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C. Bryan (#46788769)
 member for 12 years, 24 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 direct 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 below, not a space.
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Messages left for C. Bryan (952)[Leave Message]
Reuben Strelow
Thanks so much for the photo, I wasn't 100% positive he was buried there, so this confirms. Appreciate it very much!

Added by Jen on May 27, 2017 4:56 PM
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Elwyn Ley
P.S. Your pictures were also very well done. It makes his memorial really look nice.
Thank you again!
Bless You!
Added by S. W. on May 20, 2017 5:42 PM
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Elwyn Ley (Whiteley)
Wow, Thank you sooooo much for getting this photo for me. I had been searching for a long time for clues as to what happened to him, and it is so nice to have a photo of his final resting place.
I am very grateful!
Thank you!!!
Sue Whiteley
Added by S. W. on May 20, 2017 5:35 PM
Austins at Forest Lawn
Awesome photos. Wish you took all I request! Thanks.
Added by EmilyEm on May 15, 2017 3:11 PM
David Stearns
Gladys Gosin Photo
Thanks very much for the photo of my great aunt Gladys Gosin. Thank you also for posting the photo to her son's memorial. That was very nice of you.
Added by David Stearns on May 13, 2017 9:10 PM
MH Shearer
William Withers
Thanks so much for the picture of Mr. Withers who was a WWI veteran and a TAMU Aggie. Love your bio and thanks for all that hard work you do. Mary Shearer
Added by MH Shearer on Apr 04, 2017 4:18 PM
Sally N. Inglis
Thank you so much for taking a photo of Joel for me. She was a dear friend of my mother's.
Added by Sally N. Inglis on Apr 01, 2017 3:09 PM
Peterson and Arme
Thank you for all of the photos for Oscar's and his daughter Dianne's grave sites. I really appreciate you taking the photos and sharing them.
Added by rootskeeper on Mar 29, 2017 3:27 PM
Peggy Bargen Duey
Gidlow Russell Black
Thanks so much for fulfilling my photo request for Gidlow. I see it is a duplicate and will have F-A-G merge them. Marion Spohn may be asking for a transfer since he is his father-in-law. Keep up the great volunteer work.
Added by Peggy Bargen Duey on Mar 16, 2017 5:27 AM
Del Gran
RE: John Van Camp - - -
Not unhappy but it does show blanks for his spouse's DOD and your photo is much better. If you disagree, that is fine. I thought maybe I forgot to request even though I intended to initiate a request for John right away.

Added by Del Gran on Mar 15, 2017 9:44 AM
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