
Thank you for taking the time to photograph Mable's headstone.
Cindy
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 :)
Blessings,
Martie
Added by Ms Martie Martin on Oct 04, 2014 8:50 AM
Searching4Genes
Grace and Kenneth Corbett
Thank you so much for going out, locating and photographing these headstones for me :)! I so appreciate it!

Cari
Added by Searching4Genes on Oct 03, 2014 12:27 AM
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