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LauraEWJenkins (#47292802)
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Bio Photo I'm a native Californian, but I've lived in Frederick, Maryland and in Broomfield, Colorado; and now live in Scottsdale, Arizona. This should be our last job-related move because my husband will be retiring in five years. This is our first move as "empty nesters!" It's very strange. We aren't sure where we will be retiring, but I am sure that I'll convince my husband to accompany me on many genealogy-related trips!
We have four grown sons, a daugher-in-law, a dog and a cat. Genealogy research has been my obsess--I mean, HOBBY, since 2008.

My paternal "Yankee" lines are: Wilcox, Harry, Charlton, Kent,Sykes, Arnold, Winslow, Purvis, Berry,etc.

My maternal Southern lines are Pickett, Gazaway, Mitchell, Fowler, Strickland, Ellington, George, Langston, White, Biffle, Ingram, etc.

My husband's (mostly midwest) lines are Jenkins, McCoy, Norton, Ott, Deyo, Ashbaugh, Judkins, Rice, Taylor, Simpson, Gilpin, Artz, etc.

Please don't hesitate to either post publicly or send me a message privately, if you think we might share ancestors and wish to compare notes.
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C Lyn
Laura, My family name is Langston are you related to Langston's in Al. Not sure but I think most of them came from there. Thanks Lyn
Added by C Lyn on Sep 24, 2015 3:44 PM
RE: Gazaways
you are very welcome if you need anyone else in the Atlanta area please let me know and ill try to get them for you
Added by D.J. on Aug 23, 2015 2:02 PM
Christy Davis
RE: Gazaway/George connection
I feel like a pest but so I can make sure it's the same do you know what J stands for in J Monroe.

I have ancestry but I don't have the paying account I did in the past but had to cut for the budget but I think you can email me a invitation link ( someone did the same and it worked) my email is

I notice that a Bob has a pic of a grave with J Monroe J George, would he know anything, I have only been ale to get to J Monroe J George and I'm still not sure if that is even right. It is all so confusing. Do you have a way to email you that world does not read, it's complicated I can explain in a different setting.
Added by Christy Davis on Jun 05, 2014 7:50 PM
Christy Davis
RE: Gazaway/George connection
WOW. Ok so the pics you have of Eddie Pearl Waller whose grandfather is J Monroe J George who was married to Elza. Eddie's mom is an Eddie as well an you have a pic of her with her daughter Eddie Pearl my grandmother. So I guess I need the Clara George connection to my George conection.
Added by Christy Davis on Jun 05, 2014 6:55 PM
Christy Davis
Gazaway/George connection
I saw your pic of my grandmother Eddie Pearl and pics of James Simmons Gazaway and wanted to know the connection. James's son Arthur James Gazaway raised me as his own even though we were not blood related or are we, I really would love to talk or email with you, I've lost sleep over this since I found it last night.
Added by Christy Davis on Jun 05, 2014 9:52 AM
Cozart Collier Smith
Thank you so much for the picture of Cozart Smith and the info about "Uncle Zoo". If you have additional information and would like to write a brief bio on him, will put it on the memorial with credit to you.
Added by C.Troillett on Oct 27, 2013 12:28 PM
Marguerite Elizabeth Gazaway Gorbandt
The material you sent has been added to the memorial and I transferred it to you. Marguerite's first husband, Cozart Smith, is a descendent of Dr. John Mayson and his first wife, Ozella. Dr. Mayson's second wife, Clifford Zachry Mayson, was my paternal grandmother's sister.

Added by C.Troillett on Oct 26, 2013 9:56 PM
Mary Rose
RE: Theodore Harry
You are welcome. I transferred his memorial to you. Kindest regards, Mary Rose
Added by Mary Rose on Oct 21, 2013 8:01 AM
RE: Pickett graves
no problem glad to be of help D.J.
Added by D.J. on Sep 01, 2013 6:00 PM
Betty Allaire
Kyseth, Mary Faye
Greetings Laura,

Me & my mom are volunteers with Find A Grave. You mentioned that you were looking for the grave of Kyseth, Mary Faye. I found her on the Forest Lawn database.She is buried at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Hollywood Hills. It reads that the DOB is May 23,1916 & the DOD is May 08,1990 the Section she is laid to rest is Tenderness, Lot #2806 Space #2.

Would you do the honor of creating a memorial for your loved one on Find A Grave. Or do you want me to create a memorial for Mary Faye Kyseth?

Glad to be of service.
Michelle & Betty Allaire
Added by Betty Allaire on Jun 13, 2013 12:14 AM
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