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C. Bryan (#46788769)
 member for 12 years, 5 months, 13 days
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Bio Photo Please use any photos associated with your loved ones' sites as you desire; they belong to you. If you ask for permission I'll know you can't read.
Transfers for anybody but close family if you have a good story - or even a bad lie. You can be adopted, or the ex. Life's too short to quibble, Jim!
Several members (you know who you are) continually update my entries, and I am very appreciative - Thank You!!

A note on why some 'souls' evade discovery: Think about it; there's little entertainment for the majority. One game everyone really gets into is to hide while we seek; hilarious watching us bumble about with growing frustration - using nicknames, omitting dates or the ultimate, not paying for their marker!

Earliest ancestors Philadelphia in 1644 on my father's side - My mother's side arrives in 1749 & 1751. Latest kin here by 1777.
In 1685 a Strode grandfather helped Monmouth's attempt to overthrow James II; and in 1745 another grandpa, this time a Grant, marched with Charles Stuart against George II - both causes failed utterly. Strode's son lost his purchase in England and fled eventually to Philadelphia (aboard a misnamed vessel in which he and his wife perished and his orphans prospered).
The strappan Sawney was transported in May of 1747 aboard the "Gildart', indentured, got a pass - then joined the opportunistic hoards flooding through Cumberland Gap. That whole pack has enough romantic burnishing to fill several Janice Holt Giles novels.

I'm NOT directly related to Daniel Boone of pioneer fame - but to two of his sisters (5th great-grandmothers - Mary's grandson, Luke, wed Elizabeth's granddaughter, Mary Sanders).
I'm NOT related to Gen. John J. Pershing - but his uncle, J.S. Pershing (by another wife of our common sire, J.M. Pershing) is my great-grandfather.
NOT connected to Wm. Jennings Bryan at all - former Secretary of State and thrice Presidential candidate, a dedicated public servant and son of a dedicated public servant, who once lent law books to the aforementioned Mr. Pershing.

My lineage seems to have had an aversion to military service but for a maternal great-grandpapa who got himself wounded by the defenders of Vicksburg.
Well, too, there was that earlier trouble in the late mid-1700s; a few grandpas mixed it up in the Ohio Valley, rode with Geo. Rogers Clark and the boys - other scuffles with the Tories in the Carolina and Kentucky hills. Most got pensions for their efforts (them who weren't Loyalists). Myself - I spent three years in the US Army working for the Security Agency.

And - this from another graver:
'Much better to be looking for dead people, than to have dead people looking for you.'

There is an underscore _ in my address, not a space.
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Messages left for C. Bryan (968)[Leave Message]
Linda Daniels
Cora Brunett
Thank you so much for the wonderful photos of Cora Brunett's headstone.

Thanks for the time. It is greatly appreciated.

Linda D.
Added by Linda Daniels on Sep 23, 2017 1:19 PM
Marlena Cantu
Mark D. Carter
I just want to thank you for taking time to take pictures of my (possible) father's headstone. I recently found out that the man who raised me, is more than likely not my father and Mark probably is. I wish I could have met/known Mark. I don't even know what he looks like or how he passed away. This picture of his headstone is as good as it's going to get so I truly appreciate you doing this for me . Thank you again and God bless you for what you do.
Added by Marlena Cantu on Sep 11, 2017 4:43 PM
Jason Hull
Thank you!!!
Thank you so much for taking pictures of my Father's headstone, I really appreciate you taking the extra time to include a picture of my Grandparents too. My Father passed away when I was young and it is great to see a picture of his headstone. I really appreciate this.

Thank you so much...
Added by Jason Hull on Aug 31, 2017 9:04 AM
Beverly Louise Stanley Kennedy
Thanks for the great picture you posted to this Memorial. I appreciate that you went the extra mile and how you marked the picture to show there was no marker. Great job!

Also, love your bio. Too bad others don't take a page from your bio and be a as kind.

Thanks again and have a great day tomorrow.
Added by Twila on Aug 30, 2017 10:21 PM
Amber Johnson
Jess Leonard and Thelma Luff
I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to take these pictures of my great-grandfather and great-aunts headstones. Your pics are beautiful! THANK YOU!

Amber Johnson
Added by Amber Johnson on Aug 09, 2017 9:51 PM
Roscoe Evans
RE: Bayer - - -
Happy to help Charles. You may have noticed that I included the plot location at the bottom of the photo in the caption area. I didn't see a link to his wife at the time that I fulfilled the request or I would have added the same photo to her memorial as well for the same price. Ha. Hope you are doing well...
Added by Roscoe Evans on Jul 14, 2017 11:48 AM
Diane Clark Smith
The picture is terrific and you placed all three memorials. Thank you. It is amazing how the memorial looks complete with the picture.

Diane Smith
Added by Diane Clark Smith on Jul 11, 2017 1:11 PM
Zane's Mom
Howard Baumgartner pix
Thank you so much for taking the time to find the grave and taking the picture of Howard Baumgartner's marker. Your kindness is greatly appreciated!
Cecilia (Zane's Mom)
Added by Zane's Mom on Jul 05, 2017 8:14 PM
George Edward Woodin
I don't know what happened, but I was showing my friend her grandparents listings I've been editing, as it appears George's pic has disappeared while Ruth, his wife, still remains. Could you repost her photo onto her husband's again.

Sorry.....she may have deleted the pic by mistake....honestly, we were just looking at's just a green pic of their names in brass.

Thanks again folks.....

Added by McMolly on Jun 29, 2017 9:11 PM
Hazel Carter
There should be a way to leave virtual flowers to thank generous volunteers who respond to photo requests - that would be you!
Your unique way to mark the marker and to photograph the area - all icing on the cake. Thanks also for the tips to find her husband William Edward Carter.
No ipad here either. Kay
Added by KayMBN on Jun 24, 2017 1:51 PM
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