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Southern Cousin (#47277254)
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Bio Photo My white ancestors have Southern Roots traced to AR from GA, AL, NC, VA with names such as Gorham, Williamson, York, Murphy & McDade. We go back to the 1600s arriving in the colonies from England or Scotland. My northern Loomis line is equally long traced back to Indiana, Ohio, NY and CT also arriving before the American Revolution. I have Boyds in AR who arrived there from TX via Missouri, and Foxes back to England. Some fought for the Confederacy, others for the Union, they were on both sides of the Revolutionary War and some participated in the Indian Wars. Some had slaves, others did not. I'm interested in their history and creating a story to add to these names, dates, or tombstones. I want to provide this to my grandchildren. I also search for their African-American heritage and endeavor to trace their roots and slave history as far back as possible. Before finding FindAGrave, I have traveled around the world and even while at home always had an interest photographing tombstones. Now with great respect I have added memorials or photos to tell the stories of others. I appreciate those who have contributed and thru many links here I've solved puzzles or found missing ancestors. We are fortunate for this great site and the spirit of cooperation in which it encourages us all to share.
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Samuel Ritchie 91748009
Please remove your message from this memorial. Debbra is not the only one to own a camera and posts photos.
Added by Rosie on Aug 08, 2016 6:41 AM
Mary Ritchie 91747977
Please remove the message that you left on the memorial for Mary Ritchie. Debbra probably took photos of the head stone but the ones posted on the memorial were taken by the two contributors whose name appears on the photos
Added by Rosie on Aug 08, 2016 6:35 AM
Hans. ♥Jღ
If you are looking for yet more war graves there of the Volksbund German war graves this online search page
Added by Hans. ♥Jღ on Jun 21, 2016 11:05 AM
Hans. ♥Jღ
Anton Bugl
Added by Hans. ♥Jღ on Jun 21, 2016 10:49 AM
Hans. ♥Jღ
RE: Ludwig Bugl
I have at this page the data found on the internet .. Ludwig Bugl has laid to rest in the cemetery Bourdon German War Cemetery
So as known: German Military Cemetery Bourdon

Greetings from germany
Added by Hans. ♥Jღ on Jun 21, 2016 10:20 AM
Rebecca Desmarais
Jose Valentine Serve'
Jose Valentine Serve' is my First cousin (2x removed). His father, Francisco Serve' is my GG Grandmother, Maria Acencion Serve's brother. I have done and am still doing a deep Genealogical Study on this particular Serve' family which are all descendants of the Frenchman Jose Gervais (Serve') b. abt 1767, the Indian Guide and Interpreter for the Pawnee Indians in Texas who settled in Taos, NM with 3 sons around 1810. Me as well as a many other family members have connected and have made great strides in just the last 6 months, although a few of us started the search years ago.

Here is the connection:

Jose Serve' (Gervais) married Maria Luisa Catave Santana (A Pawnee Indian woman from Texas). His son Jose Serve' b. abt. 1795 Texas married Maria Ysabel Casados-Sandoval of Taos (d/ Juan Antonio Casados-Sandoval and Maria Rosalia Martin-Serrano). The had a daughter Maria Juana Gertrudes Serve' (b/10 May 1814 Taos, NM). She had a son (unknown father), Jose de Jesus Serve' (14 Oct 1845, Santa Gertrudis, Mora, NM). He married Maria Juana (Espinosa)Salazar (date unknown) d/ Maria Thomasa De Jesus Espinosa (father unknown) (daughter of Juan de Jesus Espinosa and Maria Manuela Montoya). Together Jose de Jesus Serve' and Maria Juana Salazar had at least 13 kids. Francisco Serve' was born 02 Apr 1878, Trinidad, Las Animas, Colorado and married Basilia Martin on 10 Jun 1895, Trinidad, Las Animas, Colorado. Together they had at least 13 kids, one of them being Jose Valentine Serve'. Francisco Serve' moved his family from Trinidad to Colfax, NM then eventually to California sometime after 1930.

If anyone can help fill the unknowns in this family history I'd love to hear from you! You can view the Serve' family tree online at
Added by Rebecca Desmarais on Feb 15, 2016 8:31 PM
Julia Robertson
David James Montgomery, JR.
Just a quick note on David James Montgomery, Jr. The marriage certificate you have posted is actually the certificate for David James Montgomery to Minnie Eugenia Montgomery (Porter/Caulder). This was the 3rd marriage for both. Both David and Minnie out lived their previous spouses. Thanks for all the info you have posted. Julia
Added by Julia Robertson on Jan 10, 2016 8:13 PM
Jeff Kregel
Memorial # 51795689
Please add bio for Walter: Find A Grave Memorial# 51795689

Walter Gunther was born 1918 on 30th January, he graduated Boys Catholic (Malden Catholic) in 1937, attended Northeastern University in Boston, MA. and enlisted in the US Army in November 1941. He volunteered for the Paratroopers, and trained at Camp Croft, South Carolina, Camp Toccoa, Georgia, and Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, to name a few.

Lt. Gunther met and married his wife Mary Bobb Farley, a U.S. Army nurse and in late August 1943 deployed to England for preparations for D-Day Sadly Lt. Gunther was KIA on D-Day and is buried in Normandy, France.
Added by Jeff Kregel on Jan 30, 2015 8:07 PM
Phantom 309
Same as before
Uh...nevermind,you already have. LOL
Added by Phantom 309 on Oct 23, 2014 12:38 PM
Phantom 309
Gorham roots in Georgia and Alabama
Would you please email me at
I would like to exchange information concerning several links in the Gorham family, as I have family trees developing for several branches. THANKS!
Added by Phantom 309 on Oct 23, 2014 12:24 PM
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