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Gregory Laughlin (#47767962)
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Bio Photo I only post memorials for people to whom I am related by blood or marriage (with two exceptions, see below). I also maintain an site with information on my deceased relatives. I'm happy to share links to that site upon request from any relative.

Transfer requests will be honored for any memorials honoring any of person to whom I am collaterally related whenever the person making the request is more closely related to the decedent than I am. Please request transfers via the "Suggest a Correction" link under the "Edit" tab on the memorial in question with your request to have the memorial transferred to you. Please include your relationship, along with your Find A Grave contributor number, along with the Find A Grave memorial number(s) for any memorial(s) you are requesting be transferred.

The "Suggest a Correction" feature may also be used to submit corrections, an original biography, and family links to memorials even if you are not requesting transfer of maintenance. I would also appreciate any information which you could provide to update and/or correct the genealogical information contained on my genealogy website.

I have begun posting memorials for members of the 27th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment when such memorials are not already posted. I will happily transfer those memorials to direct or close collateral descendants of those veterans.

I have also posted a few memorials for deceased members of my high school graduating class. Again, I will happily transfer those memorials to close family members of the deceased.

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Vonnie L Cantrell
RE: Laughlin
Gregory -

The DAR GRS listed your ancestor as James McLaughlin with his birthplace as near Belfast, Ireland. As I noted in the memorial, the DAR designated McLaughlin as Ancestor A077867. You may access that information at

I am happy to transfer memorials: nothing gives me more pleasure than to unite family with family and I have transferred dozens. I derive great pleasure from a descendant who finds a memorial I have created for his ancestor and learns for the first time the contribution his ancestor made to American history.

I have promised to transfer the memorials of your 6XGGP's to a distant cousin of yours. I have probably had more requests for transfer of the memorial for Mary Jane Duncan McLaughlin than for any other. I am working on a project and your cousin and I have agreed that I will transfer this to her after I have used it in my project. In the meantime, I am happy to edit the bio to add information that you would like added before I transfer this: I am certain that your cousin will not mind.

When I received your request, I reread both memorials and noticed some embarrassing grammatical errors that I tried to correct. I graduated college so long ago that my composition does not transition well and my grammar has become lax.

My husband gave me the Cantrell Gilliand Memorial Garden as a wedding present. I never realized that so many people would want to visit. At first, there was no issue. As the numbers increased, however, the situation became problematic.

My first husband (now deceased) and I inherited his ancestral home which is on the National Register of Historic Homes. Each spring and each Christmas, we opened the house for tours. I was on the Board of Directors of the Arts Council and the Community Theater, YMCA , et. cetera, so allowed the different organizations to use our home for fund raising purposes.

I was hosting an auction for the Garden Club which was a popular annual event. My husband's 2XGGU had designed a beautiful goldfish pond in the shape of the Masonic emblem with stone walkways emanating from the center. As a man left the auction, he twisted his ankle on one of the stone walkways. At the time, he said that he was fine: two weeks later, we were served with papers stating that he was suing us for his hospital bills as well as a myriad of other expenses.

I was flabbergasted: we had seen him stumble and when we went to his aid, he assured us that he was fine. But he had prepared his case well, even to the extent of sending us pictures of the two stones he had dislodged when he had stumbled.

My attorney husband questioned him several times about the location of the stumble and how certain he was that it was that precise location. The man evidently became very perturbed with him and said very belligerently to my husband that he knew ____ well where he had almost broken his back, the pain had been so excruciating.

My husband replied very calmly and politely that, of course, the gentleman knew where he had been so badly injured just as my husband knew where his property line was located and it was about 3 feet to the right of this particular stone walkway. We owned the whole block with the exception of two snippets of land. Neither snippet had houses, so the block looked as if it were one piece of land which it had been at one time. The man did not realize that he had stumbled on the strip owned by the power company.

