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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 very much for your quick response in posting a picture of Jesse & June Ferguson's headstone.
Hope you have a good weekend.
|Shonneen Goldtrap||Forsythe photos|
Thank you for taking the time out of your day to get these photo's for me it is greatly appreciated. Thank you again.
|Little Fir||Rev. Burrows|
Thank you for taking the picture. It is very nice.
God Bless You!
|Melissa OBrian||Re John # 46733332|
Ditto what you said.
And thanks for adding little John's memorial photo.
The Barnhart connections are in my dad's line. Seem to remember one of the fellas is a decorated veteran, at least he got acknowledged for his duty.
|Sheri West||Minerva Pickett|
Thank you so much for her tombstone photo :)
|C Bailey||Orris memorials|
Thank you so much for entering the photos for the Orris' memorials...and for all you do for Find A Grave!
Added by C Bailey on Jan 28, 2015 10:03 PM
|Susan Jane||Eva Stonehocker|
Thank you for taking the photograph. I also submitted an edit for the page. The last name is Stonehocker (as engraved on the stone.)
|CM Reed||Grinstead photos|
Thank you for taking the time to get these photos for me!
Added by CM Reed on Jan 25, 2015 12:14 PM
|Barb Chandler||Thank You|
Thanks for your photo for Mary Lyons' online memorial. I appreciate your work.
|Linda Linn||John Evans Photo|
Thanks so much for taking and posting the photo for this Civil War Veteran. We appreciate it. I ran out of photo requests days ago, so if you have photos for any other Davis County Civil War vets, we'd love to have them posted. Thanks, again.
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