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DTQuester (#47130671)
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I do appreciate the transfer of Lura Pickett's memorial to me to manage. Now to get her life story written! Warmly, Helen Murphy

Added by Helen on Aug 07, 2013 4:51 AM

Photo George B Fry
Thank you for adding that photo of my grandfather.I remember being the last person to be able check out that book of the men from Ingham County who was in World War One from the Mason Library many years ago.When I got home and my family and I looked through it very carefully.To my mother and us his grandchildren delight to see this photo of our grandfather and father to my mother.We remember the story that was told how he came about to join.So I do really apprecate see this photo of him on his page.Thank you very very much.

Added by RELIO on Mar 05, 2013 6:58 AM

Donna Schwarzwaelder
RE: looking for Mabee family
Thanks for responding. I have not been successful to date, in finding much info. What I have is a memorial written by the Annual Michigan Methodist Church Minutes, on my great great grandmother, Anna Jane Graham Mabee Ball. Her last husband (David Ogden Ball) was my great great grandfather. What the memorial stated was that she brought her deceased husband Ephraim Mabee and young son Henry back to Dansville from New Jersey to be buried. I now believe that info was probably incorrect, since it would have been 1851, and I am assuming the travel would have been too long transporting the bodies. The other info I have from the same minutes is that a daughter Anna Jane Mabee died from an illness and was buried in Dansville, sometime around 1868 (b. 1841). I know she existed because she was listed in a will of her grandfather.

I did find an Ephraim buried in NJ, wrong age, but next to children with the same parents he had. I am assuming that is probably him, since he died in the same area.

Even though I'm not directly linked to the Mabees, it has brought up questions about Anna Jane's quest.I know some later info on her, and her other daughter from that marriage, and I know where they are buried, but the question of why and how she ended up in Dansville, is wide open for discovery.

Thanks for what little info you sent. Was the plot in one of the Dansville cemeteries? Wish I had more info. If I retrieve more, I will certainly contact you with what I have. Thanks for trying to help. I appreciate it.

Added by Donna Schwarzwaelder on Feb 04, 2013 8:07 AM

You seem to be interested in the Gilliam's buried in Stockbridge Cemetery. Here is a bit more info on the family from my chart 198. This looses all it's format. I can send it and chart 213 which might be of help to you. Please send an email address as I can not leave an attachment here. Thanks. Mary (The chart will help you match people up (link) and also give you dates and info you do not have on findagrave. I am the editor of Gillams Galore newsletter and I collect charts on the surname with researchers and sources. Hope this helps. Mary

P.S. Wallace is linked to Hannah and she can be linked to Thomas. Other children are listed in the cemetery. Mary

b.1807 ca n.mother of Saletiel
b.06 Mar 1839 ca
d.17 Mar 1870
White Oak,Ingham,MI (GDI,MI)
r.1880,White Oak,Ingham,MI b.7 Jan 1816.
n.July A.,15,MI,PA,PA,granddaughter is listed NY
with family d.24 Sep 1856
p.born PA (69 y.5 m)
r.1900-1930,MI,Ingham bu.N.Stockbridge Cem.
b.10 Dec 1841
b.22 Feb 1854 b.30 Apr 1858 MI
MI (igi,P. Thomas/Hannah Monk) d.1919
occ.farmer bu.?ansville Cem.
r.1880 w.p.
m.16 Aug 1884
White Oak, Ingham Co., MI
r.1900-1930,Ingham Co., MI
n.Pete Phelps
n.Larry Mills,2009
d.after 1930
bu.?ansville Cem.
b.07 Feb 1892 b.26 Dec 1892.
m..abt 1919 MI,Midland ??
MI,Ingham, Stockbridge
n. Pete Phelps
d.20 Oct 1926
MI,Washtinaw,Ann Arbor
of birth complications
bu.MI,Ingham,Dansville,Fairview Cemetery,
b.9 Nov 1857
d.7 Feb 1860
(age 2y,3m,8d)
r.1880 w.p.

Added by Mary on Jan 31, 2013 3:37 PM

Jenny Griffin
Horace Kelly & Mary Dean
I was told Mary's grandfather Elias Dean was the son of Daniel DEan & Ann Vanhorn, but I have no proof of this. Daniel was my 5th great grandfather. He died in Livingston Co., MI. Born in Wales. He lived in New York were his children were born, and came to Michigan in the 1830's.

