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Judy Cain Bowser (#47093208)
 member for 7 years, 7 months, 28 days
B. Sumney
RE: Helt
Hey Judy, thanks for getting back to me. Haven’t actually been away for 9 yrs—puttering around off & on for most of that time. As to the Sumney Bible—it’s sitting in a display case I made for it just across the room from me. The grandson of Dr. Frank Foster Sumney passed it on to me about 6 yrs ago after he’d suffered a stroke. The Bible text is in German and printed in Germany in 1720. Unlike later family Bibles, there is no section to record births/deaths, etc. However, within the Bible was a handwritten record by Isaac Sumney, s/o Rev. War patriot, Jacob, listing his birth, that of his wife Maria Turney and the births of all his children. The note is written in German & I had it translated by a professor who specialized in old German writing to make sure we had the correct information. As I recall there was only one correction on the date for one of his daughters. Other than Isaac noting he was the son of Jacob Sumney and another note from Dr. Frank that the Bible had been,” the property of Jacob Sumney a soldier in the revolution”, there isn’t any other family records. I’d be more than happy to forward a transcript of Isaac’s family record if you want to contact me via:

Added by B. Sumney on Sep 23, 2016 8:35 AM

B. Sumney
Flash from the past
Barbi Sumney here--It’s been quite a while since we corresponded re. our mutual roots on the Cain/Bowser/Sumney in Butler County, PA—2007 according to the note in my genealogy program. I haven’t done any family research for several years, but now back on the hunt. Wanted to thank you for posting my Gt Grandmother, Jane Helt Sumney’s memorial.

Added by B. Sumney on Sep 18, 2016 10:46 AM

JoAnne Brown
Maude Webster Wardle
Judy, I didn't know if you got my email. I did look for Maude in Findley Cemetery when I went to Pennsylvania back in July. Her husband Bill is the last in the row and closest to the highway. Next to him is a blank space, but no stone. You may have to contact the cemetery to have them see if she is in that space. I did send you a photo in the email. If you did not receive it, and would like to see it, please let me know.

I am not looking into my DeLong line and I see you have them in your tree as well. I didn't realize. I may be getting with you to ask some questions there.

Good Luck, JoAnne

Added by JoAnne Brown on Sep 09, 2016 10:02 AM

Jenifer Sample
West side Cemetery
I believe I have found the Margaret Patton you were requesting. However, the last name on the stone (which is right next to Thomas Patton) is different. The dates are exact but the name is Margaret M Cocke. If this is indeed her, I can upload the pic..

Added by Jenifer Sample on Aug 28, 2016 12:20 PM

Clinton Anthony
Wow! Thanks so much for the tip! I have a lot of other ancestors too that were in the Revolution, but I didn't know about the 'sons on the Revolution' I'll have to check it out. Thanks!

Added by Clinton Anthony on Aug 20, 2016 4:58 AM

Clinton Anthony
Nathan Fish Ancestor
Hi Judy!

Nathan Fish was my 7th great grandfather. I saw you post on his page that you're also a relative. Thought I would stop by and say 'hello'


Added by Clinton Anthony on Aug 18, 2016 4:40 PM

Photo request for Gabriel Sumney in Washington Cemetery
I am sorry to advise you that there is no marker in Lot 1152 of Section S of the Washington Cemetery for Gabriel Sumney. However, I will use a photo that shows the empty space between two existing markers in Lot 1152 to fulfill your photo request. There will be a descriptive caption with the photo (need to click on the photo to see the caption). If you are not satisfied with the photo, please let me know and I will remove it.

Added by Joe on Jun 30, 2016 8:40 PM

Merle Tomlinson
RE: Jesse Donald Webster
Yes the Tomlinson in wheeling and Moundsville.

Added by Merle Tomlinson on May 13, 2016 6:17 PM

RE: Buchanan brothers
I was very happy to do it. Family always belongs together and it makes it nice for genealogy purposes.

Added by sberghuis on Mar 31, 2016 7:55 AM

Sandra Everett
Thanks for the transfer! I'm working on 'reuniting this family" and this will make it easier!

Added by Sandra Everett on Mar 22, 2016 8:08 PM

Sandra Everett
RE: George Jackson Eagles
That would be great. I'd be more than happy to manage his memorial. Thanks.

Added by Sandra Everett on Mar 19, 2016 4:22 PM

Sandra Everett
George Jackson Eagles
I sent you a biographical sketch of my gg grandfather early last month and now I'm wondering if you received my request. It is dated 8 Feb and went to your msn account. Should I resend it or perhaps paste the bio into the public message area?

Added by Sandra Everett on Mar 18, 2016 4:02 PM

T. Custis
RE: Jesse Perrine
No problem. I have done it to, but when you are using the information for an ancestry tree, it lets you know they don't match! lol
Thanks again.

