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GaryM (#47588798)
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I have been researching family history since 1995. My ancestors were largely in Iowa by 1860, mostly in Davis, Wapello, Mahaska and Poweshiek counties. My wife's ancestors immigrated from Sweden and Germany in the 1880's, coming to Keokuk County, Iowa. The surnames I am researching include Morrison, Dahlstrom, Robertson, Zimmerman, Forsyth/Forsythe, McKay, Elder, Tharp, Waterhouse, Coughlan, Sidwell, Farr, Sexton, Wynne, Hollingsworth, and more.
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Kathy Phelan

I was impressed to see all the work you did on the Robertson Family. I have a connection with the Robertsons. Pleasant Robertson married Mary McCoy. Pleasant stayed in the mid-west - Monroe Co., IN.

My grandmother was a McCoy and my great grandmother was a Swisher - both can claim the Robertsons.

Are we related to the Robertsons of LA and the Ducky Dynasty?

Kathy Phelan
Added by Kathy Phelan on Apr 04, 2014 12:36 PM
Added by Karat57 on Mar 02, 2014 11:19 PM
John B. Foray the, Sr.
Hi Gary,
The "B." In John's name comes from researcher Irish Eyes Are Smiling. She created numerous memorials with the assistance of a Westview Cemetery inscriptions book. I've added a question mark after the initial to demonstrate uncertainty about its validity. I've not seen the letter in other documentation; I have to wonder who the source was who originally reported the spelling?
Added by Karat57 on Mar 02, 2014 11:19 PM
RE: Regarding Conrad's Civil War Service
Wow Gary. I believe I transcribed the data in error from an old cemetery list - no wonder the obituary doesn't mention Civil War. Memorial is corrected now. I hate to ask you to delete a really good tombstone photo - but it is decorated with the GAR emblem and may confuse someone else in the future.

Thank you very much. It is important to everyone I know that we have accurate information.

Sincerely, Carla

Added by carla on Feb 20, 2014 6:16 PM
Old Waco
Nicholson family
I placed the photo of Zella, Fern, & Tracy on their memorials and also a caption.
Hope their descendants enjoy seeing the picture.
TB Willis
Added by Old Waco on Dec 16, 2013 9:08 AM
Old Waco
Nicholson family
I have a ca. 1905 photograph of Zella, Fern, & Tracy Nicholson in my collection which I am happy to scan and place on their memorials. I didn't know if you had old photos of them.
TB Willis
Added by Old Waco on Dec 15, 2013 7:56 PM
Old Waco
Nicholson family
Are you related to Zella, Fern, or Tracy Nicholson?
TB Willis
Added by Old Waco on Dec 14, 2013 5:06 PM
Ruth Zollars
Mary Caton Zollars
Hi Gary,

I can't put my hands on the information for the Caton lines right now. I can tell what we show in our records, that Mary was the daughter of Theophilus Jr and Etta Esther Finley, but I do not have supporting documentation that I can find right now. We haven't done much work on the Caton lines yet. If we find something, I will try to let you know. In the meanwhile, if you want to share your information, I would appreciate it. This might be easier through email. My email address is
Added by Ruth Zollars on Oct 11, 2013 8:16 PM
Judi Braddick
Susannah Prall Collins
Maiden name is on tombstone
Added by Judi Braddick on Oct 09, 2013 12:15 PM
K. Roberts
RE: Clara Zimmerman
Thanks for the correction. I am limited by the records from which I pull information.

Thanks for the help.
Added by K. Roberts on Sep 21, 2013 1:55 PM
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