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Roy Woodruff (#47291486)
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I have been doing genealogy for over 25 years now. I have researched the Amherst/Clarence area of New York extensively because that is where a majority of my relatives settled. In addition, a small group of my family moved and settled in the Maple Grove Township of Saginaw County, Michigan. The other side of my family - one branch comes from old Connecticut and Vermont, settling in New York around the finger lakes, with a final move to the Buffalo, NY area. The other branch coming from Ontario, Canada.

My wife's family - one side goes back to Francis Cooke (who was on the Mayflower), settled in Massachusetts, moving to Ohio, and finally settling in Grand Haven area of Michigan. The other side of her family were from the south - Tennessee and North Carolina, moving to Missouri and Illinois and finally settling in Arkansas, with some moving to Michigan.

The families I am actively researching on my side include: Woodruff, Goodrich, Fillmore, Colegrove, Haskin(s), Rudd, Wood, Badger, Beiter, Blarr, Gillis, Malcolm, Mason, Anderson, Sutherland, Schuster, Braunscheidel, Schneider, Brown, Jung, Wittenauer (Witnauer), Spoth, Herberger, Fritton, Metzinger, Therring, Emmendorfer, Lorenz, and Leising.

The families I am actively researching on my wife's side include: Bellah, Shaw, Johnson, Jansen, Andersson, Johansson, Clark, Perry, Proffer, Hovis, Wheat, Hudson, Smith, Brown, McClain, Reed, Damon, Brown, Cooke, and Warner.

I will happily transfer management of any memorials I am not a direct descendent of. Please use the edit tab on the memorial. Thanks!
I have been actively trying to take photos of the Tempe Double Butte Cemetery graves in Tempe, AZ. If you are related to anyone in this cemetery, please let me know - I will transfer to any relation in this cemetery (would rather have family manage the memorial)

For memorials of direct descendents / family members: I put a lot of time into the research of the people in these memorials, looking up obituaries and family history, adding dates and links to other family members, etc. I would prefer to keep managing those family memorials I am a direct descendent of. If we do share the same lineage, I would love to hear from you to share information and/or pictures and talk about our lineage. I would be happy to update information on any of those memorials where we share ancestors or link to other family members as needed.

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RE: Nicholas Black
Hi Roy, not related, just happened to have photo'd the marker when I was in St. Patrick's :-)
Added by Cindy on Jul 20, 2016 8:01 AM
Loretta Smith
I notice Harriet VADER DAINS had been added to my Cornelius VADER page so I followed it here. As you have researched Amherst, I am wondering if you have found any information on Cornelius' wife, Lucinda FOX VADER? I did not notice that surname in your listings but I am always hopeful. Family legend has it that she returned to Amherst after Cornelius died. Thanks for any information you might have accidentally found ;)

Loretta Smith
Added by Loretta Smith on Jul 01, 2016 11:35 AM
RE: William McLaws Eadie
Hi Roy,

I have a copy of a Shaver will witnessed by William Mc Laws Eadie. Let me know if you'd like a copy and I can email it.
Added by michstory on Jun 20, 2016 5:34 AM
Carrie Braun Wadenspanner
Hello, I received your inquiry about how I was related to Carrie Braun Wadenspanner. I am a Wadenspanner decendant, through Carrie's husband Frank's sister. I added the info on Frank and Carrie that I found in my research to link them to the Wadenspanner line. I'm glad that you found her and can possibly link her to her family line! Please let me know if you have more info to add to her entry. I am related to a John G. Brown (Braun?) on a different side of our family line that was born in Ohio (I think) and settled in Missouri - but probably not the same line you are talking about.
Added by josh03 on Jun 13, 2016 2:24 PM
Cathy Beaudoin
RE: Balsora Malcolm
It was difficult to read but there was enough that I felt secure in a match. It was also adjacent to his parents stones. Lots of fun in the hunt!
Added by Cathy Beaudoin on Jun 11, 2016 1:44 PM
William McLaws Eadie

I believe this man was witness to the will of James Shaver, Memorial #151172413, in 1888. Another witness was Charles Hedges, of Burford. Would you have any other information on a possible connection that you would be willing to share? You can contact me directly through my profile, if you'd like.

Added by michstory on Jun 11, 2016 6:22 AM
RE: Vera Aiton
Thank you, Roy!

I'll be sure to add pictures and the obituary along with links to other family members!

Have a lovely day!
Added by Marianne on Jun 09, 2016 11:01 AM
Alice Cook
RE: Nels Johnson
He is now there for you. I was thinking the same thing about the twin thing, however, why would there only be a grave for Arthur? I will go to the court house and see what I can find there. Which will also give me the birth and death dates for Arthur at the same time.

And, no, thanks on the sending of the heat this way!! Not a fan of a lot of heat!! But thanks for the offer.
Added by Alice Cook on Jun 03, 2016 5:55 AM
Alice Cook
RE: Nels Johnson
You are very welcome for the transfers and the awesome timing we both had on F.A.G. is just plain crazy.
Anyway, I was able to catch the sexton for Trinity at the cemetery today after work. I get out at 2 and he leaves at 2.......another awesome timing. He was running a little late leaving....our luck!! Anyway, we were unsuccessful at finding Nels Johnson 1894-1894, but there is a Arthur Johnson in the family plot that was born 1894 died 1894. And a notation in the book states "died as a infant". I have added the birth and death years to Arthur's memorial. However, silly me did not write down birth and death dates while looking at the book. I will get that information for you soon.
I would be happy to transfer his grave to you if you would like it also.
Added by Alice Cook on Jun 02, 2016 2:41 PM
Alice Cook
Hi Roy,
I am all to happy to transfer those four memorials over to family that will take great care of them.
I am also impressed that you saw them so fast! I just added I am related to Johnson's in this area but do not know too much about them or if we are all related......there are ALOT of My relation to them was through my Aunt Marg Peters who married James Johnson.
Sorry, for the family stone being turned sideways. I just upgraded my computer to windows 10 and apparently for some reason when you turn them in your files and then send them to F.A.G. they return to the original photo. I can not figure out how to change them as of yet. And I do not like it at all!!
I will be more than happy to look into Nels Johnson for you also. As soon as I can I will get back to you on him.
Enjoy and hope you are still out there wandering the cemeteries and taking photographs.
Added by Alice Cook on Jun 02, 2016 11:26 AM
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