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Colleen Coey Weis (#48144283)
 member for 2 years, 11 months, 26 days
Michael Moore
Robert Young (wife of Elizabeth McMichael)
Hello Colleen:

There is an incongruity with the memorial for Robert Young (wife of Elizabeth McMichael) - that is memorial 124131228.

There is a large Young family stone commemorating his wife that has Robert's name engraved on it, with a significantly different birth and death date than what you have in your memorial.

There are two stones for a 'Robert Young' in this cemetery.


Added by Michael Moore on May 26, 2016 4:54 PM

Michael Moore
New Trineer / Trinneer stones at Calumet
Hi Colleen:

I photographed a large number of stones at Calumet two weeks ago. Amongst them were some new Trineer / Trinneer stones, I think you follow that family so I have transferred them over to you.

You will also see edits that add death dates to people who have died since the transcription you worked from was compiled.


Added by Michael Moore on May 24, 2016 5:02 PM

Michael Moore
St. Mary's Cemetery, Avoca
Hi Coleen:

FYI I visited St. Mary's cemetery last week and photographed all the stones there. I am in the process of uploading all the pictures at this time, hence, you might see a lot of edits for that cemetery.


Added by Michael Moore on May 20, 2016 9:55 PM

Roger Kee
RE: matthew Kee
Lets wait, for do not know as yet if they are my side.
Thanks Colleen

Added by Roger Kee on May 04, 2016 5:12 PM

Roger Kee
RE: matthew Kee
Thanks Colleen

I sent an email to the church and they have not responded. I can not find the info on the 3 McKee,s
but some of ours retained that name. can you forward that to me, I would apprciate it

Added by Roger Kee on May 04, 2016 12:25 PM

Roger Kee
matthew Kee
Hi Colleen,
> I am interested in the Find A Grave Memorial#
> 158011035 that you added.
> I have a GGGGrandfather from that neck of the woods. Did you
> take a picture
> of the tablet? and were there other Kee's interned there?
> Please let me know. Most of my family came to Canada from
> that area, so am just
> digging a little more.I live in the Seattle area,
> transplanted from Alberta
> Hope tp hear from you soon
> Norman Kee

Added by Roger Kee on May 02, 2016 7:49 PM

Sharon Rudd
John Porter
Hi Colleen,

I have just noticed you transferred my 7th Great Grandfather, John Porter's memorial into my care.


Regards Sharon

Added by Sharon Rudd on Mar 15, 2016 7:06 PM

Donna McGee Jones
Michael and Sarah Magee
I somehow managed to find their find a grave info just now. I am not familiar with this site so I hope it is OK to contact you.
Michael & Sarah Magee and daughter Annie Magee Ryan are buried in Saint Mary's Church Cemetery, Newry, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland. Also Ann Magee wife to Francis Magee are also buried in the same cemetery.

I am hoping that Michael and Sarah are the parents of my great grandfather, Corneilias Michael Magee, born 1831 in Antrim. I am also hoping that Ann and Francis Magee are the parents to Michael Magee. Do you have any further information on this group of Magees? I think Michael's wife is Sarah Katley. This is the very first info beyond my g-grandfather I have ever found. None of my extended family cousins have ever known about the family in Ireland. Any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated. Best of wishes, Donna McGee Jones

Added by Donna McGee Jones on Mar 13, 2016 4:17 PM

Michael Moore
Old Rivington Cemetery Location
Hi Colleen:

I'm trying to find the exact location of Rivington Cemetery so that I can visit it and take photos in a few months.

I note that you have taken a number of photos there and done a lot of documentation of that cemetery.

Can you tell me exactly where it is, for example, a latitude/longitude so I can look it up on Google Earth?

Here's a link to the Find A Grave main page for Rivington Cemetery:

Best regards,

Added by Michael Moore on Feb 26, 2016 12:10 PM

Michael Moore
RE: St. Matthew's Church
Hi Colleen:

With respect to Thomas William Crawford and the name of the church that he was baptised at - the story is a bit confusing, but hopefully this will explain it.

I use two different sources for digging up church records. One is the Drouin Collection that ties into (the source of the 'shaky leaves' hints on FTM), and the other is the website run by the Latter Day Saints. Although both sites have microfilmed the same original document collections, the contents of the two sites differ in the following ways:

1) The microfilm images are much clearer and easier to read than the images. I suspect that the LDS actually re-imaged all of documents themselves at some time in the past.

2) Both sites suffer from the occasional error in cataloging (attributing) the images to the correct church. For example, sometimes attributes images from Argenteuil to 'Nicolet, Quebec', which is hundreds of miles up the river near Quebec City. sometimes uses unfamiliar church names, likely taken from the first page of each record book.

You can access the record of Thomas William Crawford's baptism at here (note that all archives are free and do not require registration or subscription):

As for church names, the 'Church of England' in Canada changed their name to the 'Anglican Church' in the early part of the 20th century, in response to a growing sense of Canadian independence from the colonial power. But, if you Google the word 'Anglican', you will get a smile... it basically means 'English'.


Added by Michael Moore on Jan 02, 2016 5:58 PM

Debe Wilson
FAG #127663499
I have found the biological mother's name for Elizabeth and brother Robert. He was the first wife of Samson Arthurs. Her name was Catherine Pettigrew. I found the baptismal record for Robert on
I am sure there are others who would appreciate her name.
D. Wilson

Added by Debe Wilson on Dec 24, 2015 6:00 PM

RE: St. Patrick's - Gravestone Photos
Thank you. I took the pictures when I was there researching my wife's family a couple of years ago. Thought I should put up the pictures I had taken and the new Upload photo tool worked very well.