Added by Jenny Griffin on Jan 28, 2013 10:20 PM

Tom Fury
Mary Kelly
I have made the updates you suggested, based on the information you provided it certainly seems like this is the correct person. for one more confirming opinion I'd suggest you contact the person who posted the death certificate, she has put a lot of work into researching the cemetery, and may have additional information. I would also ask that you consider sharing anything you have on Mrs. Kelly with the staff at the Terry Wantz Historical Research Center in Fremont, they will be very interested in any information on the county poor farm cemetery.

While the poor farm lay neglected and forgotten for a very long time, it is now well taken care of by the Medical Care Facility which currently sits on the site. Although the graves remain unmarked, there is a small pond, a walkway, and a lot of activity on the grounds. Although I am no longer in the area, I have a long association with the site, and am pleased that you have taken an interest in one of it's slumbering residents.

Best regards,

Tom Fury
The October Group

Added by Tom Fury on Jan 28, 2013 4:46 PM

Beth in Colorado
Joseph E. Wilcox
If you don't mind, I'm going to get ahold of Doyle Brewer, our Civil War aficianado. Maybe we can verify Joseph's burial, and get him a headstone. Are you ok with that?

Added by Beth in Colorado on Jan 07, 2013 6:02 PM

Donna Schwarzwaelder
RE: looking for Mabee family
Thanks for your response.

Added by Donna Schwarzwaelder on Dec 31, 2012 5:42 PM

Donna Schwarzwaelder
looking for Mabee family
Hi, I am looking for Ephraim and Henry (son) Mabee, buried in Dansville in late 1840's/early 1850's. And a young daughter, probably in her teens, Anna, was buried there 1856 or 1857. They were my great great grandmother's family before she met my side of the family. I cannot find any records for them, other than their marriage date. We have a memorial for my g g grandmother that talks about her bringing her husband and young son to Dansville from the east, to be buried there.

I know the stones may be missing or illegible by now, but if you come across any information, I would getting appreciate the help. Trying to fill in the missing family history pieces!

Thanks. Donna Schwarzwaelder, #48014076

Added by Donna Schwarzwaelder on Dec 31, 2012 2:32 PM

Beth in Colorado
Julia May Orr Wilcox
So, doing a little researching, I found Julia's parents on both and Findagrave.

Father: Joseph Alexander Orr b. 20 August 1851 in Muscatine, Iowa; d. 6 January 1928 in Navarro, Mendecino, California. He is buried with his wife in Colorado. Memorial # 78406820.

Mother: Mary Alice Ferree Orr b. 25 April 1857 in Richmond County, Iowa; d. 8 February 1924 in Yampa, Routt, Colorado. Memorial # 78405794.

I wasn't able to go to Historical Society this weekend, but I'll get there by the end of this week and see if I can't verify all of that via Obituary.

Joseph E. Wilcox is buried in Union Highland Cemetery. Unfortunately, there is no Headstone. I'll go look again, but it's a fairly small section, so should, I repeat SHOULD, have been difficult to overlook. Joseph actually has another Memorial up in Trinida, Memorial # 102809327 . I don't believe this is accurate, though. Again, I'll try the obituary route at our Historical Society this week.

Mary Malina Rouse Wilcox is buried in Trinidad, Colorado. She died in 1911. There is already a request for a photo of her headstone. Memorial # 94748156.

I have pictures of Lewis Almond Wilcox & Julia May Orr Wilcox's headstone on their Memorials, along with their son's headstone, Lynn Isbel Wilcox. It appears he WAS married. Whether or not his wife is still alive, I truly don't know.

I attached all the asaid Folkes where I could.

I'll let you know!

Added by Beth in Colorado on Dec 30, 2012 8:54 PM

Stephen Barneby
Daniel and Catherine Warfle
Would you have any objection to my using your photographs of Daniel (#61079323) and Catherine (#61079561) Warfle's photos in my family tree? They are my 4th great grandparents.

My Find A Grave number is 47157980. You do not own the memorals so I couldn't use the edit feature.

Thanks, Steve Barneby

Added by Stephen Barneby on Dec 28, 2012 11:38 PM

Beth in Colorado
I've made all the changes you've requested on Lewis Almond Wilcox, Julia May Orr Wilcox, and their child, Lynn I. Wilcox.

