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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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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
Kit and Morgan Benson
Joe O. Eggert memorial

I came along about 3 months after you posted your memorial to Joe, and did some research on him, to include writing for his military personnel records. From that information, I wrote a short biography for him on the memorial site I posted at # 56303588. Please write me at email:, so we can discuss Joe and other things.

Best wishes,
Morgan Benson

Added by Kit and Morgan Benson on Jan 10, 2013 2:04 PM
Barb Ledbury
RE: Photo for Clarence Stevenson
You are very welcome. I thought that you may not have been aware that his wife was there also. Barb
Added by Barb Ledbury on Jul 31, 2012 3:16 PM
RE: Slight Family in Bluff Cemetery
I am sorry, I don't know the family. I have just been working on the Bluff Cemetery. But think you for the information
Added by Freda on Apr 07, 2012 8:37 PM
Don Green
RE: Grandmother Mattie's Gravesite
You're very welcom for the photos, Bettye. Glad I could contribute to your searches. Mattie's gravesite also has one of the most beautifull views in the cemetery, being at a high, northern location. Hope someday you get a chance to visit.
Happy Hunting,
Added by Don Green on Mar 23, 2012 11:33 AM
Teresa L. Watson
Minnie Pearl Stone
Minnie's maiden name is Jester. These are her parents:

Father - 75138058
Mother - 75138047

Minnie Pearl was my husband's great-aunt.

Added by Teresa L. Watson on Oct 26, 2011 10:52 PM
Diane O
Joseph Squyres
I have made the changes you suggested. Thanks for the info and if there is anything else, please let me know....Diane
Added by Diane O on Oct 15, 2011 10:10 AM
Hi Bettye
Are you a Loomis, now ? I'm a Loomis and I wonder how you are related to Joseph & Mary Loomis ? (I can help you, if you'd like.
Added by Carol STEVENS on Sep 16, 2011 5:52 AM
Deborah Edmonds Borquist
Hi Bettye,

I have added the links to Kermit, Charles, Clara, John and Lawrence.
Added by Deborah Edmonds Borquist on May 03, 2011 6:09 PM
Iris Meshell
RE: William Porter Photo
Hey, Bettye.......I'm glad to be able to make this "verification" for you with just a photo! Findagrave is a great tool for getting in touch with your DNA. The old stories that have been handed down thru the generations seem to be like glue on all the relatives. Some of us are actually surprised when the tales and dates prove to be true!
Added by Iris Meshell on Apr 03, 2011 9:58 AM
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