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macklin (#47294290)
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German-Irish Lady
Little Grove Cemetery
By the way, I have sent messages to find a grave and have not heard anything from them, but have been told it can take months for them to get back to me.

Added by German-Irish Lady on Apr 27, 2015 7:43 PM

German-Irish Lady
Little Grove Cemetery
I have no idea what happened. I just went to enter a little more info on my family and found that they had changed the cemetery from Walnut Hill, Jefferson County, IL to Jefferson City, Jefferson County, IL. I have deleted my info for this cemetery, because I am not one to purposedly enter bad info and have people going to the wrong places to check things out. I thought since I entered the original info, for it to be changed I would have to change it, but I guess not since the info for the whole cemetery was changed without my knowledge. There is also a Little Grove Cemetery listed in Walnut Hill, Marion County, Il but none of that info is mine, but it is the same cemetery. The north/south dividing line for Walnut Hill is Walnut Hill Road. The south side of Walnut Hill (where the cemetery is) is in Jefferson County, and the north side of Walnut hill is in Marion County. I also checked with the Post Office and also the county and was told there is no Jefferson City in Jefferson or Marion County, in IL.
This is not the only town in IL that is in two or more counties and when people enter the info, they don't find out what county they are talking about. This is the first time my info has been changed without me changing it and it is very frustrating with all the work I have done.

Added by German-Irish Lady on Apr 27, 2015 7:40 PM

German-Irish Lady
Cemetery didn't just get up and move
To: Find A Grave users
Yesterday, I went to look up and add family on Find A Grave, in Little Grove Cemetery in Walnut Hill, Jefferson County, Illinois. On find a grave, this cemetery has some how been newly removed, from Walnut Hill, Jefferson County, Illinois to Jefferson City, Jefferson County, Illinois. I have a lot of family buried in this cemetery and as of yesterday, it is still located where it has always been, in Walnut Hill, Jefferson County, Illinois.
I have been on Find A Grave for over 10 years, and this is ridiculous that this has happened. When I discovered this error, I checked with others that have family buried there and they checked it out also and everyone feels that there must be someone there changing things at the site itself for this to have happened.
Please check on this and get it straightened out. The changes that are going on at Find A Grave are not helping people, just confusing them.

German-Irish Lady

Added by German-Irish Lady on Apr 20, 2015 3:12 PM

BjJ
RE: Mary Copple Bayly
oops, I don't have my e-mail posted, so just send me a note on the memorial number I gave you.

Added by BjJ on Mar 29, 2015 7:26 PM

BjJ
RE: Mary Copple Bayly
I found her maiden name based on the obit of one of her daughters, Nora. On a lark, I searched the archived newspaper files and found a very interesting article regarding her unusual death. It does state her mother's name as Mrs. Riley Copple. I saved the article as a PDF file for you but you will need to contact me and give me your e-mail so that I can send it to you. You can send it to me on the Edit tab of her daughter, memorial #63085581, or my e-mail is on my bio page.

Added by BjJ on Mar 29, 2015 7:25 PM

Peggy Hetlage
Oscar Bonner
Hi, I'm related to Oscar Fitzallen Bonner. I don't know how closely you are related, but as I reviewed this memorial, his headstone says born in 1875, but his WWI draft application says 1877.

I've tried for years to get a copy of his birth certificate, as I am very curious why he was born so much later than his siblings. (always wondered if he was really the son of one of his listed sisters instead...) If you by any chance have a copy of that, I would be SOO grateful!

Peggy Hetlage

Added by Peggy Hetlage on Jan 10, 2015 12:24 PM

Peggy Hetlage
Oscar Bonner
Hi, I'm related to Oscar Fitzallen Bonner. I don't know how closely you are related, but as I reviewed this memorial, his headstone says born in 1875, but his WWI draft application says 1877.

I've tried for years to get a copy of his birth certificate, as I am very curious why he was born so much later than his siblings. (always wondered if he was really the son of one of his listed sisters instead...) If you by any chance have a copy of that, I would be SOO grateful!