Added by T. Custis on Mar 16, 2016 5:20 PM

RE: Lawrence J McCandless
Hi Judy, thanks for updating that! I'd be happy to have you transfer that to me if you'd like.

Josiah is actually his first name and Lawrence the middle name, but from what I've found, he most often went by J. Lawrence or just Lawrence McCandless. Even his death certificate has "J. Lawrence" on it.

He is the son of Abner and grandson of John Moore McCandless and Nancy Fish. There sure a lot of McCandless folks out there!

Thanks again for your help.

Added by Ldybg93 on Mar 07, 2016 2:47 PM

RE: Martha Thompson McCall
Hi Judy,
I"m very please to have been able to take the photos for you.
Kindest Regards

Added by mshunter on Feb 25, 2016 5:34 PM

James Goff
Dalzell D. Barris
Thanks for making the links. Not a close relative, but when I do a line I try to see what is here and help make their memorials more complete. Loved what you said on his memorial..."In 1918 you were Ruth Buchanan's secret penpal while you were in the Army during the 1st World War. She never forgot you." Was Ruth your mother by chance?

Added by James Goff on Jan 22, 2016 4:17 PM

D. O.
Evaline Gertrude O'Donnell *
Thank you ever so much for your hard work. Because of your work, I have been able to gain information regarding my husband's Aunt. And, I am pursuing O'Donnell genealogy.

D. O'Donnell

Added by D. O. on Jan 11, 2016 10:10 PM

Joan S.
RE: John Venezia
Hi Judy. I'm sorry that the person I found was not the one you were looking for. I checked the cemetery website and he was the only one by that name there. Happy Holidays! Joan S.

Added by Joan S. on Dec 23, 2015 6:29 AM

Sherlocks Cousin
RE: Nancy Beatty
Welcome for the transfer:) As you originally gave Nancy to me as I thought she was one of my GGM's, it's only right to give her back to you when I found Nancy was not the correct GGM for me.

Added by Sherlocks Cousin on Nov 03, 2015 11:59 AM

F Priam
RE: Baby Grace Moser
Oh My Pleasure! I was thinking the stone date might have been the burial date, thought was that there would have been an autopsy to determine the cause of death, hence the delay in dates, but I may be wrong.

Added by F Priam on Oct 27, 2015 11:06 PM

Cathi Moore
Clair William Dick
Are you related to Clair William Dick? I noticed that you posted his photos on the memorial I created for him.

Added by Cathi Moore on Sep 29, 2015 7:18 AM

wanda nevills
Minor Nevills
HI Judy,
Couldn't not figure out where Minor Nevills and finally found him he would be my 5th great cousin. His father would be my 5th great uncle. Don't know if you would like information on him. Let me know.

Added by wanda nevills on Sep 23, 2015 11:30 AM

Diane McBane
Robb family
Hi Judy.
I posted the picture for Julia Robb..birth year was off by 1.
However there was only a Harry Robb Sr there. Could this be James Henry Robb (Harry)1866-1924 is the years on the stone.
Let me know if you think its the same one & I'll post it.

Diane McBane

Added by Diane McBane on Sep 22, 2015 6:47 PM

wanda nevills
minor nevills
Hi Judy,
I Didn't get this from the cenus. In Ithaca Gratiot co, they have a historical society.
License was dated April 21, 1906
Groom: Minor Nevills 31 yrs old, lived in Alma,michigan Birth place Elm hall. Occupation Coachman.
Father Zebulon Nevills
Mother Mary A. Butcher
Prev. Marr. One
Bride; Estella Porterfield, age 26. lived at Croswell, Michigan; Bride's Birth Farwell, Michigan; Occupation: Dressmaker
Father Samuel Porterfield
Mother Locine DeLong
Prev Marr: No
Marriage Date April 23,1906
Married By; Clarence E. Lapp Minister
Witness#1 Mrs C. E. Lapp RES: Flint, Michigan
Witness#2 Mr Shroder RES: Flint, Michigan
I hope this helps my family that I do genealogy on are the Nevills they lived in all over Gratiot Co, and Montcalm Co.
I hope this helps

Added by wanda nevills on Sep 20, 2015 5:27 PM

RE: James Sterling Glenn
If you look at his death certificate at, you will see that they messed up the date of birth, giving 1 October 1826 as both his date of birth and his date of death. However, they gave his age at death as 82 years, 9 months and 29 days. According to my Ancestral Quest genealogy software, that computes to a birth date of 3 December 1843. (The informant on the death certificate was M. L. Glenn, who I take to be James' son Milton Lowrie Glenn.)
Of course, you can do whatever you like with your record, but I think a death certificate, its flaws notwithstanding, is generally accepted as a fairly reliable source.
Ken C.

Added by KenC on Sep 20, 2015 10:33 AM


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