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macklin (#47294290)
 member for 9 years, 10 months, 13 days
Inquiry- Jane Jackson Williams

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, 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,

[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.

German-Irish Lady

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

German-Irish Lady
Virginia Alice Foutch

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 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 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,

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.
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.
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.

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

German-Irish Lady
RE: Common Sense!!
No, I won't let that drive me away, there are too many nice and pleasant people out there .
I just felt after seeing so many others raked over the coals when they were just trying to help that I was going to take the chance and say something.
Enough said about that, now lets get back to our original plan to hunt and search for our evasive relatives
Thanks for the help.
German-Irish Lady

Added by German-Irish Lady on Mar 30, 2014 10:29 AM

German-Irish Lady
Common Sense!!
I am leaving this message on other peoples message centers in hopes that after reading it, they will think how they may affect others.
Thanks to all of you for the help!!

I would like to voice my opinion on something. Over the years on find a grave, I have noticed some very unfriendly messages from one person to another and there is no reason for it. If you feel someone else has entered something wrong or not matching yours, you don't have to be nasty about it, which seems to be some peoples attitude. I agree that factual is important, but everyone makes a mistake from time to time and who knows, maybe by some chance the information that YOU have worked so hard on getting, turns out to have a few glitches . NO ONE IS PERFECT! I don't have to try to outdo others at listing people or beating others to the punch when it comes to adding names to the lists. Info should be exchanged between people on a friendly basis and there should be no hard feeling on doing so, on either side, if other people's feelings are considered. I feel very lucky to have connected with some very nice and helpful people on Find A Grave an I also try to be helpful to others. Remember people this site is FREE and "VERY HELPFUL!

German-Irish Lady

Added by German-Irish Lady on Mar 27, 2014 1:21 PM

Kaye Harkins McClintock
Barrett's & Gill's +
Thank you very much for all the additions, corrections and connections to these people, macklin! it is truly appreciated! Kaye #47734417

Added by Kaye Harkins McClintock on Mar 20, 2014 8:49 PM

German-Irish Lady
Breeze & Copple Obits from today
Sending you a Breeze & Copple obit from today's WJBD Radio today :

Rev Gale Breeze 3/8/2014
Rev. Gale Breeze, age 72, of Bluford, Illinois passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at his home in Bluford with his family by his side. Reverend Breeze was a farmer, a minister and was a member of Harmony Missionary Baptist Church. His passion in life was witnessing to others and teaching about the Bible.

Funeral Service for Gale Breeze will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Harmony Missionary Baptist Church in Harmony, Illinois with Brother Alan Smith presiding. Visitation will be from 5 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, March 7, 2014 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Interment at Harmony Cemetery in Harmony, Illinois. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the, Southern Harmony Cemetery Association or to Angels Cove Maternity Center or to Hospice of the Good Samaritan and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit for further information and to send condolences.

Gale Breeze is survived by his wife Shirley Breeze of Bluford, Illinois; 2 sons - Brian Breeze and wife Linda of Bluford, Illinois; Calvin Breeze of Bluford, Illinois; a daughter - Robin Keele and husband Todd of Mount Vernon, Illinois; 4 grandchildren - Candace Meyers and husband Andrew of Mount Vernon, Illinois; Joshua Keele and wife Caitlin of Mount Vernon, Illinois; Luke Breeze of Bluford, Illinois and Matthew Breeze of Bluford, Illinois; 2 great grandsons - Kaleb and Kayden Keele; 2 brothers - Ronald Breeze of Wayne City, Illinois; Dean Breeze and wife Louise of Boylston, Illinois; 2 sisters - Betty Albright of Mount Vernon, Illinois; Joyce Porter of Mount Vernon, Illinois; several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

Gale Breeze was born on Monday, August 11, 1941 to Lester W. and Meda (Miller) Breeze in Bluford, Illinois. He married Shirley Latta on March 10, 1962 at Harmony Missionary Baptist Church in Harmony, Illinois. His parents, four brothers: Clifford, Rev. Oran, Rev. Donald and John D. Breeze and one sister: Opal Blake preceded him in death.

Ellen Kay Copple - 3/7/2014

Ellen Kay Copple, age 62, of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and formerly of Dix, Illinois, died at 10:14 a.m. Friday, February 28th, 2014, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville. She graduated from Mt. Vernon Township High School, and was a member of Central Christian Church and attended Heartstone Sunday School and Church in Elkton, Kentucky. She always enjoyed Sunday School and Church Services, loved people, and enjoyed visiting with friends. She also enjoyed swimming.

Funeral Services for Ellen Kay Copple will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2014, at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix, with J. Howard Kraps officiating. Burial will follow at Little Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, March 7th, 2014, at Osborn Funeral Home, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.. Memorials may be made to Little Grove Cemetery and will be accepted at the service, or by mail at Osborn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 130, Dix, Illinois 62830. Online obituary information and condolences may be found at

Ellen Kay Copple is survived by her mother, Roberta Copple of Hopkinsville, Kentucky; one brother, Wayne Copple and wife Shirley of Winchester, Virginia; and several Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.

Ellen Kay Copple was born on November 22, 1951, in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, the daughter of Kenneth E. and Roberta (Smith) Copple. She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth E. Copple, and one brother, Bradley Kent Copple.

Added by German-Irish Lady on Mar 06, 2014 2:35 PM

German-Irish Lady
RE: Hanna Indiana Grubb
Not a problem. We go to Little Grove quite a bit as that is where we are to be buried and also several of my husband's family. His family buried there are Schilling, Malcome, Malcolm, Malcom, and Garren.

On Bateman, I have info on Samuel Otis Garren b. 1868 married 10/5/1892 to Lida Drucella Bateman b. 1873 and also married to Della Warren. (no dates) . Lida Bateman's Parents were: John William Bateman and Martha Jane White.

I also have an Austin Patton married to an Elizabeth Ann Bateman no dates at this time. Are they by chance in your database?

If I can be of further help don't hesitate to ask. I know there are Copple's all over in Jefferson, Marion, Clinton and Washington counties in IL.


Added by German-Irish Lady on Mar 06, 2014 11:30 AM

Kaye Harkins McClintock
RE: Barretts at Ebenezer
I don't know if I thanked you or not for the connections of the Barrett's, so thanking you now! Thank you for all you do on here! Kaye

Added by Kaye Harkins McClintock on Mar 05, 2014 8:44 PM

German-Irish Lady
Hanna Indiana Grubb
I just noticed more info on Hanna after I hit the send button so wanted in include it also.
Hanna Indiana Grubb was also married to Eli Sylvester Copple (b. 1837 Orange Co., Indiana d. 9/16/1864 in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN.)
on July 20, 1860 in Marion County, Illinois.

I didn't do a lot more research on any of the three them, since they were not my husband's direct Line.

German-Irish Lady

Added by German-Irish Lady on Mar 02, 2014 2:31 PM


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