We dodged the bullet on that one. As the numbers visiting the Cantrell Gilliand Memorial Garden increased exponentially, I had visions of the same happening to me a second time. I am now in negotiations with a local group to adopt the Memorial Garden. They are happy to adopt, but want a different piece of property than we want to donate. So we are talking.

Added by Vonnie L Cantrell on Oct 24, 2015 4:59 PM
Vonnie L Cantrell
On vacation w/o computer. Know that some families have never seen the Mc before, but promise it was used - shortened later to Laughlin; I used the Laughlin to correlate with records. Don't hold me to this, but may have been DAR/SAR GRS. I am pretty sure Miss and Draper used the "Mc" or I would not have.

Re burial: he died in SW VA, so would have been buried there: I think actual burial site unknown - are you looking at Cenotaph?

I am not related at all. Your family has fascinating history and would make a wonderful book or movie on its own recognizance without being fictionalized.
Added by Vonnie L Cantrell on Oct 20, 2015 1:24 PM
Gravestone Recorder
RE: Samuel Hervey Laughlin
No, I am not related to any Laughlins. I will be happy to transfer this memorial if you are a descendant.
Added by Gravestone Recorder on Oct 19, 2015 5:16 PM
RE: Florence Stromatt Grave Photo
you're welcome. happy to help :)
Added by StoneSeeker on Sep 11, 2015 2:23 PM
bobby snider
finding my ancesters
my name is bobby snider I am 76 yr. old my grand dad was will or William snider whome I never knew my dad said some of his ancesters ere named George snider when I seen your George snider and Monroe county tenn. I became curious my dad was born in sweetwater in 1917 his name was William henry when he was very young his entire family walked from sweetwater to Geraldine al.he told me this tale many times hever knew any other snider except him would appreciate any information you may have we may be kinfolk
Added by bobby snider on Aug 20, 2015 5:39 PM
Tina Adams
Cyrenus F. Horton
Hi Gregory, I try to find extras with regards to the persons being requested for photographing and I came across this in regards to Cyrenus.

"Cyrenus F Horton fought in the Civil War for the Union in the 27 Indiana Infantry. He entered the war with the rank of Private, and left with the rank of 1 Class Musc."

Information on this page comes from the following source:
U.S. National Park Service: Civil War Soldiers & Sailors Database

Added by Tina Adams on Aug 09, 2015 9:17 PM
John Abbott
Hi Gregory. Thanks for the fast reply. My e-mail is
Added by John Abbott on Apr 01, 2015 11:10 AM
John Abbott
A new relative
Hello, Gregory. My name is John Abbott. It appears we are related. I have only been working on the family tree for just over a year. I mainly use Family Search and Find a Grave. Here is what I have collected:
My mother is Catherine V. Laughlin.
My Grand-father is Jasper Leon Laughlin.
My Great-Grand-father is John Marion Laughlin.
My Great-Great-Grand-father is Harvey Jasper Laughlin.
My Great-Great-Great-Grand-father is Melvin A. Laughlin who was killed by North Scouts in 1863.
My Great-Great-great-Great-Grand-father was John Abe Laughlin.

After locating the memorial on Find a Grave for John Abe Laughlin I'm now able to develop more leads. I can't tell you how helpful this has been. I hope to hear from you.

Thank You very Much

John W. Abbott
Added by John Abbott on Apr 01, 2015 6:38 AM
great grand son
Hello, Gregory,
My name is Derek Skinner, my Grandmother was Ina Virginia Smith Laughlin. She was the youngest daughter of John Richard Laughlin born in 1918. I noticed she was not listed in the list of children of John Richard Laughlin and Myrtle Laughlin. I am fairly certain due to the photo albums I have, she is their daughter. I am her grandson and would be happy to get into contact with you to discuss our shared lineage. What is the best way to contact you? My email address is: I look forward to hearing from you! Derek Thomas Skinner
Added by derek on Sep 03, 2014 7:45 PM
Ruth Smith
RE: Grave Photo for Craig Winchester
You are very welcome.
Added by Ruth Smith on Aug 01, 2014 1:57 PM
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