There's a Joseph Wilcox in Union Highland Cemetery who passed on in 1919. Might he be Lewis' father? If he is Lewis' father, then maybe his mother, Mary Malina Rouse Wilcox remarried.

I happen to be inputting names into the Lakeside Cemetery here in Canon City. There's not a single Wilcox buried in Lakeside.

Rouse is actually a big name here in Canon City. Pioneers I imagine. I'll see if I can't get over to the Historical Society tomorrow. They may not be open due to the holidays, but I'll see what I can do for you. Do you have more dates and names for me? I love doing this type of thing!

Added by Beth in Colorado on Dec 28, 2012 8:45 PM

Judy Hull
John Granger - Fairview Cem.
Thank you very much for the lookup for John Granger at Fairview Cemetery, Ingham County, MI. John Granger is a Veteran of the War of 1812 and will be included in the future book of War of 1812 Veterans buried in Michigan.
Thank you again,

Added by Judy Hull on Dec 17, 2012 10:17 AM

Stephen Barneby
Adelia Lee - Cabot Cemetery
Thanks for the information about Adelia's parents. I have linked her to them.

Added by Stephen Barneby on Dec 12, 2012 10:37 PM

Richard Dana
The Dana's in Cabot
I would like to thank you for your extensive efforts and let you know that I would be very interested in maintaining any and all the Dana's that you are currently maintaining in the Cabot Cemetery. I have extensive information and history on 3 generations of all of the Dana's who descended from those early pioneers Orren and Adeline (Lee) Dana who settled in 1838 in what would soon become Leroy Township and whose graves in Cabot I will maintain from now on.

Orren Dana descended from Richard Dana who settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1640 coming to America from Manchester, England. The story of that epic journey of the Dana family over the centuries is told in a 650 page book entitled "A Michigan Dana Family Ancestry" 2012 by: Richard A.Dana.The book is unpublished, but CD copies are available upon special request.

Thank you for your consideration.

Richard A. Dana

Added by Richard Dana on Dec 12, 2012 7:12 PM

Rosemary Whitehead
George A. Smith
Thanks for your help. I know how names get mixed up, it seems his mother's name is Dunsha rather than Dunstan. I think George's son Clare Fletcher Smith, 1896-1978 is also buried in Fairview. His daughters Mildred Ada Smith Greenaway, 1924-1993, and twin sister Marian Soper, 1924-1970 are buried in Summit, Williamston. I have not found daughter Madge Mae Patterson. George's maternal grandparents, John and Clarissa Dunsha are listed in the Woodlawn, Leslie cemetery book. His paternal grandmother is Eliza Ann Fox Rogers, buried in the same plot at Woodlawn as George's uncle George T. Smith and George's baby brothers Eldon and Marion as well as his parents John B. and Clarissa Smith.Also buried with them is Comfort Bailey (sp. Reiley on one census). Eliza never revealed the father of her is neither Andrew Morris nor William Smith. My father, Paul Smith, was the son of Elmer, son of Charles Henry, son of Eliza Fox Rogers. Yes, Clarissa did remarry, to Charles Fox, whom I believe to be a near relative of Eliza. Clarissa's brother, Daniel Webster Dunsha, seems to be an interesting character, too! Rosie

Added by Rosemary Whitehead on Nov 15, 2012 6:34 PM

Rosemary Whitehead
RE: fairview, Dansville MI
The book was published by the Leslie Historical Society in 1986. They would have copies to look at, and probably the Mason library historical room, though I haven't been there yet. Thanks for your work, I might have more later. Rosie

Added by Rosemary Whitehead on Nov 15, 2012 7:24 AM

Rosemary Whitehead
fairview, Dansville MI
I am new to this. I think the George A Smith, born 1859, died 1928, is a previously unknown member of my family. I believe he is the George Smith referred to on page 41 of Leslie, a Place in Time, 1986.His parents would be John and Clarissa Smith, buried Woodlawn, Leslie. He would be the G. Smith, male, aged 1, on their 1860 census. John B. Smith was brother to Charles Henry Smith, buried Woodlawn, Leslie, and my great-grandfather. John. B. died before 1870, but Clarissa lived much longer. I would like to know who raised George. I have put this in my tree on Hope this helps me and others find some answers. Rosie

Added by Rosemary Whitehead on Nov 12, 2012 7:19 PM

Pat Van Den Berghe
Those Meeches
If you look at the 18954 Michigan, above the Meeches are Enda, Libby and Thomas Bond, and his obit states he was married to Elizabeth Meech, now I am wondering if I have the right family. His death certificate also staes his previous residence was where Elizabeth was born.

