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Turtle65 (#47768798)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family tree for almost 17 years. I have had some wonderful finds and some frustrations at not finding anything...BUT I wouldn't give it up for the world! I am addicted!

I am currently researching ancestors in VT, NY, OH, WI, PA, MI, NV, CA, and SD. The list keeps growing!

Names on my research list: Chamberland, St Pierre, Yuras/Juras, Konyak, Butvin/Butwin, Vavrek, Godfrey, Mead, Giddings, Warner, Barber,and Park. Just to name a few. :-)

I currently reside in Kent County, MI. Feel free to contact me if you have a similar name on your list and we can go from there!

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 • 93 Memorials Added
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Barber/Streeter (1)
Chamberland Tree (31)
Chapel Tree (12)
Dessein dit St Pierre (33)
Gautron dit Larochelle (3)
Giddings (10)
Godfrey (15)
Manistee Families (34)
Mead (34)
My Direct Line Ancestors (49)
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Messages left for Turtle65 (37)[Leave Message]
Bill Grinstead
RE: Twin Girls Babies Walley
Sorry it took me so long to respond. I plain missed the message. I checked on these two memorials just to be sure; there were no headstones or markers for these two girls. Unfortunately the girls were buried in the "PT" section of the cemetery and this stood for permit type burials which meant the permit was issued due to destitute financial conditions. Of the more than 200 burials in this section only about 15 monuments exist. If you are interested the death certificates for these burials are available with the Kent County Clerk's Office and if you are not local they can be ordered through the West Michigan Genealogical Society (WMGS.ORG) death index database. Please contact me again if you need further assistance.
Added by Bill Grinstead on Feb 12, 2017 7:36 PM
Beverly Smith
Tryphena Burton Mead Wylie
I am a direct descendant of Tryphena and Ezra (1737-1785) Mead. Would you share with me the documentation as to when/where Tryphena married Mr. Wylie?
Thank you so much
Beverly Mead Smith
Added by Beverly Smith on Nov 26, 2016 9:56 AM
Brian J. Ensley
RE: Balashazy
No. I'm just adding memorials to a cemetery that has been overlooked with a lack of memorials and updating some with info that the previous memorials provided.
Added by Brian J. Ensley on Nov 11, 2016 4:55 AM
RE: Pictures Chamberland
You are welcome. Wish the photos could have been a little better but the stones are getting pretty worn.
Added by Caroline on Apr 19, 2016 7:22 PM
Beverly Smith
RE: Ezra Mead 1737-1785
I descend from Ezra's son, Michael and spouse Abigail Cole. Sorry I was slow to respond.
Added by Beverly Smith on Mar 30, 2016 12:10 PM
Beverlee Broadlick
Photo Grave Mable Lawton
Thank you for taking and posting photo of Grave Marker Mable Lawton ID#39938471 Grand Rapids. I appreciate it!!
Added by Beverlee Broadlick on Dec 08, 2015 9:59 AM
Beverly Smith
RE: Ezra Mead 1737-1785
Don't think I ever responded to you about my decadency from Ezra. In my line, his father was Timothy. Ezra's son in my line was Michael, then Ezra C. (1802-1870); George W.; Benjamin S. and my father, Harold D. Sorry for being so long!! My email is: if you care to get in touch.
Added by Beverly Smith on Aug 29, 2015 12:05 PM
Beverly Smith
RE: Ezra Mead 1737-1785
But of course! I descend via Michael (1770-1834),(s/o Ezra); Ezra C. (1802-1870), George W. , my gt. grandfather, Benjamin S. my grandfather and my father, Harold D. Mead. This family was the beginning of my genealogy hobby many years back. I no longer have any living relatives of my father's family.

If you would like my email is:, feel free to get in touch
Beverly Mead Smith
Added by Beverly Smith on Aug 13, 2015 9:28 AM
Beverly Smith
Ezra Mead 1737-1785
I too was a Mead and Ezra was my direct ancestor. I thank you for your Find A Grave contribution.
Beverly Mead Smith
Added by Beverly Smith on Aug 12, 2015 10:34 AM
Barb JBC
RE: Christofferson
It has been a long while but I will look! Thank you!
Added by Barb JBC on May 25, 2015 6:56 PM
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