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GaryM (#47588798)
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I have been researching family history since 1995. My ancestors were largely in Iowa by 1860, mostly in Davis, Wapello, Mahaska and Poweshiek counties. My wife's ancestors immigrated from Sweden and Germany in the 1880's, coming to Keokuk County, Iowa. The surnames I am researching include Morrison, Dahlstrom, Robertson, Zimmerman, Forsyth/Forsythe, McKay, Elder, Tharp, Waterhouse, Coughlan, Sidwell, Farr, Sexton, Wynne, Hollingsworth, and more.
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Hello Gary,
I was wondering if you had anymore photos of Thomas Christie/Pearl Jones or their parents? I'm especially interested in any other photos you may have of their son, Daniel McKinney Christie? Thank you.
Added by Cherry on Sep 27, 2017 3:32 AM
Michael S. Caldwell
Mary Ann (Johnson) Forsyth
Hello Gary, my name is Michael Caldwell and I'm interested in your memorial for Mary Ann (Johnson) Forsyth. In my Hayden family bible of Westmoreland County, PA is an unclear reference to the birth of a Mary Ann [Jonsten?] in September, and then the year is not clear, but probably 1810s. Later, in 1845, "Mary Ann Forsyth" is mentioned in the will of her grandfather, Nathaniel Hayden. I'm wondering if this could be the person identified in your memorial. I'm trying to figure out who her parents could have been. If any of this sounds familiar, I'd be glad to hear from you via regular e.mail -- please try me at -- thanks for reading -- MSC
Added by Michael S. Caldwell on Jun 27, 2017 3:59 AM
Francis Marion Robertson
Thank you for letting me know who his parents were. It has been corrected. I apologize for the delay but your email came the day after my only sister died and I have been busy with her estate
Added by jbmgs on May 26, 2017 2:17 PM
Norm Prince
Iowa Research
In looking at the Pearl Jones/Thomas Christie data you entered in Saskatchewan and then noting the names you are following in south central Iowa I was curious if you might like to see what we have in common. I have about one half the names you mentioned searching on you bio in my files and if you would like to see if we might be of help to each other you can use my e-mail address found in my bio at #46983728 in Find A Grave.
Added by Norm Prince on Apr 01, 2017 9:00 AM
RE: Mckay
it is
Thank you so very much !
Added by svandee on Jan 30, 2017 12:49 PM
Hello - Gary I had noticed some photos that you had posted of Mary Jane Mckay ( i think it was her) I was curious if you happened to have any other Mckay photos that you'd be willing to share. I descend from Mary's brother William Mckay who married Viola Murdock. They were my great great grandparents. I would love to see some photo of James and Rose Anna Selfridge Mckay or even James mother Margaret if possible since I have very little to work with . Thank you :)
Added by svandee on Jan 27, 2017 10:16 AM
Edward DeVera
Mary Ann Reynolds
I received your email with a bio which I added. If you want dates added or links added, please use the edit tab.
Added by Edward DeVera on Oct 20, 2016 3:03 PM
RE: Davis/Sylvia Simpson
My pleasure.
Added by EGF on Oct 20, 2016 8:05 AM
Davis/Sylvia Simpson
Many thanks for the edits. Today I posted photos of the crypt marker.
Added by EGF on Oct 20, 2016 5:06 AM
Thank you.
Thank you for adding the information regarding Nancy Springer's parents. I had no luck finding them myself.
Added by GiGi on Sep 21, 2016 5:28 PM
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