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Southern Cousin (#47277254)
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Bio Photo My white ancestors have Southern Roots traced to AR from GA, AL, NC, VA with names such as Gorham, Williamson, York, Murphy & McDade. We go back to the 1600s arriving in the colonies from England or Scotland. My northern Loomis line is equally long traced back to Indiana, Ohio, NY and CT also arriving before the American Revolution. I have Boyds in AR who arrived there from TX via Missouri, and Foxes back to England. Some fought for the Confederacy, others for the Union, they were on both sides of the Revolutionary War and some participated in the Indian Wars. Some had slaves, others did not. I'm interested in their history and creating a story to add to these names, dates, or tombstones. I want to provide this to my grandchildren. I also search for their African-American heritage and endeavor to trace their roots and slave history as far back as possible. Before finding FindAGrave, I have traveled around the world and even while at home always had an interest photographing tombstones. Now with great respect I have added memorials or photos to tell the stories of others. I appreciate those who have contributed and thru many links here I've solved puzzles or found missing ancestors. We are fortunate for this great site and the spirit of cooperation in which it encourages us all to share.
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Rebecca Desmarais
Jose Valentine Serve'
Jose Valentine Serve' is my First cousin (2x removed). His father, Francisco Serve' is my GG Grandmother, Maria Acencion Serve's brother. I have done and am still doing a deep Genealogical Study on this particular Serve' family which are all descendants of the Frenchman Jose Gervais (Serve') b. abt 1767, the Indian Guide and Interpreter for the Pawnee Indians in Texas who settled in Taos, NM with 3 sons around 1810. Me as well as a many other family members have connected and have made great strides in just the last 6 months, although a few of us started the search years ago.

Here is the connection:

Jose Serve' (Gervais) married Maria Luisa Catave Santana (A Pawnee Indian woman from Texas). His son Jose Serve' b. abt. 1795 Texas married Maria Ysabel Casados-Sandoval of Taos (d/ Juan Antonio Casados-Sandoval and Maria Rosalia Martin-Serrano). The had a daughter Maria Juana Gertrudes Serve' (b/10 May 1814 Taos, NM). She had a son (unknown father), Jose de Jesus Serve' (14 Oct 1845, Santa Gertrudis, Mora, NM). He married Maria Juana (Espinosa)Salazar (date unknown) d/ Maria Thomasa De Jesus Espinosa (father unknown) (daughter of Juan de Jesus Espinosa and Maria Manuela Montoya). Together Jose de Jesus Serve' and Maria Juana Salazar had at least 13 kids. Francisco Serve' was born 02 Apr 1878, Trinidad, Las Animas, Colorado and married Basilia Martin on 10 Jun 1895, Trinidad, Las Animas, Colorado. Together they had at least 13 kids, one of them being Jose Valentine Serve'. Francisco Serve' moved his family from Trinidad to Colfax, NM then eventually to California sometime after 1930.

If anyone can help fill the unknowns in this family history I'd love to hear from you! You can view the Serve' family tree online at
Added by Rebecca Desmarais on Feb 15, 2016 8:31 PM
Julia Robertson
David James Montgomery, JR.
Just a quick note on David James Montgomery, Jr. The marriage certificate you have posted is actually the certificate for David James Montgomery to Minnie Eugenia Montgomery (Porter/Caulder). This was the 3rd marriage for both. Both David and Minnie out lived their previous spouses. Thanks for all the info you have posted. Julia
Added by Julia Robertson on Jan 10, 2016 8:13 PM
Jeff Kregel
Memorial # 51795689
Please add bio for Walter: Find A Grave Memorial# 51795689

Walter Gunther was born 1918 on 30th January, he graduated Boys Catholic (Malden Catholic) in 1937, attended Northeastern University in Boston, MA. and enlisted in the US Army in November 1941. He volunteered for the Paratroopers, and trained at Camp Croft, South Carolina, Camp Toccoa, Georgia, and Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, to name a few.

Lt. Gunther met and married his wife Mary Bobb Farley, a U.S. Army nurse and in late August 1943 deployed to England for preparations for D-Day… Sadly Lt. Gunther was KIA on D-Day and is buried in Normandy, France.
Added by Jeff Kregel on Jan 30, 2015 8:07 PM
Eddie Gorham
Same as before
Uh...nevermind,you already have. LOL
Added by Eddie Gorham on Oct 23, 2014 12:38 PM
Eddie Gorham
Gorham roots in Georgia and Alabama
Would you please email me at
I would like to exchange information concerning several links in the Gorham family, as I have family trees developing for several branches. THANKS!
Added by Eddie Gorham on Oct 23, 2014 12:24 PM
Michellemichelle Croslow
Looking for anyone related to Glynn e moats, I believe my great aunt was married to him when he died I have his Purple Heart ant thought maybe his family might want it.
Added by Michellemichelle Croslow on Sep 07, 2014 1:15 PM
mark canaday
Nash Cemetery-Ar.
Hello I saw where you posted a note on Mr.Mason's monument in Nash Cemetery in Pike Co. Arkansas. I restore and fix monuments as a "FREE" hobby in my spare time. The Cemetery is in great shape, and I really enjoyed my time working in it. Thanks Cemeteryman
Added by mark canaday on May 13, 2014 10:54 AM
Kit and Morgan Benson
RE: Joe O. Eggert memorial
You will have to refresh my memory. What did you promise to do?

Added by Kit and Morgan Benson on May 01, 2014 3:53 PM
Tom Nelson
RE: Colleville-sur-Mer Churchyard
Thanks, cuz! The important thing is that we got these fellas in the correct cemetery. But as to the probable duplicates? You'll have to take it from here since I didn't keep a record of the names of those 10 servicemen. And if you didn't as well, then we'll just have to live with the dupes. Over time, perhaps other Findagravers will deal with those one-at-a-time. Thanks again, Tom
Added by Tom Nelson on May 01, 2014 12:41 PM
Tom Nelson
Colleville-sur-Mer Churchyard
Hi! Of the 12 interments in this cemetery, you created and manage 10 of them. One of them is for a Robert M. Pierson who died in 1944. He has another memorial which I believe to be the "correct" one since it is in the correct cemetery - this one. I would suggest that you simply "move" those ten memorials to the correct cemetery and then I will advise the managers of the other two to move theirs, as well. Then we can ask the administrators to remove the "duplicate" cemetery from their database. Thanks so much.
Added by Tom Nelson on Jan 31, 2014 1:49 PM
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