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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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Cindy Lovell & Steve Hols
Charlotte Dorman Hawke
Hello, I over shot your stone photo of "Charlotte Dorman Hawke" (Find A Grave Memorial# 119112696 ). It was one of those days when the sun was just right. Let me know if you would like me to remove it.

Added by Cindy Lovell & Steve Hols on May 26, 2015 7:28 PM
Thank you so much for the photo that you put on our memorials. Betty
Added by Betty on May 25, 2015 11:37 AM
Sabella Harness toemmes
Thank you so much for the great photo of her marker. :--) I really appreciate it :-) Lisa
Added by lisa on May 23, 2015 7:56 PM
Juanita Chrz
Emily Kosman
Thank you again for another beautiful picture.
Juanita Chrz
Added by Juanita Chrz on May 23, 2015 9:05 AM
Paul Bingman
Bernie Dye Photo
Thank you for obtaining the photo of Bernie's stone. We appreciate all your time and effort.

Paul Bingman
Added by Paul Bingman on May 20, 2015 5:48 PM
Ferguson Family
Thank you for the pictures of the John Ferguson Family. God Bless! Mike
Added by mwodonnell on May 20, 2015 8:58 AM
Tyrell photos
Thank you very much for the recent additions of Tyrrell cemetery photos. Clc (#47122252)
Added by Clc on May 20, 2015 8:21 AM
Linda Linn
David Seeders
Thanks for taking and posting the photo for Civil
War veteran David Seeders. We appreciate it.
Added by Linda Linn on May 20, 2015 6:49 AM
karen ahn
Carl/Mary Stewart
Could I get you to transfer stone photo on Mary's memorial #124538976 and put it on Carl's memorial #146476417. It is your photo and want to save a trip to cemetery. Thank you very much.
Added by karen ahn on May 14, 2015 5:35 PM
The Locator
Mount Zion Cemetery
Thank you very much for taking the time to photo the stone for John Andrew Haines. A job well done and keep up the good work..................
Added by The Locator on May 12, 2015 3:24 PM
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