|Terry Magyar (#47053508)|
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Are you a genealogy addict ? Ask me about joining GoClub-Belmont County, a private social networking site where members share info. and photos regarding Belmont Co. genealogy.|
My brother "Skip" and I enjoy genealogy. He's my expert regarding Belmont county, OH. We both take photos of tombstones, especially of family members. Some of the surnames are Bain, Bane, Blaine, Budd, Curtis, Giffen, Giffin, Griffith, Haines, Hepburn, Hinkle, Keyser, Long, Milligan, Pond, Spears, Shahan, and Terrill.
I started using the FAG app on my iPhone to photograph tombstones and simultaneously record their gps location. It's so easy. I enjoy using it.
UPDATE: Skip started a GIFFEN DNA Group.
In addition to Belmont county, OH, we explore Ohio and Brooke counties in WV. I travel between Belmont Co and Columbus, OH. So, I make a few stops along the way, such as Cambridge or Zanesville.
I look for family tombstones across the country and try to link them back to Belmont Co., OH, Ohio Co., WV, and PA.
I have several GIFFEN / GIFFIN family trees at ancestry.com. There's my Giffen family which started with Robert and Mary (Bane) Giffen. Plus a family tree for the Andrew Giffin family. I recently started a Simon Giffin tree.
My ancestry.com tree name is "Terry Magyar"
More recently, I've added family trees for Giffens/Giffins in the following Ohio counties; Athens, Butler, Coshocton, Licking, Miami & Hamilton, and Ross County. Many of these Scotch-Irish lines can be followed back to the late 1700s, in Penn.
I presently live in Franklin Co., OH, but grew up in Belmont Co., OH.
Please contact me (use the EDIT function) if need an item corrected of if you have additional information regarding any of the these families.
I highly recommend the Cumberland Trail Genealogical Society's book "Your Guide to Belmont Co. Cemeteries". ($20 + shipping)
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You may use my photos, however I ask you credit your source, not just for me but for all the findagrave volunteers.
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|Kathleen||RE: Ralph Giffen.|
No problem. Glad I could help.
Added by Kathleen on May 27, 2015 5:17 PM
Hi Terry, yes that is memorable. thanks for looking!
Hi Terry, Abraham's triplet brother Daniel Boone Fry Jr served in Civil War, Company E, 102nd Reg Ohio Infantry and he lived/died in Belmont County, 1880 of typhoid fever. He too might be buried at Wegee..? death record doesn't indicate any burial location. Does he appear on any of your lists perhaps? thanks!
|John Panhorst||Robert Speer|
Thanks for checking this out for me. I was hoping he might be buried with his wife, Catharine Spears.
|genieresearcher||Belmont County website|
Hi again Terry, yes I was member of your wonderful website and now am on the GoClub site too. All I know about his military record is on his memorial 94058305. However you sent a reply to my photo request that you couldn't find him in upper or lower Wegee cemeteries and no record of him at all. You did indicate he may be there with no marker. Should I post a query on the Belmont site perhaps? but I think you had already looked for Abraham. thanks!
|genieresearcher||Abraham Fry at Wegee|
Hi Terry, nice to make a connection with you again. Thanks for looking for Abe. Sure is strange he doesn't appear anywhere and wish he had been recognized with a military stone for his Civil War service. sad. thanks for your efforts!
thank you for the pic ,now have to remember where to add family too
|Genealogy Liz||Belmont cemeteries|
Thanks so much for posting the photos of Belmont tombstones. Your time and effort is greatly appreciated.
|Kevin Finch||RE: Isaac Nelson Griffith|
Hey Terry, sent you an email!
|Richard Bailey||RE: Elizabeth Giffin Morrison|
The beginning of July I'll be heading up to my camp in Woodbury, Vermont just south of Hardwick. I see you have a bunch of requests in for Giffins at Hardwick Center Cemetery. You go along a dirt road, then turn down a farm lane and the small cemetery is between some pastures. I love those old Vermont cemeteries.
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