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Virginia Brown (#47053782)
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Bio Photo For thirty plus years I have been involved in genealogy. When my mother died, she left some notes about a few ancestors she had uncovered and hoped I would continue her research. That was the hook-in-the-jaw that changed my life. I only regret that I have missed out on so many years that I could have used. Alas, all those family stories that went in one ear and out the other, and all those family members who took so much information to the grave with them.

I am, however, thankful for the tools that are now available and for FindAGrave, a platform that I have spent many hours gaining from and contributing to.

If I have created a memorial for a member of your family in your direct line, who isn't related to me, and you can add a biographical sketch I will be glad to transfer it to you. Many have received a transfer/transfers & have never added anything. This isn't fair to kin who may come along later who can do so. I will not transfer in mass numbers.

I can be more lenient in transferring outside of FindAGrave guidelines if you can assure me that you have a substantial amount of information to add to a bio - not just a short notation.

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J. Sterling & Bruce Gray
Memorial No. 81669542 for Martha Ann 'Pliler' Beets
Virginia, I want to thank you once again for the extra mile you go in researching our loved ones lives. The obituary for Martha that you provided to our family has been added to her memorial.

May your days be filled with "Joy".

Warmest Regards,
Janet Sterling
Added by J. Sterling & Bruce Gray on Oct 12, 2017 3:02 PM
J. Sterling & Bruce Gray
Memorial No. 83271141 for Leroy Beets
Virginia, I want to thank you for the information about Leroy's parents, Fred & Katie 'Quapaw' Beets. I have linked Leroy's memorial to that of his parents. Also, I want to express my appreciation to you for the wonderful biography of his parents, your time and efforts to include the details about their journey in life.

I have been very behind on answering question's and corresponding with contributor's on Find A Grave, please accept my sincere apology for not having thanked you sooner.

Janet Sterling
Added by J. Sterling & Bruce Gray on Oct 12, 2017 12:49 PM
Margaret McPherson Hankins
I see that you maintain and have added a lot of information to Maggie's memorial. #28078330 I'm assuming you are family. If not, I apologize for bothering you.

I came across a tintype photo of Maggie and her son, Elmer Hankins, as a baby, on Etsy and thought you might be interested.


Added by Sherri on Oct 11, 2017 8:40 AM
Joni (Hedrick) Dietz
RE: Betty Lou Brockway Calton
Hi Virginia!

Always a pleasure to help you when I can. Thanks for the credit, always appreciated.

~Joni (Hedrick) Dietz (#48207893)

Added by Joni (Hedrick) Dietz on Oct 10, 2017 10:19 PM
Jennifer Massey Schwartz
RE: Margillia Clemmons Dwyer
Oh wow, I had never heard of this book! That's interesting information. I asked about the mulatto reference since everyone in my family, as well as distant cousins who are also researching Nancy Ann, has said she was Cherokee. Going by the 1850 census for Washington Co.,AR, Harriet would have been 14 or so when she gave birth to Margillia. Fascinating stuff for sure but I'm coming to accept that it will probably remain a mystery :( Thanks for responding and sharing the excerpt.
Added by Jennifer Massey Schwartz on Oct 10, 2017 9:09 PM
Sarah Jouett Elrod
RE: Young family
Hi thank you for the quick response. I apologize for not being more detailed. My grandmothers name was Sylvia Virginia Young she married Ernest Webb. Her parents were Edward Matthew Scott Young & Lucy Susan Mackey.
Added by Sarah Jouett Elrod on Oct 08, 2017 8:45 PM
Jennifer Massey Schwartz
Margillia Clemmons Dwyer
Hi Virginia,

I've been researching William Carroll and Harriet (Clemmons) Owens for some time now and have always wondered about the parentage of Margillia/Margaret and Nancy Ann (I'm a direct descendant of Nancy Ann). The 1860 census for Margillia and the Bell husband lists her as "Mulatto". Just wanted you take on this. If Harriet and William Carroll were both white, then it makes one wonder which one of them had children with a Native American. I had always wondered if they were the offspring of William and a Native American woman. Also, what specifically pointed you to them being with Harriet before her marriage to William? Thanks and look forward to hearing from you.... Jennifer
Added by Jennifer Massey Schwartz on Oct 08, 2017 1:03 PM
Sarah Jouett Elrod
Young family
Hi my name is Sarah my great great grandparents are Cordelia & Henry Young. My grandmother was Sylvia Young Webb. I didn't grow up around any of the Youngs and only went to my aunt Lucilles place once which I read was the old Henry young place. Could you please send me any info you have I have been searching family history most of my life but my parents were unwed and never really met anyone from fathers side of the family except once. I can't even find a birth or death certificate for my grandmother I was not told til after she passed she died.
Added by Sarah Jouett Elrod on Oct 07, 2017 8:53 PM
Debbie Merlyn
Mrs Perkins at woolum cemetery
I'm researching Elizabeth Johnson Ingram Perkins. I'm thinking this Perkins at woolum cemetery is her. Isaac Perkins and Sarah are buried in Alabama. But this still does not give me dates to work from nor do I have a maiden name. Just wondered if you have any more info on her
Added by Debbie Merlyn on Oct 07, 2017 5:40 PM
Tom C
Mrs Henry Sharo
If you want to go back another generation send me your EM address and I will be glad to take you back she was the sister to my Great Great grandfather Elijah Bailey Atkinson he is buried in Cass County Mo and is in finagrave TC
Added by Tom C on Oct 06, 2017 12:43 PM
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