Added by ColinC on Nov 13, 2015 10:05 PM

Lisa Poulin St-Jean
RE: Provencal Edits
Hi Colleen,
You're very welcome! Btw, I'm thinking of taking a little road trip to Shaw's Cemetery in Harrington this week. If I can find it, I'll try to get the photo that you wanted of Rachel Gauley's headstone. Have a good one...Lisa

Added by Lisa Poulin St-Jean on Oct 19, 2015 12:16 PM

RE: Jessie G. Bothwell
Hi Colleen,

You are welcome. My wife is looking at death notices in the course of her research and then I pick out notices that might be of interest for memorials which are already in find-a-grave.

Best luck in your research.

Added by Alfhard on Sep 22, 2015 7:26 PM

Sarah Quinn
RE: Shamrock Token
You are very welcome for the token. Thank you for remembering the Quinns. Best to you from Sarah.

Added by Sarah Quinn on Aug 21, 2015 8:57 AM

Coey graves
Colleen, How silly of me. I can't transfer the photos. I think I probably knew that, but forgot. Sorry, but do with them what you wish as they are your family. Lynn

Added by MLW on Aug 20, 2015 8:56 AM

RE: COEY Grave Photos
Happy to do so and will get to it today. Lynn

Added by MLW on Aug 20, 2015 8:45 AM

RE: COEY Grave Photos
You are more than welcome, Colleen. Would you like the graves transferred to you? I just live in the area. They are not related to me. Lynn

Added by MLW on Aug 18, 2015 8:13 AM

Brent Miller
RE: Alex Fraser Grave Photo
Hello Colleen, You are quite welcome. The photos were originally taken/shared by ddlabrue; I simply passed them along. You may already be aware from your own research, but just in case , check into "History of the Counties of Argenteuil, Quebec and Prescot, Ontario, from the Earliest Settlements to the Present" by Cyrus Thomas, publ. 1896, pg. 391. Also, Aberdeenshire, Scotland is traditionally known as Banffshire in old Scottish Gaelic (check Wikipedia for the etymology. Best, Brent

Added by Brent Miller on Jul 14, 2015 7:26 AM

Jane G
RE: Elsie Rose MacTavish Young
I sent you an email.

Added by Jane G on Jul 12, 2015 12:38 PM

Jane G
RE: Elsie Rose MacTavish Young
Hi Colleen....I saw that Elsie is both listed as child and spouse. Since I'm still new at this, I can't figure out how to delete her as a child. I may have to delete the memorial and start over. Good idea?

Added by Jane G on Jul 12, 2015 12:09 PM

Jane G
RE: Elsie Rose MacTavish Young
Hi Colleen...I cannot delete the memorial at Harrington for Elsie and Coral Young, because it was not created by me. It was created by Bcdocwalker.

I am also related to the MacTavish's. My great grandmother was Jane MacTavish m. to John "Jack" Fox. My Aunt Greta Fox m. to John Fox was a Young, daughter of Edward Cecil Young and Mabel Bates. Maybe we are distantly related through marriage. Who knows!!


Added by Jane G on Jul 12, 2015 11:35 AM

Jane G
Elsie Rose MacTavish Young
Hi Colleen....I have a headstone for Elsie MacTavish Young m. to Coral Alexander Young that is in Harrington Protestant Cemetery. Her birthdate is July 14 1916 and death date is Dec. 30 2007. So her death date is the same as what you have for Elsie MacTavish Young in Avoca Cemetery but I don't have a headstone for her there. I also have her husband's obituary which says he's buried in Harrington and he is. Do you think it's possible there could be 2 different Elsie Youngs?


Added by Jane G on Jul 11, 2015 5:42 PM

Michael Moore
RE: Minnie Mott (wife of Walter Kelly)
Hi Colleen:

I am a descendent of the various Moores who settled in the Grenville area in the period 1820 to 1850, but I am not yet sure if I am related to you.

The only Coey I have in my records is Mary Ann Coey (b 01 Apr 1820, d 25 Apr 1901, married Thomas Trinneer), and she is very distantly related to me... FTM describes the relationship as "Mother-in-Law of Brother-in-Law of first cousin of husband of wife of brother-in-law of of brother-in-law of great grandfather of Michael Moore".

Heck, I'm probably more closely related to John the Baptist than I am to Mary Ann Coey. :)

My paternal lineage is as follows:

Myself 1955 -
Richard Errol Moore 1931 - 2003
Walter Robert Moore 1884 - 1948
Charles Moore abt 1840 - 1912
Charles Joseph Moore 1795 - 1879

I spend three days earlier this week riding around all the graveyards in Argenteuil, something I have wanted to do for a long time. I took about 1,500 pictures of tombstones, and will be uploading them all to Find A Grave as time permits. I suspect it will take me several months (at least) to get this done. Let me know which graveyards you would like me to do first, I will be happy to sequence the upload order to suit your interests.

Best regards,


Added by Michael Moore on Jul 08, 2015 10:20 PM

Michael Moore
Minnie Mott (wife of Walter Kelly)
Hi Colleen:

I visited Avoca Cemetery this week and took a lot of tombstone photos. I'll be uploading them to the various individuals over the next few days.

I suggested an edit in the birth year of Minnie (Mott) Kelly, changing it from 1908 to 1904 based on the engraving on the large shiny black stone that shows Walter, Minnie, and their son Harry... then, when I went to edit the next picture in sequence, I saw that it was a grave marker specifically for Minnie, showing a birth year of 1908.

So, sorry about that. I've uploaded both photos to Minnie (Mott) Kelly, I guess we'll have to wait until someone finds a birth or baptismal record before we know what year is correct.


Added by Michael Moore on Jul 08, 2015 12:02 AM


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