Even though I have lived in Austin, Texas, for nearly twenty years, I am still a Californian. I was born there and my grandmother and mother were as well. I gave birth to my daughter in California and lived in the state for the first 40 years of my life.
Sometimes you don't know where you came from until you move away or travel extensively. That has been true for me. Besides, I can never be a Texan anyway. Unlike Californians, they are a very proud people, unwilling to pollute their identity with any strangers. You must be born in Texas to be a Texan. They usually fly the Texas flag on a separate pole and at an equal height to the U.S. flag. In case you didn't know, Texas is the only state that was an independent nation before joining the United States of America.
I currently have four websites: -http://wilsonmaudegiffin.pbworks.com -http://www.grimshaworigin.org/snowfamily/ -http://www.kleingiffin.webs.com -http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/47768838/family
So far I pull information from what other researchers have found, but I am usually very good at documenting sources and only using research done by those that are also good at documenting their sources.
My dad was born and raised in Missouri. His roots were there for at least three or four generations. Our Snow ancestors trace back to William Snow that married Rebecca Browne whose father was Peter Browne on the Mayflower. Atterberry traces back through Benjamin Caldwell Atterberry to Seaman Atterberry all the way back to William Atterbury, the 1733 English emigrant.
On my mother's side, her maternal roots trace back as many as eight to ten generations of Giffins and Morrows, while her paternal roots--the Kleins and Whittmans--were first generation immigrants from the Alsace Lorrain region of France.
Like most others in this endeavor, my purpose is to document and make public all the information I have collected for the benefit of future generations.
RE: Jonas Clark According to the inscription on Abraham's tombstone, Abraham is the son of Jonas and Phebe Clark. I posted a cropped portion of the photo on Jonas's page to Abraham's page, since the tombstone has been restored.
RE: Horace Lester Snow, Melrose Cem. Jo Anne, No need to apologize, I know what it's like. If only life would stop interfering with our hobbies. The Snow family is not kin to me, I am just working this cemetery so no need for a transfer. Regards, Greg
Snow connection to Mayflower ancestor Peter Brown Hi Jo Anne I was at Melrose Cemetery (Brockton, MA) today taking some family and findagrave,com photos today. Discovered The gravesite of Elmer Merton Leonard and posted it. But now, I am wondering if you found my husband's brother's grave (which I could not find). His name was Warren Francis Leonard and he was born and died in 1941. The office was closed when I was there, so I was unsuccessful with this grave. I am going to send you an ancestry invite. My husband connects back to Peter Brown, as well as John Alden and William Mullins. You may have those same connections too. If you would like to see our tree, send me an email or ancestor user ID. Best Regards, Cheryl Leonard
Morrison, Hill, Lyda, Jones,Justus and many more Jo Anne thank you so much for your work with Find A Grave. You are helping so many people. I am one of them. I no longer can visit cemeteries due to my age and health. I appreciate very much your help in seeing the graves and markers of my extended family. I am trying to get as much as possible on Ancestry and Family tree Maker so that my descendants and others may see their heritage. I hope you won't mind my making copies of your photos to add to my family files. I have had great success in meeting generous friends through Find A Grave. Out of well over 200 they have all generously given their consent except for two. Thank you. May God bless you in your endeavors to help people through Find A Grave. Eleanor Morrison Lawson email@example.com
RE: Shiloh Cemetery Thanks again for the transfer of memorials at Shiloh. I have added links and what info. I could find to them. Some I didn't know much about but every little bit helps I guess. More news about the flooding in your state this morning on TV. Hopefully the weather will change soon and Texas will see the sun shine so those affected can start recovering from their losses. Take care, Farm Girl from MO.
RE: Shiloh Cemetery Thanks for all the transfers for burials at Shiloh. I will take good care of them and add anything I might find to their memorials. Glad to know you are up on a hill. Yes, they have allowed to many buildings & homes to be built in low areas that are prone to flooding. Also paving over large areas with concrete also compounds the problem. It is hard to resolve the problem once it happens. Maybe they should suck up some of the water and haul it to California. They need the water! Probably seen as to expensive anyway.
Yes, I am sure those who have lost family and their homes are devastated and I hope those missing can be found alive. More later and thanks again for sending the Gilbreaths & Carpenters, etc. my way. Have a nice day, Farm Girl from MO.
RE: Shiloh Cemetery After looking at some of the memorials you have at Shiloh I see they are for some of the Gilbreath and Carpenter families and both are relatives of my husbands. I would be happy to manage them if you would like to transfer them to me. Thanks so much for all your help. Hope you have not been affected by the flooding that we have been hearing about on the news. It has been rather wet here as well but nothing like what your state is experiencing.