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macklin (#47294290)
 member for 11 years, 3 months, 17 days
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 if you know of a Find A Grave memorial for THIS John Breeze, would you please LINK Ethinda to him.

2. Request 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

German-Irish Lady
Virginia Alice (Foutch) Copple
Just wanted to exchange info that I have that differs from what you gave me and wanted to see what you think.
Virginia Alice Foutch Copple Memorial# 65182394, (b. December 29, 1862 Jefferson County, IL d. April 15, 1918 IL.) Virginia Alice Foutch I have listed as marrying David F. Black Copple (b. December 1, 1839 Jefferson County, IL. d. February 17, 1911 in Grand Prairie, Jefferson County, Illinois ) on 12/26/1882 in Jefferson County, IL.
I also have him married to Hanna Indiana Grubb (b. October 20, 1841 in Orange County, Indiana d. September 22, 1882 Near Walnut Hill, Illinois ) on 11/25/1865 in Marion County, IL.

All 3 of them are buried in Little Grove Cemetery Walnut Hill, Jefferson County, IL.

German-Irish Lady

Added by German-Irish Lady on Mar 02, 2014 2:14 PM

Valeri Shutt
Eugene Noller
I'm a little confused....According to Find a grave Eugene Noller had a son George W. Noller wife Susie...they had a daughter Bertha and a son George E. According to 1920 Census they had three children....Bertha, Laura & LeRoy E. I did not find george. Can you clarify for me?

Added by Valeri Shutt on Nov 15, 2013 7:58 PM

Julia Helen (Carlton) Jost
Find A Grave Memorial# 25541764

Page updated--thanks~!

Added by RMLeahy on Nov 14, 2013 10:56 PM

Gwen D
Irma Stout
Thank You! for posting Irma Stout's grave photo and location. She was like a grandmother to me and I never knew where she was buried. When I was a kid she'd tell me she was going to be buried above the ground, and now I understand :-)

Added by Gwen D on Nov 12, 2013 12:35 PM

Larry & Susan M.
Frank Gramlick
I linked Frank Gramlick to his parents, but do you have any idea why the last names are different?

Added by Larry & Susan M. on Nov 12, 2013 12:40 AM

John Russell Pierson
Amanda Lile Baird
Amanda C. Lile (1842 - 1920)
5th cousin 2x removed of wife
Alexander Lile (1801 - 1886)
father of Amanda C. Lile
Cellia Slinker (1781 - )
mother of Alexander Lile
Susannah Payne (1762 - 1850)
mother of Cellia Slinker
Joseph Payne (1720 - 1803)
father of Susannah Payne
Barnett Payne ( - 1740)
father of Joseph Payne
Barnabus Payne (1665 - 1742)
father of Barnett Payne
John Payne (1705 - 1770)
son of Barnabus Payne
William Payne (1750 - 1807)
son of John Payne
James Payne (1775 - 1847)
son of William Payne
Nancy W. Payne (1830 - 1880)
daughter of James Payne
William George Russell (1865 - 1938)
son of Nancy W. Payne
Everett Edgar Russell (1893 - 1988)
son of William George Russell
Virginia Ilene Russell (1928 - )
daughter of Everett Edgar Russell
Sadie June Branson (1954 - )
daughter of Virginia Ilene Russell
John Russell Pierson
You are the husband of Sadie June Branson

Added by John Russell Pierson on Nov 07, 2013 9:49 PM

John Russell Pierson
Amanda Beard.
Thanks for the pic!

Added by John Russell Pierson on Nov 07, 2013 5:30 AM

Thomas Edward Pruett
RE: Turners at Little Grove
Thank you that's more than I could have asked for.

Added by Thomas Edward Pruett on Oct 14, 2013 5:58 PM


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