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Message Number: 255 - Thursday, January 10, 2019 12:57:53 PST
Name:  Catherine Senter
Comments:

I am beyond grateful for this website and send my thanks to all who have worked on it. My grandfather was John Calvin Senter, son of Kenneth and Rosamund Jones Senter. Until I found this website a few weeks ago, I knew nothing about my Senter ancestors or much about my name. I have only met 2 other peole outside of my immediate family with this last name, and my father quickly assured me that they were no kin.

What I was told was that Grandaddy left home at age 18 and would never discuss his past. Yet he settled in Roanoke, Virginia, married Lena Frank, had 2 children, Lois and John Calvin, Jr., my father, built a successful construction company, and was a respected member of the community.

I now know that I come from a long line of hard-working, respectable Blue Ridge mountain folk whose ancestors mostly emmigrated from England over 200 years ago. Not many Scotch-Irish, Germans, or even Cherokee in the blood line. ( BTW, my other relations have lived in Roanoke for the last 4 generations, so my heart, soul, and blood are in the mountains.)

Do any of you know anything about my Senter great grandparents? Any insight into my Grandfather's break with his family would also be appreciated. I know his mother died and his father, Kenneth, remarried shortly before Grandady left home.

My fondest greetings to all my Senter cousins that I never knew I had! Catherine Senter


Message Number: 254 - Wednesday, November 28, 2018 11:27:41 PST
Name:  Vicki Carr
Comments:

I appreciate the information you have provided. It gives one a great deal of info. to better understand our ancestors without overwhelming us. Thank you. I am related, but I'm trying to catch up with all the info.


Message Number: 253 - Saturday, May 19, 2018 11:27:06 PST
Name:  Lisa Bourne
Comments:

Would love to know where Steve and William's graves are.


Stephen Bourne's burial site is known, but here's where William Bourne is buried.

https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2368498/william-bourne-family-cemetery


Message Number: 252 - Sunday, April 22, 2018 19:29:42 PST
Name:  Richard L. Buck
Comments:

Very interesting.


Message Number: 251 - Wednesday, April 18, 2018 06:38:03 PST
Name:  Rob Makin
Comments:

I can tell you for sure that a lot of the Oregon Makin's are Lolley descendants. My great grandparents were Viola Ruth Lolley and James Clifford "Clate" Makin. They lived in Weiser, Idaho and later moved to Powers, Oregon and then Portland where she died in the 1980's. Their children where Allen, Thelma, and Junior Clate Makin (later Clate James Makin).


Message Number: 250 - Thursday, April 12, 2018 23:37:50 PST
Name:  Doug
Comments:

Been working on the Alsip family out of Ok. and Ks. for quite awhile. You have done a wonderful job here. Love the pictures.


Message Number: 249 - Tuesday, July 4, 2017 12:30:04 PST
Name:  Jason Lolley
Comments:

Nice to finally figure out some surname background information. My father and grandfather were from north Alabama. I didn't know much about the family name origin this had gave me some insight. Thank you ever so much.


Message Number: 248 - Wednesday, June 14, 2017 11:38:10 PST
Name:  James O Row, Jr.
Comments:

Hi I believe that Cora and Hezekiah Row are my great grandparents. I have just started looking up my family tree. I am 77 years old now and married to Doris. We have two adult boys. We live in Fl please contact me and let know if I am correct.


Message Number: 247 - Saturday, December 31, 2016 16:08:57 PST
Name:  Suzanne Duda
Comments:

Hello, I've just sent a direct email, but I'd like to thank you again for all wonderful, well researched, and shockingly detailed information about Stephen Hopkins and his family... You have graciously shared information that we would otherwise be unaware of.... Thank you so very much!!! Suzanne Duda


Message Number: 246 - Sunday, November 27, 2016
Name:  josh watson
Comments:

I am the grandson of George Oliver Lolley. My grandmother has information solidifying this pedigree. I just found this website while searching our lineage for my son's school project. George W. Lolley was born in 1835 in Devonshire, England. George Henry Lolley was born in June 1872 in Missouri. I read about the issue you had with the different dates provided on the census, there were reasons he gave so many different dates, but the rest of your information is quite accurate and I am very impressed by the amount of information you have compiled. *neat fact* I still live on the same piece of property George Henry lived on and has remained in the family.