Peggy Hetlage

Added by Peggy Hetlage on Jan 10, 2015 12:18 PM

Wm
Inquiry- Jane Jackson Williams
Greetings,

I have come across this memorial for Jane Jackson Williams, indeed, quite a few times, and after cross-referencing, via Kentucky census records (1850), Miss Jackson-Williams, is my ancestor grandmother.

I have sought information on Jane and her family, but to little success. I did notice that thankfully you have provided the name of her parents, "Jane Jackson Williams was the d/o Reuben and Lydia Jackson. The Jackson family moved to Green Co., KY in the early 1800's."

I have been trying to compile as much information on Jane's parents/life/family, etc, and I was wondering if you would have the material-documents providing who Jane's parents are, anything would greatly suffice! I inquire because naturally I want to be sure that my data coincide with the names I researched, which is basically scant information. Yes, I'm a confused descendant.

I appreciate all the work you have done in providing names with faces and connecting many people to their pasts, for this I am grateful.

Also, per Ancestry.com, at least when I was a member, I noticed a few times that the Jackson name is tied in with the Lile family name. As Jane Jackson Williams and Lydia Jackson Lile, were sisters. Is there a way that these two family members could be connected on Findagrave?

Also, David Spencer Williams (Find A Grave Memorial# 75117822) is the son of Jane Jackson Williams.

I apologize for any inconvenience and hope to hear back. Again, any info regarding Jane Jackson Williams would be most grateful, namely her parents. If not, would you be able to point me in a direction of where to begin to scratch the surface.

In kind appreciation,
Wm


[Jane Jackson Williams Find A Grave Memorial# 86731791.]

Added by Wm on Dec 03, 2014 2:46 AM

Stephen Simmons
Find A Grave Memorial# 67420057
was wondering if this Elizabeth Bridgewater was sister to Margaret Evans Bridgewater and Louvisa Jane Bridgewater daughters of Andrew M or J Bridgewater Sr. and how she was a half sister to Sarah Thomas Sprague am trying to put together my bridgewater roots am related thru my gmother she was bessie e. moye coleman her father was andrew j. moye, his father was Joseph e. moye married to Louvisa Jane Bridgewater.
thanks for any help on this info
steve simmons

Added by Stephen Simmons on Dec 02, 2014 6:09 AM

German-Irish Lady
RE: Copple, Breeze, Fouts, Bateman Foutch
Ok. Just thought I'd offer and see if you wanted me to.I like to let people know that I don't mind the transfer if that's what they would like.

German-Irish Lady (Sheila Schilling)

Added by German-Irish Lady on Oct 04, 2014 10:49 AM

German-Irish Lady
Copple, Breeze, Fouts, Bateman Foutch
Since these are all "very distant" side families of my husbands family, I was wondering if you would like for me to transfer the memorial for these names that I have over to you, that way you can add any info to the memorials that I didn't have. If you would like me to, let me know and I will get busy on it.
German-Irish Lady

Added by German-Irish Lady on Oct 02, 2014 11:00 AM

German-Irish Lady
RE: Virginia Alice Foutch
Thanks for letting me know, I will be sure to check the site out. I have been a little lax lately.

Added by German-Irish Lady on Oct 01, 2014 11:21 AM

German-Irish Lady
RE: Virginia Alice Foutch
I had an inner ear infection and wasn't feeling well at the time or I would have probably taken up her whole day. lol.
I had been over to a dr. in Mt. Vernon and on the way back I told my husband we really needed to stop by Little Grove Cemetery to check out our gravesite & monument (We do that from time to time).
The lady came up on her 4 wheeled scooter, and started talking to me (Her last name was Breeze) and told me she doesn't live around here, but she was related to most of the cemetery in one way or another through Copples, Fouts, Foutches, Deadmonds, and she mentioned several others also but I forgot.
She began telling me about different ones buried there so I grabbed some sticky notes that I carry in the car and started trying to write it down.
When she pulled out this big ringed notebook with info on who was buried where, from a large basket she had on the scooter she laughed & told me she needed the scooter because she couldn't carry the book around with her and she never goes anywhere with out it. She even showed us she has a small trailer on the back of her car for the scooter (my husband said she had Nevada plates on her car).
On the way home, my husband said I thought you were silly for wanting to stop by the cemetery when you were having problems with your balance and not feeling well, and he laughed and said that lady is really a dedicated genealogist.
One time someone asked me, "Don't you get spooked going to the cemeteries to do this. Aren't you scared?" I just laughed and said "Heck no, what's to be scared of? In fact, tht's the only place I can go and say what I want and no one argues with me." That you would enjoy a laugh out of that.

