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alwaysthegenealogist (#46867981)
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Bio Photo Matt. I live near St. Louis, MO.

Researching Roach, McVicker, Merricks, Cessna/Cisney/Sisney/Cisne, Stackhouse, Parrot(t), Vallat/Vallet/Vallett, Murphy, Walsh, Ryan, Faherty, Donjon, Collignon, Deterding, Bertram... and many other lines. Am a descendant of the Plymouth Colony settlers Stephen Deane, William Twining, and Mary (Durrant) Ring. Also the Pennsylvania colonial settlers William Bills, John Cutler, Cuthbert Hayhurst, Thomas Stackhouse, and William Copeland.

Happy to exchange information and find new branches on the family tree.

Became interested in genealogy at an early age as I absorbed the many family anecdotes from my maternal grandmother and a paternal great uncle. Around 1991 I began compiling the genealogy in earnest. My thanks to all the kind, helpful people here on Find a Grave.

If you request information and I provide it, please respond so I know you received it.

Should you want me to transfer maintenance of a memorial for someone I'm not related to, I'd be happy to do so if you are that person's relative. Please use the "Edit" button on the memorial page and then click "Suggest a correction or provide additional information." Explain how you're related and send! Remember to include your Find a Grave ID number or I won't know to whom I should transfer the memorial.

The website below is mainly for poetry, but I do list my surnames there.
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Loren Bender
RE: 134th Infantry virtual cemetery
Thanks for the info, i don't try to put everyone in my virtual cemeteries just those from Nebraska that died in World war II i will check out you uncles memorial. Have a great day Loren.
Added by Loren Bender on Apr 14, 2017 12:19 PM
Brett Donjon
We are related. Distantly. 4th cousins, I think.

I am Brett Donjon, son of Daryl (living), son of Kenneth, son of Alfred L "Freddy", son of Alfred, son of John Donjon who immigrated from France.

Family lore (from my growing up in Waterloo) says that all the Donjons are related. Your work in linking all the deceased Donjons on FindAGrave is impressive.

I don't need anything, but just wanted to offer a hat-tip.

- Brett Donjon
Added by Brett Donjon on Dec 16, 2016 9:23 AM
Cathy Miller Giddeon
RE: Martha M (Smith) Merricks
You are very welcome..glad to husband and I cleaned out the Hussey Cemetery last summer. And behold, there are more markers to be found. Just wish the Township that owns it would take care of it.
Added by Cathy Miller Giddeon on Jun 01, 2016 1:46 PM
Jeff Lightner
RE: Achor Worley Jr
I do not have any definite proof that Achor Worley born ca. 1735 was the son of Achor Worley born 1706, but the existence of the latter seems to be pretty well established, and he lived in Bedford County, where the younger Achor Worley lived. Cumstantial evidence points strongly toward them having been father and son. Since there is a known birth record for Brassey Worley, but none yet found for Achor born 1706 (except for the Bible record, which does not name his parents) there has been a tendency to discount Achor Worley born 1706. The early newspaper article by Adams is the other source for the early presence of Achor Worley born 1706 in Town Creek Valley as early as 1728, as well as the source for the year of his death and the place of his burial
Added by Jeff Lightner on May 31, 2016 2:04 PM
RE: Cessna
I haven't done any DNA testing but I thought about it last year. I may end up doing it at some point in the future just out of curiosity.

Looks like my line wasn't the only to change spellings of the Cessna name; makes it hard to track the different branches when they keep changing things. :) A few other branches of my tree have done the same thing - just enough of a spelling change to make it challenging.
Added by J.K. on Feb 29, 2016 2:28 PM
Hi, I was just curious which line you descend from on the Cessna side? I noticed Major John Cessna and Jonathan listed in your virtual cemetery. I am descended from Jonathan's son Stephen Cessna who changed it to Cisne. Did you know we're related to Clyde Cessna i.e. Cessna planes? Major John's brother James is the ancestor of Clyde. Kind of neat to find people like that in the tree.
Added by J.K. on Feb 29, 2016 3:52 AM
Carolyn Boroughf
Bernice Gremp Fox Memorial transfer
Thank you for transferring the Bernice (nee Gremp) Fox Memorial to me.

I'm curious, I noticed you are researching Bertram. I'm descended from Joseph Minzes (Rev. War-North Carolina) and his first wife Margaret Buttram. They lived in Rowan County, N.C. Since I've run into the Bertram spelling in this family I wondered if there is a connection?
Added by Carolyn Boroughf on Mar 10, 2014 10:10 PM
Doris Meranda and Clara E. McIntire Meranda Wallace
The mother of Doris Meranda is Clara E. Wallace (#80846832), if you would like to add the link. They are both buried in the Garden of the Cross section of Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, IN. I added the obituary for Mrs. Wallace in the note section. The husband of Clara is Henry Wallace (#80846960).
Take care--hope your research goes well!
Added by Jane on Aug 11, 2013 2:43 PM
Doris Meranda
I have transferred the memorial for Doris Meranda to your care, as I am no relation. I double-checked the information in the obituary to make sure I typed it correctly, and I did find a mortuary listing online that lists her father as Maurice Meranda and her mother as Clara McIntire. Henry Wallace was apparently a step-father.
Take care,
Added by Jane on Aug 11, 2013 2:20 PM
Connie Clutts Deppe
Thank you for sharing, it helped alot. I couldn't remember the dates. She was a great friend.
Added by KATHY COULSON on Oct 13, 2012 2:45 PM
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