Thank you for your help

Added by Pat Van Den Berghe on Nov 10, 2012 9:59 AM

Pat Van Den Berghe
The Meeches
I have linked them to their daughter Elizabeth, she died in California remarried to Robert Southern, she remained in Manchester, NH after the death of her husband and daughter he died in 1910, the daughter in 1908, it appears she left here around 1815-1916, no marriage records for her in NH, this was a second family for Thomas J. Bond, he divorced his first wife.

I cannot find any marriage or birth certificates for them or their daughter Edna Earle Bond, but both Edna and Elizabeth were born in Michgan. Edna in 1886 Elizabeth I think 1853-1855.

All of Thomas Bond's sisters married in to very wealthy families in Manchester, all self made men. They all lived within a block of each other, his neice had an affair that spanned 30 years which started when she was 16, she married and had a daughter 39 weeks from the day of her marriage, and the affair continued. He was an extremely wealthy man and when he was dying she went to see him and was turned away, she expected millions to be left to her but not a dime, she sued the estate calling his wife as her first witness as she knew ab out the affair, it was settled out of court for 1/2 million dollars in 1913. Not bad for a days work!

Thank you for a anything you can offer.

Added by Pat Van Den Berghe on Nov 09, 2012 8:46 PM

Pat Van Den Berghe
oliver Meech and Betsey Meech
Find A Grave # 61414278 and 51414267.

Hi, I am a historian for the Valley Cemetery, the first public Cemetery in Manchester, NH, the first family started being buried in the 20 acres in 1841, but by 1851 it was full, which often takes me to Pine Grove Cemetery. I am working on one of the many Bond families, Thomas Jefferson Bond married Elizabeth Meech around 1880 in either Ingham Co or Ingham, MI her parents were the above. Would you happen to have any info on them? I love what you are doing, I am doing the same for the Valley, slowly uploading 10,000 before some of the stones are too old to read. I understand that Thomas J. Bond, born in 1832, in NH was either a textile mfg or a cotton mfg, the family returned to Manchester around 1890. Thank you for any light you can hopefully shed on the family.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Historian, Valley Cemetery

Added by Pat Van Den Berghe on Nov 07, 2012 9:08 PM

Jennifer Neilson
RE: Photo use
Thank you. Much appreciated. The family buried there is all new to me so your memorials are a great help. If I uncover any obituaries or anything else I will surely share with you. Thank you to all of you in your group who have taken the time to photo all the resting places of so many of my ancestors and countless others. It is so great for someone like me in California to be able to visit a relative in Michigan and leave flowers! Sometimes thank you doesn't seem enough. Just know you are all appreciated greatly!

Added by Jennifer Neilson on Oct 29, 2012 10:55 AM

Megan Heyl
Avery Family
Thanks to everyone at the DTQuester group for their help and assistance with the Avery Family at Dansville. Your attention to details is amazing. Thank You!

Added by Megan Heyl on Oct 27, 2012 9:46 PM

Pamela Fowler Sweeney
Curtis Family in Howard Cemetery
Hi Ladies,

What a great project! I would like to ask permission to copy the photos of the Curtis Family in Howard Cemetery to use in my private family tree.

Thank you, Pam

Added by Pamela Fowler Sweeney on Feb 13, 2012 7:27 PM

Megan Heyl
Happy Holidays
To all of you... a Christmas wish.. and a thank you for finding our family members. Megan

A Genealogist's Christmas Wish

Dear Santa: Don't bring me new dishes,
I don't need a new kind of game.
Genealogists have peculiar wishes
For Christmas I just want a surname.

A new washing machine would be great,
But it's not the desire of my life.
I've just found an ancestor's birth date;
What I need now is the name of his wife.

My heart doesn't yearn for a ring
That would put a real diamond to shame.
What I want is a much cheaper thing;
Please give me Mary's last name.

To see my heart singing with joy,
Don't bring me a real leather suitcase,
Bring me a genealogist's toy;
a surname with dates and a place.

Added by Megan Heyl on Dec 20, 2010 9:05 AM


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