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Julie Grabill Rasmussen (#47927883)
 member for 3 years, 2 months, 22 days
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Bio Photo In addition to my family and work, I enjoy artwork, traveling, gardening, reading, and genealogy. My mother has done a tremendous amount of work with genealogy and cemeteries, and to honor her work, I will continue to make that information available to others. Please feel free to use any photos that I post.

Kindly email me with any corrections using the edit tab on the memorial page, as I would do the same.
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Colette Rector Walls
RE: Susannah Rector Hanks 1794-1879
Many thanks!
Added by Colette Rector Walls on Nov 17, 2015 3:28 PM
Geo Clinton
Alice Bamsey
Thank you for the Bio. I added it to her memorial. Geo
Added by Geo Clinton on Nov 11, 2015 6:51 AM
Werner Vols
RE: Arthur, Cora, George Vols
Hi Julie,

I see that you have changed it thanks :-)
That makes searching for other people also easier.
I do now the German name Volz is pretty common also the abbreviation Völz with an umlaut
on top of the ö..
After searching so many years after the name Vols you starting to know the family..
Werner Vols from Antwerp Belgium..
Added by Werner Vols on Nov 11, 2015 4:14 AM
RE: John & Catherine Grabeel/Graybill
That would be wonderful, I'm still waiting to see if Marcie got a photo of Josephus from our cousin in Arkansas.
Added by Jennifer on Nov 10, 2015 5:22 PM
Werner Vols
RE: Arthur, Cora, George Vols
Hi Julie,

That would be grate if you could help me there.
I have all Volsen that moved from Belgium to the US and the period.
So any news would be grate.
Added by Werner Vols on Nov 10, 2015 2:00 PM
Tritt Girl
RE: Howard Green
Thanks. At this time, I am going to leave it as is . I am related and when I am ready to add bios to my memorials I will go through all info I have to determine what to include.

I appreciate your passing this info along.

Added by Tritt Girl on Nov 10, 2015 10:39 AM
Geo Clinton
Frank Leffingwell
Thanks for the information. I have added it to his memorial.

I used to stop at that park before the cattle lot became its neighbor. So sad to see that nice little roadside park ruined. Geo
Added by Geo Clinton on Nov 10, 2015 7:50 AM
Vonnie L Cantrell
RE: Wm Ely
Thank you, Julie -

You are right: it does add a nice touch. The memorial is wonderful and has lots of good information. Thank you for the credit. Most people do not know how to find the pension applications (, just as many people do not realize the contribution their ancestor made to American history.

There has been so much misinformation published online notably, Trish Carden's inaccurate roster of BKM participants. Her roster included my ancestors: I knew several she included did not fight at BKM. I am from Spartanburg, SC, in the shadow of King's Mountain: my childhood home was 30 miles from the King's Mountain battleground and 15 miles from the Cowpens battleground, so I well know those ancestors of mine who fought in each battle.

Because I saw the errors regarding my ancestors, I looked more closely at Carden's roster and realized immediately, that something was very wrong. She boasted that she had over 2000 names of BKM participants, and well she may, but half would have to have been Tories: there were approximately 2,000 total participants which included Patriots and Tories.

Carden was well meaning with her roster: she based her information on that supplied by descendants rather than conducting the in-depth research necessitated: there is a cachet in declaring that one's ancestor fought at BKM. Carden included her own ancestors who did not: nor were they at Watauga. Her inaccurate roster has caused so many problems that it will take decades to undo the damage.

I wanted to clarify the misinformation regarding my ancestors. Once I established those who did and those who did not participate, I realized that Carden's list had to be corrected, so I started. She has removed several Patriots that I have proven did not fight at BKM, but not all. Had I realized the scope of the project, I would never have started. It will take me years to complete.

Many descendants insist that Carden's list is correct, just as everyone gives great credence to Katherine Keogh White and her book, "The King's Mountain Men". It is most unfortunate, because both are rife with error. The descendants send me blistering emails insisting their ancestors fought at BKM. They want to argue with me. I have to remind them that it is not I who expounds that their ancestors did not participate, but the ancestors, themselves, who testified that they did not.

It is especially important that we record in a public forum the service of our Revolutionary War Patriots. To credit a Patriot with participating in battles incorrectly diminishes the service of the Patriot: it is saying that the service he performed was not important enough.

If you are interested in my project, go to Find A Grave Memorial# 133634079 and click on my name in the lower left hand corner. That will give you access to my Virtual Cemetery of BKM participants. These are the Heroes I have proven, but not all who fought. Only recently have B9 and Lenoir's List of his company surfaced, so I have not had the opportunity to include those.

Thanks, again, Julie!
Added by Vonnie L Cantrell on Nov 01, 2015 2:21 PM
RE: M D LaFayette Grabeel
Thank you Julie,

I contacted Marcia Barr and she has sent me a ton of pictures. She sent a message to a cousin in Arkansas, that she believes has a picture of my grandfather Josephus Graybill Munsey. I'm hoping. She had photos of all of his other siblings.

I found Carna J. Grabeel. Her headstone reads Jewell for her middle name. I made a suggestion for correction of her name, so here's hoping.

I am amazed at the records you are able to uncover. I don't have a paid membership to ancestry.

Glad to see you are back. If I can help you with anything let me know.
Added by Jennifer on Oct 29, 2015 3:35 PM
Connie Saculla
RE: Moody Keith
You are so welcome !
Added by Connie Saculla on Oct 27, 2015 9:12 AM
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