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Ancestral Sleuth (#48171177)
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Bio Photo Updated: December 2014

Chief Petty Officer, US Navy, retired.

Enjoying the fruits of my labors - children and grand children - to the best of my abilities.

Recently purchased an RV and traveling around North America.

If you have a problem with something I posted, please email me or click on suggest a correction instead of posting it on my contributor page. I will address the issue as quick as I possibly can.

The purpose in life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

One can tell the morals of a culture by the way they treat their dead. ~ Benjamin Franklin

To Err Is Human, To Correct Divine. If you come across any errors or have additions to the memorials I maintain, please let me know. I strive to provide accurate information and will be happy to make any changes necessary.

So many questions, yet, so few left to ask.


The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future. ~ Herbert Spencer

Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories. ~ Unknown

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. ~ Anonymous

"There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go." ~ Author Unknown

"Lest they be forgotten."

"May they live forever."

"When an old person dies, a library burns..." African proverb

Life is not a journey to the grave, with the intention of arriving safely, in a well-preserved body. Rather to slide in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming.."WOW, that was a Great Ride!"
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Kelli Lincoln
RE: James Gregory Henry Buddy Edward
No problem; I uploaded the photos to the other memorial today. :)
Added by Kelli Lincoln on Jan 30, 2015 2:26 PM
Sherlocks Cousin
Joseph Beckham
There was nothing on the back side of his marker except the grave site number.
Added by Sherlocks Cousin on Jan 28, 2015 4:54 PM
RE: Emma Jane Beckham 36353791
I have a death certificate on a Emma J. Beckman that married a Nichols. Would you mind to send me your email and I will send info to you. My email is You may be correct. Birthdates, etc. are different.
Added by Wanda on Jan 27, 2015 4:41 AM
Mary Ann
RE: Leon Eiermann
You are welcome.
Added by Mary Ann on Jan 26, 2015 8:12 PM
Proof Read
Good grief, I should have proof read my last post! Honest I are smarter than that ~ Jack
Added by jackdowns61 on Jan 26, 2015 8:04 PM
RE: Hannah Wright Ballinger
Hi Debbie, You caught me using Ancestry, Family Data Collections, Millennium Files, and all that stuff that can not use to prove anything!

When I started using Ancestry 9 years ago I thought anything posted was correct. And it took about 5 years to find out it about 50/50 and I have been working to correct those errors years ago. So my Blood Tree has reduced from 60,000+ to about 43,000.

Bottom Line I have not idea where I got the Susannah. Susannah is no longer with us. Here is my connection to Hannah's Spouse:

HENRY JOSIAH Ballinger (1695 - 1774)
is My 1st cousin 7x removed
MARY Harding Ballinger (1663 - 1739)
mother of HENRY JOSIAH Ballinger
THOMAS HARDING (1635 - 1708)
father of MARY Harding Ballinger
HOPE HARDING (SHREVE) (1694 - 1757)
daughter of THOMAS HARDING
MERCY SHREVE (WHITE) (1725 - 1785)
THOMAS WHITE (1752 - 1827)
MARY WHITE DOWNS (1783 - 1871)
daughter of THOMAS WHITE
JAMES DOWNS (1805 - 1872)
AUSTIN DOWNS (1845 - 1929)
JOHN SEYMOUR "Jack" DOWNS (1869 - 1917)
JOHN SEYMOUR "Johnny" DOWNS (1918 - 1994)Father
son of JOHN SEYMOUR "Jack" DOWNS Grand Father
I am the son of JOHN SEYMOUR "Johnny" DOWNS

Did I miss anyone? If you ate related to Hannah, we should be 1st cousins 7X removed.

Jack Downs
Parkersburg, WV
Added by jackdowns61 on Jan 26, 2015 7:57 PM
Emma Jane Beckham 36353791
I think I found the answer. 1930 census indicates that Emma's spouse, Wm. Riley Beckham was divorced. There's a marriage for Emma Beckham and J. Stanley Nichols in Oct. 11, 1927. Emma Nichols died July 20, 1945 and is buried in the Soldiers Home Cemetery in Phelps Co. Death certificate ref her parents confirms info from King's History. Wanda
Added by Wanda on Jan 26, 2015 4:29 PM
Correction to Emma Jane Beckham
It was not her son's WW1 Registration; it was her husband's. See his memorial for data. Thanks
Added by Wanda on Jan 26, 2015 4:05 PM
Emma Jane Beckham 36353791
I realized after I approved edit on year of death and the reason I had left it blank. WW1 record for son shows she was alive in 1918, and she is listed on the 1920 census as alive. A bit strange that she is listed as deceased in 1910 - I am not related so need some help solving this mystery. Thanks
Added by Wanda on Jan 26, 2015 3:59 PM
James Mayfield
RE: Heinrich Carl

I got the information from my cousin, Ned Benson. He has a website where he has every member of our family tree listed with parents, children, burial information and alot more. This is the link to Heinrich's page

I can;t confirm if they are unmarked or not, but my cousin has done alot of research on the family and would probably be able to tell you more. His email is on the website if you want to contact him.

Added by James Mayfield on Jan 24, 2015 5:39 PM
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