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Jo Anne Snow (#47958859)
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Bio Photo 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.
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Chip5610
RE: Thank You!
Ah, the descriptions are clear: I see what you meant. It would be great if on the ground the border was clear. The road between them is not actually the border. LOL!
Added by Chip5610 on Jul 10, 2016 12:30 PM
Chip5610
RE: Thank You!
Hi Jo Anne. Thanks for the praise. They do not share ownership. The Old Graveyard is owned by the town. Central Cemetery is owned by the Central Cemetery Association. I'll review and update!
Added by Chip5610 on Jul 10, 2016 12:27 PM
TeamScanlon
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
Added by TeamScanlon on Jul 30, 2015 7:45 PM
Devastated Land Owner in NEMO.
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.
Added by Devastated Land Owner in ... on May 29, 2015 7:17 AM
Devastated Land Owner in NEMO.
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.
Added by Devastated Land Owner in ... on May 27, 2015 8:46 PM
K O'Brien
RE: Old Graveyard 1683
I don't know who maintains the cemetery, but I would contact the Old Bridgewater Historical Society (http://oldbridgewater.org/) and see if they know. You could also contact the Town Office for Bridgewater.

My family is buried there also and I spent an afternoon looking for grave stones. I visit the cemetery when I visit my relatives. It *is* amazing that it is still there, but if you think about it there was so much history there it doesn't surprise me there are still records.
Kathy
Added by K O'Brien on Feb 23, 2015 10:33 AM
Sandra Lennox
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 43937846
Yes, you may use all of the photos on
Rebecca's memorial if you wish.
Thank you for asking.
Take Care,
Sandy
Added by Sandra Lennox on Feb 21, 2015 6:46 PM
Nancy Meadows
RE: Thank you!
Please use any of my photos for anything you would like - no credit needed!
Added by Nancy Meadows on Jan 04, 2015 10:52 AM
Nancy Meadows
RE: Thank you!
Hi Jo Anne,
Thanks very much for your kind words. It really does my heart good when I hear from someone that I could help. A friend and I located, with some difficulty, the Surber stones. We were told what property it was on, and walked and walked and had given up and leaving when the current landowner came home and took us right to them. It's all pasture, but up a very steep hill, and we had been looking too far north. Anyway, we probed the area thoroughly and unearthed everything we could find. Being underground helped preserve the stones, and once the dirt dries, it's not too difficult to brush it off. I carry an old paintbrush just for that purpose. We found several fieldstones in the same area, space as if marking graves, but of course no idea who they were.
Thanks again for writing, and Happy 2015!
Added by Nancy Meadows on Dec 31, 2014 3:29 PM
Devastated Land Owner in NEMO.
RE: How Do You Do IT?
You click on where it says "Help with Find A Grave" and scroll down to where it tells you how to link memorials together. There is a long list of numbers and letters that you can copy and paste in the bio. area. You must add the memorial number where the "X's" are and the name of the person where the word "Name" is. As far as I know you can only include them in the bio. area. I don't know if they will work when added with a photo and since this is bio. info. I don't think they should be included with a flower since only personal notes should be added that way. Hope this helps. Let me know if you cannot figure out all this.
Added by Devastated Land Owner in ... on Aug 03, 2013 7:49 AM
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