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Colleen Russell (#46824617)
 member for 9 years, 4 months, 29 days
Shawna Mattox
RE: Mary Brocksome
Dear Colleen,
Hello. I am sorry I did not get back in touch with you. The Christmas season really get's busy for me.
Afterwards, I am pretty tired for a while.
My half siblings have little or no history or there grandmother, Mary Catherine. Their children don't know much more than some times spent with Mary's son, Howard. But he died when his grandchildren were very young.
I am thankful for Jan's information. If it wasn't for her, I would not be interested at all in the Brocksome legacy. My nephews are on their way to becoming grandparents and some of them are interested in Howard's ancestry and pictures.
That's why I contacted you.
Thanks for you reply. I hope you hear from you.
Shawna Mattox.

Added by Shawna Mattox on Jan 12, 2015 7:18 PM

Shawna Mattox
Mary Brocksome
I found your name associated with Mary Catharine Harper/Morrin/Brocksome.
Mary was the mother of Howard Wayne Brocksome who was married to my mother Lillian Rose Kelley (Steffen was her maiden name).
Howard and Lillian had a daughter named Cherry Lane and two sons named Kirk Wayne and Howard Merle Brocksome.
I am wondering something. I have never seen any decent photos of Howard. The photo of Mary on Find A Grave is of an old woman and I was wondering if anyone had any pictures of her when she was young. My Mom use to say Cherry looked more like Mary and inherited her eyes.
Please do not think I am asking for you to give any family pictures away to a stranger. I certainly wouldn't. But if there was a way I could see a young Mary through the internet, I would enjoy that.
I am also working on Thomas Leroy Kelley's father genealogy. His name was John Logan Kelley and he was born in Michigan in 1865. Have you ever heard of him. Thomas and Ruth lived in Idaho Falls, Idaho. I grew up there also.
Anyway, thanks for taking the time to read this message.

Added by Shawna Mattox on Oct 10, 2013 10:30 PM

Shawna Mattox

Added by Shawna Mattox on Oct 10, 2013 10:22 PM

Judy Yacovetti
Julia & Nicholas Dillon
I think they are my 2nd great grandparents. Annie L. Grant, aka Annie L. McGreevy, listed some of the same family/sibling members in her obituary but her name is not listed in the Dillon's list of children. She was born abt 1850. Please contact me for help in sorting this out. My email address is: Thanks for any help, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you. Judy

Added by Judy Yacovetti on Aug 27, 2013 9:47 AM

Judy Yacovetti
Julia & Nicholas Dillon

Added by Judy Yacovetti on Aug 27, 2013 9:37 AM

Stephen P. Burke
Hamilton Cemetery
There are now 5 different Dungans in the Hamilton Cemetery. Please check, and if the three new Dungans are relatives of yours, I will transfer them to you.

From the Hamilton Cemetery book:
Mary P. Dungan was a daughter of M. Bloomer and Milinda (Creel) Dungan. Mrs. (Milinda) Dungan was a daughter of Charles and Parthena Creel and was born in this county, Dec. 12, 1840. She and Mr. Dungan were married, Nov. 5, 1862, and had 6 children--2 daughters died in infancy and a son died in about 1887. Malinda Creel Dungan died on Apr. 10, 1899, and was buried in Good Hope Cemetery.

Several Dungan families lived and farmed in the Good Hope area during this period. D. J. Dungan, who lived about a 1/4 mile north of Good Hope was a local postmaster before the village of Good Hope was laid out in the 1860's. Thomas and Elisha Dungan were veterans of the Mormon War. Several Dugans are buried in the Good Hope Cemetery.

Don't known if any of this helps, but it is what I have found so far.

Added by Stephen P. Burke on Jan 09, 2013 10:13 AM

Stephen P. Burke
Hamilton Cemetery
Today, I drove out to Walnut Grove and found some people who known where Hamilton Cemetery is. But I was advise not to go there without a 4 wheel drive vehicle, because I probably get stuck without it, plus all the ice we now have.
So it will probably be late May before I try and tackle getting some photos of the cemetery. They told me some boy scouts cleaned up the cemetery some years ago, so no telling what shape it is now.

Added by Stephen P. Burke on Jan 07, 2013 10:39 AM

Stephen P. Burke
Hamilton Cem., McDonough Co., IL.
Yesterday, I added 16 names (Allison, Baker, Booth, Brooking, Casto, Collins, and Creel) to the Hamilton Cem., along with some information on Durham Creel.

From the Hamilton Cem. book is the following:
"this grave registration was completed in mid-1973, and at that time the general condition of the cemetery grounds was extremely poor. There was no fencing and the area has been part of a pasture for a number of years. Stones are overturned, broken, misplace, buried in serveal inches of sod, etc."

I will go the to local genealogy society this coming week and see if anyone knows the status of Hamilton Cem. I say the odds of being able to find the stones you are looking are not to good. But stranger thins do happen.

Added by Stephen P. Burke on Jan 06, 2013 9:50 AM

Martha Henkle/Hinkle
I see that the awesome Dawn got the photo of Martha for you :) i dont know why it never occured to me that it may be the Henkle .. I had the photo posted on there the entire time.. but since she is relation I will just delete my memorial as the photo Dawn posted is way better must of been after they fixed the stones last weekend after some teens knocked over 36 stones.. there is a John Henkle there also if you would like that memorial just let me know Id be glad to transfer that as well !