Later,
German-Irish Lady

Added by German-Irish Lady on Sep 30, 2014 10:52 AM

German-Irish Lady
Virginia Alice Foutch
Wendy,

A lady on one of those handicapped scooters (have to get me one of those) that was visiting gravesites at the cemeterys last Wednesday told me this info, so I quickly jotted it down havenít yet checked it all out, (she was just telling me about different ones buried there) but you have much of the same info. The info I am sharing with you now, is what I had, and the rest she gave me, from the large book she was carrying around with her that showed what people were buried where.

Virginia Alice Foutch #65182394, married (#1) David F. Black Copple #65182333 on December 26, 1882 in Marion County, IL. She later married (#2) to Omer P. Patton #33937024.

David F. Black Copple married (1) Hannah Indiana Grubb November 26, 1865 in Marion County, IL. He later married Virginia Alice Foutch on December 26, 1882 in Marion County, IL

Hannah Indiana Grubb married (1) Eli Sylvester Copple on July 20, 18, Marion County, IL. She later married (2) David F. Black Copple on November 26, 1865.

Omer P. Patton # 33937024 married Alice Copple on August 15, 1912 in Marion County, IL. I donít have a marriage date for Omer Patton and Virginia Alice Foutch. This lady had the idea that Virginia Alice Foutch and Alice Copple may be one & the same. Her thought was not too many men marry a woman with the same first name as a previous wife and Alice was born the same year as Virginia and by the time she married Omer Patton, she would have already been married to David F. Black Copple so her last name would have been Copple.

Yes, the old timers listed by their middle names are enough to make you tear your hair out, especially on their headstone I faced this with my husbands family, there were so many in the family with the same name that some went by their initials, others went by their middle names, and some went by nick names and that is the way they are listed on headstones and legal papers. Sure makes it tough sometimes when trying to check things out.

German-Irish Lady

Added by German-Irish Lady on Sep 29, 2014 2:54 PM

Jael McClure Robitaille
RE: Rev. Shipley @ Little Grove
Hi Wendy, the main person in this story is Jane Gaston (middle name) Breeze. She is born in 1837. Then she marries Samuel M. Lanham (whom I don't know anything about his past) in Jan 1, 1987. He is killed in the civil war - I only have record of 2 children Rhoda and Richard, Samuel dies 1864. Jane now marries Hugh McCracken Shipley on the 4th of March, 1866. She gets pregnant right away with baby Hugh Jr. but her husband dies on the 22n of Oct of 1866 and baby Hugh Jr is born in Dec. Both husbands are buried? So Jane goes on to marry James Henry Best and they have my great grandpa Benjamin A. Best! Yeay!

Added by Jael McClure Robitaille on Sep 26, 2014 10:22 AM

Ann Bershaw
martha jane taylor
Martha Jane Taylor is my great great grandmother. She was the daughter of James Wylie Taylor, b. May 13 1805 in Georgia, d. Dec 31 1874 in Washington County, IL. Her mother is unknown. James Wylie Taylor was the son of William Taylor and Abigail Renfro. I have no documentation for his parentage.

Ann Wayman Bershaw

Added by Ann Bershaw on Jul 17, 2014 7:00 PM

Micki Donnelly
Oscar & Grace Bonner
Hi: I found funeral cards on Oscar and Grace Bonner in my grandmother's things. I also have a photo of Robert Jean Bonner which looks like a senior photo. I am trying to determine how they are related to my family. My father and my mother's brother are casket bearers at Grace's service. They may be related through the Parks family. I will try to look through my Parks material and see if I find them.

