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Donna Z (#47425098)
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Bio Photo I completely see the value in Find A Grave. I am a family researcher, and love this site! I view Find A Grave as another tool to maintain information on those who have gone before us for future generations to enjoy. If you see that I have any information that is incorrect, please let me know. Also if you have additional information you want added, just let me know!
My purpose in Find A Grave is to give a connection and personality to our ancestors. So as time permits, if I know of a neat story that sheds light on the person, I will put it in their BIO. I encourage any appropriate and kind story to be sent to me, and I will update their BIO.

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James Chipman Griffin
Are you a descendant of James Chipman Griffin? He would be my 4th great-grandfather.

Please email me if you are interested.

Scott C Griffin
Added by SCG on Sep 22, 2017 2:21 PM
Terry Miltenberger West
RE: Alex Miltenberger
Hi Donna,

I was just contacted through here by James Miltenberger. He stated his father is David Miltenberger; one of Alex's sons and his mom is Jeanine. Grandparents are Alex and Nelda. He is named after Jim Keaney, Nelda's 2nd husband. James says they have a lot of photos of Jim and Nelda, he just needs to track them down. James noted his Uncle Donald, who passed away quite sometime ago but none of the other brothers. I have a few pictures of my last visit as a teen in Denver that include their brother Dennis. Let me see what else I can find out. It might be beneficial if the two of you spoke.
If you would like I can connect the two of you. Will need your email address.

BTW, some of the Miltenberger boys were pretty rowdy too....most notably Alex and his sons.

Take Care, Terry
Added by Terry Miltenberger West on Aug 11, 2017 6:29 PM
Karen G
RE: Rodney T. Goins 1915-2001
Hi, Donna

I'm not ignoring you, we are in Montana for the summer and what little other info I have is at home in Arizona.

Was so glad to see you have Rod's first wife, Beulah...I couldn't find anything on her. They are the parents of Charles Ray Goins 1937-1999.

His 2nd wife, Dolores, they had 4 children; James Rodney Goins (1945), Patricia, Linda and Jackie (1949).

His 3rd wife, Evelyn, is the mother of my husband, Randy Lee Goins (1950) and his brother, Dick Tracy Goins (1952).

We see Jackie Goins Moler while we are in Montana during the summer. Have never met her sisters, or her brother Jimmy.

Rod never talked much about family, so, it's interesting to us.

I have Rod and Evelyn's divorce papers in Arizona (1966 or 67)....I believe their marriage was common law as the divorce papers don't even give a date.

I did post the ad from the newspaper on the divorce of Rod and Beulah in 1945 on Charles Ray Goins page, plus a picture.
Added by Karen G on Jul 27, 2017 10:44 AM
Karen G
Rodney T. Goins 1915-2001
My husband is the son of Rod Goins.

I could provide you with some information to update Rod's bio if you are interested.

We were surprised to read all the info found on the Goins' family as Rod never talked much about family.

Who are your parents?

Rod was married 4 times and had 7 children...that we are aware of!

Added by Karen G on Jul 10, 2017 8:07 PM
Terry Miltenberger West
RE: Alex Miltenberger
Hello Donna,

I apologize if I hadn't replied before now. Seems like I may have but don't see evidence where I did---sorry. Anyway, yes I knew my dad's brother Alex Miltenberger. He was one of my dad's older brothers. I know he was married to Nelda and they had several children: David, Donald, Daniel and Debra .... I believe these are their names. They are all somewhat older than me and didn't see them often. My dad was in the Coast Guard and we primarily lived in California visiting my grandparents in Denver occasionally. I'm sure I met Nelda as a child but don't remember her, maybe if I saw a picture it may jog my memory. I would love to have any pictures you have of the family; I will add them to my Ancestry Tree. The last time I was at my grandmothers in Denver was the summer of 1977 with my daughter who was 15 months; my grandmother passed 2 weeks before my son was born in March 1978.

Do not hesitate to contact me for further family history. How are you related to Nelda? I will ask my mom how well she knew her; I have to believe fairly well.

Take care and hope to hear from you soon.
Terry 'Miltenberger' West
Added by Terry Miltenberger West on Jul 05, 2017 6:11 PM
Terry Miltenberger West
RE: Alex Miltenberger
Hello Donna,

I apologize if I hadn't replied before now.
Added by Terry Miltenberger West on Jul 05, 2017 5:48 PM
Kristi Tuttle
Richard Wilkerson
Can you please send me an email about the corrections you suggested for Richard Wilkerson. My email is

Added by Kristi Tuttle on Jul 04, 2017 9:27 AM
Mark Miller
Memorial# 102055888
Memorial #102055888
Hello Donna,

I understand you are a descendant of James Hardgrave (b.1819 in TN) and I wanted to share some information I found at the Arkansas History Commission related to James Hardgrave (often listed erroneously as James V Hardgrave).

I was going through some records of enlistment for Company C, 1st Cavalry Regiment, Arkansas State Troops in 1861 and found this hand-written listing in the roster:

James Hardgrave, 2nd Lieutenant, Nativity: Tenn, Age 43.

This unit was raised in Johnson County, Arkansas and mustered into service at Fort Smith on 9 May 1861. The unit fought at Wilson's Creek, Missouri 10 Aug 1861 and was disbanded 19 Sep 1861.

There were very few Compiled Service Records created for this unit, so previously only 8 names of members of this company were known. The folder which contains the 74-man roster for this unit is a hand-written list from the papers of Colonel Dandridge McRae and have not been published, as far as I can determine. (Their listing at the archives is: Dandridge McRae Papers: Box 1, Folder 46)

I had previously found service for many of James Hardgrave's family members, but no record of service for him. I just thought that, as new information, I would let someone know who is a descendant of this man. I have no genealogical connection to this family.

Mark Miller
Added by Mark Miller on Jun 20, 2017 1:27 PM
Stella Riley
Memory Lawn Cemetery in Roswell, NM

I double-checked the SSDI and it lists her maiden name as Long
Added by Anonymous on May 30, 2017 2:40 AM
RE: Robert Howard
Just thought of a better way (possibly). Call the Cookeville Public Library - they have a huge genealogy research room and I'm sure someone there can either help you or give you info to contact the Putnam County Historical Society. Try these leads first.
Added by imagal49 on Apr 10, 2017 2:23 PM
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