Added by svandee on Jun 29, 2012 8:10 AM

Dawn Albrecht
RE: Martha Ginther Hinkle/Henkle
your welcome hun, anything else I can do, please let me know ; )


Added by Dawn Albrecht on Jun 24, 2012 7:57 PM

Pamela Myers-Grewell
Re: Ginther
The 1850 mortality schedule for Tuscarawas County gives Christian Ginther, d. Oct 1850 of consumption with an 18 days illness. Christian, Jr. was born in 1838 so I didn't notice any conflict in dates. It's not a line I'm actively researching except he tied into my Lawvers. There's a tree here that has Christian, Sr. twice married that may help.

Added by Pamela Myers-Grewell on Mar 18, 2012 2:36 PM

carol Sorden watson
RE: elizabeth neal Baughman
Hello Colleen,

Are you related to this lady??

thank you

carol in az.

Added by carol Sorden watson on Jul 16, 2011 7:59 PM

Linda Jenkins Werts
Isaac Morrin
Isaac Morrin #30526979
Wyuka Cemetery Lincoln, Nebraska

You wrote: Note: No record of Isaac Morrin in this cemetery. His baby daughters are buried here and I can find him nowhere else.

According to

Morrin Isaac N. 1845 4-21-1912 1 NE Cavalry Co. K St.Edward Evergreen Boone OK 1910 "St.Edward, NE"

Morrin, Isaac, age 19, res. Omaha, nat. England, e. Aug. 22, 1861, mus. Aug. 31, 1864, trans. from Co. D, 1st Bat. Neb. Vet. Cav., July 10, 1865.

is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, St. Edward, Boone Co., Nebraska.

The Evergreen Cemetery book has him listed in the Center Section (between the Willard and Pahrmann families); Co. I, 1 Nebr. Cav
but no dates.

My brother-in-law is researching an article on Civil War Veterans buried in Evergreen Cemetery, and Isaac is the only one who served in a Nebraska company.

Linda Jenkins Werts
Portland, Oregon

Added by Linda Jenkins Werts on May 08, 2010 9:52 AM

Larry & Nancy Brooks
I too am researching this name. Frances Latham-Dungan was my 9th great grand mother.We are going to try to visit the gravesite July 2010.

Added by Larry & Nancy Brooks on Nov 27, 2009 11:11 AM

Gerald "Jerry" Hobson
Oceanview Cemetery, John Goble
What a fast response! Thanks so much for the photo. Nicely done.

Added by Gerald "Jerry" Hobson on Jul 11, 2009 12:16 PM

Gerald "Jerry" Hobson
Ocean View Cemetery, Garvin Goble
Thanks for the great photo of Capt. Goble's marker. I appreciate your help. While there, did you happen to spot any other nearby Goble markers? I'm looking for his spouse, Margaret, but don't have a death date for her.

Added by Gerald "Jerry" Hobson on Jul 11, 2009 11:47 AM

Clarence K Newitt
Thanks for the photo. It is greatly appreciated.

Added by nbdodge on May 14, 2009 12:10 PM

Pamela Fowler Sweeney
Agnes Sweeney
Hello Colleen,

Thank you so much for taking the photograph of Agnes Sweeney's resting place. Your kindness is very much appreciated.

Art and Pam

Added by Pamela Fowler Sweeney on May 14, 2009 10:32 AM

Desert Wind
Charles Brocksome - Concordia - El Paso, TX
Hi Colleen-Yes, you are correct, Charles did not have a headstone. Locating this burial location took me 2 weeks, 5 trips to this section, about 400 photos of surrounding markers (all those in the background) and about 10 hours poring over the cemetery ledgers to create a section map to figure out where the heck Lot 12 was. This is a very difficult cemetery for most Find A Grave volunteers. Many markers at this cemetery no longer exist, so Charles is not alone. Best wishes---Laurel

Added by Desert Wind on Mar 27, 2009 4:49 PM

Barbara Anne (Brownell) Potter
Humboldt County
You are a lucky woman. I miss Humboldt so much. I lived in McKinleyville before it got so big. I am now in Utah but I try to get back to the beaches and Samoa Cookhouse at least once each year. :)

Added by Barbara Anne (Brownell) P... on Feb 09, 2009 2:40 PM

Clara SoRelle Perry

Added by Clara SoRelle Perry on Jan 07, 2009 10:15 PM

Orem City
No problem. The snow didn't start until after I had taken the pictures. I'm glad to help.

Added by KStauffer on Jan 05, 2009 2:22 PM

Ann Gilmore
Earl & Cleora Campbell
Thank you for taking the time regarding photos of stones for my great uncle & aunt! - Ann Gilmore

Added by Ann Gilmore on Nov 28, 2008 3:07 PM

Connie Jean
I ran across your profile & just wanted to say hi & may God always bless you & your precious family! Connie

Added by Connie Jean on May 29, 2008 11:40 AM

Thank you...I am in the process of creating a memorial for her.I dont know much about her and have been doing some research.Thanks to your picture now I know where her final resting place is...Thank you....!!!!!!

Added by MJ on Apr 01, 2008 8:06 PM


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