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Del Groves (#47084264)
 member for 8 years, 9 months, 20 days
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Bio Photo Research of my families encompasses a wide-ranging list of surnames and locales. My primary focus is (paternal) Fortney, Groves, Knapp, & Summers and (maternal) Armstrong, Boylen & Fawley all of whom eventually ended-up in West Virginia including those who migrated early-on from Maryland, Pennsylvania & (old) Virginia.

The majority of memorials I have created are of my relatives. However, I have created some memorials for unrelated folks whose headstones I just happened to photograph while visiting a particular cemetery. If I have created a memorial that you'd like transferred to you, please send a note via normal channels under the 'Edit' tab of the memorial with a comment stating your relationship to that person.

Headstone Photos: permission is hereby given to relatives to use my headstone photos for their personal use. You can right click on a photo and select to Save to your computer.

If you are or think you are related to me, please contact me by email and/or visit my website.
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Darrell Groves, Human
Messages left for Del Groves (296)[Leave Message]
Grace Petron
OOps, July 2nd.
Added by Grace Petron on Oct 11, 2017 10:57 AM
Grace Petron
RE: your conversation with Stan and Terry on July 20, 2016.
Added by Grace Petron on Oct 11, 2017 10:56 AM
Grace Petron
My relative in Missouri told me the reason Ashford was not with his family on that census was that he was doing farm work for a neighbor and got counted on the census from there. My father was born in Missouri and Ashford died before he was born but many relatives regarded Ashford as theirs so I feel there is no question but what he belonged to Samuel Leonard's family, although quite a few researchers have missed him and posted online with him omitted. Those who copy it, of course, miss him too. Grace Kisner Petron, father is Guiles Edgar Kisner, grandfather: John Madison Kisner, great grandfather: Ashford Kisner.
Added by Grace Petron on Oct 10, 2017 2:37 PM
Janice Melton Knotter
RE: Mary Jane Summers Spence #157592731
Only distantly connected. Mary Jane's son Curtis Spence married my grandmother's sister Eva Shook. But I've found that almost everyone who lived in Indian Creek or Heralds Prairie Township were connected some way or other. I have hints listed in my home database that lead me to believe that Martin C Summers' parents were David and Lydia Deboard Summers, however I've been unable to locate any death or probate records for David or for possibly his father Paul Talbot Summers.
Janice Melton Knotter
Added by Janice Melton Knotter on Oct 01, 2017 8:52 PM
Rick Miller
Infant Child Summers
Hi Del,
I have deep roots in Grainger County and have visited the area a couple of times and am generally familiar with Bean Station, Thorn Hill, and Morristown (in Hamblen County).
I am not related to this child's family, and I will be happy to transfer the memorial to you if you are interested in maintaining it.
Added by Rick Miller on Sep 26, 2017 10:51 AM
Rick Miller
Infant child Summers
I think your death record is for a different child. The dates, parents names and the cemetery are all different from the headstones and other records.
Added by Rick Miller on Sep 26, 2017 7:13 AM
RE: Walter Winn Summers #134285302
thanks for your prompt reply; I am still working on memorials. BJ
Added by B J on Sep 25, 2017 10:02 PM
Walter W Summers
Del, thanks for all the edits. Guessing by your bio you are somehow related to Walter. BJ
Added by B J on Sep 25, 2017 7:45 PM
Linda Page
RE: Helen Samantha Kisner Summers #58717775
Added by Linda Page on Aug 31, 2017 10:53 AM
Sylvia Sine Whittaker
RE: James Burl Hawkins #53905674
here is your jack
Find A Grave Memorial# 180535661
Added by Sylvia Sine Whittaker on Jul 15, 2017 11:42 AM
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