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C. Bryan (#46788769)
 member for 11 years, 9 months, 16 days
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Bio Photo After several continuous years graving, I've mostly given up walking the lawns. It was fun, but life moves on to other pursuits. 10,000+ entries is enough, and these books aren't going to read themselves.

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!

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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RE: Vickers at FLLB - - -
At least it is a small section (i.e. relatively close to the road). Still, probably won't visit until the end of next week.

My yard is completely flooded. My neighbor has a rain gauge and said over 2 inches so far. Hopefully, the gophers will be drowned or will otherwise seek a new yard to tunnel in.
Added by Clay on Feb 17, 2017 8:29 PM
RE: Cecil W English
HaHa, yes I saw both questions & responded to both. I didn't know there were different named sections there, & also had a better connection & could under stand the lady on the phone today. Pretty sure this lady was different from last week & seemed to take more time looking & asking me info. Thanks!
Added by CliffordEnglish on Feb 13, 2017 6:12 PM
Muriel Cornell
thank you
Thank you so much for taking a pic of John Leo and Leta Mae Crawley's grave. It helps with a piece of the puzzle I've been looking for to reconnect with relatives.

God bless you for your work!

Added by Muriel Cornell on Feb 09, 2017 8:11 AM
Monica Primus
Dennis and Mary Glenn (175924431 & 94523029
C. Bryan,
Thank you so much for taking the time to get the photo for Mary AND then creating a memorial for her husband Dennis. We knew when he died, but did not know where he was interred, so this answers a question. Your photos are great!
Many thanks,
Added by Monica Primus on Feb 01, 2017 9:30 PM
Lisa Dundee
A huge Thank you for the picture! I've been looking for my brother and sister for a long time. Now I've found my brother. I didn't know he was an uncle. So that's another clue in finding my sister. Thank you
Lisa Dundee Cedar Rapids Iowa
Added by Lisa Dundee on Jan 26, 2017 1:24 PM
Mary Jane Presley (Leese)
Welzen Photo
Thanks so much for the very nice photo!
Added by Mary Jane Presley (Leese) on Jan 26, 2017 12:49 PM
Judy Stansbery
Bertha Roberts Shalvis
Thank you for taking the time in getting the photo.
It is very much appreciated.
Judy Roberts Stansbery
Added by Judy Stansbery on Jan 22, 2017 7:24 AM
Everett Mefford
Paul Earnie Tennyson
Thank you for the photo and the information about the unmarked grave
Added by Everett Mefford on Jan 19, 2017 1:28 PM
Dorothy Gullett Headstone
Thanks for the quick response on the headstone photo, and for annotating that the monument had not been engraved with her name and dates - a helpful clarification.

Added by Antioch on Jan 07, 2017 3:27 PM
Reinhold and Adrienne Martin
Thank you C. Bryan, for taking such lovely photos for me. You have an artistic eye. I SO VERY MUCH appreciate your time, intention and energy on behalf of a family you've never met. I will pay it forward.

Added by Observer4wing on Dec 27, 2016 9:06 PM
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