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Carolyn Thomas Sorensen (#46924949)
 member for 10 years, 1 month, 28 days
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Bio Photo Her passion was genealogy, she loved it! For years my mother researched; wrote letters; purchased b/m/d certificates. She was known as a great genealogists by our entire family. The computer was intimidating to her, but daddy always said "There's never been a computer built that could match your mamma's memory." He was right! We kids thought her passion for the dead was silly. Then when my mother-in-law passed away, I realized that my husband's family history went to the grave with her. I started searching for info on my grandfather & an uncle...I got hooked, BIG TIME! Needless to say, mother was thrilled that I was finally interested in genealogy. We'd talk for hours on the phone about this one & that one. Mother wanted me to get everything she had gleaned, entered on the computer. Then 2 months ago I found this website & started entering everyone's data. I'd print the pages & mail them to mother for her proofing & approval. I never dreamed that just two months later I'd be memorializing my mother here. What little bit of work I'd done on FAG before mother passed away was rewarding. However, I found it healing to enter her biography & honor her memory. I'd be thrilled to have you visit my mother's (Wynona Thomas) memorial. Thank you, FAG for this forum to honor our loved ones. In the 2 months I've been entering data here, I've had several volunteers take photos of my loved one's tombstones & share them with me. Thank you all for this wonderful gift. If I can assist anyone with photos, please let me know.

PLEASE do not copy or upload my photos to any other websites. Its copyright infringement, and I do not want my volunteer work given to any for profit sites.
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Jim & Linda Alcott Maples
RE: Nancy Long and William C. Maples
Hi Carolyn, thx for answering. Hoping I did not repeat myself, since I have sent out several of these msgs to Maples' descendants.

Hope all will be well with you and yours soon.

Linda and Jim Maples
Added by Jim & Linda Alcott Maples on Aug 14, 2017 3:10 PM
Jim & Linda Alcott Maples
Nancy Long and William C. Maples
Hi, Carolyn,
It appears you descend from Nancy and William Maples. My husband Jim (James H.) Maples is a 3rd great-grandson of these two.
Are you related to the Joann Thomas Elkin who, along with Mary Ford, compiled and edited the book _The Maples Leaf_?
Not sure where you live, but there will be a DAR and War of 1812 marking at William's 'probable' gravesite on Sat., Oct 14th 2017, at 2:00, Bethel Cemetery, near New Hope, AL.
Just giving you all the facts in case you are not in the Madison County, AL area.
Thx for doing all the Find A Grave sites. Think I saw your name on Edward Long's site.
My husband is trying to get primary documentation to prove what some sites say was Edward Long's service in PA.
DAR only has proof that Edward Long was a patiot because he furnished supplies to the Army.
Maybe one of these days we will stumble across the unrefutable proof. But it's going to be really difficult.
Hope you can make the gravemarking.
Linda and Jim Maples in Huntsville, AL
Added by Jim & Linda Alcott Maples on Aug 13, 2017 5:32 PM
DU Phillips
Jesse Maples
Hi C. T. S.
A lot of Websites have:
Pvt. Henry Maples Memorial #10152092
as a s/o Jesse & Jemimah (Atchley) Maples
Have you any records of him being the son of?
Thanks for your time and effort;
DU PHillips
Added by DU Phillips on Jul 07, 2017 6:36 AM
DU Phillips
Jesse Maples
Hi C. T. S.
A lot of Websites have:
Pvt. Henry Maples Memorial #10152092
as a s/o Jesse & Jemimah (Atchley) Maples
Have you any records of him being the son of?
Thanks for your time and effort;
DU PHillips
Added by DU Phillips on Jul 07, 2017 6:35 AM
Susan Thompson
Rosa Jones
Hello, Rosa Graves was my 2nd great-grandmother. I am the great-grand-daughter of Lula Ella Stevenson (her daughter) - daughter of Babette (Lula's grand-daughter). I too am having difficulty finding Rosa's parents. Have you had any luck?
Warmest regards,
Susan Smedley Thompson
Added by Susan Thompson on Jun 19, 2017 2:07 PM
Jeff Skinner
Heady Connections
Hi Carolyn,

Found you on after my mother visited the Shady Grove cemetery in Oklahoma with my grandfather recently. My grandfathers name is Bill Heady; his father is Evert Heady and grandfather is Abe L. Heady. In your records you list Effie Ethel Heady Nelson as your grandmother.
my grandfather has mentioned than he had an Aunt Ethel. If you get this message I would like to here from you.

Jeff Skinner
Added by Jeff Skinner on Apr 13, 2017 12:29 PM
Gary Adrion
RE: #152964477
Thank you

she did have a few close calls / battles with cancer but she still is kicking. just no longer lives in acton
Added by Gary Adrion on Apr 09, 2017 5:08 PM
Gary Adrion
memorial #152964477
Please adjust this memorial as it is incorrect. the person listed is my aunt and is alive and well. Personally I do not know how she might take this if she was to see it. thank you for your expediency
Added by Gary Adrion on Apr 09, 2017 2:19 PM
Crowder Springs Cemetery
"The obituary for Mr. Sauls indicates he was buried in the CROWDER Cemetery. The person that created this memorial has him listed in the CROWDER SPRINGS Cemetery which is not the same as Crowder Cemetery. They are about 1.5 miles from each other."

"Crowder Springs Cemetery" is AKA "Crowder Cemetery." F.A.G. addresses this by listing two separate cemeteries with each cemetery having one of the two slightly different names, BUT, with each cemetery showing the same identical memorials.

In addition, there is another nearby cemetery known as "Bill Crowder Cemetery." However, the memorial in question does not belong in the latter cemetery.

Hope this is helful,
Added by acousintoo on Mar 25, 2017 5:57 PM
Hi Carolyn,

On Magdalene Chastain Carter's memorial you left a note that talked about Magdalene and her daughter. You mentioned a newspaper article about a ceremony held by the DAR to honor Rev Joseph Carter for his service in the Rev. War. There were several articles printed in the Licking Valley Times about this family and this occasion. Would you happen to have copies of them? I have been searching for them for quite a while. If you do, I would so much appreciate to have a copy. Magdalene and Rev Joe are my 3x great grandparents. My parents and grandparents are buried next to two of their sons, Rane and Ben.

Best regards,

S Pickrell
Added by SG on Jan 10, 2017 10:05 PM
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