Best wishes,
Micki

Added by Micki Donnelly on Jul 14, 2014 5:26 PM

Kathleen Hill
Ethinda Rieff Breeze Find A Grave Memorial# 55856414
Dear Sir,
Since you are researching the Breeze family, I would like to make 2 requests and ask a question re:
Ethinda Rieff Breeze, 2nd wife of John Breeze,
Jefferson Co. IL Marriage Record state they married April 1, 1841.

1. Request Ė if you know of a Find A Grave memorial for THIS John Breeze, would you please LINK Ethinda to him.

2. Request Ė Would you please add a comment to her BIO?

"Daughter of Henry Rieff and Catherine Sick. Born Wilson County, Tennessee.
Married April 1, 1841 in Jefferson Co., IL"

3. Do you know if Ethinda and John had any children before her untimely death?

Just FYI Comments: Ethinda is mentioned by name in her father's 1824 Will, filed in Wilson Co., TN. After his death, her mother Catherine moved to Jefferson Co. IL with those of her children who were still minors.
Ethinda was the 10th of 12 children born to Henry and Catherine.
(I can send you an abstract of Henry Rieff's Will to prove Ethinda was his daughter, let me know)
Two of Ethinda's sisters married into my Hill family.

Thank you very much for you time and consideration of my requests and questions.
Sincerely,
Kathleen Hill
Find A Grave Member # 47034318

Added by Kathleen Hill on Jun 14, 2014 5:51 PM

Steph T
RE: Kramlich Family
I was happy to get the Kramlich's added - George was my husband's Great-Grandfather (we are Thorntons) and Mildred was Rodney's grandmother. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the photo of George you added to the memorial - thanks for sharing that! If there are family members down here in the Perry/Randolph/Washington County area I can help photograph just give me a shout!
Stephanie (Ehlers) Thornton

Added by Steph T on May 25, 2014 7:49 PM

Steph T
RE: Kramlich Family
I was happy to get the Kramlich's added - George was my husband's Great-Grandfather (we are Thorntons) and Mildred was Rodney's grandmother. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the photo of George you added to the memorial - thanks for sharing that! If there are family members down here in the Perry/Randolph/Washington County area I can help photograph just give me a shout!
Stephanie (Ehlers) Thornton

Added by Steph T on May 25, 2014 7:49 PM

German-Irish Lady
Elizabeth "Biddy" Copple Garren memorial.
Sorry, hit the wrong key on the previous message to you . Thanks Wendy for the info on Elizabeth "Biddy" Copple Garren b. 1815, memorial # 10650129 the 1st wife of Alexander Garren. Have accepted the info you sent and it is now in the memorial.
German-Irish Lady

Added by German-Irish Lady on Apr 28, 2014 12:56 PM

German-Irish Lady
Elizabeth "Biddy" Copple Garren

Added by German-Irish Lady on Apr 28, 2014 12:46 PM

Ron Merrel
Bryan Piercy Memorial# 87254858
I would like to use your photo in my tree. See my other post to you.
Thanks
Ron Merrel

Added by Ron Merrel on Apr 19, 2014 8:13 PM

Ron Merrel
your photos
Macklin, I agree with you that genealogy should be free, but sites like ancestry helps people connect to their relatives as well as their ancestors. In saying this I will always try and contact the person who took the pictures to ask permission, and give them full credit. Example You, "Photo provided by macklin, Find A Grave member #47294290". I wish everyone did this.
Thanks for listening
Ron Merrel

Added by Ron Merrel on Apr 19, 2014 7:26 PM

Larry & Susan M.
Helen Cooksey
Thanks for catching the error. I had mistakenly entered her date of marriage where I should have entered her date of birth, but I have now corrected it.
Susan

Added by Larry & Susan M. on Apr 19, 2014 1:48 PM

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